Posts Categorised: New York Like a Local

Manhattanhenge

Here’s something that’s just made it to the top of my TO-DO-IMMEDIATELY-IN-NEW-YORK list: witnessing Manhattanhenge. This mysteriously-named event – also known as the Manhattan Solstice – is a beautiful phenomenon that occurs in the city twice a year when the sunset aligns perfectly with the east-west grid of New York City, and the sun’s golden ... Keep reading

From Cowboys to the Catwalk: a Celebration of Denim on Display at FIT

With the exception of Coco Chanel who declared blue jeans as “horrible”, I think it’s safe to say that most people – one in two of us, apparently – put on a pair of jeans in the morning. Who would have thought that denim, the humble cloth originating from De Nimes in France in the ... Keep reading

Mysterious Miniature Front Doors & other Hidden Treasures of New York

It goes without saying I’m always taking notes on all the places I plan to visit when I’m next in NYC, ones I think you’ll like too. Not just the obvious restaurants and coffee shops to try, art shows and curious shops to discover. Lately, I’m making a list and checking it twice of all those ... Keep reading

The New York Pizza Project Book

New York Pizza Project

Where to find the best pizza in New York is obviously an ongoing debate. My favourites are all those authentic, old-fashioned places, like John’s of Bleeker (for the booth seats as much as the pizza!), Patsy’s and Joe’s. The pizza is (usually) so delicious, not too expensive and slathered in traditional toppings, and I love ... Keep reading

New York’s Secret Restaurant

Hudson Clearwater New York

Close to the hidden garden on Hudson Street, you’ll find what’s known as New York’s secret restaurant. It’s called Hudson Clearwater and you only really find out about it through word-of-mouth. You wouldn’t notice it if you walk past since the restaurant itself looks like a boarded-up shop front. But… here’s the exciting part. If ... Keep reading

My New York: Emma Tuccillo

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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, Emma Tuccillo, creator of the beautiful travel guide, And North, talks adventuring and exploring in upstate New York, her quaint Queens neighbourhood and rummaging around Manhattan’s finest thrift shops. Are you ... Keep reading

5 Cool Art Exhibitions for Autumn

1) Jacqueline de Ribes – The Art of Style, The Costume Institute Around 60 stunning haute couture, ready-to-wear, and famous fancy-dress creations from French aristocrat-turned-fashion-designer-and-icon, Jacqueline De Ribes’s wardrobe dating back to the 1950s are the subject of the Costume Institute’s autumn exhibition which celebrates her stylish life. From 19 November – 21 February 2016. ... Keep reading

New York’s Smallest Coffee Shop

abrazo new york

If you find yourself lost or stranded in the East Village in need of coffee and a friendly face, this miniscule standing-room-only/elbows-in storefront espresso bar, Abraço is where you need to go. It’s one of the most convivial coffee shops in New York; a neighbourhood institution people come to for coffee and a friendly dose ... Keep reading

Frida Kahlo’s Mexican Garden Party in the Bronx

Have you made it to the Frida Kahlo exhibition – Art, Garden, Life – at The New York Botanical Garden, yet? If you haven’t, you’re in for such a treat, because on selected days, the summer exhibition transforms into an evening of Mexican-themed festivities for the perfect night out – Frida style. In case you ... Keep reading

Art Installation in Brooklyn

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