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Live Like A Local
Live Like A Local
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Our staff knows just where to go!

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. The Muse Hotel helps you make the most of your New York stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

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.

Eat
Jarret Brodie

Jarret Brodie

Chef de Cuisine

  • Yakitori Taisho incredible Japenese small plates. It's also a great place for chefs and it's open pretty late so after hours.

  • Mercer Kitchen SoHo has a great New American/Asian Fusion inspired dinner menu and the ambiance is cool. Brunch on the weekends is worth checking out.

Drink
Darius Shalforoosh

Darius Shalforoosh

Guest Services Manager

  • Grab a coffee or lemonade at Chelsea Market, get it "to-go" so you can sip while you walk along The High Line.  these old elevated freight train tracks turned public park and garden.

  • Heading to the Brooklyn Brewery and sampling their different brews certainly makes for a good day!

Wellness
Ginger

Ginger

Director of Pet Relations

  • Checkout Urban Hound for a list of dog runs in NYC and surrounding areas

  • Ginger loves the Central Park dog run as well as her yoga doggie classes in central park, where she does her favorite pose "the downward dog." Ginger is very flexible!

Retail therapy
Dagmara Barecka

Dagmara Barecka

Executive Assistant

  • NYC is known for its great sample sales. There are a ton of websites that offer all of the info, but The Stylish City covers it all.

  • Roni is a contemporary boutique with great prices, not to mention that the service is friendly and the ladies that work in the store are very attentive.

Play
Cory Chacon

Cory Chacon

Area International Sales Coordinator

  • Slate In an upscale, multi-level lounge atmosphere, you can shoot, watch the game, play ping-pong or enjoy a burger.

  • Chelsea Piers on the west side of Manhattan is a world class sport and entertainment complex. Sport-specific venues include dedicated areas for golf, hockey & ice skating and bowling.

One of a kind
Leigh Silkunas

Leigh Silkunas

Area Online Marketing Manager

  • If you're looking for a gourmet, local, natural meal, look no further than Natural Gourmet's Friday Night dinners where culinary students plan, cook and serve the menu!

  • Take a Trip on the L Train to Mother of Junk in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here you will find decade’s worth of knickknacks and tchotchkes and are guaranteed to find a unique souvenir. 

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact the Muse's Concierge at (212) 485 2400.

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