“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” – John Muir
New York City, known as a city that never sleeps. Lives up to its superlatives.
Bursting with energy till the wee hours. Iconic. Trendy. Chic and hip at the same time. Offering everything. Museum awes with the biggest artists and the latest collections. Dazzling shows. Celebrity chefs restaurants. Trendy cocktails bars. Skyscrapers and the most well known buildings in the world. New York City has it all.
It is impossible to see everything. As soon as you open any city guide the list of sights seems to be never-ending.
From Empire State Building. Brooklyn Bridge. Grand Central Terminal. Statue of Liberty. Chrysler Building. Times Square. Apollo Theater. South Street Seaport. Union Square. Rockefeller Center. Flatiron Building. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. St. Patrick’s Cathedral. New York Public Library. To Little Italy and Chinatown.
This is just a few from a long sight-seeing must see and do! Instead of rushing from sight to the sight soak into the atmosphere of the New York City. Restaurants. Bars. Parks. Exhibitions. But most importantly enjoy.
I will tell you about few things I love in New York City.
My Favourite New York City Attractions
1. Enjoy a comedy show.
The best in Dangerfield’s. Comedy Cellar. Upright Citizens Brigade or The Gotham Comedy Club. You will laugh, laugh and laugh.
2. Have breakfast in LES.
I love to hang around in Lower East Side. They have some amazing breakfast spots like Clinton Street Baking Company. Generally I love breakfasts in NYC.
I never miss this place for one and one reason only. It is solely dedicated to contemporary art.
4. Coffee on Washington Square
Alway! I’m getting a take away coffee in one of the great coffee shops in area and just watch people passing by. From time to time I’m nicely disturb by some sax player.
5. See exhibition in Neue Galerie.
I adore this museum, as they display biggest German, Austrian and Swiss artists whom I admire highly. This time they had an amazing exhibition of Ferdinand Hodler ‘View of Infinity’.
6. Have a sushi.
I’m addicted to sushi and New York has some amazing sushi restaurants. I love Koi and East 15 but my favourite one is a little place in Soho called Blue Ribbon Sushi on Sullivan St. Monk fish liver is to die for.
7. Read a book in High Line.
I really enjoy this place. It is unpretentious, cool and so happening.
8. Have a cocktail.
No, not just a drink in any bar! But some of the greatest cocktails in the world. You have bars to choose from: Milk and Honey. Little Branch. PDT. Death and Company or Mayahuel.
9. Have some ice-creams.
Not just any ice-creams! Visit Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Delicious.
10. See an exhibition in International Photography Center.
I love this place. Exhibitions here are always very orientated. Like the one I saw this year ‘Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life’.
11. Relax in Central Park
I know it may sounds touristy and cheesy, but I like it. To lie on the grass and enjoy some sun.
12. Eat pizza.
Yes. New York City is known for many specific foods but you can’t leave without having some divine creations either from Lombardi’s, Luzzo’s by the High Line or Vezzo.
13. Mani – pedi.
I know, I know. Relax boys, this one is only for Girls. I love this city for all the places where the reservations are not required. Pop in when you feel like it. Choose your colour and you are ready for another night out.
It goes without saying ha ha ha Shopping feels like an obligation in New York City. Bergdorf Goodman Rules and brings your credit cards to the limits.
15. Have a dinner in Le Bernardin.
Yes, yes I know. That it is no longer the best restaurant of New York City. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare took nr 1 spot. But I still love it, and always will.
Those are just my personal choices. Let me know if you think there are some great activities or places I should check out next time when I’m over.