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Places to eat

Ribalta

Manhatta

Augustine

La Esquina

ABC Kitchen

Casa Lever

Indochine

Mamo

Lupe’s

Malatesta Trattoria

The Musket Room

Grand Banks

Le Coucou

The Loeb Boathouse

Katz's Delicatessen

Chumley's

Dirty French

Freemans

Waverly Inn

Beauty & Essex

Smith and Lewinsky

The Pool

Union Square Cafe

Salinas

Bowery Meat Company

Raoul's

Beatrice Inn

TAK Room

Ribalta

The infamous Italian restaurateur Rosario Procino and his best-selling partner chef Pasquale Cozzolino (author of The Pizza Diet) bring you authentic Napoli not only through food, drinks, and spirit - but in truly creating an genuine Italian community in the heart of Manhattan. Soccer matches streaming on a huge projector wall, three ovens firing up pizzas almost indistinct from ones you'd order in Napoli itself, and Negronis flow like the Neapolitan songs a loyal group of regulars sing on Friday nights. A mecca for soccer, Napoli, Italy, and all things that make Italy great. An absolutely MUST for anyone visiting NYC - even if from Italy or especially if so!

Manhatta

Another gem from the restaurant genius of Danny Meyer and the amazing folks over at the Union Square Hospitality Group. This time on the 60th floor of a Downtown Manhattan skyscraper (in the very-happening Financial District), this restaurant will wow you with views for days and dishes to remember. Buttery escargot paired with pork sausage, foie gras on a bed of duck rillette, squash & cherries, and mushroom bone-marrow scallops - are just a few of the amazing divine inventions (& interventions) you will find on this swanky prix fixe menu. Make sure to pop into the Bay Room for a drink on days you are not dining at the exquisite establishment or before/after the fact.

Augustine

From the creator of the famed Balthazar - Keith McNally - comes a fusion of old Pastis spirit, Balthazar chaos, and late-night Minetta approach. Enjoy this brasserie and make sure to wander over to the Beekman hotel next door for a drink afterward.

La Esquina

Step into the hidden world of tacos and tequila-inspired drinks. This Soho classic known for celebrity sightings and toughest NYC doors and tables to get is a hot Sunday item. Order the tortilla soup - prepare to be amazed.

ABC Kitchen

Another exquisite Jean-George classic sports not only a Micheline star - but two entrances and a modern living room look & feel. We love all things Jean-George and can’t speak enough good things about ABC. This is an absolute NYC must.

Casa Lever

Didn’t make it to Moma before it closed - don’t worry. The gentleman who owns this classy “joint” also happens to own the largest private Warhol collection in the world and rotates many of his pieces around the restaurant. Food choice is just as exquisite as the art. Nothing we wouldn’t recommend off of the grand menu.

Indochine

Step into NYC’s party history with Indochine’s revival of Andy Warhol, Nylon, and all things cool. This is some of the early Asian fusion we knew in our bustling city and where social was coined before network was.

Mamo

Tucked away on a quiet #Soho block, this gem sits in a beautiful #westbroadway brownstone across from @sohograndhotel. With lobster and pasta are to die - the #Antibes sister is quiet, tasteful, and has superb service. I highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t been.

Lupe’s

Neighborhood classic - this Mexican go-to has some of city’s best enchiladas, hot sauces to die, and chillest atmosphere in the city. Try the chili Colorado is you are a beef man - definitely won’t be getting into any beef with anyone thereafter. Delish!

Malatesta Trattoria

The Musket Room

Grand Banks

Le Coucou

The Loeb Boathouse

Katz's Delicatessen

Chumley's

Dirty French

Freemans

Waverly Inn

Beauty & Essex

Smith and Lewinsky

The Pool

Union Square Cafe

Salinas

Bowery Meat Company

Raoul's

Beatrice Inn

TAK Room

Places to stay

Beekman Hotel

Gramercy Park Hotel

The Tuscany - A St Giles Signature Hotel

Edition Hotel

Marmara Park Avenue Hotel

The Mark Hotel

Melissa Gaglio

TWA Hotel

Beekman Hotel

Most original and iconic hotel opened in the last 10 years in NYC. Hands-down best design, aesthetic, service, and hospitality selection. Enjoy top cocktails at the Temple Court Lobby Bar with daily live jazz and the incredible Augustine for dinner next door.

Gramercy Park Hotel

Situated at the infamous key access-only private park - Gramercy - the hotel is short of a miracle. With history to top entire countries’ worth - The Gramercy spoils you in renaissance revival luxury with plush carpets and dimly lit bars - Jade and Rose bar.

