Our favorite restaurants in TriBeCa

Aamanns-Copenhagen Stunning Danish cuisine at13 Laight St. You will fall in love with pickled herring and sweet tomato compote atop the kitchen’s ever-present triangles of rye bread (not recommended for those on romantic date, this dish is breath-killing delight). Aamanns specializes in Danish small plates called smørrebrød and falls inline with the New Nordic cuisine that seems to be popping up all over the city. The room is cavernous but comforting — like a starkly staged Ikea living room — and teaming with stylish food lovers whose geometric haircuts seem to mimic the shapes on their plates.

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Marc Forgione located at 134 Reade St. This cozy brick-walled space tends to attract couples who seem to be on the brink of proposals. But the effect is not based on dim lighting alone. Chef and owner Forgione combines influences of rustic Italian cooking with bits of French technique and slightly Southeast Asian flavors. Order the cooked-under-a-brick chicken, a bird so juicy and sweet that you’ll be forgiven for gnawing on the leftover bones. The pumpkin soufflé — peeking out from atop a ramekin — and gingersnap cookies are also worth sampling before the evening is over.

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Kutsher’s Tribeca  at 186 Franklin St. This “modern Jewish-American” restaurant mixes family recipes (“Mrs. K’s matzo-ball” soup is an almost-sweet dill-flecked consommé) with much more elevated dishes (the gefilte fish is made from wild halibut and free of the traditional jellied exterior). The spacious dining room is flooded with latke-seeking young families and JDaters on the prowl. But it won’t take four questions to answer why this restaurant is constantly packed: the food is comforting and the service is warm.

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The Odeon at 145 W. Broadway. Once home to a glittery 1980s art crowd, the restaurant now caters to those who powder their faces instead of just their noses. But unrepentant partiers can still stave off future hangovers than by cracking through the gruyere ceiling on a bowl of French onion soup and soaking up its wafting steam. Other brasserie staples still deliver — a New York strip steak, dabbed with garlic butter and served with a mound of snappy fries; a grilled trout almondine so delicate and moist you’ll wonder why it’s not copied on every menu in town — but a decent meal could also be fashioned out of a heal of crusty bread and a few olives plucked from the belly of your martini glass.

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Locande Verde at 377 Greenwich St.  It’s De Niro’s world and we’re just living in it. At least, that’s what it can feel like at this celebrity-owned restaurant that perpetually packs in beautiful people. The chef describes the food as “family-style,” which would be true if your mama pinched together small pillows of agnolotti tender enough to sleep on. The crostini menu rotates seasonally and, if you’re lucky, it will feature the decadent truffled-ricotta-and-honey combo. Ignore the breadcrumbs that inevitably shower over your lap and instead soak up the atmosphere.

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Halloween Treats in New York City

When you travel to New York you want to bring back home with you something memorable and unique, something that only New York City has. So we thought, Halloween is very American Holiday and New York offers the best ways to celebrate it and the best treats can be found in the Big Apple as well. We will introduce you to the best of the best chocolate shops in New York that create delicious and cool looking Halloween themed chocolates.

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Our Hotel located in Tribeca and when we have chocolate cravings the only place we go to is TriBeCa Treats, its only one block away from Cosmopolitan and they have really good stuff. Big variety of cupcakes, brownies (to die for), chocolate nutty barks and chocolate covered pretzels, you can purchase majority of their treats individually or in a gift boxes. For Halloween TriBeCa Teats creating colorful frosted and sugar cookies in shapes of ghosts, pumpkin and all other Halloween characters. Very cute and delicious gift idea.

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Li-Lac Chocolates has been satisfying chocolate cravings in the West Village since 1923. This local New York City shop offers chocolates in memorable shapes as well as delicious American treats like turtles and almond bark. They also make Holliday special treats and their selection of Halloween themed items is amazing. You can find there everything from Caramel Apples to white chocolate mummy in a milk chocolate coffin.  It’s just a wonderland of chocolate.

