By Nadine Romay
Here’s what I’ve learned about how to feel less like a tourist and more like a short-term local.
New York City is a city of neighborhoods, each with its unique flair. Before you arrive, decide where you want to focus your energy—Midtown, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, SoHo, lower Manhattan. It’s much better than trying to do it all at once.
I’ve headed to the Meatpacking District and meandered along the High Line only to discover the Hotel Gansevoort and its relaxing rooftop bar—a welcome respite that afternoon. I’ve walked along Madison Avenue just to appreciate the blend of classical and modern architecture. Wandering the Cast Iron Historic District in SoHo, I discovered some great shopping without having to deal with the crowds of tourists on 5th Avenue.
To visit New York City without feeling like a tourist, I recommend you just take it all in, and allow yourself a new adventure with every visit. Wrap its energy around you; delight in the hustle and bustle; embrace the crowds and revel in your anonymity while you soak in the sights, sounds and smells—just like a native New Yorker.
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