The Tuscany - A St Giles Signature Hotel

All the St Giles properties around the world reveal an impressive blend of being central and feeling at home. At The Tuscany in NYC, a St Giles signature hotel - visitors find themselves on the famed Park Avenue in Midtown proper - close to all the attractions, but still feeling that authentic NYC neighborhood feel. The rooms are spacious with the largest suites in all of the city. The hotel also has an amazing program for solo travelers - setting you up in the city that never sleeps to be solid on your own. Call them to inquire!

Edition Hotel

Great drinks escape for any night of the week in the flatiron area. Great DJ, atmosphere, and lobby smells divine. Design and service are also superb. Try their Clocktower restaurant on the second floor.

Marmara Park Avenue Hotel

As pictured in the @marmaranyc penthouse suite. #MarmaraNYC is one of the most amazing luxury hotels in Manhattan. The hotel is tucked away on 32nd Street & #ParkAvenue away from the madness, and yet so close to every remarkable thing to see in NYC. This gem is so hidden away - you wouldn’t even know it’s there! But as soon as you get in, you find yourself in a luxurious oasis of white marble and decorative fire pits. The aroma in the lobby and rooms is divine, and drinks at the #mixology bar downstairs even better. If you are coming to #visitNYC this is just the place to be. If you live here, pop in for a #cocktail or throw your #HolidayParty here. Your colleagues will love you!

The Mark Hotel

Uptown class meets whimsy creativity is the name of the game at the Marc. Late-night dining to die, 24/7 Barney’s Shopping, and oh darling, what carpets. They also have bikes!

Melissa Gaglio

To book this amazing artist contact her at +1 (631) 835-2365. Makeup only, the artist does not do hair.

TWA Hotel

Asian cuisine

EN Japanese

Bohemian

Shuko

USHIWAKAMARU

Sasabune

Sushi of Gari 46

Kanoyama

Sushi Nakazawa

Sushi Yasuda

Café China

Laut

Yopparai

Hanjan

Ippudo

Tokyo Record Bar

EN Japanese

Bohemian

Shuko

USHIWAKAMARU

Sasabune

Sushi of Gari 46

Kanoyama

Sushi Nakazawa

Sushi Yasuda

Café China

Laut

Yopparai

Hanjan

Ippudo

Tokyo Record Bar

Rooftops

RH Rooftop Restaurant

60 Thompson Upstairs

Gallow Green

Jimmy at The James

RH Rooftop Restaurant

Head on up to the 5th Floor to experience this new and amazing brunch and dinner spot in NYC's most recent Restoration Hardware store opening.

60 Thompson Upstairs

Uniquely quiet and elegant rooftop is like a sanctuary of peace in a city of war. Go on a hot summer sunset or evening and enjoy the chill house and comfy chairs.

Gallow Green

Jimmy at The James

Sunday sunset sessions in Ibiza just got their ass kicked by this Sunday post-brunch phenomenon. Come fed because you’ll do drinking, serious drinking with serious sunset.

Jazz

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Smalls Jazz Club

Nowhere

The Django

Tomi Jazz

Mezzrow Jazz Club

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Smalls Jazz Club

Nowhere

The Django

Tomi Jazz

Mezzrow Jazz Club

Places to try

Frenchette

Old Rose

Legacy Records

Motel Morris

Frenchette

Old Rose

In the historic Jane Hotel lies a beautiful modern Italian restaurant which leaves one with inspiration through the cuisine, the ambiance, and the warm hospitality.

Legacy Records

Motel Morris

Places to glam

Melissa Gaglio

Glosslab

The Salon Project

Quick Cryo

Sundays

Ammon Carver

Melissa Gaglio

To book this amazing makeup artist, contact her at +1 (631) 835 - 2365. Makeup only, hair services not offered.

Glosslab

With 2 locations in NYC, Glosslab not only offers an amazing consistent service, but also membership packages for those wanting to have their nails prepped more often.

The Salon Project

Quick Cryo

Cryotherapy is the new black. And this hot (or rather, cold!) TriBeCa studio is the spade. The celeb-favorite, Cryo has multiple different treatment types from full body to facial, to even full scale fat reduction procedures with immediate results. They even have an OXYGEN BAR you can work or chill at during the day! This is definitely a glam-sesh not to be missed in the bustling downtown of NYC.

