For NYC visitors
Rocks Off Cruises is one of For NYC visitors.

1. Rocks Off Cruises

7.6
Skyport Marina (at 23rd St & FDR Dr), New York, NY
Harbor or Marina · Kips Bay · 7 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: In nice weather, these concert cruises can be some of the best evenings NYC has to offer. But eat before you leave, as the food on the boat is overpriced and not so great.

Union Square Greenmarket is one of For NYC visitors.

2. Union Square Greenmarket

9.3
Union Sq W (btwn E 14th & E 17th St), New York, NY
Farmers Market · Union Square · 411 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Stop by to get a Ronnybrook Dairy coffee milk or some cinnamon toast butter (only on Wednesdays or Saturdays). Also good: hot pickles from Rick's Picks.

Brooklyn Brewery is one of For NYC visitors.

3. Brooklyn Brewery

8.8
79 N 11th St (at Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Brewery · Williamsburg · 368 tips and reviews

Patrick D.Patrick DePuydt: Go to happy hour at Brookly Brewery early to get a table, then order pizza and play cards with your friends enjoying Brooklyn's finest brews.

4. Roosevelt Island Tram (Manhattan Station)

E 60th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Cable Car · Upper East Side · 79 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Not just for commuters…tourists should take a ride not only for the fantastic views, but to go take a stroll around Roosevelt Island. A ride costs $2.25 each way.

Rice to Riches is one of For NYC visitors.

5. Rice to Riches

8.4
37 Spring St (btwn Mott & Mulberry St), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · NoLita · 393 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Bring a friend and get two flavors. But you'll probably want a lot less than you think you will, so be careful not to over-order.

Pies 'n' Thighs is one of For NYC visitors.

6. Pies 'n' Thighs

8.7
166 S 4th St (at Driggs Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Fried Chicken Joint · Williamsburg · 554 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Apart from having top-notch fried chicken, the insane burger here is actually my favorite burger in NYC. And all of the sides are great. Cash only!

S'MAC is one of For NYC visitors.

7. S'MAC

7.7
197 1st Ave (at E 12th St), New York, NY
Mac and Cheese Joint · East Village · 285 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Often super crowded, so if you're set on having a peaceful sit-down meal with a group, might not be the best choice. But the mac n cheese is just great.

The Compleat Strategist is one of For NYC visitors.

8. The Compleat Strategist

7.7
11 E 33rd St (btwn Madison & 5th Ave.), New York, NY
Toy Store · NoMad · 35 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: One of the few decent physical game stores in NYC. The staff can be curmudgeonly, but don't let that deter you. Lots of tabletop gaming events here, too.

No Idea? is one of For NYC visitors.

9. No Idea?

30 E 20th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave.), New York, NY
Bar · Flatiron District · 36 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: The house vodka is pretty good, and all the cocktails come in pint glasses for around $8. Plenty of tables in back, good for after work groups.

Jimmy's Diner is one of For NYC visitors.

10. Jimmy's Diner

577 Union Ave (btwn N 10th & N 11th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Diner · Williamsburg · 206 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: I love everything on the menu here. I've never been disappointed by anything I've ordered, but the breakfast bowls are a real treat.

Nunu Chocolates is one of For NYC visitors.

11. Nunu Chocolates

529 Atlantic Ave (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Chocolate Store · Boerum Hill · 34 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Wonderful drinks and delicious treats. Try the beer chocolates!

High Line is one of For NYC visitors.

12. High Line

9.5
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1499 tips and reviews

DensDens: Walk the whole thing (sunset = best). If its night time, look for the exhibitionists Doing Their Thing in the windows of the Standard Hotel. Sit in sunken mini-theater (you'll know it when you see it)

ChipShop is one of For NYC visitors.

13. ChipShop

383 5th Ave (at 6th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Fish and Chips Shop · Central Slope · 90 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Best fish & chips I've had in NYC, and walking distance from Lucky 13 Saloon.

