Shop: TUDOR Boutique
For their first boutique in the United States, TUDOR chose Tourneau to partner with in NYC's Meatpacking District as the location, and its bold presence articulates the brand. The "Born to Dare" slogan is rendered in neon light as guests first walk in, and hangs near a custom module built to facilitate photos of watches on guests' wrists. The brand's three signature colors — black, red, and white — are translated as textures in the space, as the reds are transparent, the blacks satin or brushed, and the whites reserved for structures. The destination store offers a wide range of timepieces across the company's lines and is currently the only place in the US where the Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze "Boutique Edition" can be purchased.
See: Stuart Parr Classics
A renaissance man of the highest order, Stuart Parr is a renowned designer, manager, inventor, architectural designer, and co-manages Eminem's film career. In his spare time, he's collected some of the most significant Italian motorcycles of the 1970s, making an appointment to view them all well worth the effort.
Recharge: Gasoline Alley Coffee
Named after the '60s and '70s nickname for Lafayette Street, where the first location opened, this unassuming West Village shop serves up consistently great espresso shots in an energetic environment. They also use direct trade beans from Intelligentsia, so customers can sip without any weight on their conscience.
Wear: TUDOR Black Bay Chrono Watch
Sporty yet elegant, this precise chronograph is as suitable for a night out as it for the track. It's powered by an in-house, COSC-certified Caliber MT5813 self-winding movement running the Snowflake hands, dual sub-dials, and date. The steel bezel has a matte black anodized aluminum insert, while the steel case and matching bracelet mix polished and satin finishes for added appeal.
Eat: Los Mariscos
Ask an ex-Angeleno living in NYC what they miss most, and they might say the weather. Or the beach. Or the tacos. Founded by three friends from Tijuana, Mexico, and Brawley, California, this colorful eatery near the Chelsea Market offers up authentic tacos in a laidback environment that's more City of Angels than Big Apple.
Wear: TUDOR Black Bay Watch
Contemporary yet timeless, TUDOR's Black Bay is a modern take on the classic diver. The just-right 41mm stainless steel case is complemented by a matching bracelet, black dial, and matte black anodized aluminum bezel. It's powered by a TUDOR Manufacture Caliber MT5602 automatic movement, and sports the brand's signature Snowflake hands.
Stay: The Standard
The Standard's hotels are known for their mix of timeless style, excellent drinking and dining options, and a keen awareness of the cultural zeitgeist. Their retro modernist High Line outpost straddles the elevated park and offers a rooftop club, a shaded cafe, a Biergarten, and outstanding Hudson River views from the floor-to-ceiling windows found in every tastefully appointed room.
Sip: Bar Pisellino
A slice of Italy just off Christopher Park, Bar Pisellino aims to recreate the classic Italian bar in the West Village. The program from award-winning chefs Rita Sodi and Jody Williams focuses on the Italian art of drinking, and as such has a menu dominated by wine and cocktails made from Amari and vermouth. Also on offer are espresso, paninis, and spuntini, all available to enjoy on the sidewalk outside or while standing at the curved marble counter.
See: Little Island
Rarely is a park's name so descriptive. Rising from the remnants of the former, historic Pier 54, this Heatherwick Studio-designed public park sits on 2.4 acres of concrete rising above the Hudson River and offers some welcome greenery on the West side of Manhattan. Along with the more than 350 species of flowers, trees, and shrubs, the island is home to an amphitheater, a central plaza, and winding trails leading to multiple overlooks with outstanding views.
Wear: TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze Watch
Bronze has a long history of maritime use, making it ideal for a diving watch. Pair it with a vintage-inspired design, and you have this handsome timepiece. Its 39mm case is rendered in a satin-brushed bronze alloy that develops a unique patina over time, and sits on a matching bronze bracelet with rivets that recall TUDORs from the '50s and '60s. A Manufacture Calibre MT5400 self-winding movement powers the signature Snowflake hands, which travel above a matte brown/bronze dial with applied markers and Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock.
Shop: Goods For the Study
An offshoot of the independent McNally Jackson bookstore, this quaint 8th St. shop sells quality writing and organizational tools. The offerings aren't vast but instead well-curated, including brands like Kaweco and Rivoli as well as a selection of desk accessories that are sure to improve any working or creative environment.
Eat: John's of Bleecker Street Pizza
Any great NYC pizza joint requires a coal-fired brick oven, and the one at John's of Bleecker Street has quite a history. Originally built in 1929 on Sullivan by Giovanni "John" Sasso, it was dismantled and moved to the current location after the lease expired. Still family-owned and -operated, the spot exudes old-school ambiance and still serves up delicious pies worthy of its Neopolitan namesake.
Shop: Bleecker Trading
The Mecca of Basketball is Madison Square Garden in Midtown. The Mecca of basketball cards might be this unassuming shop. While Bleecker Trading's online offerings are somewhat meager, it's their by-appointment-only trading nights that are so enticing, drawing serious card collectors, often with millions in graded assets, who are looking to deal.
Sip: The Spaniard
Equally well-suited to happy hour whiskey cocktails and satisfying brunches, The Spaniard is like two bars in one. Located on the corner of West 4th and Barrow, its horseshoe bar is split in two, one side more drinking-forward, the other more intimate. Its menu is full of elevated bar staples, including an outstanding patty melt, while its bar is well-stocked with a wide array of whiskeys.
Shop: J.Mueser Suiting
Opened in 2010 by Fashion Institute of Technology-grad Jake Mueser, this Christopher Street shop combines old-world suiting techniques with modern sensibilities. The welcoming shop's focus is on bespoke suits, shirts, and accessories, with each suit requiring at least four visits to ensure it fits both the customer's body and their tastes.
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