Q: How is NYC in the fall? What do you enjoy about it?
A: Fall is awesome in New York. It’s the perfect balance between the too-hot summers and the brutal cold winters. You can walk all over the city comfortably.
Q: What should you expect if it’s your first time visiting in the fall?
A: Expect to walk, and prepare for a range of temperatures. You should layer up, so you can adapt. Twenty degree temperature swings are not unusual.
Res Ipsa Kilim Weekender Bag
Q: What should you pack?
A: A sport coat, a cardigan or crew neck sweater, white oxford cloth button down, a pair of jeans & chinos, and comfortable shoes.
Q: What’s atop your itinerary for a weekend in NYC?
A: Day 1: Walk the shops of SoHo, cross over Canal St. into Chinatown for a hole-in-the-wall meal at Spicy Village (cash only).
Day 2: walk the High Line south to Chelsea Market, then banana & Nutella frosting cupcakes at Billy’s on Ninth.
Day 3: Central Park & afternoon libations at Bemelman’s Bar at the Carlyle Hotel.
Q: Where to stay?
A: Doesn’t matter. Find something cheap. You’ll be mostly out of the room anyway.
Q: Where to eat?
A: Mission Chinese
Emilio’s Balloto for Italian & celebrity sightings
The nearest ramen joint.
Q: Where to see a show?
A: Broadway options abound if that’s your bag, but we like the IFC Film Center for all the films that never make it into wide release.
Q: Where to see a movie?
A: See above
Q: Where to grab coffee?
A: La Colombe
Q: Where to shop?
Q: Where to get some work done?
A: SoHo House or WeWork
Res Ipsa Co-Founders, Odini Gogo (left) and Joshua Moore (right), standing in Times Square
Q: Where do you enjoy walking?
A: Everywhere! We recommend to walk everywhere you can. There always something to discover!
Q: What other activities do you enjoy?
A: So many museums! International Center of Photography Museum on Bowery is one that is worth your time but may not be on your radar.
Q: What should you avoid?
A: Tourist traps like the Intrepid. But don’t listen to jaded New Yorkers who say avoid Times Square. Times Square is amazing.
Res Ipsa Men's Kilim Chukka Boots
A: For me (Josh), loafers in the fall. I switch to chukka boots when it’s cold enough to see my breath. Odini breaks out the chukka boots much sooner.