Sundays

This Flatiron nail salon is something more of a relaxation nail spa heaven. Here, guests can find themselves in the comfort of a beautiful Earth-toned decor full of relaxing music (they provide headphones), books & magazines to browse through, nail color selections most in vogue from their organic vegan self-branded line, and technicians dressed to impress in lovely uniforms. They also do very cool nail art and if you're not ready for a full-fledged hand makeover - you can always try on a nail or two. The salon is very busy weekends, but it's understandable why - it is the best in the city.

Ammon Carver

Located in Chelsea - this incredible salon features some of the most detail-oriented stylists in the city. The space also doubles as a studio and has magical light with refined decor. They have an area to shoot and a beautiful ring light for anyone looking to capture their after-styled hair glow. Ammon Carver should be every downtown girl's go-to salon. Ask for Kate Beko - she is @globalnewyorker's absolute fav stylist!

Places to drink

Boom Boom Room

Baccarat Hotel Lounge

Beekman Hotel Lobby Bar

Employees Only

Edition Hotel

Macao Trading Company

The Office NYC

Bowery Hotel

Sel Rrose

Undercote

Diego - The Public Hotel

Mister Paradise

Boom Boom Room

A staple of NYC bar scene for years - officially named Top of the Standard (but not for us locals or should I say globals…). Immerse yourself into a scene of 50s New York with drink names inspired by aviation and outer space. Gorgeous views, stunning waiters, and plush seats - what could be better?

Baccarat Hotel Lounge

Beautiful midtown gem is reserved exclusively for fabulous encounters only. Wear your best shoes and cologne - you may meet that someone special (or three).

Beekman Hotel Lobby Bar

In the hotel of the year, this lobby bar takes jazz, service, and chilling seriously. Not a club, not a bar, but an institution of elegance and decadence in the extravagant renaissance revival chic style.

Employees Only

A West Village classic for the ages. Curvy bar and ultra-strong drinks will get you feeling naughty in this surprisingly loose and always fun neighborhood bar. Winner of Best Bar in the World many years in sequence and winner of best cocktail in Manhattan (try Amelia!). This spot employees bartenders for generations, sporting very honorable tattoos in shape of the establishment’s logo. Employees Only indeed. Regulars are regular. Food is to die (Bone Marrow poppers!).

Edition Hotel

Great drinks escape for any night of the week in the flatiron area. Great DJ, atmosphere, and lobby smells divine. Design and service are also superb. Try their Clocktower restaurant on the second floor.

Macao Trading Company

From the amazing owners of EO, Macao brings you a touch of Hong Kong, a touch of Macao, a touch of NY, and a whole load of drunken fun. The restaurant upstairs does a wonderful Asian menu and the secret downstairs club (only open Fridays & Saturdays) is all the rage.

The Office NYC

Bowery Hotel

Sel Rrose

Undercote

Diego - The Public Hotel

Mister Paradise

Places to party

Rose Bar

Alley Cat

Goldbar

The Seville

Paul's Casablanca

The Box

Gospel

Rose Bar

An NYC classic known for it’s tough door and elegant look - Rose Bar is a definite stop (if not a daily one) on a @gloablewnyorker route.

Alley Cat

Goldbar

Skulls on walls? Anytime, just make ‘em gold. This Mulberry classic has had much to blame for the recent NYC nightlife history. Go and don’t feel guilty.

The Seville

Paul's Casablanca

The Box

Gospel

Speakeasy bars

Dear Irving

Apotheke

Bathtub Gin

Death & Co

Angel's Share

The 18th Room

Raines Law Room

Little Branch

PDT (Please Don't Tell)

The Back Room

Dead Rabbit

The Garret

Blind Barber

Dear Irving

Apotheke

Been a drug store lately? A Chinese medicine man? How about a secret Chinese prescription bar to drown your sorrows? This devilishly hidden apothecary-styled bar tucked away on a curvy Chinatown street will definitely keep you medicated enough to avoid an unnecessary trip to the druggist. Go on a Wednesday and brush up on your Prohibition Era knowledge to decipher the password through doorman’s possibly helpful hints. Jazz and French 75s galore.

Bathtub Gin

On a busy Chelsea avenue sits a mysteriously late-night busy coffee shop by the name of Stone Street Coffee Company. Can't miss the spot as the commotion outside reminds one more of a hard to get into NYC-nightclub, and if you find yourself thinking as such, you won't be wrong. Behind the secret door in the back of the (fully-operational and thoroughly delicious) coffee shop lies the bar of bars - Bathtub Gin. Here you'll find prohibition-proper cocktails, mixology geniuses, and bites to boot! Open late-night the busy NYC hot spot is definitely not to be missed, by a local or a cool visitor to our great city.

