Friends & family packs for Upstate
Plus Erewhon NYC, One High Line, Tony theater, more
REAL ESTATE • New Developments
At One High Line, take the good, take the bad
One High Line, one of the final new developments to complete the landlocking of the High Line, is actually two twisting towers, dubbed East and West. Designed by Bjarke Ingels, it sits in a starchitects’ murders’ row alongside 100 11th Avenue (Jean Nouvel) and the IAC Building (Frank Gehry).
Inside, there are 236 apartments and the first NYC outpost of Miami’s Faena Hotel, opening late 2023. Asking prices on the apartments range from $2 million to over $30 million, a large spread. And because it’s designed by a starchitect, the various twists in the design mean that some floors and units end up with, mmm, unusual angles. NB: bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.
“What you need to know about this building,” a source told FOUND, “is that there are great $7 million apartments with incredible views, and really bad $17 million apartments. You have to know what you’re looking at.” Should you find yourself in the market, make haste for the river-adjacent West tower. Closings are set to begin this summer.
One buyer this week knew what they liked, inking a deal in the building for $28 million. (For that price, they got the above view.)
CULTURE & LEISURE • Broadway
Tony Noms, Musicals Lost & Found
Some Like It Hot (Shubert), most noms (13, including Best Musical) — The 1959 Billy Wilder flick (jazzmen hide from mob by putting on dresses and joining a women’s band), and it plays better in 2023 than you’d expect.
→ FOUND: Some Like It Hot, Sat 8p, Row E, $278 per
Shucked (Nederlander), the surprise (9 noms, including Best Musical) — A literally corny show about a midwestern town in trouble when that poppable crop starts dying, and it’s filled with puns. No one had expectations, and it’s blown them all away.
→ FOUND: Shucked, Row G, $246 per
Sweeney Todd (Lunt-Fontanne), attend! (8 noms, including Best Revival of a Musical) — Sondheim’s masterwork, in its biggest revival since the 1979 original. Josh Groban (nominated) sings the hell out of the murderous barber, but it’s Annaleigh Ashford (nominated) as his baker accomplice who really kills. Also, the crowd goes insane.
→ FOUND: Sweeney Todd, Sat 8p, Row J, $422 per
LOST: New York, New York, 9 noms, somehow, but everyone agrees this new show based on the old movie (and, really, on the deathless song) doesn’t begin to work • Camelot, 5 noms, but it turns out Aaron Sorkin couldn’t save the not-much-loved midcentury “classic” • Dancin’, Bob Fosse redo, dances big, scores no noms, posts immediate closing notice. –Jesse Oxfeld
NYC CULTURE LINKS: Behold, the Shed’s Sonic Sphere (tickets on sale today) • Inside the dramatic new wing at Museum of Natural History • ‘Avendon 100’ at the Gagosian • Christopher Wheeldon is back at the City Ballet (tickets) • Solow family gallery will finally open this month.
GETAWAYS • Upstate
Casa Susanna at Camptown in the Catskills
The Skinny: Modern Mexican with a killer masa program. Right out of the gate, this is the Hudson Valley place to be.
The Food: Chef Efrén Hernández (formerly Mimi, Babs) built an upstate following at Rivertown Tavern. Here, his family’s heritage is front and center. The name of the game is masa, and it’s hued in all colors of the rainbow.
The Drinks: From the ice — crystal clear blocks that most bars won’t splurge on — to the agave-forward cocktail list, developed by Natasha David of the Lower East Side’s late Nightcap bar, this is one of the most sophisticated bar programs in all of the Hudson Valley. As for the wine, it’s natural. Naturally.
The Verdict: FOUND. An instant contender for the mantle of best restaurant upstate. –Kat Odell
FOUND correspondents offer updates on two other Upstate standouts:
Stissing House (Pine Plains, NY): “A year after opening, it feels the same. if anything less so, because the menu has never changed. But all the tables and bar were full when we went at 6ish last Saturday. At that hour, it's filled with people that may die of old age at their tables. Of course the food is still good.”
Feast & Floret (Hudson, NY): “Great, comforting meal every time. Specials/off-menu ideas are always done well. Pasta is the highlight. Cocktails/wine list are solid, too. Only upstate restaurant to get a post on my main [insta].”
GETAWAYS • The Nines
Summer Weekend North
Glenmere Mansion, Lower Hudson Valley, $950, manicured estate
Inness, Catskills, $949, Nordic cabins, memberships
Wildflower Farms (above), Catskills, $1399, trendy Auberge newcomer
Miraval Berkshires, Berkshires, $1958, spa retreat
Winvian Farm, Litchfield, $899, eclectic cabins
The DeBruce, Catskills, $969, haute dinner included
Mayflower Inn & Spa, Litchfield, $2099, modern colonial
Kenoza Hall, Catskills, $609, Victorian lake views
The Maker, Hudson Valley, $855, intimate downtown
All rooms king. Your takes on these spots, or other getaways in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, or Berkshires? Hit reply or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GETAWAYS • Friday Routine
Renee Klein, VP, Global Brand Marketing and Digital Experience, Coach
Neighborhood you live in: Greenwich Village
It’s Friday afternoon, how are you rolling into the weekend?
I’m usually herding cats while getting all the necessities to enjoy the weekend upstate with family and friends. I usually prepare for the hecticness by either taking a hot yoga class at Modo Yoga on Sixth Ave or boxing a few rounds at Church St. Boxing on Park Place.
Do you get away anywhere regularly for the weekend?
Our upstate home is in Ancram, NY. We’re there most weekends.
Any restaurant plans this weekend?
We’re looking forward to having dinner at North Star at the newly renovated Alander hotel in Copake. The bartender Melaney makes some incredible cocktails! We also love to grab lunch at Rosey’s in Pine Plains. They source most of their food from Chaseholm Farm, a local family farm that has served the area for generations. When we entertain at home, we shop at Guido’s in Great Barrington.
How about a little leisure or culture?
The Stissing Center in Pine Plains has great cultural events, including regular comedy shows. We also like to head up Stissing Mountain, on a pretty intense hike that summits at a fire tower with an incredible view. In the summer, we hit Catamount Mountain with the kids (ages 11 & 13) for the ropes course.
What was your last great vacation?
We took the kids to Hawaii once Covid restrictions were lifted, and honestly it was one of the best vacations we’ve taken in a long time. From helicopter rides to boat tours to private surf lessons, it was a true escape.
Is Erewhon Finally Coming to NYC?
I have been told by a reliable source that famed LA grocer Erewhon is coming to NYC. Which has been a persistent rumor, but according to my trustworthy confidant, it's really happening. For anyone who enjoys hype cycles, this is the most exciting phase — before the verification, before the hand-wringing, before the pin drops on the map. For this brief moment, we can just... wonder. Where will they put the schmancy food emporium that makes a Kardashian swoon? What would be the perfect NYC location?
Try dropping that question in your preferred Slack. First, they will debate neighborhoods. West Village? Brooklyn Heights? Tribeca? And then, they will narrow it down to specific spots. Hudson Yards? Pier 17? The new Rock Center? That cursed corner in the Village? And then the jokes-that-are-too-perfect: Next to the Park Slope Coop? Next to Taylor? Next to Matthew and Keri? Enjoy this moment. The moment we can just wonder. –Rex Sorgatz
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