It's almost 2 months since the day I came back from NYC and I still can't believe that I've been there! I have serious NYC withdrawal syndrome since then and I can't wait to go back there someday. I supposed to go there for Kiehl's media for 4 days but since I'm already there, I decided to extend my trip and I'm glad that I got Airbnb on board to sponsor my extended stays. Airbnb is always my top choice when it comes to traveling. I immediately fell in love with the idea since the first experience with them for my first trip to Tokyo. A lil bit about Airbnb, Airbnb is a website for people to rent out lodging. It has over 1,000,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries. For people who loves traveling, Airbnb gives you experiences what is like to be a local, staying around great neighborhoods, blending in with culture.

I got so excited looking for the ideal place to stay in NYC. Asked around people who been there about the neighborhoods and I decided to stay at Lower East Side as the neighborhood there is more urban & hip. There's so many great stays from Airbnb and I found the best stay I could ever imagined, hosted by Jonathan Olinger, filmaker/storyteller/founder of HUMAN.  Pretty cool huh, staying with someone so inspirational!

His place is exactly what it is like on the pictures. Literally died looking at the high windows ( you can tell how much I love natural lightning if you been to Project Space Coffee ). Some people might have doubts on staying with a host, what I can suggest is always read the reviews and be aware of those with red flags on. I've stayed with hosts for my past few stays in Tokyo ( twice! ) & London. They are all friendly people.

Jonathan gave us a list of places to visit around the neighborhood. 
 Or you can check out the guidebook provided! 
( Some hosts will pin point some recommended places to visit like how Jonathan pin pointed a few cafes around his area. )

Just so you know! I'm giving out travel credits for your next Airbnb stay!
Anyway! Here's what happen at the Lower East Side of NYC!


Here's my NYC Trippin video if you haven watch it!

Here's the list of places I've been :

Birch Coffee 
- The one I went is in Flington St. , good coffee. 

Everyman Espresso 
- Seriously good espresso.

Ground Support Coffee
399 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012, United States

Pause Cafe 
3 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
- We had to wait for Clinton St. Baking Company for an hour so we head over Pause which is just opposite to grab a coffee while waiting. 

Charlie Bird
5 King St, New York, NY 10012, United States
- Personally love the Blue Crab Pasta & their special of the day pancakes!

The Dutch
131 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012, United States
- BEST BRUNCH PLACE! Foie Gras Pate is dayummmmm.

Clinton St. Baking Company
4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002, United States

131 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002, United States
- Love their super retro interior!

Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st avenue new york, ny 10003 
- Famous but I think their noodle bar is not as what I expected.

238 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003, United States
- Dopest place to have baos. Old school/new school hip hop music playing.

Shake Shack
- Best fast food you can ever get. Try their ShackMeister Dog!