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Jacques Torres Chocolate have multiple locations in the City one of them is in Soho. At Jacques Torres boutiques, you can see chocolate being made, but don’t get so distracted you forget to taste the delicious, moderately priced chocolates. We like their Halloween selection, dark and milk Chocolate Pumpkins , Wicked Hot chocolate and mouth-watering Wicked Pecan Brittle.

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Richart Design in Midtown East Manhattanis French chocolatier well known for creative, high quality chocolates and famous for the beauty of their chocolate creations. Treat yourself with Michel Richart’s latest Halloween creations: some dark Venezuela chocolates filled with an orange and cinnamon ganache, made with cream from Bress or blood orange mini-macaroons. The ideal companions of a Halloween evening, evoking frightening stories and seeking comfort from the finest chocolates bonbons.

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Halloween Attractions in New York City

 

The biggest Halloween event in the City is Village Halloween Parade (http://www.halloween-nyc.com/ . This cultural event stretching more than a mile, with more than sixty thousands costumed participants, dancers, artists and circus performers. This year Village Parade celebrates it’s 41th anniversary.  If you have never seen it before and  happened to be in the city for the Halloween, you should definitely attend it.

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New York City truly is the best host for all the creepy Halloween parties and hunted houses.

One of the oldest and probably most popular once is “Blood Manor” in Soho. (http://bloodmanor.com/). We would recommend it for fans of classic horror. Five thousand square foot labyrinth with seemingly never ending series of rooms, with a different horror setting, from a ghoulish strip club to a butcher shop for humans.

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For those who are not impressed with zombies and vampires “Nightmare” prepared a real-life  horror show (http://hauntedhousenyc.com/). This hunted house is based on scary real-life events and disgusting state on NYC’s subway in the ‘80s, with all its dirtiness, creepiness and freaks. All different sorts of killers leading guests into the creepy lives of murderers, such as Charles Manson, Harrison Graham and Aileen Wuornos. Let us warn you, it might get a little physical in there, so be prepared.

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For something even more extravagant, visit “Blackout”( http://www.theblackoutexperience.com/)  You must sign a waiver agreeing that you understand there will be “extreme horror, adult sexual content, tight spaces, darkness, strobe – lighting effects, strong odors, exposure to water, physical contact and crawling”. And all this craziness you will be experiencing on alone going through the house. It’s one of a kind Halloween experience, but for those with really strong nervous system. Think twice before you go there.

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Exhale, we are done with scary stuff. For a nice kids friendly Halloween we suggest to visit New York Botanical Garden’s Haunted Pumpkin Garden (http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2014/haunted-pumpkin-garden/index.php), where you will see pumpkin sculptures in the shapes of spooky creepy – crawlies. They also have a puppet theater and reptile show for kids. Very pleasant way to celebrate Halloween.

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Happy Halloween, hope you are going to have fun and share pictures with us on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CosmoHotelTribeca.

 

Modern Art on the streets of New York City

We would love to provide you with a guide of the most famous contemporary sculptures in New York City.

New York is famous for it’s contemporary art, for its bold colors and shapes. Where else in the world you will find so many art pieces that are available to the public view 24 hours a day. Anywhere you go in Manhattan you will be exposed to this beautiful and sometimes strange world of modern art.

We will introduce you to a several very well – known contemporary artists.

Isamu Noguchi ‘s “Red Cube”  (1968) located on 140 Broadway, between Liberty and Cedar Streets. The bright red painted steel of Isamu Noguchi’s Red Cube stands out in strong contrast to the blacks, browns, and whites of the buildings and sidewalks around the sculpture. Despite its title, the sculpture is not actually a cube, but instead seems as though it has been stretched along its vertical axis. Through the center of the cube there is a cylindrical hole, revealing an inner surface of gray with evenly-spaced lines moving from one opening of the hole to the other. Looking through this hole, the viewer’s gaze is directed towards the building behind, tying the sculpture and the architecture together.

