All change in the Big Apple

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New York has been dazzling visitors for years – few cities in the world can match the Big Apple’s unparalleled energy or the tremendous pride New Yorkers take in opening their arms to visitors – but it’s a destination where the only constant is change.
JAT lets you in on New York’s new and recently opened attractions…

Recently opened

The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Coney Island, Brooklyn
The 5,000 seat Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk opened to the public on June 25, 2016, with an inaugural concert by Ziggy Marley. The venue serves as an outdoor space in the summer months and as an indoor entertainment space in the winter (

International Center of Photography Museum
Nolita, Manhattan
On June 23, 2016 the International Center of Photography, the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, opened its new museum space at 250 Bowery in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. The Museum’s new home features a glass-fronted public space, visible and accessible from the street, where visitors can participate in various programs — including lectures, workshops, and discussions — before entering the ticket-required galleries (

The Met Breuer
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Opened to the public on 18 March 2016 the Met Breuer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newest building, provides additional space dedicated to twentieth and twenty-first century art. The landmark building, designed by Marcel Breuer, expands on the Museum’s modern and contemporary art program, which includes new exhibitions, performances, residencies and educational initiatives (

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
Harlem, Manhattan
Harlem’s first children’s museum, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, opened on October 3, 2015 with state-of-the-art facilities and spaces where children and families can learn through encounters with art and artists (

The Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
Randall Manor, Staten Island
On September 19, 2015 the Staten Island Museum realized a dream 40 years in the making: the expansion to Snug Harbor Cultural Center, a nationally significant historic site that was saved from demolition through the leadership and efforts of museum members in 1965 (

The Whitney Museum of American Art
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building in the Meatpacking District debuted on May 1, 2015. Designed by Renzo Piano and situated on Gansevoort Street between the High Line and the Hudson River, the new nine-story building greatly increases the Whitney’s exhibition and programming space, providing the first comprehensive view of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art. Expansive gallery space, indoors and out, is devoted to the Museum’s widely influential special exhibitions, artist projects, film/video and performing arts programs. The new building also provides state-of-the-art facilities for enhanced education programs, as well as a conservation lab and a street-level restaurant and café, both by Danny Meyer (

Jazz at Lincoln Center 2016-17 Season
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2016-17 season – which kicked off on 22 September – consists of more than 110 concerts in Rose Theater and The Appel Room, more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and a diverse and extensive range of education and community programs for all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 29th season is anchored by the exceptional Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and commemorates more than 100 years of recorded jazz (

Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Season
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 season, the 50
th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 225 opera performances of 26 operas. Repertoire for the company’s 132nd season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera L’Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Dvořák’s Rusalka, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. The season opened on 26 September with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (

Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute
Harlem, Manhattan
Ten years in the making, the Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute will reopen in its new building in Harlem on October 15, 2016. The new center will integrate the arts and African Diaspora culture through several public art exhibitions, performances, workshops and educational programs representing the dynamic Latin America, Caribbean, African and European culture found in New York City (

New York Comedy Festival
Taking place November 1–6, 2016 in partnership with Carolines on Broadway, the New York Comedy Festival will feature 200+ comedians performing in more than 60+ shows throughout the City’s five boroughs. Past performers include Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and Louis C.K (

Center for the Study of Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
Upper West Side, Manhattan
In early 2017, the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library will unveil the transformation of its fourth floor Henry Luce III Center to a permanent space devoted to women’s history exhibitions and scholarship – the first of its kind in a U.S. museum. The exhibit’s centerpiece will feature a preeminent collection of Tiffany lamps in a sparkling gallery designed by architect Eva Jiřičná (

The Bronx Children’s Museum
Grand Concourse, Bronx
The Museum, which will provide educational programs and exhibits to children and families throughout the Bronx when it opens in 2018, broke ground this year on a 12,800 square foot space at the historic Bronx Terminal Market Powerhouse at Mill Pond Park. Kids’ Powerhouse Discovery Center will serve nearly 75,000 children each year and will feature age-appropriate permanent and temporary interactive exhibits exploring the richness of the Bronx in the arts, culture, community, natural resources, greening and energy. It will also possess studio space for community gatherings and meetings (

