NEW YORK CITY

MANHATTAN

HARLEM

UPPER EAST SIDE

MIDTOWN

EAST VILLAGE

greenwich village

LOWER MANHATTAN 

FINANCIAL DISTRICT

  • [DO] Catch a return trip via Staten Island Ferry /// free and great way to see the Statue of Liberty 
  • [SEE] Charging Bull /// obligatory tourist photo opportunity 
  • [DRINK] Bluestone Lane /// great coffee, owned and run by Australians 
  • [EAT] Pearl Diner /// bona-fide American diner
  • [SHOP] Bowne Printers /// traditional printmakers, good place to purchase locally made (non-typical) souvenirs 

BROOKLYN

WILLIAMSBURG

  • [EAT/SEE] Smorgasburg (Kent Ave) /// largest weekly open-air food markets in America, in two locations (Saturdays in Williamsburg - with great views of Manhattan skyline - and Sundays in Prospect Park) 
  • [SHOP] Mociun (Wythe Ave) /// beautifully curated selection of jewellery and home goods / posh-meets-hip
  • [SHOP] Baggu (Wythe Ave) /// Brooklyn-founded designer of reusable bags, with great designs / leather bags and pouches also available
  • [EAT] Egg (N 3rd Street) /// great breakfast, lunch option / southern style food, expect to see biscuits and gravy on the menu
  • [DRINK] Tiny Empire (N 6th Street) /// delicious, healthy juice options, when your digestion needs a break
  • [DRINK] Blue Bottle Coffee (Berry Street) /// part of a larger chain, good coffee stop, if not a little too hipster  
  • [SHOP] Catbird (Bedford Ave) /// unique selection of jewellery 
  • [DRINK/EAT/STAY] Wythe Hotel (N 11th Street) /// hip hotel option / otherwise, grab a bite at the Reynard or drink at The Ines Bar 

DUMBO

BOERUM HILL

  • [EAT] Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream /// you get the picture
  • [DRINK] Blue Bottle Coffee // if you're in the area and need (another) coffee hit
  • [EAT] Mile End Delicatessen /// fabulous Jewish deli / there is also one in NoHo, Manhattan
  • [DO] Walk the streets of Boerum Hill /// if you're in the area, and the weather is good, zig zag through the area with a Van Leeuwen ice-cream in hand and take in the delights of the iconic Brooklyn brownstones

PROSPECT PARK

  • [SEE] Brooklyn Museum /// beautiful gallery, with good exhibitions and permanent collections
  • [DO] Walk through Prospect Park, the 'heart' of Brooklyn
  • [EAT] Brunswick Cafe /// another Australian-owned cafe, with great coffee and avo toast for the homesick 

BEDFORD STUYVESANT

HUDSON VALLEY - ABOUT 2 HOURS NORTH OF NYC

  • [SHOP] 2 Note /// natural and organise botanical perfumes and beauty products, made by two wonderful locals
  • [EAT] Hudson Food Studio /// inventive, Vietnamese-style food made from locally sourced produce 
  • [EAT] American Glory BBQ /// ribs, ribs, and ribs, but all very tasty 
  • [EAT] Swoon Kitchenbar /// delicious food, beautiful selection of wine 
  • [DO] Walk the extent of Warren St, both sides /// it is full of treasures, antiques, and locally-made items
  • [STAY] Hudson B&B /// wonderful host and in walking distance to the train station