"Having moved to New York City 22 years ago, I am always inspired by the diversity of the people, the art, fashion and the high energy of each day in the city.
The greatest way to start the day is to take an early morning walk in Central Park when the sunlight breaks through. Then grab a nice breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien to prepare you for the high energy day. Stroll down Madison Avenue, let your eyes feast on the fashion boutiques and then head down to the Lower East Side or maybe the West Village to experience fashion and style. End up in one of my favorite places, Da Silvano or Giorgione for the best Italian food with a fun vibe and amazing flavors. From time to time, I love to experience the top restaurant, Le Bernardin or Morimoto to bring a multitude of feelings to my taste buds. This makes it the perfect day and it always drives me to keep my Hair Salons A.K.S at the ... [more]
Alain Pinon, Salon AKS
The Financial District
At New York City's southern tip is the Financial District: home to City Hall, the New York Stock Exchange, and Wall Street. Here day traders, financiers, and the city government and legal system hum throughout the day. The blocks emptied of the World Trade Center are no longer silent: Daniel Libeskindís Freedom Tower is going up. If business doesnít bring you to Wall Street, bring yourself for pleasure. Wonderful old mercantile offices look south onto Battery Park and Governerís Island beyond it. Battery Park City offers a newly refurbished greenway--lovely in itself--with spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. Heading east and north bypass South Street Seaport (pure tourist trap), and linger on neighboring Water Street for a reminder of the great fishing port that New York City once was.