Winter Weekend Guide to New York | RES IPSA - RES IPSA

Winter Weekend Guide to New York | RES IPSA

New York, New York — Winter is coming. The ball is going to drop. 'Tis the season for nesting with a good read, sipping on hot cocoa and tea, braving the bad weather for that bucket of extra buttery popcorn (with or without a movie ticket), layering the outfits, and of course, for catching flights, not feelings

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But in New York, we are never hunkering all the way down for the not-so-favorable weather. We have things to do. We have places to go. We have people to see (unlike Angelenos, we actually like to hang out with our friends). 

Whether you're taking a weekend getaway trip with a friend, coming home for the Holidays, or managing a single, solitary afternoon away from all others (*winning*), where else in the world can you have everything you want and need within a 10-minute walk or transit ride? 

It's New York, or nowhere. 

With arguably too many good options available, it can be difficult to narrow down plans for a great weekend getaway in New York City. But don't worry—we hear for you.

Read on for Res Ipsa's Winter Weekend Guide to New York. Our guide includes only the places you'll catch us wanting to shop, eat, watch, read, explore, and discover. The list ranges from the most wonderful winter markets to the quietest parks to the best book stores to the ultimate movie-going experience. Our list is made with love and full of joy...and absolutely soaked with a buttery, Holiday cheer. Enjoy!


Where to Shop 

Clothing, Footwear, Accessories & Home Goods

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Res Ipsa New York in Nolita (directions)

Our fully-stocked collections at Res Ipsa New York include our complete range of clothing, footwear, accessories, and home goods. We are open 11am-8pm daily. 

Part of our origin story with our first product began right here in the city. Originally, we set out to become a neckwear brand, and we blamed Seinfeld, sort of, for inspiration to create the perfect ties at the Goldilocks width—3 inches wide. We handmade our ties in New York using the same tie maker who made Ralph Lauren's first tie in 1967. 


Bonus: You and your friends are invited to shop with us and our neighbors late night December 13th for Nolita Night Market from 6-9pm! 



McNally Jackson Books in SoHo (directions)

Mercer Street Books & Records

Mercer Street Books & Records in West Village (directions)

Sweet Pickles Books in Chinatown (directions)

Strand Bookstore in East Village (directions)

Holiday Markets

Columbus Circle Holiday Market in Midtown West (directions)

Bryant Park Winter Village in Midtown (directions)

Union Square Holiday Market in Union Square (this neighborhood is a NYC mystery) (directions)

Where to Eat


Grandaddy Cafe

Granddaddy Cafe in Chinatown (directions

Our order: Iced coffee x 3-5, everything bagel with cream cheese and honey drizzle.

Think Coffee in Greenwich Village (directions)

Our order: Iced coffee, hot matcha, and tea. 


Waverly Inn in the West Village (directions)

Our order: Avocado toast, Waverly cheeseburger, orange & vanilla french toast, and eggs benedict. 


Tacombi in Nolita (directions)*

Our order: Baja crispy fish taco, sinaloa shrimp taco, and the black bean & sweet potato taco. Chips & guacamole. Horchata. 

*Neighbors with Res Ipsa New York 

7th Street Burger in East Village (directions)

Our order: Double cheeseburgers x 3. Order with everything on the burgers. 


BCD Tofu House in Koreatown (directions)

Our order: S3 (spicy), S9 (spicy), S9 (medium), seafood pancake (large x 2), hot paste, and hot tea.

Spicy Village in Chinatown (directions)

Our order: Big tray chicken and soup dumplings. **Cash only

Not to be confused with....

New Spicy Village in Chinatown (directions)

Our order: A3 x 2 with extra hot sauce. Coke in a bottle. **Cash only

Thursday Kitchen in East Village (directions)

Our order: Edamame dumpling, tuna tartar taco, Korean popcorn chicken, truffle mac & cheese—the whole order x 2. 

Waverly Diner

Waverly Diner in the West Village (directions)

Our order: Breakfast for dinner—scrambled eggs and waffle or pancakes with extra butter, syrup, and peanut butter.

Cocktail & Tea

Bowery Hotel in Nolita (directions)

Our order: Chamomile tea with honey. 

Hotel Chelsea in Chelsea (directions)

Our order: Hot cocoa, ginger fusion mocktail, and a negroni.


Kung Fu Tea in Koreatown (directions)

Our order: Ginger Milk (Hot, 0% sugar, honey bubbles), Matcha Milk (Hot, 0% sugar, honey bubbles), Taro Milk (Hot, 0% sugar, honey bubbles), and Ginger Milk (Cold, 0% sugar, honey bubbles). **Right next door to BCD Tofu.

Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Nolita (directions)

Our order: Red Velvet cupcake, sugar cookie, and a s'mores bar. 

Where to Watch 


Angelika Film Center in Nolita (directions)

Our order (with or without a movie ticket): A large popcorn (make them wait to top it off so you can layer the butter). Layer the butter. Layer it reeeeal good. 

Bonus: Feel the trains running underground beneath your seats.

Theatre (on Broadway)

Uncle Vanya (tickets)

"See Steve Carell make his Broadway debut Uncle Vanya on Broadway, also starring Alfred Molina, Anika Noni Rose, Alison Pill, and more. in Go back in time to the 19th-century rural Russian countryside with Anton Chekhov's classic play, this time in a new translation by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Heidi Schreck."


Hell's Kitchen (tickets)*

"Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys and Pulitzer Prize-finalist playwright Kristoffer Diaz bring their exhilarating coming-of-age musical HELL’S KITCHEN to The Public this fall. 

In a cramped apartment hanging off the side of Times Square, 17-year-old Ali is desperate to get her piece of the New York dream. Ali’s mother is just as determined to protect her daughter from the same mistakes she made. When Ali falls for a talented young drummer, both mother and daughter must face hard truths about race, defiance, and growing up. Ali feels trapped, until the sound of a neighbor playing piano opens the door to an unexpected friendship and a radically different future."

*A friend of our's recommended this show.

Theatre (off Broadway)

Danny & the Deep Blue Sea (tickets - almost sold out) 

"Aubrey Plaza (White Lotus) and Christopher Abbott (Catch-22) star in John Patrick Shanley's breakthrough play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," a searing portrayal of the imperceptible space between joy and pain."

Here We Are (tickets)

"Stephen Sondheim's final musical makes its star-studded world premiere for 15 weeks only (credited with reinventing the American musical). In the first act, upper-class friends fail continually to eat; in the second, the aristocrats have finally arrived at dinner, only to find that they now can’t leave. The superb ensemble cast is led by the enchanting Rachel Bay Jones and the ever gracious David Hyde Pierce."

Where to Walk


Seward Park in Chinatown (directions)

Tompkins Square Park in East Village (directions)

Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village (directions)*

*Not a quiet park. Just quintessential NYC.




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