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A Resident's Guide to New York City

A Resident’s Guide to Hawaii

Danielle Scherman

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Copyright 2015 Danielle Scherman

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The Barefoot Agent

Danielle Scherman

For all Your Real Estate Needs in Manhattan, the Hamptons & Hawaii!

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

 

Cell: 808.782.7576

26 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

[email protected]

www.elliman.com/dnlls

About Danielle

Danielle Scherman is an island girl, born and raised in the bustling beach town of Kailua, Hawaii. She now called New York City home and relishes in its bustling real estate market.

 

From a million dollar dirt lot to a beachside mansion, Danielle has sold nearly $8,000,000 worth of real estate in just the last year and she has joined Coldwell Banker’s Million Dollar Club.

 

Danielle exudes positivity and passion for her work and she focuses to meet the needs of her clients. Those who have worked with her appreciate her attentiveness, intuitiveness and efficiency. Her friendly, outgoing personality makes working with her fun, while her professionalism and “honesty and diligence” help inspire the right decisions.

 

With a burning desire to help others, Danielle gives back to her community as a supporter of several charities. Out of a personal passion to help cancer survivors, she produces an annual 10,000 person Block Part, which raises $30,000 annually for the Boys and Girls Club and Castle Medical Center’s Chemotherapy Clinic.

 

She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii (BA in Sociology) and George Washington University (Event Management Certification). When not scouring the market in search of a perfect property, Danielle loves traveling and learning about different cultures. She also loves to run, sail, hike, and spend time with family and friends.

Contributors

Carol Han

Founder & CEO, CA Creative

Hometown: Aiea, HI

 

Caroline Mcgurk

Senior Sales Consultant, Google & YouTube

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

 

Danielle Scherman

Real Estate Agent, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Hometown: Kailua, HI

 

Marc Simon

Film Producer/Entertainment Lawyer Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Shepard, LLP

Hometown: Livingston, NJ

 

Megan Smyth

Founder & CEO, Fit Reserve

Hometown: New York, NY

 

Angela Rastegar Campbell

Founder & CEO, Agora Fund

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

The Real NYC with

Danielle Scherman

TIME SAVING TIPS

NYC is the land of instant gratification. I order everything online. I grocery shop with goodeggs.com for organic groceries straight from local farmers, and costco orders from instacart.com; and I use Google Express checkout and Amazon Prime for all household items.

 

GlamSquad ◊ 212.202.2938

www.glamsquad.com

An in-home beauty service in NYC that provides on-demand hair, make up and nails.

 

HOW TO GET AROUND & STAY IN THE KNOW

Keep updated with the New York Post app, Yimby.com and Curbed for real estate news!

 

Hop Stop & Via

www.hopstop.com ◊ www.ridewithvia.com

HopStop provides door-to-door transit, walking, biking directions to help navigate the city. Book $5 taxi rides with Via from your phone!

 

Don’t Miss: Explore the city by bike, spend time in Central Park, visit Williamsburg.

 

GREAT GIFT GIVING

Aloha Crate

www.alohacrate.com

The first Hawaii Subscription Box. Send a friend some aloha with authentic treats from Hawaii.

 

Dry Bar ◊ 222 East 34th Street

www.drybar.com

Drybar is a brand new “blow dry bar” concept created around a very simple idea: No cuts. No color. Just blowouts! Gift an “up-do” to a friend!

 

Kitchen Surfing ◊ 578 Broadway

www.kitchensurfing.com

Treat a friend to a weeknight dinner for $25 per person, prepared in their home by a personal chef.

 

Minanoto Mochi ◊ 509 Madison Avenue

www.kitchoan.com

A modern sweet shop in Manhattan selling artisanal Japanese desserts and wagashi made from rice, beans, and sugar.

 

Minibar

www.minibardelivery.com

Download the app and send wine and cocktails to your friends. Delivered right to their door within 30-60 minutes.

 

Zabar’s ◊ 2245 Broadway Street

www.zabars.com

Send a friend a gift from the Big Apple!

