MY STYLE: Gothip Girl—I wear mostly black, but sometimes gray or white or maybe chocolate brown. I look exhumed from a grave in color. My fashion icon is a Tim Burton heroine in some cobalt light, looking wan and creepy but luminous. My home is mostly gray and white—I love it. I have a library that’s all dark, dark brown and super cozy with an eclectic mix of art, from old masters to a huge “K” by Tauba Auerbach.
I LOVE NEW YORK BECAUSE: My kids are never bored. New York is like a third parent because it takes so much pressure off me. I can take them to plays or museums and have them taste different foods, and they’re always excited.
When this Williamsburg restaurant first opened in 2001, it was one of the only games in town. Today, the French-American joint remains a favorite amongst Brooklyners and Manhattanites alike. A kid’s menu is available, offering brioche grilled cheese and chicken tenders, but many of the little ones will want to go for the burger on the “adult menu.” It’s so delicious that DuMont’s owners opened the equally popular “DuMont Burger” joint just a few streets away.
The Brooklyn Bowl
Settle into a vintage Chesterfield sofa and take in the spoils of this Williamsburg bowling alley. After knocking down some pins and beating a few levels of arcade games, try out the comfort food (fried chicken and bread pudding made by the esteemed Blue Ribbon Bakery) and, of course, some ice cold beer. If your timing is right, you might witness a live funk show or DJ, as “The Bowl” also functions as a
Marc Jancou Contemporary
We love stopping into this contemporary art gallery—a surefire way to learn about the hottest and most promising up-and-comers. Since 2007, Marc Jancou has been devoted to representing emerging artists, and is credited with having presented the first solo exhibition for many now-established names. If you’re ready for more upon leaving Marc Jancou, you’ll easily find your next stop (perhaps Luhring Augustine Gallery or Metro Pictures) right there on West 24th Street.
Bleecker Street Playground
The first park of its kind (circa 1966) in New York City, this neighborhood playground has become somewhat of an institution. The land was part of the original 1830 land grant from the Bleecker family farm and, thanks to a succeeding grant in the late ’90s, the park has since undergone recent renovations: landscaping, improved lighting and playground equipment, as we as decorative art that reflects the history and architecture of the surrounding Greenwich Village.
You’ll have to use the door knocker to get into this modern yet charming haberdashery, which is owned and operated by two fashion-industry veterans. While buying a suit here may be a labor of love (the impeccably tailored clothing requires three separate fittings), the result is undoubtedly worth it. Be sure to check out the dress shirts, too, as they feature pearl buttons, perfectly rounded collars, and Miller’s Oath’s signature gussets.