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EXPLORING OUR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD: DOWNTOWN NEW YORK

12.08.16

This month marks the opening of our latest Reiss store in the soon-to-be launched Westfield shopping centre in downtown New York

Located within the stunning structure of the Oculus building at the World Trade Center, it’s set to be part of the city’s newest landmark.

Head to the location on Tuesday 16th August at 12pm for the grand opening and visit Reiss to experience the in-store activity, from refreshing drinks and snacks to live portraiture and competition opportunities. The store will be open until 9pm, with a live performance taking place at the shopping centre from 5-6pm. We will be launching our snapchat account on the day. Search ReissFashion to follow our story. Find out more about the World Trade Centre store here

ARCHITECTURALLY STUNNING BOTH INSIDE AND OUT, THE BUILDING IS SET TO BE ONE OF NEW YORK'S MOST MODERN LANDMARKS.

TRIBECA DISTRICT

The Oculus Building

Tuesday the 16th August marks the grand opening of Westfield shopping centre at the World Trade Center, and the opening of the newest Reiss store. Architecturally stunning both inside and out, the building is set to be one of New York’s most modern landmarks.

1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10006

Ground Zero

No first trip to New York is complete without a visit to the 9/11 memorial and museum – a tastefully designed and respectful homage to the terrorist events of September 2001. Outside, spend time admiring the water features that mark where the Twin Towers once stood and be sure to enter the museum for a closer look into the events of a day that will forever be remembered.

911 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006

Battery Park

Despite the concrete jungle-esque nature of New York, the city is also home to picturesque outdoor spaces like Central Park and, in downtown New York, Battery Park. Steeped in history and providing a green escape from the hustle and bustle of the Tribeca district, it makes for a lovely walking spot in the autumn and picnic base in summer months.

Amada restaurant

Amada restaurant is the newest kid on the block. Located just a 5 minute stroll from the Word Trade Centre and with an established branch already open in Philadelphia, it already has a reputation for great food and a friendly atmosphere. Expect tapas-style dishes, seasonal sangria and traditional Spanish cocktails, served al fresco in the summer and in a cosy interior when it’s too cold to sit outside.

250 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281

"NAMED THE WORLD'S BEST BAR IN 2015 , THE DEAD RABBIT IS JUST A STONE'S THROW FROM THE NEWLY LAUNCHING OCULUS CENTRE."

Pirch

Whether you’re in the market for homewares or you’re simply keen to browse a beautifully polished array of furnishings, Pirch is the place to head for. Newly opened in New York, the showroom is a mecca of all things interior. Add it to your list for a break from sight-seeing.

200 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012

The Dead Rabbit bar

Named the world’s best bar in 2015, The Dead Rabbit is just a stone’s throw from the newly launching Oculus centre, so it’s the perfect spot for post-retail therapy drinks. Offering a culture hit as well as comprehensive drinks menu, it delivers a taste of what Old New York was like. There’s a relaxed atmosphere and lunches are served daily on the ground floor, but upstairs, the menu focuses on historically-accurate cocktails (all 72 of them) and is supported by tapas-style dishes.

30 Water St, New York, NY 10004

Adriennes pizzeria

The financial district isn’t overly recognised for its hospitable bars and restaurants, and if you’re looking for somewhere with a lively atmosphere, there’s really only one place you need to know, and that’s Adriennes Pizza Bar. It’s located on Stone Street and serves authentic Italian recipes with – you guessed it – a focus on pizza. Portions are generous but don’t skip dessert – the Nutella chocolate cake isn’t one to be missed.

54 Stone Street, New York, 10004

SOHO

Birchbox beauty store

Coveted beauty brand, Birchbox has recently made the move from purely online to (literally) setting up shop in a bricks and mortar store in New York, and Soho is its location of residence. Worth a visit if only to discover how the owners have translated their site onto the shop floor, it’s a modern beauty hub with a difference. Sign up for a free tutorials and build your own birchbox or create the perfect gift for a loved one.

433 W Broadway, NY, 10012

Jacks Wife Freda: brunch spot

One of the most coveted dining destinations in NYC and the perfect place to get a taste of how the locals live, Jack’s Wife Freda is a non-mover on our list of must-dos in Soho. Intimate in size but brimming with character, this quirky restaurant seats just 40 guests at a time which creates a buzzing, friendly atmosphere. Head there early to secure a table and order from the kitchen’s famous brunch dishes for a start to the day that won’t disappoint.

224 Lafayette St, New York, 10012

Housing works bookshop and café

There’s sentiment as well as style behind this unique bookstore-stroke-café in the centre of Soho, as all food and drink proceeds are donated to charity. Aside from giving back to the community, however, Housing Works offers a cosy rest bite and a chance to lose yourself in a book – be it fact or fiction – over a warming cup of coffee. Check their events schedule to stay in-the-know when it comes to their open literary events.

126 Crosby St, New York, 10012

THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT

Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market has been in business for around 15 years and it has built up a world-famous reputation as being one of the best spots for foodies both visiting and residing in New York. Located in an exposed-brick building that adds to its character, the popular dining spot now hosts over 35 vendors, serving everything from tacos to ice-cream.

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

The Highline

Located just behind Chelsea Market and recognised as one of New York’s most unique landmarks, Manhattan’s elevated High Line is a great way to see the city. It runs from the Meatpacking District to the new Hudson Yards development, so you’ll cover some serious ground if you walk the length of it, but there are conveniently-positioned spots sit and take in the area along the way.

The Standard Hotel rooftop bar

Sat up high on the 16th floor of The Standard hotel in the centre of the Meatpacking District, Le Bain is a luxe penthouse bar/club that’s well worth a visit. If you’re visiting in the summer, be prepared to take a dip in the plunge pool that’s located on the centre of the dance floor (where else?) and spend the night surrounded by sounds of world-famous DJs. Our top tip? Arrive in the afternoon when they open and commit to being in it for the long-run to avoid the queues in the evening.

848 Washington St, New York, 10014