New York City isn’t just about high-rises, Starbucks Coffee, and subways trains. Although we absolutely have a lot of that, the concrete jungle offers so much more. We promise! Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the six things you need to do in NYC this November if you find yourself with some free time in the city that never sleeps:
Bedford Ave is a mecca of affordable boutiques, unique cocktails, and delicious food. Buy a stunning piece of jewelry at Catbird — the store that started the layered ring trend. Enjoy happy hour at Mason Premier — an oyster bar that serves the most amazing cocktails. When hunger finally strikes, head over to Emmy Squared for a unique NYC pizza experience.
Don’t forget to take a walk over to the Williamsburg Waterfront! Night or day, the view is always top-notch. And be sure to stop by the DNA Footwear store on North 7th on your way!
Cha Cha Matcha
If you find yourself in the DNA Footwear shop in Soho, you must head over to Cha Cha Matcha for a matcha latte after your shopping spree. Matcha is an ultra-potent powdered green tea that tastes delicious when paired with milk and a bit of sweetener. It’s trendy; it’s yummy; and it’s taking NYC by storm.
Cha Cha Matcha will whip up an Instagram worthy green concoction that will give you that midday energy boost.
373 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
Unlike the popular cold brew, matcha can be a bit of a challenge to find. If Soho isn’t on your NYC to-do list, check out Matchaful Cafe in Dumbo.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must! This pay-as-you-wish museum is extremely large, so you may not be able to see the whole museum in one trip, but definitely make time for the Art of Native America exhibit.
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
This Philadelphia-based coffee company has completely taken over New York in such a good way. There is actually a La Colombe directly across from our Soho location, but there are a handful of locations in New York. The classics are delicious (they make a perfect cappuccino), but if you stop by, order the draft latte. You won’t find anything else like it! Try it with no ice first, and drink it without a lid or straw. The foamy goodness will put a smile on your face.
If you’re a Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fan, enjoying a slice of cheesecake at Lalo Cafe is a must. This tiny Upper West Side cafe was made popular after being featured in You’ve Got Mail. It’s blocks away from Central Park, too!
201 W 83rd St
New York, NY 10024
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
If the hustle and bustle of New York City gets too overwhelming, check out the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Prospect Park. These gardens are quite, serene, and beyond lovely.
After enjoying the Fall foliage for a few hours, walk the mile to Park Slope for some delicious BBQ at Dinosaur, or for a game of ‘spot the celeb.’ You can also find a DNA Footwear shop!
990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
What are your favorite places to visit in NYC? Let us know in the comments below!