See and be seen amid cozy country-manor style bars and library or airy, hip restaurant. Rooms from $375 per night.
341 Broome St.
Affordable boutique gem with zany lobby, small rooms, no frills but cool exposed brick and excellent beds. Rooms from $149.
Large Asian fusion restaurant and jazz spot. Small plates, shareables, buzzy crowd. Entrees start at $24.
1 Bleecker St.
One of the few coffee shops on the Bowery, part of a tiny New York-based chain. Great coffee and soup make up for haughty staff. Espresso-based drinks from $3.75, soup or sandwiches from $5.75
New Museum of Contemporary Art
American, international, established and emerging artists. Don’t miss views of downtown, bridges and midtown from outdoor deck. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $16.
Patricia Field boutique
Post-punk-meets-vintage via crazy, tarty, draggy fashion and accessories. Has a hair salon. Merchandise from $5.
Was the Bowery Poetry Club, still run along same lines, poetry slams, performance art. Times vary.