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Evelyn Derico

Evelyn is a Digital Content Producer for Time Out New York. Follow her on Twitter @evio_dorito.

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The 20 best things to do in Stockholm

The 20 best things to do in Stockholm

Ready for some Scandinavian chic? Stockholm has it all, from picturesque cobbled streets dotted with independent shops to seriously impressive architecture and art nouveau design. Sure, it’s most popular for its ABBA and open air museums, but it has a lot more to say for itself than that. Stockholm is also bursting with a load of unmissable attractions and idyllic restaurants and bars, from traditional Swedish food to lunch on an allotment. So whether you’re here for endless shopping, people-watching or to hit the clubs for a big night out, Stockholm has something for you. And no, you don’t have to be a dedicated ABBA fan to love the city, if that’s what you’re thinking (but it helps). Whether you’ve got two days or two weeks, we’ve devised a list of the 20 best things to do in the city. And to make your life that bit easier, we’ve ranked them for you too. Enjoy! RECOMMENDED: đŸœïžÂ The 11 best restaurants in StockholmđŸ·Â The 13 best bars in StockholmđŸ˜ïžÂ Your essential guide to where to stay in StockholmđŸ›ïžÂ The 12 best museums in Stockholm right now 🏠 The best Airbnbs in Stockholm

The 12 best places to go shopping in Stockholm

The 12 best places to go shopping in Stockholm

The Swedes are universally regarded as one of the best-looking nations on the planet, but how do they continue to look so stylish? An inherent understanding of coordination, sure, but the best shopping spots in Stockholm have plenty to do with it all. The Swedish capital is brimming with one-of-a-kind boutiques, independent designers and all the rest. If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, Stockholm is the place for you.It isn’t all about threads, of course. Stockholm’s souvenir scene is unrivalled, while the famous big name brands from these shores (H&M, IKEA) are at their best in the homeland. Get ready to splash the cash in Stockholm (and then wear the new threads to a fabulous restaurant or party). RECOMMENDED: The best hotels in Stockholm RECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in Stockholm

The 11 best restaurants in Stockholm

The 11 best restaurants in Stockholm

The cat isn’t just out of the bag, the little kitty has run off, meowing with confidence and swagger. Stockholm is one of the hottest foodie destinations in Europe. Yes, we used the word ‘hottest’ and ‘Stockholm’ in the same sentence, and we aren’t going to apologise. The Swedish capital has long been a haven for those with curious appetites, and the city’s ever-increasing diversity has made everything a little more awesome. Hungry visitors will find everything from American to Middle Eastern food here, with plenty of traditional Swedish spots too.Fine dining in Stockholm isn’t cheap, but you’re paying for some serious quality here. Besides, who visits Stockholm to save money? You owe it to yourself to enjoy the best restaurants in this city. You won’t regret it. RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Stockholm🍁 The best times of the year to visit Stockholm🛏 The best hotels in Stockholm🎒 The best day trips from Stockholm

Your essential guide to where to stay in Stockholm

Your essential guide to where to stay in Stockholm

There’s nowhere quite like Stockholm. The Swedish capital is one of the most unique cities on the planet, a sweeping stunner made up of 14 islands that are packed with history, beauty and a seemingly endless supply of style. It is an outrageously friendly place, but getting to know it can be strangely daunting at times. Never fear, your old buddy Time Out is on hand to provide the perfect guide on where to stay in Stockholm, one darling neighbourhood at a time. Stockholm is all innovative restaurants, lofty attractions and charm, so make your list, pick your spot and have yourself a magnificent trip. 🏹 Recommended: the best hotels in StockholmđŸ›ïž Recommended: the best Airbnbs in Stockholm  

The 13 best bars in Stockholm

The 13 best bars in Stockholm

Going out in Stockholm is an expensive business. There, we said. You aren’t going to be pinching pennies at the best bars in Stockholm, but you will be having a pretty awesome time nonetheless. After all, you get what you pay for, and in the Swedish capital, you are paying for a magnificent night on some gorgeous tiles.Stockholm is a stunner, a gorgeous city of cobbled streets and waterfront terraces, and the attractions, restaurants, and museums here are delightful. The bars? Epic, completely epic. Yes, it is pricey, but we’d happily pay more to drink in these fabulous surroundings.  

Kid friendly outdoor restaurants in NYC

Kid friendly outdoor restaurants in NYC

NYC has loads of kid-friendly restaurants that are fun for the whole family, but when the forecast calls for amazing weather, these kid-friendly outdoor restaurants in NYC are the place to be. Here you can enjoy fresh air, the kids are free to play, and most importantly, the food is fantastic. There’s no need to sacrifice quality when you’re looking to dine out with the kids — these spots are welcoming to families and serve up delicious bites, from pizza and barbecue to tacos and fried chicken. After a day of chasing the little ones around (with so many things to do with kids in New York, it’s easy to end up with a jam-packed schedule), or an exhausting day hitting the family-friendly hiking trails and biking trails nearby, it’s nice to know that these welcoming, kid-friendly outdoor restaurants in NYC are set up for you to unwind and enjoy the breeze with the whole family.