 

DANIELLE’S FAVORITE EATS

First off, you’ll need some help getting a rezzie at a hotspot. Try Rezhound (www.rezhound.com)

and OpenTable (www.opentable.com).

 

ABC Kitchen ◊ 35 E 18th Street

www.abchome.com/eat/abc-kitchen

Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten invitesyou to enjoy award-winning cuisine, curated inalignment with the farm-to-table movement.

 

 

Bar Pitti ◊ 268 6th Ave

Blackboard specials supplement the small menu at this Italian spot known for its glamorous crowd.

Inexpensive yet authentic Italian food with sidewalk seating – get there early, they don’t take reservations.

 

The Beatrice Inn ◊ 285 W 12th Street

www.thebeatriceinn.com

A West Village restaurant and cocktail bar specializing in New American cuisine.

 

Cafe Gitane ◊ 242 Mott Street

www.cafegitanenyc.com

Unassuming French restaurant with great food and good for celebrity sightings.

 

Cotenna ◊ 21 Bedford

A quaint restaurant serving bustling and authentic

Italian eatery, classic pastas and hearty meat dishes plus wine and cocktails in tiny digs with a bar.

 

Dirty French at the Ludlow Hotel

◊ 180 Ludlow Street

www.dirtyfrench.com

A French Bistro whose flavors restyled with flavorsthat explore the depth of the global French culinary influence. Reservations made one month in advance.

 

The East Pole ◊ 133 E 65th Street

www.theeastpolenyc.com

Creative pub bites & signature drinks from a British tavern sporting a spare-but-chic decor.

 

EATALY ◊ 200 5th Avenue

www.eataly.com

Eataly is the largest Italian marketplace in the world, comprising a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail tems, and a cooking school.

 

The Little Owl ◊ 90 Bedford Street

www.thelittleowlnyc.com

Meatball sliders top a list of Mediterranean-New American favorites at this popular little spot.

 

Magnolia’s Cupcakes ◊ 401 Bleecker Street

www.magnoliabakery.com

A West Village patisserie known for their cupcakes. It was featured in Saturday Night Live, Sex and the City, and The Devil Wears Prada.

 

Morandi ◊ 211 Waverly Place

www.morandiny.com

Morandi never gets old – delicious rustic trattoria and Italian food with a great scene.

 

Polo Club ◊ 1 E 55th Street

Handsome American restaurant by designer Ralph Lauren, serving classic dishes, bar bites & drinks refined, yet casual setting.

 

Red Farm Restaurant ◊ 529 Hudson Street

www.redfarmnyc.com

Upscale Chinese restaurant with a wide range of dim sum.

 

2nd Avenue Deli ◊ 162 E 33rd Street

www.2ndavenuedeli.com

Tasty Jewish deli and matzah ball soup.

 

DANIELLE’S FAVORITE BARS

Baccarat Hotel ◊ 28 West 53rd Street

www.baccarathotels.com

This old-world, art- and crystal-filled hotel in Midtown Manhattan is across the street from the Museum of Modern Art. A chic restaurant serves modern French cuisine. For a fun scene and an upscale happy hour on a Thursday afternoon.

 

The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel ◊ 2 Lexington Avenue

www.gramercyparkhotel.com/nightlife

Exclusive, swanky hotel bar with a fireplace, solid walnut bar & Andy Warhol art. The lounge’s intimate music showcases, known as the Rose Bar Sessions, offer guests exclusive performances from artists like Axl Rose, Dave Navarro, and Liza Minnelli. There’s a happening jazz night every Thursday evening.

 

North River Lobster Company ◊ Pier 81

www.northriverlobsterco.com

It’s free to board this three-story boat, but it also sets sail for 45 minutes at various times of the day! Board for a fun outdoor happy hour or fresh seafood, light fare, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer and a raw bar.

