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  • Happy Ending

    302 Broome St., at Forsyth St.; 646-998-3184

    I wanted to bring the Carlyle downtown, but with some irony, says co-owner Oliver Stumm, who’s transformed the former massage-parlor-themed hot spot into an elite cantina. At the upstairs restaurant, fashion editors drink $13 Moscow Mules beneath Sciolari chandeliers, and on Fridays, Yosef Munro plays pop standards on the house piano. But downstairs feels pure downtown, thumping with nightlife creepy-crawlies moving to Stumm’s house music or sitting back on one of the giant couches and scanning the room.

From the 2015 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine