New York, U.S.A.

Spring Awakening

Brooklyn Bridge

New York is a city of possibilities where there are countless ways to spend the day. After numerous visits and lots of practice, I succeeded in creating my perfect day in New York.
In the morning I took the wonderful walk across Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan and onwards to Chinatown, where I had a delicious chia pudding with berries and buckwheat at Dimes. After breakfast I went to the New Museum – my favourite gallery in New York due to its exciting exhibitions and because it’s not as crowded as the more popular “big name” museums.

Next stop were all these Marc Jacobs shops at Bleecker Street – with its brownstone houses and cute little shops probably one of the most idyllic streets in New York – before continuing all the way to the Meatpacking District, where I made my way up to the High Line. Up among the abandoned railway tracks, it seemed like nature had fought its way back into the city and it was suddenly surprisingly calm. I strolled along in these beautiful surroundings all the way to Chelsea for lunch at the Nomad Hotel and a quick drink at the elegant Elephant Bar.

Before dinner, even though it’s a bit touristy, I decided to ride up to the 102nd floor of Empire State Building to enjoy the view. Then I met my old friend Alexander Gustav Josef Jäger, who turned his back on us and moved to New York some time ago. We went to fancy pantsy Mission Chinese Food in Chinatown. There’s nothing better than catching up over some good food and a few bottles of wine.

Favorite spots

  • Apotheke

    Bar

    9 Doyers St

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  • Balthazar

    Restaurant

    80 Spring St

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  • Bookmarc

    Shop

    400 Bleecker St

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  • Cafe Gitane

    Café, Restaurant

    242 Mott Street

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  • Dimes

    Restaurant

    49 Canal St

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  • Experimental Cocktail Club

    Bar

    191 Chrystie St

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  • Five Leaves

    Bar, Café, Restaurant

    18 Bedford Ave

    Brooklyn

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  • Jack’s Wife Freda

    Café, Restaurant

    224 Lafayette Street

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  • Kitsune

    Shop

    1170 Broadway

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  • Lucky Strike

    Bar, Restaurant

    59 Grand St

  • Mission Chinese Food

    Restaurant

    171 E Broadway

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  • New Museum of Contemporary Art

    Museum

    235 Bowery

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  • Opening Ceremony

    Shop

    35 Howard St

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  • Russ & Daughters Cafe

    Café, Restaurant

    127 Orchard Street

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  • The NoMad Hotel

    Bar, Hotel, Restaurant

    1170 Broadway

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