Times Square is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

1. Times Square

Broadway & 7th Ave (btwn 42nd & 47th St), New York, NY
Plaza · Theater District · 2171 tips and reviews

Charles P.Charles Photoframd: You have to see Times Square in person! The only place in NYC that is as bright at night as it is my day. Read more.

Frank M.Frank M: Bright lights, movie theaters, Broadway shows, places to shop and buy, and a place to take a tour around the city! So much to do in Times Square!

MhmtaliMhmtali: Visitors were fascinated, bright and stylish hotels, restaurants, the world's most famous, the most lively squares! Close to the famous theaters, musical or theatrical follow! :)

Boundless Plains Espresso is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

2. Boundless Plains Espresso

19 Rector St, New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Financial District · 5 tips and reviews

Kevin S.Kevin Shiiba: Lovely Aussie cafe! Great food and coffee by Parlor Coffee. Bright and airy space to sit, have a chat, or work. Definitely recommended.

Jason D.Jason Davis: Great coffee shop - bright decor, good coffee (I got the flat white), smiling staff. I'll be back many times!

Juan-Jose Z.Juan-Jose Zentner: Awesome bright spot to escape hectic fidi. Best flat white around and great fresh treats to eat too!

Café Integral is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

3. Café Integral

149 Elizabeth St (btwn Broome & Kenmare St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoLita · 34 tips and reviews

Amy C.Amy Cummings: Adorable and bright coffee shop. The horchata latte is very good!

Ashley C.Ashley Chan: Amazing coffee (nitro cold brew) and beautiful, bright space in this Peruvian coffee shop. They sell alfajores to pair with the unique coffee drinks. Great place to work/read!

Kimmie O.Kimmie Ohh: They have horchata lattes, nitro cold brew! & a unique espresso with Mexican coca cola drink. They serve Rubyzaar Baked cookies & Doughnut Plant donuts :). Its a super cute cafe with friendly staff! ❤

Gasoline Alley Coffee is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

4. Gasoline Alley Coffee

325 Lafayette St (btwn Bleecker & E Houston St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoHo · 283 tips and reviews

Lisa A.Lisa Aurigemma: A welcome bright spot between the F and the 6 trains at Broadway-Lafayette!

Amy .Amy 🍦: Small, bright space; a tad expensive given that you're practically at La Colombe

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Stick with the Intelligentsia ice coffee over the hot version, as this 4-month old pit stop hammers out the kinks. Check the bright red benches out back for a mellow moment.

DAVIDsTEA is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.


1124 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Tea Room · Upper East Side · 43 tips and reviews

TimelessnomadTimelessnomad: What I like about David's tea is their fun tea blends and bright color accessories. Sales people are always willing to let you smell the different teas and they are always sampling at least 2 flavors.

Gabriel d.Gabriel d. A. L.: The atmosphere is that of an empty, brightly lit fast-food, but the teas are delicious

Katherine T.Katherine Tamariz Howard: Great selection of teas and a cozy spot to sit and drink them. My faves are cream of earl grey, blueberry jam, and buddha's blend. Read ingredients carefully if you have food sensitivities.

Exile Professional Gym is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

6. Exile Professional Gym

27 2nd Ave (1st Street), New York, NY
Dance Studio · East Village · 3 tips and reviews

alex r.alex resnick: Bright, large studios, clean facilities, friendly and energetic people

alex r.alex resnick: This is my absolute favorite dance studio! House and New Style Hustle are my favorites

JP P.JP Park: Wide range of dance classes, worth a stop in

The ELK is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

7. The ELK

128 Charles St (btwn Washington & Greenwich St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · West Village · 100 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: The people behind The Elk have transformed the 2nd Wave Mojo Coffee into a bright, airy Sightglass shop with pretty unfinished wood and a good amount of seating. Wifi and plugs. (9/14)

Matthew H.Matthew Hamilton: Hip spot for good coffee. Bright interior, but a bit small. No problem though, since it's a block away from Hudson River Park!

Ashley C.Ashley Chan: Not my favorite place for the coffee, but a fantastic place to work and hang with friends for a casual brunch. Pastries are sourced from Balthazar and the place is social and bright.

Soft Swerve Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

8. Soft Swerve Ice Cream

85B Allen St (btwn Grand & Broome St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Lower East Side · 57 tips and reviews

Barrila T.Barrila Twins: Finally a place you can get Good ube ice cream that isn't located in the supermarket. Their bright interior makes their cafe cheerful & modern

Olivia Z.Olivia Z.: The ube coconut soft serve swirl is amazing!! Clean and bright with great toppings! My boyfriend got the matcha soft serve and it was also fantastic!

