An overdue post, but I need to summarize my February trip to NYC. I love visiting New York, no matter how cold or hot it gets!
Long overdue but I made a trip up to NYC for my birthday weekend, and I had a blast! As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s impossible to get bored of this gutsy and spunky city. The great Frank Sinatra boldly asserted, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” And if that Frank Sinatra sang it, it must be true.
Here is a list of all the places I visited this time around:
- La Bergamote | 177 9th Ave
- Intelligentsia Coffee | 180 10th Ave
- The High Line | Chelsea
- Chelsea Piers | 62 Chelsea Piers
- Chelsea Market | 75 9th Ave
- Jungsik | 2 Harrison St
- Prince Street Pizza | 27 Prince St
- McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince St
- Boba Guys | 265 Canal St
- Dermalogica | 110 Grand St
- La Colombe | 70 Lafayette St
- MatchaBar | 70 Prince St
- Angel’s Share | 8 Stuyvesant St
- Torishin | 362 W 53rd St
- Lady M Cake Boutique | 36 W 40th St
- Bryant Park | Midtown
- Kinokuniya New York | 1073 6th Ave
- Muji | 475 5th Ave
- New York Public Library | 476 5th Ave
- Katz’s Deli | 205 E Houston St
- Dr. Smood | 183 E Houston St
- Setsugekka | 74 E 7th St
“Manhattan is the other name.”
New York City is never boring. The city is always changing, so fluid and dynamic. I’ve been to NYC over 20 times, and I have yet to explore everything. I doubt you can even explore the same street year after year without some alteration here and there.
I’m planning another trip to the Big Apple next month, but I wanted to share some of my favorite experiences and places from my last visit in March. I try to visit a new restaurant, cafe, or museum every time, so my list has been building over the years. Yelp is usually my go to for finding new and hip places to check out, as well as Eater NY, the Infatuation New York, Edible New York, and Thrillist. I also like to utilize some Instagram food accounts/guides, such as @bestfoodny, @new_fork_city, @nytfood, @eatingnyc, @nybucketlist, @nyceeeeeats, and @nycfoodgals. Do you follow any New York food Instagram accounts and have other recommendations?
New York, New York. The city so nice they named it twice.
I frequent NYC at least two to three times in a year. It’s a place that you can go time and time again, and it’s different each time. The city changes daily, and I don’t think anyone can really keep up.
The real reason why I was in the city this time was for the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships. I’d never been but always longed to, so I was happy to make this dream a reality. I was able to catch some of the men’s and women’s round 3 matches, particularly Pliskova vs. Pavlyuchenkova, Nishikori vs. Mahut, and Thiem vs. Carreno Busta. The weather was perfect, and it was thrilling to be apart of such a big tennis major.