Death & Co

Angel's Share

The 18th Room

Named in honor of the 18th Amendment to ban alcohol sales and consumption during the 1920s in the United States, a period known as the "Prohibition Era" - The 18th Room, sister to the infamous Bathtub Gin next door, stacks up well in the much-respected NYC-speakeasy scene. Beyond the gorgeously crafted drink list (by design and taste), the bar/restaurant concept offers delicious full dinner menu that runs from regular dining hours deep into the lateness of the night. Make sure to try their version of a drink "amuse bouche" - delicious sangria-like wine starter and definitely order the hanger steak. The 18th Room is a new comer and definitely here to stay - I know where I'll be spending my late nights from now on for sure!

Raines Law Room

Little Branch

Secret underground bar featuring a vast list of handcrafted cocktails in a cozy, small space. Live jazz on Thursday evenings.

PDT (Please Don't Tell)

Enter through the hot dog shop - Criff Dogs - through the phone booth inside the East Village eatery. Also order from a special hot dog menu while inside the bar.

The Back Room

Owned by the infamous Susan Sarandon, The Back Room is located in the back of.an old toy company - this speakeasy bar features cocktails in the classic 1920s style, traditionally served in tea cups as in the Roaring Twenties.

Dead Rabbit

The Garret

Located upstairs of a Five Guys burger place, where you enter directly through the joint - The Garret is a West Village go-to.

Blind Barber

Coffee shops

La Colombe

Joe and The Juice

La Colombe

Joe and The Juice

Places to go

Shanghai Mermaid

Sleep No More

HBO Summer Film Festival

MOMA

High Line

Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo Park

Guggenheim

iPic Fulton Street

Shanghai Mermaid

The most spectacular of vintage and secret parties - Shanghai Mermaid is a top @globalnewyorker NYC pick. This mysterious and magical event happens every few months and transports your into the 1920s/30s of places like Paris, Mexico, Cuba, Harlem, China and more. Many travel from all around the world to just attend this spectacular party, so if you're planning your trip to NYC in advance - check out the website and try to coordinate your dates accordingly. Location of the event if often not disclosed up until the night before the party. Buy your tickets in advance and prepare to be well dressed up for a swift entry.

Sleep No More

HBO Summer Film Festival

Mondays are for work blues? Who says? If you happen to be in NYC in the Summer - you are in luck! Monday nights HBO hosts a free open-air huge screen movie night at none-the-less but across from their Manhattan offices in Bryant park. Movies are well curated and schedule can be previewed in advance on their website. Bring food…and booze. It’s a movie picnic!

MOMA

The ever-chic MoMA boasts one of the world’s best modern and contemporary art collections, and so much more.  Come see the art, wonder through the picturesque sculpture garden, stop by the fabulous MoMA store, then stay for a meal at the Modern, one of NYC’s chicest culinary destinations. Order the citrus carpaccio

High Line

A remarkable project executed by the EDC to transform a syringe-filled abandoned rail line bridge into a modern exposed overground park was a phenomenal success. As tourists to locals alike flock to the Highline in any weather to soak up the sun, get snowed in, or simply get an espresso or a gelato at this magnificent rail line bridge phenomenon. If you venture out enough, you will discovered steel rail lines still buried under the grasses of this concrete jungle park. This also happens to be one of the best spots to see an unobstructed sunset in the city!

Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo Park

Arguable the most beautiful bridge in the world - Brooklyn Bridge is one you should definitely walk across with a loved one. Cross into the notoriously expensive Brooklyn neighborhood - Dumbo - to find some of city’s best sunset-skyline views. Snap a few “Once Upon A Time In America”esque shots on the cobble stones and grab an ice-cream from the ice cream factory by the water. Sit down and take it all in at the Brooklyn Bridge park situated between the two bridges like by-standing nucleus of the city. Another amazing spot to catch an outdoor flick in NYC (check the nycgo.com for showings).

Guggenheim

The world’s most instagrammed building, the Guggenheim is a must for anyone visiting NYC, art lover or not.  Take the elevator to the top and walk down the spiral rotunda to the bottom.  Roller skates optional.

iPic Fulton Street

First class movie experience anyone? Flat beds and champagne? Oh and cutting edge sound and video system to boot. Waiter service with an American-classics selection. Order meat lovers pizza and shut the fuck up.