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Jean Dubuffet’s “Group of Four Trees” (1969-72), located a block away from “Red cube”, is a black and white sculpture standing just in front of the black and white Chase Manhattan Bank building. The similarities between the sculpture and building, however, stop there. The building’s straight lines and evenly-spaced rows of windows stand in contrast to the irregular surfaces of Group of Four Trees. The forms of the trees are made up of a series of varying planes, all white, and connected together by thick black outlines. The trees’ canopies lean in different directions, and the heights of the four trees are all different, making the viewer’s eye move all around the sculpture, following the many lines that are present.

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“Balloon Flower” is a beautiful mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Jeff Koons. The piece is installed in a small plaza outside 7 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Overlooking Ground Zero, the art installation is located in a park bounded by Greenwich Street, Vesey Street and West Broadway. The Balloon Flower consists of seven elements: six large blossom- or balloon-like shapes of various sizes, and one bar that can be taken as a flower stem. They are all aglow in bright red, so that they can see themselves and the world around them reflected. It’s been said that the true appeal of the Balloon Flower is that it attracts people to look at it, and then reflects them back at themselves.

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Arnaldo Pomodoro is an Italian sculptor who has created several bronze sculptures on the theme of “Sphere within Sphere”. The version on exhibit at the United Nations New York, was a gift from the government of Italy. It was presented to the United Nations by Lamberto Dini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy and unveiled on November 21, 1996.

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According the Facebook page for these sculptures “the inner ball represents the Earth and outer ball represents Christianity”. Versions of this sculpture can be seen in the Vatican Museums, Rome; Trinity College, Dublin; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, de Young Museum, San Francisco, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, and the University of California, Berkeley.

“Love” sculpture by Robert Indiana is an iconic pop art piece, on Sixth Avenue in mid-town Manhattan, might be the second most popular sculpture in the city after the Statue of Liberty).   His works were never copyrighted and his LOVE letters have been reproduced in print, on postage stamps (the first Love stamps in 1973) and a piece sold at Christie’s auction house in May for over $200,000. Worth to see it.

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Keith Haring’s untitled sculpture (Figure Balancing On Dog) 1986, is installed at 17 State Street in downtown Manhattan near the New Amsterdam Pavilion. This piece is made of painted steel. Very bright eye catching art piece among greyish buildings of New York City.

Balancing on the dog 17 street manhattanWe would love to bring your attention to Fernando Botero’s art works , there are few of them represented  throughout New York City. Botero’s monumental sculptures are formal masterpieces of composed volume and mass. He has said of his sculpture, “I never give particular traits to my figures. I don’t want them to have personality, but rather that they represent a type that I create. My sculptures do not carry any messages, social or otherwise… what matters for me is the form, the voluptuous surfaces which emphasize the sensuality of my work.”

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What animal is this, it’s a “Moonbird” (1966) by Joan Miro, located on the plaza of the Solow Building on 58th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Moonbird is a vertical and dynamic form with a polished surface that evokes certain primitive figures.

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And the last artist we would like to introduce you to is Tom Otterness. American artist, his style is often described as cartoonish and cheerful, but also political. His sculptures allude to sex, class, money and race. Otterness is perhaps best known to New Yorkers for his 2002 Life Underground installation, which is located in the 14th Street–Eighth Avenue New York City Subway station.[16] It is a sculptural group that consists of over 100 cast-bronze sculptures placed throughout the platforms and stairways of the A, C, E, and L lines of the station.

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Enjoy the art…

Don’t tell anybody, it’s a secret!

Do you think you know New York City?  Special entrances, unmarked doors, underground … sometimes the best spots in New York are completely out of sight!

We will introduce you to the best hidden bars in the Big Apple, just don’t tell anybody, it’s a secret!

