New York City truly is the “city that never sleeps.” Consisting of five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island – each with their own unique culture, this city is overcome with vibrant energy around every corner. Historic musicians like the Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, Blondie, The Ramones, and SO many more, all found a home here and made their mark on the city.

Area Guides

Curated By Local Artists

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New York City
Chelsea Cutler
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New York City
Sunflower Bean
Sunflower Bean is an indie rock trio out of NYC. Formed in late 2013 with singer/guitarist Nick Kivlen, singer/bassist Julia Cumming, and drummer Jacob Faber -- all in high school at the time -- they...
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Slick Rick
The only thing more iconic, interesting, and intriguing than the stories Slick Rick tells on wax might be his own. Lasting through four decades, six presidencies, and countless trends, he endures as “the most sampled...
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Ella Jane
Raised on the scripture of Billie Holiday, Carole King, and her namesake, Ella Fitzgerald, music was always a part of ella jane’s destiny. Having played piano since she was four, and written her own songs...

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Area Guide of Things to do

American Museum of Natural History

It’s huge and fascinating. You could spend a week in there and still not cover everything. “- Chelsea Cutler

200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
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Elizabeth St Garden

Elizabeth St Garden [is my favorite secret local nature spot]- not really natural I guess because it’s a garden but not that many people know about it and it’s wonderful.”- Chelsea Cutler

211 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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Han Dynasty

“Han Dynasty is my go-to for Chinese food delivery. It is consistent and awesome.”- Chelsea Cutler

307 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
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L’Angolo

“[I order] pasta and chicken parmesan- great quiet vibes and great food.”- Chelsea Cutler

190a Duane St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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Clic

“I bought a lot for my apartment there. Great collection of homegoods/furniture/art – unique and always finding new things every time I go in there.”- Chelsea Cutler

255 Centre St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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Maria Hernandez Park

“I live near Maria Hernandez park, and often go there to read or just hang out alone!”- Ella Jane

Knickerbocker Ave &, Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
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Baby’s All Right

“Baby’s All Right has such a sweet sense of community. Plus, I’ll be playing my first show ever there, so I have a soft spot for it.” – Ella Jane

146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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Vanessa’s Dumplings

“Vanessa’s Dumplings. Never fails to satisfy my dumpling cravings.” – Ella Jane

118A Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Urban Jungle

“I live right near this thrift store called Urban Jungle. It’s got really cool finds and is so fun to walk around because of its massive size.” – Ella Jane

118 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
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Foster Sundry

“Foster Sundry has a really good oat milk latte.” – Ella Jane

215 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
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Jackies Jamaican Restaurant

“My go to order is Stew Chicken with Rice and Peas and a Ting Jamaican Drink.” – Slick Rick

16 Middle Country Rd, Coram, NY 11727, USA
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Bronx Brewery

“Home grown business loved and owned by the people of the Mott Haven Community. They serve the most unique brands of beer, curated by the neighborhood folks.” – Slick Rick

856 E 136th St, Bronx, NY 10454, USA
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Golden Krust

“They serve the best Jamaican patties in town and the best West Indian desserts.” – Slick Rick

3958 Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10457, USA
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The Blue Note

“The most intimate spot with the strongest sound system. It’s a cultural institution.” – Slick Rick

131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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Screamer’s Pizzeria

“Vegan Pizza! My go-to is a Buffalo Slice!” – Slick Rick

685 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
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Rough Trade

“This is an incredibly dope independent record store for obscure & mainstream CDs & vinyl, plus live music & a bar. Need I say more?!” – Slick Rick

30 Rockefeller Plaza 6th Avenue, btw 49 & 50 St, New York, NY 10112, United States
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Amacord Vintage Fashion

“This is the spot where you can find unique items for special occasions (ie. a holiday/theme party).” – Slick Rick

223 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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Miss Lily’s7A Cafe

“Serves THE best Island-inspired (creative) cocktails, kind service with warm family vibes.” – Slick Rick

109 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA
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Bowery Ballroom

“The sound is great and it’s the perfect size. It’s just an absolute classic. The first time we sold it out was one of the highlights of our career at that point, and it’s a huge stepping stone for NYC musicians.” – Sunflower Bean

6 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Gruppo

“Gruppo on Avenue B has excellent thin crust pizza and it’s a neighborhood staple. The pizza is so thin it will blow your mind. It’s not the only place for a slice, but there are many other options for that. It’s a place to sit with your friends and family and enjoy life going by. We always get Pepperoni.” – Sunflower Bean

98 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009, USA
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Academy Records

“Academy is the kind of dangerous record store where you know you’re going to walk out having spent some money. You can listen to the records you wanna hear, or just browse the covers (another fun pastime if you’re nerdy like that).” – Sunflower Bean

12 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
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Cauz for Pawz

“It’s a budget friendly thrift store with incredible finds. The proceeds go to feeding animals in need in New York City, and anyone can walk in to get a can of food if they can’t afford it. It’s a very happy place.” – Sunflower Bean

333 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
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All The King’s Horses

“It was opened during the pandemic and it’s become a great spot for everyone to hang out and connect during a very dark time. Also, the cold brew is the best around. It goes down like water!” – Sunflower Bean

521 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009, USA
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Transmitter Park

“Greenpoint has a quiet, private, old school vibe that refuses to change no matter how many new people move to the neighborhood. There’s no shortage of tranquility when you’re walking on the pier.” – Sunflower Bean

Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
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Old Stanley’s Bar

“It’s a classic dive bar with nice booths so all of your friends can fit. The drinks are cheap and there’s always hot dogs if you get hungry. It sounds weird, but once you know the hot dogs are there, you crave them.” – Sunflower Bean

226 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
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