WHERE TO SLEEP
We are smitten with Ace Hotel. From tiny rooms to loft, they are al dandy spectacular and at a perfect location in the center of Manhattan.Since its opening in 2012 we added a new favorite to our wish list; the Whyte Hotel (picture above) in the hot & hip Williamsburg (Brooklyn) area.
Although nothing is cheap in the Big Apple, for one night at these two hotels you can get the royal treatment at the Amstel House Berlin for over a week so let’s get more realistic… More budget friendly options are the New York Loft Hostel (they call themselves the first 5 star hostel in the world!), the more boutique Broadway Hostel or the Bowery House.
BREAKFAST / LUNCH
Dean & Deluca 560 broadway. Perfect to start your day of shopping at Bloomingdales from and walk your way up to Union Square for the sneaker stores.
‘sNice – 45 8th avenue nice bio breakfast place
Magnolia Bakery (401 Bleecker st), the famous bakery from the Seks & the City movie. Right in between Soho and Meatpacking so great to get a coffee and a small sweet treat.
Ruby’s!! 219 mulberry. At Amstel we know how to make a killer burger but these guys make THE best hamburgers we have ever had. Salads and shakes are awesome as well.
‘Bread’ Spring st and ‘Olive’s’ 120 prince st and all the other 500 cute places in Soho are also nice for lunch
Kittichai (60 Thompson street) Yummiest fusion food and cocktails.
I Sodi – 105 Christopher St. Really nice little Italian restaurant with only 3 tables.
Spice Market – 403 West 13th Street
Felix – 340 W Broadway
Balthazar – 80 Spring Street
Pastis – 9 9th Avenue
Cupping Room and Via dei Mille (359 en 357 West Broadway) have nice outdoor seating in Soho
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