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New York City prêt-à-porter

by Monday, February 28, 2011

The number of Italians who each year visit the city of New York at any time of year and increasingly those who decide to return to take part in the many events that take place every day in the city. Final estimates 2010 are 458.000 Italians and a total of 48.7 millions of visitors from around the world. The goal of NYC & Company is to achieve 50 millions of visitors within the 2012.

Here is a selection of novelty in hotel, attractions, art and culture, museums, shopping and events not to be missed in 2011 in New York City:

NYC & Company unveiled the technological Official NYC Information Center al 810 of Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, and internet website launched nycgo.com. Two important tools to collect valuable information about the city, define custom itineraries and always be up to date on events and news of the five boroughs of New York: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Thanks to a State-of-the-art interactive technology and the agreement with Google Map, visitors to the Center can organize their days New Yorkers through large digital maps of the city available on screens touch screen to locate in real time hotel, restaurants, attractions, shops, museums and more, to see a description and an image, choosing between 10 available languages, to save the route and send it to your Inbox or mobile phone and showing it in 3D with Google Earth technology. The multilingual staff is on hand to help visitors and for tips on the city.

The site nycgo.com is the official online guide to the city of New York, ideal to start planning the trip already prior to departure and also useful while traveling. The site, constantly updated with events, events and tourist information on the town, provides high-level content produced in collaboration with major publishing partners including Time Out New York, New York Observer, Paper and Greenopia, Besides the possibility to directly book a hotel from the site through collaboration with Travelocity.

Two new NYC information centers & Company opened in Manhattan in late 2010. In October, the Central Park restaurant Tavern on the Green was transformed into the Central Park Visitor Center, where visitors are invited to define their itinerary with the help of big screens touch screen with information in 10 languages. In December, within the renewed Times Square Visitor Center you opened a small museum dedicated to the crossroads of the world.

HOTEL AND NEW OPENINGS

In 2010 the hotel of New York has been enriched with over 6.650 new Open House 36 hotel, including 5 new hotels only in Brooklyn. For the 2011 are there any 11 new openings of 2.700 rooms. This year will begin building new structures in Brooklyn, from Downtown to Kensington until Sunset Park, While a new Comfort Inn open in the Bronx. In 2012 are currently scheduled 4 hotel for a total of 1.000 rooms.

Among the new openings of 2010 include:

InterContinental New York Times Square (www.interconny.com)

300 W 44th Street

The new Intercontinental hotel offers its guests a front row seat on the spectacular Manhattan skyline and a chance to immerse themselves in New York lives just outside its doors. THE 36 the hotel's plans include: 607 rooms including 29 suites and one Presidential Suite of 250 mq, the restaurant Ça Va, chef Todd English, and a space of over 900 SQM for meetings & events.

Andaz Wall Street (www.wallstreet.andaz.com)

75 Wall Street, Financial District, Manhattan

The first and only hotel located on the famous Wall Street includes 246 spacious rooms in contemporary style, all with a view of Lower Manhattan. A perfect address for business trips but also for sightseeing, given the excellent location in the Centre of the financial district.

Andaz 5th Avenue (www.5thavenue.andaz.com)

485 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Within walking distance of Bryant Park and the New York Public Library, is the fourth hotel Andaz and third in the United States. The hotel, that has 184 rooms, the Rogers Peet Building, a building of 1916, which was maintained the facade of stone and brick. The interiors, designed by Tony Chi, inspire you to turn-of-the-century New York apartments, with high ceilings and large Windows from which to admire the city.

W New York-Downtown (www.whotels.com)

123 Washington Street, Financial District, Manhattan

Inaugurated last summer, the new address of W Hotels is an epitome of Manhattan style and energy of New York. Located in the heart of the financial district just a few minutes from the boat to the statue of liberty, from the bag and Battery Park, the hotel offers in its 217 rooms a unique service called "Whatever/Whenever".

Trump SoHo New York (www.trumpsohohotel.com)

246 Spring Street, SoHo, Manhattan

This new hotel located between the vibrant districts of SoHo, TriBeCa and the West Village is spread over 46 plans and features 391 rooms. The glass walls of Deluxe accommodations offer breathtaking views of the neighborhood, its shops, restaurants and art galleries. Complete the offer, an Italian restaurant and a large spa with hammam.

