A brief guide of my favorite places in my favorite city.
 

sights

the whitney museum

Newly reopened museum with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century American art. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River.

10 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10023
Meatpacking District

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Top Of The Rock

Observatory on top of Rockefeller Center, with an ocean-liner style design, offering city views. Much better views than Empire State Building - must see for NYC’s skyline.

30 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10112
Midtown West

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Grand Central Terminal

Beautiful ornate train station - so much of the city’s history here. There is also a great cafeteria which includes Shake Shack and Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, as well as a Grand Central Market.

89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017
Midtown East

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chelsea market

Rustic feeling food hall and shopping mall in Chelsea next to the high line. Lots of great eateries here.

75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011 
Chelsea

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highline

1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad. Enjoy the seating throughout the park or grab a drink at the High Line biergarten!

122 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014
Chelsea

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abc carpet & home

Six floors of beautiful and unique home decor. Also check out ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina after you're done shopping! 

888 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Flatiron

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eataly

The largest Italian marketplace in the world, comprising a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items, and a cooking school. I always stop by to pick up some gelato or focaccia!

200 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
Flatiron

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central park

An urban park in the central part of Manhattan. It was initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres of city-owned land, later expanding to its current size of 843 acres. Go for a picnic out on the Great Lawn, as well as enjoy events and concerts during the summer.

Central Park Conservancy
14 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

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union sq greenmarket

"The farm comes to the city" as a network of fresh produce, meats, cheese, seafood, and flower markets come together throughout the five boroughs (the Union Square "mecca" is the largest). Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat.

1 Union Sq W
New York, NY 10003 
Union Square

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smorgasburg

Seasonal outdoor food market open on Saturdays (in Williamsburg) and Sundays (in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Plentiful amounts of great vendors - go to get a taste of everything!

East River State Park
90 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Williamsburg - North Side

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the met

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.

1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028
Upper East Side

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the cloisters

Museum and gardens located in Fort Tryon Park in the Washington Heights section of Upper Manhattan. Owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spend an afternoon exploring the grounds.

Fort Tryon Park
99 Margaret Corbin Dr
New York, NY 10040
Washington Heights

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Cooper hewitt

Design museum that is the only museum in the US devoted to historical and contemporary design. Its collections and exhibitions explore approximately 240 years of design aesthetic and creativity. Newly renovated with the latest technology, it is definitely one to visit.

2 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128
Upper East Side

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moma

Art museum known for developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. A must-visit, and the outdoor garden is lovely as well.

11 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019
Midtown West

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guggenheim

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.

1071 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
Upper East Side

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soho

Standing for "South of Houston Street," this hip and fashionable neighborhood is my favorite for walking around the cobblestone streets to shop and people watch. Try going on weekdays to avoid very hectic weekend crowds.

New York, NY 10012
SoHo

barneys new york

High-end store carrying an assortment of the best brands in the world. Your one stop shop for all your luxury good needs and wants.

660 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065
Upper East Side

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barneys downtown

Downtown flagship location, original location where it all started. Curated selections for the cool girl. 

101 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Chelsea

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dumbo

"Dumbo" is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. 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.

Brooklyn, NY 11201
DUmbo

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JANE'S CAROUSEL

Built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the beautifully restored Janes's Carousel is located in Brooklyn Bridge Park and open year-round. A sight to see both during the day and at night.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
45 Dock St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Dumbo

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE

A hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge, and one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. Bike or walk across it on a sunny day! Also makes for a great photo-op.

Pier 1
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Eat & Drink

shake shack

Multiple Locations

Madison Square Park
E 23rd St & Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010
Flatiron

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ippudo

Multiple Locations

65 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003
East Village

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abc kitchen

35 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003 
Union Square, Flatiron

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jacks wife freda

Multiple Locations

224 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
SoHo

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sushi nakazawa

23 Commerce St
New York, NY 10014
b/t S 7th Ave & Bedford St 
West Village

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buvette

42 Grove St
New York, NY 10014
West Village

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saigon shack

114 Macdougal St
New York, NY 10012
Greenwich Village

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noreetuh

128 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009
East Village

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roberta's

261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Bushwick
 

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untitled at the whitney

99 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014
Meatpacking District

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jungsik

*The only Korean restaurant in the world with 2 Michelin Stars. Hubby did the branding and we had our wedding reception here in Sept 2012.

