IN THE 'HOOD
FIND THE BEST IN NOHO ONE BLOCK AT A TIME / FARAH LOPEZ
NoHo (for “North of Houston Street”) is one of the city‘s tiniest neighborhoods—but proves that sometimes less is more. The bounty of restaurants at the neighborhood‘s southern end are among the city’s most acclaimed. The Smile 26 Bond St., 646.329.5836 (cozy, subterranean Mediterranean café) Gato 324 Lafayette St., 212.334.6400 (Bobby Flay spot offering Spanishaccented fare) Saxon + Parole 316 Bowery, 212.254.0350 (bistro with meat- centric eats and housemade whiskey)
The artsy, narrow slice of a neighborhood carries charming boutiques, vintage and sophisticated fashion houses, and the city’s only independently owned photography bookstore.
Love Adorned 269 Elizabeth St., 212.431.5683 (mix of new and vintage jewelry and colorful home decor)
Zero Maria Cornejo 33 Bleecker St., 212.925.3849 (minimalist boutique with house-label fashions) Dashwood Books 33 Bond St., 212.387.8520 (devoted exclusively to photography books)
This funky neighborhood has an eclectic concentration of hot watering holes, from spirit-specific spots to laid-back joints with top-notch cocktails.
The Wren 33 Bowery, 212.388.0148 (rustic eatery with hearty, upscale pub eats and craft cocktails)
Ghost Donkey 4 Bleecker St., 212.254.0350 (stylish bar for mescals, tequilas and Mexican bites) Sweetwater Social 643 Broadway, 212.253.0477 (underground bar, joining high- end cocktails, foosball and pool) NoHo’s unconventional character and rich architecture makes for a fine afternoon walk. Whether it’s live poetry readings or classical theatre performances, this neighborhood, which includes the home of Andy Warhol, has much to offer.
The Hole 312 Bowery, 212.466.1100 (contemporary art gallery with two exhibits per month)
Blue Man Group 434 Lafayette St., 212.260.8993 (comic, interactive show with a blue-painted cast) The Public The
ater 425 Lafayette St., 212.539.8500 (awardwinning theater complex and dinner theater) For more things to do in NoHo, go to wheretraveler.com
[From bottom] Outdoor seating at The Wren; Blue Man Group performance; interior of Gato.