Grahame Fowler is a beautiful collision of classic British aesthetics and locally made New York menswear. The nautical theme that carries throughout the store décor with sailboats and anchors can also be found in the clothing, with tailored, striped shirts and sailor hats. Fabrics from England, . . . more
Housing Works is an advocacy endeavor that seeks to end the crisis of AIDS. While there are advocacy offices located throughout the city, the SoHo location has a bookstore café with a staff of volunteers that gives all profits to Housing Works. The thrift shop locations work in the same way, and . . . more
Elaine Arsenault designs simple and elegant handbags for women. Absent of fussiness and non-essential ornamentation, Elaine’s bags use clean lines, pleasing shapes and interesting materials to make their statement. They are lightweight, durable and utilitarian.
Chobani, known for its wholesome fresh Greek style yogurt since 2005, has opened its very first yogurt bar in SoHo. The bar's soft lighting and wood paneled walls render a relaxing environment to enjoy one of the world's creamiest "fat free" yogurts. Choose from a menu boasting recipes made with . . . more
Known for their tropical flower print caps, snap-backs and comfy men’s tees made from 100% cotton vintage deadstock fabric, Ale et Ange serves up high quality street wear in its Lower East Side brick-and-mortar shop. The creative endeavor was launched by Onsoré Ale Oyagha and Eloise Ange . . . more
Café’tal Social Club is a place where quality food meets traditional and local values. The space of this quaint café originally served as a social club in the 1940’s, providing an arena for men returning home from World War II to convene and enjoy their free time. These men and their . . . more
Drink prices are high but the view is worth it. A sexy martini lounge, on the 18th floor of the trendy Standard hotel, located off the High Line Park in Meatpacking, frames a picture perfect view for visitors as well as New Yorkers, with its floor-to-ceiling windows. Intimate lounge seating has . . . more
Perfect for a stroll before work or after dinner, the High Line is a public park that spans from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street on Manhattan’s West Side. The elevated walkway was built on a historical freight rail line that dates back to the 1930’s. After being threatened by demolition, . . . more
It's all about fresh, local, pure, and simple! Setting out to make the finest artisanal ice cream possible, Van Leeuwen uses three simple ingredients for their smooth custard base: dairy + pure cane sugar + fresh egg yolks. Everything is made with the most wholesome ingredients possible. . . . more
The home of the Tredwells tells more than just a story about when people began migrating into Manhattan to escape the growing congestion of Long Island. It was a time when today's section of Manhattan, once known as "The Bond Street Area," was a part of beautiful suburbia, and East 4th Street was a . . . more
At Puro Chile, everything comes from Chile. Celebrating Chile's cultural past and present through Chilean food, wine and art. On display in this museum-style boutique, are many attractive objects depicting one country's love, for beauty throughout history.
Yarn, Crafts & Everything in Between. Joelle Hoverson, owner of Purl SoHo, worked as a senior style editor at Martha Stewart Living and a freelance stylist and is the author of three wonderful craft books: Last-Minute Knitted Gifts; More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts; and Last-Minute Patchwork + . . . more
With its wooden floors, metal chairs and vintage kitschy tin artwork on exposed brick walls, Good Beer faithfully sports the tried-and-true rustic décor of a beer-devoted haven. For café owner David Cichowicz, Good Beer is the realization of a bar concept dreamt up five years ago while still . . . more
Pamela Barsky has brought her "right on!" refreshingly honest collection of zippered canvas pouches from L.A. to New York City. All of Barsky’s bags are manufactured in Manhattan hand silkscreen by Pamela herself. Sizes begin with small pencil and lipstick cases and range up to larger 8 x 10 . . . more
Burgeoning high-end accessories designer, Wendy Nichol, has recently added a luxury a clothing line to her repertoire. Beyond her beautiful, lush leather and lambskin handbags that decorate her SoHo boutique, she now has locally made chic and tailored pieces perfect for the modern, downtown woman. . . . more