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?
I hope everyone had a long and restful Memorial Day Weekend. It’s now Tuesday and although it’ll be a relatively short week work-wise, I’m already feeling the call for another break from everyday normalcy.
This past weekend, I went to Lake Placid for a quick getaway from the city life. The drive took about 8 hours and led me to a small but historic and sport-enthused village in upstate New York. Most people probably recognize the town of Lake Placid as being the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and especially the 1980 USA-USSR Men’s Hockey game – aka the “Miracle on Ice.”