The James New York (www.jameshotels.com)

27 Grand Street, SoHo, Manhattan

The hotel offers a perfect combination between the artistic spirit of SoHo and the industrial cararatteristico taste of TriBeCa, harmonized with the private residences that surround it. Among the excellences, a private garden and a rooftop bar with pool from where to admire the East River and the Hudson. Within the hotel are exhibited the works of local and international artists.

The Chatwal, New York (www.thechatwalny.com)

130 W 44th Street, Theater District, Manhattan

In the heart of the Theater District, within walking distance of Broadway theatres, Times Square and the Rockefeller Center, the luxury hotel is located in the original location of the Lambs Club, the exclusive private club which boasts among its members the greatest theatrical world professionals. Renovated by architect Thierry Despont, the hotel includes 82 one different from the other rooms, with deco style degli anni ' 20.

The Setai Fifth Avenue (www.setaififthavenue.com)

400 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

With over 60 plans that rises on the most famous street in New York, This sophisticated hotel offers a luxury experience: a restaurant 5 stars with European cuisine, an elegant spa and spacious rooms, suite and apartment suite.

Element by Westin Times Square (www.elementtimessquare.com)

311 West 39th Street, Manhattan

Element offers its guests the possibility to decide each day how to take advantage of the days in New York. Situated in a central location, close to the bustling Times Square, with its shops and restaurants, and with easy access to any point of the city, the hotel offers a multifunctional space where you can relax, do sports, work in tranquility. Each room is provided with an equipped kitchen.

Aloft Harlem (www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels)

2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem, Manhattan

The opening of this new hotel has marked a major milestone for Harlem: It is the first hotel opened in the neighborhood North of Manhattan from 1967. Aloft Harlem is located close to attractions that have marked the history of the entire New York, like the Apollo Theater or Lexi Lounge, temples of jazz music.

Between the openings of the 2011: Mondrian SoHo, Aloft New York Brooklyn, Hyatt 48Lex, the Yotel pod hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City, Vikram Chatwal Hotels ' second Dream hotel and the first Conrad Hotel of New York at Lower Manhattan.

ATTRACTIONS AND LANDMARK

Given the success of the opening of pedestrian zones in Times Square and Herald Square from 2009, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg decided to make it permanent, as you implement with new flooring and increasing the number of tables and chairs, and inaugurandone a third also at Union Square.

The Ride is a new fun attraction that turns the streets of New York in a stage. Opened in autumn 2010, The Ride goes to the bus tour to discover the city, the opportunity to attend performances and open-air performance along the way, for an innovative traveling theatre on the streets of New York. Great bus technology, that include 40 screens, 3.000 Digital lights and a sound system similar to that of the IMAX cinema, conduct passenger-spectators to discover the Midtown Manhattan icons, including Times Square and Columbus Circle, that become the stage shows and music improvisations, dance, rap and much more. The tour lasts 75 minutes for a route of about 7 km. (www.experiencetheride.com)

The 28 October 2011 the Statue of liberty will celebrate its 125 anniversary. Suboto after access to the pedestrian area and the Crown will be closed to allow the completion of the work designed to increase safety standards of one of the icons of New York. Visitors can still access to Liberty Island and Ellis Island. (www.statueofliberty.org)

Appointment by scoring agenda for lovers of dance and acrobatics: from 9 June until 4 September 2011, You can watch the new show by Cirque du Soleil, Zarkana, created exclusively for Radio City Music Hall. This is the story of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and his magical powers, and that is in a mysterious world inhabited by bizarre creatures. (www.radiocity.com)

The Water Taxi Beach to South Street Seaport and Governors Island, opened in 2009 and within a free water taxi, have become a must in the summer for tourists and New Yorkers. This year at the beach at South Street Seaport, on the waterfront in Lower Manhattan, Opens a new urban beer garden, with 40 tables in a space of over 1.800 mq, including garden and an indoor area. Admiring the Brooklyn Bridge, during the day we relax sipping a cold beer, playing minigolf or ping-pong, While in the evening you can dance with DJ sets and live music. The beach at Governors Island, between Queens and Manhattan, After a dinner at Café Bakstage with local and organic products, the night comes alive with entertainment and music festivals to an audience of over 3.500 people, all with a view of Lower Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. (www.watertaxibeach.com)

In the winter 2010 New York Mayor Bloomberg and Central Amusement International (CAI) announced the construction of a new amusement park in Coney Island, on a surface of 2.5 hectares, that will be added to that historian famous for being filmed in many movies about New York. The first phase of the work ended last summer when it was opened Luna Park at Coney Island, with 19 new attractions including Air Race, at her international debut. The Scream Zone aprà instead next summer with new attractions for the bravest including two roller coasters, a human catapult and go-kart tracks. The amusement park includes traditional and innovative attractions, designed by architect and designer Zamperla.

