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May 7, 2023

Exploring New York Like a Local: A Traveler's Guide


Michael Scott
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New York, the “city that never sleeps,” is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. But how do you experience the Big Apple without falling into the tourist traps? In this article, we'll tell you how to explore New York City like a real local.

Table of contents

  • Dine like a New Yorker
  • Hidden parks
  • Unknown quarters
  • live music
  • Shopping off 5th Avenue
  • eSIM by BuddySIM

Dine like a New Yorker

“You can find anything in New York, but nothing beats a classic NYC bagel.”

Try the culinary highlights of the city away from the well-known tourist destinations:

  • Joe's Pizza: Legendary pizza in the West Village.
  • Russ & Daughters: The place for real New York bagels.

Hidden parks

Everyone knows Central Park, of course, but what about the less crowded green spaces?

  1. Fort Tryon Park: A beautiful park in northern Manhattan with great views.
  2. Brooklyn Botanic Garden: A quiet oasis in the middle of bustling Brooklyn.

Unknown quarters

Stroll through districts that not every tourist has on their screen:

  • Jackson Heights in Queens: A melting pot of cultures.
  • DUMBO in Brooklyn: Great views of the Manhattan skyline.

live music

Experience the authentic sound of New York in small music clubs like Blue Note or the Apollo Theater.

Shopping off 5th Avenue

  • Thrift Shops in Williamsburg: Here you'll find real treasures.
  • Chelsea Market: A market that offers everything from handicrafts to specialities.

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