 

DANIELLE’S FAVORITE WEEKEND ESCAPES

Buttermilk Falls

www.buttermilkfallsinn.com

Explore Buttermilk Falls State Parks with hiking trails though woodlands along the gorge and rim, picnic areas, camping grounds and playing fields.

 

Cold Springs on the Hudson

Great for a day hike, small boutique shopping and cute restaurants – and if you want to stay the night, check out this quaint BNB called the Pig Hill Inn: www.pighillinn.com

 

The Hamptons

New Yorkers escape the heat of the city by spending their weekends in the Hamptons. My favorite restaurant/bars in the Hamptons are Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, Surf Lodge, Navy Beach and Crow’s Nest in Montauk.

 

Twin Farms

www.twinfarms.com

An all-inclusive resort and spa in Vermont steeped in romance and folklore. Three hundred acres of wildflowers, rolling hills, wandering trails.

 

Nantucket

Nantucket is my favorite summer time destination. It’s a 5 hour drive or 30 minute plane ride from NYC. It’s a small, quaint island with cobble stone streets, great beaches and bike paths, and fantastic restaurants and shopping. A few of my favorite spots there are: The Club Car for late night singing, The Gazebo for mud slides, Walter’s for the most amazing clam chowder, Cru and The Galley for dinner.

 

DANIELLE’S FAVORITE SUMMER ACTIVITES

Arthur Avenue

www.arthuravenuebronx.com

Get out of the city and explore the Bronx, the real Little Italy of New York. The best place for bread, pasta, meat, pastries, espresso machines, the only place to buy Italian sausage, and more.

 

Grand Banks Pier 25

www.grandbanks.com

Bike the West Side Highway, brunch on a boat at Grand Banks Pier 25,

Hudson River Park.

Grimauldi’s ◊ 1 Front Street

www.grimaldis.com

Walk or bike the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy pizza at Grimaldi’s.

 

Morgenstern’s Ice Cream ◊ 2 Rivington Street

Stop by Morgenstern’s Ice Cream for a contemporary twist on the typical ice cream parlor, and head a couple blocks to The Elizabeth Street Garden nearby to enjoy and relax.

 

Shakespeare in Central Park

www.centralpark.com/guide/activities/shakespeare-in-the-park.html

Free Shakespeare in the Park is an annual event that is held at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. It includes two productions by the Public Theater, and attendance is free.

 

Smorgasburg

www.smorgasburg.com

Check out Smorgasburg, an outdoor Food Truck Rally that takes place in Brooklyn every weekend from April to November.

 

Sylvia’s Restaurant ◊ 328 Malcolm X Boulevard

www.sylviasrestaurant.com

For a most unusual Gospel Brunch experience, check out Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem on Sundays – great soul food (think fried chicken and waffles). Be sure to make a reservation in advance!

 

Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic

The Annual Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic kicks off the summer polo season at Liberty State Park at the end of May. Join Veuve Clicquot for an exciting afternoon of polo viewing while enjoying a flute of champagne.

 

Trapeze School ◊ 353 West Street

www.newyork.trapezeschool.com

Learn to fly at the Trapeze School on the West Side Highway. TSNY offers classes in flying trapeze, static trapeze, silks, rope & more

 

PLACES DANIELLE IS EXCITED TO TRY NEXT

Stonover Farm in the Berkshires

www.stonoverfarm.com

A luxury BNB on the beautiful and serene landscape of Lenox, MA, just a short walk away from Tanglewood.

 

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

www.bluehillfarm.com

Sourcing from the surrounding fields and pasture and highlighting the abundant resources of the Hudson Valley.

Creative NYC activities with

Carol Han

CAROL’S FAVORITE APPS & SITES FOR LIVING IN NYC

Immaculate Infatuation has great restaurant reviews, and the New York Times has an app called The Scoop that gives great recommendations for bars and restaurants.

 

CAROL’S FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Buvette ◊ 42 Grove Street

www.buvette.com

Popular, pint-sized bistro offers French small-plates menu at breakfast, lunch & dinner open late.

