Ask A Local with Pamela Morgan in NYC

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What are three words you like to use when describing NYC to visitors?

Vibrant, Exciting, Eclectic

Which hotels do you recommend staying at? Why?

I love the Mark. It is small and intimate with the great service and a fabulous location right near Central Park and the best shopping

Best time of year to visit?  

The Fall.

What are your favorite outdoor and indoor activities?  

Outdoor:  Walking in Central Park and actually walking everywhere.

Indoor:  Broadway and shopping 

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What is your favorite street? Why?  

I love the block in the Village that is a small winding street and looks like it’s from a 100 years ago. It’s called Commerce St. and the Cherry Lane Theatre is on that block 

What are your favorite annual festivals and celebrations?

The San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy, and The New York Food and Wine Festival in October is terrific. 

What are your safety tips?  

Keep your purse close to you and closed and don’t walk in Central Park at night.

Your top three shops to visit.  

Bergdorf Goodman, Eataly, and Hudson Yards.

Which souvenirs should visitors purchase? From where?  

There are so many souvenir shops on Broadway near the theatre district

Describe your perfect day in NYC.

Walk in Central Park.

Brunch at the Boathouse.

Shopping at BG (Bergdorf Goodman).

Afternoon matinee on Broadway.

Dinner at some fabulous restaurant.

And Jazz at the Carlyle or dancing at a dive in the East Village.




Vanessa Gordon
Vanessa Gordon is the Founder of Travel & Taste Magazine. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Education from New York University and studied Literacy and British Literature at the University of Oxford, and Institute of Education in London during her study abroad experience as a graduate student. She lives with her husband, daughter, son, and our cats Abby and Amy. She is also the Publisher of East End Taste Magazine, LLC and Founder of the annual summer event, the Hamptons Interactive Brunch. Her writing has appeared in many print and online publications including Modern Luxury, Psychology Today, Long Island Pulse, Medium, Thrillist, Sag Harbor Express, The Independent Newspaper, and many more. She has been featured in AM New York, Parents Magazine, Pregnancy & Newborn, Hamptons Magazine, Resident Magazine, Social Life Magazine, and many more.

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