2017’s Best: Going Out

Sunday, December 31, 2017

No Pitti Party: Da Silvano’s Restaurant Row Ends

Bar Pitti

In recent years Da Silvano, which abruptly closed in December 2016, was as well known for a tabloidy food feud with its next-door neighbor Bar Pitti as it was for its cuisine or A-List clientele.

King Cole Bar Serves its Millionth Bloody Mary

Back in February, the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel, inventor of famed brunch drink The Bloody Mary, served its millionth iteration of the cocktail.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall to Play Cafe Carlyle

Lani Hall and Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will came to Cafe Carlyle September 5-16.

C-CAP Throws a Charitable Smorgasbord

Devon Dandus and Carla Hall

In March, the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program held its annual benefit at Chelsea Piers, where guests ate hors d’ouevres made by the city’s top eateries.

Pear Today, Gone Tomorrow

The pear in happier days

(Photo courtesy of Jordan Steckel)

It’s been over a year since the Gristedes on 86th and first closed, and nobody knows where the statue of a pear that stood outside it for years has gone.

Hurly Birley: Posh UK Club Coming to Union Square

Robin Birley at 5 Hertford Street
Robin Birley in 2012 at 5 Hertford Street, photographed by Jonathan Becker/Contour by Getty Images

London’s foremost private club owner Robin Birley is set to open a new one in Union Square.

Polo Bar Patrons, Rejoice!

The Polo Bar Dining Alcove

Though fashion icon Ralph Lauren announced this spring that he would be closing his instant classic dining room as a part of a plan to make his eponymous company more profitable, AVENUE revealed that the decision was later reversed. Power lunchers, rejoice!

Second Avenue Subway Close…Real Close

For Upper East Siders who ride the rails, 2017 began with some welcome news—the Second Avenue Subway opened its first phase. AVENUE interviewed artists Chuck Close, who mosaics graced the new 86th Street Station.

La Goulue is Ready for its Deuxieme Redux

La Goulue, almost unwrapped

La Goulue was supposed to reopen on December 11. We’re hoping it will…soon.

A Sweet Sixteen for Daniel Boulud

This year, db Bistro Moderne celebrated 16 years.


Where’s Your January AVENUE?

Shhhhh, we're getting a facelift!

On The Avenue

The Kids Are Just Right

Where to find special clothes and gifts for very special children (and for you, too!)


Marni’s Wonderful World of Color

The brand's new boutique on Madison Avenue is a kaleidoscopic shopping fantasy

by Barbara Hodes and NYC Private Shopping TourPhotographed by Barbara Hodes and Marni