Mon-Fri, 7am-1am; Sat-Sun, 11am-1am
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.; F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.
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This intimate hotel lounge designed by David Rockwell is successfully functional. The scattered furniture—large meeting tables, smaller ones for duos and trios, and reading chairs tucked into corners—accommodates tete a tetes between lunchtime ladies with well-coifed hair and/or business men in unbuttoned oxfords. A painted banner of quintessential New York landmarks stretches across two walls, and Michael Feinstein’s photos depict contemporary authors poised in their offices. But for the athletes, 20-somethings and decades-loyal regulars, eyes tend to stay focused on the flat screen TVs playing CNN, FOX, or the ballgame.Brunch
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.