"Having moved to New York City 22 years ago, I am always inspired by the diversity of the people, the art, fashion and the high energy of each day in the city.
The greatest way to start the day is to take an early morning walk in Central Park when the sunlight breaks through. Then grab a nice breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien to prepare you for the high energy day. Stroll down Madison Avenue, let your eyes feast on the fashion boutiques and then head down to the Lower East Side or maybe the West Village to experience fashion and style. End up in one of my favorite places, Da Silvano or Giorgione for the best Italian food with a fun vibe and amazing flavors. From time to time, I love to experience the top restaurant, Le Bernardin or Morimoto to bring a multitude of feelings to my taste buds. This makes it the perfect day and it always drives me to keep my Hair Salons A.K.S at the ... [more]
Alain Pinon, Salon AKS
Nothing cries 'tourist' more than waving one's hands vigorously
and fruitlessly as off-duty and fare-carrying taxis speed by.
Here's the simple rule: if the taxi's numbers on his rooftop are
lit, he's free. If they aren't lit, he's not. And if they are flanked
by "off duty" lights, he's not. Here's the exception: sometimes
an off-duty driver can be convinced to take you to your
destination: if it's on his way home. If he stops for you, inquire.
Here's another vehicular tip: those town cars honking at you
as you stand on the corner are livery cabs. They are not
licensed to carry passengers but have a brisk business. If
you are desperate for transportation and air-conditioning,
it's an option.