New York, New York: like most great capitals, it is cultural, it is stylish, and it has an undeniable swagger that is uniquely its own. Yet the true appeal of New York – and what constitutes the fibre of the magnetic pull it has always had for generations of hopefuls, dreamers, careerists, and romantics all around the world hoping to find fulfilment, sanctuary or just a really good time – is the fact that it offers true anonymity and privacy even in the midst of millions. The comfort of togetherness and inclusiveness amidst a crowd: in a city that never sleeps, always with a finger in the pulse, it is hard around the edges, it is marvellous, it is wonderful, it is complex and it is complicated – yet its residents all know it too well, like a shared secret, that here lies something truly special.
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Simple, rustic and a bit old world, this is a great local, casual pit stop whilst shopping along Bowery. Offering traditional American fare with a lively atmosphere and a cool crowd.
Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002
The Spotted Pig
The shining star of New York’s gastropub scene, the little piggy is the spot where Nicky had the best New Years day hungover Brunch – great Bloody Marys and lots of fun!
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
Hands down Nicky’s favourite restaurant in NYC for Italian, the home-made pasta here is out of this world. The sister restaurant to Buvette and Via Carota, I Sodi is the perfect neighbourhood restaurant in the West Village and an absolute must if you’re in NY.
105 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014
Great noisy casual vibe in the middle of the Meatpacking District – Pastis is the ultimate NY-style French Bistro and Sex and The City was filmed there quite a bit!
9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Soul Cycle is a true NY experience: trainers act like shrinks yelling positive affirmations, the mental music keeps you pumping and takes your mind elsewhere – all whilst burning those extra holdiday cals.
Branches all across the city
Heart-warming Italian with a fair bit of panache, expect fried zucchini flowers oozing with melted ricotta, branzino cooked to perfection, wood-fired pizza and a specialty naughty nutella-filled calzone.
335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Lurking at the lower level of Dream Downtown and decked out in a Cool Britannia vibe, Electric Room is where the young & beautiful flock to party. Great live acts and music selection, from ’80s synth to Radiohead and The White Stripes.
355 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
The Frick Collection
Nicky’s favourite cultural spot in town, The Frick Collection is an internationally recognised museum known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.
1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021
Born on the beaches of Yucatan on the back of a converted VW bus, Tacombi offers homestyle Mexican food. Simple, honest, authentic food in a great space and with a great vibe.
267 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
Smile to Go
With a name sure to yes, put a smile on your face, STG offers simple, earnest, wholesome food, and delicious coffee strong enough to awaken the dead and egg rolls that are pretty close to heavenly.
222 Howard St, Manhattan, NY 10013
A breakfast and brunch spot with a lovely reputation, we love this cosy diner-style nook for its eclectic, Asian-inspired menu, offering amazing salads and hearty, fuss-free fare in a great Noho location.