The James New York, anchoring the southwest corner of Soho at Grand and Thompson Streets, has an artistically-inspired outdoor escape, the multi-tiered Urban Garden located on the exterior level of the second floor. The Garden is an artistic urban oasis featuring sculptures made from recycled and reused materials, and rustic furnishings surrounded by park-like landscaping. This multi-tiered outdoor space is curated by the hotel’s horticulturist, award-winning landscape designer Rebecca Cole and provides a lush escape above the city streets.
More than just a green space, the Urban Garden is a venue for entertainment, cultural events and fine cuisine. With activities including outdoor film screenings, yoga, spa services, croquet and more, the Urban Garden is a hub for creative communities to gather and interact. Guests of The James New York can enjoy outdoor yoga classes and one-on-one fitness sessions with celebrity trainer Oscar Smith. The hotel will also offer spa services at the Urban Garden’s cabanas and a farmer’s market open in the Garden during select seasons.
You don’t have to be a guest of The James New York to enjoy the art, culture and delicious delicacies available in the Urban Garden. All are welcome to view the video art, attend film screenings, walk through the sculpture garden and enjoy offerings from David Burke Garden and the Treebar, including seven homebrewed ice teas and sixteen frozen margarita flavors such as watermelon-yuzu margarita, Creamsicle, and rocky road made with housemade vanilla.
In addition, this space features a 130-seat David Burke Garden restaurant and bar as well as a working herb garden. Guests and locals alike can indulge in dishes including tuna tartar tacos with whipped avocado and tomato gazpacho with rock shrimp from an open-air dining area; or for something more exclusive, the 14-seat chef’s table and private cabanas. At the bar, signature iced tea is served in oversized glass jugs with flavors such as Meyer lemon, hibiscus and ginger-peach.
In homage to the creative neighborhood it calls home, The James New York and its outdoor haven is a welcome respite amid Tribeca’s vibrant neighborhood. For more information, please visit The James New York website.