I LOVE NY - Cool stuff in NYC from a real NYer

Robert

I LOVE NY - Cool stuff in NYC from a real NYer

Sightseeing
Designed by one of the greatest NY Architects - Diller and Scofidio, The HighLine is such a great example of repurposing unused city space into a usable and amazingly designed public park- slicing right through the best parts of the city- from 34th Street all the way to the Meatpacking- I suggest starting at 34th and walk all the way to the New Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking and check that out- then walk down 11th Ave where there are some great restaurants for dinner.
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High Line
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Designed by one of the greatest NY Architects - Diller and Scofidio, The HighLine is such a great example of repurposing unused city space into a usable and amazingly designed public park- slicing right through the best parts of the city- from 34th Street all the way to the Meatpacking- I suggest starting at 34th and walk all the way to the New Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking and check that out- then walk down 11th Ave where there are some great restaurants for dinner.
One of the best pieces of Architecture in the Word- a must see. Check out the 9/11 Memorial nearby too
Oculus Center
185 Greenwich Street
One of the best pieces of Architecture in the Word- a must see. Check out the 9/11 Memorial nearby too
Amazing Views- check it out while visiting the VESSEL
The Edge
10 Hudson Yards
Amazing Views- check it out while visiting the VESSEL
Another Architectural marvel by Heatherwick ( my favorite designer in the World- also check out his LITTLE ISLAND) this thing is just gorgeous and an amazing experience to walk around in it and see the city from it.
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Vessel
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Another Architectural marvel by Heatherwick ( my favorite designer in the World- also check out his LITTLE ISLAND) this thing is just gorgeous and an amazing experience to walk around in it and see the city from it.
another Heatherwick marvel ( also see his VESSEL) - this little Island is literally an oasis in the city- go with food for a picnic? some events at the outdoor stage there https://littleisland.org/events/
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Little Island
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another Heatherwick marvel ( also see his VESSEL) - this little Island is literally an oasis in the city- go with food for a picnic? some events at the outdoor stage there https://littleisland.org/events/
uhm of course picnic and be ready to walk alot
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Central Park
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uhm of course picnic and be ready to walk alot
Another Architectural wonder and great exhibits https://www.guggenheim.org/
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Musée Solomon R. Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue
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Another Architectural wonder and great exhibits https://www.guggenheim.org/
a bit of a treck uptown but worth it- beautiful Architecture and exhibits
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The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Dr
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a bit of a treck uptown but worth it- beautiful Architecture and exhibits
while in the EAST VILLAGE walk a bit further through the Lower East Side- known as the hippest area in NYC- cool little bars and shops
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Lower East Side
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while in the EAST VILLAGE walk a bit further through the Lower East Side- known as the hippest area in NYC- cool little bars and shops
hop off the HighLine to see this one of a kind ANTIQUES place- Flea Markets in NYC used to be like this! it is filled with the oddest and coolest objects
No Particular Hours
247 West 16th Street
hop off the HighLine to see this one of a kind ANTIQUES place- Flea Markets in NYC used to be like this! it is filled with the oddest and coolest objects
3 stores- One on the Bowery and one in Midtown and one on Broadway- similar to NO PARTICULAR HOURS this place has some amazing industrial relics of NYC- fascinating!
Olde Good Things
302 Bowery
3 stores- One on the Bowery and one in Midtown and one on Broadway- similar to NO PARTICULAR HOURS this place has some amazing industrial relics of NYC- fascinating!
walk around the seaport- see the museum and get some great food- a great place to spend a few hours - day or night
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South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St
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walk around the seaport- see the museum and get some great food- a great place to spend a few hours - day or night
Strangely I was born here !! back when it was such a dive neighborhood. - but I couldn't possibly afford living here anymore..lol. It is home to the most serious hipsters in the world ( a bit too much - I walk around these days and find it humorous how cool people try to be- especially the ones that try to look like they do not care, but they pay a fortune to look so casual and their trust funds pay for the over priced apartments here - lol) But, joking aside it is a very cool place to spend the day walking around and seeing the shops and neighborhood. explore ....
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Williamsburg
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Strangely I was born here !! back when it was such a dive neighborhood. - but I couldn't possibly afford living here anymore..lol. It is home to the most serious hipsters in the world ( a bit too much - I walk around these days and find it humorous how cool people try to be- especially the ones that try to look like they do not care, but they pay a fortune to look so casual and their trust funds pay for the over priced apartments here - lol) But, joking aside it is a very cool place to spend the day walking around and seeing the shops and neighborhood. explore ....
