• Choose a nice apartment on airbnb, e.g. in East Village.



  • Heaven‘s Hot Bagels, b/t Avenue B & Attorney St in Lower East Side. Hot bagels as it says.
  • Cornerstone Café. Good for breakfast, cash only.
  • Stage Restaurant, b/t 7th St & St Marks Pl in East Village. Tiny ukranian diner with delicious blintzes (little pancakes).
  • Sugar Café. Breakfast place.
  • Atlas Café. Vegan breakfast.
  • Clinton Street Baking Company. Great pancakes. Go early to avoid long waiting lines. 

Lunch & Dinner


  • Rockwood Music Hall. You can drink a Stella beer while listening to bands, sometimes concerts are for free.
  • Black Tree. Tasty sandwiches.
  • Ella Jazz Bar. Unfortunately closed but their friendly barkeeper recommended an American Whiskey: Bulleit Rye.
  • Rare View. For drinks on their rooftop bar.
  • The Bowery Hotel. They have a nice outdoor area and good drinks.


Do & See:

  • Known sights worth passing by: Times Square, New York Library, Central Park, Top of the Rocks (view on Central Park and the Empire State Building)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It has a great rooftop overlooking central park and very impressive collections from all over the world.
  • The Guggenheim (closed on Thursdays) designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • New Museum with contemporary art and building designed by Japanese architects SANAA. 
  • Chelsea Market. Many small shops for fashion, accessories and food.
  • Williamsburgh Fleemarket. Snack there as it has loads of food stands and you have a beautiful view on Manhattan.
  • Take a walk on the famous High Line Park and enjoy the view.