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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Coffee break

Coffee Break

Americano, latte, ristretto, macchiato… no matter how you take it, in New York you’re never more than a block away from a coffee shop. We let the heavenly smell of fresh ground beans and the lightness of cappuccino foam guide us to find 3 spots full of good vibes for caffeine junkies. 3 spots where the barista knows your name and where you wish you could stay for a second (or third?) coffee. What else?   To laze during winter afternoons: Intelligentsia At the High…

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Bar Fortuna

The hidden bar

We could have simply told you about this new Italian restaurant that opened in Greenwich Village. A loft-style restaurant in a 19th century townhouse located on a charming tree-lined street in the village. Ceilings so high they could make you dizzy, along with starburst chandeliers, a glass roof, a roaring fireplace. With its trendy atmosphere and gourmet cuisine, it is easy to be seduced by Casa Apicii. But there’s more than meets the eye. It’s actually not about the restaurant we want to talk but about the small cocktail annex fashioned…

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The William Vale

The Sky’s the Limit

Spotted : there’s something new in Brooklyn! You probably couldn’t fail to notice steady construction progress being made on the other side of the East River and you kept an eye on the building which was transforming the Brooklyn skyline. We confirm the rumors: the William Vale hotel opened a few days ago in Williamsburg. All you need to know about The William Vale hotel can be summed up in 3 numbers: 22 floors, 183 rooms and a 360 degree view. Staying true to New York’s…

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3 hidden terraces

3 Hidden Terraces

Left picture: Bricolage; Top right picture: Gilligan’s; bottom right picture: Llama Inn. Too show off. Too noisy. Too crowded… Finding the perfect terrace can quickly give you a headache ! With the heatwave, your one and only obsession is to find a shady patio where you can sip a Spritz away from the urban hustle and bustle. We explored the city from top to bottom and scoured all neighborhoods looking for your next vacation HQ in NY. And we are betting you have not yet ventured into one of these…

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Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

Ice cream & Rock’n’Roll

Entering Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain is like stepping into a time travel machine. You are instantly transported to the America of the 50s. The America of leather jackets, quiffs, waiters in roller skates and white aprons. It’s like hearing old rock’n’roll coming from a transistor radio humming in the back. The fountain’s glory days started in the late 20s with Prohibition. Soda fountains were then popping up all over the United States, filling the social void caused by the closing of bars. Sparkling sodas…

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Rooftop Reds

A vineyard on a rooftop

Drinks at sunset in NY: pretty nice. Drinks at sunset on a rooftop in NY: very nice. Drinks at sunset on a rooftop surrounded by a vineyard in NY: getting close to perfection! You might have heard of beekeeping on the roof of the Opera Garnier in Paris, well now you also have grape-growing on rooftops in NY. Rooftop Reds is somewhat of a far-fetched project. Growing grapes on a Brooklyn rooftop. Producing wine in the middle of New York’s urban jungle. But don’t think…

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National Sawdust

The coolest place in NY right now

A new hipster spot or a soon-to-be cult music temple? A futuristic concert venue or the upcoming socializing space in Brooklyn? National Sawdust is everything at the same time, and so much more. This century-old former sawdust factory has recently been renovated and is now an artistic complex consisting of a music hall, recording studio, rehearsal space, bar and restaurant. National Sawdust is a smaller and avant-gardist version of Carnegie Hall. It’s a non-profit organization run by artists themselves. An incubator and springboard for young…

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Best cocktails NY

Cocktail Wonderland

Top right picture: Amor y Amargo; Bottom right picture: Yours Sincerely A small revolution is taking place in the muted world of cocktail bars. It’s called mixology. Forget about the classic mojitos and the outdated Long Island Iced Teas. Forget about hotel bars obsessed with exclusiveness and pitted olives. Mixology is the synonym of gastronomy and bartenders compete to come up with the most creative blends and the most sophisticated nectars. Even better than Tom Cruise, aka Brian Flanagan, in Cocktail! Let us take you to…

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Lelabar

Your ideal neighborhood wine bar

Cosmopolitan, Negroni, Daiquiri… New York has built up a solid reputation as a cocktail city. But the hegemony of long drinks is threatened more and more by wines from across the Atlantic. Riding the wave of the popularity of the French touch, the city lives at the frantic pace of wine bar openings. We selected one that we’re sure you will love. Lelabar is the ideal neighborhood wine bar everyone dreams of having next door. Conviviality is imperative in this Lilliputian space on Hudson Street: the only…

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