To celebrate the launch of our AMAZE competition where you can win a trip to New York with Glossy Pops (head to our social media pages to enter!),we have pulled together a Glossy Pops Guide to NYC.
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Base yourself in Manhattan and you generally cant go wrong. Head to Midtown Manhattan the most famous attractions will be in walking distance, including Central Park, Empire State, The Rockerfeller Centre, Fifth Avenue, Broadway and Times Square. For everything else that’s a little further away, you’ve got the option of the Subway or hailing a yellow cab. Our top tip would be to get a subway map and day pass and get exploring.
HI THERE, HIGH LINE!
A formerly overgrown and abandoned aboveground railroad track along the west side of Manhattan is now one of the City's most original attractions, offering stunning views. It’s an urbanite’s playground featuring lovely wildflowers, greenery and outdoor art. There is plenty to see and do on street level too with awesome places to eats and drink so get exploring! We’d reccoment walking to the Meat Packing District.
YOU'RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD, HONEY
For 360 degree views of New York from above, visit the Top of The Rock at the famous Rockefeller Centre. The views are breath taking and the height will get your adrenaline pumping. Here you’ll get the very best view of The Empire State Building and the whole of Manhattan.
STATUE OF LIBERTY
The Staten Island Ferry is the most cost-effective way to see the statue or you can also hop on the New York Water Taxi where you can choose to hop on and off and different stops throughout the day.
VISIT CARRIE BRADSHAW'S APARTMENT!
If you are a Sex in The City fan, it would be a crime not visit Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. It’s located at 66 Percy Street in the trendy West Village and you’re likely to see at least a few other SATC fans taking a few snaps there too!
TIL YA DROP IN SOHO!
SoHo is one of the City's most eclectic shopping enclaves, holding everything from designer boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops to bargain emporiums. SoHo's architecture adds to the shopping experience. Cast-iron-fronted buildings, many of which date back to the late 19th century, line the cobblestone streets and are as ornate as they are historic. The area is creative and features many galleries and activities. On weekends, vendors on Prince Street and along West Broadway sell a variety of intriguing items—jewelry, art books, paintings and more.
Head to Cha Cha Matcha. This SoHo spot is the “It” place to get caffeinated and to recharge. Pink tables, neon signs and even pink frozen yogurt pair up in a perfect tropical twist with the bright green accents and matcha tea.
LET THEM EAT CAKE!
Be sure to head to Little Cupcake Bakeshop. They have 3 sites across New York but our favourite has to be in Brooklyn. With accolades such as ‘the best cupcakes in the U.S’ and ‘best chocolate cake in America’ this is the place to be if you have a sweet tooth. Don't let their name fool you — the Little Cupcake Bakeshop in NYC serves more than just cupcakes.One such example: their impressive triple layer double chocolate cake.
HAVE A BLOW OUT!
After accidentally stumbling across Amika Style Blow on the last trip to NYC, no other blow dry bar has ever compares. Gorgeous aesthetics, neons, pinks… it’s and instagrammers dream and they are the queens of making all hair look good. Based in Williamsburg the salon menu features twelve on-trend styles—from braided topknots, half-up buns and faux hawks to blowouts and curls—all curated by amika’s global artistic director, Naeemah LaFond. Each style can be customized to a client’s hair type and length, and prices start at $25. Tools and products by amika are available for purchase too!
Most of all, have fun and make lots of memories!