The 20 travel tips every first-time Stockholm visitor needs to know

The 20 travel tips every first-time Stockholm visitor needs to know

For even the most hardened of explorers, getting your bearings when arriving in a new city for the first time isn’t the easiest of tasks. That is as true in the Scandinavian capital of cool as it is anywhere else on the planet, so this selection of essential travel tips for first-time visitors to Stockholm will put you at ease. After all, where else will you learn how to get boozy in a city where buying a drink isn’t as simple as you might assume? Stockholm is a stunning city full of magnificent museums and excellent restaurants, and our guide will help you make the most of your time there. After all, Stockholmers are savvy, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be the same.   

The 10 best brunches in Stockholm

The 10 best brunches in Stockholm

Stockholm and brunch go together like magnet and steel. Those cold mornings aren’t dragging you out of bed too early, so catch a couple of hours of extra snuggling before heading into the beautiful streets in search of that magical combination of breakfast and lunch. Of course, we recommend getting up early to cram in all the awesome things to do here, but sometimes the lure of a hotel bed is just too strong. Anyway, brunch. You can do brunch in Stockholm one of two ways. Option one is a traditional Swedish buffet, often served in a beautiful old ‘host house’, the perfect combination of history, culture and delicious food. If you’re not overly fussed about eating like a local, there is also a blossoming American-influenced brunch scene that puts health first but doesn’t skimp on the flavours. Book ahead for the former and just turn up for the latter. Either way, prepare for a gorgeous late-morning meal. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Stockholm

Emily Haines de Metric: "Estuvimos de gira con Zoé y fue increíble"

Emily Haines de Metric: "Estuvimos de gira con Zoé y fue increíble"

Con siete LPs, Metric se ha consolidado como uno de los grupos mĂĄs importantes de CanadĂĄ. Emily Haines, James Shaw y Joshua Winstead han logrado reinventarse continuamente, independientemente de su el enfoque son las guitarras o los sintetizadores. En 2018 publicaron Art of Doubt, un disco que vio al grupo regresar a sus orĂ­genes y, en poco mĂĄs de 50 minutos, logrĂł recordarnos su gran talento como compositores y mĂșsicos. Previo a su concierto en El Plaza Condesa, platicamos con Emily Haines, vocalista de Metric sobre su mĂĄs reciente material, su larga trayectoria y su nuevo proyecto en colaboraciĂłn con ZoĂ©. Has trabajado en la industria musical por mĂĄs de 20 años. ÂżHa sido difĂ­cil estar en una industria principalmente de hombres? ÂżHan mejorado o empeorado las cosas?Hay muchas mujeres alrededor de la industria de la mĂșsica, pero en lugares en donde no pensarĂ­as que estarĂ­an. Solo puedo hablar de mi experiencia, pero he tenido suerte de estar con tres hombres feministas en Metric, por lo que nunca he sentido un desconecte entre mi experiencia y la suya, estamos en el mismo barco. Es muy emocionante ver a una nueva generaciĂłn de mujeres que no aceptan cosas que mi generaciĂłn no sabĂ­a que se podĂ­an cambiar. ÂżQuĂ© tipo de cosas crees que necesitan cambiar?Es importante reconocer que todos son individuos y que es mĂĄs importante enfocarse en el trabajo de la persona y no en su gĂ©nero. Eso pedirĂ­a. No entiendo por quĂ© solo se comparan a mujeres con otras mujeres, yo tengo muchos mĂĄs c

Courtney Barnett presenta Tell Me How You Really Feel en la CDMX

Courtney Barnett presenta Tell Me How You Really Feel en la CDMX

La australiana Courtney Barnett debutĂł en 2015 con Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, LP con el que demostrĂł que el rock no es exclusivo de un gĂ©nero, recordĂĄndonos el legado que nos dejaron Debbie Harry, Patti Smith y Chrissie Hynde. En 2016, el Corona Capital se luciĂł cuando la anunciĂł en su cartel. Quienes la vieron en el escenario entendieron que su talento sobrepasa el estudio de grabaciĂłn. A tres años de su debut, la cantante presentĂł Tell Me How you Fell —uno de nuestros 50 discos favoritos de 2018—, el cuĂĄl presentarĂĄ el 4 de marzo en El Plaza Condesa. Previo a su show, platicamos con ella para que nos contara sobre las mieles del Ă©xito, las nuevas tecnologĂ­as en la industria musical y su nuevo disco. Llevas varios años tocando, pero tu éxito es reciente. ÂżSentiste que solamente era cuestión de tiempo?La verdad nunca pensé en eso, y ahora tampoco lo hago. Los demás lo hacen por mí. Gracias a la era digita, cualquiera puede hacer mĂșsica. ÂżCrees que esto ayuda o perjudica? Hay argumentos para ambos lados. Ahora muchísima gente puede publicar su música. Hacer, grabar e ir de gira con tu trabajo es muy caro; pero ahora, gracias al internet, tenemos mucha más libertad para hacerlo. Hay mucha gente haciendo música increíble, así que es algo bueno. Foto: CortesĂ­a OCESA/Pooneh Ghana. Tu mĂșsica parece tener un espĂ­ritu de confusiĂłn y procrastinaciĂłn
Eso siempre ha formado parte de mĂ­, es parte de mi personamidad callada. Trato de abrazarlo, de no

