NYC

a brief guide to my favorite places in the greatest city on earth

SIGHTS

Brooklyn Bridge Park

one of the best places to marvel at the most iconic skyline in the world

Central Park

there's some kind of magic in the park. summer picnics, winter skating, and long walks with lovers make for a good visit

The Guggenheim

Frank Lloyd Wright's unmistakeable design house evolving collections of modern, impressionionist, & contemporary art

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

makes for a idyllic spring day, especially when the cherry blossoms are putting on a show

Soho

shopping, people watching, cobblestone hopping. one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods, brimming with scenesters 

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The Whitney

New York's newly reopened museum, feauturing predominately contemporary American art. 

Grand Central Station

the celestial ceiling and grand open hall make this historical train station one of the most unforgettable spaces in the city

The Morgan Library

museum & research library of Pierpont Morgan; home to ancient antifacts and some of the world's rarest books

Bergdorf Goodman

the glam icon of department stores; go on a weekday morning for a little more breathing room

Brooklyn Flea

a hipster's dream and locavore's heaven; come hungry and gorge to your heart's content at Smorgasburg

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The Highline

a one-and-a-half mile urban park, built on an elevated, idle railroad spur.

Tribeca

so named because it's the "triangle below Canal Street", this Manhattan neighbourhood is all classic NY streetscapes and beautiful bistros

The Met

America's largest art museum containing over two million works. give yourself plenty of time! 

American Museum of Natural History

worth it for the dinosaurs alone in my opinon

Hayden Planetarium

located in the Rose Center for Earth and Space in the AMNH. leaves you in wonderment at the scale of the known universe

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FOOD

Momofuku Noodle Bar

East Village, Ramen

David Chang's contemporary Asian magic in a bowl; always packed, great for solo diners

JoJo

Upper East Side, Contemporary French

this classic has retained it's 3 NY Times stars for 21 years; long, lazy, romantic dinners are well-suited

LayfayettE

Noho, "French"

perfect pretty brunch spot for your easily impressed out-of-towners

Joya

Cobble Hill, Thai

best Thai in Brooklyn in my humble opinion; loud, busy, great for date night with your steady

Charlie Bird

Soho, Italian

hip, modern Italian spot with cool-kid staff; great for a date night with your not-so-steady

Schiller's

Lower East Side, who knows

nothing to write home about, but Moules Frites & a margarita here has become somewhat of a tradition

Velselka

East Village, Ukranian

in case you need a solid plate of pierogis at 4am

Kellogg's Diner

Williamsburg, American Diner

in case you need a solid plate of disco fries at 4am

21 Greenpoint

Greenpoint, Contemporary American

formerly River Styx, Homer Murray & his dad Bill have created a haven for New Yorkers on their night out

Loosie's Kitchen

Williamsburg, Creole

my favorite bar gave birthday to a hidden, bohemian gem that makes for the perfect brunch

    CAFFEINATED 

Gotan - Tribeca

simple, modern, plenty of space, plenty of wifi, and one of the best breakfasts in the city

Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop - LES

solid cappucinos & sandwichs

Freehold - Williamsburg

modeled after a hotel lobby, there's plenty of space to lounge & be your fine digital nomad self

Double Dutch Espresso - Harlem

acai bowls for breaky and cozy, modern vibes; outdoor space for the sunny months

Thalia - Midtown

grab & go coffee and snacks for when you're playing the lottery on Broadway