A Miami's worth of deco in NYC
The all-chick '90s R&B group that Steve Sanders once booked for a telethon has grown up... into a hotel! That's right, the Jade is opening in NYC as "a love letter to Greenwich Village" with a fireplace-equipped sunken lobby, Art Deco wall-coverings they clearly stole from Miami, and a "literary cove" flush with early editions by Village-residing authors, all steps away from Meatpacking clubs, Chelsea galleries, West Village restos, and approximately 4000 Duane Reades
You'll stay in one of 113 rooms filled with 1920s French Deco furniture, Makassar ebony desks, and working rotary phones that you won't use because you own a Sidekick, plus -- if you go for one of the double-decker penthouse suites, which you really should -- panoramic city-views from private garden terraces that you'll reluctantly escape after setting up some fun stuff with the concierge via that iPad
You won't even need to leave the building to hit a speakeasy-inspired spot called Grapevine, which features Mediterranean food and cocktails, and is run by Buddha Bar creator Frederick Lesort and a World Cup-winning soccer star, meaning you'll want to kick it there Every Day of the Week, which is a song, by that band, from that telethon you were reminded about earlier in this story.