The preppy lifestyle may look like a relaxing one, but Tommy Hilfiger has been a busy, busy man. Last year, he sold his eponymous company, where he is still the lead designer, for $3 billion. Since then, he has been casting about Manhattan for somewhere to build his very own hotel, according to Read More
The Prudential Douglas Elliman listing for this $29,000 a month loft calls it the “perfect home ” with “soaring ceilings, exposed brick and numerous windows” making it perfect for “a couple, a large family or even the ultimate bachelor/ette.”
So basically anyone with $29,900 a month to drop on an apartment.
The Read More
By now there is no better place than the Meatpacking District to oggle and be oggled. All the more reason, of course, to do so in some stylish eyewear.
High-end Maxim Eyes Optical is opening a 1,400-square-foot, ground-floor shop at 805 Washington Street, just across the street from Intermix’s new digs and not too far Read More
It’s nearing last call at one of the Meatpacking District’s swankier spots, and there’s someone you’re trying to impress.
All of a sudden, a limo pulls up. Perfect, you think. I’ll look like such a classy guy. But much to your surprise, this is not a limo at all, but rather a fake, license-less, potentially Read More
The High Line has become the backbone of the city’s best architecture, this generation’s Park Avenue. From the Standard Hotel to Nouvel’s 100 11th, from Frank Gehry’s IAC HQ to HL23, the High Line–itself an exquisite work of architecture and landscaping–has won a reputation as the best spot to build stunning new structures, as well Read More
Q: What happens when the Sam Sifton, food critic for The New York Times, takes on Lavo, a Las Vegas nightclub-cum-restaurant plunked in the middle of Midtown?
A: We get sentences like this!
Take your girl down and get some vodka on. Your boys as well.
Well then! Lavo is the newly Read More
NYC’s Wine & Food Festival is aiming this year to “Celebrate the charm of the Meatpacking District,” which we’re not quite sure it has, and promised that a new event to be held there over Columbus Day weekend will crown New York’s “Sandwich King.”
All told, 40 of the events in the annual chowdown’s four-day Read More
The High Line may be getting a new neighbor.
The opportunistic landlords Taconic Investment Partners and Square Mile Capital are planning a new office and retail building at 837 Washington Street, across from the Standard Hotel, a structure that would rise over the two-story red and tan brick building currently on the site.
Taconic, which owns Read More
414 West 14th Street
The gods of denim will soon be squeezing into the meatpacking district. With a new lease on West 14th Street, the Levi’s store will be stocked full of skinny jeans to accommodate a “mecca for savvy, creative and artistic consumers,” as Levi’s vice president Joelle Maher put Read More
The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals approved on Tuesday zoning variances that would allow a 175-foot tower to be built at 437 West 13th Street in the Meatpacking District.
The 10-story, mixed-use tower, rebranded 860 Washington Street, will be allowed to be about 24 percent taller than the neighborhood’s current zoning allows, after developer Read More