Los 50 mejores discos de 2018

Los 50 mejores discos de 2018

Como ya es tradiciĂłn, nos gusta recopilar lo mejor del año y recordar los momentos que nos llenan el corazĂłn. No sabemos si es parte del espĂ­ritu de Navidad y Año Nuevo, pero es claro que para todos, el cierre de ciclos es importante. Aunque esto parezca romĂĄntico, el ĂĄmbito musical no se queda atrĂĄs. Año con año recopilamos las mejores canciones, los mejores videos y por supuesto, los mejores discos que estrenaron en el mercado. Este 2018, algo que nos alegrĂł fue ver que las listas de popularidad estĂĄn comandadas por chicas, lo que habla de un pequeño cambio en la industria, como el debut de Kali Uchis que recibiĂł excelentes comentarios. Por otro lado, el regreso de David Byrne y Beach House nos dejĂł con lĂĄgrimas de alegrĂ­a en los ojos, pero hubo bastantes decepciones como Gorillaz y Jack White, que no han salido de su zona de confort, y Lykke Li, que se arriesgĂł con su nuevo disco —muy aplaudido—, pero nomĂĄs no logrĂł entrar en las primeras posiciones. DespuĂ©s de una gran batalla en la redacciĂłn, nos dimos a la tarea de elegir los 50 mejores discos de 2018. Aunque algunos editores no estuvieron conformes con algunos discos —sĂ­, te estamos hablando a ti Arctic Monkeys— llegamos a un acuerdo. AquĂ­ el resultado. Recomendado: Los 20 mejores discos de 2017.

Nick Harmer nos cuenta sobre la primer visita de Death Cab For Cutie a la CDMX

Nick Harmer nos cuenta sobre la primer visita de Death Cab For Cutie a la CDMX

Deat Cab For Cutie se formĂł en 1997, en Bellingham, Washington. Su sonido los ha posicionado como una de las bandas mĂĄs queridas del indie rock, demostrando que no es necesario seguir las tendencias musicales para mantenerse frescos y en los oĂ­dos de todos.Integrada por Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper y Zac Rae, se consagraron con discos como Transatlanticism (2003), Plans (2005) y Narrow Stairs (2008) y canciones como “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”, “Sould Meets Body” y “I Will Possess Your Heart”. Si bien la banda ya se ha presentado en MĂ©xico, su participaciĂłn en el Corona Capital 2018 es la primera que tendrĂĄn en la Ciudad de MĂ©xico, asĂ­ que buscamos a Nick Harmer —bajista de la banda— para que nos contara sobre su primer show en la ciudad y como han logrado mantenerse en la industria musical a pesar de no seguir ningĂșn estilo.El año pasado cumplieron 20 años como banda y la industria musical han cambiado, ÂżcĂłmo ha sido su experiencia durante este tiempo?Es interesante porque lo mejor tambiĂ©n es lo peor. Cuando empezamos a tocar ya existĂ­a el internet, pero no como lo conocemos ahora. Todo ha cambiado extremadamente rĂĄpido, hasta parece que 1997 fue hace muchĂ­simo tiempo. Me encanta compartir nuestra mĂșsica con tanta gente alrededor del mundo sin tener que esperar a que una disquera decida hacerlo, esas cosas me emocionan. El problema es que hay mucha mĂșsica y eso hace que uno se presione de mĂĄs. Cuando empezamos habĂ­an cosas que un mĂșsico no hacĂ­a,

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Tame Impala

Tame Impala

Los australianos vuelve a nuestro paĂ­s el 10 y 11 de marzo tras cancelar su show junto a MGMT, uno de los mĂĄximos exponentes del indie de la primera dĂ©cada del Siglo XXI, y Clairo, una de las jĂłvenes promesas de la pop lo-fi. “Patience” y “Borderline” fueron los primeros sencillos del prĂłximo proyecto de Tame Impala, tracks fuertemente influenciados por la mĂșsica disco y el house de los noventa. Compuesto, producido y grabado por Kevin Parker en el estudio de su casa en Australia, The Slow Rush parece ser una exploraciĂłn de nuevos gĂ©neros y sonidos, ademĂĄs del ya conocido pop psicodĂ©lico que caracteriza al grupo desde sus inicios. Esta es la oportunidad perfecta para ver a los mĂĄximos exponentes de la psicodelia en el Palacio de los Deportes si te los perdiste en el Corona Capital 2021. Recomendado: Conciertos en marzo 2023 en la CDMX.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

