red|guide Tipps: New York
EAT in New York: Harlow
Some of the most sough-after tables are to be found in New York. And since the beginning of 2013 the city got even hotter: Richie Notar and Jim Pallotta have opened the Harlow on East 56th Street. Richie - who was born in Queens - knows what the New Yorkers want. He began his career as a busboy in Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell's Studio 54 where he skinned potatoes and chopped onions on a daily basis. This changed when he became chef and from that point on worked in the city's top restaurants. At Nobu he was appointed General Manager. Eventually he became Managing Partner. In 2011 he founded his own gastro group and hired Meyer Davis Studio for his first own business, the restaurant/salon/café project named Harlow in Midtown Manhattan. His designers created an oyster-shaped marble bar and an ivy wall in the winter garden. In the reception area you'll spot an original Andy Warhol and the dining tables are lighted by chandeliers from the 30s. What a hot spot!
SHOP in New York: Anthropologie
Men beware! Drink a cup of coffee, surf the web on your iPhone or take a look at the men's shop Modern Anthology in Brooklyn! Because you won't see your women for the next few hours. They lose themselves in between frill-blouses and flared pants, pencil- and wide skirts, platform shoes and bathing suits à la Marilyn Monroe. They deck themselves in long necklaces and beaded purses. Lastly they choose upholstered wing chairs for your living room and give your beds colourfully embroidered covers. How can you stop them from doing that? There is no chance as soon as they enter the described place of delight: Anthropologie. A rather high-priced vintage-mekka on four locations in New York, without the trashy fleamarket-touch. The trendy style (a little rustic, a little coquettish, a little feminine) whirrs somewhere between Laura Ashley and Accessorize. Only without bourgeoisie- and bitch-factor. An advice for orientation: the four stores are located in SoHo, on 5th Avenue, in Chelsea Market and in the Rockefeller Center.
STAY in New York: Gramercy P. Hotel
Art defines the Gramercy Park Hotel. The rooms are adorned by works by Warhol, Basquiat, Hirst, Prince, Haring or Schnabel. In the bar actors and actresses like Scarlett Johansson or Philip Seymour Hoffman sip their cocktails. Since its opening in 1929 the bohemian art scene has met in the Gramercy Park: Humphrey Bogart celebrated his wedding here, and also Babe Ruth came to enjoy on or two drinks. In former times, architect Stanfort White and author Edith Wharton lived on the property on which the house - designed by Robert T. Lyons - is situated. A few years ago, the building was refurbished by hotel expert Ian Schrager. Wherever the hotel guest looks at, he will dive into the artistic glamour as soon as he awakes in his room - designed by Julian Schnabel and Maarten Baas - or finds himself drinking a Martini in the Rose Bar below Damien Hirst's painting. The exhibitions in the Gramercy alter at regular intervals. The decoration in the 185 rooms and suites, six of them specially designed, as well as the penthouse however remains. Rooms starting from 425 dollar.
SEE in New York: 9/11 Memorial
On 11 September 2011 it is going to be exactly ten years after the attack on the once striking landmark of Manhattan, the towers of the World Trade Center. With the 9/11 Memorial, designed by Michael Arad, the city commemorates the victims of the attack as well as those who lost their lives at the bombing raid on the WTC on 23 February 1993. The two waterfalls and Reflecting Pools, each one around one acre (4840 square yards), are placed on the same spot where once the two towers stood. Surrounded by around 400 trees - this is how it is going to look like. The names of 2,982 men, women and children who died at the attacks are engraved on the pool parapet. Visitors of the 9/11 Memorial have to book a pass for the desired visit-date and time in advance on www.911memorial.org and show a printed form of it at the entrance. The booking system will be activated in the summer of 2011. The entrance to the Memorial is free of charge. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is supposed to open its doors in September 2012. It documents the events of 1993 and 2001 as well as the building's history.