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Summer 2017 Guide to NYC

Summer 2017 Guide to NYC

Finishing up an internship in the city or simply stopping by for a weekend? After a summer well-spent in the city that never sleeps, our bloggers have rounded up some of their favorite places to frequent. Keep reading for some of our go-to brunch spots, favorite museums and galleries, and the best places to get all of your vintage shopping done! 

Olivia

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1. Neue Galerie: This is probably my favorite museum in New York. The Neue Galerie houses Gustav Klimt masterpieces (such as the famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, featured above), beautiful art deco furniture and design pieces from the Vienna Secession period and revolving exhibitions that cover everything from Post WWII contemporary painting to famous works by German artists. The museum also houses the lovely Café Sabarsky on the ground floor, which is perfect for brunch, a decadent dinner or just desserts! 

2. Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar: What's better than munching on a People's Pop as you stroll down the High Line on a hot summer day? Dunking that popsicle in a glass of Prosecco and enjoying it on the roof of the Conrad Hotel at Loopy Doopy! For sweeping views of the city, head over to Loopy Doopy at sunset and choose from Blueberry Peach, Strawberry Lemongrass or Empire Apple for a delicious end to your day. 

3. Cooper Hewitt Design Museum: A trip to NYC isn't complete without making your rounds to all the best museums the city has to offer. Cooper Hewitt curates the best in architecture and design and often incorporates a lot of interactive components into their exhibits. It's located on Museum Mile and within easy walking distance of other gallery and museum must-sees like the Guggenheim, the Met and the Neue Galerie. 

4. Brooklyn Charm: As if you need any other reason to spend a day exploring Williamsburg, Brooklyn Charm is the perfect pitstop for DIY jewelry. If you've been on the hunt forever for a certain style of earring, ring or charm necklace, stop by this adorable shop and design it yourself! You can pick and choose the style and sizing of your piece from an endless array of charms and trinkets, and the Brooklyn Charm team will assemble it all for you on site! For other jewelry needs, definitely check out VERAMEAT and Norbu Bijoux.

Laden

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1. Artists & Fleas: Manhattan is the perfect place to experience the city that never sleeps, but I love getting away from the hustle once in a while to boost my energy! As the up-and-coming part of the city, Brooklyn is the perfect escape while offering you an equally entertaining experience. Make sure you stop by Williamsburg and feel the cozy and eclectic vibe of the neighborhood. Even though there are lots of unique, local shops around every corner, Artists&Fleas is a heaven for thrift lovers. The massive indoor market showcases hip, handmade arts & crafts items, antiques, and vintage clothing sold directly by the sellers, allowing you to connect with the artists themselves. 

2. Tacombi Fonda Nolita: I can eat tacos anytime/anywhere! If you really crave true, authentic Mexican style tacos, you should definitely check out Tacombi. Even though they have multiple restaurants scattered in the city, the Nolita location has the best setting. It doesn't get any better than ordering your tasty tacos from a retro Volkswagen parked inside a garage while enjoying delicious cocktails.

3. Village East Cinema: Located in the heart of East Village, this historic theater has such a unique vibe to it. The beautifully restored landmark was once the home of Yiddish theater in its 1,200-seat auditorium. With New York City’s lack of a still-operating historic movie palace, the Village East is the closest thing around. 


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