Culture Shed
Far West Side, Manhattan

A mixed-use venue located in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood, Culture Shed will be an innovative space dedicated to international and local displays of visual art, design, media and performances. The facility, scheduled to open in 2019, is being built in collaboration with Rockwell Group and is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (

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Recently Opened
Broadway (July 14, 2016)
First-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, starring Leona Lewis

Broadway (April 16, 2016)
Cirque du Soleil (

Broadway (March 25, 2016)
Starring Tony Award Winner Jessie Mueller (

The Color Purple
Broadway (November 9, 2015)

School of Rock
Broadway (November 9, 2015)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (

On Your Feet!
Broadway (October 5, 2015)
Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan (
The Front Page
Broadway (September 20, 2016)
Starring Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman & more (

Broadway (September 29, 2016) Starring Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle & Stephanie J. Block (

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway (October 18, 2016)
Starring Josh Groban (

A Bronx Tale, The New Musical
Broadway (November 3, 2016)

The Glass Menagerie
Broadway (February 14, 2017)
Starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello (

Hello Dolly!
Broadway (March 15, 2017)
Starring Bette Midler and David Hyde (

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Broadway (March 28, 2017) Starring Christian Borle (
The Little Foxes
Broadway (March 29, 2017)
Starring Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney (

Anastasia, The New Musical Broadway (April 24, 2017)

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Recently Opened

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing, Queens
As part of a $600 million renovation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the U.S. Tennis Association debuted its $150 million retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium in August 2016 in time for the 2016 U.S. Open. Additional improvements throughout the complex include a new 6,000-seat Grandstand Stadium, an expanded and enhanced entry plaza for visitors, new LED lighting and a chilled water ventilation system inside Arthur Ashe Stadium (

The Hills
Governors Island, Manhattan
The final phase of Governors Island Park, The Hills, opened to the public on July 19, 2016. The Hills is comprised of four man- made hills, rising 25 to 70 feet above the Island, with dramatic new experiences and views of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and the Lower Manhattan skyline (

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Rockaway, Queens
After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has invested more than $140 million dollars in renovating Rockaway Beach and its boardwalk with a steel enforced concrete deck and retaining wall, as well as new lifeguard and patron facilities. In early July 2016, the boardwalk fully reopened to the public and all remaining construction is expected to be completed by summer 2017 (

The Lowline Lab
Lower East Side, Manhattan
On October 17, 2015, The Lowline Lab opened to the public as New York City’s first underground park on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The park, which is housed in the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, uses solar technology to transmit sunlight into the station to allow for plant growth. The Lowline Lab was designed to test and showcase how the site will grow and sustain plants underground, and is open to the public through March 2017 (

SeaGlass Carousel
Battery Park, Manhattan
On August 20, 2015, the SeaGlass Carousel in the Battery opened to the public. The new aquatic-themed ride is aimed to entertain, inspire and educate visitors by imitating an underwater experience on a rotating pavilion within its stainless-steel and glass structure (

One World Observatory
Lower Manhattan
The One World Observatory, opened May 29, 2015, is a three-story observatory atop what is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. A major new attraction in Lower Manhattan, the new observatory occupies levels 100 to 102 of One World Trade Center. To get to the 102
nd floor, visitors take the skypods, among the fastest elevators in the world, and, at the top, guests can experience a film celebrating New York in the “See Forever” theater, enjoy a bevy of dining choices and explore the observatory, enhanced by interactive exhibits and hosted by friendly tour ambassadors who interpret and point out the sights (


