Eat, Drink And Play In New York

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New York City: concrete jungle where dreams are made, true. Crazy big city full of tourists traps, also true!

Take New York City local, freelance writer and editor, Billie Cohen’s recommendations below to experience the city in the footsteps of a New York native, who can spot the best Brooklyn food truck from a mile away.

Food

Red Hook Food Vendors  Be sure to explore the food scenes outside Manhattan. These Brooklyn vendors have been serving delicious Latin American food every summer for 40 years – way before food trucks were trendy!

After Dark

(Le) Poisson Rouge  LPR garners music-nerd kudos for its eclectic roster, from classical to art rock. But this is no stuck-up spot – ’80s dance parties and drag-queen bingo make the schedule too!

Play

Conservatory Garden  Explore the northern end of Central Park, where you’ll find this trio of formal gardens with French, Italian and English-style nooks.

Day Trip

Niagra Falls by Air  Visit one of the most majestic waterfalls in the USA and travel there in style – by air. You'll get to see the falls from above and also up-close on a boat tour during your visit.

Secret Tip

Insider info  For decades, Marjorie Eliot has been hosting Parlor Jazz in her unassuming apartment at 555 Edgecombe Avenue. It’s never advertised, but it’s not to be missed.