A prognosticating peek at travel’s new world order
On the town: At Ginger’s bar, where specialties include the Typhoon Legend, a mix of pink champagne, plum juice, and ginger purée
Urban: Heat Seeking
Where will travel’s cool kids be heading next? Read on
Manhattanites fleeing the steep rents downtown have been rehabbing Harlem’s gritty reputation. New developments are reaching critical mass, cementing the neighborhood’s status as the one to check out. Ginger, an organic Chinese restaurant from the owner of the East Village spot Butter, is just unveiling in Harlem’s first "green" building (1400 Fifth Ave.; 212-423-1111; entrées, $8–$19). Carol’s Daughter, a bath and beauty emporium, launched in late 2005, with an opening that attracted Jay Z and Jada Pinkett Smith (24 W. 125th St.; 212-828-6757). Hotels are coming too: A Courtyard Marriott debuts in late 2006, and Starwood is said to be looking near the Apollo Theater for a W Hotel site.
Source: Conde Nast Traveler