Visit New York City from your couch


Staying home is today’s thing. Sadly, I know many had to cancel their plans to visit New York City. I’m very sorry, I know it represents a lot of financial effort, not to mention the disappointment we feel. Anyway, you have my full support and with this article, I propose to visit New York City from your couch.

Due to Covid-19, New York City is under lockdown measures until May 15. Stay tuned for updates:
What you need to know about the Covid-19 health crisis in New York
Covid 19: What are the consequences for your trip to New York City?

Virtual visit of the streets of New York City

Let’s get started with this virtual guided tour of New York City.
Fasten your seat belt, we’ll start with a helicopter flight. You can click or tap on the video to enjoy a 360º panorama.
We continue with a tour of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and other classic landmarks, ending at the Brooklyn Bridge. The comments are in English, it allows you to practice a little if it’s not your native language 😉

Start the visit

Visit the best museums in the city

Many museums in NYC open their doors virtually, free of charge. Thus, we can continue to admire some of their collections. This is the case of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET).

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Strolling through the street art of New York City

When I started New York City Travel Tips, I recommended visiting 5 Pointz. It was a neighborhood that disappeared with the construction of homes and offices. It was a Mecca of street art. Now you find artwork in many New York City neighborhoods, especially in Bushwick. Staying at home doesn’t stop you from walking the streets of New York City. Google Maps offers you a walk to discover works by Kobra, Bansky and Keith Haring.

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New York City from your sofa is possible if you have a television

If your home setup is “couch and TV”, take advantage of it to watch good movies and series. Luckily for us, many of them are shot in New York. So, here’s my non-exhaustive list:
– I am Legend,
– King Kong,
– When Harry Mets Sally,
– Taxi Driver,
– Men in Black,
– Home Alone,
– Avengers,
– The Devil wears Prada,
– The Intern…

Series taking place in New York City:
– Sex and the City,
– How I Met Your Mother,
– Friends,
– Gossip Girl,
– The Sopranos,
– Seinfeld…

What’s your favorite?

From the couch to the kitchen, bake some cookies like in New York

In New York you can eat very well, and I have years of experience recommending you try the Levain Bakery cookies. Those who have already visited NYC could confirm, for those you don’t, here is the recipe:

Click to see the recipe

Ingredients for a dozen cookies:
– 240 g / 8.5 oz of softened butter
– 200 g / 7oz brown sugar
– 50 g / 1.8oz white sugar
– 2 eggs
– 400 g / 14.10 oz flour
– 1 tbsp. baking powder
– 1 tbsp. baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 300 g / 11 oz milk chocolate chips
– 250 g / 9oz walnut kernels

For the toppings, it’s up to you to make according to your taste: white chocolate chips, dark pecan, cranberries, raisins, peanut butter, etc. Let your imagination run wild.

The day before
Place the butter in a bowl and beat on low speed.
Then add the sugar and beat on medium speed for about 1 minute until smooth and soft.
Finish by adding the eggs and continue beating for about 30 seconds until they are well incorporated.

Add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt mixture.
Incorporate everything and then add your topping: chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, etc., taking care to mix it well.

Take a plate on which you will shape cookie dough balls of about 150 g / 5.2 oz that you will take care not to flatten.
Place this plate overnight in the refrigerator.

On D-Day
Preheat your oven to 200°C 395°F
Place your “cookie dough balls” on a baking sheet previously covered with baking paper.
Bake your cookies in batches of 4 for 11 minutes. They will be ready when the top and base are lightly browned.
Let them rest for 15 minutes before serving, during which time they will continue to bake while cooling on the baking sheet.
Aaaaaand, enjoy with a glass of milk 😊

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New York City is taking a little break. Before getting insomnia again, I hope my advice will help you get through this time smoothly. And if you’re a music enthusiast, listen to my New York City Playlists on Spotify!
Thank you for your support.


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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