The Sex Diaries – A Critical Reading of New Yorkers’ Sexual Habits & Anxieties — New York Magazine

From left: The Car Salesman in a Relationship With an Older Woman, 32, Brooklyn Heights; The Temporarily Celibate Actress, 23, Astoria; The Single Brooklyn Bartender, 23, Williamsburg; The Mailroom Worker in an On-Again-Off-Again Relationship, 35, Upper West Side.Photo: Joshua Allen; Grooming by Bryan Lynde So there’s this iPhone app called Grindr. It’s a GPS-enabled social-networking Continue Reading

Date Ideas for Every Couple — New York Magazine

“Rain Room” at MoMA.Photo: Kristin McDonnell A Rendezvous for Every Couple The Lower East Side Avant-GardistsCrash happy hour ($2 beers, $3 grilled cheese) at gallerista bar Café Dancer* (96 Orchard St., nr. Broome St.; 212-677-1808). Listen to ambient noise at salonlike music space Spectrum* (121 Ludlow St., nr. Delancey St., second fl.; spectrumnyc.com). The Harlem Continue Reading

Popsicle Molds, Hyperniche Books, and More New Stuff in New York Stores — New York Magazine

First LookIn August, Swedish menswear designer Stephen F brings turquoise suits and hand-sewn suede shoes to his first Stateside shop (829 Washington St.). Illustration by Jason Lee   (Photo: Courtesy of the vendor) 1. Accessories bar: leather ties ($160); green suede belts ($150).2. Downstairs: personal shopping, with a sofa and coffee table.3. Drawings: artist illustrations Continue Reading

Burberry’s New Scarf Bar, Triangular Desk Lamps, and More New Stuff in New York Stores — New York Magazine

First LookIn October, the Brooklyn Yoga Club debuts in a Clinton Hill brownstone (206 Vanderbilt Ave.), with a co-working space and café. Illustration by Jason Lee   1. Test kitchen: Monthly Indian-cooking classes with chef Nandini Sharma that end with a banquet ($120).2. Wall art: Paintings by Julian Schnabel, a student at the school’s former Continue Reading

Woolly Vases, Color-Changing Ashtrays, and More New Stuff in New York Stores — New York Magazine

First LookThis October, Restoration Hardware unveils a contemporary-furniture collection, RH Modern, at its 935 Broadway store. Illustration by Jason Lee   (Photo: Courtesy of the vendor) 1. Seating: Alfieri chairs ($3,995); Morgan Barrelback–designed armchairs ($449).2. Lighting: Van Thiel–designed spire chandeliers ($3,595).3. Tables: Suspended-drawer side tables ($895).4. Rugs: Ben Soleimani rugs ($1,495 for a five-by-seven).5. Staircase: Continue Reading

Sophisticated Halloween Candy, a Pet Shop With a Human Café, and More New Stuff in New York Stores — New York Magazine

First LookMicrosoft will open its first flagship store — five stories, six years in the making — on October 26 (677 Fifth Ave.). Illustration by Jason Lee   (Photo: Courtesy of the vendor) 1. Answer desks: Complimentary PC tune-ups; personal training for all Microsoft software and hardware.2. Community center: Two 30-person theaters for Girls Who Continue Reading

Magazine Racks, Korean Eyewear, and More New Stuff in New York Stores — New York Magazine

First LookOn November 10, Northern Grade, a roving pop-up shop of indie fashion and décor, settles in the Seaport with its first permanent store (203 Front St.). Illustration by Jason Lee   (Photo: Courtesy of the vendor) 1. Bags: Prussian-blue totes by Fleabags ($440); carryalls by Scholar Mfg ($437).2. Outerwear: Red Chester coats by Krammer Continue Reading