With a cultural melting pot like New York City, it’s a challenge and an adventure to discover food, fashion and fun. Explore the depths of the five boroughs but remember to keep your mind open – you’ll be shocked what’ll end up being your next favorite spot.

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Devon Turnbull of OJAS's Audio Guide to NYC
The last few years have been a whirlwind ascent for Devon Turnbull, and as the breadth of his OJAS audio projects has expanded, so have his travels. These days, it’s not uncommon to see Turnbull posting from the West Coast, or Japan, or the UK. But make no mistake; for Turnbull, New York City – specifically Brooklyn – is still home. His history in New York is comprehensive. It was from NYC in the ’90s that he discovered the graffiti and DJ scenes, where in the early ’00s he launched the streetwear brand Nom de Guerre, and where his OJAS listening room in partnership with USM is today. Given his deep history with New York, and OJAS’s brand platform to educate both newbies and enthusiasts alike as they journey through the world of hi-fi, we asked Turnbull for his favorite audio-centric places to shop, catch a show, or spend a night out in NYC.
Curated by Devon Turnbull
Cory Ng of Potluck Club's Guide to True NYC Asian Food
There's often a stigma attached to "authentic" food from different cultures but in all honesty there's definitely marketing behind it all. So are there authentic restaurants these days? Of course, you just need to know who to ask and where to go. Cory Ng – purveyor of hit NYC restaurant Potluck Club – was tasked with this to which he gladly obliged. While Potluck Club isn't "traditional," it's authentic for sure – Cory's vision was to recreate the dishes he grew up with but modify their ingredients or cooking technique for a fresh take. The result is apparent – the restaurant was recently awarded a Bib Gourmand and is expected to expand to a second location this year. With that, Cory opened our eyes to the real spots for Asian food, across the multiple Chinatowns in New York City – Manhattan, Flushing Queens, and around 8th Avenue in Brooklyn. Check out his picks below.
Curated by Cory Ng
Best Listening Bars in New York City
Audiophiles out there – besides your living room, where do you go to experience your music? Thankfully in New York City, listening bars exist and they are incredible. What seems like a recent development across major cities, listening bars are actually an import from Japan, where they started as "Jazz Kissa" or jazz teahouses. The idea is simple: patrons would come more for the music than the drinks, while equally enjoying both in an atmosphere where acoustics is priority over all else. Now, listening rooms/bars are all the rage, especially with hi-fi, ultra-crisp and clear audio equipment being readily accessible. Check out our picks for the best Listening Rooms and Bars in New York City.
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Our Favorite Bookstores and Magazine Shops in NYC
With New York City's rich 400-year-long history, a backlog of historical texts comes with the territory. However, the number of bookstores containing the historical references is dwindling – recent reports claim only about 80 or so bookstores are still left. And while some are definitely more famous than others, thankfully there is no shortage of great retailers for books, magazines, comics and more. In this list, you'll find local neighborhood shops that carry international periodicals, old-school book shops with rare first editions, smaller magazine spots for niche international publications and more.
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Top Concept Stores in New York
In the vibrant and ever-evolving city of New York, shoppers are treated to unique and innovative retail experiences. Throughout the city there are diverse and captivating concept stores that redefine the boundaries of traditional shopping. From fashion-forward boutiques to cutting-edge design spaces, here's a curated list of the best concept stores in New York.
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Best Pizza in New York City
Arguably a hub for pizza, New York City is filled with countless pizzerias serving up delicious slices. From classic New York-style pizza to Neapolitan-style pizza, there is a pizza for everyone in the Big Apple. In this list, we explore some of the best pizzerias in the city, as voted and tested by locals and regulars.
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Best Delis in New York
New York City is famous for its food scene, and one of the quintessential experiences in the city is visiting a deli. Delis in New York are known for their flavorful sandwiches, hearty soups, and delicious sides. From classic New York-style pastrami to mouth-watering corned beef and everything in between, the delis in this city offer a wide range of options to satisfy any craving. In this list, we'll explore some of the best delis in New York City, where you can taste the city's rich food culture, and history.
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A NY Weekend With Bernie Gross of Extra Butter
Hypemaps recently caught up with Extra Butter Creative Director Bernie Gross to find out what a New York weekend with Bernie is really like. For his weekend guide, the OG streetwear figure highlights places he frequents, offers a hot take, and places importance on honoring culture. Gross' chosen locations are perfect for a calm weekend but could also serve as new daily locations to take in the city.
Curated by Bernie Gross
Off the Beaten Path Sights in New York City
The sprawling metropolis of New York City is filled with an endless array of world-famous attractions and landmarks. Though there are various hidden gems off the beaten path that offer a glimpse into the city's rich history and vibrant culture. These off the beaten path sights are sure to surprise and make your trip truly unforgettable.
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Best Cheap Eats Under $10 USD in New York City
You don't always have time or energy for a full-on meal, but don't worry – the city has you covered. These are our favorite spots that are not only quick and easy, they're all under $10 USD, some even half of that.
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Top Bars in New York City
For 'The City That Never Sleeps,' New York City fittingly holds a vibrant bar scene. ⁠ ⁠ New York's extensive history and heritage comes with it a long tradition of bars and alcohol-serving restaurants, some dating back to as far as the early 1900s and even earlier. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there are countless options with unique atmospheres, drinks, and vibes – all of which serving the finest of beers, cocktails, spirits and even gourmet food and snacks. ⁠ ⁠ Dive into this list of the top bars in New York City.
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Shops You Must Visit in New York City
Sprinkled throughout the neighborhoods of New York City is a shopper's paradise with everything from luxury boutiques to quirky independent stores, and vintage shops. These hidden gems and offbeat stores help make the city a favorite for the fashion faithful. Take a look at the store you must visit for a unforgettable shopping experience in New York City.
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Must Try Bagels in New York City
Synonymous with New York City, bagels are an essential part of the New York experience. Whether you prefer your bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon or piled high with deli meats, there are countless bagel shops serving up the delicious bread roll. In this list, we will explore some of the best bagel shops in New York City.
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Best Hotels to Stay at in New York City
As one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world, New York City is filled with hotels known for their unique personality and charm. From luxurious high-rise hotels and trendy boutique hotels, the city has something for every type of traveler. In this list, we will explore some of the best hotels in New York City that offer exceptional service, standout amenities, and unforgettable experiences.
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