Hot spots New York –  hidden gems by a NY local

new york city guideNew York and Berlin are very much alike. While the former might show a bit more glitz and glamour, both cities burst with the same creative and entrepreneurial spirit. So let us take you on a tour along New York’s latest hot spots. Needless to say we got this intel from a local New Yorker, a true NY hot spot detective. Print this NY cheat sheet and you’re all set!

DO
Rent a bike for a few days easy way to commute, you’ll see more of the city and discover some hidden gems on the way. If this is your first time, Grand Central, Central Park and Times Square are impressive sights and great for the obligatory selfies ;-).  Talking about kick ass travel pics; take the circular line and cruise around Manhattan. Picture of statue of Liberty check. Also go to a Broadway show or to Ballet or the Opera at Lincoln Centre!

Upper east side
Gugenheim
MomA
Metropolitan

Lower East Side
Galleries on Orchard

East Village
New Museum
Shop at Mulberry street

Greenwich/West Village/Meatpacking/Chelsea
Chelsea galleries
Shopping at Bleecker street

Williamsburg
Brooklyn Bridge
Shop in Greenpoint and Williamsburg
Taste Mast Brothers chocolate and bring some home for friends


EAT + DRINK

UPPER EAST SIDE
Lunch at Bluestone lane

LOWER EAST SIDE

Coffee
Why Not Coffee on Orchard street

Lunch
Russ and Daughters, take away bagel at their store or have lunch at their restaurant

Drinks & Cocktails
Seven Bells wine bar (happy hour oysters)

Dinner
Barrio Chino – super cool and fun mexican place


EAST VILLAGE

Coffee
Ost (outside on benches)

Lunch
Momofuku Ssäm bar: Best Duck + Pancakes

Drinks & Cocktails
Lovers of today (happy hour 5-8) (downstairs)

Dinner
Somtum Der (Thai, affordable, Michelin star)

NOLITA/NOHO

Coffee
Joe and de juice

Lunch
Jack’s wife Frieda

Drinks & Cocktails
Café select

Dinner
Esquina (basement)

GREENWICH/WEST VILLAGE/MEATPACKING/CHELSEA

Coffee
Red velvet cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery, yes the one from Sex & the City – 401 Bleecker street

Drinks & Cocktails
Wilfie and Nell

Dinner
Aria


WILLIAMSBURG

Coffee
Devocion

Lunch
5 leaves

Drinks & Cocktails
Wythe hotel rooftop

Dinner
Diviera Drive (really nice pizza)

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