We are always on the lookout for new and exciting insider spots throughout New York, so that you too, can experience New York City like a local. Whether it’s the city’s best known attractions or its hidden secrets off the beaten path – we’ve explored all corners for you!
Our New York Insider Guides
We do our very best to keep our insider guides up to date at all times and work hard to constantly add new and relevant information to it. Our goal is to have you be perfectly prepared and ready to explore your favorite New York neighborhoods right away. In each of the neighborhood guides, you will find the best shopping spots, bars, restaurants, rooftop bars, the best hotels in the area and, naturally, the must-see attractions the respective neighborhood has to offer!
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Hip & Trendy
You’re walking through the streets as you spot bearded men in flannel shirts in the distance. They are wearing sunglasses with thick black frames. The women next to them are wearing small, black hats that cover their autumn color hair, falling onto their leather jackets and ponchos. The group is drinking from Mason jars and eating sweet potato fries topped with truffle mayo served on wooden boards. What do you do?
You are using the front camera of your smartphone to ensure your mustache is twisted properly - or - your pastel colored clutch that you just snagged from a fancy pop-up store is hanging off your shoulder. You're happily walking toward the crowd.
You're curious about these people. You decide to observe them from a closer distance, as you wanted to head that way anyway.
You're not really in the mood for a circus, so you decide to turn around and go somewhere else.
Food & Drink
You’re enjoying your day in New York. When your stomach starts rumbling, you decide to…
... get a quick snack to satisfy your hunger
... look for a top restaurant nearby to sit down and eat, because what could possibly make the day better than a great meal?
... ignore it! Time is too precious to spend at restaurants.
You’re strolling through a park and observe a family having a picnic. Immediately, the sight makes you..
... smile, because spending quality family time is the best thing in the world!
... think that you could really use a cold beer and a hot dog right now.
... laugh, because (thank God)- you're by yourself and don't need to take care of anybody. Instead you're free to do whatever you want!
For you, meeting fellow tourists in the most amazing places in the world is like…
... a bonfire at camp: the perfect opportunity to learn incredible stories.
... a night at a wild party followed by a nasty hangover. You can't have one without the other.
... a large glas of expired milk: simply the worst!
We say shopping, you say…
... Michael Kors meets Sex and the City
... drop a new item into the online cart and click "Order Now".
You and nightlife, that’s like…
... the cast of the Jersey Shore out first pumping.
... Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in the Golden Havana Bar.
... two bears hibernating in their cave for the winter
Art & Culture
Back in 2015, one of Picasso’s art pieces was auctioned for a record breaking $200 million. What’s your first thought?
A masterpiece like this belongs into a museum, so everybody can enjoy it.
I would sell my last shirt to own one of Picasso's works.
Who would have thought that Pokemon could paint!
Our Manhattan Insider Guides
The Best Things to do at Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards in Manhattan is the newest neighborhood in the city. It's pretty much a...
Things to Do in Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan has endless skyscrapers, full sidewalks and streets filled with honking taxis. This part...
Things To Do in Flatiron and Gramercy
Located to the east of Chelsea, the neighborhoods of Gramercy and Flatiron in New York...
Things To Do in Harlem
Harlem is the cultural center of African American culture in the United States. It's the...
Things To Do in The Bronx
The Bronx. It's the only borough of New York City, that is physically attached to...
Things to Do in Chinatown NYC
This is definitely one of the places you don't want to miss visiting when you...
Things To Do in Tribeca
Tribeca is still relatively unknown to New York City tourists and is not on everyone's...
Things To Do in The Lower East Side
Known a few years ago for the city's best bagels and exciting bargains, Manhattan's Lower...
Things To Do in the Upper West Side
The nearly 4.3 mile stretch between the western part of Central Park and the Hudson...
The Best Things to do in SoHo
SoHo stands for south of Houston and is a world famous shopping paradise and artist district...
Things To Do in East Village
Originally part of the Lower East Side, New York's East Village, through its multi-cultural influences...
Things To Do in the Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is home to some of the wealthiest individuals and families. There...
Our Brooklyn Insider Guides
Things to Do in DUMBO
What was once an area known for shipping and warehouses is now a go-to spot...
Things To Do in Coney Island and Brighton Beach
New York City's Coney Island has become one of the best in New York City....
Best Things to do in Williamsburg Brooklyn
Loved by musicians, artists, and the creatives of NYC, Williamsburg has become increasingly popular and has grown...
Things To Do in Red Hook
Industrial designs, vacant warehouses, fabulous views of New York harbor and the Statue of Liberty...
Things to do in Brooklyn
Not long ago, Manhattan was the only place to be when visiting New York City....
Things To Do in Park Slope
Believe the hype. Park Slope & Prospect Heights in Brooklyn are neighborhoods that are currently...
Our Queens Insider Guides
Things To Do in Flushing and Corona in Queens
The northern part of Queens is full of sights and sounds. We feel like people...
Things to Do in Long Island City
Long Island City (LIC) in Queens (not to be confused with Long Island) is an...
Things To Do in Astoria
Astoria is located on the northwestern part of Queens right next to the East River...