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

My New York: Jason Paul Harman Byrne

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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, Brooklyn local and music PR at Red Cat Publicity, Jason Paul Harman Byrne, shows us around his Bay Ridge neighbourhood and ... Keep reading

A Curious Pocket Guide to the High Line

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As someone who tries to write a guide to New York, enjoys searching for off-beat places among other things, and likes the idea that travel isn’t about where you go but how to see the world, I can seriously relate to the language of this curious pocket guide to the High Line. I guess you ... 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

People Reading on the Subway

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In her brilliant blog, the Underground New York Public Library, Ourit Ben-Haim takes pictures of people reading on the subway – everything from The Great Gatsby to Star Wars to the Bible. The photos are beautifully crisp and the readers always look completely engrossed. (Above: The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston ... 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

My New York: Jackie Clair

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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, blogger Jackie Clair shows us around her Upper East Side neighbourhood and to a secret garden in Central Park. Are you ... 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

Bergdorf Goodman cookbook

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