It’s official. Outer has gone bi-coastal! We have a brand-new Neighborhood Showroom open in Manhattan’s Tribeca district, courtesy of our amazing host Scott. Now a city of 8 million+ people can come give the Outer a test run in person—just not all at once please.
His spacious rooftop deck boasts spectacular views of the Hudson River, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building. But what about down below?
We asked Scott to give us the insider scoop on where to go for drinks, bites, and shopping in and around the neighborhood. Whether you’re craving a beer and an Italian sub, a delicious cup of coffee, or a peaceful park bench to unwind—here’s where to find it.
This bustling corner restaurant, serving up Chef Andrew Carmellini's “soul-satisfying urban Italian menu,” has been serving New Yorkers morning, noon, and night since 2009. It’s the perfect mix of New York atmosphere and leisurely Italian spirit. 377 Greenwich St.
Every neighborhood (at least in New York) requires its own sushi place and for Tribeca, it’s this one. Enjoy scrumptious rolls and maki with some creative combos. It’s all relatively no-frills, which is refreshing when you’re trying to avoid a scene. 145 Duane St.
Other notable restaurants: Little Park, Warren 77, China Blue, Terra, Tiny’s, and Edward’s.
Just across from Duane Park, on Duane Street, is a coffee destination owned by none other than Hugh Jackman. The mission: support coffee growing communities around the world. Sustainability, fair wage practices, and even scholarship programs for higher education are all infused into the business model. They also make a mean flat white. 184 Duane St.
More of Scott’s favorite coffee spots: Maman, Jack’s Stir Brew, and Kaffe 1668.
Find the most gorgeous of home goods and objet d’art at Colony, founded and curated by Jean Lin. The co-op type retail space features works from a community of independent furniture, lighting, textile, and objects designers. 324 Canal Street, 2nd Floor
For those who love to entertain (like Scott and fam), this Japanese kitchen and dining ware store is an absolute must-visit. They’re most famous for their knives—you can find everything from chef’s and sushi knives, to pastry knives and cleavers. 57 Warren St.
Other local boutiques worth browsing: White on White, R&Co., David Weeks Studio
Parks and Landmarks
In the spirit of Outer, we had to know some of the best outdoor destinations around Tribeca and Hudson River Park is most definitely one of them. This waterfront cityscape features an idyllic running path, skyline views, and plenty of park benches for watching the boats and people pass by. West St., from Chambers to 59th St.
For more low-key outings, or a quick breath of fresh(ish) air, stroll through Duane Park. It occupies a triangular sliver on the corner of Hudson and Duane Streets, and is conveniently adjacent to Laughing Man Coffee.
Other outdoor destinations: Bogardus Garden, One World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial, and the Oculus
Everyone in New York knows that after the sun goes down — or sometimes hours before that — it’s time for a cocktail. Puffy’s is one of those neighborhood spots where everybody knows your name. Hand-written signs, 13 types of beer on tap, and a robust Italian sandwich menu keep the locals coming back. 81 Hudson St.
This quaint, cozy, romantic spot is brought to you from the same owners of cleverly named otheroom. They have a great wine and beer selection, and the intimate atmosphere makes it perfect for a date night. 249 W. Broadway
Other places for a good drink: Belle Reve, Smith & Mills, Primo’s, Grand Banks