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Top 10: Indagare's New York Fall Hit-List

With the advent of a new fall season, New York City is buzzing over a crop of openings, including new restaurants and hotels as well as several exciting art exhibitions and festivals. Beyond Manhattan, beloved weekend destinations to the north and east beckon with glorious foliage, vineyards and farm-to-table restaurants. Here, Indagare's savvy team shares the ten new spots worth exploring in the greater New York area, from the impending reopening of the iconic Union Square Café to a gourmet-centric hotel in the Catskills. We'd love to hear from you, whether you're a New Yorker or a fan of the Big Apple; email us at to let us know what you are most looking forward to this fall.

Courtesy Odeon Theatre de l’Europe, Pascal Victor, ArtComArt

Courtesy Odeon Theatre de l’Europe, Pascal Victor, ArtComArt

"I'm always excited about the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, but this year's line-up is particularly amazing, with Isabelle Huppert starring in Phaedra, in a production from Paris that debuts here in September, and Mikhail Baryshnikov playing Nijinsky, directed by Robert Wilson, in October. After a performance at BAM, I like to go for a glass of wine or cocktail at Berlyn right across the street." ~ Simone Girner

Related: New York City Top Tables

Interiors at Kit Kemp's other NYC hotel, the Crosby Street Hotel

Interiors at Kit Kemp's other NYC hotel, the Crosby Street Hotel

“I’m looking forward to the Whitby Hotel, Firmdale's newest property, which will be on W. 56th Street. The hotel is set to open in late fall and will bring some of Kit Kemp's famous fun-loving design (she’s responsible for SoHo’s Crosby Street Hotel, an Indagare favorite) to Midtown.” ~ Samantha Rifkin

"I can't wait for the latest addition to Jean-Georges Vongerichten's farm-to-table empire, abcV. In the works for almost two years now, his all-vegetarian restaurant is on track to open this September in ABC Carpet & Home. His unique spin on healthful cuisine will include Indian-inspired breakfasts (dosas, crepes), an all-day juice counter and innovative dinner fare implementing oven-roasted vegetables." ~ Emma Pierce

"I can't wait to head up to the Catskills for a fall weekend at Hasbrouck House, the new hotel set in an 18th-century Dutch colonial building. The restaurant, Butterfield, from the team behind Colonia Verde in Brooklyn and Comodo in SoHo, has already been a draw for visitors to check out the region." ~ Amelia Osborne Scott

Related: Escapes from New York

“The 2016 Harvest Party at Wolffer Estate Vineyard (October 8) is a fall favorite. The event at the East Hampton vineyard is replete with live music, wine and cider tasting, barrel-rolling, grape-stomping, winemaking and kids activities: the perfect family activity.” ~ Annabelle Moehlmann

“The team behind Cosme's sleek contemporary Mexican cooking will open Atla, a casual counterpart located in Noho. If Cosme's inventive and delicious food is any indicator of the food at Atla, a table there will be one of fall’s most desired reservations.” ~ Rose Allen

“I am excited to see how Danny Meyer reopens the New York classic, Union Square Café. Not only will he present a new take on the historic restaurant, but he will also be opening Daily Provisions next door, which promises to offer a "coffee shop– and bakery–by day and dinner party–by night." If anyone can combine the two venues, it's Danny Meyer.”

~ Missy Weil

"Nearly everyone is talking about the new Four Seasons New York Downtown, and I was lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes tour prior to the hotel's opening on September 19. The property brings stylish sophistication to Tribeca and will boast Wolfgang Puck's first restaurant in NYC and a spectacular, 75-foot indoor pool." ~ Laura Fishman

“This year's fall edition of TEFAF New York will include 93 dealers in fine art, design, furniture and jewelry, with featured pieces spanning antiquity through the early 20th-century. Opening night on October 21st will benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Park Avenue Armory cultural programs.” ~ Bruce Lazarus

“Creative Time—the New York–based art non-profit organization that produces Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that first illuminated lower Manhattan six months after 9/11 and now do so every anniversary—will have en exciting new show this October. Doomocracy, a performance piece by Pedro Reyes, will run at the Brooklyn Armory Terminal and offer a provocative take on Halloween and the upcoming election. Tickets will eventually be available to the public but you can pre-purchase now by contributing to their Kickstarter campaign.” ~ Sarah Hardin-White

Related: Brooklyn Destination Report

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