NEW UPDATED EDITION JUNE 2022 This one-of-a-kind guide takes you to New York’s best-kept secrets, like vintage shops packed with unique collector’s items, opulent spots for high tea, the best places to grab a drink before or after theatre, the best stretches for running, and the coolest sneaker stores. This guide reveals hundreds of addresses, as well as good-to-know facts and interesting information, like the best ways to mingle with New Yorkers, the sports that you absolutely have to see, and 5 things that New Yorkers just know. The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York is the perfect book for those who want to discover the city, but avoid all the usual tourist haunts, as well as for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets. Ellen Swandiak is a lifelong resident of New York. Her blog Hobnob Magazine (hobnobmag.com) reports on all her loves: food, drink, style, fun—and parties. Ellen can often be spotted, camera in hand, at stylish restaurants and bars, tasting events, and art openings, with her designer eye on the lookout for all that is clever. Born and raised in Belgium, Katelijne De Backer left for New York City in 1997, to pursue a career in the contemporary art world. She moved to Brooklyn Heights in 2002 and was immediately smitten with her new neighbourhood. Katelijne is the director of The Armory Show, one of the world’s leading art fairs. She is also the author of Hidden Brooklyn (Luster Publishing).