The Black Ghosts - Secret New York
The Black Ghosts name their top spots in their favourite city, New York.
The very best trainer shop
Last time we were in New York we caught these two Russian guys literally opening their new trainer store on Spring St. All they had was cardboard boxes in an empty space, and it was cash only. Killer selection and a sweet discount. Seemed a bit shady, but if they're still there then check it out.
178 Ludlow St, New York
This bar is a great spot downtown. No door monkey and no button-downs or chino slacks.
229 Elizabeth St, New York
This is on the corner of Prince St. and Elizabeth St. They do amazing breakfasts; sit at the bar and try the Huevos Rancheros. Then wash them down with the awesome frozen margaritas.
I could be smart and recommend one of the smaller squares, but it has to be Central Park. It's beautiful, especially on a warm autumn day. That said; the cable car in the Bronx Zoo is also worth checking.
The Sound Library
521 E 12th St, New York
I'm a crate digger, so this is an essential stop whenever I'm in New York. Perfect for a rainy day - just grab a stack of LPs and sit there finding those gems.
And a hidden treasure…
If you're lucky you will flag down the city's best cab driver. This is the only cab I've been in with no partition - straight off you're given a massive scrapbooks full of photos of all the huge fish he's caught in the Hudson River. Then he tells you about all the documentaries he's been in; he has the DVDs there to prove it. He has exotic bottled waters, and hands out gummy bears. He took a detour to drop off some pizza to a homeless shelter when we were in the back. And he never turns on the meter. You give him whatever you like. He has endless mad anecdotes and is a proper old time NY cabbie. He's bonkers but brilliant.
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