101 Days, 101 Nights, 101 Adventures in NYC

So the old cliched adage is true: time truly does fly when you’re having fun. As today marks my 101st day (but who’s counting…) as a full-time Manhattan resident, I thought it apropros to publish this self-explanatory “Best of NYC” list that promises liquid inspiration, cultural stimulation and hunger satiation. So here it is – a comprehensive alphabetical list of 101 favorite locales that I’ve frequented – or, more specifically, checked-into via my Foursquare addition – during my first 101 days as a New Yorker (the 101 is, of course, a nod to my all-time favorite Walt Disney animated film – 101 Dalmatians).

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16 Handles
3 Decker Restaurant
4th Down
8th Street Wine Cellar NYC
Ace Hotel Lobby & Bar
Amali
Argo Tea
B. Cafe – East
Bar Basque
Bar Seven Five
Barbounia
BareBurger
Blue Dog Cafe
BonChon Chicken
Boulud Sud
Brasserie Julien
Brooklyn Brewery
Bryant Park
Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe
Cellar 58
Central Park Loop
Champagne Bar Plaza Hotel
Comic Strip Live
Crocodile Lounge
David Burke Kitchen
David Copperfield’s
DohYO
Dorian Gray NYC
Ella Lounge
Ethos
Exchange Bar & Grill
Flute Bar & Lounge
Foster’s Restaurant
Gansevoort Park
Giorgio’s of Gramercy
Gramercy Park
Grand Central Terminal
Gregory’s Coffee
Ground Support
Guggenheim Museum
Havana Alma de Cuba
Heidi’s House By The Side Of The Road
HERE Arts Center
Indochine
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
Jones Wood Foundry
Kate’s Joint
Khyber Pass
Klavierhaus
La Palapa
Le Caprice
Le Cirque
Le Moulin A Cafe
Lillie’s Victorian Bar & Restaurant
Lily’s
Little Brown Chocolate Bakery and Coffee
Littlefield
Luke’s Lobster UES
Maialino
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of the Moving Image
National September 11 Memorial
New York Public Library
Nobu
Off The Rails
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Onya Japanese Noodle
Pure Thai Shophouse
Radiance Tea House & Books
Robert
Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern
Seahorse Tavern
Sheep Station
SHO Shaun Hergatt
Sigma Burger Pie
Social Eatz
St. Mark’s Place
Sunny Chinese Restaurant
Swift Hibernian Lounge
Swig
Tavern on Jane
Terra Blues
The Bowery Electric
The House
The Mark Hotel
The Pan American
The People’s Improv Theater (PIT)
Times Square
Toloache
TopShop
Two Door Tavern
Two E Bar/Lounge
Ulysses Folk House
Union Square Park
Uptown Restaurant & Lounge
W New York – Union Square
Whitney Museum of American Art
Whym
Wined up
Xai Xai
Zinc Bar

6 thoughts on “101 Days, 101 Nights, 101 Adventures in NYC

    • Hi Sarah! Many thanks for the kind comment! I am also a twenty-something in Manhattan who is very budget-consicous but really appreciates the “exceptional value” spots so hopefully this list will help you! 🙂 If you have any more specific questions about the list, send me a tweet (@gregbodenlos) or e-mail at gregbodenlos@gmail.com

  1. Very impressive – both for the quality of the selections and as a testament to your stamina. That must be some metrocard bill you have.
    Bookmark for sure!

    • Thanks for the kind feedback Sean! I always love your industry report updates for HSMAI by the way…will definitely formally introduce myself to you the next chance I get. And yes I do have quite the amount of energy as a new NYC arrival but thank goodness for the unlimited monthly metro card! Came quite in handy when compiling this list…

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