SPOTTED IN NYC – A CITY GUIDE


IN CONSTRUCTION…

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Me voici, depuis plus de dix jours, de retour de New York, ma ville de coeur, la Big Apple qui ne dort jamais.

Avec ses rooftops, ses restaurants aux brunchs plus délicieux les uns que les autres, ses 100.000 adresses de burgers, ses immeubles qui vous donnent le vertige, son odeur particulière, ses quartiers vintage, ses boutiques hype, Brooklyn et ses quartiers hipsters, New-York est ma maison et me fait toujours autant rêver. Je m’y sens chez moi comme nulle part ailleurs.

Avant de partager avec vous toutes mes photos argentiques (que j’ai déjà récupérées chez le photographe mais j’ai oublié de donner un film), je voulais partager toutes mes bonnes adresses. Celles essayées et adoptées ainsi que celles repérées pour un de mes prochains passages dans cette ville enchanteresse.

 La suite est en anglais, pour plus de transparence, et la suite n’est pas définitive. J’ai essayé de détailler toutes mes découvertes mais après plusieurs heures de travail, je me disais qu’il m’était impossible de le terminer avant des mois si je voulais qu’il soit le plus complet possible. Pas facile d’avoir un job à plein temps, des soirées toujours occupées, des week-ends qui filent à toute allure, un projet à réaliser et de réussir à maintenir ce blog. Donc je vous publie mon city guide incomplet et vous invite à venir y jeter un oeil de temps en temps pour voir mes nouveaux ajouts.

Alors à tous ceux et celles qui prévoient un voyage dans les prochaines semaines ou mois à la grande pomme, bon amusement!


Before I share my non digital photos with you, here is my New York city guide.

I will update it soon…


TESTED

Try it, and you will love it!

Rooftop and cocktails


BROOKLYN 

The Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg – rooftop

My favorite rooftop! Summer babe cocktails (Greenhook gin, Dolin Genepy des Alpes, lemon), nice barmaid, good music, amazing view on the Manhattan skyline

King & Grove 160 North 12th Street, Williamsburg

Swimming pool on a terrace and nice cocktails

Radegast Hall & Biergarten 113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg

Long list of beers (not locals)

MANHATTAN

Le Bain – The Standard Hotel 848 Washington at 13th Street – rooftop

Amazing view, amazing music, great cointreau&cosmopolitan cocktails and AMAZING restrooms

230 Fifth 230 5th Ave – rooftop

Great view on the Empire State building and central in Manhattan

Hotel Empire 44 W 63rd St  – rooftop

xoxo, Gossip Girl

Gramercy Park Hotel 2 Lexington Ave

Great cocktails, cosy atmosphere

The Sullivan Room 218 Sullivan St.

Good dj’s set, super hot inside

Amazing food

BROOKLYN

5 Leaves 18 Bedford Ave, Greenpoint

My favorite brunch place

Tried : the big breakkie w/ 2 eggs any style (scrambled), hash browns, whole wheat toast & choice of 2 sides (avocado and bacon)

Next time : Ricotta pancakes w/ honeycomb butter, banana, blueberries, strawberries & 100% pure maple syrup

Bakeri 150 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg

Cosy bakery and nice pastries. Perfect for a late breakfast

Tried : Avocado Tartine on Sourdough Rye with lemon, cumin, olive oil, grey sea salt, a side of chips and origano and parmesan scone

Next time : Avocado, Lettuce & Tomato (ALT) on focaccia served with chips and a side of hummus

Bedford baking studio 347 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

Nice gluten free bakery

Tried : Pistachio cookie and iced coffee

Brooklyn Label 180 Franklin St., Greenpoint

Tried : Lemon and poppy seeds cookie

Dumont burger 314 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

  Tried : DuMont Burger Grilled Brioche, Bibb Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, House Made Pickles 

Enid’s 560 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint

Great place for beakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner

Tried : BLT salad

Reynards 80 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg

Nice place, good food, super nice team, one of my fav

Tried : Pancake with pear and maple syrup

Next time : Eggs benedict or something else. They change the menu every week

Troost 1011 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint

Nice terrace on the backyard, place to work with your laptop

Tried : one earl grey to go please!

MANHATTAN

Balthazar 80 Spring St.

One of the first restaurant I tried in Manhattan. Good brunch, seafood bar and « brasserie » atmosphere

La Esquina 114 Kenmare St.

Mexican restaurant in the Soho neighbourhood

Tried : Mixta salad with chicken, cabbage, string beans, cucumber, red onion, tomato, queso fresco, avocado 

Best salad ever!

Once upon a tart 135 Sullivan St.

