New York

Our Field Guide is your road map to some of our fav spots in New York! 

Eat.

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˙∆  Roberta’s Pizza ∆˙

While New York is often known for the best $2 slice around, Roberta’s has been rewriting the landscape by taking the “artisan” moniker to a new level. This NY favorite does everything in-house, from curing the meats to churning the butter, all amounting to one of the most magical wood-fired pies you might ever taste. Photos courtesy of Roberta’s Pizza.

 

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˙∆ Russ & Daughter’s Café ∆˙

A short walk from Russ & Daughter’s iconic counter serving pastrami-cured salmon, whitefish salad and bagels since 1914, the updated café offers elevated classic Jewish fare with the added perk of a place to sit in their new white tile eatery. Photo courtesy of Russ & Daughter’s Café.

 

 

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˙∆ Cafe Mogador ∆˙

Serving updated Moroccan classics and an assortment of objectively mouthwatering food, this family owned East Village gem is a truly a neighborhood favorite, and one of our favorite post-fair spots for a special meal. For a truly memorable New York experience, check out their lovely terrace and enjoy their award-winning brunch among some of the City’s most captivating food enthusiasts. Photos courtesy of Cafe Mogador.

 

 

Drink.

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˙∆ Grand Army Bar ∆˙

A rare and extraordinary combination of New York food and drink architects with oysters and seafood, all tied neatly together in an unpretentious yet stunning and relaxed space with arguably one of the best bar programs in the city. Photos courtesy of Grand Army Bar.

 

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˙∆ Loosie Rouge ∆˙

New Orleans inspired plates are served alongside aged cocktails on tap at this lively  Williamsburg South Side bar. Plainly said, Loosie Rouge will show you a good time, with a piano for karaoke nights never not singing an upbeat jazz melody. Photos courtesy of Loosie Rouge.

 

Sip.

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˙∆ Blank Slate ∆˙

Coloring the up-and-coming NoMad neighborhood, Blank Slate is bringing all day eats from breakfast sandwiches and coffee to small plates and craft beers. The modern, counter-order spot is also home to a gourmet market of curated local and artisan culinary products. Photo courtesy of Blank Slate.

 

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˙∆ Happy Bones ∆˙

Airy digs clad in white brick frame local art and international coffee at Nolita’s Happy Bones. Hoping to creatively inspire New York with European-style espresso, the café is the perfect place to workshop your next idea. Photos courtesy of Happy Bones.

 

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˙∆ Devoción ∆˙

Beans sourced from untamed, near-inaccessible Colombian terrain while establishing social and environmental relationships along the way, Devoción brews the freshest and most conscientious coffee in Brooklyn. Photos courtesy of Devoción.

 

˙∆ City of Saints ∆˙

At their Bushwick and East Village locations, City of Saints’ coffee roasters hopes to celebrate the communities they inhabit with a friendly and inviting atmosphere. The café also roasts their own beans, which they sustainably source from around the world. Photos courtesy of City of Saints.

 

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˙∆ Ovenly ∆˙

Owners Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin thoughtfully craft sweet, savory and sometimes spicy confections at Greenpoint’s Ovenly. Try the classic salted chocolate chip cookies or if you’re feeling  adventurous go with the blue cheese–pecan scones or spicy bacon-caramel popcorn. Photo courtesy of Ovenly.

 

Do.

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˙∆ The Highline ∆˙

Built atop an abandoned railway, The Highline is 1.45 miles of nature above the city. Stops along the path include the Whitney Museum, The Standard’s rooftop bar and Chelsea Market. Photos courtesy of The Highline.

 

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˙∆ McCarren Park ∆˙

A bit of Renegade nostalgia and appreciation for warm weather takes us back to this special historic venue in Greenpoint. Stop by for a bit of sunshine, enjoy the pool, and catch one of many kickball tournaments or stop by for some of the best people watching in town. Photos courtesy of McCarren Park.

 

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˙∆ Moma PS1 ∆˙

Founded in 1971, MoMA PS1 serves as an exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, hosting burgeoning and established artists of all genres. Their summer Warm Up Series is one of the longest-running museum music programs, presenting musicians from Solange to Four Tet. Photos courtesy of Moma PS1.

 

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˙∆ Brooklyn Botanic Garden ∆˙

Bike to Brooklyn’s central Prospect Park and find yourself at the  glass-paned greenhouse where plants thrive year round. Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 52 acres include a stunning Japanese Garden that is home to an annual cherry blossom festival as well as frequent botany workshops, and garden tours. Photos courtesy of Hollin for RCF.

 

Shop.

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˙∆ Mociun ∆˙

World traveler and designer Caitlin Mociun’s brick and mortar offers sustainable jewelry as well as minimalist, aesthetic homewares. The store’s trademark of simple, unexpected elegance is at its best with one-of-a-kind stone cluster rings using antique diamonds and rare gemstones. Photo courtesy of Mociun.

 

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˙∆ Homecoming ∆˙

Sip on a  cup of Sightglass Coffee or Bellocq Tea as you peruse the beautiful trinkets, ceramics, flowers and plants of Greenpoint’s Homecoming. Succulents and ferns in hand thrown pots artfully decorate the sunny space that will indubitably inspire a home redecoration. Photos courtesy of Homecoming.

 

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˙∆ 192 Books ∆˙

Stop by 192 Books for a poetry reading or book signing, or stay a while longer and wade through their impressive curated selection, catering to a variety of subjects, from fiction to natural history. Photo courtesy of 192 Books.