Dec 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Tanya Sheikh and Ivan Gilkes of Aikaz Showroom have unveiled their latest retail venture in the Meatpacking District. The boutique, aptly named In Support Of, stocks emerging designers while simultaneously supporting charitable causes. A portion of the store’s proceeds goes to rotating organizations each season. Here, the creative duo shares their go-to spots for when they aren’t busy filling the racks of New York’s most charitable boutique. –Sarah Ryan Hecht
SEE: MOMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue / 1 718 784 2084
Neighborhood: Long Island City
You never know what you’ll end up finding and gravitating toward at this museum. James Turrell’s “Meeting” is always relaxing and the summer parties are always exhilarating.
SEE: THE FRICK COLLECTION
1 East 70th Street / 1 212 288 0700
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Nothing beats the time warp of the space, and it also just happens to have one of the best private art collections in the world.
SEE / RELAX: THE CLOISTERS
99 Margaret Corbin Drive / 1 212 923 3700
Neighborhood: Upper Manhattan
The Cloisters are a nice getaway from the city. Bring a picnic in the summertime and relax on the lawn.
SHOP: ABOUT GLAMOUR
107A North 3rd Street / 1 718 599 3044
Vintage shopping is such a fun activity, and here we’ve found pieces by the greats of Japanese design like Y-3 and Commes des Garcons.
EAT & DRINK: BOTTINO
246 Tenth Avenue / 1 212 206 6766
Neighborhood: Meatpacking District/Chelsea
The sandwiches at the takeout branch are the perfect item to bring to the High Line when you want to people-watch.
EAT & DRINK: CAFE GITANE
The Jane Hotel, 113 Jane Street / 1 212 255 4143
Neighborhood: West Village
This restaurant feels so far removed from the hype of the Meatpacking District, even when it’s just around the corner. It’s perfect for meetings, and the Moroccan couscous with merguez sausage is delicious.
EAT & DRINK: PALÀ PIZZA
198 Allen Street / 1 212 614 7252
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Almost everything here can be made gluten-free, including the desserts.
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