January 31, 2014

Travel / Five times New York City

New York City 2012

1. Ulta

You want to do some beauty shopping while you're in New York? Of course you want to go to Duane Read and Walgreens, you can find those al around the city. But when you're in New York you can also go to Ulta. Take the subway to Queens and get out at 63 Dr - Rego Park (the E, M & R trains will take you there). From there it's just a short walk to Rego Park Center I and II. Ulta is located in Rego Park Center II.

2. PAX

For breakfast and lunch I like to go to PAX (you can find these all over the city). What I love most about this place is the fact that you can create your own salad. You can choose your greens (crisp romaine, mixed greens or spinach), your toss-ins (vegetables, chicken, cheese etc.) and your dressing (honey mustard, ranch, caesar etc.). Of course you can also buy a bagel, sandwiches or a lot of other things.

3. Red Rose Nail & Spa

There are a lot of places in New York where you can go and get a manicure and/or pedicure. I like to go to Red Rose (152 W 72nd St). Both times I was in New York I went here a few times. They have great prices, the people that work there are really friendly and they have a lot nail polish colours to choose from. There is a Urban Outfitters and a Duane Read close by. At Gray's Papaya, which is also close by, you can get a fresh juice.

4. Chat N Chew

You want to go here (10 E 16th St) for a good old burger (and a lot of other things - I went for the Quintessential Macaroni and Cheese). The place has an amazing atmosphere and great quality food. With names as 110% Veggie Chili, Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf and Thanksgiving On A Roll who doesn't want to eat here?! It's close to Union Square Park which is also a cool place to check out!

5. South Street Seaport

Yes, you get a great view of Manhattan from the Empire State building and Top of the Rock. Definitely go there. But if you want a view that's a little bit different, go to South Street Seaport. Go onto the pier and on the top level of the building (where the restaurants are) you can go outside and you'll have an amazing view of the Brooklyn bridge on one side and Manhattan on the other. South Street Seaport itself is also worth checking out. It's a 'cute' 'little' area with shops and restaurants.
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