DespuĂ©s de varios retrazos por la pandemia, Billie Eilish vuelve a la Ciudad de MĂ©xico, el proximo 29 de marzo para presentar su Happier Than Ever, The World Tour. Con su primer EP, Don’t Smile at Me, Billie Eilish y su hermano Finneas O’Connell lograron combinar una gran cantidad de gĂ©neros con angustia adolescente, atrayendo a una gran cantidad de seguidores de manera inmediata. El minimalismo forma parte importante del catĂĄlogo de Eilish y, junto a su particular forma de cantar, la estadounidense entrĂł al mainstream de manera contundente, formando parte de las listas de Billboard semana tras semana, y generando decenas de millones de reproducciones en todas las plataformas de streaming. Si no tuviste oportunidad de verla en el AutĂłdromo Hermanos RodrĂ­guez como parte del cartel del Corona Capital 2019 y te la perdiste en el Palacio de los Deportes, este es tu momento para verla en vivo porque; primero, es una de las estrellas pop con mĂĄs talento de las Ășltimas dĂ©cadas; dos, su Ășltimo disco, Happy Than Ever, es una delicia; y, tercera, su Happier Than Ever, The World Tour fue uno de los mĂĄs comentados el año pasado, por lo que sĂ­ o sĂ­ tienes que verla. Recomendado: Conciertos en marzo 2023 en la CDMX.

City Backpackers Hostel

City Backpackers Hostel

Just ten minutes’ walk up from the central station is one of Stockholm’s hottest hostels, that embraces all that is Swedish. City Backpackers have their own sauna, but if you feel like trying a few more, there’s Viking-themed sauna tours on offer. At City Backpacker’s, you can start your day like a local: the breakfast is a simple Swedish affair of yoghurt, muesli and sandwiches. You’ll also find traditional meals of meatballs, herring and pickles on offer next-door. This hostel welcomes backpackers in the traditional dormitory-style accommodation, of course, but if you want to go a little more upmarket, there are also private double rooms available at a decent price.  NeighbourhoodCity backpackers sits on the quieter side of the border between Norrmalm and Vasastan, districts of central Stockholm which combine the modern with the traditional. Vasagatan street leads you there from the Central station, lined with pubs, cafes and restaurants that keep this vein of inner-city Stockholm pulsing day and night.  Nearby1. VigĂ„rda, Vasagatan 14: For burgers and DJ sets on a Friday night.2. La Neta: For Stockholm’s best Mexican food.3. Bonniers Konsthall: For contemporary art at an independent gallery. Time Out tipCity Backpackers hostel owns the neighboring Swedish bar and restaurant, Nomad. That means that guests get a discount on their meatballs and locally-sourced tap beer, well worth taking advantage of.

STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen

STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen

The Swedish word for a hostel, ‘vandrarhem’ (literally, a wanderer’s home), evokes images of coming home from a country walk to a warm fire. No wonder: the term was coined by the Swedish tourist association, STF, originally formed by a group hiking enthusiasts. STF still runs many hostels across Sweden today, including this one, on-board a 19th-century ship moored on Skeppsholmen island. The AF Chapman has simple bunkbed cabins that have been lovingly restored to keep their original features and style. If you feel more like a Captain than crew, splash out on the Superior Navigation cabin, which comes with an en-suite bathroom. NeighbourhoodSkeppsholmen (the ship island) is perfectly positioned between the old town on one side and the opulent east end of Stockholm on the other. There is even an off-shoot island, Kastellholmen, with its own small castle. Skeppsholmen is easily accessed on foot or by bus from the King’s Gardens (KungstrĂ€dgĂ„rden), which has a metro stop on the blue line. Nearby1. Moderna Museet: For Stockholm’s biggest modern art collection. 2. Stallet: For Stockholm’s major world music venue. 3. KungstrĂ€dgĂ„rden park: For the cherry blossom in Spring, and mini-festivals on weekends throughout the summer. Time Out tipArrive in style to your boat by boat, without spending any extra crowns! Any SL (Stockholm’s transportation company) ticket includes the passenger ferries running between Gamla Stan, Skeppsholmen and DjurgĂ„rden islands. Look for the SL sign on the boa

Hobo Hotel

Hobo Hotel

As you might have guessed from the name, Hobo Hotel doesn’t play by the rulebook. On the brutalist square of Brunkebergstorg is a slick and modern hotel with rooms put together by a Berlin designer, centered around the theme of adventure travel. Each room comes with a board of pegs loaded with useful things for travelers: maps and local info, bags and umbrellas. There are also speakers that you can stream your own music through, and the occasional decorative cactus. Pay a bit more for the bigger rooms on the top floors and you get your own panoramic view of central Stockholm. NeighbourhoodNorrmalm, where Stockholm’s train lines meet, is also where Sweden’s biggest commercial and cultural institutions have gathered. Sweden’s latest high street fashion outlets can be found along Drottningatan and countless pubs and bars along the parallel avenue of SveavĂ€gen. The two roads meet at Sergel’s Torg, a concrete mess or a wonder of brutalist architecture, depending on your viewpoint.  Nearby1. The Royal Opera House: For Sweden’s biggest and grandest opera and a nightclub, CafĂ© Opera. 2. Kulturhuset: For arthouse cinema in English.3. Tak at Six: For drinks with a rooftop view in summer. Time Out tipBook a ‘popcorn Sunday’ to get two cinema tickets and a 20% discount at the restaurant with your superior room (double or twin) on a Sunday night for just €55 per person. Popcorn, of course, is included.