Milk & Honey

Only mellow, non-famous folk receive the unlisted address; and all must call ahead to be buzzed in through the surveillance system-equipped door. Bar’s rules – “No name-dropping, no star f-ing,”  “No hooting, hollering, shouting or other loud behaviour,” “Do not bring anyone unless you would leave that person alone in your home. You are responsible for the behaviour of your guests,” and “Gentlemen will not introduce themselves to ladies.” There’s no menu, and the bartenders create drinks based on your mood, letting you know what ingredients they’re working with today. We’ve been to a lot of speakeasy bars, but the drinks from Milk and Honey are still a cut above the rest.

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Little Brunch

Hidden behind an unmarked door to a graffiti-covered building in the West Village is a bar so secret it doesn’t even have a website. Little Branch has a full drink menu, but we suggest telling the bartender what kind of drinks you typically like and your preferred choice of liquor, then watch them whip up something just for you.

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PDT (Please don’t Tell)

High-end cocktail lounge “Please Don’t Tell” has one of the greatest secret entrances in all of New York City. The vintage phone booth at the Crif Dogs hot dog joint is not only a cool piece of decor, but also the access way to a sexy speakeasy. This place is very popular so its not that  easy to make a reservations.  PDT only takes same-day reservations, and their phone lines open at 3pm with doors opening at 6pm. If you’d rather not bother with reservations you can enter the phone booth, pick up the phone and speak with a hostess who will either seat you if there’s an opening or give you a call back when a table is free. With thoughtfully-crafted cocktails and the option to order smoked hot dogs next door, we think PDT is worth the wait.

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Death & Co

Hiding behind distinctive doors, the low-lit and intimate interior exudes a cool, jazzy vibe. Kerosene lanterns and crystal chandeliers add to the atmosphere, scattering shadows up the gold-flecked walls, while the granite tables and suede banquettes have  been chosen for their understated, classy look. The cocktails are truly superb, mixed by bartenders who learned their trade at the likes of the Pegu Club and the Flatiron Lounge. This is one for people who like their bars grown-up and atmospheric rather than riotous and super-trendy.

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The bar has a railroad feel with a pressed tin ceiling and luggage racks overhead. Find it by looking out for the neon pink “psychic” sign glowing in the window. Bartenders with anachronistic parted hair and handlebar mustaches, suited in white chef’s jackets, prepare Golden Age renditions of the Pisco Sour, Manhattan, and Bloody Mary, and shake and muddle fresh ingredients for the throat-tickling Ginger Smash, fragrant strawberry Fraise Sauvage, and the Hemingway Daiquiri. A dinner menu of dishes such as roasted half chicken and whole rainbow trout is served in the dining room. There’s also a late night menu of snacks, available daily from midnight to 3:30am. And if you make it to closing time, you might just get a bowl of chicken soup on the house, to set you up for the bleary-eyed journey home.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us in case you get lost :)

Craving Something Extravagant Try This!

The best thing about New York is its multiculturalism. It is very important to have a variety, especially when it comes to food. Why would you eat a boring caesar salad, a baked salmon or classic burger that is on the menu in every restaurant along with the most boring dessert ever Cheesecake. New York offers so many different cuisines from all over the world and we would like to share with you  the extravagant and unusual  edible  creations  that we have spotted in New York City. Of course we would never ask anybody to give up on Burger, it’s just cruel, but we will recommend you to try this new versions of classic goodness.

Our favorite one is the Ramen Burger. The Ramen Burger has received so much attention that it’s being hailed as the new Cronut. Consisting of a patty, shoyu sauce, arugula and scallions on a crispy ramen noodle bun, it was invented by Keizo Shimamoto, a blogger with a serious love of ramen. You can enjoy this spectacular creation at “Smorgasburg” in  Brooklyn.

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Our second favorite is Kangaroo Burger. Kangaroo meat  is widely available and commonly eaten in Australia, but it’s a bit strange to see on a menu in New York.  “Burke and Wills”, a new Australian restaurant on Upper West Side decided to use kangaroo meat in a way skeptics might better enjoy:  as a burger.  Other, less strange Australian dishes offered include seared barramundi and whole rotisserie quail.

