Verena Michelitsch
Verena Michelitsch - New York

Freelance graphic designer from Graz/Austria, currently based in Brooklyn/New York. Has essentially worked as a freelance Art Director at the Graz-based-close-companion design agency EN GARDE, since graduating from Information Design at FH Joanneum in 2007. Loves to work on artistic and sociocultural projects and making up own concepts for books or installations. Currently soaking up New York impressions.

The Grey dog (Cafe)

New York by Verena Michelitsch

For the first time in Manhattan we lived on 14th street – this nice and cozy café around the corner (on 16th) still is our favorite place for delicious breakfast or brunch... Think they have tons of meals on their menu, quite affordable for huge portions.. Plus, good music.

Address
The Grey dog | 242 West 16th Street | New York

Paper Presentation (Shop)

New York by Verena Michelitsch

The print graphic designer´s heaven. All sorts, sizes and weights of paper, shaped in forms i have not seen before (jup you don´t get that in Austria). Packaging material, adhesive letters and everything else you just want to have. Find all sorts of pens and versions of Moleskines. If you like childrens books and/or illustration, also check out the great store on the other side of the street (Cupcake Café).

Address
Paper Presentation | 23 West 18th Street | New York

The High Line (Park) (Bridge)

New York by Verena Michelitsch

My second-favorite outdoor-place in Manhattan. The abandoned 1.6 km rail tracks running above Chelsea down to the Meatpacking district were turned into an above-ground park. Perfectly nice place for sitting in the sun, reading, relaxing, having lunch in some green spot in the city. Nice views at the Hudson River, New Jersey, the Statue of Liberty (little small from there but still visible) and the architecture around Chelsea.

Address
The High Line | West 20th Street | New York

Williamsburg Flea Market (Market)

New York by Verena Michelitsch

I think it takes place every Saturday morning to afternoon, vintage shopping while having a great view at the Manhattan skyline from the East River State park. You will find lots of vintage shops and warehouses around this area of Williamsburg.

Address
Williamsburg Flea Market | East River State Park, N 7th & Kent Av. Williamsburg, Brooklyn | New York

The New Museum (Museum)

New York by Verena Michelitsch

When I first visited NY in 2010 the New Museum left a permanent impression. I love the architecture and the concept of the piled-white-shoe-box look-a-like building at the edge of the Lower East Side neighborhood. The exhibition program is appealingly different, and the bookstore in the foyer is not to be missed!

Address
The New Museum | 235 Bowery | New York

Coney Island (Place)

New York by Verena Michelitsch

It's sugar-coated shabbyness. I have been there in wintertime, all the rides and attractions were closed, but it´s still nice to have a walk on the beach or spot some funny looking storefronts and vintage-looking rollercosters. A perfect backdrop for photoshootings, a gem for friends of vintage typography. On 4th of july hot dog eating contests are held here (they actually do that!).

Address
Coney Island | Brooklyn | New York

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