This autumn, every neighborhood in Manhattan will be infused with modern style, from new boutiques to dining emporiums to chic hotels. With the influx of new places to explore, shoppers and tourists alike will enjoy all the City has to offer.

Let’s begin on the Golden Mile. Tokyo’s trendy Samantha
Thavasa
will showcase beautiful handbags and accessories
at 965 Madison Avenue between 75th and 76th Streets. This
Japanese newcomer loves to suggest a different bag for every outfit. Couture shoe designer Roger Vivier, who invented the stiletto heel in 1954, will bring his flagship store to 750 Madison Avenue in the fall. L’Artisan Parfumeur’s divine scent bar at 1100 Madison Avenue puts shoppers in control of the custom design of their own fragrance. Avon’s eyebrow guru, Eliza Petrescu will relocate Eliza’s Eyes to Exhale Spa’s two New York City locations, 980 Madison Avenue and 150 Central Park South. Bridal couture designer Miriam Rigler will come to 60th Street this fall, only a few doors down from Donna Karan. Robert Clergerie, luxury French shoe retailer, is moving to 19 East 62nd Street. Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake is moving to 802-804 Madison Avenue and will open this fall.

Fifth Avenue continues to sparkle with A. Testoni, fashion footwear and apparel for the quality obsessed, relocating to the posh Sherry Netherland at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, across from the new Apple store. Niwaka, the Tiffany of Japan, will launch a Fifth Avenue flagship at 608 Fifth Avenue. Swedish sportswear H & M will come to 505 Fifth Avenue with a three level store.

Spanish accessories designer Jaime Mascaro opened on the Upper East Side with exclusive and stylish footwear at 976 Lexington Avenue.

 

The latest BCBG shop at the northwest corner of Third Avenue at 74th street will feature their fashion line that personifies “good style and good attitude.” Interior designer Charlotte Moss will open a flagship at 20 East 63rd Street. The Bloomingdale’s area will sparkle with a new Swarovski shop at 731 Lexington Avenue.

Italian designer Atelier Aimee will bring her bridal emporium to 475 Park Avenue this fall. L.A.-based spa Lather has settled in Midtown at 127 East 57th Street. Julia Lundeen and Edward Rush introduced Third Power Fitness at 46 West 22nd Street. Equinox fitness club will open a mega-gym and spa at 1 Park Avenue at 33rd Street.

Time Warner Center will have a new bebe boutique, replacing Joseph Abboud on the first floor.

Ann Taylor will have a new store at 600 Fifth Avenue on the northwest corner of 48th Street in Rockefeller Center.

Union Square will be home to a new Levi Strauss & Company store at 25 West 14th Street, which will be completed by the holidays.

Fashionable Flatiron hosts the diva-desired Juicy Couture at 103 Fifth Avenue. American Apparel will welcome another trendy t-shirt boutique at 142 Fifth Avenue. 136 Fifth Avenue will be home to White House Black Market, purveyor of monochromatic women’s apparel.

Chelsea now boasts Arcadia, an environmentally friendly international shop of worldly exotic goods, at 228 Eighth Avenue. Brooklyn Industries’ second Manhattan shop will be at 161 Eighth Avenue and plans a third in the West Village.

Ultra-cool menswear designer Thom Browne is moving to a bigger space in Tribeca at 100 Hudson Street.

Kiki de Montparnasse has welcomed its 79 Greene Street Soho store, tastefully decorated to showcase intimate clothing and racy high-end lingerie. Alessi, Italian home wares, comes to 130 Greene Street between Prince and Houston. True Religion will join the denim powerhouse strip when it presents its first East Coast store on 130 Prince Street in Soho, featuring men’s, women’s and children’s attire. LA-based Von Dutch will open at 109 Spring Street between Mercer and Greene featuring clothing and accessories. Funky footwear maker Crocs will have a retail shop to sell its brightly colored clogs at 143 Spring Street. Pratima Ayurvedic Skincare Spa and Clinic also joins Soho at 110 Greene Street. Luxury furniture company George Smith is relocating to 315 Hudson Street.