A Slice of Brooklyn Chocolate Tour
On September 12, 2016, A Slice of Brooklyn Tours will introduce some of Brooklyn’s best chocolate makers to visitors with its new tour. Passing through famous Brooklyn neighborhoods such as DUMBO, Cobble Hill and Red Hook, visitors will get the chance to meet local chocolatiers and go behind-the-scenes to see how chocolates are made at Jacques Torres, The Chocolate Room, Raaka and Li-Lac Chocolates (

iPic Theater at Fulton Market
Lower Manhattan
On October 7, 2016, the new Fulton Market at South Street Seaport will unveil its first tenant, a 500-seat iPic movie theater. iPic will house eight luxury auditoriums, complete with special amenities such as comfortable reclining chairs and in-seat dining service featuring premium food and drink (

Turnstile Tours: Brooklyn Navy Yard Inside Industry Tours
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Starting fall 2016 In partnership with BLDG 92, Turnstile Tours will bring visitors on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s collection of industries on their new Brooklyn Navy Yard Inside Industry Tour. As part of the tour, visitors will have the chance to visit a workshop, factory or studio space to get an inside look at what Brooklyn’s artisans, factory workers, designers and craftspeople make on the factory floor (

Super Pier
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
When complete in 2017, the Super Pier (at Pier 57) will enhance Manhattan’s west side, with 270,000 square feet of total leasable space including dining, cultural space, retail options, galleries and 3.5 acres of public open space. Some of the Super Pier’s tenants currently include a beach club and spa to be operated by well-known hotelier André Balazs, an underwater rock climbing gym operated by Brooklyn Boulders and a variety of shops managed by Opening Ceremony (

Gulliver’s Gate
Times Square, Manhattan
Expected to open in spring 2017, Gulliver’s Gate is to feature more than 300 miniature buildings and more than 1,000 model train cars, including 3-D printed replicas of Times Square, Grand Central Terminal and parts of Lower Manhattan, along with scenes from around the earth. The 23,000 square-foot space will occupy the ground floor of the former New York Times Building (

National Geographic Times Square
Times Square, Manhattan
Launching in summer 2017, National Geographic and SPE Partners will open a groundbreaking walk-through experience in Times Square with its debut attraction called ‘Ocean Giants.’ Visitors will be transported to breathtaking places from around the world thanks to virtual reality technologies and interactive “real-time’ audience tracking (

NFL Times Square Experience
Midtown Manhattan
Set to open fall 2017, the NFL, NFLPA and Cirque du Soleil are partnering to create an immersive first-of-its-kind NFL attraction in Times Square. The new 40,000 square-foot experience will include a 350-seat theater, interactive activities, educational programming on best football practices, stadium-style food and drinks, as well as special memorabilia on display from famous football players (

New York Wheel
St. George, Staten Island
Located on the northeastern side of Staten Island near the St. George Ferry Terminal, the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel will be the tallest observation wheel in the world and the only one in New York City. The wheel will accommodate up to 1,440 people 
10 per ride, welcoming as many as 30,000 visitors per day and an anticipated 4 million visitors per year. The wheel is expected to open in April 2018 (

Kingsbridge Armory
Fordham Manor, Bronx
Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, which has been vacant since 1996 and occupies a full city block, will be redeveloped into the world’s largest indoor ice arena, a 750,000-square-foot ice sports facility to be known as Kingsbridge National Ice
Center. Kingsbridge National Ice Center will feature nine year-round indoor ice rinks, including a 5,000-seat rink for major ice hockey and skating events. It is anticipated that site preparation and construction for the project will commence in early 2017, and the first full year of operation is expected to be 2018 (

Pier 55
Hudson River Park, Manhattan
Pier 55, a 2.7-acre pier that broke ground summer 2016, will run alongside Manhattan’s lower west side, from Bloomfield Street to 14
th Street. Funded primarily by The Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the pier will consist of a public park complete with lush lawns and pathways, and a performance space which is expected to become one of New York City’s premier venues for music, dance, theater and public art (

The Observation Deck at Hudson Yards
Far West Side, Manhattan
Scheduled to be completed in 2019, 30 Hudson Yards will be home to New York City’s highest outdoor observation deck at 1,296 feet tall, featuring river-to-river panoramic views of the City’s skyline (

