Once the sun goes down, experience Times Square in all its neon glory with dinner and panoramic views at R Lounge.
With one of the most iconic addresses in the world, a stay in our Times Square hotel is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The beautifully designed interior is only matched by the incredible views as the building rises 26 stories into the famous Manhattan skyline. The recently redesigned guest rooms feature luxurious hardwood furniture, stunning bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology. But, this being New York City, you're hardly going to want to stay in. Ask our local Navigator Omar for tips on the hottest new bars in Midtown or which Broadway shows suit your taste. After all, in this town, there's something for everyone.
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Iconic craft beer pub.
This iconic craft beer bar has an unmatched beer collection with with over 70 drafts and 160 bottles. In addition it offers solid pub food and has comfy couches in the back. If you are anywhere near Macy's, the Empire State Building, or Grand Central Station, it's just a short walk to beer paradise.
Address:11 East 36th Street, New York, 10016
phone:+212 532 3740
Final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant
Grant's Tomb is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885). He is best known as the Union general who led the United States to victory over the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Get away from the hustle and bustle of Midtown and head up to northern parts of Riverside Park and see a slice of American history.
Address:122nd Street & Riverside Drive, New York
Bibble & Sip
Great coffee shop.
Neighborhood coffee shop serving upscale coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods. If you like green tea try the Matcha Jasmine Latte with a Matcha Cream Puff...yum!
Address:253 W 51 St, New York, 10019
phone:+(646) 649 5116
Take a trip to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away to Forbidden Planet for science fiction and pop culture collectibles.
Forbidden Planet is a science fiction mega store, with everything from esoteric comics to manga models for the nerd in all of us. You will of course find vintage Star Trek paraphernalia in addition to other hit shows over the years from Land of the Lost to Star Wars. Trivia lovers will also go wild for the other classics like KISS and Batman dolls, they even have one for Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. There are plenty of other eclectic items to discover within this shop on 12th St and Broadway.
Address:840 Broadway, New York, 10003
phone:+1 212 473 1576
Central Park Conservatory
Beautiful formal gardens.
The Conservatory Garden is a six-acre formal garden in Central Park. Here you will find that it is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a unique Italian, French, and English style.
Address:105th Street and 5th Ave, New York, 10025
Schmackary's serves lip-smackin' good cookies. If you are really feeling indulgent try their ice cream cookie sandwich.
Address:362 West 45th St, New York, 10036
New York Vintage
Secondhand doesn't mean low-quality at one of New York's most exclusive 80s and 90s vintage boutiques, New York Vintage.
With innumerable boutiques lining up in Chelsea neighborhood, this upscale haunt is another feather in the cap of New York's fashion hub. If you prefer the classic 80's, you need not doubt your choice with New York Vintage. This popular store offers an exclusive collection of vintage clothing and accessories inspired from the 1980s and 90's style. If you have a few classic outfits or accessories from your mother's or granny's collection, get them here. If they are good enough, in-store buyers will appraise them for you. By merely watching the who's-who of tinsel town frequent this store, you can guess the price range of their stylish wear. But you're sure to forget the steep price after you are loaded with compliments! So step in and flaunt this luxurious look.
Address:117 West 25th Street, New York, 10001
phone:+1 212 647 1107
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The Raines Law Room
Contemporary cocktail creations await guests at speakeasy-style Raines Law Room, an old-school craft bar on the edge of Chelsea.
Touted as having one of the world's best cocktail menus, Raines Law Room is a haven for any cocktail connoisseur. Velvet couches, curtains, romantic lighting and classic murals give it an awe-inspiring twenties appeal. The cocktail list is packed with mixes to suit every preference including crisp, stirred, spicy, bitter, subtle and strong. You could enjoy your drink in the warmth of the lounge or in the candlelit garden area or even in the privacy of the banquet style parlor. There is also a good selection of beers, champagne and wine.
Address:48 West 17th Street, New York, 10011
Fine And Dandy
Accessories for dapper guys.
This tiny shop will transport you to a different era. Fantastic assortment of dandy accessories, trinkets, books. old school hair products and more. I loved the old collegiate pennants that adorned the walls. Accommodating service makes this one of a kind store a must visit while in NYC.
Address:445 West 49th St, Between 9th & 10th Ave, New York, 10036
Serving Mediterranean sandwiches and salads.
Chef Guerrieri has been turning out incredible sandwiches in Hell's Kitchen for 5 years now. He has managed to incorporate the flavors of Naples, Lisbon and New York into scrumptious Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches. Your visit is only complete with a Pastel De Crema; these wonderful morsels are the perfect compliment to an already fabulous meal.
Address:649 9th Ave, New York, 10036
Walk, bike, or run across one of the world's most iconic bridges.
