Wednesday, October 11, 2006

City Slicker's 'Picks of NYC'

In response to an influx (okay, more than two) of you writing yesterday and requesting a full on, blow by blow (or by today's picture fro by fro) guide to NYC we will change tack and happily oblige. Under the condition that we return to London life tomorrow. Because after all isn't New York just America's London, or is London just Europe's New York?

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.

Shopping:

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.

Eating:
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.

Drinking:
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.

(Print off, forward on, or save somewhere for future use. Or, of course, disregard entirely.)

24 Comments:

Anonymous Claire said...

Awesome deed City Slicker

Am heading there in Jan from London so will print this and take with no kidding

Move over New York. Cant wait to hit the shops.

5:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great tips and I lived in new york for 10 years.
tokyo 7 is the best cosnignmentshp anywhere. it is also good to turn clothes into although dont be shocked by the prices you get paid and the prices they sell it for.
their intake is steady and excellent.

5:22 pm  
Anonymous newyorkdaytripper said...

great stuff

thank you my daaarling.......

5:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that you in the photo?

nice 80s perm!

5:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yummy bistro burger

yum yum

6:06 pm  
Anonymous Bill said...

wish i had this last june when i went with my wife for a week.

we were often stuck for places to eat. lots of greasy spoons or very expensive top tables. hard to find a decent place for a snack.

good tips here

6:36 pm  
Anonymous Deidra said...

i hate new york it is so over rated for a dirty stinky city

enough hype already

6:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How weirdly skinny is the girl in the photo?

6:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So informative will definitely save for that day I get to the Big Apple

Like the sound of Cafe Noir

10:25 pm  
Anonymous Samson said...

Had a great night last month at Happy Endings. A former massage parlour of course. Ace advice City Slicker

10:55 pm  
Anonymous etroni said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

12:34 am  
Blogger City Slicker said...

No not me in the photo. Although I have a thing for curly hair!

12:36 am  
Blogger KathyF said...

Aren't dollar signs lovely?

8:15 am  
Anonymous hadye said...

Great short list of places

Like the lack of uber glam so we amy actually go there. no Bungaloo 8 yeah!

9:01 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Per Se or Masa?

10:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotham Bar & Grill definitely deserves a mention. If for nothing else it has outlasted the Jean Georgeous and Daniel's in popularity.

10:21 am  
Anonymous Bill said...

Union Square Cafe another one.

(Monday is the lobster-shepherd’s-pie day)

11:03 am  
Anonymous Jean said...

Cafe Grey is the best of the new Time Warner OTT set :-)

11:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oceana for fish.

11:06 am  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Alto for Italian but pricey but get what you pay for here

11:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bar Siberia by Port Authority is a great underground NY dive bar! An underground secret of sorts.

12:27 pm  
Blogger Yara said...

Hi,

Those sound like great tips, I'll have to copy them and keep them in mind next time I visit NYC. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

-Yara

3:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, my investigation concludes here. Thanks to this website, I should at present rest secured that my work constitutes done and with the calibre. - heart burn

5:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adn no eurotrash hangouts?
IMPRESSED!

7:03 pm  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home