Lifestyle & Parenting

Acing the Big Apple

November 5, 2009

Theres nothing quite like autumn in New York. Take a bite of the best of
whats new with a week in the Big Apple.

Ace Hotel
has drawn its fourth Ace. Its newest property in Midtown is a masterful
mix of character vintage and custom touches, like clothes hangers
embossed with the phrase You look good in that. Slip into your jersey
robe and raid the well-stocked Smeg fridge in your room or head
downstairs and sip Stumptown coffee with fellow dwellers. From $229 a
night, Ace Hotel, 20W 29th St., New York City, 212-679-2222,

Take in a leisurely breakfast at funky
Five Leaves
and pay tribute to Heath Ledger. The actor began work on
his Greenpoint café-restaurant just before his death, and today his
friends and family run the place in his memory. We had the tasty
house-made granola with fruit and let the Bob Marley playing on vinyl
soak in. Five Leaves, 18 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 718-383-5345,

Whether its a manic Monday or celebratory
Saturday, raise a glass at The
Monday Room
. At this cozy wine bar in Nolita you get your own
personal wine steward who serves up unusual wine flights paired with
equally unusual canapés like glazed eel with soft boiled quail egg. Its
brick-walled interior and black leather banquettes reminded us of a law
library (in a good way). The Monday Room, 210 Elizabeth St., New York
City, 212-343-7011,

Put on your stylish winter coat and take a walk
on The High Line.
The elevated railway has been re-purposed as a park, and its first phase
stretching from Gansevoort to 20th Street is complete. Along the path
youll find pretty gardens, wood chaises for stopping at and cool views
of the city. On our stroll we passed by America’s Next Top Model’s
Nigel Barker. The High Line, 212-500-6035,



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