 

Cocoron Soba ◊ 61 Delancey Street #1

www.cocoron-soba.com

Broth-based soba & sake highlight the menu of this small, unpretentious Japanese noodle shop.

 

Dimes ◊ 49 Canal Street

www.dimesnyc.com

Eclectic, health-conscious Californian-style fare dished in a minimalist, white-&-blond-wood space.

 

Ivan Ramen ◊ 25 Clinton Street

www.ivanramen.com

Tokyo’s most unlikely noodle joint.

 

Prune Restaurant ◊ 54 E 1st Street

www.prunerestaurant.com

Chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s New American fare draws long lines at this tiny eatery known for brunch.

 

CAROL’S FAVORITE BARS

EDITION Hotel ◊ 5 Madison Avenue (Entrance on E 24th Syreet)

www.editionhotels.com

Expansive yet intimate, with oversized floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Madison Square Park, the lobby bar’s subtle play of modern and period design embodies The New York EDITION¹s casual elegance.

 

The Happiest Hour ◊ 121 W 10th Street

www.happiesthournyc.com

Cocktail lounge with a horseshoe bar, tiki-inspired dining area & jazzy, intimate downstairs space.

 

CAROL’S FAVORITE SHOPS

John Derian ◊ 6 E 2nd Street

www.johnderian.com

Eclectic & fashionable dealer of upscale home-decor items & an unusual assortment of gifts.

 

Mociun ◊ 224 Wythe Avenue

www.mociun.com

Minimalist store for designer offering home textiles, ceramics & jewelry plus beauty & home goods.

 

Nalata Nalata ◊ 2 Extra Place

www.nalatanalata.com

Nalata Nalata is a retail experience founded on the belief that purchasing and learning about the product should go hand-in-hand.

 

Sprout Home ◊ 44 Grand Street

www.nalatanalata.com

Spacious offshoot of Chicago garden center selling flowers, plants & planters, with outdoor terrace.

 

CAROL’S HIDDEN GEMS

There’s a tiny little stand at the Union Square farmers’ market on Saturdays called Fifth Floor Kitchen that sells the most delicious rice and nut rolls. Sounds weird and suspiciously healthy, but they are amazing.

 

CAROL’S FAVORITE WEEKEND ESCAPES

Montauk, Hudson, Phoenicia, Lake George

 

CAROL CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

My daily yoga practice! I practice at Yoga Shanti and Sky Ting, both amazing studios and little havens of peace.

 

PLACES CAROL IS EXCITED TO TRY NEXT

Cosme ◊ 35 E 2st Street

www.cosmenyc.com

Mexican share plates made with local ingredients & tequila & mezcal in sleek digs with a big bar.

 

Shuko ◊ 35 E 2st Street

www.shukonyc.com

Compact, omakase-only Japanese choice for upscale sushi or more elaborate kaiseki meals.

Shopping in NYC with

Caroline McGurk

CAROLINE’S FAVORITE SHOPS

Bergdorf Goodman ◊ 754 5th Avenue

www.bergdorfgoodman.com

The latest designs from Prada, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana.

 

INA

www.inanyc.com

New York’s most established designer consignment store. Designer clothing, shoes, accessories, and vintage. There are many locations in NYC – the best are the ones in Soho, Noho/Bleecker Street.

 

The Real Real

www.therealreal.com

Designer consignment from luxury brands such as Chanel, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton

 

Don’t Miss: Chelsea Market Sample Sales (www.chelseamarket.com/index.php/events),

The Highline in the Meat Packing District (www.thehighline.org)

 

 

CAROLINE’S FAVORITE DESIGNER CONSIGNMENTS

Michael’s Consignment ◊ 1041 Madison Avenue

www.michaelsconsignment.com

 

Fisch for the Hip ◊ 88 1/2 7th Avenue

www.fischforthehip.com

 

Second Chance Resale (Chelsea) ◊ 155 Prince Street

www.asecondchanceresale.com

 

