New York is energetic. Especially in Summer when the temperatures fluctuate around 30 degrees. If you walk through Madison Square Park in the evening, it seems like the people from New York have moved from their homes to the park. You see friends catching up while eating a burger and people do Tai Chi exercises, let their dogs out or listen to some music. The same goes for other green spots in the city like Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can visit Erwin Worm’s Hotdog Bus. And the new Domino Park in Williamsburg where you overlook the skyline of Manhattan from a lounge chair.


View over Manhattan

In Greenpoint, people drink wine or beer in front of a cool restaurant and while the sun slowly sets I take the East River Ferry back to Manhattan. We also stop at Long Island where I see couples over 50s dancing the tango and a large group of yogis performing sun salutations. All have a view of the skyscrapers on the other side of the river. When I’m back in my hotel, the city is still buzzing, especially on the roof terrace called Good Behavior on the 18th floor of the MADE Hotels. Where the cocktails are fresh, and the view of the Empire State Building is phenomenal.


The New York Guide

New York is also happening concerning new hotspot openings. I mainly concentrated on neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, Soho, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and the NoMad district this time. That is because the hotspot density is the highest. From a Mexican restaurant for vegans to a restaurant and shop set up by the hottest designers in New York: they are all in The New York Guide (# 003).


For now, I like to take you with me to what struck me in New York this time. Enjoy!



















  • Caty

    02.07.2018 at 13:08 Reply

    Hoi Pauilne, altijd heerlijk je verhalen te lezen. Nu ga ik september naar New York. Drie jaar geleden was ik daar ook en toen heb ik je gids gekocht. Is de gids die nu aangeboden wordt, zo goed als dezelfde gids van 3 jaar geleden of is die helemaal aangepast? Alvast bedankt en reis heerlijk verder!

    • Pauline Egge

      02.07.2018 at 14:26 Reply

      Hoi Caty, wat leuk om te horen! Het is zo’n heerlijke stad en in september zal het helemaal mooi zijn. Hoop ooit nog in de herfst te gaan. Je had dus de eerste gids (#001)? Uiteraard blijven de pareltjes erin, maar dan aangevuld met de nieuwste openingen. Ik dubbelcheck ook altijd of alles nog open is en de spots die immers gesloten zijn, staan er dan niet meer in. Veel voorbereidingsplezier! Groetjes, Pauline

  • Blanca

    02.07.2018 at 12:16 Reply

    Hello, I like a lot your travel to NY, one question in your guide you have information to travel with kids?
    I’m going this Christmas with my 2 kids (11 & 12 years ol)
    Thank you

    • Pauline Egge

      02.07.2018 at 10:48 Reply

      Thank you Blanca! The guide doesn’t have a kids-section, as it it divided into eat, shop and stay categories. Of course lots of places are child-friendly! Enjoy New York!

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