09 Mar 5 Spots in NYC that Rock
Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 3/9/11:
They don’t call Manhattan the Big Apple for nothing! For first-timers and locals alike, it’s easy to get overwhelmed in such a vibrant city packed with world-class hotels, shopping, restaurants, museums and night life.
Here are 5 top Go! Girl NYC hot spots that will keep you sleeping pretty, eating well and happily occupied throughout the day and well into the night.
1.) Rockin’ Stay: Pod Hotel
Both chic and cheap, the Pod Hotel is the place to stay in Midtown New York City. Bringing together all of the best aspects of high-end budget lodging in a city that’s notorious for being very pricey, you can safely consider this gem to be downright backpacker couture.
With a room option for every budget, there’s everything from single, bunk, double and queen rooms with both shared and en suite bath options, 4 person rooms and even a studio apartment for those staying a bit longer. The Pod Hotel’s shtick is efficiency, and their rooms are chock full of space saving solutions that add to the functionality of the space without detracting at all from the aesthetic of the room.
A rooftop garden, free in-room Wi-Fi, a fantastic location and in-room TVs and sound systems make the Pod Hotel a no-brainer for budget conscious, style conscious and comfort conscious travelers of all ages. (230 East 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, rooms start at $75/ night + tax)
2.) Rockin’ Taste: Momofuku Noodle Bar
This little slice of culinary heaven is located in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village. Externally marked with a peach logo and a hoard of eagerly awaiting customers waiting for a table, Momofuku Noodle Bar is one place that’s well worth the wait.
David Chang’s pork buns are a showstopper. Sweet and delicate, the pork belly floats on a cloud of doughy goodness with a layer of scallions and cucumber underneath that leaves both a crunchy and soft impression on your palate. A perfect balance of oil and solid, with the first bite come thoughts of heaven. Their ramen is delicious as well, with smoky flavors, fresh ingredients and a barely cooked egg adding richness to the salty broth.
Tip: This is the perfect solo dining location. You’re sure to get seated quickly at the bar overlooking the chefs working wordlessly in perfect harmony. Not only will you feel a part of the action, you’ll be completely comfortable as part of the crowd in the hip space. (1st Avenue between E 11th and 12th Street)
3.) Rockin’ Street: Bleecker Street
Greenwich Village has long been known as a creative haven full of boutique shopping, restaurants and prime real estate. However, if you’re short on time but want to get the full Village experience, look no further than Bleecker Street.
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