Nice little bakery with cupcakes, carrot cakes and super nice granola

Pastis 9 9th Ave

Same as Balthazar, in the Meatpacking area, next to the Standard Hotel. Nice restaurant to chill out after three or four coktails at Le Bain

Tried : yummy mac and cheese 

Shake Shak Southeast corner of Madison Square Park near Madison Ave. and E.23rd St.

Nice terrace on the Madison square park, amazing fries and super tasty burger. Don’t be discouraged by the line up. That’s totally worth it

Tried : The shak burger 

The Butcher’s daughter 19 Kenmare St., corner of Elizabeth Street

Nice vegan restaurant. Fresh and tasty green food

Tried : Detox salad wrap with jicama, carrot, red cabbage, black sesame, ginger & lemon, wrapped in bibb lettuce served with miso-tahini dip

The Dutch 131 Sullivan St.

Nice restaurant in Greenwich village. Cool design. Tasty burger and smoked turkey sandwich with avocado.

Tried : Dry aged burger, cheddar, orwasher’s bun, secret sauce

Next time : Poached eggs, cheddar biscuit, ham, chipotle & tomato

The Fat Radish 17 Orchard St.

Loved the rough brick walls, the spacious interior and the green atmosphere

Tried : Bacon cheeseburger, duck fat fries, house pickles

Next time : I will try their brunch. The menu looks A M A Z I N G.

Watermark bar Pier 15, 78 South Street

Lunch on the East river, looking ferries and helicopter. Loved the « by the water » atmosphere.

Tried : Watermark Signature Burger, smoked bacon, bourbon caramelized onions, vermont cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle & P15 sauce

–> The best burger I tried in NYC

Shopping

BROOKLYN

« Want to go shopping in Brooklyn but don’t know where to start? Head over to Franklin Street in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, where you’ll find some of the hippest independent clothing, accessories, and homeware stores New York has to offer. »

Alter Women’s store :140 Franklin St., Men’s store : 109 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

American Apparel 104 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Awoke Vintage 132 North 5th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Beacon’s closet 88 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Curated 88 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Dalaga 150 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Mast brothers 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

Old Hollywood 99 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Urban Jungle  118 Knickerbocker St, Brooklyn, NY

Wolves Within 174 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Wythe Hotel Store 80 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

MANHATTAN

Acne 33 Greene St.

Aesop 438 West Broadway

Bumble and Bumble 415 West 13th Street, 8th Floor

Dean & Deluca  Soho Market 560 Broadway

Madewell 486 Broadway

Moma Design & Book Store 11 West 53 Street ; Soho Store 81 Spring Street

Muji 455 Broadway

Opening Ceremony 33-35 Howard St.

Uniqlo 546 Broadway ; 666 5th Avenue

Whole Food Market 250 7th Ave

To do

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Flea Market

Central Park

Citi bike

East river ferry

Greenmarket Farmers Market Union Square

The Solomon R. Guggenheim 1071 5th Ave

Moma 11 W. 53rd Street

The High Line Gansevoort St. to West 30th Street


SPOTTED

Rooftop and cocktails

Ace Hotel 20 W 29th Street

Jane Hotel 113 Jane St.

Hotel Americano 518 W 27th Street

Amazing food

Five Guys 296 Bleecker St.

Chop Shop  254 10th Ave

Tartinery 209 Mulberry St.

Café Colette 79 Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Isa Brooklyn 348 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Red Farm 529 Hudson St.

Output 74 Wythe Ave

Pies and Thighs 166 S 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Bagel Store 349 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Variety Coffee 145 Driggs Ave

Vinegar Hill House 72 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY

P.S. Burger 35 Carmine St., West Village

Cafe Blossom 41 Carmine St., West Village

Joint burger Parker Méridien 119 West 56th Street

Toby’s Estate Coffee 125 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Miss Lily’s 132 W Houston Street

Delicatessen 54 Prince St.

Soho Park 62 Prince St.

The Mercer Kitchen 99 Prince S.

Vesuvio Bakery 160 Prince St.

Shopping

Le Labo 233 Elizabeth St.

The Strand 828 Broadway

                

1 & 2. The Butcher’s daughter 3. Five Leaves 4. The Dutch 5. 230 Fifth Av. 6. Le Bain 7. King & Grove Hotel 8. Mast Brothers 9. La esquina 10. Shake shak 11 & 12. Bakeri 13. The Fat Radish 14. Brooklyn Bridge 15. Reynard’s 16. Wythe hotel elevator 17. Brooklyn East river ferry 18. Hotel Empire

More info and photos coming soon…

 

  • 09/25/2013
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