Best place to buy gifts for the kiddos: "FAO Schwartz is world famous and for good reason."

Best place to experience local culture: "Blue Note is the classic New York jazz bar."

Best place for a quintessential New York experience: "Nothing beats a Saturday afternoon in SoHo - eating lunch, shopping, checking out the galleries. Or else take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry and see the Statue of Liberty."



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Best way to kill an hour:
"I'd go for a walk on Lincoln Road, pop into the ArtCenter, and check out the work there. You could entertain yourself for a whole day there."

Best restaurant on an expense account: "Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It's a stylish place with amazing food."

Best lunch on the run: "I like Nexxt Cafe. They make great burgers and salads - all presented very creatively."

Best place to close a deal: "The Blue Door, at the Delano Hotel, serves new French seafood and has a chic vibe."

Best place to go after hours: "After dinner, including at our restaurant BondSt., everyone loves to go to Crobar. It's a mega-disco with a huge dance floor and the best VIP room in town (which we get our guests into). Mynt Ultralounge is classy casual, and they play a wide range of music, from hip-hop to techno."

Best place to buy a suit or dress: "I recommend Club Monaco, because you can get nice slacks and jackets there."
Best place to buy a gift for the spouse: "Source Paris sells beautiful women's and men's clothing."

Best place to buy gifts for the kiddos: "Wings, on Lincoln Road, has the best T-shirts from South Beach."