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Violetta’s guidebook

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Violetta’s guidebook

Neighborhoods
Full of lush parks, the Met Cloisters, friendly neighbors, and great food
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Inwood
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Full of lush parks, the Met Cloisters, friendly neighbors, and great food
New York's real little Italy, just a quick trip across the East River. Find fresh stock of local and imported fruits and vegetable, cheese shops, butcher shops, bread shops, and mind-blowing bakeries
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Arthur Avenue
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New York's real little Italy, just a quick trip across the East River. Find fresh stock of local and imported fruits and vegetable, cheese shops, butcher shops, bread shops, and mind-blowing bakeries
Quirky shops, hardly a chain in sight, and the city's best donuts. Greenpoint is a city neighborhood with the feel of a beach town
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Greenpoint
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Quirky shops, hardly a chain in sight, and the city's best donuts. Greenpoint is a city neighborhood with the feel of a beach town
Sightseeing
The incredibly unique reconstructed Italian medieval Cloister nestled on top of one of New York's most magical parks. Visit one of the Metropolitan Museum's most charming branches.
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The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Dr
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The incredibly unique reconstructed Italian medieval Cloister nestled on top of one of New York's most magical parks. Visit one of the Metropolitan Museum's most charming branches.
One of New York's best hidden and luscious parks. Constructed by the Rockefeller's in the early 20th century, this park is home to the Met Cloisters, Heather Garden, views of the Palisades, a Dog park, and fairy-garden style hidden winding staircases. Don't miss the many events they host throughout the year! Include nature walks for kids and adults and a full Medieval Festival with turkey legs and jousting in September
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Fort Tryon Park
Riverside Dr To Broadway
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One of New York's best hidden and luscious parks. Constructed by the Rockefeller's in the early 20th century, this park is home to the Met Cloisters, Heather Garden, views of the Palisades, a Dog park, and fairy-garden style hidden winding staircases. Don't miss the many events they host throughout the year! Include nature walks for kids and adults and a full Medieval Festival with turkey legs and jousting in September
New York City's last natural remaining forest, who knew you could hike in NYC? The perfect place to take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city, without stepping a foot out of Manhattan.
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Inwood Hill Park Lookout
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New York City's last natural remaining forest, who knew you could hike in NYC? The perfect place to take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city, without stepping a foot out of Manhattan.
This preserved Dutch farmhouse on Broadway offers a lovely garden and unique glimpse of New York before all of the skyscrapers.
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Dyckman Farmhouse
4881 Broadway
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This preserved Dutch farmhouse on Broadway offers a lovely garden and unique glimpse of New York before all of the skyscrapers.
The best and FREE way to see the Statue of Liberty along with a view of Manhattan's skyline. Pop on the ferry at South Ferry station in battery park and take in the sights.
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Staten Island Ferry
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The best and FREE way to see the Statue of Liberty along with a view of Manhattan's skyline. Pop on the ferry at South Ferry station in battery park and take in the sights.
Food scene
Delicious venezuelan food. My favorite is the Cachapa with venezuelan cheese and their fruit sodas. Grab a bite and eat in or bring your food into the park for a picnic!
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Cachapas y Mas
107 Dyckman Street
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Delicious venezuelan food. My favorite is the Cachapa with venezuelan cheese and their fruit sodas. Grab a bite and eat in or bring your food into the park for a picnic!
It's in the name... very yummy neighborhood Thai food.
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Yummy Thai
4959 Broadway
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It's in the name... very yummy neighborhood Thai food.
A great local spot to get to know a New Yorker while sipping on cheap, craft beers
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Buddha Beer Bar
4476 Broadway
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A great local spot to get to know a New Yorker while sipping on cheap, craft beers
Lovely and delicious Italian restaurant right off of the 125th st 1 train stop. Their homey decor, mouth-watering sauces, and extensive wine list make this the perfect date-night restaurant.
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Pisticci
125 La Salle Street
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Lovely and delicious Italian restaurant right off of the 125th st 1 train stop. Their homey decor, mouth-watering sauces, and extensive wine list make this the perfect date-night restaurant.
Great hole-in-the-wall take-out place. Order delivery or pick-up, perfect for an inexpensive night in.
Panda House
82 Nagle Ave
Great hole-in-the-wall take-out place. Order delivery or pick-up, perfect for an inexpensive night in.
The best Italian New York bakery I've been to! Do not leave here without trying the biscotti.
Madonia Bakery
2348 Arthur Ave
The best Italian New York bakery I've been to! Do not leave here without trying the biscotti.
Delicious Dominican bakery, make sure to try their gauba y queso pastries and pick up a cafe con leche. Perfect stop on the way to the park!
Dyckman Bakery
176 Dyckman St
Delicious Dominican bakery, make sure to try their gauba y queso pastries and pick up a cafe con leche. Perfect stop on the way to the park!
The best donuts in NY at only $1 a piece! Worth the trek to Brooklyn for these delicious pieces of dough. My favorites are the boston creme and honey-dipped.
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Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
727 Manhattan Avenue
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The best donuts in NY at only $1 a piece! Worth the trek to Brooklyn for these delicious pieces of dough. My favorites are the boston creme and honey-dipped.