Motel L

Motel L

You won’t find this motel by a highway, but on the high street of the newly-renovated marina area of Hammarby, just south of central Stockholm. Motel L is a colourful addition to this carefully curated area. The rooms, including bathrooms, are in bright and bold patterns, decorated with wall illustrations designed by local artist Lisa Bengtsson. The beds are designer too, as well as the rainfall showers in your bathroom. If you can tear yourself away, head downstairs to enjoy your buffet breakfast, use the hotel’s gym or head into Pipes bar for pub food and tap beers. NeighbourhoodThe waterside district of Hammarby, a bridge away from Södermalm, has won awards for its architecture and town design. This modern suburb has a growing centre of its own, but should you want to explore further, Hammarby is served by both trams and ferries, and is walkable from Gullmarsplan metro station. Nearby1. Nya Carnegiebryggeriet: For beers brewed in-house. 2. Nobelberget (across the bridge at Sickla): For vintage markets and live music. 3. Globen Sky View: For a panorama of southern Stockholm.

Clarion Hotel Amaranten

Clarion Hotel Amaranten

The Clarion Hotel Amarenten is the Nordic Choice hotel group’s offering on Kungsholmen, a central island just west of Stockholm’s main station. Not only are you well-positioned here, but this is a hotel that really takes care of its guests. Rooms are in a simple Swedish design but with colourful fabrics that create an at-home feel. The breakfast offers many organic options, and use of the gym is for free. For something a bit naughtier, there’s the in-house bar, Tap Room, which is not the beer-based establishment it sounds like: here, mixed cocktails are served on tap. NeighbourhoodKungsholmen, ‘the royal island’ is the gem of central Stockholm’s west side. Here, avenues of colorful apartments meet pristine parks, all ending up on one of the island’s many gorgeous waterfronts. Nearby1. Stadshuset: For tours of Stockholm’s most iconic building, City Hall.2. Restaurant Agnes: For high-end, Mediterranean-inspired dining.3. Brewdog, Sankt Eriksgatan: For killer IPAs and hot dogs.  Time Out tipYou always get a discount on Nordic Choice hotels if you get a membership, even more of an excuse to keep returning to Scandinavia!

LĂ„ngholmen Hotell

LĂ„ngholmen Hotell

What was once the home of criminals now houses a joint hostel and hotel, a theatre, a gallery, a restaurant that does an elaborate afternoon tea and a museum with guided tours. That makes it all sound rather busy; but once you get the key to your own cell, you have your own piece of this historic building. Rooms are tastefully renovated with modern Scandinavian design, whether you are taking a budget bunk in the hostel or have splashed out on your own elite cell in the hotel block. NeighbourhoodThese must have been the best-placed prisoners in Scandinavia. LĂ„ngholmen island sits by a quieter corner of trendy Södermalm. No public transport goes onto the island itself, but you can hop off a bus at VĂ€sterbron (the western bridge, with its own magnificent view of the city) and walk onto LĂ„ngholmen in just a few minutes. Nearby1. Il Caffe: For ‘fika’ (coffee and cake) at this Stockholm staple.2. CarlshĂ€lls GĂ„rd: For lunch in regal surroundings.3. LĂ„ngholmens Klippbad (bathing rocks): For doing summer like a local. Time Out tipFor a full and cultural evening-in at LĂ„ngholmen, you can buy a single ticket which gets you a two-course dinner, a guided tour and a museum visit, as well as entry to their latest theatre performance.

Story Hotel Signalfabriken

Story Hotel Signalfabriken

The Story Hotel Signalfabriken, a recent addition to Sundbyberg in north-western Stockholm, is a boutique hotel that thinks outside of the box. All rooms come with work spaces, rain drop showers, a mini bar filled with complimentary drinks by Vitamin Well and a highly-rated breakfast which offers juices that you couldn’t even imagine. There’s also a popular bar and a branch of the acclaimed Phil’s Burgers in-house. Even better, the double rooms really are doubles here, not just two beds pushed together. For extra comfort, upgrade to the ‘Lagom’ King or Queen rooms (lagom means something like ‘just the right amount’ in Swedish!). NeighbourhoodThe north-west of Stockholm has a new epicenter in Sundbyberg. Major banks and businesses have recently moved their headquarters here, bringing with them a wave of young professionals, alongside cafes to serve them. With a shiny new commuter rail connection that gets you into the centre in under ten minutes, alongside all the trams, buses, metro and regional trains that stop here, Sundbyberg is one of the best-connected suburbs in Stockholm. Nearby1. Signal Fabriken: For shops and bars in a former lamp factory. 2. Marabouparken: For thought-provoking exhibitions by local artists. 3. Delibruket Flatbread: For delicious pizzas and salads in an old water tower.

