Have you see the new “George Goes Everywhere” web series on Millionstories.com? Internet personality George Igoe visits popular cities and fits in as many adventures as he can for the day for under $100. He tries to include culture, food, drink, and history. It's a fun concept I can't wait to replicate in my next travel adventures.
I love that it also encourages local travel, something smaller businesses really need after the last 18ish months or so. In each episode, George visits 5 or so locations in the city he visits. The”George Goes Everywhere” NYC locations are a great mix of locations and he makes sure to hit all 5 boroughs that encompass the city. I've put together a guide of the “George Goes Everywhere” NYC locations so you can spend a day in the city, $100, and have some fun and great food and drink, just like George!
Visit the “George Goes Everywhere” NYC locations
If you want to visit the Locations of the NYC Episode of “George Goes Everywhere,” I've compiled a list and some details of each location George visited, including what he spent at his visit if you want to follow his budget, too.
Here are the locations that George visited in NYC:
- Queens: Queens Museum $8
- Brooklyn: Enlightenment Wines $7
- Bronx (map says Brooklyn, history says Bronx): Wonderous Studio of Breaking $30
- Staten Island: Enoteca Marias / Nonnas of the World $20
- Manhattan: Subway view of old NYC via subway ride $2.75
- Manhattan: [Lower East Side] BATSU! $32
- Manhattan: [Upper East Side] Papaya King $0
George explores all 5 boroughs of NYC, learns the city's history, tries breakdancing, competes on a live game show, and busks in a subway station to try to earn money for hot dogs (which he fails at).
- Panorama of the City of New York $8
- has a nighttime mode that you can experience, too
Enlightenment Wines Meadery
- Highlights Brooklyn’s hipster-y aesthetic
- bar that makes its own mead
- free samples 3 meads before making a choice
- Pink is Punk Raspberry Mead $7
Bronx (map says Brooklyn, history says Bronx)
Wonderous Studio of Breaking
- The map says Brooklyn, but the history says Bronx
- The Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop
- Half-hour of hip hop dance lesson $30
Enoteca Marias, Nonnas of the World
- Peruvian food of Nonna $20
- different grandmothers of the world serve the food of that nation
- George said he was glad that the Nonnas of the World made it into the episode. “That is something that people really responded to and had no idea was there. That’s something I love hearing when people who have lived in a city forever and had no idea. I love the roulette aspect of it. You’re never quite sure what you’re going to get and you go into it a little blind and I think that’s wonderful.”
- It’s right near the Staten Island Ferry drop-off point, so as far as Staten Island goes, it’s relatively easy to get to.
Subway view of old New York Transit and NYC
- View of an old abandoned subway station called the old City Hall station. It’s completely off-limits to the public. Sometimes there are tours available through the New York Transit Museum, but they are limited in capacity and expensive.
- Secret trick: when a number 6 train reaches its last stop, it uses this old subway station to turn around. So if you just stay on the train, you get a glimpse of old New York for the price of a subway ride. $2.75
Manhattan, Lower East Side
- Japanese Game Show
- Contestants come on stage and do comical punishments $32
- George booked this early on in the day with one of the discount show ticketing apps for special day-of pricing*
Manhattan, Upper East Side
- Famous hot dog place
- Ran out of money so he wasn't able to get hot dogs
- George even tried to busk in a subway station to try to earn money for hot dogs but failed
Bonus “George Goes Everywhere” NYC locations to Visit
Here are a few places George recommends but wasn't able to fit into the episode
Manhattan, East Village
- Once a wild speakeasy, then a theatre, this two-room museum tells the tales of days past from prohibition through the current William Barnacle Tavern. You get to go down underground into old tunnels where they used to bring in bootleg whiskey and such.
- George said it's a cool place when I interviewed him.
- George said he still hadn't been but it's on his list.
- They do tours of the subway station that you see in the episode but only every several months; you have to book it in advance and it sells out fast.