Our BOXFOX marketing intern, Hayley, just flew back to the city of angels from exploring all that the big apple has to offer. Hayley has created the best New York City guide so you don't have to!
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BUT FIRST, COFFEE / /
LA COLOMBE // Soho // True New Yorkers know what it means to get up alongside the sunrise, grab their coffee, and jump on the subway to commute across the city to work. When they are looking for a perfect place to quickly grab their coffee, La Colombe is the place to stop. With its multiple locations and trendy city vibes, La Colombe provides hand-crafted coffee drinks that are guaranteed to make someone’s day.
JACK’S STIR BREW COFFEE // West Village // Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee is where to get your daily caffeine fix in style. Jack’s coffee is smooth and full of flavor as he has perfected the cup of coffee.
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BRUNCH / /
BLUE STONE LANE // Brooklyn // The most insta-worthy coffee shop and café in the city! Grab your avocado toast and your skinny vanilla latte and you will fit right in.
EMPIRE DINER // Chelsea // Empire Diner is a classic New York diner but with a more contemporary feel. The diner provides high-end American comfort food, so the ambiance offers a mixed combination of sleek and relaxed.
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DINNER / /
SEAMORE’S // Chelsea // No other restaurant can offer more fish in the sea than Seamore’s. No joke, they actually serve every type of fish. This restaurant sits on the street corner so the lighting is perfect-- sun-soaked and bright. This spot serves their delicious mouth-watering seafood with all the ambiance.
BUDDAKAN // Meatpacking District // Think Hogwarts, but sexy and chic. This restaurant is gigantic with multiple floors and each room gives off a unique Asian feel. From the moment you walk in until the moment you walk out, you will be mesmerized with the medieval architecture, high ceilings, and Asian Fusion food.
ROSEMARY’S // West Village // If you’re looking for yummy Italian food, look no further. Rosemary’s creates the best seasonal Italian dishes that include the produce and herbs from their own rooftop farm. Yes, I said it, a NYC rooftop farm. Amazing.
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GRAND BANKS // Western Tribeca // In the summer, you can't miss out on everyone's favorite bar-on-a-boat! It is a chic sailboat hotspot that offers the best cocktails and appetizers including their very own oyster bar.
LE BAIN // The Standard Hotel // Le Bain is a penthouse, grass-covered, rooftop bar with the best views of the city skyline. Le Bain not only provides you with your daily Vitamin D but also allows you to get your drink on! Beautiful views accompanied by pitchers of cucumber margaritas and crêpes from Le Bain’s small crêperie, you can’t ask for much more!
ROSE BAR // Gramercy Park Hotel // I guess Ryan Gosling hangs out at the Rose Bar, so that should be enough to get you to head over there on your next visit to the city. In case it’s not, the Rose Bar is a hip and swanky hotel bar with Andy Warhol art on the walls throughout. Plus, a Jazz Band plays live music twice a week!
THE HAPPIEST HOUR // West Village // It literally makes you happier just walking into the Happiest Hour Bar! The ambiance is that of a tropical summer vacation. The walls are even covered with palm trees. Make sure to order their Pineapple Express signature drink with pineapple, sage, honey, lime, and rum!
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SHOPPING / /
CHELSEA MARKET // Chelsea // Chelsea Market is an indoor food and shopping hall that is an entire block long and an entire block wide! You could spend all day here if you wanted. This market is a must for foodies, artists, or just casual tourists. There is a collection of small eating spots, stores, and a flea market with over 30 different independent makers. There is so much variety at this market, so stop in, and grab a homemade donut or coffee and shop around!
ELIZABETH STREET // Nolita // This street, in my opinion, has by far the best shopping Boutiques in the city. Elizabeth Street is a great spot for an afternoon shopping spree!
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TO DO / /
HAMPTONS // Cooper’s Beach // Spend the day at the beach in the Hamptons, only a two-hour ride out of the city! Set up camp a bit away from the entrance to get some privacy and enjoy a few beers in the sun! When we were there laying out, Georgia Fowler, a New Zealand fashion model (who has appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show), and her squad parked their beach chairs right next to ours and played tackle football in front of us. I swear the game was in slow motion.
YANKEES GAME // Bronx // Don’t forget to buy your Yankees baseball tickets!
HIGH LINE // You haven’t experienced NYC unless you’ve walked the high line. This should be the first thing you do when you arrive in the big city.
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