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Local Spotlight – Natalia on the Best of New York City

By September 29, 2021October 25th, 2021No Comments
Natalia Vrazdova

by Abhishek Singh
Featured Photo - Caffe Reggio in Greenwich Village, New York City

Not long ago, we came up with an idea to do a series featuring prominent, influential locals and get their recommendations on the best of the city. We decided to reach out to one of our member for the inaugural feature – Natalia, a director at a leading cosmetics company in New York City. A bit of a traveler and explorer, Natalia is born and raised in Slovakia, and lived in Amsterdam, Sydney, Warsaw, and been living in Manhattan, New York City for the last 4 years, so she knows what she’s talking about. So, without further ado …

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO OVER THE WEEKEND

Rent a Citibike and bike around Hudson River Greenway.

3 MUST-DOS

Watching NYC Skyline from Brooklyn. Rooftop of Williamsburg Hotel or The Williams Vale – or Domino Park.

Having a slice of $1 pizza at a dodgy pizza shop. 2 Bros in Midtown are okay.

Doing a boozy brunch on Saturday somewhere Downtown or Rooftop Party.

TOURISTY THING TO DO

World Trade Center Observatory – you can have a drink on the rooftop after the tour ends.

Maman Hudson

Maman Hudson
Photo courtesy of Maman

FAVOURITE NEIGHBOURHOOD

West Village

CAFE

Maman Soho

HIDDEN INSTAGRAM SPOT

Greenwich St and Duane St. Crossroad – Amazing Spot with World Trade Center.

Oxomoco Brooklyn

Oxomoco in Brooklyn, New York City
Photo courtesy of Oxomoco

SPOT – BRUNCH

Avocado Toast in Ruby’s Cafe is Great

SPOT – DINNER

This really depends on a cuisine you like. For American, I recommend The Smith – Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Fondue for start and Quinoa Salad with Shrimps for main.

For Mexican, Oxomoxo (affordable Michelin restaurant) – Caeser Salad for start and any Tacos for main. It’s also good for a special, splurge yourself moment.

SPOT – DESERT

You cannot leave NYC without trying the Banana Pudding from Magnolia Bakery and Chocolate Chip Cookie from Levain Bakery.