NEW YORK - Welcome to our quest of 'Fringe Living', whereby White Line Hotels looks at the places just off the tourist radar, places where, even in the biggest of cites - you can still find flavours of local living - it's where rebellious spirits kindle small pockets of individuality - and not just trendy pop-up stores for the ueber cool. Affordable rents & scope for spreading creative wings foster such enclaves, with it the impetus to start trading giving to a new terrain of lovely individualismus.
What better way of illustrating our boho intentions than to introduce you to the area of TRIBECA in New York.
One of our favourite residences, THE GREENWICH HOTEL, is situated in amongst the action in this triangle of lower Manhattan.
This is one of America's most fashionable and arty districts, that oozes self-confidence and soul. But as with all our 'Fringe' locations, this hasn't always been the case – it was the flooding of artists and musicians to the vast amounts of empty commercial space and lofts in the 1970's, combined with the Greenwich’s determination to salvage a part of town and their desire to leave a legacy - which made it what it is today. We thank you struggling folk from the past, you've taken care of our cultural heart.
LIVING ON THE EDGE TIPS:
www.rosanjinTribeca.com – such a small restaurant – 9 tables – formal and inspired by the handcrafted Japanese cuisine of Kaiseki – exceptional both in its culinary and artistic expertise for its food and presentation - without question one of the best in the US.
Best (and cheap, for Tribeca!) pasta ever. max-ny.com
(Tip from: Maya at Jetsetter)
Let There Be Neon
www.lettherebeneon.com – one of the oldest suppliers of custom neon art and signage. It's one of those businesses that started when artists actually had businesses. Interior neon as an art expression has graced Tribeca so beautifully, so here you see both Art and Commerce rolled into one!
Super cozy and it delivers a true taste of Italy with coffee and food (i.e. pasta and sandwiches) to die for. Pop in after some shopping (or maybe before to get the energy levels pumping). 165 Church St # 6, New York, NY 10007-1830 (Tip from: Martin Andersson)
The Odeon Restaurant
www.theodeonrestaurant.com is celebrating its 30 year anniversary in October and is a classic restaurant and one of the stalwarts in this area.
Turks & Frogs
www.turksandfrogs.com Mediterranean antiques (decorations and furnishings that are actually for sale), a plentiful array of international wines, food delights and personal touches of the accomodating owner, Osman Cakir. (Tip from: Lindsay Marie)
Built in 1913 is one of the most beautiful buildings in New York and one of the worlds first SkyScrapers – worlds tallest building between 1913 and 1930 and nicknamed the Cathedral of Commerce. Stands at the South East corner of Tribeca.
www.wineisterroir.com A tiny bar with punk rock menus and a clean edge, Terroir serves wines that represent the elements of the time and place at which they were made. Image & Text: Imbibe NY (Tip from: Julia Pearson)
Everything from individual hand-made bricks, custom cast bronze medallions, mirrors made from antique glass salvaged from the Flatiron Building mean this prime location will never succumb to the corporate and impersonal.
Forget sickly sweet, celebrity perfume - embrace the art of fine, handcrafted fragrance. It's about first impressions and leaving remembered. Le Labo is a prime example of why traditional skills and methods will always prevail.
SLIP US A TIP