A few things that I, personally, enjoyed very much and can warmly recommend for your next trip to the Big Apple. The list is to be continued over the next few days. If you think I’ve missed something important, feel free to comment! 🙂
Have Breakfast at the 202 (202 9th Avenue, between West 22nd and 23rd)
A bit stylish but not too much, with great service and delicious food. Try the buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and creme fraiche or the maple baked granola with fruits and greek yoghurt, both yummie as can be.
Munch some cake at Magnolia Bakery
My travel guide claimed, these were the best cakes in town and well worth to stand in the line for like an hour. I blamed them for exaggeration (not for the cakes but for the hour) but walking past Magnolia today I saw nearly a hundred people queuing outside all around the block, chatting, laughing, looking forward to their cupcake. Unbelievable! Just as their cakes.
See Lion King on Broadway
If you like musicals, go see Disney’s „The Lion King“. I just stumbled out of the theatre at Times Square, completely enchanted. Very funny, very fantastic, with fabulous artists and stunning costumes. Wow.
Take a walk from West Pier down to Battery Park
Preferrably with a grande macchiato in your hand on a sunny day. Stop every now and then to look at the water and over to Ellis Island and Miss Libby. Walk into the World Financial Center and with a bit of luck you’ll enjoy a free dance performance.
Enjoy frozen yoghurt at Pinkberry
Along with lots of sliced fruits, best on a sunny day (and any other).
McNulty’s Coffee Shop (109 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Bedford Street)
Close your eyes and sniff. At McNulty’s, three Asian guys scuffle through the shop and moving wonderfully smelling bags here and there, filled up with the most diverse coffee and tea specialities, including beans with chocolate-raspberry oder cinnamon flavour. Love it.
Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center
Terrific sight from the 70th floor. Not exactly cheap, but really worth it.