The Lower East Side’s New Center of Cool
Touring New York City's NoLo Neighborhood
Bang Bang NYC
The stylish set head straight to Bang Bang NYC on Broome Street when they want to get edgy. Owner Keith McCurdy’s shop opened in 2014, when he was just 28 years old (Bang Bang is his nickname), and the sleek black and white storefront has a following that belies its understated exterior. Hypebeasts line up to get fresh ink from the artist whose elaborate, photorealistic handiwork graces the skin of Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, and Miley Cyrus. But New York’s fashion crowd really started zeroing in on McCurdy’s work when he created tattoos for superstar models Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne (whose lion tattoo is surely one of the most photographed in the industry).
Buzz is something that seems to follow Andre Saraiva wherever he goes (his club Le Baron—which has outposts in New York and Paris—are consistently packed with chic jet-setters), and his newest endeavor is no different. Excitement over his restaurant , Cafe Henrie, had reached a fever pitch by the time it finally opened in September 2015 during fashion week. Since then, the healthy food spot—its fare leans heavily on chickpeas, market vegetables, and signature slicks of bright red beet tahini—has drawn high profile regulars like publisher Olivier Zahm and actress Chloe Sevigny, all of whom have graced Saraiva’s Instagram while dining here.