Q: Lastly, as New York City’s landscape constantly evolves, do you have any new discoveries in the city that you’d like to share?
A: Yes, every time I visit I discover something new! Just before the pandemic, Hudson Yards had opened, bringing new attractions, shopping, and dining experiences to the island’s West Side. This neighborhood also connects to the High Line, which is a personal favorite of mine. It’s such a unique use of space and offers a fun way to traverse the city and see it from a new perspective.
This past summer, Little Island opened, and I immediately fell in love. This new urban oasis, built on the remnants of a historic pier that was once operated by the British Cunard-White Star Line, is now a reimagined public space. It’s home to an amphitheater for outdoor concerts, has plenty of space for food trucks, and offers great views of Lower Manhattan.
Also, it would be an injustice to NYC if I didn’t mention something about its food. Right before the pandemic, there was a surge of food halls opening across the city, and that trend is only intensifying. I love visiting them because the stalls are filled with local vendors, and you can enjoy almost any type of cuisine you’re craving.