With added warmth and comfort
Tucked away within the cobbled streets of the New York’s historic financial district, moments from the powerful bronze sculpture Charging Bull, by artist Arturo Di Modica, sophisticated Gild Hall provides a cozy retreat from the frenetic pace of the world’s economic center.
But whoever said finance rules the roost downtown may be reconsidering that statement, as 2014 saw the relocation of publishing giant Conde Nast’s headquarters (think Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and more) to America’s tallest building; One World Trade Center. Just around the corner from Gild Hall, Conde Nast’s new digs have instantly transformed the area, adding fashion-forward creativity to the neighborhood’s traditional list of naughty and nice personality traits.
Gild Hall is a charming pocket of rustic comfort and spacious cool that draws the most cosmopolitan clientele. La Soffitta Wine Bar, with its Art Deco design, puckered leather banquets, candle lit ambience,and walls of vintage wines, is the ideal place for a cheeky vino. The Tuscan inspired restaurant Felice will have you dreaming of your next trip to Italy, and attempting to make their Crostini topped with ricotta, spicy honey, dried figs and toasted almonds at home.
If you want the feel of living and working in Manhattan, of bumping shoulders with brokers and magazine editors in the wine bar while getting a much-needed respite from the demands of this hectic city, Gild Hall may well be the perfect place for you.