JOHN REARDON, senior vice president and international heads of Christie’s Watch Department
Paradisal city corners ... The Greenwich Hotel is the classic downtown establishment, whereas The Carlyle provides Uptown class and charm of vintage New York. Stylish eatery ... Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien. Be sure to treat yourself to the best American pancakes here. Travel essentials ... A camera, electronic adapters, and of course, a good watch roll to properly store your watches while travelling. Dining musts ... Le Coucou is a Roman and Williams-designed establishment, with a hand-painted mural by painter Dean Barger based on the work of the 18th-century French painter Hubert Robert. Food here is refined, French-inspired, but with a modern twist. Signature experiences ... Dedicate an afternoon to visit Lower Manhattan to see the 9/11 Memorial, explore the Oculus, and indulge in many of the great restaurants in the area, like Locanda Verde.
Take the Manhattan Bridge from Lower Manhattan to Downtown Brooklyn
The intimate cocktail alcove at Le Coucou doubles as a waiting area for patrons
Le Coucou’s beautiful interior fuses sparkly grandeur with industrial chic