In the West Village, European designer Miguelina will join the Bleecker Street elite at number 347 with celebrity favorite feminine pieces.

In Greenwich Village, stationery boutique Papyrus debuts at 60 East Eighth Street at Broadway.

Designer Christopher Crawford has ventured out, launching the Sophia Eugene collection boutique at 7 Cornelia Street. Israeli-born designer Nili Lotan opened a retail flagship at 188 Duane Street. Former “boutique on wheels,” Caravan, now has a traditional store at 2 Great Jones Street near Broadway.

Lower Manhattan is the new shopping corridor for luxury. Tiffany & Co. will make an entrance at 37 Wall Street in fall 2007 and will join Hermès at 15 Broad Street in spring 2007.

After tourists spend their day shopping, dining and exploring our great metropolis, they will no doubt seek a respite in plush accommodations. Opportunities abound as new hotel developments – all with lavish shopping – flourish in every corridor!

Lincoln Property Company is planning to create a new condominium hotel on the same block as the Peninsula Hotel, just off Fifth Avenue at 55th Street. This most glamorous address and will help counteract our current hotel room shortage. Another luxury hotel condominium and retail complex will join the Fifth Avenue elite at 400 Fifth Avenue and 36th Street. The 80-room Rockefeller Center Hotel has now opened at 25 West 51st Street. The Beekman Tower at 3 Mitchell Place on First Avenue will be sold to an investor and continue to be operated as a hotel. The Marriott Courtyard Manhattan has opened on the Upper East Side at 410 East 92nd Street.

The Jacob Javits Center expansion creates a need for many more hotel rooms, which, in turn, requires more retail space and restaurants. There is much opportunity for expansion in the area, as there is still unclaimed space. Discussions are underway that will result in a new 1,500-room hotel at West 35th Street and Eleventh Avenue.

Luxe is leading the way downtown, with buildings on Wall Street and throughout Lower Manhattan being swiftly transformed from one use to another. For example, an office tower at 75 Wall Street will soon be a hotel and condominium development. With the recent announcements that Tiffany and Hermes are joining BMW, Hickey Freeman, and Borders in Lower Manhattan, many other retailers also hope to become favorites of the new downtown. In Soho, Donald Trump is creating a 45-story luxury hotel and condominium at 246 Spring Street between Verick St. and Sixth Avenue. Trump International Hotel & Tower SoHo will boast more than 400 hotel condo rooms and suites, as well as a spa, restaurant and 28,000 square feet of retail space. Architect David Rockwell will design a “downtown chic” version of the Columbus Circle Hotel. The 45-room Loft hotel, developed by Sam Chang’s McSam Hotels and Hersha Group, is expected to open at 130 Duane Street. In 2008, superstar hotelier Andre Balazs’ will launch The Standard New York at Washington Street and West 13th Street in the Meatpacking District. Major downtown developer Joseph Moinian is planning a 53-story building at 123 Washington Street, which will house a 220-room W Hotel and 180 residential condominiums. By the end of the year tourists will also enjoy the 83-room Downtown Hotel on Greenwich Street and North Moore Street in TriBeCa, owned by Richard Born, Ira Drucker and Robert DeNiro.

Later this year, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge will comprise an additional 280 rooms. It is the only full-service hotel in Brooklyn. Even more luxury retailers are joining the roster there as the area continues to evolve.

The reopening of Ian Schrager’s famed Gramercy Park Hotel, at 2 Lexington Avenue, has received great fanfare for the architectural success and dramatically different style.

For many New Yorkers, restaurants are more than places for delectable and inventive fare; they are also sites to “see and be seen.” Here’s a look at the hottest New York restaurant trends, including the continuing proliferation of steakhouses, and celebrity chefs and owners.