NOFO Hotel

NOFO Hotel

This excellently-located boutique hotel puts you right in the centre of Södermalm, one street away from SOFO (hence, it calls itself NOFO). There’s colour and patterns throughout, but it’s always stylish and tasteful. Local art, quilted headboards, fluffy throws and feature walls give the rooms a luxurious look. There are the little things too: a kettle with tea and coffee and a spread of magazines makes a difference. Breakfast is included and is a feast, including homemade breads and freshly squeezed juices. Just as much detail goes into the wine bar, which also serves a range of locally-sourced beers. NeighbourhoodSOFO describes the streets directly south of Folkungatan, an avenue at the heart of Södermalm. Like the districts of London and New York its name echoes, it’s a hub of all that is vintage, hipster and diverse. At its epi-centre you’ll find Nytorget, a green space surrounded by old houses and some of Stockholm’s favourite cafes and second hand shops. Nearby1. Kvarnen: For a traditional Swedish pub experience.2. Ugglan: For games of shuffleboard and table tennis with your pint.3. Coffice: For coffee and buns and getting some emails done.

Elite Palace Hotel

Elite Palace Hotel

Elite is a brand of four-star hotels across Sweden which come without the high-end prices. One of them is on the buzzing avenue of Sankt Eriksgatan, which runs diagonally through inner-city Stockholm’s west side. The affordable double bedrooms here are in a classic Swedish design. Breakfast is always included and is a hearty, very Swedish affair of breads and jams, muesli and yoghurts. If you’ve left room after your morning meal, head downstairs to The Bishops’ Arms, their in-house, English-themed pub, and try their afternoon tea with a Swedish twist of scones served with fig jam and cheese. NeighbourhoodVasastan is one of the most sought-after postcodes in Stockholm. Here, avenues of gorgeous apartments in pastel colours meet park squares where children clamber on rocks and parents drink coffee outside all summer. This part of town is mostly served by the green metro line. Nearby1. Kaffeverket: For the cake and chai lattes.2. Fondueboden: For a taste of the Alps in central Stockholm.3. Lilla Ego: For innovative Swedish cuisine.

Il CaffĂš

Il CaffĂš

This Stockholm establishment is so popular, it has even opened a branch in Los Angeles, California. Luckily for us, the rest of its cafes are in central Stockholm. A local favourite is in the middle of Södermalm island; what it lacks in robot murals (you have to go to Norrmalm for that) it makes up for with the smell of flowers, as there’s no wall between the cafĂ© and the plant boutique next-door. The staff are chatty, the coffee top-rated and the fika is simply delicious. Grab a pistachio and blackcurrant bulle and a friend, or your laptop for some light working, and blend in amongst the Stockholmers. Time Out tip: Besides the coffee, Il Caffe also does great leaf tea. There are no teapots, but you can ask for it in a coffee filter instead.

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Vinnie's steals our hearts with the pizza box pizza

Vinnie's steals our hearts with the pizza box pizza

Ladies and gents, step right up to see the eighth wonder of the world, "the pizza box pizza," brought to you by Vinnie's Pizzeria! With this pie you'll never have to worry about throwing out that pesky pizza box. You can just eat it! Better for the environment and our souls. You can actually order this marvelous creation for about $40 and, while they prefer you pick it up in store, they will deliver the pizza box pizza to you (though that could get a little messy.) We're looking forward to your next pizza innovation, Vinnie's!   A photo posted by Vinnie's Pizzeria (@vinniesbrooklyn) on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:48pm PDT And let us never forget last June when they created a media firestorm with one of NYC's craziest pies, the pizza topped pizza!   A photo posted by Vinnies Pizzeria (@vinniesbrooklyn) on Jul 6, 2015 at 8:14pm PDT

This floating bridge would let you walk from Brooklyn to Governors Island

This floating bridge would let you walk from Brooklyn to Governors Island

Annoyed with having to take a ferry to Governors Island? Just want to spend more time there? Artist Nancy Nowacek may have a solution. She has created a Kickstarter to fund a floating pedestrian bridge called "Citizen Bridge" which will span the Buttermilk Channel, connecting Governors Island to Red Hook.    For just $25,000 this project could become a reality. But the group will need permits to build it, of course, and there will no doubt be public safety concerns. The "risks and challenges" section on the Kickstarter page even warns that due to unforeseen issues with permits and insurance could delay the project indefinitely. Despite the potential roadblocks, however, Nowacek, community members, students and marine architects have already built various prototypes of the bridge. If funded, this would be the first floating pedestrian bridge in NYC history. Watch a video about it below:   h/t Metro