14. Twigs Salon

8.6
520 E 11th St (btw Ave A & Ave B), New York, NY
Hair Salon · Alphabet City · 17 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Get a cut from Ruthie! She's talented, creative, friendly, and an absolute pleasure to be around.

Veselka is one of For NYC visitors.

15. Veselka

8.8
144 2nd Ave (at E 9th St), New York, NY
Ukrainian Restaurant · East Village · 650 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Students, locals and celebs all love this classic Ukrainian spot. Some of the city's best banana pancakes, kasha with gravy, matzo ball soup, pierogis and a great cheeseburger. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Think Coffee is one of For NYC visitors.

16. Think Coffee

7.6
248 Mercer St (btwn W 3rd & W 4th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Greenwich Village · 325 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Home of NerdNYC's monthly boardgame night, and a damn fine Spanish latte.

The Meatball Shop is one of For NYC visitors.

17. The Meatball Shop

170 Bedford Ave (btwn N 7th & N 8th St), Brooklyn, NY
Italian Restaurant · Williamsburg · 372 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: I love the spicy pork meatballs, and the whiskey float is positively to die for.

Milk Bar is one of For NYC visitors.

18. Milk Bar

8.2
251 E 13th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · East Village · 711 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: I love the coffee milk here, and all the pies are great, especially the crack pie. I always take home a couple of compost cookies, too.

Fette Sau is one of For NYC visitors.

19. Fette Sau

8.7
354 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Havemeyer & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
BBQ Joint · Williamsburg · 561 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: Try to go early in the evening, because it can get super crowded here. But it's a great place to eat before a show at Knitting Factory.

Jade Island is one of For NYC visitors.

20. Jade Island

6.2
2845 Richmond Ave (at K-Mart Plaza), Staten Island, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Heartland Village · 22 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: One of the only restaurants that could get me to visit Staten Island. Worth it!

Taishu-Izakaya Kenka is one of For NYC visitors.

21. Taishu-Izakaya Kenka

7.7
25 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · East Village · 155 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: It's hard to go wrong with $8 pitchers, tons of cheap small plates, and make-your-own cotton candy for dessert.

Death & Co. is one of For NYC visitors.

22. Death & Co.

8.8
433 E 6th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 394 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: This place is expensive, but it's my absolute favorite fancy cocktail bar in the city. Everything is great. Everything.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is one of For NYC visitors.

23. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

733 11th Ave (btwn 51st & 52nd St), New York, NY
TV Station · Hell's Kitchen · 68 tips and reviews

Brett C.Brett Chamberlin: Show up even earlier than they recommend or get stuck in the back. Trying to get tickets? Bookmark the page and check daily - they appear and vanish within an hour.

Peaches HotHouse is one of For NYC visitors.

24. Peaches HotHouse

8.6
415 Tompkins Ave (at Hancock St), Brooklyn, NY
Fried Chicken Joint · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 250 tips and reviews

Emma S.Emma Story: You absolutely must try the Nashville-style hot chicken here. The "hot" variety was plenty for me, but "extra hot" is available too if you're daring.

Roberta's Pizza is one of For NYC visitors.

25. Roberta's Pizza

9.2
261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizzeria · East Williamsburg · 864 tips and reviews

The New York TimesThe New York Times: Pizzas are nicely singed. Also good: arugula with bresaola, pickled pig’s tongue, mackerel with lemon jelly, wood-roasted chicken, wood-roasted Berkshire pork chop. Read more.

26. Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

125 E 7th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Ice Cream Parlor · East Village · 418 tips and reviews

Ron C.Ron C.: If it's your first time here. Get the Salty Pimp. Vanilla ice cream / caramel & sea salt dipped in chocolate. This should introduce you to how a mix of Sweet & Salty go well together. Awesome Flavors!

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is one of For NYC visitors.

27. The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

New York, NY
Food Truck · NoMad · 62 tips and reviews

Emily H.Emily Hanhan: Go to the BGICT and get some sort of crazy topping - olive oil and salt, sriracha, dulce de leche and nilla wafers, or the popular Choinkwich - bacon ice cream sandwich!

