There’s no better place for great fall fashion styles
Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you can’t look good. Michael Kors’ latest fall trends successfully combine sexy-chic with sporty comfort (133 5th Ave.). Looking for a new pair of jeans? Rubin Chapelle is known for its extensive denim selection, so much so that even celebs have been known to wear them (410 W. 14th St.). Tory Burch offers a classic yet modern sensibility to every look, whether it be a pair of knee-high boots or a stylish cardigan (797 Madison Ave.). But nothing beats Diane von Furstenberg, whose line features must-have looks ranging from professional edge to laidback cool — a great addition to any fall wardrobe (440 W. 14th St.).
The Tastes of Tribeca.
So much food, so little time.
Believe it or not, Tribeca is the home of many notable restaurants definitely worth visiting. The French restaurant Bouley serves fresh dishes full of flavor. Whether it’s their Cape Cod Sea Scallops or French Rouget with artichoke, every bite will leave your tastebuds begging for more (163 Duane St.). In the mood for a taste of fame? Iron Chef winner Marc Forgione’s restaurant exudes a comfortable, energetic atmosphere and features rustic Italian dishes that are so savory we wouldn’t blame you for gnawing on the leftover bones (134 Reade St.). For Italian dishes, Locanda Verde is the place to go. Whether you’re relaxing over a cup of cappuccino by day or meeting up with friends for a leisurely dinner and drinks by night, this casual, Italian tavern has everything you need no matter the occasion (377 Greenwich St.).
Tapa the Morning to You.
Small portions. Big flavor.
Who says delicious things can’t come in small packages? Stop by Sojourn and feast your eyes on one of the best tapas menus in the city. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant bar scene or a hip, cabin-like atmosphere, this place has everything you need to satisfy your mood as well as your palate (244 East 79th St.). Or come by Alta’s for an intimate setting, nice glass of wine and an endless variety of small-plate snacks. From lamb meatballs to seared wild mushrooms, these mouth-watering treats are almost as enjoyable to look at, as they are to eat (64 W. 10th St.). For a rustic and relaxed vibe, visit Uva and try their small, tapas-style plates (we recommend their bruschetta). The servings may be small, but the taste is out of this world. Trust us (1486 2nd Ave.).
Tackle the busiest shopping day of the season in Herald Square.
Shopping on Black Friday can be the worst. Thankfully, NYC has all of your favorite stores right in one convenient location in the heart of Herald Square. Victoria’s Secret offers three whole floors of the popular brand’s sexy ensembles (1328 Broadway). But if you’re looking for something a little more weather appropriate, the GAP’s got you covered. From stylish sweaters to classic trench coats, this store knows just how to keep you warm while still allowing you to look your best (60 W. 34th St.). Then there’s H&M with the latest, high quality looks at reasonable prices. Whether you’re dressing up or down, these trendy styles will make you look runway ready no matter the occasion (1328 Broadway).
Bling It On.
Luxury jewelry for any occasion.
When it comes to jewelry, NYC’s got you covered. Tiffany & Co. offers a stunning selection of high-end luxury items, perfect for that special someone (727 5th Ave.). Cartier always has a great collection of eye-catching products. Whether it’s a chic bracelet or stylish fashion ring, you’ll never walk out disappointed (653 5th Ave.). Then there’s David Yurman, whose classy ice bracelets and sophisticated pendants can add elegance to any ensemble! (712 Madison Ave.).
Blast from the Past.
‘90s Throwback bands you just can’t miss.
Feeling nostalgic? Luckily, this city has a wide array of ‘90s bands guaranteed to take you on a happy stroll down memory lane. Terminal 5 will host They Might Be Giants as they perform hits from their brand new album on 11/2 at 7 p.m. B-52 fans should stop by the Brooklyn Bowl on 11/7 to see this beloved party band in action starting at 8:30 p.m. From timeless gems like “Rock Lobster” to more recent classics like “Love Shack,” these songs will make you want to turn in those bowling balls for a pair of dancing shoes (61 Wythe Ave.). In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Blues Traveler will be performing at Gramercy Theatre from 11/23-11/24 beginning at 7 p.m. Prepare to hear your old time favorites as well as some new hits from their latest record “Suzie Cracks the Whip” (127 East 23rd St.). Get pumped!
Concerts and sports abound at Madison Square Garden.
Known as the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden has everything you need for a fun night out. Come see The Eagles grace the stage on 11/8, 11/9, and 11/11, performing classic Rock ‘n Roll favorites such as “Take It To the Limit,” “Hotel California,” and many more (thegarden.com). World-renowned Grammy-winner Kanye West will also perform on 11/23-11/24 as part of his The Yeezus Tour, featuring an impressive catalogue of hits from his decade-long career. But if sports is more your scene, check out the Boston University vs. Cornell hockey game on 11/30 at 8 p.m. Watch as these long-time rivals take the ice in an epic battle for the puck.
It’s turkey time!
Thanksgiving feasts fit for royalty.
The city’s finest restaurants are serving up a Thanksgiving feast this November with creative, turkey-rich prix fixe menus. Reserve a table at the exemplary authentic French eatery Le Cirque for top-notch white-gloved service amidst a stunning ambiance. Start with a seasonal highlight like the zesty Chestnut Pappardelle with black trumpet mushrooms and veal ragù followed by a main course of Roasted Organic Turkey with cornbread chestnut stuffing (151 E 58th St.). A few blocks away lies another delicious and historic gem, “21” Club, a venerable American traditional restaurant and former prohibition-era speakeasy that has hosted nearly every United States President since FDR (21 W. 52nd St.). Lastly, reserve a table at the contemporary bistro Landmarc for a mouth-watering, family-friendly holiday outing in the heart of Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle #3). Bon Appétit!
When Life Gives You Pumpkins.
The best fall-flavored drinks in NYC.
Pumpkin Pie is great, but pumpkin flavored drinks are even better! Art Bar offers Pumpkin Pie martinis made of delicious pumpkin spice liqueur, Buttershots, coffee liqueur, and half & half all mixed together for one incredible, yummy flavor. This festive treat is sure to get you in the holiday spirit (52 8th Ave.). Beer lovers should stop by The Ginger Man to sip on rich, malty brews like Pumpkin Harvest Ale, a festive seasonal favorite (11 E. 36th St.). Heartland Brewery is always worth a trip. This NYC staple serves a wide selection of season beers, including its popular Smiling Pumpkin Ale, made with honey-roasted pumpkins, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Yum! (1285 6th Ave.)
College basketball at its best.
Basketball enthusiasts can watch powerhouse college teams take the court at the Barclays Center starting with the Maryland vs. UConn game on 11/8. The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic tournament will start up a few weeks later (11/22-11/23) as Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, and Michigan State all face-off to compete and help raise cancer awareness in the process. Pittsburgh, Stanford, Texas Tech, and Houston will face-off in the Legends Classic Championship Rounds (11/25-11/26) while St. John’s, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, and Penn State will participate in the Barclays Center Classic, featuring epic matchups that are sure to be nothing but net. (barclayscenter.com)