The Most Popular Spots in New York City

Lyft documents their rider's destinations

If you ever feel like you take taxis to all of the same places, you’re not alone. Lyft makes a series of similarly repetitive drop-offs, and to commemorate them they’ve awarded Lyftie Awards to the most popular destinations around the country. In New York, their drivers were most often directed to VandalHouse of YesMadison Square Garden and The William Vale.

The Lower East Side celebrity hot spot Vandal was awarded the most visited restaurant, with Lyfts venturing there every Saturday evening. The “globally inspired” Tao Group restaurant isn’t exactly known for its food, but it has attracted plenty of people who want to dance to the DJ, as well as tourists hoping to spot a lesser Kardashian sister in the wild.

For a wilder time, New Yorkers went all the way to Bushwick’s House of Yes, an old warehouse turned nightclub best known for its avant-garde performances and risque parties (LUST, where party-goers eat sushi off of nude models, was a particularly infamous one). Their most popular event in 2017 was a Gala Galacticaparty in September, where galactic looks were required for entry.


Written by Margaret Abrams for Observer