Books Kinokuniya is one of For NYC visitors.

28. Books Kinokuniya

9.4
1073 Avenue of the Americas (btwn W 40th & W 41st St), New York, NY
Bookstore · Midtown East · 202 tips and reviews

nymagnymag: Tucked on the second floor of this Japanese bookstore is a counter selling perfect afternoon snacks. Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin loves the umebashi plum rice balls, she told us in her NY Diet. Read more.

Heidelberg Restaurant is one of For NYC visitors.

29. Heidelberg Restaurant

8.5
1648 2nd Ave (btwn 85th & 86th St.), New York, NY
German Restaurant · Yorkville · 106 tips and reviews

Dorrian's Red HandDorrian's Red Hand: When we're in the mood for the best German food in the whole city, we head just a few blocks over to the Heidelberg for brats, potato pancakes, pork shank, boots of lager, and to say hi to Dieter!

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums is one of For NYC visitors.

30. Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums

723 7th Ave (btwn W 48th & 49th), New York, NY
Music Store · Theater District · No tips or reviews
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. is one of For NYC visitors.

31. Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

7.8
372 5th Ave (at 5th St), Brooklyn, NY
Toy Store · Central Slope · 28 tips and reviews

Jeff J.Jeff Johnson: Definitely get De-Villainized. I've never felt so heroic.

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is one of For NYC visitors.

32. The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

8.5
65 Bayard St (btwn Elizabeth & Mott St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Parlor · Chinatown · 450 tips and reviews
The McKittrick Hotel is one of For NYC visitors.

33. The McKittrick Hotel

9.0
530 W 27th St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave), New York, NY
Indie Theater · Chelsea · 325 tips and reviews
Gallow Green is one of For NYC visitors.

34. Gallow Green

8.6
542 W 27th St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave), New York, NY
Lounge · Chelsea · 233 tips and reviews
SOCKERBIT sweet & swedish is one of For NYC visitors.

35. SOCKERBIT sweet & swedish

89 Christopher St, New York, NY
Candy Store · West Village · 57 tips and reviews
Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck is one of For NYC visitors.

36. Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

8.2
New York, NY
Food Truck · Upper West Side · 72 tips and reviews
Del's NYC Frozen Lemonade is one of For NYC visitors.

37. Del's NYC Frozen Lemonade

6.7
New York, NY
Food Truck · 9 tips and reviews
Union Square Holiday Market is one of For NYC visitors.

38. Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square (at 14th St.), New York, NY
Miscellaneous Store · Union Square · 28 tips and reviews
Baohaus is one of For NYC visitors.

39. Baohaus

238 E 14th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Taiwanese Restaurant · East Village · 293 tips and reviews
Nitehawk Cinema is one of For NYC visitors.

40. Nitehawk Cinema

9.4
136 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Berry St & Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Movie Theater · Williamsburg · 301 tips and reviews
Blue Bottle Coffee is one of For NYC visitors.

41. Blue Bottle Coffee

160 Berry St (btwn N 4th & N 5th St), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Williamsburg · 403 tips and reviews
Then She Fell is one of For NYC visitors.

42. Then She Fell

195 Maujer St, Brooklyn, NY
Indie Theater · East Williamsburg · 37 tips and reviews
Jacob's Pickles is one of For NYC visitors.

43. Jacob's Pickles

9.2
509 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 84th & W 85th St), New York, NY
Southern Food Restaurant · Upper West Side · 672 tips and reviews
Baconery is one of For NYC visitors.

44. Baconery

911 Columbus Ave (btwn W 104th & W 105th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Upper West Side · 25 tips and reviews
Calexico Cart is one of For NYC visitors.

45. Calexico Cart

Madison Sq. Park at Broadway (btwn W 24th & W 25th St), New York, NY
Food Truck · NoMad · 85 tips and reviews