Stay, Eat, Do: New York, New York
Stay > New and Notable
>> Aman New York is expected to open by fall in the neoclassical beaux arts Crown Building, the first home of the Museum of Modern Art. The design of the hotel pays homage to both the iconic building and Aman’s Asian roots.
>> Each of the contemporary 83 rooms and suites have a functioning fireplace, a rarity in New York, and many have views of Central Park.
>> Aman Spa spans three floors and boasts an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and steam rooms, hot and cold plunge pools, and an outdoor terrace with a cabana, daybed and fireplace.
>> Rounding out the amenities are dining delights Arva (Italian), Nama (traditional Japanese washoku), and a wraparound Garden Terrace, Wine Room and subterranean Jazz Club.
Eat > Under the Stars
>> Modern Korean restaurant Jungsik in Tribeca has earned two Michelin stars for its imaginative and well-executed five- and seven-course menus. Star dishes include a crispy branzino on bed of white kimchi and baby banana dessert. Do order the pre-dinner banchan, amuse bouches made with foie gras, truffle and uni. The outdoor dining area is nicely set up with heaters.
>> Michelin two-star Alsatian restaurant Gabriel Kreuther in Midtown is a treat for a pre- or post-theater dinner. Chef Gabriel Kreuther masterfully prepares and artistically presents each offering on the three- and four-course seasonal menus. Among the specialties is a sturgeon and sauerkraut tart with caviar mousseline. Dine outdoors under a canopy with wood beams and heaters.
Do > Enjoy the Arts
>> See a show. Classics like Chicago, newer productions like Jagged Little Pill, and brand-new ones such as Diana are among the 30 shows that are reopening or opening in September and throughout the year. Check out The Broadway League’s official website for schedules, show details and tickets.
>> Go to The Met. “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” will open at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 18, 2021, and run through Sept. 5, 2022. This first of a two-part major exhibition will coincide with the Met Gala, another staple of the fall arts scene that has returned.