Groupmuse

Get ready to be surprised

What we love in New York is discovering hidden gems, finding oneself in exceptional places and being surprised. Recently we had the chance to attend a cello concert in a chocolate factory lost in the far shore of Brooklyn with a beer and chocolate tasting. Magical moment! Or listening to a string quartet in a remote artists’ studio on the beach 50 minutes from Manhattan. Total change of scene! How? By way of Groupmuse. Groupmuse is a classical music collective which invites itself in exceptional…

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MY Secret NY guide

MY Secret NY guide is out!

To start September off on the right foot, let us share some good news: the MY Secret NY guide is out today! MY Secret NY teamed up with Hachette to write the 2018 version of their collection “Un Grand Weekend“. Result: 221 pages of insider spots if you want to spend a long weekend in NYC. A confidential restaurant, a secret shop, a trendsetting hidden bar… find all our exclusive tips in a small practical guide full of good vibes and illustrated by our artist Mathilde. And to celebrate…

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Cape House

Summer vibes

You already emptied your suitcase and put away your swimsuit, but summer isn’t over! To get back to it smoothly and get you up to speed on the latest hotspots, we decided to embark on a quest for the Holy Grail. You know, that hipster hidden gem that no one knows about and that you will be envied to have the exclusivity. We proceeded methodically. We wanted a beach shake to extend the vacation feeling. With a fish and selfish atmosphere to remind you of…

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NYC Getaway

Into the wild

Left picture: Minnewaska State Park; Top right picture: beach at Sebago Cabin Camp; bottom right picture: Sebago Lake. Still no plans for Labor Day? Let’s face it: D-1 before America’s most anticipated long weekend, it’s probably too late! You won’t find the beach house of your dreams in the Hamptons or the charming lakefront cottage in the Catskills. But don’t worry, we’re not going to leave you stranded in NYC. We’re launching a special weekend rescue operation! Did you know that within two hours of Manhattan…

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Azul rooftop cinema

Spending August in NYC? Lucky you!

Any plans for Monday night? Movie buffs or night owls: rendez-vous on Hotel Hugo’s rooftop. A hotel hidden in Hudson Square, a sort of no-man’s land between the trendy neighborhoods of Soho and TriBeCa, lost between a UPS center and the Holland Tunnel’s entrance. Anti-glamor you said? Trust us, it’s Downtown’s most stylish terrace. Take the elevator, go to the top floor and enter the very chic Hugo bar with its large bay windows and its stunning 360-degree views of Manhattan. You will feel the…

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NYC Rooftops

Your Summer Trilogy

Left picture: The Roof; Top right picture: The Crown; bottom right picture: Good Story. Rooftop, rooftop, rooftop. It’s the watchword this summer if you’re staying in Manhattan. HQ of night owls during the warmer months, reach for the sky on the perched roofs above NYC’s urban jungle. The good news is that the 2017 hit list of panoramic terraces is full of pleasant surprises. Judge for yourself: we selected 3 new bars hooked up to the skyline where you will be able to fine-tune your suntan….

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The Django

A night at Gatsby’s

There is a time machine in the catacombs of a hotel in Tribeca. It instantly transports you to the Jazz Age. Many of you are familiar with the Roxy hotel, but we would guess that very few are aware of the presence of a private jazz club concealed in its basement. Welcome to The Django, a vintage cabaret boasting vaulted ceilings and candlelit corners. You can have dinner or share some nibbles at a table and have a drink at their sumptuous bar. Get dizzy…

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Mana

You said Jersey City?

There is a huge cultural space right next to Manhattan that you probably never heard of. Intrigued ? Welcome to Mana Contemporary – perhaps one of the art world’s best-kept secrets. So yes, you’ll have to cross the Hudson River and venture over to Jersey City but we guarantee the discovery is worth the detour. This former tobacco warehouse and factory occupying 6 floors and stretching over 450,000 square feet was converted into a contemporary art center. A gigantic space. At a time of deep cuts in arts funding for museums, Mana is a refreshing…

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Le French Diner

By word of mouth

It is a secret restaurant we wish we could keep secret. A neighborhood restaurant tuned to Pink Floyd. A restaurant for regulars where you always end up chatting with the person sitting next to you or with the owner Pierre. After spending several years as a bartender in New York, this French epicurean saved enough money to open his own restaurant three years ago. A restaurant no bigger than a handkerchief with only 18 seats. But don’t worry, Pierre will always find a seat for…

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Mezcaleria La Milagrosa

The bar that hipsters don’t know about yet

In the galaxy of NY speakeasies, there’s a new kid on the block. And the least you can say about it is that its entrance is a headscratcher! You will first need to find the front door of a former laundromat, enter a Mexican grocery store and step up into a fridge door to penetrate the sanctuary of La Milagrosa. Above all, you will need to get their phone number as it’s reservation-only. Ready? La Milagrosa is a bar concealed  behind a bodega selling Mexican…

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