Carol Cain

Correspondent

  • New York City, NY, USA

Carol Cain is a correspondent who lives in New York and covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. She is a travel and food blogger who shares her adventures at GirlGoneTravel.com. Originally from Brooklyn, Cain has studied and lived abroad, experiences that have nourished her wanderlust in and out of NYC, with or without her three boys in tow. Her travel stories have appeared in publications for MasterCard, Expedia, American Airlines and Lifetime Digital Media, as well as New York Family magazine and Better Homes and Gardens.

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  • On February 25, 2013
    Carol Cain posted:

    The week has just begun, but I am already looking forward to the weekend so I can enjoy a cocktail at any one of these NYC cozy spots: http://blog.forbestravelguide.com/new-york-citys-coziest-cocktail-spots

  • On February 23, 2013
    Carol Cain posted:

    Mary Poppins in NYC will be closing this Spring. It will be replaced by a production of "Aladdin". It is currently showing in The New Amsterdam Theatre, one of my fave places in NYC to see a play! http://www.forbestravelguide.com/new-york-city-new-york/what-are-the-best-places-to-see-a-play-in-new-york-city?preferredAttributionId=carol-cain #nyc #theatre

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  • On January 31, 2013
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    What is the hottest nightclub in New York City?

    Pacha NYC For celebrity spotting, check out the Dream Hotels' rooftop club, Ph-D. Admission is killer, as is the case with any hot club in town. Velvet rope goes up at 8pm, party goes on well into dawn.

    For the serious dance crowd, Cielo, in the Meatpacking District, often plays the sounds delivered by some of the most talented DJs around. Small space, but great acoustics.

    Pacha NY is an awe-inspiring, 30,000 square foot dance space, with video systems, LED lights galore, a "Funky Room" for lounging, and a VIP shower lounge, for those who love to dance in the shower. Tons of great restaurants around the area too, for the post-clubbing hunger.
  • On January 31, 2013
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    Where is the best nightlife in New York City?

    Pulse Karaoke For me, the best night out in NYC would include a few things, such as a visit to a local jazz or roof top bar, a nice dinner at one of NYC's best restaruants, and karaoke.

    My favorite places to karaoke are Pulse Karaoke on 41st street, with their club-like appeal and super-sized screens, and Jelsomino, which offers back up singers as an option to really help bring your performance to life!

    I also really enjoy river tours on clear NYC nights. Taking in the city from the water provides you with a completely different perspective of how beautiful the city is at night. Some of my favorite river dining cruises are with Bateux New York and Classic Harbor Line.
  • On January 31, 2013
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    What are the best neighborhood restaurants in New York City?

    A Voce Italian Restaurant Ah, how to decide what neighborhood has the best eatery, and worst still, how to make that a short list you can carry in your pocket?

    Well, friends, I will try, simply by relying on the most memorable, even if that means leaving out some pretty great ones:

    1.Balthazar in SOHO is what makes that area so great for me. It is literally a trip to Paris on a dish. Perfection.

    2.Momofuko Noodle Bar in East Village. Let's just say, the cool kids get all the cool stuff, and this is one of them. Hard to get in to, but if you don't mind eating before lunch or even before normal people have dinner, you could be enjoying a warm bowl of ramen without standing in line.

    3.Red Rooster in Harlem. Chef Marcus Samuelson brings his soulful dishes to the heart of soul food in NYC, but gives with such flavor and flare that it makes even the Downtown loyalist venture beyond what they know to get there.

    4.ABC Kitchen in the Flatiron District is the perfect excuse to stop in after shopping at the adjacent ABC Carpet and enjoy one of their cocktails and any one of the savory, locally sourced, organic dishes.

    5.A Voce in Midtown, Columbus Circle serves exquisite Italian, with a level of simple sophistication and abundant flavors.
  • On January 31, 2013
    Carol Cain answered the question: Carol Cain

    What are the best neighborhood restaurants in New York City?

    A Voce Italian Restaurant Ah, how to decide what neighborhood has the best eatery, and worst still, how to make that a short list you can carry in your pocket?

