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It’s Armory Arts Week! That means fairs, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and plenty of events – all taking place here in New York. We are here to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots around town. All week-long we’ll bring you “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, eat, and drink. Next up, Editor-in-Chief of Departures, Richard David Story.
At Bilboquet, the Cajun chicken is the thing. Don’t forget to say hello to owner Philippe Delgrange, who rules the restaurant’s roost. Polo Bar remains one of the toughest reservations in town. Try the pastrami sandwich. For lunch, the dish to order is Richard’s Soup at Lamb’s Club. At PJ Clarke’s in Midtown, ask for any table except for No 1. That’s mine.
The new Whitney is a triumph of both art and architecture. Renzo Piano’s building has reenergized the museum. There are plenty of great exhibitions, but the real show is the permanent collection, and the airy, serene, column free exhibition spaces.
Film Forum is a sanctuary for any New York cinephile. At the start of Armory week, they’ll be showing Kurosawa’s Ran, which I can’t wait to see again. As for delicacies—what’s better than Film Forum’s Jacques Derrida–approved banana bread?
The two shows I’m most looking forward to: “Warhol By the Book,” about the artist’s overlooked illustration work at the always delightful Morgan Library; and “Irving Penn: Personal Work,” at Pace Gallery.