Cape House

Summer vibes

You already emptied your suitcase and put away your swimsuit, but summer isn’t over! To get back to it smoothly and get you up to speed on the latest hotspots, we decided to embark on a quest for the Holy Grail. You know, that hipster hidden gem that no one knows about and that you will be envied to have the exclusivity. We proceeded methodically. We wanted a beach shake to extend the vacation feeling. With a fish and selfish atmosphere to remind you of…

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Azul rooftop cinema

Spending August in NYC? Lucky you!

Any plans for Monday night? Movie buffs or night owls: rendez-vous on Hotel Hugo’s rooftop. A hotel hidden in Hudson Square, a sort of no-man’s land between the trendy neighborhoods of Soho and TriBeCa, lost between a UPS center and the Holland Tunnel’s entrance. Anti-glamor you said? Trust us, it’s Downtown’s most stylish terrace. Take the elevator, go to the top floor and enter the very chic Hugo bar with its large bay windows and its stunning 360-degree views of Manhattan. You will feel the…

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NYC Rooftops

Your Summer Trilogy

Left picture: The Roof; Top right picture: The Crown; bottom right picture: Good Story. Rooftop, rooftop, rooftop. It’s the watchword this summer if you’re staying in Manhattan. HQ of night owls during the warmer months, reach for the sky on the perched roofs above NYC’s urban jungle. The good news is that the 2017 hit list of panoramic terraces is full of pleasant surprises. Judge for yourself: we selected 3 new bars hooked up to the skyline where you will be able to fine-tune your suntan….

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The Django

A night at Gatsby’s

There is a time machine in the catacombs of a hotel in Tribeca. It instantly transports you to the Jazz Age. Many of you are familiar with the Roxy hotel, but we would guess that very few are aware of the presence of a private jazz club concealed in its basement. Welcome to The Django, a vintage cabaret boasting vaulted ceilings and candlelit corners. You can have dinner or share some nibbles at a table and have a drink at their sumptuous bar. Get dizzy…

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Mezcaleria La Milagrosa

The bar that hipsters don’t know about yet

In the galaxy of NY speakeasies, there’s a new kid on the block. And the least you can say about it is that its entrance is a headscratcher! You will first need to find the front door of a former laundromat, enter a Mexican grocery store and step up into a fridge door to penetrate the sanctuary of La Milagrosa. Above all, you will need to get their phone number as it’s reservation-only. Ready? La Milagrosa is a bar concealed  behind a bodega selling Mexican…

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Coffee break

Coffee Break

Americano, latte, ristretto, macchiato… no matter how you take it, in New York you’re never more than a block away from a coffee shop. We let the heavenly smell of fresh ground beans and the lightness of cappuccino foam guide us to find 3 spots full of good vibes for caffeine junkies. 3 spots where the barista knows your name and where you wish you could stay for a second (or third?) coffee. What else?   To laze during winter afternoons: Intelligentsia At the High…

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Bar Fortuna

The hidden bar

We could have simply told you about this new Italian restaurant that opened in Greenwich Village. A loft-style restaurant in a 19th century townhouse located on a charming tree-lined street in the village. Ceilings so high they could make you dizzy, along with starburst chandeliers, a glass roof, a roaring fireplace. With its trendy atmosphere and gourmet cuisine, it is easy to be seduced by Casa Apicii. But there’s more than meets the eye. It’s actually not about the restaurant we want to talk but about the small cocktail annex fashioned…

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The William Vale

The Sky’s the Limit

Spotted : there’s something new in Brooklyn! You probably couldn’t fail to notice steady construction progress being made on the other side of the East River and you kept an eye on the building which was transforming the Brooklyn skyline. We confirm the rumors: the William Vale hotel opened a few days ago in Williamsburg. All you need to know about The William Vale hotel can be summed up in 3 numbers: 22 floors, 183 rooms and a 360 degree view. Staying true to New York’s…

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3 hidden terraces

3 Hidden Terraces

Left picture: Bricolage; Top right picture: Gilligan’s; bottom right picture: Llama Inn. Too show off. Too noisy. Too crowded… Finding the perfect terrace can quickly give you a headache ! With the heatwave, your one and only obsession is to find a shady patio where you can sip a Spritz away from the urban hustle and bustle. We explored the city from top to bottom and scoured all neighborhoods looking for your next vacation HQ in NY. And we are betting you have not yet ventured into one of these…

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Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

Ice cream & Rock’n’Roll

Entering Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain is like stepping into a time travel machine. You are instantly transported to the America of the 50s. The America of leather jackets, quiffs, waiters in roller skates and white aprons. It’s like hearing old rock’n’roll coming from a transistor radio humming in the back. The fountain’s glory days started in the late 20s with Prohibition. Soda fountains were then popping up all over the United States, filling the social void caused by the closing of bars. Sparkling sodas…

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