A summary of my most loved places in the city.
1 Howard St, New York, NY 10013 Little Italy
85 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 SoHo
224 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012. SoHo
42 Grove St. New York, NY 10014. West Village
79 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Williamsburg
101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009. East Village
TOP OF THE ROCK
30 Rockefeller Center. New York, NY 10112. Midtown West
My favorite view of New York City, this way you can see the skyline with the Empire State in it! Tip: look up what time sunset is, and book 45 minutes before. You have no restraints for how long you can stay up there, and it takes a little bit to get through the line. So you usually are up there 20 minutes before sunset and can see the city light up before your eyes.
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
89 E 42nd St. New York, NY 10017. Midtown East
Filled with so many little hidden secrets, this stunning terminal takes me for awe every time. Don’t forget to find the whispering walls while you’re in there – you’ll be amazed!
75 9th Ave. New York, NY 10011. Chelsea
One of the first places I visited while in New York and fell in love instantly. Besides the fact it introduced me to my current favorite retailer, Anthropologie, Chelsea Markets is filled with great eateries and pop-up shops.
122 Gansevoort St. New York, NY 10014. Chelsea
Right above Chelsea Markets you’ll find the High Line. A 1.45-mile-long linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad. It’s a great walk to midtown and back, and it carries right along the Hudson River.
175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010. Flatiron
The Flatiron District is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. The Flatiron building is a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmarked building that resembles a clothes iron. Grab some Shake Shack from the first and original, Shake Shack, in Madison Square Park and watch the sun go down. Be careful of friendly squirrels.
Central Park Conservancy. 14 E 60th St. New York, NY 10022. Central Park
With a current size of 843 acres, Central Park is an absolute must see. By favorite area for a picnic is the bottom east side of the park. You can go to the food markets underneath the Plaza Hotel and walk across to the park.
200 5th Ave. New York, NY 10010. Flatiron
Eataly is the largest Italian marketplace in the world, comprising a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items, and a cooking school. Don’t forget to head the the rooftop for a drink with a view!
East River State Park. 90 Kent Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211. Williamsburg – North Side
Open every Saturday and Sunday of summer, Smorgasberg is filled with rows upon rows of the most delicious food you could imagine! The pop-ups are held in Brooklyn, but you can go to a smaller permanent venue at Seaport, Financial District too.
GROUND ZERO MEMORIAL
180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007. Financial District
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum are the principal memorial and museum, respectively. They commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 victims, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed six. A seriously eye opening experience. Make sure you allocate at least 3 hours to walk around this incredible museum.
1000 5th Ave. New York, NY 10028. Upper East Side
The largest art museum in the US and 1 of 10 largest in the world. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. Wander through and get lost in the vast sections of this impressive museum.
THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 Upper West Side
The American Museum of Natural History, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world.
1071 5th Ave. New York, NY 10128. Upper East Side
Art Museum of a renowned and continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year.
New York, NY 10012. SoHo
My favorite area in Manhattan. Filled with boutique stores standing on cobblestone streets, SoHo is an idyllic NYC. Tip: Go off Broadway and venture off the little avenues. You’ll find you’ll probably stumble into Little Italy or Chinatown before you know it.
The West Village constitutes the western portion of the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. You may recognize it from most New York City based films, the iconic Sex and The City, or the unrealistic Friends apartment. Filled with bars, dining and cafes you won’t be bored strolling around this gorgeous place.
Pier 1. Brooklyn, NY 11201. Brooklyn
A hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge, and one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. One of my favorite weekend activities is to walk across and venture into DUMBO (see below). I wouldn’t recommend bike riding, it’s just so crowded you’ll be pushed off a few times.
Brooklyn, NY 11201. Dumbo
With great views of Manhattan and New York’s beautiful bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge, it’s a combination of old warehouses, shops and restaurants, high rises, art shows and galleries. Grab a pizza at Juliana’s, or go have a wander at the West Elm.
DINNER & DRINKS
252 Broome St, New York, NY 10002. Lower East Side
35 E 18th St. New York, NY 10003 . Flatiron
174 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10012. Nolita
261 Moore St. Brooklyn, NY 11206. Bushwick, Brooklyn
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011. Chelsea
121 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011. West Village
79-81 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012. West Village
99 Prince St, New York, NY 10012. SoHo
114 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012. SoHo
352 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Williamsburg
164 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Williamsburg
325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003. Lower East Side