Le District: The French Eataly-Styled Mega Market

Le-District-NYC-20The city has been shoveling so much money into re-building downtown life and it’s finally showing. The Fulton Street transportation hub is up and running and Brookfield Place has become an actual destination. Le District is part market, part restaurant and part cafĂ©. A little less frenetic than its Italian market counterpart, Eataly, here you can watch bakers working, grab a croissant to go, find your French market staples or enjoy a business lunch in sleek surroundings. Either way, you’ll have to be down in Battery Park to see it and that’s just the point.

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Eat & Drink Waterside At Grand Banks

14374794630_379280c53d_b.0.0.0When this sexy oyster bar on a historic schooner opened last summer, Grand Banks managed to stay mostly off the radar. But now that the secret is out, take the trip down to Battery Park for an impressive oyster selection and light bites while sipping cocktails al fresco. Get there early because everyone has the same idea here as you.

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Yoko Ono: The Artist

CFNMb6UVAAMD4LD.jpg_largeEveryone’s been knocking poor Yoko down ever since she first flirted with John Lennon. Now she finally gets a chance to show off her performance art in a proper retrospective at MoMa. And on sunny weekends, you can even play a round on her famous white chess set in the sculpture garden.

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Frieze Art Fair This Weekend

Frieze-New-York-2014-317611604415_1b3c50d705_bScreen shot 2015-05-15 at 11.10.31 AMThe trek out to Randall’s Island will nearly kill you, but you’ll survive and then ooh and ah at the contemporary, interactive and often eccentric art. And with great weather and tons of food options, you might even want to stick around for a while.

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Your One Chance To Go Into 190 Bowery-

179-r_2Ever since I moved to New York, I always walked by this building wondering what went on within. I imagined lavish parties and eccentric artists as I’m sure most people have done. But the story only partially came out last year when the building’s former-owner, Jay Meisel, sold it. We’ll never know about the photographer’s lifestyle, but its new owner, Aby Rosen, plans to develop the hell out of it. And before the former bank is chopped up neatly and rented out, Rosen is co-hosting an art show with Vito Schnabel that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This Saturday from 5-7PM, catch a glimpse inside for the first time since 1966.

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