Best Pizza in New York: Marta

Best Pizza in New York: Marta

I’m being a little deceitful here, because no pizza in New York can be called THE best. There are so many fantastic pizzerias in the city, from pick-a-slice counters to upscale restaurants whose brick ovens were imported from Napoli. But right now, Marta serves some of the tastiest and most coveted super-thin pies in Manhattan. Opened five months ago by Danny Meyer, the high-profile restaurateur behind Gramercy Tavern, The Modern (inside MoMA) and Shake Shack, this spacious and graciously decorated Italian spot became an overnight success. Even thought Meyer has…

Hudson Eats: Shiny New Food Market in Lower Manhattan

Hudson Eats: Shiny New Food Market in Lower Manhattan

New York’s Financial District is having a major growth spurt. There’s the massive new Fulton subway station, the almost-completed Freedom Tower, which will soon welcome its new tenants (most notably, Condé Nast), the three-month-old 9/11 Memorial & Museum (honoring the victims and examining the continued global significance of 9/11), at least two luxury hotels under construction, and nearly a dozen high-end fashion stores getting ready to open their doors. But a neighborhood isn’t fully revitalized until it offers great food. Well, just last month, an upscale food court called Hudson…

The New Face of 8th Street

The New Face of 8th Street

These things happen in New York; one day you walk down a street  you haven’t visited in a while, and it looks completely different. The stretch of 8th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village used to be known, somewhat disparagingly, as “shoe alley.” It was filled with kitschy bazaars and discount shoe stores, and it wasn’t a particularly attractive lane. Quite suddenly, it became home to a handful of high-end restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and a brand new hotel by none other than Sean McPherson, the man…