Best of April

By The Editors
April 30, 2013 9:00 am

Amending T.S. Eliot: April is the coolest month. Read on:

Hudson River Watch Co.
Just launched on Kickstarter by an avid watch collector and a studio designer, these handsome timepieces are inspired by – and named after – New York City’s streets. And they’re available for pre-order right now.

UFC’s first ever gym on the East Coast, this sprawling, 6,500 square-foot FiDi dojo features a boxing ring, a thicket of 30 pendulous heavy bags and the coup de pugilistic grâce, an MMA half-cage. Punch your way to pool-readiness.

Scorsese Art Show
San Fran’s Spoke Art brought a three-day pop-up show to Chelsea, with works inspired by Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and the other iconic films of Martin Scorsese. The show may be over, but works are available online now.

Brooklyn Flea
Returning to Fort Greene and Williamsburg, BK Flea’s best finds include cutlery forged from equestrian tools, artfully weathered photos of bikini-clad beach babes and maybe the best BLT we’ve ever tried. Check it out.

Upstate Getaways
Your guide to the most charming upstate decampments, including a 200-year-old refurbished stone cottage in the woods and a massive loft of brick, wood-plank floors and exposed beams accessible by train. Book away, old boy.

And from our “Make Mama Proud” division…

Mother’s Day Guide
Ma’s Day is fast approaching. Our partner Rob Lowe helped us put together this handy guide to find out a) how much you actually love your mother, b) where to take her to brunch and c) what wonderfully thoughtful gift to bring along.


Man of the Month
He defended a casino with an M4 carbine. He founded a New Orleans restaurant empire. And as he prepares for the debut of his cooking show, chef John Besh is facing his biggest challenge yet: how to spend more time with his kids. Here’s how he’ll do it. Introducing InsideHook’s second Man of the Month.

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