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New York City serves up new food, art galleries, stores and more for visitors

January 04, 2011|By Jane Engle | Assistant Los Angeles Times Travel Editor
  • New York map pinpoints new attractions for architecture, art and culture fans.
New York map pinpoints new attractions for architecture, art and culture… (Michael Newhouse )

What's new in New York City for visitors? Plenty, judging from a round-up of recently opened and upcoming arts venues, restaurants, cutting-edge architecture, plays, stores and more that appears in the latest Los Angeles Times Magazine.

"For art, culture, food and shopping, there's still no place like Gotham," writes Mayer Rus, who edited the compendium of 79 new and new-ish places in the metropolis that are worth a stop.

Art-lovers can ride the "elevator cum project room that moves between floors" at the towering Sperone Westwater gallery in the Bowery; gaze at a nearly 20-foot sculpure by Irish artist Eva Rothschild that, starting in spring, will be a gateway to Central Park; and marvel (until March 14) at MoMA’s hit show "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen," which touches on design, art, politics and social customs.

Shoppers can browse three floors of Lanvin in an Upper East Side townhouse, where the French label has opened its first New York shop; check out Left Bank Books (formerly Bookleaves) at its new location in Greenwich Village; and brighten their day at Cire Trudon on Bond Street, where the venerable French candle company has opened its first new shop in 126 years.

If dashing from place to place makes you hungry, you're in the right city. Take a bite out of Bark Hot Dogs in Brooklyn or nibble on classic American food while gazing at portraits of Warhol and Basquiat at The Lion. Or check out the 11 other dining meccas that Rus recommends.

And that's just a small sampling. 

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