While in the EAST VILLAGE walk down St Marks Place- it still feels like NY in the 80s- with some Punk kids and tattoo shops and weird stores - lots of good places to eat too
Saint Marks Place
While in the EAST VILLAGE walk down St Marks Place- it still feels like NY in the 80s- with some Punk kids and tattoo shops and weird stores - lots of good places to eat too
Great little theater in Chelsea for modern dance groups- inexpensive - and lots or great restaurants ( check out CAFETERIA on 7th) https://www.joyce.org/
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The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue
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Great little theater in Chelsea for modern dance groups- inexpensive - and lots or great restaurants ( check out CAFETERIA on 7th) https://www.joyce.org/
AMAZING place for a show and dinner- it is expensive but worth the experience- cabaret and great food in a very cool old theater
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The Box
189 Chrystie St
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AMAZING place for a show and dinner- it is expensive but worth the experience- cabaret and great food in a very cool old theater
great place for theater ( some of the best theater in the world) and the Pub has a small stage for live music- check out the LIBRARY BAR for a drink before the show https://publictheater.org/
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The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
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great place for theater ( some of the best theater in the world) and the Pub has a small stage for live music- check out the LIBRARY BAR for a drink before the show https://publictheater.org/
Neighborhoods
I used to Live int eh East Village back in the late 80s- when it was so dangerous they actually closed Thompkins Square Park due to all the murders there. Now it is SAFE SAFE SAFE - but it still has an interesting edge. It may be the only neighborhood in NYC that still feels like the edgy multi faceted NYC that I grew u in. I love it.
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East Village
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I used to Live int eh East Village back in the late 80s- when it was so dangerous they actually closed Thompkins Square Park due to all the murders there. Now it is SAFE SAFE SAFE - but it still has an interesting edge. It may be the only neighborhood in NYC that still feels like the edgy multi faceted NYC that I grew u in. I love it.
Food scene
While In The EAST VILLAGE check out Pauls Burgers- best burger EVER ( I also love the tuna melt) Been going here since it first opened in the 80s when I lived nearby.
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Paul's Da Burger Joint
131 2nd Avenue
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While In The EAST VILLAGE check out Pauls Burgers- best burger EVER ( I also love the tuna melt) Been going here since it first opened in the 80s when I lived nearby.
A real NY Diner- there used to be so many of these Diners in NYC. Most have bit the dust but this one remains. The menu, like all diners, has EVERYTHING...lol. It is close to the movies at 34th Street so grab a bite after a movie? it is open 24 hours!
Starlight Diner
402 W 34th St
A real NY Diner- there used to be so many of these Diners in NYC. Most have bit the dust but this one remains. The menu, like all diners, has EVERYTHING...lol. It is close to the movies at 34th Street so grab a bite after a movie? it is open 24 hours!
A historic area downtown with lots of pubs and restaurants- come here after visiting the Oculus and 9/11 memorial- sit outside on this stone street - like they did 100 years ago
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Stone Street
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A historic area downtown with lots of pubs and restaurants- come here after visiting the Oculus and 9/11 memorial- sit outside on this stone street - like they did 100 years ago
while in Central Park make sure to get a drink on the roof
The Met Roof Garden Bar
1000 5th Avenue
while in Central Park make sure to get a drink on the roof
while in Williamsburg - this is an amazing THAI Restaurant for lunch or dinner -
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SEA
114 North 6th Street
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while in Williamsburg - this is an amazing THAI Restaurant for lunch or dinner -
while in the EAST Village have lunch or dinner here outdoors in the courtyard- lovely place , feels European , been the same for many decades
Cloister Cafe
238 East 9th Street
while in the EAST Village have lunch or dinner here outdoors in the courtyard- lovely place , feels European , been the same for many decades
great restaurant while in Chelsea- go before or after The Joyce Theater?
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Cafeteria
119 7th Avenue
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great restaurant while in Chelsea- go before or after The Joyce Theater?
check out the TERRACE at the Edition- a great place for food in the middle of crazy Times Square- an oasis in the chaos- it is like a private garden on the roof
The New York EDITION
5 Madison Avenue
check out the TERRACE at the Edition- a great place for food in the middle of crazy Times Square- an oasis in the chaos- it is like a private garden on the roof
Great Indian Food while in teh Eat Village- next door is Milon- they are similar- choose whichever has a table ( Sex In the City had a scene filmed here and it got real popular but it has been a favorite long before that!)
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Panna II Garden
93 1st Avenue
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Great Indian Food while in teh Eat Village- next door is Milon- they are similar- choose whichever has a table ( Sex In the City had a scene filmed here and it got real popular but it has been a favorite long before that!)
