Travel Guide - NEW YORK

Leaves are falling off the trees, temperatures are dropping and many of us might wish to opt for a little weekend getaway. And which city isn´t more exciting and perfect for that, than the city that never sleeps?

We have gathered a not so touristic guide to New York, that will make you feel like a true new yorker.




The High Line:

Once an elevated railroad for trains, today a 1,45 mile long «park» with an amazing view. Perfect for a walk with a hot beverage in hand.

Runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street

Flat Iron Building:  

This one might be a bit touristic but it is a must, especially because Eataly is in the neighbour building. Take some pictures of the iconic Flat Iron Building and then go for a proper Italian aperitivo at Eataly.

175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010



Another well known art and design museum offering the biggest names throughout the history: we are talking Mondrian, Pollock, Picasso, Munch, Alvar Alto, Eames – you name it!
The museum is massive, so make sure you have plenty of time to explore the collections.

11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019


Art museum showing their collections dating from 1960s to the present.

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508

The Noguchi Museum:

Museum designed by Japanese/American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, devoted to his works throughout the years.

9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11106


New Museum (SANAA building):

The main reason you should visit this art gallery is actually because of their rooftop which has a magnificent view. The building itself designed by SANAA architects is also very special.

235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002


Ground Zero Memorial:

Memorial made after the 9/11 attack - very strong piece that can evoke lots of emotions.

180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007



The famous Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is an art museum located in the Upper East Side. The main reason you should go is obviously to look at excellent art, but even the building (designed by Frank Lloyd Right) is an attraction itself.

1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128




AP Café:

This café is better for coffee and something to nibble on, rather than for a meal due to a very limited selection. But it is worth a visit because the coffee is delicious and the interior pleasing the eyes.

420 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237



Shaped like a retro rail car and with the look of a typical American diner, this restaurant serves an intimate vibe and excellent food. They don´t have any set menu, instead they do their menus by word of mouth (or simply just scribble it down on the table). However, they are famous for their hamburger which is always available – try it!

85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249


Five Leaves:

At this cafe, in Williamsburg, you will find the best ricotta pancakes in town. Make sure you arrive on an empty stomach as the portions are huge (we are talking 4 gigant pancakes served with maple butter, maple syrup, a whole banana and berries!). Big plus for cute area.

18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Schiller´s Liquor Bar:

Bar and restaurant in East Village, perfect for brunch. Indulge in their mouthwatering eggs Benedict, pisco sour, french toast, avocado toast and coffee.

131 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002


Proper Mexican food with a mesmerising view all over Manhattan. A must!

187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231


Luke´s Lobster:

As essential as the hamburger, is the lobster roll when visiting the states. Try the heavenly roll from Luke´s lobster (the one located at Plaza Food Hall) and eat it in beautiful Central Park which is located just 2 minutes away.

The Plaza Food Hall, 1 W 59th St, The Plaza Hotel, New York, NY 10019



Oyster and cocktail bar in Chinatown. Brilliant pisco sours, interior, staff and a relaxed vibe.

1 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002


The Smith:

Another great brunch spot in typical New York style – serving a divine `Sicilian Baked Eggs´.

Midtown, 956 Second Avenue, at 51ST St.



Small and a bit anonymous (from the outside) bar in East Village. Brilliant for pre-drinks.

158 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002



Maryam Nassir Zadeh:

Shoe heaven located in charming East Village.

123 Norfolk Street, New York, 10002

Sincerily Tommy:

Great concept store and coffee bar selling brands like LOQ, Baufille and Rejina Pyo.

343 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216


McNally Jackson:

Big independent bookshop stocking all books and magazine one can ask for! Also worth a visit just for the cozy vibe.

52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

The Apartment by The Line:

The well known apartment where all objects displayed, are for sale – from the bed, to the dresses in the closet, to the art on the wall and the toothpaste in the bathroom. Definitely a not to be missed!

76 Greene St, New York, NY 10012

The Row:

The Olsen twins always get it right, and their store in New York is no exception. Pop by for the dreamiest clothes in the dreamiest space.

17 East 71st street, New York, 10021

La Garconne:

The famous website lagarconne does also have a physical store which is worth a visit – brows through their fabulous selection of high end clothes in sleek surroundings.

465 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013



Text and photos by Thea C. Sneve Løvstad


Thea Lovstad