Adly Elewa is a creative director applying good design to book covers, records, packaging, magazines, art galleries, hotels, and restaurants. I currently work as a creative lead at Milk Agency. Previously I have worked at Farrar, Straus and Giroux with Rodrigo Corral, and Penguin Press with Darren Haggar designing books.
The oldest still-operating restaurant in New York City, still in the family of the original founders. At Christmastime, it's decorated to the nines. Go with a big group: portions are large and the wine flows liberally. Look for the little buttons on the walls: in the old days, the mafia would hang out in the back room, and if diners saw the cops come in, they'd press the buttons so the mafia guys could run out the back.
I love sneaking over here in the middle of the day to see a movie - they always have the best selection of films. I recently saw Pina in 3D and The Kid with a Bike here, and another time I saw Bela Fleck play the banjo after a screening of Throw Down Your Heart.