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NYC Local Tips: Our staff knows where to go!

Live Like a Local

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Ink48 helps you make the most of your New York stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips. Check out our New York City Guide comprised of local tips by our very own employees.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in New York, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

John Garone

John Garone - Local for 6 years

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

  • One of my favorite local brunch spots, Eatery, offers a contemporary American menu. Try their Mac and Jack!

  • Arriba Arriba located in Hell's Kitchen has delicious traditional Mexican dishes, a live DJ, and the city's BEST Margaritas!

Dana Friedman

Dana Friedman - Local for 1 year

Catering Sales & Service Manager

  • My area favorite wine bar, Casellula, is perfect for an impromptu rendezvous. Be sure to check their cheese menu for a special treat!

  • The Mulberry Project is a hidden gem. This hotspot has a mixed vibe of hip lounge and tropical vacation! They hand mix each cocktail and make one of the best drinks I've ever had!

One of a kind
John Markunas

John Markunas - Local for 1 year

Front Office Manager

  • Mariebelle Chocolates is a unique chocolate store unlike any other. Their chocolate tasting classes are transcendant!

  • Barney’s New York is the best place to find that perfect look that is quintessentially New York. A true NYC experience.

Damien Gallegos

Damien Gallegos - Local for 25 years

Engineering Manager

  • InkSpa promises luxurious substance to give you that health and balance you want. Or perhaps just the sheer indulgence you need.

  • The Hudson River Greenway is accessible a block away from Ink48. It is the perfect place to ride a bike or take a jog while taking in the beautiful scenery along the Hudson!

Retail therapy
Katherine Brooks

Katherine Brooks - Local for 3 years

City Marketing Coordinator

  • Clic Gallery is one of my favorite stops on a stroll through Soho. They stock an impressive selection of art books, beautiful photographs, & clothing from independent designers.

  • For kitschy-cool kitchenware, there is no better place to spend an hour than Fishs Eddy in Flatiron. Excellent souvenirs and gifts!

Inga Taper

Inga Taper - Local for 14 years

Area Revenue Analyst

  • Riverside Park is a spectacular waterfront park. The park offers many ways to 'play' in NYC from tennis courts to community gardens.

  • I'm so happy that we have the Ink48 Bike Program in place to offer bikes to our guests. It's a fun option to discover the city on two wheels!

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Ink48's concierge at (212) 757-0088.

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