Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Zum Schneider
Beer just got fun again in New York...
Westville
Low-key Westville is neighbourhood cooking at its finest...
Washington Square Park
Steeped in history and popular with a diverse mix of people Washington Square Park is a great place to hang out. On the weekends come and enjoy performers entertaining the large crowds.
Union Square Park
Union Square Park is a cultural hub of happenings. Stop savour and enjoy...
The Rusty Knot
The poshest dive bar you'll ever go to...
The Marcel at Gramercy
Inoteca, The Marcel at Gramercy's fine Italian eatery, merits a visit whether you are staying or not.
Tanoreen
Low-key and excellent homely Middle Eastern cooking in Brooklyn...
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Riding the wave of the global cupcake frenzy SSS comes out on top...
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry has been captured in countless movies and is one of New York's most iconic activities.
SriPraPhai
The best Thai restaurant in the five boroughs, definitely worth the schlep...
Second Avenue Deli
Kosher deli that's a New York landmark...
Riverside Park
Riverside Park offers picturesque views of the Hudson River and is perfect for a sunny stroll...
Pho Grand
A huge bowl of steaming goodness is perfect for curing any hangover...
Pete’s Tavern
One of New York's oldest taverns and a favourite of O. Henry.
Otto Enoteca
Otto Enoteca is superstar Italian chef Mario Batali's take on the traditional pizza, and unsurprisingly they just keep on winning industry plaudits...
Old Town Bar
Historic New York tavern that appeals to hipsters and mobsters alike...
NYC Public Library
Housing an important collection of literature, although it's the building that tends to be the real star...
Nathan’s Famous
Coney Island hot-dog stand that has become a New York institution...
Museum of Natural History
All you ever wanted to know about natural history...
Museum of Modern Art
Although a small space, the collections are always changing at the Museum of Contemporary Art so there's always plenty to sit and stare at.
Moustache
Fast, fantastic Middle Eastern food on the go in the East Village...
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
The first stop in David Chang's ever-rolling, ever-hip reinvention of what simple dining should be...
Momofuku Milk Bar
Momofuku Milk Bar is crammed with scrumptious sweet treats, as David Chang's consistently outpaces his rivals in understanding exactly what hits the spot...
Momofuku Ko
David Chang's low-key, low-budget, low-cover eatery reinvented NYC dining...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Superlatives just don't do justice to one of the most impressive and extensive art collections in the world...
Marlow & Sons
Part-gourmet store and part-greenmarket, Marlow & Sons pulls in a regular crowd from the bright lights...
Malatesta
Low-key and well-priced trattoria full of pretty, young hipsters...
Madison Square Park
The founding home of Shake Shack, and if that's not good enough I don't know what is...
La Esquina
One of NYC best known hidden restaurants - go through the kitchen to find the gold...
Knitting Factory
One of Brooklyn's best live-music clubs...
Katz’s Delicatessen
A really old-school favourite this deli has become a quintessential NYC experience...
Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven
It's all about the chocolate - Jacques Torres is Willy Wonka in human form...
Hudson River Park
A great place for sporting activities or to socialise grab some food and sunbathe...
Hop Kee
Good fast Cantonese-style food for late-night diners on the run...
Hampton Chutney Co
Dosa-devouring heaven in this small SoHo takeaway...
Grimaldi’s
Pizza worth waiting for and a whole load of cliches rolled into one...
Great NY Noodletown
Perfect late-night Chinese noodle joint for a feast of flavoursome Cantonese food...
Gray’s Papaya
If Batali can breakfast on one of Gray's dogs then we know we're heading in the right direction...
Grand Central Terminal
Housing top restaurants, bars and stores, Grand Central is way more than just a train station...

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