New York Insider’s Guide

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New York Insider’s Guide

December 28, 2015

Two years ago the Italian event designer Lavinia Rittatore Vonwiller followed her heart and moved to New York City where she was hired to launch the incredible and internationally known Simmetrico, an event agency that specializes in the creation of experiential and cultural events.

Following her graduation from Bocconi University and prior to her move to NYC, Lavinia worked for international event and communication agencies between London and Milano.

See some of the spectacular experiential events put on by Simmetrico at:

5 Restaurants

  1. The Polo Bar

Definitely the place to be now!

New York Insider's Guide Polo Bar Ralph Lauren

  1. Boulud Sud 

Nice place to eat before or after a night at Lincoln center.

New York Insider's Guide Boulud Sud

  1. J.G. Melon

Great old school burgers, all Upper East Siders meet here for Saturday or Sunday brunch and to sip Bloody Marys.New York Insider's Guide J. G. Melon

  1. Kelley & Ping 

Noodle bar and Asian grocery in the very heart of Soho, hidden, but definitely one of my favorite spots to stop for an easy dinner, or a lunch break during a day of shopping.New York Insider's Guide kelley-and-ping

  1. Indochine

The Vietnamese place to see and be seen for the last 30 years. I love everything here from the plants and wallpaper all over the place, to the very last dessert on the menu. Definitely worth a visit!New York Insider's Guide Indochine

5 Bars

  1. Top of the Standard

The place to admire Manhattan and the Hudson at sunset with a soundtrack of swinging jazz. Be sure to visit the restrooms – they alone make the entire experience worth it!New York Insider's Guide Top of the Standard

  1.  Rose Bar @ The Gramercy Park Hotel

The atmosphere, the music, the masterpieces hanging on the walls, and the smell of cider make this place amazing. Be sure to go on Wednesday and Thursday before dinner to enjoy a nice drink and a live orchestra.New York Insider's Guide Rose Bar

  1. ACME

Hidden under the restaurant, a cave where drinks are delicious and the music continues till dawn, here you can meet actors, models, and deejays hanging around like everyone else!New York Insider's Guide ACME

  1. Vins et Fleurs

A nice small bar to sip French wines and enjoy French music.

  1. Gallow Green

The most incredible rooftop you have ever seen in NYC!New York Insider's Guide GALLOW_GREEN_Wagtouicz

5 Stores

  1. Dover Street Market

Definitely the place, Comme des Garçons, Junia Watanabe, Prada, and the building – everything here will leave you speechless.

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  1. Erica Tanov

Here you can buy everything form birthday cards to long dresses, and even something for the kitchen. Just take a tour and see what you’re in the mood for!New York Insider's Guide EricaTanov

  1. Raleigh Denim Workshop

A true pair of denim on demand? Here you go!New York Insider's Guide Raleigh Denim workshop


One day is definitely not enough!New York Insider's Guide ABC HOME AND CARPET

  1. Container Store

Looking for an idea on how to store something in your apartment? Here you will find endless storage ideas!

New York Insider's Guide Container-Store

5 Spots 

Gramercy Park + Irving PlaceNew York Insider's Guide Gramercy Park

Central Station

Do you miss the stars? Enter this amazing building and just tilt your chin up for an incredible view!New York Insider's Guide Grand_Central_TerminalSouth Seaport on the deck next to the east river – The most marvelous place to admire the Brooklyn Bridge.

New York Insider's Guide South Seaport

Ground Zero – Sit here for a while and enjoy the peaceful sound of the immense waterfalls.

New York Insider's Guide Ground Zero

Conservatory Garden – Sit here and admire the amazing Italian Garden in every season of the year.

5 Must Sees

The Metropolitan – Dendur TempleNew York Insider's Guide The Metropolitan

Central Park

New York Insider's Guide Central Park

Rockefeller Center – Top of the Rock

New York Insider's Guide Rockefeller Center

The skyline from the Whyte Hotel in BrooklynNew York Insider's Guide skyline from the Whyte Hotel in Brooklyn

The very south point of ManhattanNew York Insider's Guide south point of Manhattan

5 Top Hotels

Gramercy Park Hotel – Nice with a touch of decadence

New York Insider's Guide Gramercy Park Hotel

The Standard East – The trendy hotel, in the trendy spotNew York Insider's Guide The Standard East

The Nomad – The next trendy one

New York Insider's Guide The NoMad

The Baccarat Hotel – The super extra new luxury hotelNew York Insider's Guide The Baccarat Hotel

The Carlyle – The very old school oneNew York Insider's Guide The Carlyle

To conclude, New York is the city that stays alive 24 hours and offers the best attractions of the world.