Governors Island, in New York Harbor is becoming an increasingly popular destination for New Yorkers and tourists. A green oasis just a short distance from Lower Manhattan, appreciated for its artistic and cultural attractions for different leisure opportunities: exhibitions, concerts, shows, activities for kids and a minigolf course. The island, that is part of the District of Queens, It's about 7 free minutes by ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn and, Once you arrive, the means of transport used is the bike you ride safely for over five miles of roads closed to traffic. With the Free Bike Friday Program, every Friday the first hour is free rental. Governors Island is open to the public from Friday to Sunday from 27 May to 25 September. (www.govisland.com)

The Brooklyn Bridge Park, located on the waterfront in Brooklyn, with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, is an urban oasis where to enjoy leisure time immersed in greenery. Once completed, the Park, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, will develop a total area of 35 hectares between Atlantic Avenue and Jay Street and will include overall 6 moli (Pier 1-6) South of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire-Fulton Ferry Park and Main Street Park, already exists. In addition two historical buildings will be integrated, the Civil War-era Empire Stores and the Tobacco Warehouse. The Brooklyn Bridge Park includes playgrounds, spaces for sport, meadows, walking trails and bike lanes, In addition to kayaking and canoeing. In March 2010 the Pier was opened 1 including a pedestrian path, meadows are ideal for a picnic outdoors, a children's playground and the Granite Prospect, a grand staircase of granite overview. Afterwards the Pier was opened 6, to continue the work: the dock includes an area with water games, slides, swings and 2011 beach volleyball courts. The reopening of the Empire-Fulton Ferry Park, located in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge is scheduled for the summer 2011. Among its attractions is the Jane's Carousel designed in 1922 by architect Jean Nouvel, that will be active all year round.

THEHudson River Park continues its expansion with the opening of its largest Pier, the Pier 25 in November 2010, a veritable Riverside recreation area. Located at North Moore Street in TriBeCa, includes attractions, including mini-golf to 18 holes, fields from Beach Volleyball, equipped areas for children, a large lawn, one skate park, a basketball court, a snack bar and a marina for small boats and historic boats. For the 2012 is scheduled the opening of Pier 26. (hudsonriverpark.org)

The first 800 metres of the historic High Line, the footpath built along the elevated structure that housed a railway line of the years ' 30, were inaugurated in June 2009. the High Line Park is today a must for each route to downtown Manhattan, for a walk through the roofs of the Meatpacking District, to 10 meters high and surrounded by green. The currently open section runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street in Chelsea. Periodically free educational programs are organized to discover the story, events for the whole family, outdoor exhibitions. The second phase of the work will be completed in spring 2011 with an extension to West 30th Street. (www.thehighline.org)

ART AND CULTURE

The Lincoln Center, the major Center for the show in the world, groups in his great "campus" 12 important organizations. After over 50 years of artistic excellence and community service, Lincoln Center has been the protagonist of a renovation and transformation, today completes the 90%, that includes the modernization of its concert hall, public spaces and on campus of 16 acres. In addition to superb programming, visitors can benefit from free Wi-Fi, greater choice of restaurants and bars, new green spaces and cutting-edge technology. A new reception centre, the David Rubenstein Atrium, every day thousands of people. Here you can pick up free tickets, get discounts for events at Lincoln Center and access to other services. (www.lincolncenter.org)

From 30 March to 2 October 2011 It will be possible to admire ROB PRUITT: The Andy Monument, a monument-installing 3 metres dedicated to Andy Warhol, the father of pop art, signed by the artist Rob Pruitt and Northwest corner of Union Square (between East 17th Street and Broadway), outside the building that housed the Factory between the 1973 and the 1984, and at the end of the street where the Factory stood between 1967 and the 1973.

