Back In A New York Groove

Cristina Costa

Little Owl

Brunch at the little owl is the delicious, and it is never too early for the best meatball sliders I've ever had. Even better, it's located on my favorite street in the city (Bedford)

West Village

By far the best neighborhood in the city, my favorite part about living there was wandering around and getting lost. In New York, that is how you find the most interesting gems around.

The Strand

I could spend all day reading the beginning of books here - best of all, they are super cheap. It's located near a ton of subways so I can meet up with friends anywhere afterwards.

Chinatown Culinary Tours

I am a dumpling nut! Vanessa's dumplings are always a good standby but this tour would be great to discover new places in Chinatown / LES

Empire State Building

For all of the time I have lived in New York, I have never made it to the top of the Empire State Building! Would love to take in the sunset on a nice later summer / fall evening

Fuerza Bruta

I have been trying to go to this show for over a year and keep hearing how much fun it is. Would take in the 10 p.m. showing before heading out downtown.

John's of Bleecker Street

Late night slice before catching up on sleep.