New York City: concrete jungle where dreams come true. A crazy big city full of tourists traps!
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. Billie can spot the best Brooklyn food truck from a mile away.
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!
(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!
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.
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.
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.