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City Guide

Sama and Haya’s Guide to NYC

October 1, 2015

Our September guest editors are better global citizens than tarrying townies, but when Fashion Month begins, the twins hone in on New York. See below for their downtown mainstays—where to dine, juice and stay. 


 

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THE BEAN

824 Broadway

(212) 510 7714

“Our friend lives on 12th Street, and we just went in one day when it was freezing—literally the best chai latte we’ve ever had.”


 

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CAFE SELECT

212 Lafayette Street

(212) 925 9322

“This place has such a sweet vibe. It feels like a little treasure you’d stumble upon. The pictures on the wall and the fairy lights make it really warm and intimate. They have breakfast all day, which is always our jam; the poached eggs and avocado toast are amazing.”


 

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RUBY'S CAFE

219 Mulberry Street

(212) 925 5755

“Such a good spot, everything you order there is amazing—our faves include the chicken sandwich and the lamb ragu pappardelle. The burgers are also incredible.”


 

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MISS LILY'S & MELVIN'S JUICE BOX

132 W Houston Street

(646) 588 5375

“One of our favorite places in New York. We can’t even eat there properly because the music is so good and all we want to do is dance! We were also named honorary Jamaicans by the Miss Lily’s staff—they said we had Jamaican flavor.”


 

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SANT AMBROEUS

265 Lafayette Street

(212) 966 2770

“We go here every day for coffee. I love how old school and charming it is—it feels like Paris inside.”


 

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THE MERCER HOTEL

147 Mercer Street

(212) 966 6060


“We’ve had such fun memories here and the hotel has such a buzz about it that’s very special. It’s also very central, which is the best thing about it, but also can be a hassle when you don’t want to run into anyone walking in and out of the hotel…”