One of the hardest things about traveling is packing for the weather! There is always that question about bringing that heavier jacket or pair of hat and gloves. Let Feel NY, help you solve this problem! Here is what to expect throughout the year in NYC!
Winter Months: December, January February
- Average Low: 27F
- Average High: 54F
- What to expect: In New York City, it can get very windy and very cold. There is a possibilities of snow, sleet, and hail that can make your visit uncomfortable and slippery
- What to wear: Bring a heavy coat, scarf, heavy gloves, hats, and socks.
Spring Months: March, April, May
- Average Low: 35F
- Average High: 72F
- What to expect: These are some of the most beautiful months in NYC! The weather is warm enough to enjoy walking but cold enough not to seat and be uncomfortable. You can enjoy all NYC attractions
- What to wear: Light Jacket, Long sleeve tops, jeans, and light plants!
Summer Months: June, July, August
- Average Low: 63F
- Average High: 92F
- What to expect: NYC is one place where it can get quite hot! Between all the people, the tall buildings, and the amount of traffic you may find yourself sweating a bit! As long as you stay hydrated and periodically go under some shade, it is a beautiful time to enjoy NYC
- What to wear: Wear loose clothes like shorts, short sleeved shirts, summer dresses…
Fall Months: September, October, November
- Average Low: 41F
- Average High: 76F
- What to expect: Fall is one of the best times for New York City. The weather is crisp and fresh.
- What to wear: Bring a few jackets, sweaters, long pants and long sleeves! Nothing is better than NYC´s sweater weather!
Hopes this blog helps you on staying comfortable in one of the best cities in the world!
This coming weekend, July 27th-July 29th, go to Governors Island for the Third Annual NYC Poetry Festival. Starting at 11:30 PM on Saturday, and continuing throughout the weekend, you will be able to experience poems from over 200 individuals and 50 companies. This is a great event to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, especially with a group of friends. Enjoy and hear what the local poetry talent is like.
Having given you a guide on the best tequila bars in NYC we felt it was only fair to provide you with some respite from the inevitable problem of a hangover. Hence, we have compiled a list of the best breakfast sandwiches in the Big Apple.
A traditional New York breakfast sandwich usually comprises of bagels, eggs and cheese. However, some places throughout the city have begun making more unusual sandwiches to keep your taste buds guessing.
The traditional breakfast butty is given a twist with an extra helping of cheese and rashers of smoked bacon in an English muffin. Perfect to soak up the left over alcohol!
254 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10014 888.MY.CHEEZ www.murrayscheese.com/
The Portuguese influences are evident in many of the sandwiches from this little deli, including the Bench girl that is filled with an omelet, melted mozzarella, grilled onions, spinach, and Portuguese Alheira-a chicken and pork sausage! Perfect!
649 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (646) 684-3916 citysandwichnyc.com/
The Breslin Bar & Dining room
Best know for its array of fried foods, The Breslin offers a fried banana and peanut butter sandwich. The centre is filled with rich, creamy peanut butter and bourbon! Hair of the dog within a delicious treat!
16 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001 (212) 679-1939 thebreslin.com/
And there you have it, FeelNYC´s guide to the best morning sandwiches! You will have no complaints after one of these delicious morning delights.
Everyone has had a bad experience with tequila. Everyone. Here at FeelNYC we know all about those bad experiences and we also know that it can often be attributed to low quality tequila. Thus, we have come up with a review of the top 3 tequila bars in NYC which stock only high quality products, reducing the chances of that all too familiar headache. I said reducing.
This tequila bar and restaurant in the west village has previously been recognized as the best tequila bar by the New York magazine and the best margarita bar by the Food Network. Stocking over 100 different tequilas, you will be spoiled for choice. Don´t worry though, one of their mixologists will be happy to recommend a tipple tailored to your taste!
140 7th Ave South, New York, NY 212-989-2100 agaveny.com/
The east village has built a reputation for being the place to go out drinking. Mayahuel contributes to this reputation with its classy interior and equally classy drinks list. Serving a wide selection of both tequila and mescal, this bar is the perfect place to start a night out. We recommend trying the classic margarita made with tequila blanca, Cointreau and lime juice; a proper drink!
304 East 6th Street, New York, NY (212) 253-5888 mayahuelny.com/
Gabriela´s Mexican Restaurant and tequila bar
This upper west side Mexican restaurant is famous among locals not only for their delicious Mexican food but their sweet cocktails too. Try one of their classic mango and strawberry margaritas, they go down a treat.