This artist is posting adorable illustrations of bodega cats on Instagram

This artist is posting adorable illustrations of bodega cats on Instagram

Bodega cats. They're the adorable unofficial mascots of New York. Lucky for us cat-lovers, freelance artist Sunny Eckerle of BedStuy has been drawing the felines since 2014. Eckerle recently launched an Instagram account to showcase her illustrations. Each one gives the name of the kitty, a fun fact about it and the location of its bodega home (which is also depicted in the image). Check out some of her posts below, and go to Eckerle's website Brooklyn Bodega Cats for more.     A photo posted by Brooklyn Bodega Cats (@bklynbodegacats) on Aug 10, 2015 at 8:41am PDT   A photo posted by Brooklyn Bodega Cats (@bklynbodegacats) on Mar 30, 2015 at 6:36am PDT   A photo posted by Brooklyn Bodega Cats (@bklynbodegacats) on Mar 30, 2015 at 6:31am PDT   Thanksgiving // Crown Heights, Brooklyn A photo posted by Brooklyn Bodega Cats (@bklynbodegacats) on Feb 21, 2016 at 8:01am PST   Ketchup // Bed-Stuy #brooklynbodegacats #brooklyn #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram A photo posted by Brooklyn Bodega Cats (@bklynbodegacats) on Jul 28, 2015 at 9:15am PDT h/t DNAinfo

The pistol that killed Alexander Hamilton is in a New York bank

The pistol that killed Alexander Hamilton is in a New York bank

The hottest Broadway musical right now is the multi-Award winning Hamilton, all about the life of Founding Father and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who actually used to live right here in NYC. Unless you've seen the musical, or are just a regular history buff, you might not know that Hamilton's life had an untimely, tragic end. Pretty much no political figure, even today, is without enemies. Hamilton had a long time rivalry with Vice President Aaron Burr that reflected the tensions in the nation at the time. The feud began when Burr took a Senate seat over Hamilton's father-in-law in 1804. The final straw between them was when Hamilton publicly defamed Burr, so Burr proposed a duel. At dawn on July 11, 1804, both men rowed across the Hudson River over to a popular dueling ground in Weehawken, where laws weren't as enforced. By the cliffs of the Palisades Burr and Hamilton dueled. There are numerous accounts on what actually happened that day, some say that Hamilton intentionally missed Burr, which was a common practice at the time, duels were more about bravado than actually killing someone. It was then that Burr made a fatal whoopsies and mortally wounded Hamilton. Hamilton later passed away later that day from his wound and was buried at Trinity Cemetery. Burr was charged with murder in New York and New Jersey but neither charge made it to trial. The dueling pistols are currently housed at the JP Morgan Chase headquarters, but are unfortunately not open to t

Billions of cicadas are ready to invade the Northeast

Billions of cicadas are ready to invade the Northeast

Are you ready to party like it's 1999? These cicadas are!!! That's the year they were born and they've been chillin' underground ever since. Just waiting to emerge and do what cicadas do best, get loud! This particular species of cicada emerge every seventeen years. When the soil temperatures reach a solid 64 degrees they'll come out and get this party going in Upstate New York, Long Island, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virgina and Virginia. The bugaboos are expected to rise in June and bring the noise for several following weeks. Their unique sound essentially serve as loud buggy slow jams and acts as their mating call. In China and Japan cicadas are even considered good luck, so maybe this summer will be extra lucky! H/T: NY Mag

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' season 2 sneak peek: Guest stars, musical numbers and romance!

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' season 2 sneak peek: Guest stars, musical numbers and romance!

The second season of the show about everyone's favorite "mole woman" is set to be just as spit-take hilarious as the original. How do we know? We were at a special sneak peek of the first two episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2, held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, just for Kimmy Schmidt super fans! After the screening, Refinery29 held a special QA with stars Carol Kane (Lillian Kaushtupper) and Titus Burgess (Titus Andromedon) where they gave us fans the scoop on what's to come this season. Be warned—and freakin' excited—minor spoilers below! Expect flash backs!  There will be lots of flash backs, including a look into Lillian's sordid past. Expect love...and not just for Kimmy. We're introduced to major love interests for both Lillian and Titus! We'll get to see a depth to Titus's character not seen before with the blossoming of his new romance. Expect original songs! There are also lots of musical numbers headed our way (with a full musical number between Lillian and a character played by Fred Armisen at the end of episode one). Carol and Titus were particularly excited to mention a special duet we'll be hearing between their characters. Expect big-name guest stars! Fans can expect a myriad of other guest stars coming our way for season two, including Jeff Goldblum, Amy Sedaris and none other than show co-creator Tina Fey in a very "Kimmy-related" role! Titus Burgess even had a special something to add...   A video posted by Evelyn Derico (@evio_dorito) on

These artists held a surprise show in a stairwell of the Whitney

These artists held a surprise show in a stairwell of the Whitney

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the Whitney Museum in NYC On Friday evening, a group of young artists smuggled their paintings into a stairwell at the Whitney Museum. The artists are all affiliated with Apostrophe, an NYC-based gallery and performance space. The installation, part of a project called Base 12, seeks to create a unique roving gallery experience. To do that, artists in the group created extensions of their own work on identically sized canvases, which were then hung on the windows of the stairwell with suction cups. The idea behind the guerrilla show was to bring recognition to the fact that getting work exhibited can be a lengthily, tedious process that involves lots of bureaucracy. Apostrophe co-founder Sei Smith says the group planned this surprise exhibition as the first in a series. "We're doing 12 pop-up shows throughout the course of a year, one each month," Smith says. "Three will be in museums, three will be on subway platforms, three will be in public parks and three at international galleries." The next show will be in April, exact date TBA. (The museum shows will be surprises and remain unannounced.) "We wanted to use the locations to bring in people who wouldn't necessarily be drawn to an art gallery," Smith says. "We want to bring that excitement and curiosity and just involve as many people as we can in a discussion about the boundaries of curating shows, especially the art world as a whole." "The more people can get excited about art, the more they mi

At last, a permanent cat cafe is opening in Brooklyn!

