Collected by Clifford Lin
32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106, USA
Don't limit your art experiences to just Manhattan. There's plenty of new and innovating exhibits to see in Queens, too. Not only will you have a great view of the New York City skyline from the Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, but you'll get...
334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
On our last trip to New York City, we ventured over to Brooklyn by subway, but decided to enjoy the unseasonably warm December day and walk back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge. It was the first time we had walked the bridge and the sight of...
205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Despite multiple trips over countless years going to New York City, it wasn't until a year ago today that I encountered this sandwich — the one that left me drooling until I could enjoy it again. Katz's quickly went from a one-stop place for...
East River Promenade, New York, NY, USA
Even in as city known as the concrete jungle, Manhattan offers a surprising number of opportunities to find a little peace and quiet and New Yorkers are masters at creating their own oases. Position yourself correctly, pop in your headphones and...
848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA
The Meatpacking District is a mecca of design-forward restaurants, bars, clothing boutiques, galleries, and artists' residences in a neighborhood formerly known for its meat warehouses. Today glitter and guts live side by side on the West Side of...
79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA
The Wythe likes to keep things local. The boutique hotel is a converted old factory set near the waterfront of Williamsburg, Broooklyn and was renovated to maintain its historic charm. Its style follows a chic and understated aesthetic with no...
Little Italy, New York, NY 10013, USA
I live in New York, but the city never ceases to surprise me. I saw this fellow walking along the streets of Little Italy. Stroll through Little Italy and see what bewilderment awaits you. Oh, and grab a cannoli. I personally like the...
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA
This is one of my favorite flea markets in New York, mostly because of its location. Overlooking the East River, Williamsburg Flea Market is every Sunday from 10am-5pm. You can find some really great old furniture from old New York Theaters,...
Old Dock St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
You know a carousel must be quite special if it is the first to make the National Register of Historic Places. Jane's Carousel, located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, is truly unique. The fully-restored antique carousel...
111 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA
OK, OK - we all know by now that Brooklyn is ground zero for New York's artisanal food movement. But a chocolate factory in the middle of so-hip-it-hurts Williamsburg is still a pretty cool prospect. Created by real-life brothers Rick and Michael...
106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Jimmy's Diner, tucked in a nook between Williamsburg and Greenpoint, is a cozy, unpretentious place grab brunch in Brooklyn. The savory veggie bowl with homemade home fries and topped with two eggs that will warm you up on the coldest winter...
64 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
If you seek hearty, belly-busting comfort food in a fun, laid-back environment, you must try The Meatball Shop. Executive Chef and co-owner Dan Holzman has trained with culinary stars Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne and Jean Louis Paladin. General...
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
Every weekend, you can take the L train over to Williamsburg and sample any number of dishes at Smorgasburg-the food edition of the Brooklyn Flea Market. Although we only grazed the surface, the Brooklyn Piggies and Ramen burger were fantastic....
178 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Believe it or not, New York City has amazing fried chicken spots, and Sweet Chick on the Lower East Side and in Williamsburg is a gem among them. One of my favorite dishes is their weekend-only special chicken and “foieffles”—fried chicken, duck...
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
“This weekend flea market is off the hook. You’ll see a lot of Brooklyn-made items and rare 12-inch records. Its winter location is the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank, with chandeliers, marble floors, and high ceilings that remind...
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Studded with several canals (the most famous being the eponymous canal), Gowanus is a neighborhood in Brooklyn that is one to watch. Although hurricane Sandy caused the waters of the canal to rise to alarming levels, there are several residential...
2 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
After a scorcher of a day in the city, the Brooklyn Bridge Park is the place to go for a cool breeze and a great view. With lots of places to sit and watch the sunset behind the city skyline, it's a grab place to head to with good company and a...
166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
This Brooklyn eatery was on the outskirts when I visited and I hope they got a better sign for all the hungry people who come visiting. I am a lover of down home cookin' and these folks had it! Get your Banjo or Hippie Banjo breakfast and have an...
119 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
One of the best-kept secrets in NYC (secret from tourists, that is) is the Burger Joint. The entrance is almost completely hidden behind floor-to-ceiling, Oz-like velvet curtains in the lobby of the upscale Le Parker Meridien hotel. The Burger...
4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Even in the dead of winter, Clinton Street Baking Company has a line out the door. The small joint is hugely popular among locals and the occasional celebrity. Located in Manhattan's Lower East Side, most people come here for their legendary...
Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
The secret is out. "Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass", there lies a Brooklyn neighborhood with understandably immense appeal - DUMBO. Who can resist cobblestone streets, waterfront parks, colorful art and sweeping views of Manhattan? This...
755 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
There are a lot of wonderful brunch spots in the five boroughs of NYC. Dean Street stands out not as much for creativity or ingenuity as much as it does for doing the simple things very well. On Saturday and Sunday between 11 AM and 3 PM be...
Randall Manor, Staten Island, NY, USA
One of the best and cheapest things you can do in New York City is take the FREE Staten Island Ferry to the little visited fifth borough. Most people just exit the ferry after the forty-minute ride in Staten Island and get back on the Manhattan...
New York, NY 10011, USA
The High Line is a must-see for so many reasons and art is high on the list. On any given day, you're likely to see vibrant murals, like Kerry James Marshall's Above the Line, or a selection of films and videos using various techniques like clay...
727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Serious Eats tapped Peter Pan for its honey-glazed yeast donut, but I much prefer the cake donuts which are at dense, but delicate, with just enough crunch on the crust. We ordered half a dozen and they were gone the next morning. The powdered...
New York, NY, USA
Life in NYC is never dull! It is vibrant, exciting and every day is an event, and I absolutely fell in love THE city from the first moment I step foot in it. Human interactions and emotions are in your face and displayed in the open for anyone who...
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
The dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History are usually the highlights for visitors, and they are indeed beautiful and worthy of praise, but the Hall of the North West Coast Indians is a gem that most people miss. The Hall is the oldest...
45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, USA
Manhattan is one of the most magical places in the world during the holidays. It's also one of the craziest and most crowded. The crown jewel of a New York Christmas is the huge Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. Thousands of people gather in...
Main St, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044, USA
New York is a city with endless sights and diversions but time usually constrains most tourists and rarely do they get to see beyond Manhattan, save for DUMBO perhaps. Roosevelt island is a local gem, often left unvisited even by New Yorkers...
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
It's become tradition for me to go get a pastry at the Balthazaar bakery in SoHo and then sit on one of the benches outside the store to people watch. I find no greater joy than to sit still on a very busy street, in my own little world, while I...
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