Egor Tsodov, Photographer
Favorite Area In New York?
I like Brooklyn. Williamsburg is nice, but just became too popular and touristic, which is annoying for living. Clinton Hill is a nice area in Brooklyn - very green. Regarding Manhattan - the Lower East Side and Nolita are my favorites, I think.
Where do you take your coffee in NYC?
There are so many good coffee shops in New York— small, tiny, cute places. It’s hard to say which is my favorite, though I always stop by the Konditori - Swedish coffee shops.
Where do you eat in New York?
It depends on what I’m craving, and in New York there is any food you could want. There are so many places, but I’m not a huge fan of fancy places. The food quality is more important than the status of the place. For new American — Cafe Clover in West Village and Five Lives in Greenpoint (Brooklyn). For very good oysters and seafood— Maison Premier in Williamsburg (Brooklyn). For something simple and quick— Lovely day (Thai food) and Taim (Mediterranean) in Nolita. There is a good place called Magador in the East Village for lovers of Moroccan food, and for Vietnamese cuisine I would suggest visiting An Choi in the Lower East Side.
Where to stay in New York if you’re a traveller?
I don't stay in hotels that much in NYC, so I can't recommend any. I would say the area is the the most important when deciding where to stay. If you’re a young and artsy traveler, I would recommend that you stay in Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick) or the Lower East side in Manhattan where most of the galleries, parties, and events are. If you like more fancy things, you want to stay in Soho or the West Village.