City Slicker's 'Picks of NYC'
Warning: the following list only contains suggestions of one blogging (or rather blagging) NYLONer (New Yorker turned Londoner). And since we can't cover everything the focus is on shopping and eating. See we can prioritise when necessary.
Barney's for designer jeans and Smythe Jackets priced in dollars. Locations various.
Via Spiga for Italian designer shoes at good prices. Upper East Side.
Noah a rugged meets refined line of nautical-inspired menswear. Soho.
Tokyo 7 a hip, popular vintage clothing store and East Village staple. East Village.
INA NYC a stylish, uber fashion-forward consignment shop. Locations various.
Fisch for the Hip. If you're high on designers and low on cash. Chelsea.
Pala. Great pizza and (as in Rome) is served by the foot. Lower East Side.
Prune. Best for brunch. Expect a queue. East Village.
The Elephant. Cheap and always buzzy Thai-French fusion bistro. Lower East Side.
Cafe Frida. Casual, excellent Mexican food. Upper West Side.
Corner Bistro. Famous burgers, unfussy pub. West Village.
The Modern (at the MoMA) Two-pronged restaurant overlooking MoMa's beautifully restored sculpture garden. Stick to casual bar over formal dining room. Midtown
Cacio e Pepe. Great local Italian. East Village.
Rack and Soul. Southern-style, pit smoking soul food. Upper West Side.
Wd-50. For that one special meal. Eclectic, inventive American fare. Lower East Side.
Happy Ending Lounge. Affordable drinks and a fun, mixed crowd. Loho (Lower Houston).
Passerby. Speak easy type bar, beats the frenetic and uber trendy local options. Meat Packing
Cafe Noir. A sultry atmopshere and great mojitos. Soho.
Good World Bar & Grill. A Swedish bar on a dead-end street on Chinatown. Need we say more? Okay, Aquavit. Chinatown.
Pink Elephant. Not cheap, but premier club spinning house. Dress to impress. Chelsea.
Tea & Sympathy. When seeking a little Union Jack over a a cuppa. West Village.
Townhouse. The friendliest gay gentleman's club in town. Midtown.
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