Lokafyer Profile : Benjamin from New York City

Hi Benjamin! Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a native from New York, I was born in Manhattan, with an American father and a French mother. I have been living in New York for my whole life. I've been working as a sound engineer for the past 7 years and I currently have my own radio show. I’m a musician as well and I play guitar in a band.

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What do you love the most about your city?

What I really love in NY is that you don’t have to go away to find what you want because New York has everything you need. We have a beautiful city, lots of restaurants, the best pizzas, beaches, and mountains close to the city like the “Catskills”. You can meet people really easily. A lot of New Yorkers don’t leave Manhattan their entire lives because you have everything here.

If someone comes to visit you, where would you take them to eat? 

I would definitely take visitors to go eat a big slice of New York pizza, on 31st street and 8th avenue by Penn station or in Queens. All the best restaurants are in Queens! A really nice restaurant is Le Bernadin, a french gastronomic restaurant but it’s a bit on the pricier side so not everyone has the budget to go there.

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When you're not working for Lokafy, what do you like to do for fun?

I have traveled a lot, to so many places in the world. I enjoy meeting people. Also, I love to do Yoga, go to central park to rest and relax or clear my mind.

Do you have some tips for people who want to travel to New York for a few days? 

For transportation, I would recommend taking an unlimited metro card even if the travelers are staying only 3 days. I would definitely recommend travelers to do a tour of the city with a local because it’s the best way to discover New York.