    Well, friends, I will try, simply by relying on the most memorable, even if that means living out some pretty great ones:

    1.Balthazar in SOHO is what makes that area so great for me. It is literally a trip to Paris on a dish. Perfection.

    2.Momofuko Noodle Bar in East Village. Let's just say, the cool kids get all the cool stuff, and this is one of them. Hard to get into, but if you don't mind eating before lunch or even before normal people have dinner, you could be enjoying a warm bowl of ramen without standing in line.

    3.Red Rooster in Harlem. Chef Marcus Samuelson brings his soulful dishes to the heart of soul food in NYC, but gives with such flavor and flare that it makes even the Downtown loyalist venture beyond what they know to get there.

    4.ABC Kitchen in the Flatiron District is the perfect excuse to stop in after shopping at the adjacent ABC Carpet and enjoying one of their cocktails and any one of the savory, locally sourced, organic dishes.

    5.A Voce in Midtown, Columbus Circle serves exquisite Italian, with a level of simple sophistication and abundant flavors.
  • On January 31, 2013
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    What are the best rooftop bars in New York City?

    Trump Soho's Bar D'Eau, Carol Cain of GirlGoneTravel.com For me roof top bars in NYC are the absolute best way to spend a nice evening out on a date or with friends.

    Some of my favorite spots are:

    Trump Soho's Pool Bar D'Eau is an exclusive urban retreat in downtown Manhattan, located on the 7th floor of the hotel and featuring a 6,000-square-foot outdoor pool deck. Though the pool is only open to hotel guests during the day, in the evening Bar d’Eau is open to the public, adding a glamorous outdoor cocktail lounge option to SoHo’s trendy nightlife scene.

    Birreria is Eataly's roof top bar and brewery, offering up some delicious meals and spectacular views of the Flatiron District. It is one of the city's most popular bar of its kind, never failing to deliver in great moments with friends.

    Cantor and Martini Bar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great way to end a day after admiring all the exhibits in one of NYC's most beloved museums. On the fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries you will find access to incredible city views and a delightful martini bar.
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    Carol Cain answered the question: Carol Cain

    What are the best neighborhood restaurants in New York City?

    A Voce Italian Restaurant Ah, how to decide what neighborhood has the best eatery, and worst still? How to make that a short list you can carry in your pocket?

    Well, friends, I will try, simply by relying on the most memorable, even if that means living out some pretty great ones:

    1.Balthazar in SOHO is what makes that area so great for me. It is literally a trip to Paris on a dish. Perfection.

    2.Momofuko Noodle Bar in East Village. Let's just say, the cool kids get all the cool stuff, and this is one of them. Hard to get into, but if you don't mind eating before lunch or even before normal people have dinner, you could be enjoying a warm bowl of ramen without standing in line.

    3.Red Rooster in Harlem. Chef Marcus Samuelson brings his soulful dishes to the heart of soul food in NYC, but gives with such flavor and flare that it makes even the Downtown loyalist venture beyond what they know to get there.

    4.ABC Kitchen in the Flatiron District is the perfect excuse to stop in after shopping at the adjacent ABC Carpet and enjoying one of their cocktails and any one of the savory, locally sourced, organic dishes.

    5.A Voce in Midtown, Columbus Circle serves exquisite Italian, with a level of simple sophistication and abundant flavors.
  • On January 30, 2013
    Carol Cain answered the question: Carol Cain

    What are the best antique shops in New York City?

    New York City Opera Thrift Shop When most people think of antiquing, they think of quiet towns in Maine and Vermont, with its pleasant streets and rows of antique shops full of old treasures.



    Truth is, NYC also has a vibrant antiquing scene as well, often found around the various flea markets and thrift shops in town. But there are some very special thrift shops, such as the New York City Opera Thrift Shop in the neighborhood of Gramercy Park, where you can find high-end furnishings, artworks, clothing, and more and where the proceeds from your purchases go to support the design and creation of costumes for productions at the New York City Opera.



    Some New Yorkers also like to do most of their antiquing at annual events, such as the Winter Antiques Show and the International Fine Art and Antiques show, which often feel more like art gallerie exhibits than markets, but never fail in delivery that unique, rare find.