Local NYC Scene

In the city that never sleeps, we find inspiration all around us—in the must-sees and must-dos, the local haunts and hidden gems—those special places that are unmistakably New York.

From contemporary works of art at the newly opened Met Breuer to the unique SeaGlass carousel at the Battery to ultra exclusive, invite-only cocktail parties in the Lower East Side, the city is our muse. New ideas, eye-catching attractions, and all the works of the moment beckon and speak to us designers who call the Capital of the World home.

This is your chance to find inspiration in the everyday and in the extraordinary color all around us.

Our experts hunt for the most interesting design happenings and hot spots so you can appreciate the art and design culture present in every neighborhood and borough of New York. We also track down the most exclusive color palettes—the colors trending locally, from Long Island City to Harlem. For on every street and in every community, color defines not only the everyday way of life but also NYC’s nonstop style evolution.

Come rediscover the city in a brand-new way. Invigorate your design sense and take new pride in the place where you live, work, and play. This is your chance to find inspiration in the everyday and in the extraordinary color all around us. Inspiration is closer than you think.

Local Finds

Local Finds

Locate the ultra chic neighborhood storefronts down the street, the gallery across town worth the visit, and the eateries you just have to try for yourself.

Between museum openings and new pop-up studios in every borough, it can be difficult to know what’s worth checking out (and perhaps what’s not). In order to stay updated and to see what’s trending, we’ve curated it all. From the breweries coming to Bushwick to the newest boutique landing in Williamsburg, we’re always on the hunt for what’s new now. Come discover the hottest places in your neighborhood and beyond.

Review local highlights.

City Guide

Paint the Town

Everywhere you look, color combinations emerge before you.

Steal a glance at the Brooklyn Bridge and see how this revered city icon pairs cool colors with thoughtfully measured contrasts. Or observe the interiors of the art deco Waldorf Astoria and soak in the colors of luxury—iridescent whites and soft gold tones. Within this city, the attractions are numerous and the inspired palettes are endless.

Peruse local palettes.