Travel Guide: New York City
There are some cities that I travel to where I am allowed to guiltlessly meander into consciousness after leisurely sleeping in. New York isn't quite one of them. My New York routine consists of whipping awake at some ungodly hour to unearth the city's several gems waiting to be found and snapped. A quick scroll through this page filled with some of my favorite New York City haunts and you'll find that, yes- my top priority is to stay well-caffeinated before tackling long, eventful days in NYC.
Two Hands Coffee Shop
Two Hands is an Australian cafe nestled between Little Italy and Chinatown. In addition to their simple bites and carefully made drinks, this newcomer coffee shop nails down the decor with exposed brick, long windows, and quirky details.
164 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013
Tucked away in an alleyway on the Lower East Side, Freeman’s is a restaurant known for its rustic menu that changes with ingredient seasonality as their well-concocted cocktails . Despite the clandestine location and low profile demeanor, Freeman’s is almost always buzzing with people.
191 Chrystie Street #2F, New York, NY 10002
Toby’s Estate Flatiron
Toby’s Flatiron is situated in a busy area, making it one of the best locations to people-watch throngs of hurried New Yorkers that come running in and out of this spot for their caffeine fix.
160 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
This factory-turned-hotel in Brooklyn is much more than a place to stay, boasting great eats, a rooftop bar with stunning skyline views, and a deliberate eye for trendy yet industrial design.
80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
High line Park
Train tracks of a discontinued railway line transformed into what is now the High Line- an elevated public park looming above busy streets. A walk through the High Line includes greenery with hidden pockets of benches and areas to hang around, food stalls, vendors, and plenty of great views of the city.