HBL City Guide: 72 hours in Manhattan

Monday, 31 January 2011

The High Line
WGSN-homebuildlife is at New York International Gift Fair this week, and as a lot of our subscribers will be  too, our US editor Jean Lin has put together a guide to occupy fair visitors after-hours. With New York City’s design, retail and culinary culture in constant rotation, we highlight the new - and the newly relevant - things to do, see and eat in the city. Four extracts from the guide follow; for the full report please click here.

Arts: The High Line

Open for almost two years, the High Line is still one of Manhattan's shining achievements in the development of public space. Visit during off hours on a weekday to experience the true tranquillity that the High Line has to offer. Weekends are a circus.

The Standard, New York

Stay: Rooftop swimming at the Standard 

The Standard Hotel have created their own private ice-skating rink for guests to enjoy. Hot toddies and martinis complete the experience.

Limelight Marketplace, New York

Eat: Limelight Marketplace

Brooklyn's famous Grimaldi's Pizza has finally landed in Manhattan. Head to Limelight Marketplace for a slice of heaven, and while you're there shop for home goods, fashion, sweets and speciality foods at a wide range of retailers.

Moss, New York

Interiors: Moss

See the finest in international design at this hybrid gallery and retail space. Murray Moss, a champion of authentic and innovative design, rotates exhibitions regularly to keep the space fresh and inspiring.