(8/14-8/16) New York City has entered Phase 4 of its cautious reopening and there's more to do in NYC than there's been since the mid-March lockdown. This detailed map of open restaurants shows nearly ten-thousand venues now serving; included in that number are more than five-thousand places where you can eat outside. Two-hundred and ninety-one streets have been closed to traffic and opened to expanded outdoor dining plans. Read on for more reopenings and other things to do in NYC this weekend!
THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY REOPENS
Photo by Kay Hickman.
A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art. Reopening for the museum will go in stages, with part one slated to begin on Friday, August 14th. A special free outdoor exhibition, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, will kick things off with documentation of the experiences of New Yorkers across the five boroughs during the height of the pandemic. Hope Wanted will take place outdoors in New-York Historical’s rear courtyard (located at West 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue), providing an open-air environment for visitors to view the exhibition and contemplate the impact of COVID-19 on New York City. Admission is free; access will be limited and face coverings will be required for entry, with social distancing enforced through timed-entry tickets and on-site safety measures. For a pick-me-up, take advantage of outdoor seating at the on-site café Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar, which has also reopened. nyhistory.org
THE ROOFTOP AT PIER 17 OPENS
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Head to the Seaport District for a smart coronavirus-era approach to rooftop chilling. New casual spot The Greens launched last weekend on The Rooftop at Pier 17. Catch a scenic escape with on-trend cocktails and killer views of the skyline. The Greens is made up of 28 individual 14 x 14 mini lawns that can accommodate up to eight diners with cabana-style lounge chairs, an umbrella, a Yeti Cooler for beverages, all cleaned regularly to ensure safety. Should the mini lawns be full, the North and South patios on The Rooftop will also be open for outdoor dining service with a view. facebook.com
Chelsea on Saturday will play host to a live funk performance lead by Kyle Ridley, Dustin DiSalvo and other talented musicians under the Chelsea High Line. The show is BYOB, with cups and restrooms provided. There are two viewing areas, the courtyard at stage level right in front of the band, and from a private terrace three stories above. The show runs 7:30-10:30pm. eventbrite.com
For those who need a little R&R on Sundays, Empire Outlets will host a FREE weekly morning yoga session provided by Staten Island North Star Yoga. All levels are welcome for this one-hour session along the waterfront from 10 to 11am. Participants must bring their own towels and mats and will receive a special promo code towards their purchase at Nike at Empire Outlets. empireoutlets.nyc
WINE + OYSTERS + LIVE TUNES
Industry City is making the most of summer with the killer combo of oysters, live jazz, and crisp wine every Saturdat. Oyster impresario Mother Shuckers (Brooklyn's only oyster cart) is setting up shop at Sahadi’s outdoor seating in Courtyard 3/4 and shucking on demand. It's on from 4-8pm. industrycity.com/event/live-jazz-music/
VIRTUAL TOURS OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Ahead of an in-person reopening, UN Visitors Services is presenting virtual tours and briefings, hosted by the UN's legendary multilingual tour guides. Online visitors can learn about the organization's roles and can get insider angles on famous spaces like the General Assembly Hall and Security Council. Tours are available for groups or "UN Kids." visit.un.org
THE CITY RESPONDS
Photo by Milo Hess.
It feels like we're living in the middle of history which makes the new outdoor exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York more than fitting. The museum is sharing the public's stories of experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic and the uprising against police violence. The first phase an outdoor installation has already been mounted, featuring some of the many images that have already been submitted. This first exhibition is the starting point for a new exhibition that will tell the stories of 2020 and what comes next for NYC. You can visit the exhibition outside the museum's building on the Upper East Side/East Harlem. mcny.org/nyresponds
ICE CREAM WORKSHOPS
While we wait for a full reopening of the Museum of Ice Cream NYC, you can take advantage of new "Sips and Scoops" workshops, which are held Thursdays through Sundays at the museum. You'll be able to create your own ice cream and find the perfect alcohol pairings in a hands-on event. Certified Sundae Professors lead the way, covering the history of ice cream, and facilitating the ice cream making tools, ingredients, and pairings. 558 Broadway, museumoficecream.com
An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and much more can be found on the facade of the Brooklyn Central Library. Stroll by the plaza after sundown. bklynlibrary.org
DATE NIGHT SPECIALS
You can find American cuisine with French influences at NYC favorite The Ribbon on the Upper West Side. You can expect delights for all palates, including spit-roasted meats, seafood, and Blue Ribbon classics like legendary chicken. With dining rooms closed, the Bromberg brothers’ 25+ years of renowned hospitality is being focused on pickup and delivery. From Thursday through Sunday, take advantage of their "Date Night Package." For $64.99 per person you can enjoy a decadent spread that comes with two 1-pound grilled lobsters, baked potato, coleslaw, corn on the cob, and a bottle of Cava. theribbonnyc.com/delivery
Photo by Etienne Frossard, 2013.