CAROLINE’S FAVORITE SAMPLE SALES

Be sure to sign up for email newsletters at these designer sample sale sites:

 

◊ Clothing Line

www.clothingline.com

 

◊ Prive

www.shop.theprive.com/signup.html

 

◊ Racked

www.ny.racked.com/tags/sample-sales

 

◊ The Stylish City

www.thestylishcity.com/nyc-sample-sales-this-week

 

 

CAROLINE’S FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Central Park ◊ Spring/Summer/Fall

www.centralparknyc.com

Check out the events at the park or enjoy a walk or a run on the resovoir.

 

Central Park Screen on the Green

Enjoy a movie night at the park.

 

Outdoor Movies on the Hudson River

www.hudsonriverpark.org

Enjoy a movie on the Hudson River Park.

 

 

CAROLINE’S FAVORITE MUSEUMS

911 Memorial

www.911memorial.org

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the principal memorial and museum, respectively, commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001 and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993.

 

The Modern Museum of Art (MOMA) ◊ 1000 5th Avenue

www.moma.org

The largest art museum in the US contains more than two million works.

 

The Metropolitan Musuem of Art (MET) ◊ 11 W 53rd Street

www.metmuseum.org

Identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. Be sure to have a cocktail at the Rooftop Garden!

 

The Whitney ◊ 99 Gansevoort Street

www.whitney.org/About/NewBuilding

An art museum that focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art.

 

 

CAROLINE’S HIDDEN GEMS

The Elk Coffee Shop ◊ 128 Charles Street

www.theelknyc.com

Rustic cafe specializing in coffees, teas & daytime bites, with shelves of home items for sale.

 

Fedora ◊ 239 West 4th Street

www.fedoranyc.com

Basement space with a chic speakeasy vibe dishes out trendy cocktails and French-American fare.

 

La Esquina ◊ 114 Kenmare Street

www.esquinanyc.com

This casual corner taqueria hides a dimly lit subterranean brasserie serving upmarket Mexican fare.Be sure to visit the hidden restaurant downstairs!

 

Morandi ◊ 211 Waverly Place

www.morandiny.com

Morandi never gets old – delicious rustic trattoria and Italian food with a great scene.

 

Smith & Mills ◊ 71 N Moore Street

www.smithandmills.com

A tiny bar/restaurant in a converted carriage house with vintage decor & a noteworthy bathroom.

 

Power Eats in NYC with

Marc Simon

MARC’S FAVORITE HIP DRINK SPOTS

Elyx House ◊ Meatpacking District

Brand new bar located in Absolut’s luxury apartment complex.

 

Soho House ◊ 29-35 9th Avenue

www.sohohouseny.com

Seasonal American/Italian cuisine.

 

MARC’S FAVORITE BRUNCH SPOTS

Penelope ◊ 59 Lexington Avenue

www.penelopenyc.com

A neighborhood hot spot for American comfort food favorites like mac ’n’ cheese in a rustic setting.

Sarabeth’s Uptown & Downtown ◊ Central Park South

www.sarabethsrestaurants.com/central-park-south

Contemporary American cuisine.

 

Park Avenue South ◊ 360 Park Avenue S

Large restaurant whose modern American menu & decor completely changes with the seasons.

 

Friend of Farmer ◊ 77 Irving Place

www.friendofafarmer.com

American country-cooking, including a popular brunch, is served in Vermont farmhouse quarters.

 

MARC’S FAVORITE POWER LUNCH SPOTS

ABC Kitchen ◊ 35 E 18th Street

www.abchome.com/eat/abc-kitchen

Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten invites you to enjoy award-winning cuisine.

 

Atlantic Grill ◊ 1341 3rd Avenue at 77th Street

www.atlanticgrill.com

Serving fresh seafood with sushi and a raw bar.

 

Bryant Park Grill ◊ 25 W 40th Street

www.arkrestaurants.com/bryant_park/

American eatery situated on a prime patch of park real estate behind the NY Public Library.

