New York, New York: An island that consists of 5 boroughs, 53 neighborhoods, and 1.6 million people who are full of consumerism and contempt.
This rubbish lined city is also the birthplace to one of the MOST iconic films EVER made—duh, Uptown Girls. You know, that film starring the ever so dreamy, beautiful, and smart, Brittany Murphy. And of course, let’s not forget the ultra smart, witty and cute, Dakota Fanning.
Imagine you’re on 59th Street, swiftly walking up to 110th Street—uh-huh … we are indeed walking 100-and-so-blocks, because who can afford a cab these days? So, this hypothetical walk through the exact approximation of uptown New York has been the home to some of the most exclusive and exciting parts of New York City.
To save all you Winky Babes the trouble of walking, I have rounded up some of the most historical hotspots, GG landmarks, and the most darling vegan-friendly cafe.
Nail & Spa Sakura
As New Yorker’s, we have no choice but to work all the time–rent ain’t cheap in this city–so it only makes sense to treat yourself after a long day at work. And what better way than to head to Sakura Nail & Spa for a mani and pedi for some much-needed love and attention. Sakura Salon is ultra chic, inexpensive and offers: Spa Manicures, Cut Nails, Trim Cuticles, Scrubbing, Moisturizing masks, and 10-minute massages and polish – all starting from ($30)
1709 2nd Avenue NY, NY 10128
(Between 88th St + 89th St)
The Dead Poet
This mahogany-wine colored bar was created by an ex-English professor, who wanted to pay homage to the literary community, the best way he knew—with a bar, of course. You can find poetic quotes, passages and themed drinks named after historical writers. If you’re ever around Amsterdam Ave, I suggest putting on your best Stevie Nicks inspired dress and enjoy a J.D Salinger.
450 Amsterdam Ave NY, NY, 10024
You guessed it, Winky Babes: This cafe is indeed vegan. This infamous upper west side cafe is the hottest place for all of NY’s peace and animal loving natives. Opening its doors in 2009, all vegans alike, from Brooklyn to Harlem, travel far and wide to just try their famous Mushroom Duxelle pizza ($12).
460 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
Central Park Zoo
Home to two grizzly bears and a fluffy Snow Leopard name Allison, Central Park Zoo, is the perfect family friendly uptown attraction. Keeping their gates open for 365-days-a-year, this 6-acre zoo is the home to 130 species and a darling Penguin feeding centre since 1964. Filled with many precious events, this is the perfect place to sip white wine while entertaining your children. Tickets costing ($12) for adults and ($7) for children—it will keep them entertained all day.
E 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021
Rooftop Yoga & Wine Reception
Exercise can be boring AF, and let me tell you something, darlings, yoga has a reputation for being too downtown for us uptowners. So, hold on to your crystal because downtown and uptown just made a baby(did you picture little Jenny Humphrey, too?) At the end of the class, you’ll probably be slightly drunk with perfect posture. The Rooftop Yoga and Wine Reception are held twice a month. You can buy tickets here.
Call and register at (646) 505-5708
What’s your favorite part of uptown New York? Have you been to the PeaceFood Cafe? Let us know in the comments below.