This beloved bridge was built in 1883 and spans the East River connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan. For a special experience, be sure to make the 30 minute stroll at sunrise or sunset for some amazing views of the city.
Address:1 Water Street, Brooklyn
The Tippler's architectural accents and traditional cocktails create a trendy speakeasy vibe that's a hard secret to keep.
The Tippler is ensconced underneath Chelsea Market in a space that has been out of use for over 100 years. The bar, probably because of its basement location, has a real speakeasy feel, while still providing a warm and comfortable atmosphere with exposed beams, wrought iron work and marble table and bar tops. The cocktail menu is impressive, featuring libations they have borrowed from various other establishments around the country, as well as their own originals and of course, the classics. There is also a good selection of wines and craft beers, as well as light bar dishes like toasts, sandwiches, jars and salads.
Address:425 West 15th Street, Chelsea Market Basement Level, New York, 10011
phone:+1 212 206 0000
The Paley Center for Media
Tracing media's trajectory, the nostalgic archive revisits iconic moments like President Kennedy’s assassination and The Simpsons' debut.
William S. Paley played a significant role in shaping radio and television broadcasting in the 20th Century. The Paley Center for Media is at the forefront of the ever-evolving global media and examines its effect on society. They are curators of over 150,000 television shows, radio productions and commercials, as well as key events in history like Neil Armstrong’s voice clip from the moon. Listen to radio programs from back in the day or watch re-runs of I Love Lucy, a feat that promises a nostalgic experience for entertainment history buffs and television junkies. Visitors can also glance through their collection on their online database.
Address:25 West 52 Street, New York, 10019
phone:+1 212 621 6800
International Center of Photography
See amazing historic and contemporary photographs at this inspiring center dedicated to educating the public.
The International Center of Photography works to educate the public through classes and exhibitions on photography. It was founded in 1974 by Cornell Capa, a photojournalist, and has since then hosted over 500 exhibitions relating to captured images. See images from the past and contemporary photographs as well. Classes relating to photography techniques and the history of the art take place at the School of the International Center of Photography.
Address:1133 Avenue of the Americas, #1A, New York, 10036
phone:+1 212 857 0000
Madison Square Park
Come to Madison Square Park to take refuge from the urban jungle, and enjoy art on display and community events.
Madison Square Park excels at providing the Flatiron District with a green, open space to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Sculptures and other artworks are displayed here throughout the year, and there's plenty of space on this seven-acre (3-hectare) space to run and play. If you work up an appetite, pay a visit to the Shake Shack in the park, which serves delicious burgers.
Address:East 23rd Street and Madison Avenue, New York, 10010
phone:+1 212 538 1884
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Old and new entwine on Hanjan's menu, offering a taste of the traditional or something marvelously modern.
Right in the heart of the Flatiron District, Chef Hooni Kim's second venture, Hanjan, is already causing something of a sensation. Modeled after the Korean joomak, a low-cost destination for travelers to eat and relax, the cuisine revolves around street-style small plates, some old-fashioned and some dreamed up by Chef Kim himself. The menu is split right down the middle, allowing guests to choose between these dichotomous styles, although a third column of savory skewers lets diners chow down on something a little more timeless. Of course, such delicate cuisine would not be possible without quality ingredients, another area in which Hanjan outdoes themselves. Antibiotic and hormone free meat, wild-caught fish and organic vegetables are the exclusive inventory of the kitchen. For a masterful melding of Korea's culinary traditions, Hanjan is the perfect destination.
Address:36 West 26th Street, New York, 10010
phone:+1 212 206 7226
It may not have the ambiance of a traditional cookshop, but warm, friendly service and simple food will make you feel like you're in one.
In keeping with the typical cookshop concept of all-things-fresh, co-owners of Tenth Avenue Cookshop, Chef Marc Meyer and Chef Vicki Freeman, source local ingredients and produce for their food preparation. To bring out the best taste from the natural food, traditional methods such as wood-fired ovens are used. The Virginia farmers’ cross center cut pork chop and the wilted spinach, red onion and Sarvecchio cheese pizza are favorites here. The cocktails are innovative concoctions with a twist that change with available seasonal flavors. Try the tea prepared using Bergamot and oranges that comes highly recommended. The ambiance is nothing like what a traditional restaurant would be and has soft lighting that reflects the warm tone of the wooden ceiling, creating a beautiful glow. The tables are closely laid out in the L-shaped dining section. The dessert list has tempting offerings that make for perfect endings.
Address:156 10th Avenue, New York, 10011
phone:+1 212 924 4440
Follow a visit to Central Park with a legendary brunch of eggs benedict and a muffin basket at this restaurant's park-facing dining area.
