Friday Feature

Cold weather may be on the way but that shouldn’t stop you from having a great weekend. Here are some fun suggestions to get the most out of Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Redefining the Public House

Distilled NY | 211 West Broadway | 212.601.9514

“A neighborhood spot, even if it’s not in your neighborhood.” That’s what Distilled NY aspires to be, and it might make you want to move to Tribeca, since Nick Iovacchini and former Momofuku Noodle Bar guy Shane Lyons are next-leveling burgers, cocktails, and some of the best chicken wings around. And while the modern space may be more Tribeca-y than neighborhood-y, everybody will know your name, as they will be screaming in an effort to beg you for those wings.

A Sexy Dining Club in Greenwich Village

Omar’s La Ranita | 21 West 9th Street, New York, NY 10011 | 212-677-5242

OMAR’s La Ranita is a neighborhood eatery in Greenwich Village, NY, tucked away in a historic brownstone on West 9th Street. This legendary downtown Manhattan address was host to some of the most memorable nightlife landmarks of the last 50 years. La Ranita serves seasonal New American cuisine inspired by superb produce found in local green markets. Our aim is to provide our patrons delicious and honest food, while creating a space where one is able to dwell in great fun & camaraderie.

Cafe Standard

Find comfort food at this café-bar inside the Standard Hotel’s laid-back East Village sibling. Outfitted with hanging plants and blue leather chairs, the lofty 40-seat space serves globally influenced dishes: a Peruvian roasted-chicken sandwich, escarole topped with feta and olives, and french fries with a stout-beer mustard.

Along with nine craft brews (Smuttynose, Left Hand Brewing Company), there are cocktails like the Martinez (gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino cherry) and the Barely Legal (tequila, Scotch, smoked agave).

Café Standard | 25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY | (212) 475-5700
Café Standard | 25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY | (212) 475-5700

Ten Masterpieces on Display

The pieces in this show date from a period in De Kooning’s career when he radically overhauled his approach to painting, consolidating his familiarly furious brushwork into a style that resembled nothing so much as a reductive, schematic code for his previous practice.

It was around this same time that the artist began his slide into Alzheimer’s, and there has been some debate as to how much the disease affected his art.

Gagosian Gallery | 522 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011 | (212) 741-1717
Gagosian Gallery | 522 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011 | (212) 741-1717

Sharpen Your Skates: Brooklyn’s New Ice Rink

The brand new McCarren Park ice rink is now open to the public, as is its concession stand Hanson Bros. Food, a collaboration between chefs Tyler Kord and Josh Cohen. The food is a mashup of the stuff found at Kord’s No. 7 Sub shops and Cohen’s Jimmy’s Diner, with a menu of “crazy dogs” (aka well-topped hotdogs) and “melts” (aka hot sandwiches on pretzel bread). Check it out this Friday, Saturday or Sunday!

McCarren Ice Rink | 776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
McCarren Ice Rink | 776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Major Acquisitions in Influential Photography

This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time, these works by 19 artists are grounded in diverse photographic traditions, suggesting the creative fertility of the medium from 1960 to today.

MOMA | 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 | (212) 708-9400
MOMA | 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 | (212) 708-9400
Claudia Saez-Fromm

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