Gigi R.Gigi Rod: Their ube ice cream was superb. I paired it with the chocolate cone which was delicious. Can't wait to try their matcha.

Trader Joe's is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

9. Trader Joe's

200 E 32nd St (at 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Grocery Store · Rose Hill · 17 tips and reviews

Pierre-ÉliePierre-Élie: Super friendly staff, clean, bright, fair priced, well stocked store. Trader Joes's at its best!

Andrew C.Andrew Casper: Best grocery store in midtown, no butcher but plenty of veggies and fruits and self-branded products including meats, cheeses, etc... also can get super busy with checkout line looping thru aisles!

Paolo T.Paolo Travers: Nice selection of food but very packed!

Shobha Madison is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

10. Shobha Madison

41 E 57th St Rm 1304 ((at 57th St.)), New York, NY
Spa · Midtown East · 14 tips and reviews

Erika V.Erika Val: Best place to get any and all hair removed! Super bright, friendly girls! Go check'em out!

Shari Marie R.Shari Marie R: Get a 6pack offer during the holidays to save $ and convenience. Shazam their playlist to find new music

DenaDena: Manju is waxing Goddess! She does an amazing job on bikinis & Brazilians

Kate Spade New York Flagship is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

11. Kate Spade New York Flagship

789 Madison Ave, New York, NY
Women's Store · Upper East Side · 18 tips and reviews

May ♍.May ♍: Six floors of glamour. Walking up the stairs, you pass by art work and bright colors that inspire, shine and shimmer

May ♍.May ♍: Shoes. Bags. Wallets. Belts. Eyewear. Scarves. And... couches?! Yup. Go right up to the top floor for comfy and chic couches, pink champagne and mini cupcakes

EileenEileen: The staff is here much nicer than any other location. Plus champagne!

Massimo Dutti is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

12. Massimo Dutti

689 5th Ave (at E.54th St), New York, NY
Boutique · Midtown East · 9 tips and reviews

DmtrDmtr: If you like Zara this is its high-end subsidiary. Amazing clothing with bright colors

Cheapeats I.Cheapeats Inc: This store gives u fine European design without the price tag. LOVE LOVE LOVE this store 😘👕👔👖🎽👗👚👜💘

7th.List7th.List: With shops in more than 50 countries, Zara’s higher-end sister brand has finally opened a U.S. location. The store offers a variety of unpretentious staples for both sexes. Read more.

Two Hands Restaurant & Bar is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

13. Two Hands Restaurant & Bar

251 Church St, New York, NY
Australian Restaurant · Tribeca · 85 tips and reviews

Paul U.Paul Underhay: Bright, clean, funky place with delicious breakfast fare. Coffee, juice, eggs and avocado on sourdough toast all exceptional. Nice vibe, smart service and cool tunes.

RisaRisa: The mushroom toast is hearty, bright, and nourishing. Great spot for meetings, or sitting and working between meetings.

Kevin O.Kevin O'Neill: Brunch is their specialty. Start with a flat white and don't miss the hot cake or the healthy brassicas bowl. If you are tired of these options move over to the avo smash and the chili eggs.

Vic's is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.

14. Vic's

31 Great Jones St, New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoHo · 85 tips and reviews

EzgiEzgi: Clean and bright. Great for brunch and hanging with friends.

A W.A Writer: Vic's has never failed me. It's probably my favorite brunch spot in the city: bright and airy, laid back vibe, tasty and original dishes. The staff are pleasant and cheerful, too.

Leslie T.Leslie Teng: Baked eggs were savory with an unexpected (but very welcome) spicy kick. The bread was soft and perfect for mopping up the sauce. Great bomboloni too.

FROM THE SOURCE is one of The 15 Best Bright Places in New York City.


132 W 18TH STREET (6th and 7th Ave), New York, NY
Furniture / Home Store · Chelsea · 13 tips and reviews

Shelley L.Shelley Lapcevic: Mix and match a variety of wood tops with bases, ranging from rustic to modern. Wide range of industrial steel legs, as well as fun brightly colored powder coated ones. And Bob rules!

Nique W.Nique Woodhouse: Check out the warehouses for some sweet hand made recycled wood furniture. If you're into diy, do ask questions of the friendly staff (ask for Hassan).

Cooper S.Cooper Smith: Start with the showroom up front for inspiration, but the real fun is back in the other 4 warehouses with a variety of beautiful woods to build your own table, desk, bed, and anything else