Anja Mutic

New Yorkers enjoying brunch at Virage Mediterranean Bar & Grill in the East Village

New Yorkers enjoying brunch at Virage Mediterranean Bar & Grill in the East Village

Every New Yorker has their very favorite weekend brunch spot that they swear by and attend religiously. Here are three classic brunch experiences, convenient if you’re staying in Soho or the East Village.

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The Standard Grill

The Standard Grill

Two hotels stand at the epicenter of the once gritty now glam Meatpacking District: Hotel Gansevoort and The Standard New York, one of the latest editions to the city’s hotel circuit. Here we highlight a few eating options in the area, be it a special dinner out or just a quick bite.

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Shopping the East Village

Shopping the East Village

Between crafting, DIY, Etsy, and Mad Men, vintage fashion may be hotter these days than contemporary. If thrift stores and secondhand boutiques are your style, here’s our trio of favorites, within walking distance to these East Village hotels.

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Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern

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Speakeasy-style restaurants and bars have been all the rage in New York the past few years. So we thought we’d highlight a few of our favorites for your next hushed night out.

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Café Gitane

Café Gitane

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New York may be known for its hopping restaurant and bar scene but what about cafes where you can lazily lounge around without being rushed out? Here’s a trio of such hideaways, all within walking distance of each other. With one in Nolita, another on the Lower East Side, and the third in the East Village, they’re great options if you’re staying in any of these East Village hotels.

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125th Street

125th Street

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Just a quick subway or cab ride from many Upper West Side properties, like the Marrakech Hotel or the Belleclaire Hotel, Harlem has heaps to offer for culture vultures. If that’s you, don’t miss the following spots.

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Nublu at night

Nublu at night

As New York’s party central, the Lower East Side and East Village abound with top spots to hear live music while in town. These haunts are perfect if you’re staying at one of the hotels nearby, like the Cooper Square Hotel, The Bowery Hotel, Thompson LES or Off-Soho Suites Hotel. So we picked a threesome of venues, from which you can easily stroll home.

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The Pierre Hotel

The Pierre Hotel

New York City is ever-changing, with new spots opening up so often that it’s easy to get dizzy just keeping up with it. Here’s the latest scoop on the Upper East Side: a trio of recently opened eateries worth stopping by if you’re staying in one of the many hotels in the neighborhood. Read More »

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The Hotel on Rivington

The Hotel on Rivington

Just when we thought there couldn’t possibly be any more bar openings on the Lower East Side, a fresh new crop surprised us. Here’s a trio of drinking hideaways, all opened in the last couple of months, from which you can easily stroll to your East Village hotel or the neighborhood’s own Hotel on Rivington. Read More »

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Shake Shack

Shake Shack

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There are burger joints aplenty in New York — but where do you go for really good stuff? While every New Yorker has their favorite burger spot, these three haunts around town will please even the most particular hamburger obsessive. The first two are a walk away from any West Village or Chelsea hotel. The last is ideal if you’re staying at a hotel in Gramercy or Murray Hill. Read More »

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