Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 16:01

Congratulations, you have arrived. Remember, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. But just to be sure, you could also be watching old episodes of “Gossip Girl” and “Sex and the City” to prepare for your adventure.

Pelham / Bryant Parks
These parks are larger and smaller alternative compared to Central Park but it’s just as beautiful and lively. Concerts and free yoga take place here. There are many seats for hanging out with friends and lunch dates. Come out and tan or read a book all day.

Nautical Museum / Strands Bookstore
Head to City Island and East Village to check out some rare books. Take some time to read in the parks because reading for leisure can be difficult to do. They have lots of books so you will definitely find something interesting!

Arthur Avenue / Veselka.
Try something new at these Italian and Ukrainian restaurants. It’s open 24 hours so pop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The Meatballs are amazing!

Brooklyn / Manhattan Flea Markets.
Head over to Brooklyn and check out all the vendors at the Flea Market! Grab some vintage clothes, cool crafts and jewelry, and fresh food. Shopping and food is a perfect after work activity!

Soho / Firth Avenue.
Shop ‘til you drop in this neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. They call it the most unique shopping area in the world—take advantage of it. New York City department stores offer a wide array of merchandise for shoppers -- from cosmetics and housewares to designer fashions and accessories. Whether you're interested in the cutting edge styles of Barney's New York or the style and service of Saks Fifth Avenue, there's a New York City department store for every style and budget.Take some time to check out spots of your own finding during your lunch breaks, after work, or on the weekends. A summer in New York City can be life changing; take advantage of all the city has to offer!