New York, New York
PUBLIC New York
Capital of Cool
What it is
Hotelier Ian Schrager’s art-filled Manhattan oasis, with high-tech minimalist rooms, four sceney restaurants, and a buzzing rooftop bar.
What it isn't
The city hotel that sleeps. Public Arts, the performance space, will have you up to the wee hours with DJ sets, comedy nights and film screenings aplenty.
What we think
Jaw-dropping doesn’t begin to describe the design of Public New York, even in the private spaces. The “starter” room category here is as sleek as they come, with blonde wood walls, a dining banquette and LED light strips that glow behind built-in shelves and furniture. (Bonus, for gadget fiends: each room is equipped as if for Tim Cook, with Smart TV’s, Bang & Olufsen bluetooth speakers; draperies and blackout shades you control with the push of a button; and what’s reportedly the fastest wifi in the city). For larger digs and an unforgettable panorama over the city, book a Loft Park View: these suites have tilted floor to ceiling windows that overlook Chrystie and Sara Roosevelt Park (and they’re glazed, meaning as hush-hush quiet as a celebrity shrink).
You're here because
You have a thing for on-point hotel shops, and the Public’s retail store is chockablock with finds, including puffer jackets from Rains and CBD bath salts by Lord Jones.
Secreted away behind a luxuriant wall of ferns at the rooftop cocktail bar, you could almost forget you’re in Manhattan—but then you look up from your martini and see the entire twinkling city unfurled before you like a fever dream.
Restaurants & Bars
Louis - Part grocery, part coffee shop, part luncheonette and part market all in one, serving organic dishes in a casual setting
Diego - intimate bar specializing in inspired cocktails by world-class mixologists
Lobby Bar - offering coffee and cocktails daily
The Roof - offering cocktails served on a large outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the city
Edging Nolita in lower Manhattan, a block from the New Museum and five blocks from the Tenement Museum—where you can see how the locals lived back in 1863 in a totally untouched former tenement.