Live events have returned to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Head over to this East River oasis for socially distanced sunrise yoga, kayaking, virtual storytime, and open hours. For safety in the pandemic, all in-person programming will be limited to 25 people on-site at one time. Social distancing and masks are required. Certain programs require advanced registration; you can check out the full event calendar here.
Even omakase is back. This chef-driven sushi tradition is returning with an outdoor dining version, available at Omakase Room by Tatsu in the West Village. Four tables outside the 14 Christopher St. location let Chef Tatsu provide a full omakase dining experience. From Tuesday through Saturday, Chef Tatsu and his team offer two seatings, at 6 and 8pm. There are eight seats available at each seating. The edomae-style omakase meal ($130) consists of 14 pieces of freshly prepared sushi plus dessert. Chef Tatsu will work at his counter inside the restaurant, bringing pieces of sushi to the guests seated outside with assistance from his server team. Sake is available by the glass and bottle, in addition to beer, wine, and special Japanese teas and soft drinks. (Food and beverage menu here.) The outdoor space evokes a Japanese rock garden. Reservations for parties of two can be made via Resy. Accommodations for solo diners or parties of 3+ may be arranged by calling the restaurant directly at 212-367-2067. Delivery options are available as well. omakaseroom.nyc
Top of the Rock, a stunning perch atop Rockefeller Center, offers wholly unobstructed views of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the rivers, and all of Central Park (its size can only truly be appreciated when seen from above). The Grand Viewing Deck on the 69th floor offers unparalleled views of the city and the 70th Floor is an open-air perch with completely unobstructed views—no glass or anything. Top of the Rock reopened to the pubic on Thursday, August 6th. Social distancing is easier here: Top of the Rock has more open-air viewing space than any other observation deck in New York City. New hours for the Observation Deck are daily 1-9pm; guests will enter from West 50th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Aves., and proceed with timed tickets to the glass stairs upon entry. Visitors without a pre-purchased ticket will be directed to the box office. Capacity will be limited, masks are required, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the attraction. Note that kids 12 and under will get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket through Labor Day. topoftherocknyc.com
New York restaurants come and go, but Patsy’s Italian Restaurant is forever. The famed eatery—which only has one location, right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan—turns 76 this year and is only getting better. After being on pause for several months, takeout and outdoor dining returned as of Wednesday, July 29th. Expect classic favorites of home-style Sicilian cuisine like rigatoni Sorrentino, linguine with clam sauce, veal rollatine Marsala, and chicken Contadina. Hours will be 4-9pm Wednesday-Sundays; customers can make reservations by calling 212-247-3491 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. patsys.com
Governors Island, a short ferry ride from Brooklyn or downtown Manhattan, is New York’s summer playground. A former strategic battle site in the Revolutionary War, the island now hosts visitors during the warm months for outdoor activities. After several weeks of coronavirus shut down, the island is back open for visitors as of Wednesday, July 15th. Hours will be 10am-6pm on the weekdays, extended to 7pm on the weekends. Manhattan ferries run daily from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. There will be Brooklyn access as well, leaving from Atlantic Basin in Red Hook, although they'll be available on the weekends only. (A third way of travel will be a dedicated weekend shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11 that will run roughly every 30 minutes beginning July 18, ferry.nyc.) Social distancing should be observed on all ferries and the island, with face coverings required for travel. govisland.org
The west side's beloved elevated park, The High Line, will reopen on Thursday, July 16th. To accommodate our new normal, capacity at the park will be greatly reduced. Free timed-entry tickets are opened every two weeks on Mondays. A limited number of walk-up passes will also be available at the entrance, but advance planning is recommended. Traffic will only flow in one direction, starting at Gansevoort Street. All visitors must enter at the southern end of the High Line, at Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, and move northwards. In this first reopening phase, the High Line will be open only to 23rd Street. Citywide safety protocols will also apply here, including the requirement of wearing a mask or face covering and maintaining 6-foot social distancing. thehighline.org
