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!

If you have any questions or would like to share a cool discovery with us, feel free to contact maureen@loving-newyork.com

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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!


Attractions in New York


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".

  • ... *facepalm*



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

Things To Do in Flatiron and GramercyLocated to the east of Chelsea, the neighborhoods of Gramercy and Flatiron in New York...Read more Things To Do in HarlemHarlem is the cultural center of African American culture in the United States. It's the...Read more Things To Do in The BronxThe Bronx. It's the only borough of New York City, that is physically attached to...Read more Things to Do in Chinatown NYCThis is definitely one of the places you don't want to miss visiting when you...Read more Things To Do in TribecaTribeca is still relatively unknown to New York City tourists and is not on everyone's...Read more Things To Do in The Lower East SideKnown a few years ago for the city's best bagels and exciting bargains, Manhattan's Lower...Read more Things To Do in the Upper West SideThe nearly 4.3 mile stretch between the western part of Central Park and the Hudson...Read more The Best Things to do in SoHoSoHo stands for south of Houston and is a world famous shopping paradise and artist district...Read more Things To Do in East VillageOriginally part of the Lower East Side, New York's East Village, through its multi-cultural influences...Read more Things To Do in the Upper East SideThe Upper East Side is home to some of the wealthiest people. There are luxury...Read more Things to Do in Greenwich VillageNYC has so many neighborhoods that are truly unique in their own way. One of...Read more The Best Things to Do in the Meatpacking DistrictThe Meatpacking District counts as one of New York's hippest districts. While it started off...Read more
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Our Brooklyn Insider Guides

Best Things to do in Williamsburg BrooklynLoved by musicians, artists, and the creatives of NYC, Williamsburg has become increasingly popular and has grown...Read more Things To Do in Red HookIndustrial designs, vacant warehouses, fabulous views of New York harbor and the Statue of Liberty...Read more Things to do in BrooklynNot long ago, Manhattan was the only place to be when visiting New York City....Read more Things To Do in Park SlopeBelieve the hype. Park Slope & Prospect Heights in Brooklyn are neighborhoods that are currently...Read more

Our Queens Insider Guides

Things to Do in Long Island CityLong Island City (LIC) in Queens (not to be confused with Long Island) is an...Read more Things To Do in AstoriaAstoria is located on the northwestern part of Queens right next to the East River...Read more
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