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Elizabeth Mas

Model and fashion jet setter

I’m a Spanish model, shopaholic, fashion jet setter and New York blogger! I have always travelled, everywhere. When I’m not traveling, I live between New York City and Barcelona.

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Grace Gold

Beauty expert and journalist

As an NYU Journalism summa cum laude graduate, I worked a college side job as a Lancôme makeup artist and fell in love with the industry, eventually carving an independent career niche that blended beauty with reportage for all three forms of media: television, print and digital. My mission is to create empowering beauty content that helps viewers and readers to feel and look their best. I’ve worked with the TODAY Show, People, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook and Elle.com.

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Kimberly Fisher

Writer & Media Personality

I’m a writer, a model, an actress and an internet entrepreneur, living in New York City. I’ve made television appearances on every major network and have written for publications such as Ocean View Magazine, Sunset Magazine and USAToday.com. I’m also the founder of LuxeSoul, Jetsetera and KF Marketing Solutions.

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The Healthy Apple

Celebrity chef & nutritionist

I’m the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com. I’m a Manhattan based Personal Celebrity Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook.

I recently healed myself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; I love to share my story of how Clean Eating saved my life and hope to inspire you to clean up your food, too.

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Shiba Sommelier

Wine Connoisseur and Cheese Enthusiast

Oh hello. I am a Shiba Inu in NYC who loves CHEESE, wine, and all the finer things in life. I have been supervising my humans as they study to become Masters of Wine for quite some time now, so I have quite the nose for wine. Some of my numerous accomplishments are strutting around Prospect Park, reining in my humans when they get too uppity, and being impossibly, sassily cute. Instagram: @shibasommelier

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Daniel Preston

Chocolate Expert

Cacao Prieto was founded by Daniel Prieto Preston, an inventor and aerospace engineer, whose family has been farming organic cacao in the Dominican Republic for more than 100 years.

Cacao Prieto products are sourced from organic cacao beans from Coralina farms and organic sugars from the Dominican Republic — in this way Cacao Prieto is now one of the very few chocolate companies in the world that is completely vertically integrated from the farm to the finished product.

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The Glam Globetrotter

Loves travel, food, fashion and fitness

I’m a Partner at J Public Relations, a bi-coastal PR agency, working with some of the best hospitality and luxury lifestyle brands in the world. I’m obsessed with all aspects of travel, food, fashion and fitness.

When I’m not traveling, I’m planning my next vacation, scoping out the latest sample sale or dining out – and then heading to the hottest, new fitness class to burn it off.

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Jacob Cass

Graphic Designer and Blogger

Hi, my name is Jacob Cass and I am the founder of ‘JUST™ Creative’. I work as a freelance graphic designer & blogger while traveling the world.

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Persons of Interest

Barbershop

TV producer Steve Marks is the owner of the POI Barbershop. The place where guys can get precision cuts in an unpretentious setting. Help yourself to a gratis Brooklyn Lager or soda from the fully stocked vintage Coleman cooler, then take a seat in one of the ’60s Belmont chairs with built-in ashtrays and submit to cleanups, beard trims, straight-razor shaves and buzz cuts.

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The Troy Report

Nightclub Promoter

I’m a night club promoter in NYC. I’ll guide you to the best clubs, restaurants and bars!

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Donald M. Rattner

Architect in New York

I’m an architect in New York and founder of my own Studio for A.R.T and Architecture. I founded MODULE R in 2010 as a central marketplace for the dissemination of reconfigurable, interactive and modular art and design from around the globe.

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Leslie Shaw

Art Educator

Leslie Ava Shaw is an art educator and professor at the City University of New York. Originally a theater actress and playwright, one of her early plays was inspired by her many visits to the Metropolitan Museum and the myriad stories revealed through the quiet contemplation of its splendors. Her numerous experiences visiting New York’s museums would eventually lead her to a career in art education. She’s a host for SideTour and you can join her for inspiring art tours.

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Lauren Hall

Curator from New York

A native New Yorker who loves food, history, and travelling the world.

