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If You Can Only Go to 10 Spots in NYC

As an official New Yorker, I have spent a total of 20 years in this crazy city that offers some serious sensory overload. There are so many guides for NYC but this one is a tough edit and represents the places I keep going back to. And yes. These are mostly food spots because there is nothing better than breaking bread with friends or eating/sipping something delicious.

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Laughing Man Coffee

Hole in the wall neighborhood coffee spot with no indoor seating (*yet-see below) but amazing coffee. When the weather is warmer, the…

Tamarind Tribeca

Fave Indian restaurant. Beautiful decor and the food is consistently great. The cauliflower special is a must try—it’s a special but…

Caracas Arepa Bar

This is an East Village hole-in-the-wall gem that is easy on the wallet. My favorite dish is The Pabellon. You must put the sauce on…

Nougatine at Jean-Georges

I always hope JG offers his insanely good handmade cheese ravioli whenever i visit. I can’t get enough. Everything on this menu is…

Shibui Spa

An insanely tranquil retreat at the Greenwich Hotel. It’s such an escape considering it is right here in NYC. My sister recommended their…

Levain Bakery

This is the absolute best cookie ever. Chocolate chip walnut is my fave. You don’t need a meal after you eat one of these.

Whitney Museum of American Art

The structure, location, art/exhibits and proximity to the High Line (the High Line literally ends/starts here) and great stores and…

CAP Beauty

A West Village gem that curates the cleanest of clean beauty. I always find some amazing products that end up being staples.

ABC Carpet & Home

I could spend a day in this store buying things I don’t need but have to have. It’s not easy on the wallet but the awesome dining,…

Kirna Zabête

Been around for about 20 years and features a ton of emerging designers. Colorful, bold Ando at def designer fashion. Still a fun NYC spot…

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