 

Michael’s ◊ 24 West 55th Street

www. michaelsnewyork.com

American classic contemporary cuisine.

 

The Modern, The MOMA ◊ 9 W 53rd Street

www.themodernnyc.com

French/New American fare in a modernist space with garden views at the MOMA.

 

Nobu 57 ◊ 40 W 57th Street

www.noburestaurants.com

A Japanese 1-star Michelin restaurant.

 

The NoMad Restaurant ◊ 1170 Broadway

www.thenomadhotel.com/#!/dining

Relaxed, upscale hotel setting for AmericanEuropean meals showcasing seasonal produce.

 

Upland ◊ 340 Park Avenue South

www.uplandnyc.com

Chic brasserie with hearty dishes featuring Californian & Italian influences.

 

 

Fitness in NYC with

Megan Smyth

MEGAN’S TIPS TO STAYING FIT IN NYC

The options are endless in NYC! From spinning and boxing to Pilates and yoga, there are amazing classes and studios for any type of workout on almost every corner of the city.

 

When the weather is nice, an outdoor bootcamp or biking and jogging along the waterfronts or in Central Park is the perfect way to get in some Vitamin D with your workout.

 

Plus, NYC is such a great walking town no matter what time of year!

 

MEGAN’S FAVORITE PLACES TO WORK OUT

Fit Reserve

www.fitreserve.com

Premier multi-studio fitness membership that allows you to mix and match classes from a curated selection of top studios.

 

Indoor Cycling: Peloton, Swerve, Monster Cycle

Pilates: Chelsea Movements, Uptown Pilates, Gramercy Pilates, Pilates Challenge,

Brooklyn Strength, Pilates Reforming

Yoga: Sky Ting Yoga, I.AM.YOU.Yoga, Prana Power Yoga, ISHTA, Yoga Shanti, New York Yoga

Boxing: Overthrow Boxing, Work Train Fight, Church Street Boxing, B Warrior Martial Arts,

Tri-Box Fitness

Dance: DanceBody, Body Conceptions, Broadway Dance Center, Ballet & Body

TRX: Nimble Fitness, The PE Club

HIIT / Functional Training / Running: Mile High Run Club, Circuit of Change, Uplift, Exceed,

Drill Fitness, Epic Hybrid Training

 

MEGAN’S FAVORITE JOGGING PATHS

West Side Highway & Central Park Reservoir

 

I also love running up the West Side Highway to the 91st Street Garden in Riverside Park

(not really a secret after You’ve Got Mail!)

 

 

MEGAN’S FAVORITE TREAT FOR VISITORS

The excitement and camaraderie during NYC Marathon weekend can’t be beat and Fall in NYC is beautiful Plus, the marathon often falls on Halloween weekend and New Yorkers sure know how to celebrate and go all out with their costumes. I take them walking on the streets of the West Village, enjoying the many outdoor sidewalk cafes, walking the Highline.

 

MEGAN’S FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD

I love the quiet side streets of lower 5th Avenue and people-watching in Washington Square Park.

 

MEGAN’S FAVORITE WEEKEND ESCAPES

Bristol in Rhode Island, and Amagansett in New York.

 

MEGAN’S FAVORITE HEALTHY LUNCH SPOTS

Dig Inn

www.diginn.com

Bringing you farm-fresh ingredients and top-notch cooking on a budget!

 

Hu Kitchen ◊ 78 5th Avenue

www.hukitchen.com

Veggie-oriented gluten-free eatery offering juices, bowls, soups & mains. Many of the dishes are organic.

 

Juice Press

www.juicepress.com

The raw juice and smoothie bar of the future.

 

Le Pain Quotiden

www.lepainquotiden.com

Serving simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with organic ingredients.

 

Little Beet ◊ 135 W 50th Street

www.thelittlebeet.com

Modern counter serve that offers you cold-pressed juices plus veggie-focused gluten-free fare & sweets.

