24 hours in New York

Exploring the big apple.

I ran around New York for 24 hours with my friend Geena. After hopping off OurBus (by the way, had a great experience), I grabbed my luggage and headed straight to Totto Ramen‘s original location in Midtown West. Previously I visited the Midtown East location, but could never make the time to wait in line at the first shop. Yelpers and New Yorkers claim the first location tastes significantly better in comparison to expansion spots.

I’m here to state: Believe the hype.

Yet instead of waiting 45 minutes during off-peak hours, I could have visited the Midtown East location with little to no wait times. Anyone who loves Totto Ramen should stop by the original location at least to fully experience why the business does so well.

My trip to the city included running into a few fashion week shops surrounded by long lines. I explored Soho, went shopping and spent an afternoon in 29Rooms. Food highlights include the fluffiest (questionably to die for) pancakes at Le Barricou and chicken liver pate at Hearth.

 

29Rooms New York

How many can you visit in three hours?

I spent 24 hours in New York with one sole purpose: visit 29Rooms. The long-weekend art exhibition took place last year with an overwhelming positive response. Hosted by Refinery29, 29Rooms might be the most instagrammable event of the year.

Each room holds a different installation, as well as a warehouse floor filled with additional large pieces.

Each ticket gives you a three hour window to run around the floor. Yet the given time does not allot enough to visit all 29rooms. If you attended, you likely waited 30-45 minutes to see some of the most popular installations. But hey, at least you tried Snapchat’s Spectacles and took a few cool pics.