Imagine a luxury home in a pristine new building connected to three full blocks of retail space in the Lower East Side. This dream will soon be a reality with the completion of the one- to three-bedroom units at 242 Broome. With interiors, amenities, and lobby designed by DXA Studio, your new home offers all the modern comforts you desire and deserve, beautifully wrapped up in an ideal location.
Shopping options abound. Celebrate the loud, in-your-face attitude of rock music with a trip to nearby Grit N Glory, a boutique inspired by all things rock, which sells everything from pants to posters, pennants to pillows, and even has an in-house tattoo studio run by TV personality/tattoo artist Megan Massacre.
John Varvatos, a men’s clothing store housed in the former CBGB, takes its rock roots to another level. This shop spins and sells records, as well as Bluetooth speakers inspired by Marshall amplifiers. T-shirts and denim abound, but you’ll also find shoes, outerwear, and dress shirts. Stop in for a fashion show or a rock concert to witness acts such as Cheap Trick, Vintage Trouble, or the Struts.
Blue & Cream, a Hamptons export, sells designer clothing from brands like Helmut Lang, Rag and Bone, and Cotton Citizen, as well as their own private-label casual wear.
When you’re in the mood for a completely different type of experience, spend an afternoon with friends or family at Mission Escape Games, solving puzzles against the clock to complete your mysterious mission. Experience “The Hydeout,” a Victorian-themed mission inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or pass an initiation exam set up by your mission’s boss to gain entry into a secret society.
Treat yourself and a few loved ones to Sunday brunch at one of the neighborhood’s many notable restaurants. The Stanton Social offers caramelized banana pancakes, chicken and waffles, or potato and goat cheese pierogies if you want something a little out of the ordinary for brunch fare. Or you can devour a vegetable-focused brunch at the award-winning Dirt Candy. Try the corn French toast with corn cob jelly, or a plate of zucchini pancakes for an alternative to the ordinary.
Beauty & Essex—just a brief walk from 242 Broome—offers brunch in a 1960s, Hollywood-inspired environment. Enjoy light fare such as a bagels and lox board or choose the red velvet waffles or a brunch pizzetta with quail eggs, chorizo, potatoes, and cheese. You can also take your brunch in classic Hollywood-studio style at Metrograph’s commissary, sampling dishes such as steak and eggs with chimichurri sauce or scrambled eggs with mushrooms and mascarpone. Stick around for Metrograph’s “old and improved” Sunday film series, featuring screenings of new film restorations. Film options range from the 1930s, with titles such as Ten Minutes to Live by director Oscar Micheaux, on up through 1990’s Cat in the Brain by director Lucio Fulci. Many of the restorations in this series have never been screened in public.