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Do’s and don’ts in New York: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):
Don't let anyone stop you on the street and if it looks like they are giving you something (a bracelet, a mix tape, a book) it is not for free.
What do you do and why do you do it?
I am in neuromuscular research, with the hopes of one day becoming a physician.
Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?
During a summer day there is nothing better than Battery Park/FiDi (especially sunset hours), and at night, anything east village.
What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
The obvious Times Square, but also a Penn Station bar!
What’s the one place in New York you think is underrated?
Personally, I feel like everyone has a very specific concept of Chinatown and it truly doesn't get the credit it deserves. Beyond a shopping hub, there are also magnificent places to dine and explore. I think its a huge cultural hub and awesome music spot. It requires digging but is very worth it.
Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?
West Village for something low-key and fancy or East Village for a typical bar hopping scene.
Drunk and hungry - where do you go in New York?
Halal guys, hands down.
It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?
Hayden Planetarium or The Met.
Your go-to brunch spots:
The Golden Unicorn for Dim Sum brunch and music.
Your perfect night out in New York includes:
Sofar sounds and Pod 39.