A Guided Tour of New York with Electric Zoo

A Guided Tour of New York with Electric Zoo

The Big Apple is home to some of the world's most iconic buildings, foods and people on the planet. We sat down with Electric Zoo's Michael Julian to discuss his favourite things in the city. Take a look at what he had to say.

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When it comes to New York City, there aren't many other places in the world like it. Home of the Yankees, the iconic bright yellow cab and the Statue of Liberty, there aren't many other places in the world like it. Known as the "city that never sleeps" New York's 24/7 nature makes it one of the planets most sought after places to visit. But what about the hidden gems that only the natives know about?

Michael Julian, Chief Marketing Officer of Electric Zoo Festival picked out his favourite spots in the city. Electric Zoo is NYC's premier electronic music festival and this year celebrates it's eighth year! We get to see a real New Yorker's guide to the city and see some of those quiet places that only a real native knows about. Take a look at Michael's answers as he takes us on a tour of New York City.

Electric Zoo runs from the September 1st - 3rd across Labour Day Weekend in New York. Check out their website for more information!

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New York is arguably one of the planet's best cities
PHOTO CREDIT: Architectural Digest

The first place you go when you’re back in the city?

Ramen-Ya, New York’s ramen scene is crushing it and I can't be without my noodles for too long!

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Ramen-Ya on 181 West 4th Street is one of the city's best food spots
PHOTO CREDIT: Ramen-Ya

Best place for a first date?

Highline I guess, haven’t had a first date since the 20th Century!

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The High Line Park is a great place for a first date
PHOTO CREDIT: YouTube

What’s a hidden gem in the city?

This tiny Yakitori joint called Tora on Kenmore Street, it's the best gem for foodies!

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Tora on Kenmare Street is one of the best Yakitori places
PHOTO CREDIT: Tora

Where would you go to chill out?

Central Park, nice to decompress there when it really gets overwhelming.

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One of the best places to relax in the city is Central Park
PHOTO CREDIT: ATTN

Where serves the best breakfast?

Sadelle’s. Their salami omelette is to die for!

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Sadelle's Salami Omelette is one of the best around
PHOTO CREDIT: NY Times

Where’s your favourite place to have a quiet drink?

Does my house count? It's hard to have a quiet drink in New York but I love Salina's on 9th Avenue because of their unique drinks.

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Salina's is a great restaurant and bar
PHOTO CREDIT: Salina's

Best place to go clubbing?

Output in Brooklyn, Nicolas and Shawn gave New Yorkers an awesome nightclub right when the city needed it the most.

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Output in Brooklyn is one of the city's best clubs
PHOTO CREDIT: Output

Favourite place to go shopping?

Bloomingdales, I like quick in-and-out shopping!

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One of the world's most famous shopping centre's, Bloomingdales is a New York institute
PHOTO CREDIT: M R Magazine

How would you describe your city’s style?

Restless! New York is very diversified, hard to find one word that describes our style.

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Known as the city than never sleeps, New York is amazing
PHOTO CREDIT: New York Times

One song that sums up your city?

Empire State of mind, if you can make it here you can make it anywhere - that's the truth!

If you never wanted to visit New York City, we can guarantee you that this will have changed your mind. Michael's clear insight into one of the world's greatest cities means you can get a real view of the city from a native. We can't wait to head out there and see it for ourselves!

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