1. Uber Eats
When you urgently need cheap lunch, reach for your Uber app. Uber East curates a new local joint each day, and using it is a way to keep abreast with the dining scene in the city of more than 23,000 restaurants in New York. Also, it is fun to track the movement of a dude on a bicycle heading towards you with your take out food.
2. Your headphones
A distinguishing feature between New York locals and visitors is a set of headphones. You won’t leave home without them and will wear it the whole time that you’re out, not only to catch up on the latest episode you missed but also to avoid interacting with crazy fellow New Yorkers.
3. Flat white from Seven Grams Caffe in Chelsea
It is simply perfect.
4. Avocado toast from The Butcher’s Daughter in Nolita
Before you came to New York, you know avocados were great for you, but you developed an acute obsession after being exposed to avo juice, smoothie, shake, mousse, avo fries. Nothing compares to the simplicity of avocado toast, which you devour during Saturday brunch in Nolita along with the Goddess of Green juice.
5. The view from The Press Lounge
Especially in the summer, when the streets are breathing with heat, you escape to one of the city’s trendiest rooftops, Adam Block’s classy Press Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen. It is located above Ink48 between 11th Avenue and 48th Street. It offers clear views of the city, opening up to the neons of Times Square and the jagged Manhattan skyline to the East and the peaceful waters of the the Hudson to the West.
6. Fast-food ramen from Kobeyaki on 7th Avenue
Koberyaki, the pork belly ramen is as close to Japanese street style ramen as you can get on this side of the globe. Its’ hot fatty broth with thick long noodles and generous strips of pork belly have been known to induce afternoon naps under the office desk.
7. Visits to Boom Boom Brow Bar in the West Village
Because you are obsessed with brows and so is the team at the Boom Boom Brow Bar.
8. Pho Ga at New Tự Do in Chinatown
This Vietnamese shop on Bowery is very easy to miss, but once you stumble upon it, you come for its spicy pho ga every time you’re visiting the area.
9. Barre classes at Equinox
You do not need to work out five times a week jut to keep up with all your meals out. Barre classes at Equinox become as much a routine as brushing your teeth because you get addicted to gorgeous instructors, modern equipment, and an avocado smoothie the end of the session. You secretly hope that barre helps you look like one of many models strolling around Lower Manhattan.
10. Cheap, fast, and convenient subway
After living in New York for some time, you become a driving Neanderthal. You cannot imagine life without an affordable way to get anywhere by walk. So you recall hours you used to spend stuck in traffic with a shudder. The subway system carries more than 8.7 million people on an average weekday, thereby you even get used to the endurance of the daily rush hour squeeze.