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Cole Bar, Il Cantinori, and The Met Breuer: Adam Sheffer’s New York

By Whitewaller

May 2, 2017

Frieze New York opens on May 5, and in celebration, the spring 2017 edition of Whitewaller New York is out. It is there to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots around town. This week, we’re sharing some “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, and consume in New York during the fair. Below, we’re sharing tips from Adam Sheffer, Partner and Sales Director at Cheim & Read and President of the Art Dealers Association of America.

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP

I’m a loyal guy, and I respect the tried and true. I have been eating at Il Cantinori for over a quarter century now and it’s become like a second home to me. Frank, the owner, runs the joint, and what he says goes! I like the King Cole Bar at The St. Regis. It’s presided over by the world’s most impressive Maxfield Parrish mural and smacks of an old men’s club. The waiters still don jackets and ties. I always sense that everyone there is up to something clandestine.

WHERE TO SEE ART

I am a true modernist at heart, so I love The Met Breuer. It’s the structure as much as it is the content. To stand outside and witness how the building relates to its traditional neighbors is one of the joys of living in an urban environment such as New York.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX

I studied modern dance in college and remain very faithful to the art. Sunday afternoons I often find myself at a performance. Whether it be a master like Mark Morris or a young experimental company, it is my spectator sport of choice. I guess you could say it’s my interpretative response to a Sunday afternoon football game.

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