Joseph Licata

Standard East

with Joseph Licata www.surfcollectivenyc.com
  • Where:New York

  • Why:Change of pace.

  • When:November / December

  • Who:The wifey and I.

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Highs & Lows

  • The staff is one of the best, quickly making it a home away from home. Be sure to say hi to Lawn in the Café, he’ll get your day started out right.

  • The details are everywhere, from the Daniel Ashram cloud hanging in the elevator bank to the perfect perch for quiet working, reading or napping.

  • I can’t say enough about their restaurant Narcissa, really, you must go.

  • Even though the gym is across the street, having to walk 100 yards for a fantastic gym is much better than being stuck with a terrible one in the hotel.

  • Their coffee in the café (or your room) is amazing, but make sure they don’t charge you for a refill.

  • The standard rooms are a bit small for the price, but things change if you upgrade. Although, no matter which room you choose the view is bound to be killer.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel

  • Vibe

    Cozy home away from home.

  • Location

    Central to shops, restaurants, subway, etc.

  • Rooms

    141 rooms and suites.

  • Music

    Everything from Charlie Parker to Madonna.

  • Year Opened

    Converted to The Standard East Village in October 2011.

  • Designed By

    Tower designed by Carlos Zapata, exterior and interior redesigned by Balazs Properties.

  • Pool/Gym

    No gym in the building; but you get passes to the Crunch across the street, which is so much better.

  • Restaurant

    Yes and it's addictive.

  • Bar

    Yes, great for late afternoon meetings.

  • Minibar

    The standard selection of snacks.

  • Wifi

    Yes.

  • Children

    Bring em if you’ve got em (pet friendly too). Great neighborhood for kids and pets.

  • Price

    Affordable luxury, for NYC anyway.

Dinner is not to be missed at this seasonally sourced gem. Pop in for lunch if you need a nice quiet place for conversation or just a place to think.

Narcissa Restaurant

235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, United States

Dinner is not to be missed at this seasonally sourced gem. Pop in for lunch if you need a nice quiet place for conversation or just a place to think.

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The New Museum & LES Galleries

29 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Because being in a different neighborhood means different flavors of art.

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