If you only had twenty-four hours to spend in New York City, what would you do? How about getting away from the typical hustle and bustle and explore one of the city’s most intimate neighborhoods – the West Village. We’ve created a 24-Hour Travel Guide to help you make the most of every New York minute.
Every two years, Architectural Digest plays host to a lovely event called the AD100. It’s a who’s-who of the interior design world. This year the celebration was held in the hallowed halls of the newly opened, Renzo Piano designed Whitney Museum of American Art in the West Village of New York City.
The space is a beauty. Magnificently designed and marking the southern entrance of the fresh air, “living museum,” the High Line, the newly minted Whitney is a must for lovers of modernists and abstract expressionism.
Here one finds the likes of Diebenkorn, Frakenthaler, Stella and Motherwell. After a healthy dose of art and architecture, there is nothing more relaxing than a glass of champagne and plate of raw oysters at the charming Waverly Inn.
Set in a delightful West Village neighborhood, this clubby spot, owned by Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair fame, is memorable for its intimacy, its patrons, and unadorned plates.
Finish the day at the quaint and cozy Marlton Hotel. This “baby grand hotel” once nurtured Jack Kerouac while he drafted “Tristessa.” Lovingly restored by hotelier Sean MacPherson, the nine story jewel box is small but special. Amenities and architectural details like Tom Dixon lighting and Cote Bastide bath products grace every room.
Twenty-four hours of charm, grace, and detail – West Village, New York City.