See This, Skip That: Concierge Tips in the Nation’s Top Destinations
See This, Skip That: New York City
The Hotel Eventi is one of my favorite Big Apple stays. It’s in northern Chelsea, easily one of New York City’s most dynamic areas, and Jason Blake has held the Concierge title here for two years. He says there are “great restaurant selections adjacent to the hotel that feature exclusive NYC chefs, like George Mendes and Laurent Tourondel.” But he also likes to tout this sector’s newest food choices. “The Flatiron Room on 26th, between 6th and Broadway, is a small, elegantly appointed whiskey bar featuring live jazz every evening. And just across the street is Flatiron Hall, a vintage-inspired beer garden serving oversized pretzels and a selection of local brews from Greenpoint Brewery in Brooklyn,” he says. “For a healthier choice, Sweetgreen at NoMad, in collaboration with local farmers, features an extensive farm-to-table menu with fresh produce being sourced from the community.”
For a little culture, Blake likes the new Whitney Museum, at the southern end of the Highline. “It recently opened after relocating from the Upper East Side, adding to the growing attractions within walking distance from our hotel,” he says.