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: Century 21
Versace, Jil Sanders, Giorgio Armani - the fashion stars of the world are peacefully united at one place: at Century 21, the mega outlet at the Ground Zero which sells clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, lingerie, sun glasses and fragrances by international designers at discount prices for almost 50 years. In the five storeys of the outlet you have to be ruthless sometimes in a rummage table manner, which stands in contrast to the serious business conduct of the Financial District people in front of the shop's doors. But the scuffles for the pullover or the bag - which the housewife, baseball star and model in the same engaging way participate in - are not surprising as the pieces are cheaper between 40 and 65 per cent. It's cosier in the morning hours or in the Century 21 subsidiary in Brooklyn. The outlet in Manhattan opens its doors to shopaholics and bargain hunters at 7.45, on weekends at 10 o'clock or 11 o'clock, respectively. The store in Brooklyn opens at 10 on weekdays.
STAY in New York: Crosby Str. Hotel
Amidst Soho there is an eleven storey hotel with 86 rooms. On the roof: a garden with melons, tomatoes, herbs and four araucana hens that lay hazy blue eggs. Chef de cuisine Anthony Paris and his guests in the Crosby Bar are pleased, not only with the fresh ingredients that are used but also with the five o'clock tea - very british, isn't it? Not only the bar but the whole Crosby Street Hotel was designed by interior architect and hotel owner Kit Kemp: coloured lampions, huge wing chairs and deep, candy-striped sofas, matching curtains, velvet and violet couches in the drawing room and classic white bedspreads. The latter remind of grandmotherly times in American country houses. And then there is the cinema with 100 seats, which screens selected films at 8pm on Sundays. Access is granted to hotel guests and those who book a dinner/cocktail/film-combination starting from 25 dollars. Rooms starting from 495 dollars per night.
SEE in New York: Whitney Museum
At the moment the following artists are still exhibited in the Whitney Museum of American Art in Marcel Breuer's building on Madison Avenue: Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Keith Haring, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol - the great American artists. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who is a sculptor herself as well as a patron of the arts, has created a space in New York for art from the 20th and 21st century with the establishment of the museum in 1930. In these days, she exhibited 700 art pieces from her private collection. By now, the number of pieces has grown to a total of more than 18,000. In the near future, she moves into the Meatpacking district. The foundation for the new museum area, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, is laid in 2011. From 2015 on the house will welcome its guests in Gansevoort Street between West Street and High Line. But until this day has come, Calder, Haring and Co can be seen on Madison Avenue. Entrance is 18 dollar.