Geographically, we live in one of the smallest cities, but culturally, there is more to eat, see, and do in these 468 square miles than any other place in the nation. The problem is, the typical New York tourist only sees a portion of the best spots in the city. With 5 boroughs and countless neighborhoods, it's easy to get overwhelmed and fall into the tourist traps of the city from Times Square to the Statue of Liberty. When you want to see the New York that inspired Jay Z and Frank Sinatra to sing, you need an insider's advice. Look no further. We've put together a collection of the places and spaces of a New Yorker's New York!

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