Dear Fieldbinder – "A best bet for vintage-inspired frocks with a German twist. All of my coolest Brooklyn girlfriends shop here. A signature key necklace I’ve worn every day for almost 6 years was purchased at Dear the first week I moved to the city from college."
Gramercy Park Hotel – "When it’s not a bustling ‘it’ spot, Rose Bar at The Gramercy Park Hotel makes for a mighty fine reading room. You can find me there every Sunday afternoon, pretending it’s my own. The art, expertly curated, changes seasonally and the fire is always roaring. Pro tip: If you’re nice to the waiters, they’ll let you order the salumi platter from Maialino and nibble it on a tray at Rose.
Trump Soho – The Trump Soho opened a killer spa last year, and I recommend their Turkish Haman baths constantly. It’s an authentic wash and scrub down – perhaps not as pleasant as it is refreshing. The cold jolts of water at the end are exhilarating.
NOT SO MUCH
The East River Promenade at night – The view of the boroughs bridges is gorgeous, but it can get a bit sketchy after 8. Stick to the West Side Promenade instead, starting with a tour of the High Line.
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