Because there’s more to New York than the LES, Meatpacking and Williamsburg—swearsies
As much as we consider the Soho House rooftop our second home and downtown haunts like Kirna Zabete and Miss Lily’s our go-tos, when we think about New York, New York, the classic, old school, mythologized city Woody Allen movies and Truman Capote prose is made of, we think of the Upper East Side. So we got to thinking… there’s got to be more to the neighborhood than stodgy mens’ clubs and Botox bars, right? We mean, if the guys behind our go-to Lower East Side staple The Fat Radish have opened a brand-spanking-new spot at East 65th and Lexington (called The East Pole, and it’s delicious, FYI) that means the UES is certifiably cool, right?
In the interest of rediscovering the stereotypically socialite-stuffed, gala centric neighborhood (also, and this absolutely cannot be overlooked, the home to quite possibly the best shopping in the world, from Madison and 5th Avenues to Barneys, Bergdorfs and Bendels), we asked two of the coolest UES natives in our Rolodex to explain to us just how the locals do it. Thanks to Brett Heyman and Danielle Prescod, we now know exactly where to have to have a conciliatory cocktail after maxing out our credit cards along 57th Street. Oh yeah, and The Carlyle is still the best. But then, you already knew that, right?