New York


Recently opened

Westfield World Trade Center
Lower Manhattan
Opened August 16, 2016, Westfield World Trade Center is one of the most complete retail destinations in New York City. Westfield World Trade Center provides Lower Manhattan with 350,000 square feet of fashion, culinary and artistic experiences and is home to a diverse mix of 150 global and local fashion, lifestyle, technology and culinary brands; an exquisite collection of casual and upscale dining; the City’s second Eataly food hall; a range of New York-centric services and amenities powered by state-of-the art technology; and must-see cultural experiences (

Apple Store
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Apple Inc. opened its new Apple Store in Williamsburg on July 30, 2016. Housed inside a renovated warehouse, the store’s design features exposed brick walls, wood finishes and reconstructed archways, offering the latest Apple devices, educational sessions and product demos (

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH
Midtown Manhattan
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH officially opened its location in New York City on March 3, featuring the first-ever Gilt in-store shop. The two-level store occupies approximately 47,000 square feet in Tower57 in midtown Manhattan at 57
th Street and Lexington Avenue. The Gilt in-store shop will replicate the exclusive access experience of the online shopping destination, giving customers the opportunity to shop the best of Gilt’s daily style show of curated products, including top trends and new offerings from a weekly in-store flash sale. A second location is planned to open in 2017 in Lower Manhattan (

Barneys New York Downtown
Chelsea, Manhattan
Luxury department store Barneys opened its flagship store in Chelsea on February 18, 2016. Located on the corner of 7th Avenue and 17th Street, the store returned to the spot where it was founded in 1923 and remained until 1997. The 55,000- square foot space includes five floors with men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, and a Fred’s restaurant (

Brookfield Place
Lower Manhattan
In March 2015, Lower Manhattan saw the opening of Brookfield Place, a retail and dining destination that includes 300,000 
square feet of retail space, a 30,000-square-foot dining terrace, a 30,000-square-foot French-inspired marketplace called Le District, and six critically acclaimed restaurants. Luxury retailers include Diane von Furstenberg, Burberry, Hermès and more (


City Point Center
Downtown Brooklyn
City Point will be the largest and most visible mixed-use center in Downtown Brooklyn. Expected to be completed by late 2016, the center will include retail, residential and office components totaling 1.8 million square feet. The 675,000-square-foot retail center will include a Century 21 department store, Target, and DeKalb Market Hall, which will be one of the largest food halls in New York City (

Elie Saab
Upper East Side, Manhattan
By the end of 2016, Lebanese luxury fashion designer Elie Saab will open his first store U.S. flagship store in New York City. The store, with more than 100 boutique retail outlets around the world, will feature 4,000-square-feet of the designer’s latest perfumes and dress collections (

Empire Outlets
St. George, Staten Island
Located in St. George, Staten Island, the Empire Outlets will debut in 2017 with 1.1 million square feet of retail space including approximately 100 shops and an extensive array of waterfront food and beverage concepts, in addition to a 190-room boutique hotel (

Pier 17
South Street Seaport, Manhattan
Anticipated to open in 2017 after an extensive reconstruction, Pier 17 will create 40 percent more open space than was there previously which will showcase expanded views of the New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. The new Pier 17 building will feature a glass façade encompassing a wide range of stores, neighborhood shops and restaurants including a flagship restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten (

Saks Fifth Avenue
Lower Manhattan
Saks Fifth Avenue has announced plans to open a 16,750 square foot men’s store in spring 2017. The store will be located in the Brookfield Place shopping and dining complex, joining a previously announced 85,000-square foot Saks Fifth Avenue store exclusively for women, which will also be located at Brookfield Place, opened September 9, 2016 (     

Hudson Yards
Far West Side, Manhattan
Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The site will include more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops and boutiques, 20 restaurants, approximately 5,000 residences, 14 acres of public open space  and a 150-room luxury hotel. The retail space will include New York City’s first Neiman Marcus store. The initial phase of Hudson Yards opened in May 2016, with Coach occupying 10 Hudson Yards as its first tenant, followed by L’Oréal Group in  June (

