How to Spend a Weekend in NYC this Fall | RES IPSA - RES IPSA

How to Spend a Weekend in NYC this Fall | RES IPSA

Wondering how to spend a weekend in NYC this fall? New York City is unlike any place else—a true original that sets the global pace for business & fashion. We love New York and spend a lot of time here. (We have a soft spot for everything one-of-kind). Here is an itinerary of suggestions for an amazing 3-day stay in the city including our favorite activities and restaurants, plus we share some advice on what to pack and how to enjoy your trip. Check out the full Q & A:

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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
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

Spicy Village

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?

A: Rothman’s

Mott NYC


Q: Where to get some work done?

A: SoHo House or WeWork

Res Ipsa Co-Founders, Joshua Moore & Odini Gogo, together in NYC
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.

Q: Would you be more likely caught wearing chukka boots or loafers?

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. 

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