’Tis the season for Perks: 1) 50% off unlimited classes at CrossFit NYC’s new Upper West Side location. 2) The perfect Christmas tree—delivered, for less than what everyone else pays. 3) A pair of audiophile-worthy earphones that can be used in three different ways. Music will never be the same...
Is that a banana in your pocket, or are you just happy to see the weekend?
A Winter Rooftop in Chelsea
If there’s one thing you know about Nordic culture, it’s Björk. If there’s another, it’s umlauts. But now there’s a third: Hôtel Americano’s new blue-and-white rooftop winter wonderland of king crab and hot glögg, which is cabernet, brandy and spices. Mmm, umlaut.
The Brits Invade Williamsburg
What do you get when you pack a ton of vinyl, miles of rare rock literature, a café from the Five Leaves guys and the occasional set by Television into 15,000 square feet of Williamsburg? You get this, legendary Brit record shop Rough Trade’s only American location. Which you probably figured out.
Up to 80% Off Ovadia & Sons
Ovadia: roughly translates to “perfect handsomeness.” And right now—like right now—they’re practically giving away their sport coats, sweaters, coats and shoes. Which, coincidentally, are all on the list of things you like to wear. A real coincidence, that.
Meatballs and Drinks and Jazz
The Meatball Shop guys: they chose the name Underballs for their Chelsea cocktail-and-beer spot, and now they’re stuck with it. On the plus side, now they’re doing live jazz down there a couple times a month. Along with the beer, that just might earn forgiveness.
What Else Is New
Two New Brooklyn Spots
For the kinky: An ex-dominatrix has put five years into Grindhaus in Red Hook,
where she’s serving merguez tortellini and wood-fired-oven-baked bread. Just remember your safe
For the hungry: The folks behind Battersby have doubled their living space at Dover, where they’re doing seven tasting courses. It’s good to have options.