Posts Categorised: New York Like a Local

An Art Installation in Brooklyn

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A couple of weeks ago, I went to see a new art installation featuring sprinkler fountains, colourful quirky benches and a mirror maze. It’s called Please Touch the Art by Danish artist, Jeppe Hein, and is scattered around Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Mirror Labyrinth is designed to encourage people to loosen up and not feel ... Keep reading

Four Great Places for Brunch in the West Village

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Even though the word ‘brunch’ makes me cringe, it’s still fun to join in with when you’re visiting New York, but you want make sure you get a table and don’t get ripped off. So here are four great places in the West Village I recommend: 1. Café Cluny This cosy French bistro-inspired restaurant on ... Keep reading

Early Morning New York

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The only good thing about having jet lag in New York is experiencing the city during the poetic early hours. Last time I was in town, I woke up at 5am one morning and couldn’t get back to sleep so I went for a run along the Hudson River. It was so peaceful, the usual ... Keep reading

Cheese Tasting at Murray’s on Bleeker Street

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I may or may not have a weakness for cheese, so the fact I usually stay down the street from Murray’s, the most incredible cheese shop in New York, is fabulous and dangerous at the same time. The shop is packed with incredible cheeses, meats, chocolates, breads and ice creams, and the cheesemongers are geniuses ... Keep reading

A taste of NY: The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook

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Did you know that each month, the BG Restaurant on the seventh floor of the Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue at 58th serves up 2,500 plates of its signature Gotham Salad? Rumour has it that entire shopping trips are also planned around a lunch of this one dish alone, and that there are ... Keep reading

9 Fun Reasons to do a Trip to New York

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The New York on My Mind team (of two!) just got back from its annual New York summer break, hitting the road from Brighton, England and we thought you might like it if we share some of our travel planning notes… 1. Discover a hidden city garden I stumbled on the beautiful Gardens of St ... Keep reading

Gallery Hopping in Chelsea

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Every week in New York, many of the city’s smaller, independent galleries in Chelsea throw opening parties for their new exhibitions or artists of the moment. Typically taking place on a Thursday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, gallery hopping is a really fun evening and a great opportunity to get dressed up, stop by to sip ... Keep reading

Five Great Public Art Spaces

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Browsing the art on display inside New York’s museums and galleries is fun, but if you’re in a walking mood, it’s nice look at the work on display outside around the city. Here are five great public art spaces with installations opening this spring, all of which you can easily work your way around in ... Keep reading

Five Great Downtown Restaurants to Try

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Finding great restaurants to try in New York is one of my favourite things to do; now I’ve learned not to walk myself into the ground all day and save energy to go out at night! I’ve been to so many good places, but there are still plenty more on the list. Here are five ... Keep reading

Let this Instagram Account be your Guide to the West Village

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In her brilliant Instagram feed West Village Life, local resident Jessica Bowers takes photos of beautiful and fascinating places around her neighbourhood, from historical homes and popular coffee shops, to interiors of locals’ apartments and curious shops. She instantly fell in love with the West Village and its residents when she moved here in 2008, ... Keep reading