Where I Go: New York

With Frieze Week underway, architect Annabelle Selldorf reveals her favourite spots across the city


Annabelle Selldorf. Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe. Courtesy: Selldorf Architects

Annabelle Selldorf. Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe. Courtesy: Selldorf Architects

For a memorable meal


47 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Incredible Japanese restaurant on East 12th Street between University and Broadway.


Food at Shuko. Courtesy: Shuko

Food at Shuko. Courtesy: Shuko

For a deli haul

Murray’s Cheese Shop

254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Great cheese and charcuterie; the original location on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village is a real New York experience.

For a special discovery


123 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Specialty food shop with hard to find ingredients from around the world; a visit to this jam-packed shop on Lexington Avenue in “Little India” is a mini-trip around the globe. 


Madison Square Park Shake Shack at night. Photograph: William Brinson. Courtesy: Shake Shack

Madison Square Park Shake Shack at night. Photograph: William Brinson. Courtesy: Shake Shack

For eating al fresco

Shake Shack

Madison Ave & E.23rd St, New York, NY 10010

If you want an outdoor lunch pick-up a burger at Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack – the original (!) and enjoy the great people watching in Madison Square Park.

For nourishing the mind

Dashwood Books

33 Bond St # A, New York, NY 10012

Dashwood is a wonderful small bookstore on Bond Street specializing in books on photography.


Dashwood Books. Courtesy: Dashwood Books

Dashwood Books. Courtesy: Dashwood Books

For making discoveries

Dover Street Market New York

160 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

It is always great to check-out Dover Street Market; you are bound to find something you won’t have seen anywhere else - and in an unique setting.


Marsden Hartley, The Wave, 1940, oil on masonite-type hardboard, 77 x 104cm. Worcester Art Museum. Courtesy: the Met Breuer

Marsden Hartley, The Wave, 1940, oil on masonite-type hardboard, 77 x 104cm. Worcester Art Museum. Courtesy: the Met Breuer

For revisting a classic

Marsden Hartley's Maine at the Met Breuer

945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

Marsden Hartley‘s Maine at Met Breuer is really terrific;  illuminating the deep influence his native state had on his work. The recent renovation of the former Whitney building for the Met is worth a trip on its own; the Marcel Breuer building looks so fresh and more beautiful than ever.


Installation view, 'Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time' at the Frick Collection, New York. Photograph: Michael Bodycomb

Installation view, 'Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time' at the Frick Collection, New York. Photograph: Michael Bodycomb 

For an unmissable art experience

Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time at the Frick Collection

1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021

The Frick should be on everyone's list when visiting New York, and right now they have a wonderful special exhibition that shouldn’t be missed: 'Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time'. 

Tickets for Frieze New York 2017 are available here.

Main image: Fifth Avenue façade of the Frick Collection, New York. Photograph: Michael Bodycomb. Courtesy: The Frick Collection

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