 

Sweetgreen

www.sweetgreen.com

Sourcing local and organic ingredients from farmers to bring you healthy delicious food.

 

 

MEGAN’S FAVORITE EATS

ABC Kitchen ◊ 35 E 18th Street

www.abchome.com/eat/abc-kitchen

Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten invites you to enjoy award-winning cuisine, curated in alignment with the farm-to-table movement.

 

Barbounia ◊ 250 Park Avenue S

www.babounia.com

Chic, bustling Mediterranean spot with dining room arches & an unlimited-champagne-cocktails brunch.

Empellon ◊ 230 West 4th Street

www.empellon.com

Trendy Mexican hot spot serving up innovative tacos & creative drinks in an upscale setting.

 

Morandi ◊ 211 Waverly Place

www.morandiny.com

Morandi never gets old – delicious rustic trattoria and Italian food with a great scene.

 

 

Favorite place to get pampered

Ling Skincare

www.lingskincare.com

Head to Ling’s for great facials.

 

Eliut Salon ◊ 762 Madison Avenue #5

www.eliutsalon.com

Head to Eliut’s for eyebrow shaping.

Having a Blast in NYC (without breaking the bank) with

Angela Rastegar Campbell

ANGELA’S FAVORITE EATS

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese ◊ 95 1st Avenue

www.beechershandmadecheese.com

Watch your cheese being made in house and then relax with a glass of wine and a to-die-for Mac & Cheese or other homemade dishes. Trendy downstairs area is perfect for after work.

 

Cafe Mogador ◊ 101 St. Mark’s Place

www.cafemogador.com

Charming Moroccan bistro – great for dinner or brunch.

 

Mr. Hotpot ◊ 5306 8th Avenue

www.misterhotpotnyc.com

This colorful Chinese eatery offers meat, fish, veggies & tofu to cook in bubbling hot pot broth. Get off the beaten path for some outstanding authentic Chinese hot pot.

 

Upstate ◊ 95 1st Avenue

www.upstatenyc.com

Small oyster bar with a rotating roster of craft beers, known for its popular happy hour. Great seafood in a cool vibe. Don’t miss the oysters.

 

ANGELA’S FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD

East village. The food options are the best in the city per dollar, the nightlife is excellent, and the vintage shopping is great for men and women.

 

ANGELA’S HIDDEN GEMS

Angel’s Share ◊ 8 Stuyvesant Street

This speakeasy-style bar has exotic cocktails in a hidden location.

 

ANGELA’S FAVORITE SHOPS

All the vintage stores on East 7th, 9th, and 11th street!

Spend a couple hours searching for gems and you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

BEST DATE WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

Take a stroll down the Highline for great sunset views, then head through the west village and sample a few low-cost bites like Mahmood’s Falafel. End the evening with a show, cocktails and dessert at Comedy Cellar.

 

 

ANGELA’S FAVORITE WEEKEND ESCAPE

Westport, CT. Only a 60 minute ride from Grand Central, the beaches are gorgeous, there are sailing classes and it’s much less crowded than the Hamptons. In the winter, Main Street is perfect for shopping and relaxing outside of the city.

 

Don’t Miss: Prospect Park, especially the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in the spring and summer.

Free entry Saturday mornings.

 

HOW TO GIVE BACK

Traveling through NYC doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Set a goal for yourself to donate a portion of your trip expense – say 5% to NYC charities. Check out www.agorafund.org for details

PROMOTIONAL CONTENT: This document may contain errors or inaccuracies. Some information has been taken from other sources (e.g. websites) and not all ideas are original. We do not guarantee, and no reliance should be placed upon, the correctness or reliability of the content.

 

Danielle Scherman Douglas Elliman Real Estate 808.782.7576

[email protected] ◊ www.eliman.com/dnlls


A Resident's Guide to New York City

  • Author: Danielle Scherman
  • Published: 2015-10-06 04:35:09
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A Resident's Guide to New York City A Resident's Guide to New York City