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Introducing New York

Ah New York, New York. The city of yellow cabs, skyscrapers, pizza slices and so many clichés. It pains us that in a town of infinite possibilities, New York newbies stick to the same old script of crowded museums, over-priced restaurants and Meatpacking mega-clubs. This city has so, SO much more to offer than its mid-town tourist traps and that West Village cupcake shop you saw on Sex and the City once. The people and places that make New York so magnificent cannot be located on its Wikipedia page; the crazy, over-the-top chefs in Chinatown, the shuffleboard aficionados in Brooklyn, the seductive perfumers in SoHo, the cinephiles in Williamsburg and the fashion curators in Bed Stuy are not so easily found in a Google search. But you’ll find them here, on our list; because we believe that a guide to New York should be just as diverse as the city itself. Opt for the bizarre, expect the unexpected and dare to go out of your comfort zone; the real New York is so much better than the postcard.

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ACE @ 14th Street or L @ 8th Avenue
£££
Dimes restaurant New York

Dimes

F @ East Broadway
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paul wagtouicz yves assorted brunch

Yves

1 @ Franklin Street Station and A,C,E @ Canal Street Station
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byredo new york shop

Byredo

C, E @ Spring Street
£££
otte shop boutique new york

OTTE

1 @ Franklin Street
££££
STORY shopping new york love

STORY

C E @ 23rd Street
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bird new york boutique fashion shoes clothes

Bird

L @ Bedford Avenue
££

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acme bar new york drink

ACME

B,D,F,M @ Broadway-Lafayette St Station
£££
sisters bar brooklyn new york feature

Sisters

A,C @ Clinton-Washington Avenue
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Editor's Tips

  1. Most subway stations have separate entrances depending on the direction you’re travelling in. Make sure you get in the right one.
  2. Don’t bother with yellow cabs; Ubers are everywhere in New York and tend to be a much nicer experience.
  3. That said, if you’re traveling at rush hour (8AM - 10AM and 5PM - 8PM) then your best bet is to take the subway. Trust us, traffic can be insane.
  4. Don’t forget to tip. Servers in restaurants, bars, sit-down cafés and salons make their wages from tips and expect 20 per cent at a minimum unless you’re instructed otherwise.
  5. Weather can be extreme in New York. Winters are famous for freezing temperatures and blizzards, while summers get swelteringly hot. Don’t take anything for granted and check the weather shortly before you travel. (Beware: in summer shops, restaurants and hotels crank up the air-con so dress in light layers).
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