1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle; N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.
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Designer Philippe Starck endowed the Hudson Hotel’s bar with an Ivy League air: impressively high ceilings, overstuffed Ralph Lauren leather furnishings, and a working fireplace. Sure enough, the Wasps followed. Jean Baptiste Mondino’s designer-hat-wearing cows stare down at them from mounted photographs on the cherrywood walls, and the lamp-lit shelves are stocked with monographs of Toulouse-Lautrec, Willy Ronis, and Wolfgang Tillmans. During the winter, patrons literally curl up by the fireplace while waiting for a shot at the vintage purple pool table. During the summer, it’s all about snagging a seat on the spacious outdoor terrace. The conversation-friendly soundtrack is part bossa nova, part Euro piano lounge.Dress Code
No shorts, no sandals.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.