Julia Capalino, founder of the mobile app HitList, shares her favorite things to do in NYC.
From innovative parks to outdoor markets, Julia's top picks are perfect for New Yorkers and tourists alike.
Originally launched as a spinoff from the reknown Brooklyn Flea Market, Smorgasburg showcases vendors from the best restaurants and craftsmen in the city. Stroll through their outdoor markets in Williamsburg and Prospect Park in the summer months or pop into their indoor location in Sunset Park. From Butter & Scotch's maple bacon cupcakes to Woezo's sriracha-injected yam fries, Smorgasburg is every foodie's dream market.
- Tired of waiting on line at Trader Joe's? Support local farmers and buy fresh produce, flowers, and artwork at the Union Square Monday Greenmarket. Swing by every Monday to stock up on your kitchen essentials from over 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers.
- Need a break from city life? Pay a visit to the iconic Central Park! Whether you want to ice sake in the famous Wollman Rink, enjoy a relaxing picnic on the Great Lawn, or watch sea lions play in the Central Park Zoo courtyard, Central Park provides the best natural getaway for Manhattanites and tourists alike.
- Looking for art beyond the The Metropolitan Museum of Art? Browse through beautiful twentieth century German and Austrian artwork at the Neue Galerie. With artists like Max Beckman and Ermst Ludwig Kirchner in their collection, The Neue Galerie is the less-crowded alternative to the city's busier museums.
- Once the site of abandon train tracks, The High Line is an innovative park in the sky. Stroll through the High Line's long walkways to explore the public art, gorgeous foliage, and modern architecture.