As of Thursday, July 16th, lobster boat rides are back! The North River Lobster Company is NYC's only floating lobster shack and this week it returns to summer cruising form. You'll find all kinds of rolls (see above), from the classic signature to specialty rolls like the Lower East Side everything bagel option. There's also clam chowder, a full raw bar, and sangria, frozé, buckets of cold beer, and fishbowl cocktails to match. For safety, the boat will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, all staff and guests will wear face coverings, and admission will be at half capacity to ensure social distancing. Departures from Pier 81 will run 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. northriverlobsterco.com
An NYC favorite in the heart of Greenwich Village, Villa Mosconi is known for homemade pastas and fresh seafood. This week they've begun their phased reopening, starting off with take-out and delivery, and transitioning to outdoor dining. An expansive menu of Italian classics will be edited down to a focus on customer favorites and market-driven seasonal options. Cocktails and wine will be available for outdoor dining or to-do service. Table reservations are suspended for now but you can get more information at 212-673-0390. villamosconi.com
Hershey's Chocolate World is the place to go in NYC when your sweet tooth starts kicking in. Located in the heart of Times Square, the newly reopened store features chocolate experiences for everyone to enjoy. At Hershey's Kitchens Bakery indulge in a chocolate-filled brownie or peanut butter blossom cookie. Relax with a refreshing Hershey's chocolate spritzer or warm up with a Hershey's melted hot chocolate. If you can't make it to the Hershey chocolate factory tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hershey's Chocolate World in Times Square is the next best stop. Hours are now 11am-7pm. hersheys.com
Rockefeller Center is back this week as well, with a return of retail shopping and great open-air dining courtesy of Summer at The Rink. The world-famous skate spot has shifted to warm weather duty, with oversized tables making social distancing easy. Enjoy decadent summer bites and specialty drinks to-go from favorites like Rainbow Room, Alidoro, City Winery, and Ethiopian standout Makina. rockefellercenter.com
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Benjamin Prime combines modern elegance with traditional steakhouse classics, while also showcasing signature standouts from highly regarded sister property Benjamin Steakhouse. After perfecting both steakhouse and seafood concepts in their arsenal, Benjamin Restaurant Group is highlighting the grill at Prime, serving up USDA prime dry aged steaks and succulent seafood in unique ways. As of Wednesday, July 8th they are open again for outdoor dining! Hours are 11:30am-10pm on the weeknights and 4-10pm on Saturdays. Don't miss the return of the Power Lunch Menu, weekdays from 11:30am-4pm; Just $39 covers an appetizer like crab cake or lobster bisque, followed by entrees like a USDA Prime junior New York sirloin, and desserts like a classic New York cheesecake.
After rave reviews for his namesake Tribeca restaurant, Chef Marc Forgione has made a name in the world of steakhouses as well. At American Cut, old New York elegance is matched with the chef’s 21st century sensibilities. New this week, American Cut's Midtown East location is once again available for delivery and pick-up. Many signature dishes can be found, in addition to bottled cocktails (3 for $21) and bottles of wines at up to half off retail prices. The tantalizing menu items include the house tomahawk Creekstone Farms dry-aged steak (above), an OG Caesar salad, striped bass, the house burger, and a chili lobster starter. bbot.menu/americancutdeliveryorpickup
Havana Central’s all-day menu boasts the best in Cuban cooking. Dig into classic dishes like Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, jerk-seasoned chicken wings, "ropa vieja" beef stew, mango salmon, and vegetarian paella. You can once again enjoy it in person, as outdoor dining comes to Times Square, daily noon to 9pm (tables available on a first-come, first-served basis). You can also dive into this great cuisine with pick up and contactless delivery. Cuban family meals, grocery boxes (fruit, chicken, and vegetables, order by 5pm Wednesday for pickup after 1pm on Friday), and Caribbean cocktails to go are all also available—12oz and 32oz mojitos are highlights (tropical flavors optional). Note that Havana Central has expanded its delivery zone: covering 16th to 79th Sts., both east side and west. havanacentral.alohaorderonline.com
Although the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island remain temporarily closed, Statue Cruises is once again out and about in New York Harbor. Sixty-minute tours, complete with history and stunning views, can now be booked. Lady Liberty and the museum are closed, but the Park Service has now granted entry to Liberty Island and Statue Cruises is the only way to access it. Tours run four times daily out of the Battery Park departure point in Lower Manhattan at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm. These tours will continue until Liberty Island and Ellis Island reopen (Statue Cruises is the exclusive provider of ferry service for the National Park Service to the two landmarks). Tickets are $26/adult, $19/seniors, $14/child and free for children three years and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance (strongly encouraged) from the Statue Cruises website or at Gangway 5 in Battery Park. statuecruises.com