French-American fare from Simon Oren of Nice Matin and Marseille fame is offered at Café d’Alsace at 1695 Second Avenue. The Upper West Side is home to a new bistro, Bistro Citron at 473 Columbus Avenue, featuring fine French fare from the owners of Bistro Cassis and Pomodoro. Sascha by Sascha Lyon at 55 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District has two floors – a downstairs bistrobar named “Gansevoort Room” and an upstairs upscale dining room. This fall, Laurent Halasz will open a 200-seat branch of his wildly successful café, Fig and Olive at 420 West 13th Street. In the West Village, The Little Owl at 90 Bedford Street is where chef Joey Campanaro now serves his Mediterranean fare. Dona has also opened its fabulous doors at 208 East 52nd Street where Donatella Arpaia has opened with chef Michael Psilakis blending Greek and Italian food. Probably the most eagerly anticipated red carpet re-opening is Le Cirque by owner Sirio Maccioni in the Bloomberg tower, East 58th Street at One Beacon Court. The posh Ritz-Carlton Hotel will replace Atelier with the latest installation of chef Laurent Tourondel‘s BLT dining - BLT Market. It will have a separate entrance on 58th Street and Sixth Avenue, 50 Central Park South. By Antoine Bouterin and Igor Segota comes Café Soleil, 1016 Second Avenue at 54th Street, offering a raw bar, salad menu, pasta, chicken fish and steak. Lollipop, at 27 East 61st Street, will feature a techno-pop lounge specializing in Thai-Vietnamese and featuring nightly DJs and a digital video installation that captures and projects guests’ silhouettes. Tre Amici Restorante by Chelsea restaurateur Thomas Vicaro of Tello’s, Cuba Café and Mare opened a Midtown Italian restaurant at 206 East 58th Street. AJ Maxwell’s, 57 West 48th Street has opened in Rockefeller Center sporting the “best rib eye in town.” Chop house 7 Square opens in the former Oceo space in the Time Hotel at 224 West 49th Street. Replacing Osteria Stella, a fourth Bobby Van’s Grill, has opened at 135 West 50th Street. Is there any more delicious news than the opening of famous Junior’s Cheesecake at 1515 Broadway? Also finally debuted is the original Peter Luger offshoot, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, which opened in a new and larger space at 409 Greenwich Street in Tribeca. Yannde Rochefort, who owns Suba and Seamus Mullen, opens Boqueria at 53 West 19th Street. Coming to Madison Avenue, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie will be an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant at 303 Madison Avenue. At 36 East 20th Street, Parea will offer modern Greek fare. Philippe Massoud, creator of Washington DC’s famous NEYLA restaurant will open at 236 Fifth Avenue in Winter 2006. Pastry chef Pichet Ong opens a new West Village dessert café, P*ong, at 150-152 West Tenth Avenue. Most impressive, Buddha-Bar NYC has opened 15,000 square feet and serves everything from French fare to Asian dishes at 25 Little West 12th Street. Buddakan, 75 Ninth Avenue at 16th Street, is a two-story Asian restaurant with tanks of live jellyfish and a 17-foot black lacquered Buddha – making for a very visually stimulating dining experience! Tisserie, 857 Broadway at 17th Street, is a café and bakery by two Venezuelan brothers and designed by David Rockwell, serving pastries, breads, cakes and lunch fare. Nolita is now home to InTent, a casual Mediterranean restaurant by the chef-owners behind Payard - Francois Payard and Philippe Bertineau, 231 Mott Street. Downtown, Harry’s Steak has opened at 1 Hanover Square. In happening Brooklyn, Fairway has opened in Red Hook, 480-500 Van Brunt Street, and is the biggest supermarket yet with 52,000 square feet. There is also a plan to open a restaurant with views of the Statue of Liberty on the second floor.

With glorious fall foliage saturating Manhattan, it’s just the time to get out and experience the changes taking place all around you – dine in a new restaurant, spend a night in a fresh hotel room and sample fall’s latest fashions.


 

Faith Hope Consolo
Chairman, Retail Leasing & Sales Division
Prudential Douglas Elliman

Tel: 212-418-2020 / Fax: 212-418-2005

e-mail: fconsolo@elliman.com
www.faith-consolo.com