My New York: Grace Kang

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, Pink Olive founder, Grace Kang, shows us to all her favourite West Village haunts and hidden gems, including a tapas restaurant ... Keep reading

An Illustrated Guide to the Windows of New York

It might be a little flower box on a grimy ledge, a flickering neon sign, or a pet cat that catches the eye of Mexican illustrator, José Guízar, who has become obsessed with documenting the windows of New York since moving to the city a year ago. He started The Windows of New York project ... Keep reading

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

How to Piss Off Every New Yorker in 36 Seconds

Call me pretentious, but I’m a tourist-phobe. I have an in-built fear of looking and acting like the stereotypical dithery, dumb visitor on holiday. The kind that stops dead in front of you and spins around in the middle of the street; or blocks the entrance to the underground station. You know the kind… Sometimes ... 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

A Secret Garden in Tribeca

I’ve walked along Hudson Street back to my hotel countless times, but the last time I did it, I happened to come across an amazing hidden garden I didn’t know was there. Follow the street north from Tribeca until you reach Barrow Street, just past Golden Rule Wine and Spirits. Cross over Barrow Street and ... Keep reading

Vintage-style New York City Guides Written by Locals

What are your go-to New York guidebooks? When I’m travel planning I tend to read local blogs and websites (like this one and this one) and magazines (like this one). But I’m loving the sound of this beautifully designed collection of New York City guides written by locals. There are 7 in total and each ... Keep reading