Columbus Circle, Manhattan
New York City’s first Nordstrom department store, expected to open in 2018, will occupy the first seven floors of a new luxury high-rise building on West 57th Street, known as “Billionaires’ Row” (

New York


Recently Opened

Fowler and Wells
Lower Manhattan
In September 2016, James Beard Award winning celebrity chef Tom Colicchio opened his first restaurant since 2010 in The Beekman, a historic landmark hotel in Lower Manhattan. Colicchio is known for his longstanding commitment to farm-to-table dining (

Lower Manhattan
Restaurateur Keith McNally of Pastis and Balthazar fame, premiered his first restaurant at The Beekman in Lower Manhattan in September 2016. The Brasserie-style restaurant is open from breakfast through supper, and the menu includes a combination of lighter dishes as well as French classics, with a special Rotisserie and Grillades section of meats, fish and poultry (

Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Opened August 2016, Leuca is a Southern Italian restaurant from award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini and NoHo Hospitality, located inside The William Vale hotel in Williamsburg. Carmellini serves his wood-fired coastal fare cuisine in an elegant atmosphere, along with an inventive wine, beer and cocktail list (

Eataly NYC Downtown Lower Manhattan
On August 11, 2016, Eataly opened its second New York City location inside 4 World Trade Center as part of the new Westfield World Trade Center shopping complex. Eataly NYC Downtown is a bustling 40,000 square-foot Italian food and wine marketplace, featuring four casual dining spots, an upscale restaurant, a coffee and wine bar and floor-to-ceiling views overlooking the 9/11 Memorial (

The Bowery Market
NoHo, Manhattan
In July 2016, real estate developer Scott Marano opened his uniquely designed, open-air food hall in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. The 1,000 square-foot outdoor market features five vendors, serving fresh Italian sandwiches, tacos, avocado toast, specialty cocktails and more (

The Great Northern Food Hall
Midtown Manhattan
In June 2016, internationally acclaimed chef Claus Meyer opened his first official food hall inside Grand Central Terminal. Off the success of his restaurant in Copenhagen called Noma, Claus brings his Nordic-inspired cuisine to the 5,000-square foot food hall, featuring local ingredients and Nordic infused flavors found in dishes such as Bitter Salad and Havgus (

Fish Bar at North River Landing
Pier 81
In May 2016, Fish Bar at North River Landing debuted as a new three-story seafood lounge and restaurant on a 10,000 square foot yacht. Located on Pier 81 at West 42nd Street on the Hudson River, Fish Bar features a 3,000 square-foot outdoor top deck and 6,000 square-feet of bi-level interior dining space, with expansive indoor and outdoor bars. Fish Bar’s Mediterranean-inspired menu includes a selection of shareable small plates, with an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients (

Columbus Circle, Manhattan
On April 19, an underground food court opened in the Columbus Circle subway station called TurnStyle. The subterranean shopping mall and food court is the first major privatization of the New York subway system and features 20 small restaurants and 19 shops and stores, including Blossom du Jour, Dylan’s Candy Bar, By Suzette, FIKA, Ellary’s Greens, Pressed Juicery and the Asian restaurant Yong Kang Street. The space does not require a MetroCard to enter (

Flatiron District, Manhattan
Covina, O Ya’s Tim and Nancy Cushman’s latest venture, is an American/Mediterranean restaurant located inside the Park South Hotel. Opened March 17, 2016, the restaurant features both traditional and modern pizza, Hungarian fry bread with house smoked salmon, kefir ranch and herbs, roasted chicken, lamb kofte skewers, and a chuck/wagyu blend burger with American cheese and special sauce (

