Cazwell's Gay Guide to NYC


By OUTTraveler Contributer

The DJ, performer, and nightlife party personality talks about a few of his favorite places, events and things in the Big Apple.


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Name: Cazwell

Age: 20

Profession: DJ, Performer, MC, New York Nightlife Party Personality, Gay Icon

City: New York City

Relationship Status: Not single

Sexuality: Gay

What is the best date you ever had in this town? Why?

Sex first. Eat later. Besides sex builds an appetite.

What are some of the things you love most about your city/town?

I love that you can get anything you want at anytime. If you want to buy a dozen roses, you want ice cream , a falafel sandwich or a hooker. New York has it all 24/7. I remember where I came from in Massachusetts and how growing up we had to get to the store by 9pm when it closed if we had to buy something. I try to never take for granted what the city that never sleeps has to offer me.

I've always felt that new york gives you access to everything you need to make your dreams come true. you just have to stay on top of it.

What are some of your least favorite things about it?

The high cost of living, particularly rent.

What gym do you like most? Why?

Crunch on Lafayette St, in the East Village. It has a really good mix of people gay and straight. It's 3 floors and open 24 hours a day Monday thru Friday.

What are some great restaurants for a night out with gay friends there?

• Veselka on 9th st and 2nd Ave. - open 24 hours. It has the best borscht in the city. And a East Village staple. Perfect for eating out after a night at the club.

• Little Poland on 2nd Ave and 12th St. The sandwiches are huuuuge.

What are some great restaurants for a romantic gay date? What about these restaurants appeals to you?

There's a cute spot called Simones on 1st Ave and St Marks Place in the East Village with in and out door seating. The inside has alot of nice chandeliers and sexy red copper ceilings. It's a great place to grab a bottle of wine and a lil conversation before you go back home to screw.

Is there a particular best place to "people watch" that most people not familiar with your town would find helpful?

Tompkins Square Park has everyone from junkies with their clothing on backwards to cute skater boys to lesbian dog walkers and hipster gays. It also has 2 dog parks and not too many kids.

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