New York City is composed of five boroughs. Home to over 8 million people, as well as some of the world’s finest art, culture, buildings and restaurants. Each year over 45 million people visited this famous city. New York became the most populous urbanized area in the world in early 20’s, overtaking London. The metropolitan area surpassed the 10 million mark in 1930, becoming the first megacity in human history. If you are going to New York you cannot miss all the best spots, no worries…Best Design Guides is here to guide you through the Big Apple city with this New York City Guide, enjoy!
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Hotels and Resorts
Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, near the Theater District, is a unique new boutique hotel and 269 rooms. There is a subway stop right around the corner and it’s within walking distance of many popular destinations like Times Square, Macy’s, and the Broadway theaters. The lounge is perfect to schedule a meeting because its cozy and vintage environment very inviting.
They have a range of different rooms to suit travelers with different needs, from loft suites with separate living areas to cozy rooms with twin bunk beds. The guest rooms feature original art by local and international artists and quirky details, there are no two rooms are quite the same.
The Gramercy Park Hotel is more than a unique luxury property, it’s a work of art, with Julian Schnabel. Set in one of the most coveted areas of Manhattan and bordering on New York City’s only private park, the legendary hotel has, for almost nine decades, opened its doors to the world’s most creative spirits.
Haute Bohemian heritage represents a sensuous vision of artful diversity, from the eclectics Rose Bar and Jade Bar to the lushly landscaped rooftop garden, all was made to guests feel unique. The property’s seven specialty suites are each unique, with spacious living rooms, some with dining rooms, and bathrooms with custom sculpted soaking tubs.
The Standard is the new heart and soul of the prodigious New York fashion, art and media worlds. The hotel’s panoramic views scaling the Hudson River and Manhattan’s magnificent skyline grace each of the 337 guestrooms on 18 floors with a sense of particular privilege, the same privilege of being “King Standard”, as the New York Daily News calls it.
The Wythe opened watchful eyes in May 2012 as a hotly anticipated new center of hip happenings in the hyper-trendy Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. The 73-key hotel was developed by Two trees Management, well known for their early pioneering in the transformation fo DUMBO, and Morris Adjmi Architects was selected to convert this former Industrial loft building in order to capture and retain the raw post-industrial and offbeat bohemian vibe that has come to define this corner of Brooklyn.
The Crosby Street Hotel is the first American venture of Firmdale hotel group, design by Tim and Kit Kemp. The interior look is classic Kit Kemp, elegant and quirky yet entirely cozy, inspired by the outpouring of creativity comes from original art, predominantly by little-known British and Irish artists.
Located in the center of SoHo the hotel serves an English Afternoon Tea in The Crosby Bar all day. It includes a variety of teas served in the traditional style with delicious cakes, scones, tarts, and sandwiches. Champagne is a glamorous addition.
Nomad Hotel is one of the latest additions to New York’s North of Madison Square Park district, a housed in a converted turn of the century Beaux-Arts building,fully restored to its original splendor and its magnificent interiors are the inspiration of the multi-talented French architect/interior and garden designer Jacques Garcia.
Gagossian belongs to Larry Gagosian, one of the most powerful names in the art world he works with collectors including David Geffen and Samuel Newhouse Jr. The gallery he founded represents a stellar roster of artists that includes Richard Serra, Cy Twombly and Ed Ruscha. The Madison Avenue outpost there are two other spaces in New York as well as branches in London, Los Angeles, and Rome currently has an exhibition that explores artists fascination with marble, as well as a show of new painting by Richard Philips.
Barbara Gladstone, owner of Gladstone Gallery is an art world pioneer and opened her first gallery when she was 40 and has remained on top for three decades by making relationships as important as the work. The artist–gallery relationship also involves a dependency on the part of the artist to trust the person who represents this most precious thing, the art. And that’s not something to take lightly.
Zwirner & Wirth opened at 32 East 69th Street on February 23rd, 2000, instituting a partnership between New York gallerist David Zwirner and London-based gallerist Iwan Wirth.
Zwirner & Wirth exhibits modern and contemporary masters, as well as group shows showcasing German painting, Surrealism in the 20th century, Minimalism from the 60s and 70s, Assemblage, contemporary sculpture, German and American Pop Art, and conceptual photography.
Since its establishment nearly two decades ago Lehmann Maupin has identified and cultivated the careers of an international roster of visionary and historically significant artists. The gallery has garnered a reputation for supporting artists working across disciplines and with new and challenging forms of creative expression; artists whose work has had a lasting impact on contemporary art and culture.
The Marian Goodman Gallery has played an important role in introducing European artists to American audiences and helping to establish a vital dialogue among artists and institutions working internationally. Marian Goodman founded Multiples, which published prints, multiples, and books by leading American artists, such as Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Smithson, and Andy Warhol.
Pace/MacGill Gallery was founded in 1983 by Peter MacGill, in collaboration with partners Arne Glimcher of The Pace Gallery and Richard Solomon of Pace Prints and Pace Primitive. The gallery has had the privilege of representing such masters of photography as Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Irving Penn, John Szarkowksi, Richard Avedon, William Christenberry, Emmet Gowin, Josef Koudelka, Duane Michals, Richard Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, Judith Joy Ross, Fazal Sheikh, Frederick Sommer, JoAnn Verburg, and Henry Wessel.
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