688 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY (212) 961-9600 www.gabrielas.com/
So there you have it, FeelNYC´s review of the best tequila bars in New York. The only problem you might have is the hangover the following morning.
We´ve done reviews on where to get the best coffee or hot chocolate, but what goes best with a cup of joe? Yes, a sticky bun or a delicious pastry. Here at FeelNYC we have been round the city trying out bakeries in order to come up with the 3 best places to indulge in some Danish goodness!
Pecan sticky buns, The Queens
More widely known in the area for their grilles cheese sandwhiches, The Queens also makes a mean pecan sticky bun, perfect for the morning with a cup of their freshly made coffee!
40-17 Broadway, Queens, NY718-777-0913
Cinnamon rolls, Clementine Bakery
Located between Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy is the sweetest little vegan shop around. Their cinnamon rolls are to die for! The perfect place for anyone with allergies thanks to their gluten free options.
299 Greene Ave.Brooklyn, NY , 718.483.8788
Raisin Swirl, Croissanteria
Located in the east village, Croissanteria has a wide selection of pastries and buns for whatever your mood. Perfect for the morning with an espresso. They also offer lunch time croissants with various fillings.
68 Avenue A New York, NY
With this short guide from FeelNYC you should have no problems finding the perfect snack to go with your morning coffee!
Walking around New York City, you can´t help feeling utterly overwhelmed by the sheer size of everything, sometimes not being able to full appreciate the beauty of the city. One of the best ways to marvel at the city is from the air. Here at FeelNYC we have come up with a short guide to the best helicopter tours along with a selection of spectacular images captured from the air.
Complete New York Helicopter tour
Embark on the ultimate helicopter tour over the city, viewing the Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Empire State, Central Park, Yankee Stadium and many other famous landmarks in a way that’s impossible from the ground. Start off by flying down the Hudson River toward the harbour and soak in that wonderful magic that the city possesses!
Pier 6 Heliport, New York. $199 pp (infants free)
Big Apple Helicopter tour.
In this slightly shorter tour you will see all of the famous landmarks with equal effect. Starting at the Downtown Heliport your flight will start with a view of the world trade centre, Battery Park, the Empire State etc.
Downtown Heliport, New York. $145pp (infants free)
Private tour: Manhattan heli tour.
Take a private tour in an exclusive craft, flying over Central Park, the Empire State and getting so close to the Statue of Liberty that you can almost touch it. Perfect for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just for a special night out this tour allows intimacy and privacy of the highest order.
Downtown Heliport, New York. Prices from $248.75 pp.
There really is no better way to see the city than from the air and thanks to this guide from FeelNYC, you should have no problems finding a tour that suits you!
With the fast paced hustle and bustle of the city, it is very easy to forget that the East coast of the USA receives some of the best Atlantic swells in the world. Just 20 minutes out of the city you will find some of the best, most powerful waves available in America. The aptly named Long Island stretches 118 miles along the Atlantic coast offering as much diversity on the beach as you will find in the city; from Jersey-like waves exploding along groins in the west, to the long, uninterrupted, Hatteras-like beaches in the Hamptons, to the classic, New England-style points and reefs in Montauk. The east coast has it all.
The huge swells that come in from the Atlantic bring with them extremely chilly waters making a wetsuit necessary nearly all year round. Many surfers choose to wear a hood, boots and gloves during the winter months due to the harsh conditions. It is during the winter months that the East coast experiences the largest swells due to the hurricane season taking place in the Atlantic, swells that bring powerful, board breaking waves to the Long Island coast. It is safe to say that surfing near to New York isn´t for the faint hearted.
With the city being a major economic epicenter, a lot of city surfers are drawn to the surf of NYC. This large number of resident surfers in NYC brings large crowds to the closer beaches to the city. Furthermore, the poor traffic system that runs the length of Long Island means there is almost always heavy traffic.
Another factor to take into consideration is locals. Although not as territorial as some surf tribes in other part of the world, the locals along the Long Island coast have a certain level of territorialism that can spark conflict between visitors who are deemed to be ´trespassing´.
Despite the outlined risks and pitfalls outlined, there really is a surf scene worth checking out in New York. There is now a world surfing championship stage held in New York, an unlikely destination it would seem. As an alternative get away from the fast pace of the city, sitting back and waiting for that perfect wave is an unmatched way to relax whilst on holiday in NYC. Thanks to this guide from FeelNYC, you should have no problems if you decide to take to the swell. Just don´t forget your wetsuit!
