From The Lips Of A Local

Each week we feature a different local, sharing their unique experiences on what makes NYC the best place, ever.  Hey, we never said New Yorkers weren’t cocky.  

This week we’re delighted to be chatting with travel blogger, Chanel!  She’s been to 19 countries and 17 states, and currently calls NYC home!



Name: Chanel

Occupation: Travel Blogger at

New Yorker since: 2004

What hood do you live in? Morningside Heights

Where do you get your morning coffee? Honestly I am not a huge fan of coffee, but I do really enjoy Starbuck’s flavored lattes.

Every tourist must visit: Downtown Brooklyn. Until a few years ago, I barely went to Brooklyn. These days, I go there very frequently. There are so many cultural events, food festivals, and activities going on throughout the year and they are definitely worth taking the short trip from Manhattan to attend. There are also a lot of great restaurants in Brooklyn as well!

NYC trend you’re currently loving/hating: Currently not loving the leather trim look. It is very hard to find regular leggings without leather on them this season.

Favorite way to while away a (non-workday!) NYC afternoon: Photographing, eating, and blogging! Yes, I am indeed one of those people who takes pictures of her food and Yelps about it.

NYC’s best kept secretJin Ramen, a Japanese restaurant in Harlem. It is definitely worth a trip uptown.

To connect with this awesome New Yorker, visit her on her blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.



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