2 Harrison St
New York, NY 10013
TriBeCa

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locanda verde

377 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
b/t Moore St & Franklin St 
TriBeCa

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Kuro-Obi

Urban Space Vanderbilt
230 Park Ave
New York, NY 10169
Midtown East

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marta

29 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016
Midtown East

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fifty nyc

50 Commerce St
New York, NY 10014
West Village

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saxon + Parole

316 Bowery
New York, NY 10012 
NoHo

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l'artusi

228 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014
West Village

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piora

430 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
West Village

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ivan ramen

25 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002
Lower East Side

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estela

47 E Houston St
New York, NY 10012
NoHo

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totto ramen

366 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
Midtown West

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hirohisa

73 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
South Village

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danji

346 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
Midtown West

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OOTOYA

Multiple Locations

8 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Flatiron

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egg shop

151 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
Nolita

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lafayette

380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
NoHo

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hanjan

36 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010
Flatiron

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NAVY

137 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012
South Village

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momofuku ko

8 Extra Pl
New York, NY 10003
East Village

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raku

342 E 6th St
New York, NY 10003
East Village

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Samurai mama

205 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Williamsburg

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her name is han

17 E 31st St
New York, NY 10016
Midtown East

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LLAMA INN

50 Withers St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Williamsburg

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S'Mores Ice Cream at Oddfellows

S'Mores Ice Cream at Oddfellows

Cereal Milk Soft Serve with Corn Flakes at Momofuku Milk Bar

Cereal Milk Soft Serve with Corn Flakes at Momofuku Milk Bar

Sweet tooth

momofuku milk bar

Multiple Locations

251 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003 
East Village

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oddfellows

Multiple Locations

75 E 4th Street
New York, NY 10003 
East Village

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MORGENSTERN'S

2 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002 
Lower East Side

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VAN LEEUWEN

Multiple Locations

152 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014 
West Village

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ICE & VICE

221 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002 
Lower East Side

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il laboratorio del gelato

188 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002 
Lower East Side

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dough

Multiple Locations

14 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011
Flatiron

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doughnut plant

Multiple Locations

379 Grand St
New York, NY 10002
Lower East Side

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DOMINIQUE ANSEL BAKERY

189 Spring St
New York, NY 10012 
South Village

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AMPLE HILLS

Multiple Locations

623 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238 
Prospect Heights

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SUNDAES AND CONES

95 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
at 3rd Ave 
East Village

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MAST BROTHERS

111 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Williamsburg - North Side

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ChikaLicious

Multiple Locations

204 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
East Village

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GROM

Multiple Locations

233 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
West Village

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AMORINO

Multiple Locations

60 University Pl
New York, NY 10003
Greenwich Village

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Breakfast treats at The Dessert Club, Chikalicious

Breakfast treats at The Dessert Club, Chikalicious

Coffee and Donut break at Sweatshop

Coffee and Donut break at Sweatshop

caffeinated

ost café

441 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009 
East Village

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birch coffee

Multiple Locations

21 E 27th St
New York, NY 10016
Flatiron

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box kite

Multiple Locations

115 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009
East Village

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el rey

100 Stanton
New York, NY 10002
Lower East Side

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la colombe

Multiple Locations

400 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
NoHo

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blue bottle

Multiple Locations

160 Berry St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Williamsburg - North Side

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toby's estate

Multiple Locations

44 Charles St
New York, NY 10014
West Village

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happy bones

394 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
Little Italy, Nolita

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two hands

Multiple Locations

164 Mott St
New York, NY 10013
Little Italy

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third rail

Multiple Locations

159 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
East Village

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stumptown

Multiple Locations

The Ace Hotel
20 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001
Flatiron

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cafe grumpy

Multiple Locations

224 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011
Chelsea

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Abraço

86 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
East Village

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intelligentsia

180 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Chelsea

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CHALAIT

224 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014
West Village

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Maman

Multiple Locations

239 Centre St
New York, NY 10013
Soho

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Home coming

107 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Greenpoint

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brooklyn roasting co

25 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Dumbo

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BÚÐIN

114 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Greenpoint

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MATCHA CAFE WABI

233 E 4th St
New York, NY 10009
East Village

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Devocion

69 Grand St
Williamsburg, NY 11249
Williamsburg

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cha cha matcha

373 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
Nolita

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little collins

667 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
Midtown East

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