The Public Art Fund pays tribute to the career of Sol LeWitt, contemporary American artist who died in 2007, with the open-air exhibition SOL LEWITT: The Structures, from 24 May to 2 December 2011 at the City Park Hall. You can admire the monumental and geometric works the artist made from the 1960s to the 2006, some of them never exhibited so far in public spaces in the United States.

The 7-8 may 2011 the New Museum presents The Festival of Ideas for a New City. The event includes meetings, roundtables, symposia and workshops, an innovative outdoor exhibition and numerous projects, shows and events in different points of downtown. The heart of the event will be at Bowery, in particular at Cooper Union and New Museum. (www.newmuseum.org)

Mad. Sq. Art, the program of free contemporary art of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, presents Echo, a monumental installation of Spanish artist Jaume Plensa created specifically for Madison Square Park. On display from 5 May to mid-August, represents the largest artwork presented in 7 year history of Mad. Sq. Art. The sculpture, high over 13 m, It depicts the face of a little girl dreaming: to achieve it, the artist was inspired by the daughter of 9 years of the owner of a restaurant near her house in Barcelona. The work will be placed in the central lawn of the Park, the Oval Lawn. (www.madisonsquarepark.org)

New York celebrates in 2011 the anniversaries of some of his landmark: Carnegie Hall, 120 years (carnegiehall.org); New York Public Library, 100 years (nypl.org); the Statue of liberty, 125 years (nps.gov/stli); Staten Island, 350 years (statenislandusa.com); the Tony Awards, 65 years (tonys.org).

MUSEUMS

The new Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, in Queens, reopened the 15 January 2011 duplicate space and completely renovated, After an investment of US $ 67 millions. The Museum is dedicated to the history, the culture and technology of film, television and the moving image. With the reopening, were added to the Museum Cafe, a shop, projection areas and a garden of about 930 mq. (www.movingimage.us)

El Museo del Barrio New York reopened in the fall 2009 with a renewed structure, designed by the architectural firm Gruzen Samton Architects. An extensive menu of programs to the public, a new space for the permanent collection and a cafe that serves as a multifunctional space, have refreshed the image of the only Museum of Museum Mile dedicated to the art of Latin America. Among the innovations the glass façade, a large courtyard, the store expanded and the modernisation of the galleries. (www.elmuseo.org)

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be inaugurated the 11 September 2011 in a ceremony for the victims ' families, While the public opening is planned for the next day. Until the reconstruction work will not be completed, visitors must obtain a free pass to book day and time of visit, available from July's official website. The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, located near the World Trade Center, is already open seven days a week with free access. Visitors can find information about 9/11 Memorial and Museum, whose completion, with the opening of the Museum is scheduled for 2012, Watch in real time the status of the works and participate in the creation of the Museum to share its history linked to September 11 2001. (www.national911memorial.org)

In the autumn 2009 the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) opened in a new area of over 1.200 mq in SoHo. MOCA is the leading museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Chinese population in the United States. The new space, designed by Maya Lin, includes galleries, interactive display kiosks, a multifunctional class, a research center and a flexible space for multidisciplinary programs. MOCA is preparing to receive the LEED Silver certified, with the introduction of eco-sustainable design. It's been preserved the historic courtyard, with glass roof and brick walls that resemble traditional Chinese dwellings. (www.mocanyc.org)

Designed by Robert a. m.. Stern Architects, the new building Museum for African Art open to the public in autumn 2011. The Museum is added to icons of Manhattan's Museum Mile, with a surface area of approximately 7.000 mq. The new structure, with a larger space for exhibits and educational programs, will attract an increasing number of visitors, rappresntando an important symbol of the different cultures that coexist in the city of New York. (www.africanart.org)

The reopening of the National Academy Museum Galleries, is scheduled for next September. The restructuring will lead to the modernization of the existing galleries to offer a most comprehensive educational experience for visitors and students. The establishment, one of a kind, includes a Museum, an art school and a group of artists and architects who will devote to create and preserve the living history of American art. (www.nationalacademy.org)

