Aman New York Opens

The Aman New York was one of the most highly anticipated new hotels in years. The 83-suite property just opened this month in the 100 year old Crown Building on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan, which was built by the same architect responsible for Grand Central Terminal, and the first home of the Museum of Modern Art.  The ultra-luxe Aman brand has elegant resorts worldwide amid breathtaking landscapes, including in Indonesia, Thailand, Bhutan, Courchevel, Venice, Jackson Hole, and Greece. It first brought its brand to the urban market in Tokyo in 2014, and now New York opened this August.  The Aman includes Italian restaurant Arva, Japanese Nama, the Wine Library, the Jazz Club, and a three story flagship Aman Spa. Every suite has a working fireplace and murals by contemporary Japanese artist Ryoko Adachi. Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be part of the Aman New York team.

Renaissance New York Hotel in Flushing

The newly opened Renaissance New York Hotel is at the epicenter of Flushing, Queens, and is the anchor to a 4-phase complex called Tangram, a 1.5 million square foot mixed use development. The 208 room hotel has an Olympic size pool, tennis court, fitness center, and rooftop lobby with panoramic views. The Tangram project, owned and developed by F&T Group and SCG America, covers two city blocks. In addition to the hotel, the project encompasses two levels of retail space enclosed by a glass skylight, two residential towers, a 24,000 square foot culinary food hall, an office tower, and a 1,100 car garage. Bernstein Redo & Savitsky, P.C. is proud to be part of the Tangram team.

Nine Orchard

Nine Orchard, a new 116-room hotel opened this summer after many years of development and work with the local community board and the New York State Liquor Authority.  The opening of the hotel at the corner of Orchard and Canal Street on the Lower East Side marks the end of a complete restoration of the Jarmulowsky Bank building – a Beaux-Arts building originally constructed in 1912 – and the beginning of the landmark’s second life as an elegant hotel and culinary destination.  The hotel has multiple food and beverage outlets on the ground floor under the supervision of James Beard Award-nominated chef Ignacio Mattos (Lodi, Estela, Flora Bar). Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be a part of the Nine Orchard team.

Cipriani to Open at Waterline Square

The Cipriani Family will open its first large-format culinary experience at the new Waterline Square development on the Upper West Side at Riverside Boulevard. With nearly 30,000 square feet, Harry’s Table by Cipriani offers a full-service restaurant as well as casual dining options and specialty counters, including a coffee bar, a gelato and pastry shop, a pizza bar, a pasta lab, a fish counter, and a butcher’s counter. The retail component throughout the space provides a selection of high-quality Italian and local products and fresh produce. A full bar, inspired by the glamorous days of mid-century Italy with timber paneling, leather stools, and sleek light fixtures has a central role in the space while the more formal restaurant faces the waterfront. Harry’s Table by Cipriani was designed by the internationally acclaimed London-based interior design studio of Martin Brudnizki. Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be a part of the Cipriani team.

KYU Comes to New York

KYU, a wood fired Asian inspired award winning restaurant from the hip Wynwood section of Miami is opening this week at 324 Lafayette Street in Noho, in Bobby Flay’s old Gato space. KYU-Miami opened in 2016, and the following year was a James Beard semi-finalist and was named Time’s Best Restaurant in Florida. In August 2020, a KYU outpost opened in Mexico City. Owners Alan Omsky and Jordan Sayfie, and their partners the Reuben brothers, are eyeing additional locations in Los Angeles, London, Paris and Dubai. Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be part of the KYU team.

Gitano Granted a Fifth Season

Gitano Garden of Love, the modern Mexican restaurant and Mezcal bar, an outdoor oasis at 76 Varick Street, was approved for a fifth season. First opened in 2018 for an initial two year stint, Gitano originated as a small Mezcal bar and kitchen in the jungle on the Tulum Beach road in Mexico. The Garden of Love in SoHo is a 450 seat restaurant, open seasonally from May through October. The restaurant and lounge include pergola dining decks, 30’ coconut palms, and a reflecting pool. In 2019, Gitano also opened in Miami Beach. Gitano was given the go ahead for the 2022 season with the overwhelming support of local residents enthusiastic about its continuing operation, and was approved over the objection of Community Board 2. Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be part of the Gitano Garden of Love team!

Danny Meyer Opens Ci Siamo

Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group opened their first new restaurant since the pandemic, named Ci Siamo (meaning “we’re here!”) at 100 Manhattan West Plaza, a new mixed-use development of over 7 million square feet from Brookfield Properties. The new restaurant will feature Italian fare, with live fire cooking and homemade pasta. Brooklyn born Executive Chef Hillary Sterling, who started her career at Bobby Flay’s Masa will be in charge of the kitchen, with legendary pastry chef Claudia Fleming joining the team. Bernstein Redo Savitsky, P.C. is proud to be a part of the Ci Siamo and Union Square Hospitality Group team!

Gotham Bar and Grill to Re-Open

In March 2020, the legendary Gotham Bar and Grill at 12 East 12th Street shuttered after 36 years of operation. Home to former chef Alfred Portale, Gotham won numerous awards including Michelin stars and a record six 3-star reviews from the New York Times. Ownership of the famed eatery passed on to its managing partner of 13 years, Bret Csencsitz and his team. Former pastry chef Ron Paprocki will be the new Executive Chef. The refreshed design, including a new lounge, bar, and library, will also feature a rotating exhibition of original artwork from established and emerging artists. The new restaurant will re-open in early November. Bernstein Redo Savitsky, P.C. is proud to be a part of the Gotham Bar and Grill team.

Casa Cipriani South Street

The landmark Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, on the National Register of Historic Places, is the new home of Casa Cipriani. The Beaux-Arts building designed in 1906 is the only Exposition Universelle-style ferry building still operating in Manhattan. Casa Cipriani includes a hotel, event space and an upper floor private member’s club.  The 2nd floor event complex includes a 9,000 square foot great hall accommodating up to 800 guests, while the hotel includes 47 luxury rooms and suites overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Managing the project is Maggio Cipriani, the New York–based president of Cipriani and great-grandson of the founder of Venice’s legendary Harry’s Bar. The project’s architect, Thierry Despont, is known for his work on such icons as the Woolworth Building, the Ritz Paris and Claridge’s hotel in London. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Casa Cipriani team.

Little Island at Pier 55

A “floating island” conceptualized in 2013, Little Island is a converted old pier off 14th Street that will be a public park, with short walking paths, sitting plazas, rolling grassy areas and a 689-seat waterfront amphitheater.  Under lease with the Hudson River Park Trust, Little Island is an initiative of the Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation. There will be programming six days a week featuring dance, theatre, arts, educational classes, comedy and other performing arts events throughout the nearly three acres of space. The park will be open to the public at all times and also includes a 300 seat main plaza. Food and beverages, including wine and beer, will be provided by Savory Hospitality Group until 11pm nightly. Little Island is an integral part of Governor Cuomo’s New York Art Revival, a public-private partnership to bring back the arts, and will open in May 2021. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Little Island team.