Posts Categorised: New York Like a Local

4 Great Places for Brunch in the West Village

Brunch in New York

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

5 Tips for Navigating the Subway

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When it comes to navigating the New York City Subway, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. I’ve ended up on an Express train by accident, been caught up in weekend line closures, gone in the wrong entrance countless times over and headed Uptown when I wanted to go Downtown. I’ve done it all! But ... Keep reading

Early Morning New York

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

10 free things to do in New York in July

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I love some of the major tourist sights in New York – I always try to go up the Empire State Building on my first night – but I always like to make sure I find out what free events are going on around the city. There are literally hundreds, so here’s my pick for ... Keep reading

Cheese Tasting at Murray’s on Bleeker Street

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

Five free things to do in New York in June

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I love some of the major tourist sights in New York – I always try to go up the Empire State Building on my first night – but mostly I find the high entry prices off-putting, so I tend to make sure I find out what free events are going on around the city. There ... Keep reading

Gallery Hopping in Chelsea

Gallery Thursdays New York

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

My New York: Eva Shi

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden places? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, writer and blogger, Eva, leaves no stone unturned when it comes to unearthing new finds in her Lower East Side neighbourhood, ... Keep reading

5 Inspiring Exhibitions for Spring

1) Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, New York Botanical Garden See the New York Botanical Garden transformed as part of this major exhibition celebrating the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s life, work and passion for plants and nature. It includes a rare display of over a dozen of her original paintings and drawings as well as ... Keep reading