The New-York Historical Society, one of the oldest museums and research centers of American history and New York, will reopen in November after a renovation that includes the construction of the new Central Park West façade and a greater number of galleries with permanent collections. The new institution will offer a wide range of exhibitions, installations, a new film about the history of New York and the nation signed by Director Lawrence Woman and a new café-restaurant. Awaiting the reopening you can still access the Light collection Center on the reservation, and to the library – that pr will the summer break between the 2 June and 9 September -, While the seminars and lectures are held at the Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street). (www.nyhistory.org)

SHOPPING

Shops, galleries and restaurants were inaugurated at Madison Avenue between July and December 2010:

or CH Carolina Herrera (clothes and accessories), 802 Madison Ave. (between and. 67th eE. 68th Sts.)

or Derek Lam (clothes and accessories), 764 Madison Ave. (between and. 65th e and. 66th Sts.)

or Eton (clothes and accessories), 625 Madison Ave. (between and. 58th e and. 59th Sts.)

or f. D. (jewelry and accessories), 21 AND. 65th St. (at Madison Ave.)

or Hermitage Restoration Studios (Art Gallery), 960 Madison Ave. (between and. 75th e and. 76th Sts.)

or (J). Crew (clothing and accessories for men), 1040 Madison Ave. (between and. 79th e and. 80th Sts.)

or Lanvin (clothes and accessories), 815 Madison Ave. (between and. 68th e and. 69th Sts.)

or Wash (restaurant and nightclub), 39 AND. 58th St. (at Madison Ave.)

or The Life House Chiropractic (medical & wellness), 19 AND. 71st St. (at Madison Ave.)

or OC Concept Store New York (jewelry, clothes and accessories), 655 Madison Ave. (bet. AND. 60th and. 61st Sts.)

or Ovando (florist and floral design), 19 AND. 65th St. (at Madison Ave.)

or Reed Krakoff (clothes and accessories), 831 Madison Ave. (between and. 69th e and. 70th Sts.)

or Soigne K (clothes and accessories), 717 Madison Ave. (between and. 63rd e. 64th Sts.)

or Tamsen Z (jewelry), 783 Madison Ave. (between and. 66th e and. 67th Sts.)

or Ten43 Gallery (Art Gallery), 1043 Madison Ave. (between and. 79th e and. 80th Sts.)

or Varin (International), 762 Madison Ave. (between and. 65th e and. 66th Sts.)

or Warren Tricomi Haircare (International), 1117 Madison Ave. (between and. 83rd e. 84th Sts.)

 

In 2011 It is expected to open by:

or Agent Provocateur (lingerie), 675 Madison Ave. (between and. 61st and e. 62nd. Sts.)

or Bar Italy (restaurant), 768 Madison Ave. (between and. 65th e and. 66th Sts.)

or Chocheng (clothes and accessories), 830 Madison Ave. (between and. 68th e and. 69th Sts.)

or DeLaneau (women's watches), 681 Madison Ave. (between and. 61st and e. 62nd Sts.)

or Frey Wille (jewelry), 727 Madison Ave. (bet. AND. 63rd and. 64th Sts.)

or Hublot (fine watches), 692 Madison Ave. (between and. 62nd and. 63rd Sts.)

or Macaron Cafe (restaurant), 625 Madison Ave. (between and. 58th e and. 59th Sts.)

or Milly (clothes and accessories), 900 Madison Ave. (between and. 72nd and. 73rd Sts.)

or The Best Chocolate Cake in the World (gastronomy), 1046 Madison Ave. (between and. 79th e and. 80th Sts.)

or Tory Burch (clothes and accessories), 797 Madison Ave. (between and. 67th e and. 68th Sts.)

or Vacheron Constantin (watches), 709 Madison Ave. (between and. 63rd e. 64th Sts.)

or Zagliani (clothes and accessories), 807 Madison Ave. (between and. 67th e and. 68th Sts.)

In November 2010 was inaugurated Disney Store In Times Square, the largest Disney Store North America, on two levels. On the ground floor the inevitable theme New York souvenirs, by Mickey-statue of liberty to the classic t-shirt I LOVE NY with instead of heart Mickey Mouse ears, the second floor is the Kingdom of fantasy, where kids can build their own "Cars" or the jewels. But the heart of the shop is the castle of Princess, with a magic mirror speaker. Inside the Disney Store Theater you can see clips, classic cartoons or video of your choice.

