Jeffrey Shapiro, D.D.S., P.C.
111 Broadway, Financial District
His multi-disciplinary practice houses all of the various dental specialties under one roof, meaning that they take a comprehensive approach (and have an on-site dental laboratory). He and his staff of top technicians enable customized results—i.e., a better smile—with immediate turn around time.
120 Walker St., Tribeca
Good lighting design is the kind of unsung hero that can really make or break a room. Founded by legendary lighting designer Herve Descottes, L'Observatoire International are truly the best in the business.
350 Hudson St., Tribeca
Dig Inn’s philosophy is “farm to counter,” which means that they serve sustainably sourced, usually local food in a casual setting and in a price range that makes it a reasonable option for everyday lunch. The salads and the market plates are easy to take back to the office (or home for dinner), and the menu changes with the seasons, so you won't ever be bored with the offerings. There are locations in Morningside Heights, Union Square, Tribeca, and in Midtown on 52nd, Madison, and 55th, in Lower Manhattan on Pine, Liberty, and Broad St., in Nomad, and off Madison Square Park.
301 Church St., Tribeca
Exposed wooden beams on the ceilings and plentiful bar-height tables and chairs make this a cozy, yet lively hideout on frigid nights (both the Tribeca and Midtown locations are decorated in the same warm, rustic style). With plenty of small plates like guacamole, ceviche, and tacos, the menu is all about traditional Mexican cuisine. In keeping with the theme, the beverage program offers a long list of tequilas, which can always be ordered straight.
139 Duane St., Tribeca
If you've traveled in Austria and Germany, you know how uniquely delicious (if carb-heavy) the cuisine is—and also how hard it is to find good versions stateside. Blaue Gans' menu goes way beyond the obvious weiner schnitzel and wurst by including a hearty beef goulash, a traditionally made sauerkraut, and spätzle. Meanwhile, the kaiserschmarrn is apple-filled, with perfect batter and plentiful powdered sugar. The entire space can be rented for small gatherings.
99 Hudson St., Tribeca
Avtar Walia's dressed-up Indian restaurant earned a Michelin star for its classic dishes, which are beautifully presented in a spacious, organically decorated environment. The recently opened Lotus Room at their Tribeca location is open for tea during the day, and makes a sophisticated space for private events come night.
i-Plaza Nail Spa
387 Greenwich St., Tribeca
This subtly industrial, minimalist space is in perfect keeping with the neighborhood: There are a handful of stations scattered beneath a mini sea of white lanterns, which means you can get a great mani/pedi without feeling like you’re tripping over your neighbor. There's a second location on North Moore.
22 Park Place, 3rd Floor, Tribeca
This is one of those fitness situations that evades basic definition: Started by Taryn Toomey, it's a self-titled cathartic experience, where you spend 75 minutes engaging in intense movement to “break open and activate ‘stagnant’ layers in the body.” In short you move, and scream, and shake, and yell as you release emotional energy–and get a pretty incredible workout in the process. It requires an open mind and a willing spirit. Photo Credit: Jaimie Baird
179 W. Broadway, Tribeca
Big, bustling, and long-standing, Landmarc is one of those spots that can appease even the fussiest of palates. Beyond the fact that they're never annoyed by the presence of young ones, they're quick with the crayons and the kid-friendly menu, which includes hits like macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers, and peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches. Did we mention they serve cotton candy? Meanwhile, parents will find plenty that appeals, too, as well as a really nice wine list. It's great for groups as the one in the Time Warner Center in particular is huge.
Lyons Den Power Yoga
279 Church St., Tribeca
As the self-proclaimed "only studio in Manhattan dedicated to teaching Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga in the Baptiste Yoga Method," the classes here are steamy and athletic, as you'll move through the postures with some speed. Drop-ins are $24, though they have lots of class packs that offer a discount.