Bluebird Coffee Shop
Before you hit the Chinatown crowds, start off with a quiet cup of coffee at this low-key spot.
“I live on the border of Chinatown and Little Italy. It’s super vibrant with sidewalk markets full of fresh fish and smelly Chinese herbs, and waiters complimenting you to entice you into their restaurant! You have to try The Mulberry Project, an underground bar on Mulberry Street. The door isn’t marked, but they have the most amazing cocktails made with seasonal fresh ingredients.”
72 East 1st Street (at 1st Avenue); 212-260-1897.
Photo courtesy of Bluebird Coffee Shop