New York might be the city that never sleeps, but with so much going on it can be hard to know where to start.

That’s where the bloggers come in. We’ve handpicked ten New York bloggers guaranteed to give you the lowdown on all the latest places to drink, shop and visit in the Big Apple.

So if you’re going Stateside for a holiday, bookmark this post and check with the locals first.

flea market via flickr by elvert barnes

1. Where Did U Get That

This blog follows ex-Londoner turned New Yorker, Karen, as she reveals all of the city’s best spots for shopping. From hidden thrift shops to the best clothing and jewellery markets, Karen knows every hidden fashion gem.

new york taxis via flickr by s j pinkney

2. C’est Christine

This ex-globe trotter hasn’t just ‘settled down’ in New York, but she’s also dedicated an entire portion of her blog to helping people discover what to do, where to go, and how to experience the best of NYC on a budget.

subway via flickr by ed coyle photography

3. Art F City

Dubbed ‘New York’s Best Art Blog’ by both Times Online and The Village Voice, Art F City has the city’s art scene down to a tee. With reviews and the latest exhibitions across the visual and performing arts spectrum, it’s the creative blog that everyone’s talking about.

flatiron building via flickr by phil grondin

4. Tracy’s New York Life

A definite must-read before visiting the concrete jungle, Tracy reveals everything from where to go on a date to where you can find the best street art and much more in her lifestyle blog.

burger via flickr by hom26

5. NYC Food Guy

Eating his way around New York since starting the blog in 2007, Lawrence’s site is the go-to blog for great grub without the hefty New York price tags.

fashion rooftop via flickr by simplyabbey

6. Humans of New York

For an exclusive glimpse into the life of a New Yorker, ex-trader-turned-photographer Brandon Stanton’s blog is one to follow. Featuring almost 5,000 portraits and 50 stories of strangers on the street, Humans of New York is a brilliant insight into NYC life.

nyc restaurant via flickr by edsel l

7. Restaurant Girl

For a slice of the city’s fine dining scene, Danyelle’s your girl. Whether it’s finding the best cocktails or the hottest restaurants, her blog has something for every taste.

flag via flickr by utenriksdept

8. The Sartorialist

If you’re unsure about what to pack and want to blend in with the locals, Scott Schuman’s street style blog will help you get your bearings. He cites the address of where he’s snapped each of his subjects, focusing on New York while occasionally capturing locals in other cities around the world.

 new york nightlife via flickr by enricod

9. Brooklyn Vegan

Despite the rather deceptive name, if you’re a sucker for a good tune or love music in general, Dave’s blog sounds like it might be right up your street. The site includes all the latest happenings in the New York gig and concert scene – with recent photos and reviews too.

cupcakes via flickr by loop__oh

10. Just Desserts NYC

Perhaps the sweetest duo in the city, Amanda and Beth dish out their secrets on where to go to satisfy your sweet tooth. Read it to find the best cupcakes and other baked treats in the city.

Have you seen our other top 10 lists of travel bloggers and communities? If you’ve got a NY blog or know a good one – let us know!

Images:  rakkhi,  elvert barness j Pinkneyed coyle photographyphil grondinhom26simplyabbey,  edsel lutenriksdeptenricod,  loop__ohaa7ae