can’t-miss tips to enjoy New York from Colombian journalist Nina Garcia


Grit N Glory

186 Orchard Street

'Lower East Side has several great places in boutique form, like Grit N Glory, which translates well the area’s rock n’ roll vibe.”



7th Avenue, between 16th Street and 17th Street

“In Chelsea, which is filled with galleries, there’s always something new, and not just in the arts field. The luxurious department store Barneys just opened a fabulous location there.”


Whitney Museum

99 Gansevoort Street

“The neighboring Meatpacking District is home to the biggest new arrival of recent years: the Whitney Museum, of contemporary American art. It’s installed in a building which is a masterpiece by Renzo Piano.”


Madison Avenue

“Madison Avenue is where you’ll find more classic stores, like Céline, Hermès and Tory Burc. It’s for New Yorkers what 5th Avenue is for tourists.' 


Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center

57th St. and Seventh Ave (CH), and Columbus to Amsterdam Ave

“In Midtown, visiting Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the most famous stages on the planet, is a can’t-miss activity.” 


Blue Ribbon

119 Sullivan Street

“The best cultural tour of the city is one that includes the restaurants. The tuna sushi with pepper at the Japanese eatery Blue Ribbon is unforgettable.' 


Dirty French

180 Ludlow Street

“Among the bistros, one good option is the Dirty French, owned by chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone and very popular among the arts crowd.


Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle

35 E76th Street

“Wrap up the day with a good manhattan in hand: Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle serves up the best cocktails in the city.”