Nolita: Charm Central
In the heart of downtown NYC, Nolita is a neighborhood steeped in tradition with an entrepreneurial spirit, revealing itself with its innovative shops and lively restaurants. Its streets are meant to be strolled, hidden pockets waiting to be discovered; parks to slip into and escape the city for a moment, outdoor cafes prime for people watching. You’ll see locals walking dogs giving directions to tourists, shoppers with newly-found treasures, and hear laughter spilling out from bars and restaurants. A guide to some of our favorite spots.
The Butcher’s Daughter. Sunny vegan juice bar and cafe. Bring a book and stay a while. 166 Elizabeth Street.
A.B Biagi Amanda from the Nolita boutique is obsessed with the pear sorbet at A.B Biagi. 235 Elizabeth Street.
Crosby Street Hotel. Whimsical decor with an English flair, lovely spot for afternoon tea or a cheerful happy hour in its brightly lit and colored bar. Rebecca is quite fond of the White Linen drink, Deanna and Noelle are rosé all the way. 79 Crosby Street.
Café Gitane is a neighborhood standby popular with models off-duty and Aussies missing their Vegemite. People-watching paradise. 242 Mott Street.
Public. Enchanting ambiance with open air dining, seductive lighting and a loosely-based library theme. Sophisticated without being stuffy. Ideal for date night. 210 Elizabeth Street.