My working NYC visitors list

This is where I am housing my updated list of things of interest to people visiting me in NYC.

Purely Tourism

Battery Park
Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn Heights
Central Park
Coney Island
Staten Island Ferry
Empire State Building
Chinatown/Little Italy
Big Macy’s (Herald Square)
South Street Seaport
9/11 memorial
Flushing Queens
New York Public Library


New York Public Library
Museum Natural History
Graffiti art bushwick/williamsburg
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of the Moving Image
Socrates Sculpture Park
Bushwick wall art

Great Views

Battery Park
Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn Heights
Central Park
Staten Island Ferry
Alma rooftop (Red Hook)
Loopy Doopy Bar at Conrad
Long Island City Gantry Park
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Walk down Joralemon Street to Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn
Prospect Park

Local Flavor

Flushing Queens
Brooklyn Flea


Flushing Queens
Birreria (Eataly)
Momofuku ice cream
Smorgasburg (weekends)
Urbanspace Vanderbilt
Ample Hills Creamery
Korzo – famous breaded burgers


Brooklyn Bowl
East Village
Sid Gold’s Request Room
Grand Central’s Campbell Apartment (closed but reopened again?)
Marie’s Crisis

Craft Beer

LIC Breweries (Big Alice, Rockaway, LIC Beer project, Transmitter)
Astoria Breweries (SingleCut Beersmiths)
Brooklyn Breweries (other half, threes, brooklyn, strong rope, folksbier)

Some interesting places by neighborhood

Park Slope

The double Windsor
The owl farm (Beer)
Cafe Steinhof
American Cheez (Dive bar)
Freddy’s (south slope, dive)
Talde (park slope) – Asian fusian
Greenwood Park (outdoor bar)


Other half brewing
Threes brewing
Strong Rope Brewery
Pig Beach (fun outdoor bar)
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club


Sunshine Laundromat & Pinball
Torst (Good craft beer)


Fortunato Brothers (dessert)
Zona Rosa (Mexican)
Cheeseboat (Cheese Boats)
Santos Anne (rustic mexican)
Caracas Arepa Bar (Venezuelan)
Barcade (arcade bar)
Full Circle Bar (skeeball bar)
Brooklyn Bowl (Bowling plus live music venue)


Roberta’s (argued to be one of the best pizza places)
Heavy Woods (New Orleans style dishes)
The Sampler Bushwick (good beer selection)
Arrogant Swine (BBQ plus whisky cocktails)

Fort Greene

Madiba (South African food)

Prospect Heights/Crown Heights

Gladys (Caribbean)

Upper East Side

The Auction House (lounge)


Gallow Green Rooftop bar
Chelsea Market

Long Island City (LIC)

M. Wells Dinette at MOMA PS1 (Only open certain days during lunch)

Loopy Doopy Bar at Conrad Hotel

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