by Claire Star & Nicole Jordan
Birch Coffee | good coffee, a couple locations
Casey’s Rubber Stamps | incredible hole in the wall custom stamp store
City Hall Park | right by the Brooklyn Bridge
Davey’s Ice Cream | locally made ice cream with friendly staff
Elizabeth Street Garden | a place to rest, with pretty statues
Ellis Island | incredible immigration museum
Liberty Island | home of Lady Liberty
Margaret O’Leary | gorgeous sweaters
Monk Vintage Thrift Shop | cool thrifting near Washington Square Park
People’s Pops | incredible popsicles on the High Line
Strand Bookstore | biggest bookstore in NYC with really knowledgable staff
Steven Alan | locally designed clothes, jewelry, and shoes
Stromboli Pizza | our favorite NYC pizza
The High Line | subway tracks turned into a elevated urban park
Upright Citizen’s Brigade | famous comedy club (started by Amy Poehler!) with $10 tickets
Washington Square Park | classic park with street musicians near NYU
456 Shanghai Cuisine | get the soup dumplings
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P.S. Here's part one, a guide to Upper Manhattan and Midtown, if you missed it.
// photos by Claire Star
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