What makes you a true New Yorker?

We asked notable city dwellers to share their recommendations and advice.

Amanda Libby

Amanda Libby Photograph: Liza Chrust


Amanda Libby, founder of Where Can I Find the Perfect (wherecanifindtheperfect.com)
“Anyone who lives in New York must go to the High Line (from Washington St at Gansevoort St to Tenth Ave at 30th St; thehighline.org) for a picnic. Head to Chelsea Market (75 Ninth Ave at 16th St; chelseamarket.com) first, which is just a few blocks away. You can pick up everything you need, including baskets at Chelsea Market Baskets, lobster rolls at the Lobster Place, brownie bites at Fat Witch and even some bubbly at the Chelsea Wine Vault.”
 
“Anyone who lives in NYC must know where to get a $10 manicure after 10pm. I go to Hair Party 24 Hours (76 Madison Ave at 28th St; 212-213-0056, hair24hours.com) if I need a last mani-pedi, wax, or even bang trim. The salon is always open, and the chic digs provide a nice escape any time of day.”
 
“You must eat from a food cart to be a real New Yorker, but there’s no need to settle for the typical hot dogs and pretzels. BLT’s GO Burger truck (goburger.com) offers gourmet kobe dogs for $6, topped with spicy mustard. The truck is always on the move, but you can follow it on Twitter for updated locations (@GOBurger).”