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Coolhaus

Food Experts

Since we launched our first truck, a barely driveable (but pimped out) postal van, we’ve been combining our two great loves, architecture and food, to create our signature, scooped to order ice cream sandwiches served in our customizable edible wrappers. With a focus on seasonal, local ingredients and a sweet/savory flavor profile, we serve out of trucks in LA, NYC, Austin & Dallas, and you’ll find packaged sandwiches, pints and bars in over 2000 stores and restaurants throughout the country.

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Nadege Fleurimond

Culinary Enthusiast and Author

Nadege Fleurimond is a caterer, event planner, and event strategist working in the corporate and social sphere in NYC. She is a published author and public speaker. Her recent book, Haiti Uncovered: A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian cuisine, is a coffee table culinary travel tour of Haiti’s food and culture. Those who know her label her the Culinary Curator for her love and knowledge of all things culinary and events related.

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Julie Tran

Vegan Blogger

I’m Julie Tran and I started my blog, Eastvillagevegan, back in 2009 to share my love for vegan food, vegan cooking, vegan travel, and dining out. If I’m not eating tasty vegan goodies or blogging, you’ll find me teaching first graders, running, traveling, spending time with friends/family, or posting pictures on my Instagram or my Twitter feed! Thanks for stopping by!

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Jesse - Bike the Big Apple

Bicycle Fanatic

Jesse will be forever exploring the world by bike, and what better place to do it than New York City.

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Bryan Eisenberg

Marketing Expert, Bestselling Author

Bryan Eisenberg is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and New York Times bestselling books “Call to Action”, “Waiting For Your Cat to Bark?” and “Always Be Testing”.

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Corbu

'78 Ski Lodge Rock with Beats

A game between the acoustic and electronic. A trip between space and earth. Corbu leads us in the middle of everything. Where there are no benchmarks. Where all the world is lost. Where we do not know what is joy or pain (as we play in between). -French blog Mets-toi á la page

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Theatre Development Fund

Executive director of Theatre Development Fund

I’m the executive director of Theatre Development Fund, a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing live theatre and dance by building audiences for the theatre and dance through its tkts booths and its membership, education, subsidy, access and dance programs

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Stay Editors

The best movie, music and book spots

And… action!

Your Stay.com editors take you to the best spots from the movies and books. Get the guide and visit the best film and literature locations, all over the world.

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Shuchi

Food Host

I started cooking when I could barely reach the kitchen counter. Although always a passion, it only became a profession around two years ago. Banker turned [self taught] chef, I run a private kitchen creating Indian inspired Tapas & Small Plates, and showcasing the cuisine under new light! I host small private events, pop-up dinners, tastings, dining experiences and …anything that will help me meet inspired individuals & share stories.

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Free Wifi Guides

Helping you get connected!

Check your email, upload those photos, get your Facebook fix, and – of course – sync your guides!

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Fun Foodie NYC

Food Tour Guide

Hi! I’m Adrienne and I offer historical NYC walking tours with lots of fun and food sprinkled on top. Join me!

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Jan Jekielek

Website Chief Editor, TheEpochTimes.com

I’m an avid human rights advocate and environmental expert, I’ve traveled the world - from northern Canada to Madagascar and beyond. I’m an award winning journalist, molecular biologist and ecologist, and I have been involved with the Falun Gong HumanRights Working Group at the UN Human Rights Commission. I’m a technophile, cyclist, and avid outdoors man, and I live in New York.

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Rafa & Max

Food Enthusiasts

Max is a Jewish-Mexican, with a Bachelors in Business Administration. He work at Manhattan Beer Distributors.

Rafa is a Jewish-Mexican, she Studied at Le Cordon Blue in Mexico city and has worked with top chefs (Morimoto, Nobu, Paul Liebrandt).

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Carl

Explora

Cantonese speaking New York native. Loves coffee, but only after closing.

Working for Explora, a smartphone rental service for travellers visiting the United States. The company delivers a convenient and cost-effective communication and travel guide solution that eliminates the complexities and high costs associated with international roaming, all for a flat-rate of $8 per day.

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Anne Chertoff

Wedding professional, editor and style advisor

I’m a wedding editor who has worked at a variety of bridal magazines and websites, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides.com, EquallyWed.com, and WeddingWire.com. I write about wedding planning, etiquette and style for various bridal and lifestyle publications.

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Kristin Lyng

It's time to go, isn't it?