What's new at Bloomingdale's (East 59th Street): the famous New York store renewed the ground floor dedicated to cosmetics, with the addition of six new Giorgio Armani, Bare Escentuals, Bumble and bumble, Jo Malone, Sisley and shu uemura, and improvements in design. (www.bloomingdales.com)

The department store JCPenney opened in the summer 2009 in the Manhattan Mall. Among the brands offered, Levi's, Dockers, Liz & Co., Carter's and Kitchen Aid. JCPenney's, Arizona, St. John's Bay, Decree, Fabulousity and American Living, at discount prices, In addition to a large shop Sephora located within. (www.jcpenney.com)

The famous club Limelight Chelsea has launched an innovative shopping paradise, Limelight Marketplace, the brainchild of Jack Menashe that turned the building of a church sconscrata in the new temple of shopping with over 6o fashion brands, cosmetics, art and gastronomy including Hunter Boot, Brocade Home, Cana Wine Bar, Grimaldi's, Face Stockholm, (J). Sisters and Petrossian. (www.shoplimelightmarketplace.com)

Great brands at discount prices: newly opened NYC Nordstrom Rack, outlet of the luxury department store Nordstrom. Clothes, shoes, sunglasses and high fashion signed Chloé, Sweet & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs, Trina Turk and Prada.

Uniqlo, Japanese clothing brand, announced the opening of its second store, After that of SoHo, al 666 of Fifth Avenue.

 

Apple has opened its fourth store in Manhattan, on Upper West Side. A stone-and-glass structure that encloses a space selling 790 mq.

In the spring 2010, United Nude He opened his flagship store in NoLIta, a project by Rem D. Koolhaas, grandson of the celebrated architect and Galahad Clark, Shoemaker from seven generations. Shoe lovers will enjoy between heels and flats from imaginative geometric details. (www.unitednude.com)

Barneys co-op opened in Brooklyn to 194 of Atlantic Avenue in the fall 2010, with brand name clothes at discount prices. (www./co-op barneys.com)

FOOD

In the summer 2010 Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, Joe Bastianich and Oscar Farinetti inaugurated the new headquarters of Eataly, al 200 of Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District. Inside, almost 4.000 mq dedicated to Italian cuisine and gastronomy, with restaurants and shops and an outdoor beer garden on the top floor, The Brewery, where are served Italian beers but also pizza and cold cuts. Are seven restaurants: "Vegetables", "Beef", "Fish", "Pasta", "The Pizza", "The cured meats and cheeses" and "raw". There is also a Lavazza Café. Where to taste the desserts. At the stores you can buy salami, cheese, fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, homemade pasta, sweets, bakery products, coffee and tea, dry pasta, canned products, sauces, olive oil, vinegar and a selection of books and products for the home. At Eataly opened a cooking school "the school" directed by Lidia Bastianich. (www.eataly.com)

A new addition to dining at Lincoln Center, the Lincoln Restaurant, directed by Chef Jonathan Benno, located in a new space in layered glass and divided into different areas, including the terrace and an open kitchen to watch the chef at work. (www.lincolnristorante.com)

The Lambs Club Restaurant, located within the new Chatwal hotel New York offers innovative cuisine in an intimate and lively. Thanks to the collaboration with some of the leading experts in kitchen and cocktails, Geoffrey Zakarian, Margaret Zakarian, David Rabin, Will Regan and Jeffrey Jah, the restaurant offers an innovative version of the classic concept "bar and grill", with modern reinterpretations of classic American cuisine. The breakfast is already a must for New Yorkers who work in Midtown Manhattan, While lunch and dinner are served fresh and seasonal products, grilled meats, seafood and salads. During the day you can enjoy delicious snacks and afternoon tea. (www.thelambsclub.com)

THE MAIN EVENTS OF THE NEXT FEW MONTHS

MARCH

Armory Show (3-6 marzo)

Since the first edition in 1999, The Armory Show-The International Fair of New Art, She became the international fair of principele contemporary art at the Pier 92/94. In 2009 has been expanded with a section devoted to modern art. (www.thearmoryshow.com)

St. Patrick's Day Parade (17 marzo)

You don't have to be Irish to participate in the largest and oldest city parade, held annually by the 1762. The festivities begin at 11. (www.saintpatricksdayparade.com)

