City Guides Spotlight: New York City

Select recommendations for enjoying a city that has everything, from our City Guides series

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New York City takes its role as the “capital of the world” seriously, with unlimited food, culture and entertainment on offer 24 hours a day. Everyone and anyone has a recommendation for NYC—from restaurants to parks, galleries, cafes and museums. Our newly launched City Guide series—made possible by Lexus—profiles the best hotspots across the country, as well as a suggested road trip for those wanting to venture beyond the city limits, and our guide to New York City is an easy entry to our favorites so you can eat well, explore the streets and hit up the most interesting shops. We cross the boroughs, and offer insights on the places that shouldn’t be missed. We’ve also included a Hamptons outing, if a visit to the city that never sleeps requires a quieter reprieve with just as many cultural options.

Every kind of cuisine is tackled by the New York foodie scene, and some of CH’s favorites are in the guide. Roberta’s Pizza isn’t a typical corner pizzeria; it’s Brooklyn’s invigoratingly fresh pizza paradise, RedFarm brings local products to innovative pairings and Shake Shack remains the stalwart burger for any occasion. Then there’s shopping—or just browsing—with our picks Matter, Kiosk and Story; all which are the anti-Fifth Avenue, where visitors will find a wide array of items that can’t be found elsewhere. New York is more than the multitude of Manhattan neighborhoods, and while Brooklyn’s got more than a few worthy stops, Governors Island and the free ferry ride that takes you there are perfect for a postcard view of the city. And it’s a city that even lifetime residents will never be able to know entirely, so starting with our picks is a great way to kick off your New York adventure.

Our new Lexus City Guides deliver the best shopping, dining and adventure that our standout cities have to offer. Check out our guide to New York City for the best way to navigate the Big Apple as a visitor or local, and be sure to check back in for new cities and updates from the Cool Hunting team.