Posts Categorised: New York Like a Local

Apartment Rental Fantasy #1

I usually stay in hotels when I visit New York, but love looking through the apartment rental listings. It’s so addictive and in a recent session, I came across this amazing six-bed, four-bath West Village apartment – on the market for just $50K a month! Totally unattainable (for me anyway!) but a girl can dream, ... Keep reading

My New York: Tracy Kaler

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Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, Upper West Side blogger, Tracy Kaler, tells us about a hidden restaurant row in New York City. What neighbourhood do you ... Keep reading

5 Great Places to see Art Outside in Manhattan

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 in Manhattan which host art installations regularly, which you can easily work your way around in ... Keep reading

My 5 Favourite Downtown Restaurants

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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

My New York: Kirsten Harlow-Foster

Ever wanted a New Yorker’s opinion on something? Where to go? How to avoid everyone? Where to find hidden spots? This week in the New York on My Mind interview series, My New York, owner of retro-cool Catskills escape, The Arnold House, Kirsten Harlow-Foster inspires us to take time to walk around the West Village ... Keep reading

The Coolest Instagram Account About the West Village

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

Lauren Bacall’s New York Fashion Show

With her wavy brown hair and unforgettable eyebrows, that unmistakable sultry gaze and husky smooth-talking voice, Lauren Bacall was the silver screen’s most distinctive starlet. If looks could kill… (or melt your heart). She became a film noir icon and married 47-year-old Humphrey Bogart when she was just 19. She starred with Betty Grable and ... Keep reading

My New York: Marissa Lippert

Welcome to another interview in the New York on My Mind series, ‘My New York’. This week, East Village resident and owner of the West Village superfood cafe, Nourish Kitchen + Table, Marissa Lippert, shows us to a secret nature reserve in Brooklyn and reveals the perfect tourist-free spot for brunch. What neighbourhood do you ... Keep reading

NYC Tips and Etiquette

It always takes me a day or so to get into the swing of things when I arrive in NY, and this funny illustrated book NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette is the perfect way to recap on the unique habits and unspoken rules of the eight million or so people living here. Illustrator Nathan W ... Keep reading

There’s a Mad Men Bench on Sixth Avenue

Now’s your chance to take a seat with Don Draper on the Mad Men bench, a new permanent feature in the city located outside the fictional office of the show’s agency – Stirling Cooper Draper Pryce – by the Time & Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Designed by creative consultancy, Pentagram, and ... Keep reading