For a special occasion, we would definitely recommend  to visit “Serendipity 3″ on Upper East Side, for their Le Burger Extravagant  with a heavy price tag of $295.00. The burger consists of a Japanese Waygu beef patty infused with 10-herb white truffle butter and seasoned with smoked sea salt.  The cheeseburger features a cheddar cheese aged for 18 months by famed cheese maker James Montgomery. No expensive burger is complete without truffles, in this case shaved black ones. The burger also includes a fried quail egg, a blini, crème fraiche, Kaluga caviar on a white truffle-buttered Campagna roll and  of course it comes with a solid gold toothpick, encrusted with diamonds, I’m curious if it comes with a security guard to make sure the toothpick is safe. Serendipity 3, known for also having the world’s most expensive sundae and hotdog.

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Lets  get back to a real life and real food, where you don’t have to rob a bank to be able to pay for your burger.  Try this new Donut creation  from “Jicama NYC” that describes itself as California Street Food. The Pork Doughnut Slider consist of pulled pork on a glazed maple doughnut. In addition to pulled pork, the “slider” includes kale, red cabbage, a slice of beet, cornichons, and a little drink umbrella stuck into the top of the donut.  It’s a perfect meal for indecisive individuals, you are getting this savory and sweet taste in your mouth at the same time, plus kale and beets make you feel a little bit better about your diet, so you don’t panic that you have to run an extra 10 miles on a treadmill.

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At this point you are probably ready for some really interesting stuff, so let us introduce you to a Cricket Tacos. Love insects then  “Antojeria La Popular” is your spot.  There’s no pretense at all, you’ll know you’re eating bugs, but they’re satisfyingly crunchy among the smooth guacamole and, just as an added perk, a great source of protein.

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Dear Vegetarians we did not forget about you, here is a great option for appetizer - Octopus Salami.  Octopus Salami is one of the delights of “Rosemary’s” menu, located in Greenwich Village.  Fresh octopus braised for two or three hours with oranges, white wine, olive oil, bay leaf and peppercorns, packed into a mold with a binder that’s made of gelatin, red-wine vinegar, liquid from the braising and some of that “aranciata rossa” fizz the Italian soda. The whole thing is chilled, hardening in the mold so that it becomes a terrine. The salame comes decorated with fresh basil and minced giardiniera a tart Sicilian vegetable pickle. Very complex delicious dish.

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We are not done with weird foods yet, but we promise this is the last one and then we are going to move to the best part of every meal – dessert .

So let us tell you about Balut. Balut it’s basically a hard boiled egg with a partially formed duck fetus inside.  “Maharlika” is a restaurant in  East Village that sells this weird food.

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Now, lets talk about the food that everybody loves and of course it is,  Ice Cream.

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But we are not going to waste your  time describing how great strawberry ice cream taste in Dunkin Donuts. We will give you precious information about the craziest ice cream flavors of all. The first on my list is Foie Gras Ice Cream, you can try it at “Odd Fellows” ice cream shop located in Brooklyn that was named for its odd flavors such as chorizo caramel swirl or sesame kumquat pumpernickel. But Foie Gras  it’s just whole another level . Odd Fellows introduced  the Foie gras peanut butter cocoa flavor on their Twitter page on July 31.  By the next day it was gone and it’s still one of the best selling flavors.We have another cool Ice Cream spot for those who doesn’t want to go to Brooklyn, you can stay in Manhattan  and visit “Chinatown Ice Cream Factory” . Try my favorite flavor –  the Black Sesame Ice Cream.

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And the last one is for Queens residents.  At “Max & Nina’s”, located in Flushing, you can experience a real thing – Lox Flavored Ice Cream.

