Friday, May 4, 2012

11211 Love

On Wednesday I stopped into the newly opened Wythe Hotel for a snoop around. The restaurant, Reynard's, looks like a lovely, airy spot for power lunching and coffee drinking, while the lobby is pared down industrial chic at its best. The gizmos on the ceiling are parts of a transport system from when the building was a barrel-making factory for the nearby shipyards.

Am so glad to have this addition to the neighborhood. For out-of-towners who want to experience New York like a local, I think the Wythe would be a perfect pick. Tourists have been exploring Williamsburg for years, but I think it makes perfect sense to sleep here as well (instead of decamping back to some grim, expensive hotel in midtown.) Apparently rooms start at $175, which is pretty stellar for New York.

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