Best of Manhattan 2011

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bofm2011 Recently, GQ named Brooklyn the “Coolest City on the Planet” for foodies. While we agree that the borough is first-rate in a number of things—hipster watching, finding a cheap apartment with antique molding—we are inclined to believe that Manhattan is still king. Brooklyn isn’t a cocktail that people in Idaho can order. Woody Allen has [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011: City Services

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Best Undiscovered Jewelry Shop: Reinerland Jewelry 162 Allen St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), www.reinerland.com Housed in a shared space with fedora purveyor Charm NYC, Reinerland is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Cristina Taranu and Reiner Mengesdorf. In 2006, they opened up shop on the Lower East Side, specializing in one-of-a-kind and custom jewelry with [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011: City Living

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Best Reason to Hail a Cab: The C Train Morning commuters are getting restless as they shift their weight back and forth on the Upper West Side’s 72nd Street subway platform, waiting for a train they feel may never come. “This just makes me crazy,” one woman exclaims, tapping a black patent leather heel and [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011: Arts & Entertainment

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Best Immersive Theatrical Production: Sleep No More 530 W. 27th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.) www.sleepnomorenyc.com Voyeuristic thrills. Venetian carnival masks. Wicked murderesses in bloodstained bathtubs. And that’s just the froth of the witch’s brew that Punchdrunk is serving up with Sleep No More, a Macbeth-inspired participatory theater experience that’s like nothing you would [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011: Eats & Drinks

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Shortest Reservation List for a “Dark Dining” Restaurant: Camaje 85 MacDougal St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), www.camaje.com If dark dining isn’t on your bucket list yet, it needs to be. As simple as it sounds, the European craze of eating without vision is a kind of sensual journey in which the avid food appreciator [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan '10: Arts & Entertainment

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Best Reason to Hate One-Person Shows: The Fringe Festival Ask any professional theater critic about the Fringe Fest, and you’re bound to get an eye-roll or a heavy sigh. The sprawling annual theater festival is increasingly a tedious exercise in public masturbation for its performers, most of which isn’t even titillating. The one-person shows are [&hellip
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