Meet 61st Street

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Meet 61st Street

Perhaps there are fewer buildings to step into as I walk from east to west in the 60s. There is, however, no shortage of fantastic places to discover along the way. And now each day that I am traversing the streets, I have the extreme pleasure of strolling through another section of Central Park.

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Two E Lounge

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Food & Restaurants, American, Breakfast
Nightlife, Jazz & Blues, Lounges

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2 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
212 940 8113
twoeny.com
Hours:
10:30am-1am Everyday
Two E Lounge

While sitting comfortably in the lounge area of The Pierre Hotel, I literally witnessed the conception of a “pop-up.”  A table and chairs were being rolled out and within minutes set up elegantly with a black tablecloth and rose petals … read more

The Spectacular Seasons of Central Park

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The Spectacular Seasons of Central Park

To me and many others, Central Park is much more than a park. Since 1857, this landscaped masterpiece designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux has been an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city that fully surrounds it. From above, the park glows green like a massive 843 acre emerald … read more

Date Night: East Village

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Date Night: East Village

The East Village provides a little bit of everything, from interesting craftspeople and artists to some of the best restaurants and bars. The Manhattan Sideways team has experienced this SideWalk on many different occasions and every time it is an adventure of the senses. We have not listed each of the … read more

West 52nd Street - A Work of Art

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West 52nd Street - A Work of Art

Scaffolding casts long shadows across the sidewalk while the air is filled with dust and the sounds of construction. Besides derelict buildings and abandoned lots, shiny high-rises make their slow ascent into the blue sky. This is Hell’s Kitchen or, more accurately, the west 52nd Street portion of … read more

Russian Vodka Room

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Food & Restaurants, Russian
Nightlife, Bars

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265 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212 307 5835
russianvodkaroom.com
Hours:
Su-Th 4pm-2am; F-Sa 4pm-4am
Russian Vodka Room

The intimate space of red lamps, candles and beautiful music is easy to miss, as the Russian Vodka Room is somewhat hidden behind darkened windows. Luckily, my attention was piqued by the faint sounds of a piano floating out of the bar and onto the street. Walking in, I immediately noticed the huge glass … read more

Nat Sherman

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Retail & Products, Smoke Shops & Candy Stores

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12 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
212 764 5000
natsherman.com
Hours:
M-Sa 10am-7pm; Su 11am-6pm
Nat Sherman

The “tobacconist to the world,” Nat Sherman’s eighty-three years of business have given it ample time to sharpen itself and gain an international reputation. Being a tobacconist, the backbone of the business is the cigars. But along with cigar-smoking comes a feeling of macho excellence, and to indulge … read more

Bene Rialto

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Arts & Entertainment, Art & Photography Galleries
Fashion & Accessories, Leather Goods & Furs, Women's Accessories, Women's Clothing

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13 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
212 246 5984
benerialto.com
Hours:
M-W 11am-7pm; Th-Sa 11am-8pm; Su 12pm-6pm
Bene Rialto

What at first glance looks like a classy boutique is actually far more important to the progression of retail: the hybrid of a high-end department store and an old-fashioned marketplace (“Bene Rialto” means “good marketplace” in Italian). Bene Rialto has gathered the work of up-and-coming designers … read more

Miya Shoji

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Home Decor, Furniture & Home Furnishings

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228 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 243 6774
miyashoji.com
Hours:
M-F 10am-6pm
Miya Shoji

When Miya Shoji opened in 1951, it was not as a house of elegant carpentry. In fact, the company went through many phases – from selling flowers to Japanese knick-knacks – before Hisao Hanafusa eventually guided the business towards wood design. When Hisao arrived in the United States in the 1960s and … read more

Fleurs Bella

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Videos

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55 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
646 602 7037
fleursbella.com
Hours:
M-F 10am-7pm
Fleurs Bella

Four of us gathered together the day we went to film at Fleurs Bella. No one wanted to miss this incredible opportunity to meet owner, Bella Meyers, the granddaughter of the revered artist, Marc … read more



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