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Friday, July 24th welcomed the return of New York's zoos—the Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the most famous of all, the Bronx Zoo. (Famous for a good reason—there are 8,000 animals there, spread across a habitat that includes 265 acres of hardwood forest). Guest health and safety are the top priority, with social distancing, limited capacity, one-way paths through the park, and touchless interactions. Open exhibits at the Bronx Zoo include the African Plains, African Wild Dogs, American Bison, Baboon Reserve, Big Bears, Birds of Prey, Children's Zoo, Himalayan Highlands, Sea Lion Pool, Tiger Mountain, and the Wild Asia Monorail. Visit the Bronx Zoo's Know Before You Go section to learn more. You'll need to get your ticket in advance (no tickets will be sold at the gates). A touchless entry will let you in, but you must have a face covering, and follow spacing markers to ensure social distancing. bronxzoo.com
In these pandemic times we could all use a little brightening. For thirty years, Élan Flowers has been inspiring New York from its floral studio in SoHo. Bespoke services target the taste and vision of each individual client, whether the event is a wedding, dinner party, installation, or a retail or corporate opportunity. The freshest flowers speak to the season, employing a classic aesthetic with a contemporary twist. The SoHo floral studio also serves as a curated retail boutique, allowing for first-hand experiences of all the color and life Élan Flowers has to offer. elanflowers.com
JOIN THE RUBIN FOR PARTICIPATORY INSTALLATION "THE LOTUS EFFECT"
The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and culture hub powering connections between contemporary life and the world of the Himalayas. The Rubin has recently launched a new participatory installation, The Lotus Effect, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lotuses take root in murky waters and bloom above the surface, giving them important symbolic resonances. For The Lotus Effect, the Rubin invites the public to fold a lotus flower and dedicate their origami creation to someone or something that has helped them overcome a challenging time. When the Rubin reopens, people can contribute their folded piece to an installation in the museum that will serve as a community-built symbol of gratitude and resilience. Brooklyn-based origami artist and engineer Uttam Grandhi has provided video instructions to create a folded lotus. While the Rubin is closed, participants can share photographs of folded lotus creations on social media using the #TheLotusEffect and tagging @RubinMuseum. For much more, visit rubinmuseum.org/TheLotusEffect.
Outdoor live shows and open mics are back on at favorite Astoria performance venue Q.E.D. Enjoy it all safely and socially distant in the back yard, complete with frozen margaritas and frosé to stay or to go. Show times are Thursdays 5:30 and 8pm, Fridays 4, 6, and 8pm, and Saturdays 2, 4, 6, and 8pm. qedastoria.com
PIANO IN BRYANT PARK
One of Bryant Park’s most popular programs, “Piano in Bryant Park,” is back again. Audiences are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing while seated in the park’s iconic moveable bistro chairs. Piano in Bryant Park, which showcases the finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists, takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30pm through August. bryantpark.org/programs/piano
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas FREE nightly.
The New York Public Library provides access to more than 300,000 FREE e-books and e-audio books.
The New York City Ballet presents a spring digital season.
Virtual programming will keep you connected to the York Theatre Company.
One World Observatory has made One World Explorer, the attraction's Digital Skyline Guide, available for remote watching. Virtual helicopter tours of the city's most iconic sites are available now.
The Top of the Rock launches a brief virtual tour on YouTube.
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You can take a virtual tour of the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the Rubin Museum of Art. (You can find two hours of meditative chanting as well, if you're searching out some respite.) The Rubin has also, for the first time, launched a digital assemblage of more than 300 items from the museum's collection.
VIRTUAL TALKS, LECTURES, AND EVENTS
Thought Gallery has hundreds of livestream talks, lectures, performances, and more. Check out sessions with celebs, live concerts, and opportunities to learn the latest on everything from science to philosophy to social justice.
VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM
Missing escape room adventures? NYC fave The Escape Game has some great play-at-home editions including Unlocked: The Heist—Vol. 1: Chasing Hahn, which includes all the pieces of the original mission kit, ready for play in quarantine. They've also just launched a new series, The Escape Game Remote Adventures. These are escape games you play with your friends, family, and co-workers on Zoom from anywhere in the world. Players progress through the room using an online clue bank, a live Game Guide, and a 360-degree view of the room. theescapegame.com/remote-adventures
GREAT NYC MEALS ARE WAITING!
Among the top steakhouses in the city, Benjamin Steakhouse serves its guests with class and plenty of taste. Extraordinary sirloins, ribeyes, and filets are dry-aged by the steakhouse and served with sides like crab legs and bleu cheese-topped home fries, as well as Benjamin’s own steak sauce. Although dining rooms are closed, their full menu is available for pick-up at Benjamin Steakhouse New York City and Westchester locations. Revised hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8pm. They are offering special deals on packaged meats to cook at home! Look for a very appetizing $5 a burger patty, $14 for a filet mignon, $9.95 per piece for USDA prime rack of lamb, and $20 a pound for cuts of meat that include Porterhouse and bone-in New York Strip. Packaged meats are available for door-to-door delivery in the Hamptons all summer—with free shipping for all orders over $299. For in person dining outdoors includes their oyster happy hour, Tuesdays through Fridays from 4-7pm, featuring $1.50 oysters and half-off select beer and wine at the bar. benjaminsteakhouse.com
Morton's The Steakhouse in midtown is open daily from noon until 8pm for pick-up. Celebrate the season with a special "Summer Menu," $49 per person, available for take out or delivery. Choose a starter from Caesar salad, summer tomato bisque, or prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella, followed by entrees that include grilled jumbo shrimp and scallop Cobb salad, grilled salmon fillets, filet mignon with loaded mashed potatoes, and a 16 oz. double bone pork chop with apricot and horseradish chutney. Sides include creamed spinach, summer sweet corn, broccoli florets, or sour cream mashed potatoes. There's even a choice of dessert! Think summer berry trifle, double chocolate mousse, or Key lime pie. If you're celebrating a grad, grill packages ready for cooking at home are also available, with specially priced bubbly pairings. (You can also ask for Morton's full a la carte delivery menu.) Grubhub link.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York reflects the energy, vibrancy, and romanticism of the city. And once again you can experience it yourself in person! Del Frisco's midtown patio is now open and serving customers. Steak is only the beginning on a modern menu, which you can check out here. (In addition, you can get this elevated steakhouse experience with to go options. Curbside pickup brings 10% off all to-go orders, and half off of all bottles—up to $400 vintages. In addition to the midtown location you can find this special at Del Frisco's Grille in midtown and downtown.) delfriscos.com
It's getting harder and harder to find Chinese food for delivery, let alone some of the best Szechuan cooking in New York City. Ding Chinese Restaurant in Midtown West is serving up authentic bites, including house specials like a spicy Chef's Tofu, shredded beef, dan dan noodles, sauteed string beans, soups, three-pepper chicken, and dozens more fresh, flavorful dishes. dingszechuanrestaurant.com
La Masseria brings the Italian countryside to Manhattan, the name itself referring to the key structure on the farms in the Puglia region of Italy. Although for now you can't enjoy the restaurant's terrific atmosphere, you can access the great, authentic cooking—an extensive menu serves up house favorites. Think fettuccine with meat sauce, eggplant parm, cavetelli with shrimp, veal scaloppini, and many more. If you've got a crew to feed, there's also a "cena per famiglie" menu, with food enough for six and temptations like grilled salmon, rigatoni, penne with bacon, radicchio, and smoked mozzarella, and chicken parm. Save room for desserts like homemade tiramisu, flourless chocolate almond cake, or vanilla cheesecake. They're also serving drinks to go, so add a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine to your order. NEW! Outdoor dining is now back, so snag a seat on their lovely sidewalk patio and enjoy the in-person experience. lamasserianyc.com
