New York Best Kept Secret

New York’s Best Kept secret is NOT Century 21, trust me on that one, but the fact that it has so many beaches all accessible by public transportation. Here are some few options if you are spending your summer in NYC & still want to get a carribean tan!

☼ ROCKAWAY BEACH :

  • How to get there ? Take the blue line, the A train to Broad Channel, transfer to the S to Rockaway Park-Beach 116th St. (Last Stop).
  • How Much ? $4.50 Round Trip, Subway ride.
  • What to do ? Get a beer & a slice at the Sand Bar on the beach, or even order chinese take out and get it delivered on the beach.

☼ RIIS LANDING/ FORT TILDEN

  • How to get there ? it’s a boat ride & it only works on week-end. Take the Ferry on Pier 11 (same as Ikea boat), click here more infos and schedule.
  • How Much ? $30 Round Trip on the American Princess. add $5 more if you bring your bike.
  • Tips: Bring your own picnic to the beach and drinks as it is a wild beach with no lifeguards neither. The boat ride to get there is 45 mins and is amazing , you get to see the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, and the Verrazano bridge.

☼ FIRE ISLAND:

  • How to get there ? Take the LIRR train in Penn Station to Bay Shore, then the Ferry to Fire Island .
  • How Much ? around $60 RT -> $26 for the train & $12 for the ferry (round-trip)
  • What to do ? try to spend the night there, or the weekend, as it is an 1.5 hour away from the city, and it is a little corner of  paradise there, no cars, almost no  stores and beautiful sunsets.

Et Voila ! Now You know how I spend my summer in the city 🙂

Stuff Tourists Like #2

Another obsession for tourists in NYC, is getting the I ♥ NY tee-shirt, on Canal Street or Times Square. Only tourists get that shirt & wear it in New York on top of it…


There are so much cooler and nicer shirts out there:

Check this one form Reason a Store on 6th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenue:

Or this one very 2009 for $14.99

And below some cool creation based on Milton Glaser logo ffffound randomly on the web.

Stuff tourists like

Starting today, I will have on this blog a category of stuff that tourists like in NYC, and that we New York Fucking City resident do not give a shit about…

So today’s Stuff Tourists like is : ABERCROMBIE

I am always amazed how EVERY SINGLE friends that is visiting me from Europe, has to make a stop  ( more like spend the whole afternoon…) at Abercrombie, even before the Apple Store… Honestly this stuff is a mystery, waiting in line to get into a store full of overpriced clothes that 99% of New Yorkers can’t even stand.

If you want to see real New Yorker topless ? this would be more likely:

Image via Improv Everywhere

And instead of shopping at Abercrombie, try instead Urban Outfitters, or  Forever 21.