About Eric

EricAfter browsing around my site you are probably wondering about Eric! Yes, that’s me on the left. I hope my tips have helped you plan your trip to New York. You’ll find a little bit about me and what I aim to do with NewYork.co.uk below. If you have any questions or feel like you are missing critical information, send me an email at eric@newyork.co.uk! Don’t forget to also check out my lively Facebook page where you can enjoy daily photos and engage with other enthusiastic New York fans!

My Story

My friends and family used to visit me often in New York. As I didn’t feel like repeating my tips over and over again, I decided to write down all the information. Then I could just send them a document. After acquiring this website, all I had to do was transfer all the information, and NewYork.co.uk was born! I kept on writing for my loved ones and shared my passion for the city with them. I labelled my personal experiences on the site “Eric’s Tips” so it was clear that I had tried and tested what I was writing about.

Visiting New York City

Because I travel a lot to and from New York, I know what to expect and what to advise. I’ve made it my mission to visit all the attractions, test a lot of restaurants (ok, I still prefer the pizza and burger ones), see sports games, try and enjoy opera shows and of course, take all the helicopter tours. It is the only way to know what’s worth seeing (and what isn’t!). And why does this matter? Because I want to be honest: if I feel something isn’t worth doing, I will tell you that. As more people (finally!) visited my site, I realised that they were looking for the same information that my friends and family were: local, honest, recent and above all not exaggerated.

Alongside creating my own online New York encyclopedia, I enjoy helping people plan their trip to The Big Apple. I have experienced being single, a father, a tourist, and a local in New York and I don’t take life too seriously, so I guess I have all it takes to help you. In addition to checking out my website, you can always contact me with questions. When it comes to New York, I’m your guy!

A website dedicated to the Big Apple

Because I am receiving more and more questions about New York and due to the rapid growth of my site, I have created a company and taken on a skilled team. I pass on my knowledge of New York to them so that they can help you (almost) as well as I can myself.

I’ve lived in many neighbourhoods in New York: East Village on 13th Street, Greenwich Village on Bleecker Street, Upper East Side on Park Avenue, and Hell’s Kitchen on 9th Avenue. I really feel like a local New Yorker who embraces the energy of the city. New York is fast-paced, it’s hip, it’s a melting pot – it’s running in Central Park and grabbing a bagel for breakfast. It’s endless hours of wandering around. Or quickly grabbing a yellow cab (and still waiting forever in traffic). I know what makes this city unique and I would love to tell you all about it too.

Let me help you feel like a real New Yorker!

Click here for my daily updated calendar that shows you exactly which events and holidays take place during your stay. Do you need help with planning your days in New York? Then see here for my example itineraries. And finally, you’ll have all the essential information in your pocket with my free Eric’s New York App, including offline maps and overviews of attractions, toilets, and free wifi-spots. Click here for the Android App or click here for the iPhone App.

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