NYC & Washington DC
Kotobuki is one of NYC & Washington DC.

1. Kotobuki

56 3rd Ave (10th Street), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 99 tips and reviews

Clarka H.Clarka Honziku: This is a die-for sushi! K-mac sliders & spicy tuna sandwich are absolutely mind blowing!

Sugar Sweet Sunshine is one of NYC & Washington DC.

2. Sugar Sweet Sunshine

126 Rivington St (btwn Essex & Norfolk), New York, NY
Cupcake Shop · Lower East Side · 249 tips and reviews

ModeliniaModelinia: Taylor Warren votes this bakery the best place in the city for cupcakes. She recommends the red velvet variety, and for $1.50 a pop it’s easy to stock up on seconds, and thirds!

Little Cupcake Bakeshop is one of NYC & Washington DC.

3. Little Cupcake Bakeshop

30 Prince St (at Mott St), New York, NY
Cupcake Shop · NoLita · 318 tips and reviews

raymondweilraymondweil: Love comes in bite sizes (literally) at Little Cupcake Bakeshop which specializes in baking traditional American desserts, using only the freshest ingredients. Independence is a state of mind.

Two Little Red Hens is one of NYC & Washington DC.

4. Two Little Red Hens

1652 2nd Ave (btwn E 85th & E 86th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Yorkville · 362 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Good spot on the UES when your sweet tooth is craving some red velvet. Can't go wrong with any dessert here but you should definitely try the pumpkin cupcake.

Lucy's Cantina Royale is one of NYC & Washington DC.

5. Lucy's Cantina Royale

1 Penn Plaza (34th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Latin American Restaurant · Chelsea · 158 tips and reviews

amNewYorkamNewYork: Frozen margaritas ($9) are served year-round, and heat lamps can keep you toasty.

Greenwood Park is one of NYC & Washington DC.

6. Greenwood Park

555 7th Ave (btwn 19th & 20th St), Brooklyn, NY
Beer Garden · Greenwood Heights · 150 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Make use of your competitive side: indulge yourself in some drinking games, capture the sausage crown, or “do work” in one of three boxed in courts at this massive garden of beer and bocce. Read more.

Green-Wood Cemetery is one of NYC & Washington DC.

7. Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St (at 5th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Cemetery · Greenwood Heights · 71 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: This resting ground for such 19th-century titans as jeweler Charles Tiffany and pianist Louis Gottschalk, is running out of burial plots, so the cemetery is turning to alternative revenue streams. Read more.

Lincoln Tunnel is one of NYC & Washington DC.

8. Lincoln Tunnel

NY-495 (at Hudson River), New York, NY
Tunnel · 388 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Try making a call here because the tunnel has the best cellphone service in New York. Read more.

Bryant Park is one of NYC & Washington DC.

9. Bryant Park

E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Midtown East · 1216 tips and reviews
The Pickle Shack is one of NYC & Washington DC.

10. The Pickle Shack

256 4th Ave (Carroll), Brooklyn, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Gowanus · 55 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: The ricotta sandwich had “the right ratio of bread (Runner & Stone sesame seed) to filling, and the vegetables successfully stood up to the oozing and abundant ricotta.” Read more.

New York Penn Station is one of NYC & Washington DC.

11. New York Penn Station

1 Penn Plz (btwn W 31st & W 33rd St), New York, NY
Train Station · Chelsea · 1665 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: The lost and found in this once glorious transit hub took in more than fifteen hundred umbrellas in 1947, according to a Talk of the Town story. Read more.

Sunset Park is one of NYC & Washington DC.

12. Sunset Park

41st to 44th St (btwn 5th & 7th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Sunset Park · 54 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Winner of Best View in the 2011 Village Voice Best of issue! Visit at dusk for the most breathtaking visage of NYC.

Tacos Matamoros is one of NYC & Washington DC.

13. Tacos Matamoros

4508 5th Ave (btwn 45th & 46th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Sunset Park · 59 tips and reviews
SKÁL is one of NYC & Washington DC.

14. SKÁL

37 Canal St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Scandinavian Restaurant · Chinatown · 35 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “Dinner at Skál…can feel surreal. The owner, Oli Bjorn Stephensen, designed the place to evoke a baðstofa, the communal living-and-sleeping room in the grass-covered cottages of his native Iceland.” Read more.

Seersucker is one of NYC & Washington DC.

15. Seersucker

329 Smith St (President and Carroll), Brooklyn, NY
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Carroll Gardens · 91 tips and reviews

Design*SpongeDesign*Sponge: Seersucker walks a perfect line between Southern comfort food and clean, modern fare. Their chicken and dumpling soup is heaven in a bowl.

