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Nichol Jennings
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Guest Service Agent/Concierge, Morgans New York
Nichol Jennings
Guest Service Agent/Concierge, Morgans New York
237 Madison Ave.
212.686.0300

Archibald J. Motley Jr., “Gettin’ Religion” (Courtesy Chicago History Museum, ©Valerie Gerrard Browne)

Morgans New York’s Nichol Jennings shares top places to find beautiful baubles throughout the city, worthwhile exhibitions to check out at New York’s venerable museums and more.

Q: What’s a cool event happening in the city this month?

A: Fans of “Star Wars” can view several costumes at “Star Wars and the Power of Costume, The Exhibition” at Discovery Times Square.

Q: What are not-to-be-missed exhibitions at two of the city’s leading museums?

A: View “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” at the Whitney Museum of American Art thru Jan. 17. The exhibition celebrates this influential Harlem Renaissance-era artist. “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” is on view at the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art thru Feb. 21.

Guest Service Agent/Concierge Nichol Jennings of Morgans New York (©Shalonda Savage, Courtesy Morgans New York)

Q: What are two neighborhoods to check out off Manhattan island?

A: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is teeming with boutique shopping and restaurants. Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant, also in Brooklyn, are areas booming with real estate. Both neighborhoods feature renovated prewar buildings and historical brownstones, as well as plenty of multicultural restaurants and lounges to choose from.

Q: If someone wants to buy really fine jewelry, where would you send them?

A: Marina B, founded by jewelry designer Marina Bulgari of the Bulgari family, is known for catering to royalty, jet-setters and celebrities who are interested in timeless pieces. Visit the NYC flagship store in Midtown.

Q: If someone wants to buy custom jewelry, where would you send them?

A: Dana Walden Bridal, also in Midtown, features vintage, custom-made engagement rings and wedding bands. Anna Sheffield, on the Lower East Side, has classic-designed jewelry with a twist.

Tarte aux courgettes at Vaucluse

Q: Any restaurants worth visiting that recently opened?

A: You will find modern Israeli Mediterranean cuisine at Timna in the East Village, while Vaucluse on the Upper East Side serves classic French fare.

Q: What questions have guests been asking lately?

A: People want to know where the Whitney Museum of American Art relocated. The museum is on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, so I suggest they also visit the High Line, art galleries and restaurants in the area. Guests also ask if Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Woodbury, New York, is worth visiting—which it is—as well as how to get there. There are many shopping options in that beautiful little upstate village. Travel time by car is about 90 minutes. Private coach buses can be arranged, but there is more flexibility from Port Authority Bus Terminal via Gray Line.