New York, United States
Stephanie, 29
Digital Designer
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What are the New York spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, The Highline, and Green-Wood Cemetery.

Do’s and don’ts in New York: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Walk faster if you're on a busy street, move to the side if you need to stop, and do be aware of your surroundings.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a product designer and I love being able to help solve problems.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

$30-50

Which New York shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Coming Soon, Fishs Eddy, Lou & Grey, Madewell, Melissa.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Sigur Ros!

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

West Village during the day, Lower East Side at night.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Midtown.

What’s the one place in New York you think is underrated?

Two Bridges!

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Wasan.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in New York?

Great NY Noodletown.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Chelsea Market, Industry City, New Museum, massages in Chinatown.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Jing Fong.

Your perfect night out in New York includes:

Sushi at Cagen, Drinks at Katana Kitten, Dancing at House of Yes, and Congee at Great NY Noodletown.

Which local creators do you admire?

ALL of them!

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Taking the tram to Roosevelt Island.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Taiwan Bear House.

Tomorrow’s your last day in New York. How do you spend it?

Eat everything.

You’re meeting the mayor of New York - what constructive criticism would you give them?

Where do I even begin? Overhaul the MTA. Clean up the subways. Encourage sustainable practices from business and commercial properties.

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