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Dover Street Market: Be There Or Be Square

DoverStreetMarketDo you ever find yourself at 30th and Lexington in NYC looking for a lunch spot? No, I don’t either. But I’d heard about the Dover Street Market and made it my destination-of-the-day. (I like to do regular DOTD’s when I’m in NYC. Pick a new and intriguing store or restaurant or park or museum and go there to get myself off the well-traveled path.)

Dover Street Market is an eccentric, almost-department store, with six (small) floors full of interesting high end clothes, mostly by Comme Des Garcons with a little Alaia thrown in, and stuff from new, local designers. Dover St. is cool to visit, even if it’s not your thing, but especially if you are hungry. They have aRose Bakery (yes, like the one in Paris) with lovely salads and pastries.

I went there a couple days after Juno fizzled, when it was wicked cold and snowy underfoot and New Yorkers were even crabbier than usual. At Dover Street Market, I felt like I had gone either to Paris or Tokyo: it was a sweet escape from the known world.

Plus the quiche was square. So try DSM. Be there or you too will be square.


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