Restless soul with a love for European cities, interesting people, tasty food and shallow shopping. Create these travel guides with my supercool boyfriend who covers up for the cultural aspects (such as odd museums and beer).

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Macaroni Kid

Macaroni Kid Co-Founder

Eric Cohen is a native New Yorker and Co-Founder of Macaroni Kid, the leading resource for family events and activities in more than 500 towns and cities across the US and Canada.

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Allison Hollins

Travel Professional

I’ve spent the past decade working in digital media and marketing within the New York City travel and hospitality industry. I’m currently a project manager at Fly.com and love travelling the world.

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Mast Brothers

Chocolate Experts

Handcrafting the world’s greatest chocolate is our life’s work. Come to Brooklyn, check out our factory, hang out in our tasting room and learn about how American craft chocolate is truly made!

Mast Brothers Chocolate offers a variety of single estate and single origin chocolates as well as our first house blend. We have partnered with incredible farms and organizations to create chocolate pairings that blow minds!

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Brooklyn Unplugged Tours

Tour Guides

Our off-the-beaten-path excursions reveal Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, history and ethnic communities. See Brooklyn through the eyes of a local, from hip Williamsburg to quirky Coney Island. Expect to discover secret spots, meet cool people, taste exotic food and learn about Brooklyn’s industrial and ethnic heritage. Whether you’re a first time visitor or seasoned New Yorker we promise you’re gonna have a blast!

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Sascha Mombartz

ArtWalk founder

The ArtWalk is a collection of stories that immerses you in the recent history of New York City’s rich artistic and architectural history, focusing on people and places of the 60’s and 70’s. Conceived by Sascha Mombartz, a graduate of Cooper Union, the ArtWalk grew out of his interest to uncover New York’s diverse and often hidden rich array of public art and architecture. We hope to inspire art enthusiasts, locals, and tourists alike to discover the true extent of NYC’s artistic vibrancy.

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ZEPS

Brooklyn MC & Chef

I’m an indie hip hop artist from Brooklyn who loves to cook Puerto Rican food and freestyle everywhere I go. If I’m not in NYC in summer, I’m probably touring in Norway. BOOM BAP ACROSS THE MAP!

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Shop Like the Locals in New York

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    American Girl Place

    Make your little girl's dream come true
  2. Ania outside FAO Schwarz +Add

    FAO Schwarz

    World-famous toy store
    Locals' Pick
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    Archivia Books

    Specialty independent book store
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    Cosmetic Market

    Name brand makeup for less
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    Chelsea Market

    Food and retail in an archaic hall
    Locals' Pick
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    Arthur Avenue Retail Market

    The Little Italy of the Bronx
    Locals' Pick
  7. Christie's Auction House. +Add

    Christie's

    World-famous auction house
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    ABC Carpet & Home

    Ecclectic and environmentally conscious design
  9. Emma Cousin, Degree Show Oxford +Add

    Gallery Eclectic

    Edgy yet sophisticated jewelry
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    Il Bisonte

    Custom leather goods
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    Henri Bendel

    Department store with a boutique feel
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    Greenflea Flea Market

    Upper West Side bargain hunting
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    Eileen Fisher

    Airy and sophisticated women's fashion
  14. Jewelry +Add

    Doyle & Doyle

    Antique jewelry with a personal touch
  15. Comme des Garcons. +Add

    Comme des Garcons

    Chelsea fashion boutique
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    City Opera Thrift Shop

    Fund-raising store of New York City Opera House
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    Kiosk

    Gallery of functionality
    Locals' Pick
  18. This I Believe +Add

    Angel Street Thrift Shop

    Some of the best bargains around
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    Anna Sui

    Upscale fashion and perfumes
  20. City Java smoothies +Add

    The Dressing Room Boutique and Bar

    The vision of East Village fashion designer Nikki Fontanella
  21. Century 21st +Add

    Century 21

    Brands on a budget
    Locals' Pick
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    Barneys New York

    Hip designer department store

Heaven for shopaholics

New York is the world's capital of shopping, and the best way to get the most out of it is to follow what the locals do. Whatever your shopping poison is, you can bet New Yorkers have already identified where you should buy it. Henri Bendel to Christie's, FAO Schwarz and Century 21, New York will be your shopping addiction dream come true.