Enjoy :)

 

 

The Best place for Mom’s cooking in TriBeCa

Cosmopolitan Hotel offers it’s guests room service provided by popular restaurant Kitchenette.

4kitchenette frontkitchenette interiorKitchenette is the place to go to when you are craving home style cooked meal, but don’t want to leave your room. Everything they make in their tiny kitchen looks, tastes, and smells delicious and the portions are huge. So, let me tell you how I felt when I had my first Bacon Cheddar BBQ Burger at Kitchenette.  As soon as the burger reached my mouth I forgot about everything else around me. My day melted away.  What more I can really say? It’s exactly the Burger I was looking for my whole life.

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And of course Breakfast and Brunch items must be mentioned here. My favorite are the Lumber Jack Breakfast Plate. It’s like Heaven on Earth, eggs with bacon, turkey sausage, and two fluffy pancakes. I really can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t love this combination. Or who would say no to a Cinnamon Swirl French Toast or Strawberry Shortcake Waffle with strawberries and marscapone? Only vegans probably, but no worries Kitchenette created great vegan options such as Vegan Tofu and vegetable Burrito, fresh fruit, and veggie salads, for health obsessed individuals.

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The dinner selection is mouth watering as well. Turkey Meatloaf with mashed potatoes  or Crispy Buttermilk fried Chicken are among  my favorite items on the menu.

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Kitchenette also offers homemade shakes and desserts.

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So next time when you feel hungry for something amazingly delicious make sure to stop by Kitchenette.

 

 

Complimentary Walking Tours in TriBeCa

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Cosmopolitan Hotel invites you to enjoy a complimentary walking tour in Tribeca.
The name stands for the TRIangle BElow CAnal. In the 1970s and ’80s, artists yearning for space to sculpt, paint, and dance colonized the warehouses; Tribeca took shape in this cauldron of creativity. The confluence of imagination, spirit, space, and, most recently, disposable income has produced a neighborhood rich in upscale restaurants, shops, and galleries. Recently ranked by Forbes as one of America’s most expensive zip codes, 10013 Tribeca is also one of Manhattan’s most charming neighborhoods.
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On the tour you will be able to see all the main attractions of the neighborhood. Tour guide will tell everything about history of the streets and buildings in the neighborhood.
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At Harrison Street, you’ll see a study in Tribeca contrasts. A row of early-19th-century town houses lines the side of Independence Plaza, a huge high-rise apartment complex. The three-story redbrick houses were moved here from various sites in the neighborhood in the early 1970s.
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Cross the West Side Highway at Chambers to enjoy the lovely Hudson River Park and River Promenade, which stretches all the way from Battery Park City to the Chelsea Piers and beyond.
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Visit Irish Hunger Memorial on the way to Brookfield Place food court where you can grab a quick bite and enjoy the view on Hudson River.
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On the way back to the hotel you will visit 911 Memorial, you can also visit the museum (for additional cost).
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Shop Chic TriBeCa on Sale

Nili Lotan
High End Boutique located on 188 Duane St. presents simple, elegant, street style inspired silhouettes made of luxury materials. Israeli born New York-based designer Nili Lotan creating beautiful pieces for sophisticated modern urban women. In their sale section you will be able to find very feminine items such as silk camisoles, super light cashmere and linen sweaters and hoodies for a very reasonable price.
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Calypso St. Barth
Luxury eclectic boutique on 137 West Broadway inspired by travel, culture and the arts. Offers a wonderfully refreshing sense of escape with exquisite textures, rich colors and special embellishments. Calypso’s sale section has plenty of colorful silk caftans , maxi silk and linen dresses, light as feather cashmere cardigans, comfy neutral colors sandals and even cozy pieces for your home décor such as Moroccan print pillows.
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Patron Of The New
Elegant High End lifestyle boutique located on 151 Franklin St. Patron Of The New is a place for individuals with very selective eye. It’s concept store with almost indefinable versatility and brands that are treated with cult-like respect by fans, such as Balmain, Rodarte, Rick Owens, Hood By Air, Alexandre Plokhov and many more …
Check out their sale section that is full of standout pieces and everyday chic garbs.
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Steven Alan
Heritage inspired line of men’s and women’s casual wear. Steven Alan has become a household name for hip consumers. If you are looking for edgier version of traditional garb check out Steven Alan’s sale section.
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La Garconne
Modern sophistication from emerging designers, bold standout pieces among timeless classics. At La Garconne you will find a perfect attire for work and play. Shop sale for cute basic T-shirts, comfy pullovers or long sleeve tees.
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Cool Affordable Spots in Tribeca

