New York in a nutshell

The old saying goes: “There is a broken heart for every light on broadway.” New York is impressive, vibrant and always alive! I’ll try to narrow down my post about a few things you should consider when going there, as well as a few recommendations and tips.

Small and expensive is what you can except from hotel rooms in New York. As mentioned before I stayed at the Cassa Hotel in midtown west. Location wise the hotel was great, close to everything and within easy access to the subway. The staffs were lovely and very helpful. The rooms are not that big but very clean and simple, a bit too simple and there is absolutely no closet space. The shower is not the best either, the pressure is not great and it’s a badly designed. The hotel itself is too expensive for what it is, but I guess that this is a New York standard.

One week is definitely not enough; I would recommend 10 days in order to experience things at a slower pace, and another good tip is to go there during spring or summer, you’ll get to see much more :)

Now once you’re there this is what I can recommend.


Go for brunch and try their french toast!

french toast
french toast


If you want to make a quick stop between the sightseeing and shopping go to Doughnut Plant for delicious original and different type of doughnuts.

doughnut plant
doughnut plant


If you’re craving pancakes, Norma’s at midtown has the best as well as their cappuccino!



For a more high-end dinner go to TAO, remember to make reservations! While there try their sea bass it is delicious!


Now enough about eating, what should you do while in NYC?

Walk around Harlem to experience something else than the typical Manhattan scene. Either grab a coffee or go to a church on a Sunday and listen to their gospel. If you are looking to laugh your ass off and go somewhere local, you must attend a comedy show at the comedy cellar. This was one of my favorite things to do, and I can do it again and again!

If you are looking for something more cultural to see, then I highly recommend the Guggenheim museum, great art and such a beautiful building!

Not easy to cover everything that is exciting in New York but hope you enjoyed reading!