Tag Archives | NYC

Top 40 Free Attractions In New York City

New York City is not only an expensive place to live, it can also be a pricey city to visit. NYC’s most famous attractions have entrance fees, but why not explore the Big Apple without spending a cent? Lonely Planet has compiled an excellent list of the top forty free attractions in New York City; [...]

Halal Food Cart Vendor – New York City Street Meat

One of the great things (and there are many) about eating in New York City is that you can find amazing food at any level of price and formality, from grand Michelin star restaurants all the way down to food trucks. The quality and variety of street food sold in New York has increased enormously [...]

NUTS 4 NUTS – New York City Street Food Cart

A New York City legend, and a New York original, NUTS 4 NUTS are street food stalls around Manhattan that sell, you guessed it, all natural honey-roasted nuts! These portable carts are found on multiple corners around the city, and you can smell whiffs of their intoxicating aromas from blocks away. This cart was right [...]

Manhattan’s Lower East Side – The Real Housewives Of New York City’s Zarin Fabrics

New York City’s Lower East Side was traditionally an immigrant, working class neighborhood. But it has undergone rapid gentrification into a “hipster” hood in recent years, and is now home to trendy dining establishments along the area’s Clinton Street restaurant row and upscale shopping boutiques. I’m a big reality show junkie, as seen here and [...]

Macy’s New York City – World’s Largest Department Store?

Marketed as “the world’s largest store” and a registered New York City landmark, Macy’s is more a shopping empire than mere retailer. The company produces the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which has been held in New York City annually since 1924. But the store dates back even longer than that – it began as [...]

New York City’s Flatiron Building In Manhattan

Located on Fifth Avenue between 22nd and 23rd streets, the Flatiron Building is one of New York City’s famous landmarks and one the most unique architectures in Manhattan. Shaped like an iron, the apex of the building is just six feet wide, and expands into a limestone wedge adorned with Gothic and Renaissance details of [...]

We Found The Best Americano In New York City!

Dean & DeLuca serves the best Americanos in New York City! Located in the New York Times building, this ultra-chic gourmet café also bakes scrumptious pastries like “pretzel croissants”. Read our full review at Eating In Vancouver. Dean & DeLuca New York Times Building 620 8th Ave Retail Space B Tel: 212.221.0308 Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-7pm [...]

New York City’s Shake Shack Serves The Best Burgers!

Have you ever experienced the glory of a Shake Shack burger? You don’t know what you’re missing! Relish the photo below and read our full review at Eating in Vancouver for all the juicy details. Shake Shack 691 8th Ave, New York, NY Tel: (646) 435-0135 shakeshack.com

New York City’s World Famous Empire State Building

Your trip to New York City isn’t complete without visiting Manhattan’s world famous Empire State Building! The Empire State, its name derived from the nickname for New York, is an office building and communications tower featuring an art deco design, typical of pre–World War II architecture in NY. The 102-story landmark is located in the [...]

Saturdays Surf NYC

While I’m on the subject of unique shops in downtown Manhattan’s SoHo district (DASH and Wooster Social Club), I wanted to highlight another standout joint: Saturdays Surf NYC (surf shop/coffeehouse/clothing store). It’s an innovative store to suit a lifestyle occupied with surfing, living and working in New York City. In addition to boards, wetsuits and [...]

NY Ink: Ami James’ Wooster Street Social Club

I had previously mentioned my reality-show guilty pleasures, one of them being NY Ink. So how excited was I to discover NY Ink’s Wooster Street Social Club while touring NYC’s trendy SoHo (“SOuth of HOuston” street) neighborhood! The famed tattoo parlor/art gallery was a lovely space, and there were lots of customers gettin’ inked. Sadly, [...]

Kardashians’ DASH In New York City’s SoHo

I have a few reality-show guilty pleasures, namely the Kardashian and NY Ink TV programs (at least I don’t watch ghetto Jersey Shore!). Both shows have famous shops in New York City, and luckily for me, I got the chance to visit their Manhattan stores during our recent trip to NY. Kourtney, Kim and Khloé [...]