Renowned pastry chef Sarabeth Levine expands her eponymous restaurant chain with this Central Park location. Their menu is a contemporary take on American comfort food. Signature dishes include pumpkin waffles, farmer's omelets, cream of tomato soup, strawberry shortcake, club sandwiches and muscovy duck breast. Complement your meal with a selection from coffee, wine, craft beer or specialty cocktails. Stylish interiors and a charming atmosphere convey a home-style ambiance.
Address:40 Central Park South, New York, 10019
phone:+1 212 826 5959
Oyster shooters at the raw bar are followed by Latin-inspired cuisine and cocktails. Their rustic ambiance is created by handmade decor.
La Pulperia is a great addition to Hell’s Kitchen’s dining scene. This charming restaurant is named after the Spanish word for grocery store, and recreates a vibe akin to traditional pulperias in South America. Owner and chef Carlos Barroz designs a menu around Latin American and Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy their seafood tower, sangria-braised short ribs, beef empanadas and taquitos with impressive cocktails. A classic margarita, cachaça-based Samba Brazil or Coquito Passion of coconut rum and passion fruit are excellent choices. Exposed brick walls, handcrafted brass lamps and Mexican floor tiles contribute to a rustic ambiance.
Address:371 West 46th Street, New York, 10036
phone:+1 212 956 3055
Cutting-edge fashions from Isabel Marant combine tomboy tailoring with effortless bohemian chic at this internationally renowned boutique.
Isabel Marant has slowly added bits and pieces to her repertoire since founding her first self-titled boutique in 1994. Starting with accessories and moving to knitwear, Ms. Marant's fashion sensibilities have evolved to a mixture of bohemian easiness with a decidedly urban attitude. The cuts tend to be masculine offering women an option right in the middle of elegance and comfortability. Marant's collections continue to develop over time, meaning that even repeat shoppers will be delighted with the fresh new fashions brought in with each season.
Address:469 Broome Street, New York, 10013
phone:+1 212 219 2284
Cafe serving Israeli and Kosher cuisine.
On this non-descript street you might not even notice this tiny hidden gem in Hell's Kitchen. The vegetarian (salad) plate with their legendary falafels has an amazing array of flavors and nutrition - it more than makes up for the lack of ambiance.
Address:465 West 51st, 9th & 10th, New York, 10970
Beautiful hidden park.
Greenacre Park only measures 60 feet by 120 feet, but it features multi-level sitting areas with plant and water displays. Head over to Ess-a-Bagel and then take it over to the park for a true NY experience.
Address:217 E 51st St, New York, 10022
Sullivan Street Bakery
This bakery serves amazing breads and more.
Simply put, this bakery serves the best bread in New York City. They also specialize in Roman-style pizzas and bomboloni (Italian donuts). There's not much seating so head west to the Hudson River Greenway and enjoy the view while you get your carbs on.
Address:533 West 47th Street, New York, 10036
Visit this quaint French bakery and bistro.
La Bergamote is a quaint French bakery that specializes in delicious baked goods. Locals claim that the bakery whips up the best chocolate almond croissants in all of New York City.
Address:515 West 52nd St, New York
phone:+(212) 586 2429
Explore one of the world's most famous boardwalks.
Feel miles away from New York City when you visit this historic boardwalk. From the original Nathan's Hot Dog, opened in 1916, to dreamy Luna Park, visitors to Coney Island get to experience a taste of real Americana.
Address:1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, 11224
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Over one mile of waterfront park along Brooklyn's East River shoreline.
Locals and tourists alike love this world class park overlooking Lady Liberty, Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Visiting this park is a must if you are planning to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Enjoy the views and be sure to grab an ice cream while wandering along the river's edge.
Address:334 Furman Street Brooklyn, NY 11201, Brooklyn, 11201
Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles II
This is a hole-in-the-wall noodle shop frequented by locals in the know.
Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles II is known for having great noodle soups and pan fried noodles. If you like a thicker noodle, be sure to try the knife-peeled noodles; you won't be disappointed!
Address:648 9th Ave, New York, 10036
phone:+917 388 2351
New York Historical Society
This museum boasts 300 model trains and antique toys.
Be sure to visit the New York Historical Society during your stay in the Big Apple. This establishment is the oldest museum in the city and boasts wonderous exhibits filled with antique toys and trains of yesteryear.
Address:170 Central Park West, New York
Rolf's Bar & Restaurant
Enjoy drinks at this restaurant decked out in over the top Christmas decorations.
During the holiday season, Rolf's Bar & Restaurant is known for its amazing Christmas decor. Locals say that it is completely worth going to see, though they offer an insider tip: skin the food and indulge in some of the bar's fabulous cocktails any time of the year.
Address:281 3rd Ave, New York, 10010
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