The bakery I grew up with, that Anthony Bourdain gave his seal of approval. Great stop off on a drive in or out of NYC, only 30 minutes from the GWB or Lincoln Tunnel. If you want a tiny morsel of heaven, order their freshly stuffed cannoli.
Gencarelli's Bakery
446 Broad St
The bakery I grew up with, that Anthony Bourdain gave his seal of approval. Great stop off on a drive in or out of NYC, only 30 minutes from the GWB or Lincoln Tunnel. If you want a tiny morsel of heaven, order their freshly stuffed cannoli.
Nice spot for a coffee or latte. Want both? Order a cortado with your choice of milk.
Kuro Kirin Espresso & Coffee
4795 Broadway
Nice spot for a coffee or latte. Want both? Order a cortado with your choice of milk.
Delicious Indian food with some of the friendliest staff around. Near Columbia University just a step off the 103rd 1 train.
Aangan
2701 Broadway
Delicious Indian food with some of the friendliest staff around. Near Columbia University just a step off the 103rd 1 train.
Lovely place for a night out a few blocks from MoMA. Amazing Indian food with a cross of upscale and living room feeling. Great as the event of the day or a bargain with their lunch special if you're here on a weekday.
Amma
246 E 51st St
Lovely place for a night out a few blocks from MoMA. Amazing Indian food with a cross of upscale and living room feeling. Great as the event of the day or a bargain with their lunch special if you're here on a weekday.
Unique and satisfying. Thin-crust pizzas with fresh ingredients and the yummy twist of a sesame-seed coated bottom.
Wahizza
4484 Broadway
Unique and satisfying. Thin-crust pizzas with fresh ingredients and the yummy twist of a sesame-seed coated bottom.
Good place with great views by the top of Ft. Tryon Park. Make sure you order one of their many flavors of Margharitas! Take the big stairs or, for an easier way up, pop on the elevator at the 190th st subway station (you don't need to use your metrocard!)
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Refried Beans Mexican Grill
591 Fort Washington Avenue
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Good place with great views by the top of Ft. Tryon Park. Make sure you order one of their many flavors of Margharitas! Take the big stairs or, for an easier way up, pop on the elevator at the 190th st subway station (you don't need to use your metrocard!)
Mr. Chocolate, Jacque Torres' shop, great for some chocolate souvenirs for your friends back home or one of the yummiest hot chocolates in the city. Perfect stop off on your way back to the subway from central park to warm up with a cup of chocolate bliss. Multiple locations throughout the city, so you can enjoy these treats in whichever neighborhood you end up in.
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Jacques Torres Chocolate & Ice Cream - Amsterdam Avenue
285 Amsterdam Avenue
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Mr. Chocolate, Jacque Torres' shop, great for some chocolate souvenirs for your friends back home or one of the yummiest hot chocolates in the city. Perfect stop off on your way back to the subway from central park to warm up with a cup of chocolate bliss. Multiple locations throughout the city, so you can enjoy these treats in whichever neighborhood you end up in.
Try their buffet for $10 a pound or some of their pre-packaged meals. Wonderful spot for a quick stop in in K-town a block away from Penn Station
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Woorijip
12 West 32nd Street
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Try their buffet for $10 a pound or some of their pre-packaged meals. Wonderful spot for a quick stop in in K-town a block away from Penn Station
Music
Music venues and performers worth checking out while your in NY
Special new music venue in Brooklyn's Navy Yard. This converted home serves as a venue for all sounds experimental, fascinating, and worthwhile.
Spectrum
70 Flushing Ave
Special new music venue in Brooklyn's Navy Yard. This converted home serves as a venue for all sounds experimental, fascinating, and worthwhile.
This historic performance venue has hosted many brilliant performers since its founding in 1891 from reknowned classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz and the New York Philharmonic to comedian George Carlin and Led Zeppelin. Take a look at their same-day ticket offers for special discounts!
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Carnegie Hall
152 West 57th Street
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This historic performance venue has hosted many brilliant performers since its founding in 1891 from reknowned classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz and the New York Philharmonic to comedian George Carlin and Led Zeppelin. Take a look at their same-day ticket offers for special discounts!
Named “the single most important collection of nineteenth century interiors to survive intact in one building” by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, this unique building turned performance spaces has an endless array of concerts and shows. Right next to the south end of central park, a good stop after a walk in the park. Check out their website to see what is on now.
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Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
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Named “the single most important collection of nineteenth century interiors to survive intact in one building” by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, this unique building turned performance spaces has an endless array of concerts and shows. Right next to the south end of central park, a good stop after a walk in the park. Check out their website to see what is on now.
Exercise and Wellness
Yoga classes with friendly staff and knowledgeable teachers
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Bread and Yoga
5000 Broadway
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Yoga classes with friendly staff and knowledgeable teachers
The best massages you will ever have. Make this occasional splurge for a transportive experience. Shoko is one of the kindest and most skiled people I have ever met. She personally consults on a palate of aromatherapy oils tailored just for you before giving you a customized full-body 60 or 90 minute massage. Book your appointment through shokomassage.com
Shoko Akiyama
138 W 15th St
The best massages you will ever have. Make this occasional splurge for a transportive experience. Shoko is one of the kindest and most skiled people I have ever met. She personally consults on a palate of aromatherapy oils tailored just for you before giving you a customized full-body 60 or 90 minute massage. Book your appointment through shokomassage.com