Places to order

Ravagh Persian Grill

Tea & Sympathy

Ravagh Persian Grill

Tea & Sympathy

Places to brunch

La Mercerie

Buvette

Balthazar

Cipriani

Sant Ambroeus

Lafayette

The Loeb Boathouse

Joseph Leonard

Extra Virgin

The Dutch

Cafe Cluny

Jing Fong

Russ & Daughters Cafe

La Mercerie

Buvette

Quintessential West Village eatery, expect a serious wait.

Balthazar

NYC classic brunch spot for decades now. From a celebrity to a tourist favorite - Balthazar's superb service and hectic atmosphere is always a good idea for a weekend afternoon. Try their amazing baked goods - famed around the city with deliveries to top coffee shops and confectionaries bright and early every morning. @globalnewyorker top choice? Ham & cheese croissant, ma oui!

Cipriani

Sant Ambroeus

Lafayette

The Loeb Boathouse

Joseph Leonard

Extra Virgin

The Dutch

Cafe Cluny

Jing Fong

An authentic Cantonese dim sum experience in the heart of Chinatown.

Russ & Daughters Cafe

Places to shop

Hudson Yards

Oculus

Brookfield Place

Time Warner Center

Hudson Yards

Oculus

Created as a token of rebirth and revival for the tragic events of the area - the shopping center slash transportation hub is a dynamic new piece of architecture definitely to be added to any landmark sightseeing list.

Brookfield Place

Time Warner Center

Late-night eats

Hudson Malone

Kenka

Coppelia

Minetta Tavern

L'Express

Sarge's Delicatessen & Diner

Great NY Noodle Town

Blue Ribbon Sushi

Hudson Malone

Kenka

Coppelia

Minetta Tavern

L'Express

Sarge's Delicatessen & Diner

Great NY Noodle Town

Blue Ribbon Sushi

Cigar bars

Lexington Bar and Books

Club Macanudo

The Grand Havana Room

Lexington Bar and Books

Club Macanudo

The Grand Havana Room

Clubs to join

Spring Place

Classic Car Club

Spring Place

@globalnewyorker's favorite meeting spot, Spring Place is situated right on the cusp of Tribeca and Soho. With outstanding roof views, private restaurant boasting Chef Fabio's top line menu selections, and a tasty cocktail list - Spring Place is definitely a first-choice when considering a private-club membership in NYC.

Classic Car Club

A car-lover's mecca - Classic Car Club is located directly on the West Side Highway, right on the Hudson river and just next to the Blade heliport. From the most gorgeous sunsets in NYC at their outdoor terrace, to exceptional programming, to a social club spanning two stories with exquisite automotive design - the club also offers driving membership for their fleet of over 30 vintages and exotics from Ferraris to American muscle. The world famous club is definitely a @globalnewyorker's favorite hangout, especially during a sunset!

Apps to use

Snailz

RAPID Business Cards

@globalnewyorker

Brick & Portal

Snailz

Book nail appointments at over 200 New York City nail salons. The app has a wide variety of services to choose from - much beyond an extravagant array of nails offerings - including waxing, massages, eyebrows, eyelashes, and many others. Using this app, New Yorkers can find a salon nearby that does a specific service desired, compare prices, pay through the app (no more ruined polish from getting your wallet out), read verified reviews, earn rewards and cash back, but most importantly arrive to a salon with an appointment reserved through the app in style.

RAPID Business Cards

The RAPID Business Cards app is a must have for every New Yorker. It completely eliminates the need for business cards and introduces a seamless way to gain contact information from someone. It's simple, first you scan your business card and it automatically inputs the information into your new digital card. Next, anyone who points their camera at your business card will automatically have all of your information saved onto their phones. It's a revolutionary new app that will ultimately help the environment and revolutionize the business/networking world.

@globalnewyorker

@globalnewyorker is a travel + lifestyle guide curated by Anjelika Kour. Having traveled the globe extensively, @globalnewyorker gives a unique New Yorker spin on the world in her stories and recommendations, hence, keeping true to the definition of Global New Yorker. This app is a must have for every New Yorker, and for anyone who likes to explore the worlds most luxurious places.

Brick & Portal

Brick & Portal allows users to request and curate outfits for each other from a robust cornucopia of items found at top retailers such as Saks and Bloomingdales. A fashionista can now not just get asked for obscure fashion advice on what to wear on a special occasion, but get a concrete request with budget and event in mind. For the curator, the process is like dressing a barbie, gamified and exciting, where a complete look can also be sent to someone outside of the network - naturally spreading the word about this great new way to shop with friends online.

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