La Masseria dei Vini brings the Italian countryside to Manhattan, combining traditional and modern approaches without one overpowering the other. Although for now you can't enjoy the restaurant's terrific atmosphere, you can access the great, authentic cooking. The Midtown West favorite will be available for pick up and delivery. House specialties fill the menu: think rice balls, eggplant parm, baked breaded calamari, homemade fresh spaghetti, orecchiette with sausage and broccoli, lasagna, gnocchi, and homemade ravioli stuffed with veal in a mixed wild mushrooms sauce. NEW! Patio now open for outdoor dining! masseriadeivini.com
Celebrity chef David Burke has reopened his Upper East Side townhouse restaurant with a 2-course prix fixe takeout and delivery via Caviar and Grubhub/Seamless. New specials from David Burke Tavern bring together a choice of one appetizer and one main for $39; sides and desserts are available a la carte. Temptations to start include an elevated Caesar salad, K-town-style wings & rings, roasted asparagus, and burrata with a marinated tomato salad. Follow up with possibilities like the skirt steak and crispy fingerling potatoes, cacciatore-style chicken, the DB Tavern burger and fries, ginger salmon, lobster roll, and cavatelli with short rib and truffle cream. Kids have their own $12 menu with choices of buttered pasta, chicken fingers and fries, or mac 'n' cheese. Cocktail kits and special pricing on their wine bottles! davidburketavern.com
New in Hell's Kitchen, Casa del Toro serves up authentic Mexican food and drink. After closing up shop while New York was on pause, the bar and restaurant came charging back on Sunday, June 14th for take-out. Now that we're in Phase 2, you can dine here IRL: there is sidewalk seating outside as well as a backyard patio. Enjoy a taco menu with your choice of shrimp, chicken, or beef, complemented by moderately priced bottles of wine. For to-go customers, don't miss the selection of cocktails ready for take out, in either 12oz or 32oz sizes. Take your pick from margaritas, red and white sangrias, rum punch, mimosas, and aperol spritzes. casadeltorony.com
Even with the city on pause, Nerai is still bringing Greece to Midtown East. Experience the fresh flavors of the Aegean Sea for delivery and pick up with popular items like Maine lobster with Metaxa bisque and house-made squid ink linguini, lamb chops, Cretan meatballs, spicy feta, saffron orzotto with octopus, shrimp, and mussels, and shrimp Santorini linguini. Available weekdays from noon-9pm, Saturdays 5-9pm, and Sundays from 2-8pm (full menu here). nerainyc.com
If you're feeling more like Italian than Greek, Nerai's sibling Segreta Cucina Italiana brings in a Rome-trained chef for some red sauce favorites. Think meatballs, Sicilian octopus, caprese salads, wild mushroom truffle ravioli, whole grilled branzino, chicken parm, and cauliflower Milanese. Full menu here. segretanyc.com
For authentic tastes of Spain, New York turns to Socarrat, which takes its name from the flavorful crusty rice at the bottom of a pan of paella. During the coronavirus pause, two of Socarrat's locations remain open for delivery and pick up: Midtown East and Chelsea. A special $49 Dinner for two menu includes paella, two sides, and churros to share. You can also opt for a la carte, with tapas, sandwiches, salads, mains, and five different takes on the house's famed paella. Both locations are open from noon to 9pm daily. socarratnyc.com/pick-up-delivery
HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN NYC
Dr. Cynthia Barrett, PT, DPT, CSCS, CNS, is Founder and CEO of Wellness Couture, LLC, which provides targeted testing as the foundation for reaching your next level of health, nutrition, and fitness. Evaluations are individualized, based on each client’s unique microbiota and chemical makeup. Dr. Barrett has a deep passion for health and wellness, having founded Wellness Couture after realizing conventional medicine can fail to improve chronic health ailments because it often ignores the unique aspects of an individual’s chemical makeup. Wellness Couture’s results indicate many individuals’ chronic health issues are rooted in their bodies’ sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies. Dr. Barrett initially found this to be true in her own life, healing herself from a number of chronic health ailments. Her success tailoring custom-made wellness programs for clients led her to partner with Cenegenics NYC on Wall Street, where she leads the Advanced Food and Nutrient Testing Program. Virtual telehealth and gut health testing are now offered remotely. Office hours are weekdays, 8am-5pm. To schedule an appointment, call 212-497-3542 or email email@example.com.
Since 1981, Linhart Dentistry has been taking care of New York City. As of June 1st, they are back open to treat patients. Among the new safety measures will be three separate, sanitized waiting areas, increased spacing between appointments, pre-screening of patients, in-office testing, medical-grade air purifiers, daily deep cleanings, and staff in PPE.
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