With the imminent arrival of the most romantic day of the year, you´re probably thinking what to buy for that special person in your life. Without a shadow of a doubt, New York is a perfect place to indulge in the finer things in life. However with so much choice, there can be problems trying to decide. Fear not, here at FeelNYC we have collated a brief yet hugely diverse list of the best things to buy, or do on Valentine´s day in the Big Apple.
Traditionally when you think of valentines gifts, chocolate or flowers come to mind. Why not break the mold with this high end bottle of tequila? Tequila is said to increase endorphin levels, reduce anxiety and keep heart problems at bay (in moderation). This exclusive tequila is only available in NYC and has been enjoyed by the likes of Usher and Alicia Keys. Qui is perfect straight, on the rocks or in a cocktail making it the perfect gift for whoever it may be! Chin chin!
Available from Rosetta Wines.
40 Exchange Place, New York, NY (212) 361-0007
Valentine´s cooking classes
Fancy something a little different than going out for a meal? Why not enjoy the fruits of your labour by taking part in this intimate cooking class with renowned chef Bouleyin his Test Kitchen. The exclusive cooking classes will teach you how to make a 6 course mean (yes 6 courses!) using the very best locally sourced ingredients. Not only will you learn how to make some amazing dishes and get to eat what you have made, you will leave with newly acquired culinary skills, ingredients and kitchen confidence!
163 Duane Street, New York, NY (212) 964-2525
Massage day at Guerlain Spa.
What better way to spoil your other half than with a day of pampering at a luxury spa. The spa offer couples experiences that comprises an 80 minute side by side massage, a spa treatment in specialist suite with dual rain shower heads and a private steam room. All accompanied by champagne and truffles. Enjoy!
301 Park Avenue, New York, NY (212) 355-3000 www.guerlainspas.com/waldorf-astoria/
Hand dipped Salt Caramels
Caramel and salt I hear you cry? A rising trend in the world of confectionary, these caramels dipped in sea salt are a best seller for Nunu Chocolates in Brooklyn. Also try the chocolate covered potato chips for even more experimental indulgence.
529 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718-834-1818
There you have it, FeelNYC´s guide to the best valentine´s gifts in NYC. Thanks to us you should have no problems wowing your other half this year!
Now everyone knows that New York is famed for its bagels, it´s an iconic bread that is sold all over the world. However, there is nowhere better in the world to get a bagel than from in the City, more precisely Brooklyn. Here at FeelNYC, we know that as a tourist coming to the city it can be overwhelming with the amount of choice and not knowing where is good, and where quite frankly isn´t. Hence, we´ve been round Brooklyn testing numerous bagel shops in order to compile a list of what we think are the top 5- don´t thank us, we enjoyed it!
The superb bagels that are being produced by Bagel hole are becoming more well known by the day for the perfectly crunchy crust, yet beautifully soft interior packed with flavor. All bagels are freshly baked on the premises throughout the day- you can even grab a fresh one in the evening.
400 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, (718) 788-4014
This full service deli goes further than the normal butter or cream cheese, making it a long standing favorite. Whatever filling you want, they´ve got it- even on sandwiches too if you fancy. They also stay open 24hrs on Fridays and Saturdays for the late night crowd!
8002 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209, (718) 748-0366
Another renowned, undisputed bagel house in NYC is Terrace Bagels. Although the crust may be a little chewier than others, they compensate in size; the perfectly rolled bagels are so good, there´s barely a hole! They also have a wide selection of sweets so make sure you don´t fill yourself up!
224 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 768-3943
Mile End Bagels
Montreal has always claimed that they make better bagels than NYC. We´re not sure who´s are better; however these Quebecoise imported bagels are definitely worth trying! Slightly sweeter and thinner than the traditional NYC bagel and imported from the famed St. Viateur, these bagels are the perfect way to start your day!
97 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 852-7510
Montague Street Bagels
This little bagel house is tucked away amongst Brooklyn Heights´ brownstones. Staying open 24hrs, producing fresh bagels throughout draws a constant stream of custom. Promise you won´t be disappointed!
108 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 237-2512
Hopefully with this brief guide from FeelNYC to the best Bagels in Brooklyn, you´ll have no complaints that you stopped at a lesser shop than the ones we have advised!