APRIL

Tribeca Film Festival (20 April-1 may)

In a few years, the film festival organized by Robert De Niro has taken on an importance that would compete with the most important cinema events. The annual festival celebrates movies, music and culture and transformed the neighborhood of TriBeCa with red carpet and gala parties. More than 100 films from around the world are presented at the festival, also outdoor projections. (www.tribecafilm.com)

Cherry Blossom Festival (30 April-1 may)

Each spring the 220 Cherry trees of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are in full bloom and to celebrate this spectacle offered by nature BBG arranges for a week a festival inspired by Japanese culture, with Japanese pop music concerts, traditional music and dance, performances of taiko, martial arts, workshop on bonsai care, Tea ceremonies and manga art. (www.bbg.org)

MAY

Five Boro Bike Tour (1 may)

The bicycle is the best way to explore the city of New York in a day. The Five Boro Bike Tour attracts each year more than 30.000 cyclists of all ages, for a ride to 67 miles to the five districts of the city. (www.bikenewyork.org)

River to River Festival

The biggest free festival dedicated to the art of summer in New York, includes shows, music, dance, art and culture events in downtown, "from river to River". (www.rivertorivernyc.com

JUNE

Museum Mile Festival

Nine of the best museums of the United States open their doors to the public who will be able to access the free collections. During the festival the Museum Mile area is closed to traffic, to add space to live music, street performers and activities for children.(www.museummilefestival.org)

Summer Internship

From 1986, Central Park SummerStage has brought on the stage of New York's most beloved Park live music of great artists with free outdoor concerts. The festival is held from June to September. (www.summerstage.org)

Celebrate Brooklyn

Celebrate Brooklyn! is a great live music festival, dance, teatro, movies and special projects in Brooklyn, from June through August. (www.bricartsmedia.org)

Pride Week (18-26 June)

New York hosts the largest parade to celebrate there gay pride. The festivities in the five districts, culminate in the Grand Parade on Fifth Avenue. (www.nycpride.org)

JULY

Summer Restaurant Week

The cuisine of the finest restaurants in New York to everyone for two weeks. Fixed price menus for lunch and dinner in addition to 250 top addresses. (www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek)

PS 1 Warm Up

Full multimedia experience that includes a concert that takes place within the winner of P.S. 1 and MoMA's Young Architects Program, and yet live music, DJ sets and access to all exhibitions of P.S. 1, the Queens detachment of MoMA.(www.ps1.org)

Harlem Week (31 July-31 August)

Despite the name, Harlem Week lasts one month: seven days would not be sufficient to capture all the history and culture of this unique neighborhood: shows, tribute, stalls and events, many of which are free of charge. (www.harlemweek.com)

AUGUST

New York International Fringe Festival

A great festival for two weeks in cities many doorway shows over 1.000 stages: the comedy of the absurd in hip hop music, with theater companies from around the world. (www.fringenyc.org)

SEPTEMBER

Fashion's Night Out (8 September)

Organized by Vogue, together with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the City of New York and NYC & Company will be held for the third time in New York on 8 September 2011, in homage to the fashion industry. The event, held in Milan and London, with the participation of stylists and celebrities. (www.nycgo.com/fashionsnightout)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (8-15 September)

Fashion Shows, but also evenings and events to present the collection spring-summer, with so many celebrity and the most important names in international fashion. (www.mbfashionweek.com)

DUMBO Arts Festival (23-25 September)

With its industrial spaces converted back to openspace of design, DUMBO has witnessed a radical transformation, becoming a Center for artists and creatives. During the festival celebrates this spirit of innovation that characterizes the neighborhood, with shows, installations and open galleries. (www.dumboartsfestival.com)

OCTOBER
Openhousenewyork Weekend (23-25 September)

A weekend to visit the New York buildings normally closed to the public and a Festival of architecture and design. (www.ohny.org)

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

ING NYC Marathon (6 November)

A great sporting event that involves each year many Italians. A fascinating path which crosses the districts of New York, with thousands of athletes and millions of spectators.. (www.nycmarathon.org)

Dates for Christmas and holidays: Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center (30 November), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (24 November), Black Friday (25 November),Times Square New Year's Eve (31 December – 1 January)

 

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