Le Coq Rico
Flatiron District, Manhattan
On March 10, 2016, Michelin-starred French Chef Antoine Westermann has brought his popular Montmartre bistro to New York. Like its Parisian predecessor, the upscale Flatiron spot serves tender and flavorful poultry dishes like rooster, hen, squab, duck, and guinea fowl, in addition to cream of chicken soup and sides like macaroni au gratin and thick-cut fries (

Indian Accent
Midtown Manhattan
On February 25, 2016 Indian Accent, Manish Mehrotra’s New Delhi restaurant debuted at Le Parker Meridien, New York. The winner of several awards including S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, this is the restaurant’s first international outpost. The contemporary menu features fresh local produce with the flavors and traditions of India (

Russ & Daughters
Upper East Side, Manhattan
On February 25, 2016, Russ & Daughters opened a restaurant branch inside the Jewish Museum on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 92
nd Street. The newly opened eatery holds 70-seats and features its usual menu of dishes like smoked fish platters, bagels, bialys, herring, salads, soups and babka. A forthcoming location at the newly renovated Brooklyn Navy Yard is expected to open in 2018 (

La Sirena
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
In February 2016, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich opened their first new restaurant in years, at the Maritime Hotel in the Meatpacking District. La Sirena features a 40-foot glass-enclosed bar, plus “elevated trattoria” fare like baby octopus Siracusa style and grilled swordfish Messinese (

Lower East Side, Manhattan
On January 16, 2016 TAO Group and Chef Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and Stanton Social fame opened Vandal, a two- level space which includes a bar/lounge, restaurant, garden dining area, private dining room, and cellar bar/lounge (

The Pennsy
Herald Square, Manhattan
On January 11, 2016 the Pennsy food hall opened, home to vendors the Cinnamon Snail, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, Mario by Mary, Lobster Press and the Little Beet; and includes a bar, an indoor dining lounge, an outdoor patio space, and an event space (

Mr. Purple
Lower East Side, Manhattan
On November 16, 2015, the Hotel Indigo LES opened its fifteenth-floor bar, complete with two terraces and a pool featuring chaise lounges and high top communal tables. The bar features indoor and outdoor spaces, connecting guests with local iconic culinary staples thanks to its locally sourced menu of craft beers, market fresh ingredients and signature cocktails (

Urbanspace Vanderbilt
Midtown Manhattan
In September 2015, Urbanspace Vanderbilt opened near Grand Central Terminal. With more than 20 vendors ranging from favorite Brooklyn pizza joint Roberta’s to popular doughnut chain Dough to the Red Hook Lobster Pound, this food hall offers something for everyone (

Lower East Side, Manhattan
Recently rated as one of America’s best new restaurants by Bon Appetit, Wildair features an American Nouveau cuisine set in
a quaint atmosphere on the Lower East Side. Proprietors Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske, who also run the tasting room Contra, opened the restaurant in summer 2015. The menu features artisanal liquors, their famous fresh-baked Contra bread, dishes such as littleneck clams and house fried calamari, and delectable desserts made featuring panna cotta-like custard and rich chocolate (

Rooftop Reds
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn
Known as the world’s first commercially viable urban rooftop vineyard, Rooftop Reds debuted in spring 2015 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Wine enthusiasts can indulge in pop-up dining experiences, wine and cheese tastings and educational viticulture tours. The vineyard features more than 14,000 square-feet of rooftop space overlooking the Manhattan skyline (

Fish Cheeks
NoHo, Manhattan
Brothers and co-chefs, Chat Suansilphong of Bangkok’s Nahm and Ohm Suansilphong of Colicchio & Sons, have teamed together to open Fish Cheeks. The 60-seat seafood-focused restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine, inspired by flavourful and approachable food served up in a bright and inviting atmosphere (


Harold’s Meat and Three
Hudson Square, Manhattan
On September 6, 2016, chef Harold Moore will open his first Meat and Three concept at the Arlo Hudson Square hotel. The restaurant will feature a variety of southern-inspired meats and side dishes, labeled as an upscale cafeteria complete with table service (