Tribeca is very well known for its six-figures lofts and rich and famous occupants. Robert De Niro, Jay-Z and Beyonce are among them. But don’t think TriBeCa is only for well-heeled locals, there are some affordable cool spots such as Kaffe 1668 (271 & 401 Greenwich St) where you can find reasonably priced lunch options. One of my favorite is Low Carb Amazing Meal with organic tofu meatballs and homemade marinara sauce it’s a perfect option for vegetarians or people on gluten free diet. For meat lovers I would recommend homemade Swedish Meatballs or The Good Sausage Sandwich, all lunch items are around $10.00. Overall it’s a great place with a very inviting atmosphere and friendly staff where you can enjoy a good cup of latte, fresh pastry or grab lunch and stay on a budget.
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Another good place for lunch is Mulberry & Vine Café (73 Warren St). Everything there is fresh and health-driven, they use locally grown organic produce. It’s a great spot for vegetarians and vegans as well as for individuals on gluten free diet. Its not the cheapest place for lunch (three cold sides $12, two cold and one hot $13 and individual sides cost $4.50 cold and $5.50 hot) but quite a good deal for dinner especially with all the options you can choose from such as Korean braised bbq beef with pickled onions or Tomatillo Chicken stew. Mulberry & Vine makes its own iced teas and smoothies and brings in gluten-free baked goods and coffee from Laughing Man which is another cool spot in Tribeca.
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Laughing Man Coffee & Tea owned by Hugh Jackman and David Steingard. Laughing Man Worldwide helps entrepreneurs help humanity by creating and developing new business. 100% of Laughing Man revenue goes back to education, community development and new business development. So if you are a person who believes in All Be Happy you should visit Laughing Man Coffee Shop on 184 Duane St. just few steps away from Washington Market Park where you can sit down and enjoy your fresh brewed coffee or a nice cup of latte.
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Another low key option for lunch in TriBeCa is Macaron café located on 303 Greenwich Street. It has whimsical décor, very friendly staff and of course French colorful macarons, they make about 50 kinds that rotate with the seasons. But macarons are not the only items on the menu that you might want to try, the café also makes 8 kinds of sandwiches and salads priced from $7.75 to $10.00.
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After a long day you would definitely want to relax in a cool wine bar such as Terroir located on Harrison St. They have very large selection of wines (around 150) average price per glass is around &14. Great selection of appetizers such as Fried Lamb Sausage with sage leaves ($9) or Beet and Gorgonzola Risotto Balls ($8) and of course cheese about 8 kinds (around $5-$6 each).
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Feel hungry, just couple blocks away from the wine bar another must go TriBeCa spot Locande Verde owned by Robert De Niro. The ambience and service are incongruously warm. The menu is big but not overwhelming, the dishes at dinner are generous enough to share. The chef Andrew Carmellini delivers Italian home cooking in a very elegant manner. Try My Grandmother’s Ravioli ($22) so delicate they just melt in your mouth. And don’t forget to save room for dessert its totally worth it. Locande Verde’s pastry chef Karen De Masco is a maestro of sweet treats that are homey and elegant in the same time. try La Fantasia di Visciola (sour cherry lambrusco sorbetto, goat’s milk gelato, white balsamic meringa, caramel, sbrisolone $10) what else can you wish for?
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