I thought I'd prevail on the NYC based (NYC familiar) members of MR to suggest me some good non-touristy things to do in NYC in mid-May. I'll be there for 6 nights (before I head off to another state, but I ain't say which one!) so could do with some suggestions on bars, restaurants etc. I was last in New York in '99, and over 5 nights had found a half decent juice bar in Chelsea . I want to avoid the typical tourist places in Time Square, and go to a bar were that are going to be some New Yorkers. Preferably single and stunning women, but my female mate who is coming with me won't be swayed by my arguement "But there are lot of fit women there can I go, huh, can I??". I will be on my own for 2/3 nights as she's visiting her brother, so how weird is it for a lone guy to go out for a drink in these places? So with her in mind (and I know this is a stereotype, but its true) - shopping. Any good stores, outlets etc? Nothing to OTT though! Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.