Gotham West Market is one of NYC & Washington DC.

16. Gotham West Market

600 11th Ave (btwn W 44th & W 45th St), New York, NY
Food Court · Hell's Kitchen · 204 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Diners have great things to say about the noodles and rice bowls at the Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, the tapas from Mullen's El Colmado, and the terrines and sausages from The Cannibal.

Newseum is one of NYC & Washington DC.

17. Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 308 tips and reviews

Jonathan C.Jonathan Coffman: One of the best privately owned museums in DC, especially for journalism junkies like me.

Martha's Country Bakery is one of NYC & Washington DC.

18. Martha's Country Bakery

36-21 Ditmars Blvd (at 37th St), Astoria, NY
Bakery · 162 tips and reviews

Racky R.Racky Ross: By far the best bakery in the queens!

Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop is one of NYC & Washington DC.

19. Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop

600 11th Ave (btwn W 44th & W 45th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 165 tips and reviews

Alex G.Alex Godin: It's not easy for a Jewish guy to open a ramen joint in Tokyo. It's even harder to get Japanese people to say it's good. Ivan did both and now he's here in New York, home of the Jews, to feed us.

Birch Coffee is one of NYC & Washington DC.

20. Birch Coffee

750 Columbus Ave (btwn W 96th & W 97th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Upper West Side · 107 tips and reviews

Merav K.Merav Kanpol: Awesome neighborhood hangout. The coffee, food, and craft beer selection is top notch. This place doesn't cut any corners with quality.

Schmackary's is one of NYC & Washington DC.

21. Schmackary's

362 W 45th St (at 9th Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Hell's Kitchen · 285 tips and reviews

Jonathan L.Jonathan Lovitz: Never have I ever had a better cookie in my life!!!!!! Try the red velvet, peanut butter, and maple-bacon-- you won't regret it! The best staff and an owner of any bakery in New York City!

Brooklyn Bridge is one of NYC & Washington DC.

22. Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY
Bridge · 1010 tips and reviews

Simon & SchusterSimon & Schuster: Did you know? Twenty-one elephants walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in 1884 proving its stability. Bestselling author David McCullough illustrates the bridge’s history in his book, THE GREAT BRIDGE. Read more.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is one of NYC & Washington DC.

23. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

1 Water St (at Old Fulton St), Brooklyn, NY
Ice Cream Shop · DUMBO · 181 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: No pretense; just some good ol' fashioned ice cream with a great view. Featured on our list of Top 10 Ice Creams in NYC, this is the quintessential experience that every New Yorker should have.

Jane's Carousel is one of NYC & Washington DC.

24. Jane's Carousel

45 Main St (at Old Dock St), Brooklyn, NY
Theme Park Ride / Attraction · DUMBO · 86 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Even the most seasoned Manhattan Bridge commuters will vouch for its awe-factor. The oversized carnival ride doubles as a feel-like-a-kid-again landmark and a truly unique Brooklyn draw.

Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of NYC & Washington DC.

25. Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Central Park · 1949 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Hanging out on the Met steps is a New York tradition, and billionaire David Koch has pledged "at least $10 million" to renovate the fountains outside the museum. Read more.

Katz's Delicatessen is one of NYC & Washington DC.

26. Katz's Delicatessen

205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Lower East Side · 1432 tips and reviews

Mario B.Mario Batali: simply the best pastrami sandwich on the planet, pair it with a dr browns cel ray soda and see god

Brooklyn Roasting Company is one of NYC & Washington DC.

27. Brooklyn Roasting Company

25 Jay St (btwn Plymouth & John St), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · DUMBO · 316 tips and reviews

Hide in D.Hide in DumboNYC: They roast their coffee on location and know how to make a great brew. Must try if you love coffee. Plus the baristas are super-nice and know their shit. Good casual meeting place too.

Museum of the Moving Image is one of NYC & Washington DC.

28. Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave (btwn 36th St and 37th St), Astoria, NY
Museum · Astoria · 187 tips and reviews

City of New YorkCity of New York: The Museum is the only cultural institution in the United States dedicated to the exploration and interpretation of film, television, and digital media.

Momofuku Milk Bar is one of NYC & Washington DC.

29. Momofuku Milk Bar

360 Smith St (at 2nd Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Dessert Shop · Carroll Gardens · 89 tips and reviews

Alex R.Alex Rainert: The normally sloppy ingredients for a Reuben neatly tucked into a delicious Rye croissant. What more could you ask for? Makes for a great, if not indulgent, breakfast.

Tamarind TriBeCa is one of NYC & Washington DC.

30. Tamarind TriBeCa

99 Hudson St (at Franklin St), New York, NY
Indian Restaurant · Tribeca · 155 tips and reviews