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My Perfect Weekend: Weijia Jiang

New York street interviews: We ask New Yorkers what they like to do on their days off

 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

Weijia Jiang, 30
News reporter

 (Photograph: Kevin Gregor)
Photograph: Kevin Gregor

“I’m really into hot yoga. I do it at Bikram Yoga NYC (143 W 72nd St between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves; 212-724-7303, bikramyoganyc.com). They turn the heat up to 105 degrees. I always feel really accomplished when I leave, because it’s hard enough to just stay in the room, let alone do the poses!”


“I’m on a constant search for the best ice-cream shop in the city. So far, the best place in my opinion is Emack and Bolio’s (389 Amsterdam Ave between 78th and 79th Sts; 212-362-2747, emackandbolios.com). They have 40 different flavors, but my favorite is just the plain chocolate—it does the trick.”

 (Photograph: Grace Chu)
Photograph: Grace Chu

“My favorite bar is Dive 75(101 W 75th St at Columbus Ave; 212-362-7518, divebarnyc.com). It’s really low-key—no one cares what you’re wearing or what you’re doing—and it has board games! You can honestly just sit down with someone, grab a beer and play Guess Who?”

 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

“I live on the Upper West Side, as do a lot of my friends, and it’s really easy to get stuck up there since there are so many restaurants. So we try to go to different brunch spots in different neighborhoods just to get out of the Upper West Side. Sometimes it will be dim sum in Chinatown, sometimes pancakes in Cobble Hill, but my favorite is Rosemary’s in the West Village (18 Greenwich Ave at 10th St; 212-647-1818, rosemarysnyc.com). My favorite thing is the roasted brussels sprouts ($7). It sounds like a strange thing to order at brunch, but everyone takes their time waking up, so by the time we get there, we’re ready for something savory for lunch.”

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