GRANDLIFE’S WEEKEND GUIDE
The Leadbelly | 14 Orchard St.
Opened by the guys behind Fat Radish (nearly directly across the street) The Leadbelly has hung its hat on the neverending list of oysterhouses that have sprung up on the lower east side. While we normally wouldn’t be too excited about another spot to get our shuck on, these guys have done it right. Since the doors opened earlier this month we’ve had a hard time staying away, not in the least due to the beautifully weathered atmosphere and the excellent oyster selection. By the way, if you don’t try the toasted almond white russian you’ll be rather sorry.
The Row Sample Sale | Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St.
Newly crowned CFDA Womenswear Designers Of The Year, the twins Olsen have bestowed upon Manhattan an offering of their finest goods at a fraction of retail (not the smallest fraction, we hear) at the home to some of the greatest sample sales, Soiffer Haskin. Some of the team has already been by to do a little damage, so get while the getting’s good and buzz up there!
Discovering Columbus | Columbus Circle
Japanese Artist Tatzu Nishi has built a structure around Colombus Circle’s iconic statue of Christopher Columbus providing a breathtaking view of New York from on high, not to mention a chance to interact with the beautifully crafted sculpture that normally sits at an unattainable 75 feet in the air. The Panoramic viewing room is open to the public through a timed ticketed system (not unlike the Met’s Cloud City) and tickets are free.
ATP Festival: I’ll Be Your Mirror | Pier 36
ATP (Short for “All Tomorrow’s Parties”) has long been one of the best curated event outlets around the world, and this iteration taking place at the historic Pier 36 is sure to live up to that standard. Taking a swath from some of the biggest names in indie music at the moment, concertgoers can expect to have their ears massaged by the musical stylings of Frank Ocean, Philip Glass And Tyondai Braxton, Jose Gonzalez to name a few, not to mention a sleu of non musical attractions including a literary salon hosted by Lapham’s Quarterly, along with outdoor screenings of some of the most important movies of the past 50 years. We’ll be there, and you should be too.