At last, a permanent cat cafe is opening in Brooklyn!

We have some clawsome news for cat lovers in Brooklyn: The borough's first permanent cat cafe is opening next month. We've been waiting for this meowment! The cafe will be located in Brooklyn Heights at 149 Atlantic Ave. (between Clinton and Henry), and will be operated by the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition. All the kitties will be adoptable. There will be a grand opening party May 6 (tickets available here) and after that the regular cost will be $5 per half hour to hang out with the felines. There will also be snacks and drinks available for purrrchase. We're pawsitive this cafe will be a hit with animal lovers. Check out the official announcemewnt below: Tickets for our Grand Opening Party are on sale now! https://t.co/ZwQoPNFWcq pic.twitter.com/nSGWhJC6Re — Brooklyn Cat Cafe (@CatCafeBK) April 4, 2016 h/t DNAinfo

Port Authority approves funding for LaGuardia upgrades and new bus terminal

Port Authority approves funding for LaGuardia upgrades and new bus terminal

We all know that the Port Authority Bus Terminal blows. Thankfully, major progress is being made on the plan to bring New Yorkers a brand new one. Yesterday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners voted to approve the funding plan for the new terminal, as well as for the LaGuardia Airport revamp and upgrades for Newark Liberty Airport. The Authority's executive director, Patrick J. Foye, called the vote "the most important board meeting in Port Authority history," according to the New York Times.  The LaGuardia overhaul will include a new grand entrance, updated security measures, connectivity between the four terminals, new shops and public transportation access (finally!). The new bus terminal will be located on Manhattan's West Side near the current 42nd St spot. What will it look like, you ask? Well, you could create it. The Port Authority has launched a design contest for the terminal that will pay $1 million to the winner (check out the contest info here.) We don't know when either project will actually be completed, but at least we have a shiny new airport and bus terminal to look forward to!

The Freedom Tower and Empire State Building showed support for Brussels last night

The Freedom Tower and Empire State Building showed support for Brussels last night

To commemorate yesterday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, NYC showed its solidarity by changing the lights on two of our most recognized buildings. The Empire State Building remained unlit, which was a haunting sight to see, and One World Trade lit up with the colors of the Belgian Flag (black, yellow and red, though the colors looked like blue, white and red.)  Check out the photos below. The Empire State Building is dark tonight in honor of Brussels 🇧đŸ‡Ș #PrayForBrussels pic.twitter.com/luWNsVh5SM — Chy Davin (@chydavin) March 23, 2016   A photo posted by Brandon Taoka (@brandontaoka) on Mar 22, 2016 at 9:56pm PDT   A photo posted by Kelsie Maddock (@ksmaddock) on Mar 22, 2016 at 7:56pm PDT   A photo posted by p0p's ♈ (@goldenboy_rob) on Mar 22, 2016 at 5:10pm PDT Recommended feature See the 21 things New Yorkers say and what they really mean

A sewage leak is making the L train smellier than ever

A sewage leak is making the L train smellier than ever

Are you an L train commuter who's noticed that things have smelled pretty rank during the past few months? You're not alone. The MTA has recently admitted that a clogged sewer pipe in the Myrtle-Wyckoff L station is to blame for the havoc wreaked on our noses. The odor appears to be emulating from the Canarsie-bound side of the tunnel, where a stream of what we can only guess to be sewer water can often be seen flowing part-way down the platform (yum!). The smell is so horrible that it's not uncommon to see people holding their noses at the station. Workers have been spotted on Wyckoff Ave—hopefully they're there to resolve the leak—and the city Department of Environmental Protection has stated that they are currently working to fix the issue. No word yet on when this problem is expected to be solved.   Recommended feature See more on the Blog

The new Hudson Yards Station is slowly morphing into a hell portal

The new Hudson Yards Station is slowly morphing into a hell portal

Remember when the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station first opened and it was all shiny and new and clean? Yup, that sure was nice for three days! If you've used the station at all recently you have no doubt noticed the very leaky ceilings, standing water on the walkways and the constantly out of commission escalators (which are also due in part to leaks.) The bathrooms have also had to close due to water leaks. The station opened in September to the tune of $2.4 billion dollars, and was the first new subway station to open in over 25 years. The MTA just announced they will be paying a contractor $3 million to do repairs on the station which will take eight to twelve weeks to complete. Hopefully, they'll be able to keep it functional for a a few weeks after that. Recommended feature See more on the Blog

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