In Manhattan For The Week

I’m in Manhattan this week for RE Bar Camp New York and Inman Connect so posting will be light.

Chris sent me this New York times article about lobbies here, The Come-Hither Lobby:

In an increasingly tough market that has left some high-rises sitting half-empty, the lobby has become a site of innovation for developers who find it more urgent than ever to make their buildings stand out from the crowd.

If you have any recommendations for restaurants, bars, clubs, or must-see buildings leave a comment or email me at mail@mattgoyer.com.

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

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  • Sean

    My favorite meal in Manhattan was probably Jean Georges. L’atelier de Joel Robuchon was awesome too. I did the tasting menu at both. Be prepared to spend some fairly serious cash at either place, though.

  • Sean

    My favorite meal in Manhattan was probably Jean Georges. L’atelier de Joel Robuchon was awesome too. I did the tasting menu at both. Be prepared to spend some fairly serious cash at either place, though.

  • Nic

    The Flatiron Lounge on 19th between 5th and 6th is a rather interesting place to have a few drinks.

    For food I highly recommend Barney Greengrass for a causal brunch/lunch – smoked fish to rival the best of what Seattle has to offer, just with better bagels.

  • Nic

    The Flatiron Lounge on 19th between 5th and 6th is a rather interesting place to have a few drinks.

    For food I highly recommend Barney Greengrass for a causal brunch/lunch – smoked fish to rival the best of what Seattle has to offer, just with better bagels.

  • bryson

    Hangawi has one of the most unique dining experiences.. great vegetarian food. try the Pumpkin Porridge.

    I like Beauty Bar in the East Village and APT in the West. There’s amazing hot dogs at Crif Dogs on St. Mark’s.. ask around about the bar with a secret phone booth entrance nearby.

  • bryson

    Hangawi has one of the most unique dining experiences.. great vegetarian food. try the Pumpkin Porridge.

    I like Beauty Bar in the East Village and APT in the West. There’s amazing hot dogs at Crif Dogs on St. Mark’s.. ask around about the bar with a secret phone booth entrance nearby.

  • nitsuj

    eats – Lupa is a must do. Mario Batali’s lower end restaurant, good prices by Manhattan standards, and the food is insane. If Blind Tiger ale house is still around I recommend going there for a beer or three as well.

  • nitsuj

    eats – Lupa is a must do. Mario Batali’s lower end restaurant, good prices by Manhattan standards, and the food is insane. If Blind Tiger ale house is still around I recommend going there for a beer or three as well.

  • http://www.consultantninja.com ConsultantNinja

    A few recommendations from a local:

    Indian: Curry Leaf, 27th and 3rd.

    Chinese: Congee Village, allen and delancey(?), joe’s shanghai for noodles, or for the best 5 pork dumplings for $1, try dumpling house at delancey and eldridge

    Mexican: Mole, at houston and Allen.

    Drinks: Campbell’s apartment in grand central, around 3pm, before the happy hour arrives (as seen in Gossip Girl, according to my wife).

    I work just around the corner from Campbells. Let me know if you’d like to meet up tomorrow for a drink at Campbell’s (I’m a former dot-commer, current Redfin browser, and Seattle native looking to move back to the NW).

  • http://www.consultantninja.com ConsultantNinja

    A few recommendations from a local:

    Indian: Curry Leaf, 27th and 3rd.

    Chinese: Congee Village, allen and delancey(?), joe’s shanghai for noodles, or for the best 5 pork dumplings for $1, try dumpling house at delancey and eldridge

    Mexican: Mole, at houston and Allen.

    Drinks: Campbell’s apartment in grand central, around 3pm, before the happy hour arrives (as seen in Gossip Girl, according to my wife).

    I work just around the corner from Campbells. Let me know if you’d like to meet up tomorrow for a drink at Campbell’s (I’m a former dot-commer, current Redfin browser, and Seattle native looking to move back to the NW).

  • Stacey

    Check out Fatty Crab in the Chelsea area. It’s one of my favorite places to eat when I visit.

  • Stacey

    Check out Fatty Crab in the Chelsea area. It’s one of my favorite places to eat when I visit.

  • CG

    Wow, Matt’s blog sure has a sophisticated readership. As a native New Yorker (well, okay, Hackensack), I concur with lots of the above, especially Jean Georges, Barney Greengrass and the Campbell Apartment. Re cheap eats, try the Corner Bistro in the West Village (331 W 4th St.). For a fun speakeasy experience, try Chumley’s Bar, 86 Bedford St., also in the West Village (but no sign ‘cuz it really was a speakeasy).

  • CG

    Wow, Matt’s blog sure has a sophisticated readership. As a native New Yorker (well, okay, Hackensack), I concur with lots of the above, especially Jean Georges, Barney Greengrass and the Campbell Apartment. Re cheap eats, try the Corner Bistro in the West Village (331 W 4th St.). For a fun speakeasy experience, try Chumley’s Bar, 86 Bedford St., also in the West Village (but no sign ‘cuz it really was a speakeasy).