Don’t miss Seventh Street between First Avenue and Avenue A for the best vintage shopping ever! If you get hungry, stop at Luke’s Lobster Roll @ 93 E. Seventh Street followed by a cupcake at Butter Lane @ 123 E. Seventh.
Just up the block on Second Avenue @ 13th Street, treat yourself to the best noodles and steamed pork buns in the city. Try Momofuku Ssam Bar and its cousin around the corner, the Momofuku Milk Bar. Try the compost cookies and the Crack Pie, and then you will never be the same.
Pictures below were taken at the Vintage shops on Seventh Street.
Ace Hotel : a hotel chain out of Seattle as an alternative to hotels without personality. The Ace has personality in spades. Each room features original artwork painted on canvas. Many have Smeg refrigerators and some have turntables for those memorable LPs.
The Breslin Restaurant offers British fare with a twist for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the lamb burger and the baked eggs in tomato sauce and chorizo. If you’re staying at the hotel, you go to the top of the list for the restaurant. If not, plan to eat at off peak times or to stand at the bar with a boisterous crowd in this hunting lodge inspired space.
Opening Ceremony is embedded in the ground floor of the Ace with an outpost Howard Street and features fun fashions and fabulous gift items.
Stumptown Coffee: known for ultra fresh roasted beans…these are roasted in Brooklyn and brewed at the Café located in the lobby of the Ace. For tea fanatics, PG Tips is the tea featured in this British inspired café.
Lunch of the go? Try the No. 7 Sub on the Broadway side of the Ace Hotel. You’ve never seen a sub menu like this.
No. 8 Project: great gadgets and terrific totes located right inside the front entrance of the Ace. The Ace also sells a branded line of home furnishings and gift items at the front desk in the lobby .