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The essential guide to New York City: Dining, Shopping and exploring
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The Essential Guide to New York City: Shopping, Dining &Exploring

Welcome to the second installment of my essential New York City Guide. In this part I’m going over suggestions on where to eat (all tried and tested), shop and hang out in the city! So let’s hit it off! Dining in New York City Restaurant Row at W46th street This street was an “insider” tip from a tour guide on a double-decker bus, which I cherish very much, since it’s a place full of noteworthy (and somewhat) budget friendly restaurants near Times Square. There are many restaurants you can try from, and the last few times I visited NYC I…

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The Essential Guide to New York City: Sightseeing & Museums
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The Essential Guide to New York City – Sightseeing & Museums

Most of my travel tips posts (mini guides, exploring city X) come from my wish to share you with you the places I’ve been and things I’ve done either in my home country or abroad, so that you can take note and be inspired for upcoming tips. And then there is this type of lengthy “guide” type of posts (essential guide to X), which actually stem from emails and suggestions that I’ve written for friends. Which is the case with guide to New York City as well; I’ve visited the city 3 times so far, covered the “basics” (twice) and…

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A walk from Soho to World Trade Center, New York City
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A walk from SoHo to World Trade Center, New York City

Looking through my New York City photos I realized there is one more walk I’d like to share with you: from SoHo to One World Trade Center via Little Italy and TriBeCa. I also realized that I’ve walked a pretty good part of Manhattan’s west side from Columbia University to Battery Park missing only a few spots in Hell’s Kitchen. Next time I visit New York City I should probably explore the East Side more! Now let’s get on with our walk. SoHo My walk started from Houston street and it’s actually a continuation of my Greenwich Village wanderings. SoHo is…

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a walk in Upper West Side, New York City
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A walk in Upper West Side, NYC

Keeping up with my walks around New York City, here’s the longest one that I undertook. I spent a whole morning walking down the Upper West Side from Columbia University down to Columbus Circus (with a break for lunch). In my past visits in New York City I passed by the area with the hop on hop off bus, but didn’t remember a thing. I did some research on what to see (architecture mainly) and then set out on my walk! Columbia University + Morningside Heights I made Columbia University my starting point since I wanted to explore the grounds…

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a walk in Brooklyn and Williamsburg
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A walk in Brooklyn & Williamsburg

When I revisit a city for second or third time I tend to visit some old favorites (neighborhoods or restaurants) and explore new places as well! In the case of New York City, Greenwich village has been my favorite neighborhood, which I tend to re-visit, but Brooklyn and Williamsburg were (almost) new to me and I was eager to explore those neighborhoods back in April, since I had heard so much about them! I started my walk from Downtown Brooklyn (Jay St – Metro Tech station) and walked towards Brooklyn Heights. This neighborhood is filled with brownstone buildings which once…

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a walk in Greenwich Village | Aspects of Style
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A walk around Greenwich Village, NYC

Today I want to introduce you to my favorite neighborhood in New York City: Greenwich Village. As per Wikipedia “Greenwich Village has been known as an artists’ haven, the Bohemian capital, the cradle of the modern LGBT movement, and the East Coast birthplace of both the Beat and ’60s counterculture movements.” Needless to say that I didn’t know any of these when I visited Greenwich Village 5 years ago, but it stole my heart! Greenwich Village has lots to explore: shopping streets, interesting architecture, Universities and Sex and the City spots! Need I say more? Today I’m taking you on a little tour in the Village…

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3 restaurants in NYC worth visiting

New York City is one of the few cities, where I had a problem finding a decent restaurant. Of course that was why I was looking in all the wrong places like Times Square and Pier 17. The good thing was, that the extremely bubbly tour guide on the doubledecker bus to Brooklyn gave us the best tip: head to Hell’s Kitchen. Long story short I never made it to Hell’s Kitchen, but I found out Restaurant Row (aka W46th street) with lots of options that never disappoint (tried 2 different restaurants, both very good). During my last visit in…

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Brooklyn Bridge

Initially I wanted to share with you a lovely sunset photo that I captured the other day and shared on Instagram. But I really wanted to take part in this week’s photo challenge, so here’s a (almost) symmetric photo of Brooklyn Bridge in NYC! More info about things to see and do in New York City: Three Days in NYC, One World Trade Center, 7 things I enjoyed in NYC  

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3 Days in New York City

Last week I showed you some snippets from New York City and mainly the festive decorations, so now it’s time for a proper photo diary about the places I (re)visited and the restaurants that I dined! Oh yes, food is important for me in NYC because during my first visit I had a hard time finding decent (meaning non fast food) places to eat, except for the ones that my friends had recommended! But this time I was prepared and I had a few favorite from the first time! So brace yourselves and hop on board because this is going to…

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One World Trade Center

New York City has a new addition to its skyline: One World Trade Center which officially opened its doors in November 2014. After seeing it in early stages almost 5 years ago, I was delighted to see it complete as well as visit the 9/11 Memorial. Related post about New York City: Three days in NYC, Festive NYC, 7 Things I enjoyed in NYC, 3 restaurants in NYC worth visiting, A walk around Greenwich Village  

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Festive New York City

Hello and Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best for 2015! If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw that I spent the last few days of 2014 in New York City (although I rang the New Year back in Boston)! It was not my first time in the city, but seeing it all lit up and decorated was a unique experience! Of course I have many photos and tips to share from my visit, but this post is about the decorations that I liked the most: – the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in 5th avenue inspired by…

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