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Lower Manhattan
World-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck will open his first New York City restaurant in late September 2016 at the brand new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. The popular upscale steakhouse chain will feature fine dining, impeccable service and a sophisticated menu with ten fine-cut steaks offered (

Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Focusing on Mediterranean and Italian small plates, Food Network star Anne Burrell will open her first restaurant in New York City in September 2016. Burrell will cook up special dishes such as cauliflower steak with bacon and brined pork chop served with veggie succotash and soft polenta (

West Village, Manhattan
The iconic West Village speakeasy plans to reopen in late September 2016 with a refreshed interior and memorabilia from the early 1920s. A neighborhood staple, Chumley’s will introduce a new comprehensive cocktail program, as well as a new food menu served up in its old-school atmosphere (

Flatiron District, Manhattan
Expected to open September 2016, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and CEO of ABC Carpet & Home Paulette Cole will open their third restaurant in New York City. Taking inspiration from abc kitchen and plant-based diets, the new abcV restaurant will have room for 75 diners, serving vegetarian and vegan dishes that embrace wellness for both the body and planet (

Canal Street Market
Chinatown, Manhattan
In November 2016 a 12,000-square-foot food hall will debut on Canal Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood. Some of the 11 vendors include Davey’s Ice Cream, Boba Guy’s bubble tea and Yori Nori (

White Gold
Upper West Side, Manhattan
From the butchers of New York City hot spot The Spotted Pig comes White Gold, a new full-service butcher shop that will also be home to an open kitchen eatery. Expected to open fall 2016, the eatery will have 40 seats inside and 20 café seats, featuring a Southern Pride smoker and sleek black Rotisol rotisserie that will serve up meat-driven dishes like sausages, house-made charcuterie and rotisserie chicken (

Midtown Manhattan
When the LUMA Hotel Times Square officially opens fall 2016, award-winning chef Jose Garcias will introduce his side street- style restaurant Ortzi, the hotel’s signature restaurant. The new restaurant will feature a contemporary intimate bar and café, located just a few blocks away from scenic Bryant Park (

Gotham Market at The Ashland
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Gotham West Market announced its expansion into Brooklyn with a 16,000-square-foot food hall that will open in fall 2016 near the Barclay Center. Featuring eight food and beverage providers including a pop-up location for local chefs and restauranteurs, the market will feature Mu Ramen’s noodle bowls from Queens, along with rotisserie chicken spot Flip Bird and Midtown Manhattan’s Mason Jar restaurant with beer, bourbon and BBQ specialties (

The Marketplace at Empire Outlets (MRKTPL)
St. George, Staten Island
The Marketplace at Empire Outlets, or MRKTPL, will hold 12,000 square feet of local and international food spots, with another 3,000 square feet of outdoor dining. The food hall plans to open in late 2017, and will be Staten Island’s first artisanal food hall. The Marketplace will be run by Manny Del Castillo and Jamie Hinojos, the creative director and director of operations at the Gansevoort Market (

Lower Manhattan
Acclaimed British steakhouse Hawksmoor comes to New York City in 2017 in Westfield World Trade Center. With five locations in London and one in Manchester, the restaurants are known for serving sustainably and humanely raised meats, an approach the owners, Will Beckett and Huw Gott, and their chef, Richard Turner, expect to continue in NYC. The steakhouse will occupy 14,000 square feet on the third floor of 3 World Trade Center (

Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn Navy Yard
In early 2018, Brooklyn Brewery plans to open a 75,000-square-foot outpost at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the popular brewery will open at the newly renovated Building 77 and will feature an on-site brewery, rooftop beer garden and full-service restaurant (

Bourdain Market
Pier 57, Manhattan
In 2019, celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain will open the 155,000-square-foot Bourdain Market at the Super Pier, Pier 57 on 15
th Street (at the Hudson River). The market will include approximately 100 retail and wholesale food vendors, including fishmongers, butchers, bakers and other artisans, and eventually at least one full-service restaurant, in addition to prepared-food stalls (


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