City Guide: New York

Welcome to the Big Apple guide - La Collectionneuse edit. From the best galleries to vegan lattes, we’ve covered everything-NYC that a millenial tourist would want to explore in this hectic city.

What to see (art&design)

There is so much choice in New York City that the right choice of sightseeing spots is definitely up to you. But if you're reading this, I can imagine you are a bit of an art and architecture addict.

Galleries not to miss are definitely the Moma Museum of Modern Art, the Met - Breuer was our favourite, the Whitney Museum and the Guggenheim. Bare in mind all of these should have a day a week when the admission is by donation, so get there early, queue and get in (almost) for free to enjoy an evening of art viewing. The Brooklyn Museum is currently holding a Frida Kahlo exhibition - similar to the one shown at the Victoria&Albert Museum in London in 2018 - so definitely head there if you want a full immersion in the artist’ life. The New Museum is an incredible space not to miss too: being the only space in Manhattan completely dedicated to contemporary art, this is one not to miss.


 Where to eat

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New York has an endless list of hot spots to grab a bite. From vegan lattes to a classic diner experience, there is really something for everyone.

Sant Ambroeus - perfect for a pastry and coffee in the morning, you can also easily spot Leandra Medine at this world famous café.

egg - Brooklyn-based restaurant that serves all things from farm to table. Go there for the pancakes and whilst you wait, get to draw on their tables with a set of crayons.

Maman - a café that serves Ophra’s favourite chocolate chip cookie and an amazing deconstructed avocado toast.

Jack’s Wife Freda - come here for the Insta-famous green shakshuka eggs or help yourself to the best waffles.

Bubby’s - the.perfect.pancakes.

Good Thanks - your daily health kick served in a form of Australian breakfast.

Roberta’s Pizza - looking for your typical NYC slice? Head to these place.

Milk Bar - head here for the world famous cereal milk ice cream by chef Christina Tosi.

Good Thanks NYC

Good Thanks NYC

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Dimes - your perfect salsa verse barley risotto served in China Town in a very chilled out restaurant. The branding of this place is on point.

Russ & Daughters - come here early to queue and get your NYC bagel.

Flora Bar - located in the Met Breuer, Flora bar is a beautiful spot for both a drink or dinner. Be surrounded by concrete walls and candle light and help yourself to the wine list.

Flora Bar

Flora Bar

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Where to shop

Most shops you find in NYC are very similar to the ones in the big capitals like London. If you want to go for what you can’t find in other cities, here’s your list.

Glossier - you don’t have to be interested in beauty to pay a visit to this amazing store. From chairs made from melting their signature pink bags to the boiler-suit-look that the sales assistants wear, the whole store is an experience not to miss.

Everlane - only the second store in the world, Everlane is the best shop for your sustainable basics.

Totokaelo - a store of curated luxury items.

La Garçonne - modern and sophisticated, this is your store if you’re looking for the modern woman basics.