My guide will include all the places I have been to in NY including SOHO, DUMBO, Brooklyn, Times Square and all the little places that I don’t really tell others about! I am sharing the secrets only on my blog so take good notes! I have pictures to all the places I have listed but I will post some of them on the very bottom of this post!

*P.S: I don’t live in NY but I go there a lot! I also have some NYC posts up already so you can read that as well!


Also, at the end of the post, I am having a giveaway from a collaboration with Tory Burch! I am giving away Tory Burch ‘Britten’ Convertible Clutch– worth $350.00!!!

Giveaway rule is on the very bottom of this post!!


Times Square– you must go to the red stairs twice; One in the morning and one at night. The views are different from day to night!


– Forever 21- has many floors; you will take two hours at least

– Sephora-  Try getting your makeup done for free!

– Disney Store- huge! If you love Disney, you must go- everything is adorable!



-Baked by Melissa (mini cupcakes and macaroons)



-Little Steamed bun’s Ramen (known for soup dumplings; 100/10!!! SO GOOD)

-Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. with times square view! (crowded so make a reservation if possible)

-Kellogg’s NYC (cereal café- don’t recommend it but go for your  Instagram feed! )



Herald Square

[SHOPPING- some of them]

-Macy’s, H&M (huge!), Victoria’s Secret, B&H Photo & Video (if you are a photographer) , Urban Outfitters (huge!), Forever 21 (ANOTHER ONE) and etc.



-Shake shack- must go burger place!

-Sweet Green salad (near Urban Outfitters) – they serve big bowl of salad; you can customize your salad!

 Korea Town (near Herald Square) 


-Miss Korea (Korean BBQ) 10 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

-BCD Tofu House – 5 W 32nd street

-Food Gallery 32- 11 W 32nd St – this is Korean food court; they sell quick take out meals and deserts! I recommend going to this place if you are in a hurry! 


-If you are a K-pop fan, go to Koryo Bookstore -35 W 32nd St (it has everything you want!) Also, this store has upper floor which has Korean fashion clothing items and accessories. On the bottom floor, they also sell some Korean books and cosmetics!

-Empire state building – surprisingly, Empire state building is only three minutes away from Korea town. Go there day and night (or during the sunset hours). The views are breathtaking! Also, I recommend buying the tickets in advance so you can avoid the line!


Central park – don’t forget to visit the theme park and rent a bike!

-Rockefeller Center (Lego store and NBC studios are near!)

Milk Bar– my all-time favorite ICE CREAM

-Chelsea Market – food and crafts are being sold here!

The Highline (near Chelsea Area)

-Kinokuniya Anime bookstore (HUGE)- 1073 Ave of the America

-NYU and Washington Square Park


Brooklyn bridge from far distance (go at night as well for pretty views)

-Go on a walk near the water and go on a carousel


-American Apparels

-huge Adidas Store

-Front general store 143 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (vintage shop-pricy)


-one girl cookies café


[SHOPPING- have many High End shopping as well as some affordable places]

– Go to Broadway street, Ox street, Mercer, Prince street and Greene Street etc.

-Acne Studios, Zara, Gucci, Brandy Melville and etc.



-Egg shop- (go for a Breakfast!) 151 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

-Laduree-  398 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012 (Known for Macaroon)

-Jack’s wife Freda – 50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014 (brunch)

-Happy Bones-  394 Broome St, New York, NY 10013 (everyone’s ‘aesthetic’ café)

[China Town- in SOHO]


  • Two Hands Café (for breakfast)


[Little Italy]

  • Take a walk around; they have many graffiti!!
  • Get an ice cream or a gelato!


-Brooklyn Bridge! – this is a must if you go to NY!

-China town- this China town is huge and they have so many good food! Sadly,  I don’t remember the name of the place I went to 😦


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7 thoughts on “NYC GUIDE!

  1. Gloria Kim says:

    Omg you should make a “Follow me around New York” vlog!! Food wise, I would totally go to Little Steamed Bun’s Ramen for their soup filled dumplings and can’t miss Miss Korea if you’re Korean because KBBQ is life. Other than that I would love to go to the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State building for some Instagram worthy pics and to enjoy the view.

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