New York City

Everything you need for a kicking day or two in New York City...

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1. Breakfast @ Meatpacking

If you wake up in the arty Meatpacking district:  Cafe Gitane (inside the oh-so-hipster Jane Hotel) will serve you up a decent fruit-juice, coffee and their famous avocado toast for about $15  in a crumbling-Havana style atmos. The afternoon weekend brunch can be frantic so jet-lagged early risers will have …

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A. 9 9th Ave New York, NY 10014
Tel: +1 (212) 929-4844

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2. High-Line

Much loved and even more hyped The Highline makes for a great morning stroll (it gets increasingly crowded in the afternoon) that simultaneously raises interesting ideas about the conversion of dis-used urban spaces into native fauna-friendly parks. The inclusion of all kinds of public seating is also very welcome …

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3. Art / Meatpacking

From the Highline you can do a kind of art tour on 20th, 21st and 22nd street between 10th and 11th avenue – don’t miss Gagosian and Jonathan Llevine galleries.

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4. Lunch Downtown

Two hip addresses for a great NYC lunch that won’t break the bank… In Nolita, Cafe Gitane remains effortlessly cool in the way that only a French joint a la NYC can be. Frequented by hipsterish sorts –  Russian models, artists and other freelance coffee drinking types – the French/Moroccan …

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D. Cafe Gitane
242 Mott St
New York
Tel: +1 212 334 9552

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5. Downtown: New Museum – Hell Yes!

Post-Gitane head to the New Museum a contemporary art space that seeks to be almost anti-museum in approach – we’ll let you be the judge. The museum was designed by Pritzker Prize winning, Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA the building is a stack of seven boxes covered in …

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E. 235 Bowery New York, NY 10002
Tel: +1 212 343 0460

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6. Lunch Uptown

This elegant wood panelled dining room at the Neue Galerie  is one of our favourite places for brunch in NYC but it also does a very civilised lunch – think smoked salmon and blinis with lashings of dill.  Coffee-wise, embrace the pervading Viennese spirit order the melange. Warning: cake may …

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F. Cafe Sabarsky
1048 5th Ave
New York, NY
+1 12 628-6200

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7. Uptown: Guggenheim Museum

Post-Cafe Sabarksy it’s a short amble to the Guggenheim Museum. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum is a lure as much for the art as the architecture. This is one classic sight that never grows old …

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G. 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Tel: +1 (212) 423-3500

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8. Central Park

Central Park is always fabulous, regardless of the season. Invariably a busker will be playing jazz covers, providing that all important –”I’m in a Woody Allen movie”– kind of ambiance. If it’s sunny, it’s a nice place to settle down with a book, regardless of the weather this is the …

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H. 1 Central Park West New York, 10023
Tel: +1 (212) 310-6600

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9. American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History has brilliant new galleries devoted to evolution and so on, but what keeps us coming back are the beautiful dioramas, particularly those dedicated to North American wildlife …

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I. 200 Central Park West New York, NY 10024
Tel: +1 (212) 769-5100

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10. Dinner in Brooklyn

With Brooklyn entries such as Blanca and the Elm popping up on the city’s hot restaurant lists for NYC it seems there’s no escaping a visit to the other side… Of all the names associated with the Brooklyn food scene Frankies Spuntino is the one that pops up continuously. With two restaurants …

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J. Frankies Spuntino
457 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tel: +1 718 403 0033

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11. Cocktails

For  extremely civilised cocktails pull up a perch at the lovely, pint-sized Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar. Try the fiesty-sound ‘Bare Knuckle Cider’ or the wintery-themed ‘Snow Bird’ and soak up the atmosphere …

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K. Blue Ribbon
34 Downing Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: 212.691.0404

Open 7 days a week
4pm - 2am

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12. Supper in NYC

The city that never sleeps, and no it’s not just false advertising. Late supper menus in New York City kick in at around mid-night and go through till the early morning. You should definitely give it a try, just because you can. We suggest Balthazar, a beautiful, high-octane French brasserie …

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L. 80 Spring St New York, NY 10012
Tel: +1 (212) 965-1414