Posts Categorised: New York Like a Local

4 Big Art Exhibitions for Summer

New York City is packed with galleries and museums each with their own bumper art show calendar, it can be impossible to know what to see. To get started, here are 4 big summer art exhibitions that look good. 1. O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii at the New York Botanical Garden In 1939, Georgia O’Keeffe spent ... Keep reading

A Jazz Age Lawn Party for Summer

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I usually build my trip to New York around places to see, the odd exhibition, new restaurants to try out–and eating at some of my favourite ones, too. This year I’m thinking of planning it around this fun outdoor party for some dancing! For two weekends over the summer months, Governors Island – a short ... Keep reading

A Secret Playground in Manhattan

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My list of hidden places in New York to discover away from the tourist crowds is a constant work in progress, and today I’m adding this secret playground in Manhattan to it. It’s called Teardrop Park and it looks fun to hunt out. “When you walk into Battery Park City, you see rows of tall apartment ... Keep reading

Making Bergdorf Goodman’s Christmas Window Displays

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Nothing says ‘Happy Holidays!’ more than the Bergdorf Goodman department store’s spectacular Christmas window displays, which take a jaw dropping 11 months to make from start to finish. Curious how they do it, and not able to make it to NYC this Christmas for a peek, I was sooooo excited to discover this brilliant little ... Keep reading

The Brooklyn Gallery Filled with Thousands of Sketchbooks

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New York City is bursting with places to browse art, but there’s one Brooklyn gallery with a twist most New Yorkers – let alone tourists – don’t know about… The Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg has been open for 10 years and although its ordinary storefront has a lot of people fooled, it’s not a ... Keep reading

Magic After Hours in Midtown Manhattan

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So, one of the most mind-blowing evenings we had on our recent trip to New York City, was perhaps one of the most magical (pun intended…). We went to see Noah Levine’s Magic After Hours show, which takes place twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the city’s oldest magic shop – most ... Keep reading

One Man Has Spent 38 Years Sketching Art in the Subway, So Far…

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As a person that loves New York so much I write a blog on the place, I’m always intrigued to find out about other people and their NYC passion projects, like Philip Coppola from New Jersey, who started sketching the mosaics inside New York City’s subway stations in 1978 with a ball point pen. “The idea ... Keep reading

New York’s best burger recipe

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Where to find the best burger in New York is obviously a hot, ongoing debate. My favourite burger, hands down, is at The Spotted Pig, a fun, buzzy British gastro-pub style restaurant on a tree-lined street in the West Village. You have to wait a while for a table, but it’s worth it. Honestly, it’s ... Keep reading

The Coolest East Village Home Design Shop

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New York is obviously packed with home design shops, and you can’t go wrong with the likes of Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, ABC Carpet & Home, to name a few classics, but if you’re looking for a shopping experience with a twist for your next New York trip, here’s an idea I’d like to ... Keep reading

My New York: Michelle Young

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Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? What to do? Where to eat? How to get away from everyone? This week, founder of the legendary NYC-based off-beat online magazine, Untapped Cities, Michelle Young, takes us on a tour of New York’s more unusual, hidden sights. Are you a native? If not, ... Keep reading