September 30, 2014

Inside Scoop: 7 NYC Places to Eat, Shop, Play, or Sleep

Check out the latest places to eat, shop, play, or sleep:

1. Firm: Bates Masi + Architects
Project: Tessa
Site: Upper West Side
Standout: Cold-rolled blackened steel security grating, usually no more than a necessity, brings industrial appeal to a two-level restaurant.

2. Firm: Steven Holl Architects
Project: Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
Site: Greenwich Village
Standout: Offset disks, derived from the shape of the brand’s perfume bottle, frame the shop window and define the black-walnut shelving along a sidewall.

3. Firm: SPaN Architecture
Project: Hyatt Times Square New York
Site: Midtown
Standout: Slats set the tone at this ground-up hotel, whether they’re walnut framed with bronze in the lobby or oiled walnut in the bar, B54.

4. Firm: Ensemble Architecture and Charles de Lisle Office
Project: Rachel Comey
Site: SoHo
Standout: A 1928 auto mechanic’s shop is now a women’s fashion boutique where plum-colored leather upholstery stands out against pebble-studded or board-formed concrete.

5. Firm: Gachot
Project: Royal Palms Shuffleboard
Site: Gowanus
Standout: A onetime die-cutting factory adopts a laid-back Florida vibe, as booths tricked out in striped acrylic beckon players on the 10 concrete courts.

6. Firm: Studio Vural
Project: Iconic Café
Site: NoLIta
Standout: Found during the renovation, an image of Hindu deities inspired the intricate concrete and ceramic tile on the coffee bar’s floor and walls.

7. Firm: Gensler
Project: Harman
Site: Midtown
Standout: Shoppers test headphones with the help of a “sound spider,” its powder-coated aluminum arms radiating from a lacquered canopy.

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