Best of May

By The Editors
May 30, 2014 9:00 am

Secret Sushi Society
L.A.’s Sushi Belly Tower made their name running invite-only sushi parties on Cali rooftops. Occasionally, they pop up on our coast to plate up hamachi and sea urchin for a very select number of guests. Email them for an invite to their next soirée.

Like Zipcar For Motorcycles
Jupiter’s Motorcycles just launched the city’s first “motoshare” program, where you can grab Ducatis, Triumphs and Moto Guzzis at locations around the city via smartphone 24/7. Also: private lessons for novice riders. Check it out.

Yukon-Tough Bags in Nolita
Brawny bagmakers Filson have opened up their first NYC outpost in Nolita, peddling the bombproof gear they originally started making for Klondike-bound prospectors in the 1800s. Check it out.

Brooklyn’s Got a Log Cabin
The newly opened Urban Cowboy B&B is a Williamsburg townhouse that’s been stripped to the studs and rebuilt as a woody oasis of exposed brick, vaulted ceilings and countrified bric-a-brac. And a hot tub. Gotta have a hot tub. Check it out.

Your Floating Coffee Table
RockPaperRobot’s “floating table” = a series of walnut wood blocks, carefully calibrated magnets and stealthy steel cables. The end result = a functional yet moveable surface that must be seen to be believed. Check it out.

And From Our “Best Summer Ever” Department …

37 Things Summer Guide
It is with a firm handshake and a slap on the ass that we welcome you to summer. The season and its 72-and-sunnies have arrived. Let’s play. Start here: our 37 Things Guide to Summer in New York, available now.

Your Ultimate Grilling Guide
Summer’s a good time to be a man. In the park, he tosses a ball. On vacation, he carries cash. And for dinner, he knows how to grill a steak. In that spirit, we present Your Ultimate Summer Grill Guide, available now for your ribeye’d pleasure. Check it out.

Summer Movie Cheat Sheet
Because what is summertime for if not air conditioning and overpriced popcorn, we present your Summer Movie Cheat Sheet: what to see (and why) during your much-needed downtime this season. Check it out.

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