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A New York City Guide
Living in New York City is kind of like a dream. There are places to eat around every corner, endless amounts of shops, bars and clubs. It is an adult playground. I was lucky enough to live there for a full summer during an internship in college. I lived with 2 girls from my hometown and one of my very good college friend and it was the best roommate experience ever. We lived in a one bedroom (with bunk beds), one bathroom apartment in the Financial District and it was perfect. New York is super easy to navigate once you get the subway down. Manhattan is glorious and so full of wonder. We all had summer internships uptown. Myself, at Clique Media Group, WhoWhatWear. We worked during the week, went out at night and explored on weekends. It was the best experience ever! The stories I have written down with these girls are priceless. From Duane Reade, DILFS in the City, to corn dogs. And nights that ended with laughter until we cried and lots of brunch – New York City will forever be my favorite place with those people. We had the best group and enjoyed chilling on our apartment rooftop, grabbing drinks and meeting new people. I would recommend that every girl to live in New York City once in their life. Three months goes by too quickly, but while I was there I made some stops along the way. Here are my go-to places in New York City. So even if you are visiting for a weekend or moving to the city that never sleeps, here are some places you won’t want to miss: My New York City Guide BARS Epsteins bar Bobs Bar Black Tree Taqueria (tacos and $8 margs) Gemma at Bowery Hotel Felix Bar Brass Monkey Clockwork (punkbar/Essex) Welcome to the Johnson’s Saint Jerome’s Nurse Betty’s The Backroom (speakeasy) 6Ward $45 pitcher W Hotel of NYC The Magician ($3 happy hour) Hotel Rivington Phebes B bar Wren Biergarten at The Standard Brooklyn Bowling RESTAURANTS Rubirosa The Smith Jacks Wife Freda – Best Sunday Brunch Doc Holidays Urban Rustic Wolf Nights Red Farm (dumplings) The General (donuts) Clinton Street Bakery (breakfast) Essex Street Market (Essex) Lil Franki’s (meatballs) Mickeys (hamburgers) The Sunshine Movie Theater (popcorn) Kumo (all you can eat sushi) Louie and Chan Calexico (happy hour/$3 margs) Pardon My French Essex Cafe Katja Saro Bistro Far East Sweet Chick Fat Radish Cafe Gitane Ippudo Mondrian Soho Bar Primi Bario Chino Spice Market – Indian/Asian cuisine The Butchers daughter – brunch Two Hands Cafe Cowgirls Prince Street Pizza – best pizza ever Dimes – brunch Rubys Baby Cakes Bakery – vegan/gluten free The Doughnut Plant Kossars – Bialys The Soho Cafe The Bean Cafe Select – avocado toast The Meatball Shop La Lanterna di Vittorio Smile to Go – Taylor Swift ang Gigi’s fave spot Milk Bar – order the cereal milk ice cream Momofuko Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Rosso Pomodoro Normas – brunch Juicy Lucy Juice Bar Big Gay Ice Cream Joe’s Pizza CLUBS Up & Down Crift Dogs (9th and a and 1st, speak easy) Blind Barber (speak easy) White House (house party) PHD Rooftop Gilded Lily Rooftop at the Gansevoort Riff Raffs Le Bain at The Standard Avenue Webster Hall – concerts and dancing Black Crescent TAO downtown Jimmy Rooftop Brooklyn Night Bazaar Boom Boom Room Space – dj club Employees only – speak easy 1Oak Lavo The Raven Marquee Bagatelle – bottomless brunch Places Yankees game Walk around and Picnic in Central Park Explore the Meat Packaging district Walk 5th Ave Try on a ring at Tiffany’s Gaze at art at The Whitney Stroll the Highline Visit the 9/11 memorial See lady Liberty in the Bay Go to the top of The Roc Have an Empire State of mind Cross the Brooklyn Bridge Stuff your face at Smorgasborg Get lost in the Metropolitan Museum Sing at John Lennon’s Memorial Go to the top of the World Trade Center Observation deck See a Broadway play Gaze at the lights of Times Square Stop in the Glossier Showroom Get a Cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery – actually run at 6 am Shop til you drop in Soho Have tea at the Plaza *Shout out to the best roomies ever! I love you all so much and so happy that we are all finding our way in this crazy world 🙂 Can’t wait until we all reconnect in NYC. You da best. Fat F**ks for Life! XO