OMG - what an amazing restaurant - at the end of a dead end alley- like stepping into another world- great food
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Freemans
Freeman Alley
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OMG - what an amazing restaurant - at the end of a dead end alley- like stepping into another world- great food
AMAZING Japanese Restaurant ( I lived for 5 year in Tokyo- and this is the Best in NYC!) and very cool design
Juban
207 10th Ave
AMAZING Japanese Restaurant ( I lived for 5 year in Tokyo- and this is the Best in NYC!) and very cool design
HIGH END FOODIE RESTAURANTS IN NYC
Great Restaurant - chef Bobby Flay
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GATO
324 Lafayette Street
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Great Restaurant - chef Bobby Flay
Great restaurant - before the show? or after
The Library at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
Great restaurant - before the show? or after
also check out Nobu 57 midtown- Great Restaurants - chef Nobu Matsuhisa
Nobu Downtown
195 Broadway
also check out Nobu 57 midtown- Great Restaurants - chef Nobu Matsuhisa
also check out TAO in mdtown ( 58th street) but downtown is much cooler - Great Restaurant
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TAO Downtown
92 9th Ave
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also check out TAO in mdtown ( 58th street) but downtown is much cooler - Great Restaurant
Great Restaurant
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Buddakan
75 9th Avenue
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Great Restaurant
Great Chelsea Restaurant
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Bottino
246 10th Avenue
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Great Chelsea Restaurant
Nomad is a Hotel with a few amazing bars and restaurants- a bot pricey but really amazing Place!! ask to see the library- wow
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The NoMad Bar
10 W 28th St
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Nomad is a Hotel with a few amazing bars and restaurants- a bot pricey but really amazing Place!! ask to see the library- wow
Great Restaurant ( and great design-lol, I designed it)
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STK Downtown
26 Little West 12th Street
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Great Restaurant ( and great design-lol, I designed it)
Great Restaurant ( and great design-lol, I designed it )
STK Steakhouse Midtown NYC
1114 6th Avenue
Great Restaurant ( and great design-lol, I designed it )
Great Restaurant ( and great design, lol- I designed it)
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Catch NYC
21 9th Avenue
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Great Restaurant ( and great design, lol- I designed it)
Great Japanese/ Asian Restaurant
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Koi New York
40 West 40th Street
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Great Japanese/ Asian Restaurant
Great Restaurant
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Perry St by Jean-Georges & Cedric
176 Perry Street
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Great Restaurant
PUB CRAWL - amazing places to grab drinks all nearby
Pub Crawl! cool place
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Apotheke
9 Doyers St
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Pub Crawl! cool place
amazing place for snacks and drinks
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Macao Trading Co
311 Church Street
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amazing place for snacks and drinks
OK- this place is great BUT they can be very snobby- they might put you on a waiting list and call you in an hour ( just to make you feel small- lol) but worth it- go there- if you do not get in right away, go somewhere nearby for a drink while you wait for them to call you
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Death & Company
433 E 6th St
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OK- this place is great BUT they can be very snobby- they might put you on a waiting list and call you in an hour ( just to make you feel small- lol) but worth it- go there- if you do not get in right away, go somewhere nearby for a drink while you wait for them to call you
PDT means Please Dont Tell - and so ...I am gonna Tell . There is a phone booth in this little Bar- it is also the doorway into the other cooler bar- shhhh speakeasy chic
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Please Don't Tell
113 St Marks Pl
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PDT means Please Dont Tell - and so ...I am gonna Tell . There is a phone booth in this little Bar- it is also the doorway into the other cooler bar- shhhh speakeasy chic
THEATER and Performance (Dance etc)
besides Broadway- I suggest seeing less touristy shows there is ALWAYS something going on here is a list of venues- I am a total Theater nut- but NOT BROADWAY- sorry Bwy fans lol 1. PARK AVENUE ARMORY- best space in NYC http://www.armoryonpark.org/ 2. THE JOYCE THEATER- only for Dance- easy convenient - quick performances in Chelsea and dinner after- love it https://www.joyce.org/ 3. THE PUBLIC THEATER serious theater- drama https://www.publictheater.org/ also has JOES PUB- for music/jazz https://www.publictheater.org/Programs--Events/Joes-Pub/ 4. more dance in Chelsea NY LIVE ARTS https://newyorklivearts.org/programs/ 5. SECOND STAGE- nice place- really good shows https://2st.com/ 6. BAM- the BEST for NY performances !! a bit far- But the Best Perfomances in the world www.bam.org 7. THE KITCHEN- avant garde stuff https://thekitchen.org/ 8. LA MAMA http://lamama.org/ 9. NY THEATER WORKSHOP serious drama https://www.nytw.org/
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Theater District
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besides Broadway- I suggest seeing less touristy shows there is ALWAYS something going on here is a list of venues- I am a total Theater nut- but NOT BROADWAY- sorry Bwy fans lol 1. PARK AVENUE ARMORY- best space in NYC http://www.armoryonpark.org/ 2. THE JOYCE THEATER- only for Dance- easy convenient - quick performances in Chelsea and dinner after- love it https://www.joyce.org/ 3. THE PUBLIC THEATER serious theater- drama https://www.publictheater.org/ also has JOES PUB- for music/jazz https://www.publictheater.org/Programs--Events/Joes-Pub/ 4. more dance in Chelsea NY LIVE ARTS https://newyorklivearts.org/programs/ 5. SECOND STAGE- nice place- really good shows https://2st.com/ 6. BAM- the BEST for NY performances !! a bit far- But the Best Perfomances in the world www.bam.org 7. THE KITCHEN- avant garde stuff https://thekitchen.org/ 8. LA MAMA http://lamama.org/ 9. NY THEATER WORKSHOP serious drama https://www.nytw.org/