The #StofferFamily Guide to NYC

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John and Maura Stoffer are living the dream. The Chicago-based husband-and-wife photography duo, along with their newborn, are constantly on the move, traveling across the country to check out the best restaurants, hotels, and sweet spots to share with anyone who –smartly– wants to live vicariously through them. They’re a creative family evolving in the era of social media, where their own adventures have the ability to shape the zeitgeist and lead the way. Below, the Stoffers share a visual journal of a few favorite (mostly) downtown gems they discovered on a recent stay at SIXTY LES . You’ll head there, too, if you know what’s good for you.

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COMING SOON: 37 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

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TIJUANA PICNIC: 151 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

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PROJECT NO. 8: 22 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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EL REY: 100 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

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EL REY: 100 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

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EL REY: 100 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

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TIJUANA PICNIC: 151 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

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EL REY: 100 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

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LUCIEN FRENCH BISTRO: 14 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009

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LUCIEN FRENCH BISTRO: 14 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009

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Springtime in the city.

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Facing downtown Manhattan.

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Can’t beat a bodega bouquet!

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The Stoffers on El Rey: “Cozy and deliciously healthy. Make sure to get a beet pickled egg on the side!”

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DIMES: 49 Canal St, New York, NY 10002

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DIMES: 49 Canal St, New York, NY 10002

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The Stoffers on Dimes: “Hip vibes with clean, simple food. Perfect for a weekday brunch.”

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Chinatown snapshot.

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FORGETMENOT: 138 Division St, New York, NY 10002

Photos courtesy of John and Maura Stoffer for SIXTY Hotels. Follow them on Instagram at @johnstoffer and @maurastoffer.

Jenny Bahn

Jenny Bahn

Jenny Bahn is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, specializing in music, fashion, the arts, and culture, both high and low. Her work has been featured in Cereal, Lenny Letter, and more.

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