NEW YORK CITY TRAVEL GUIDE

November 14, 2016

 

Aaron and I lived in Ne York City for about 30 years combined.  We love New York and feel it is one of the best cities in the work.  So much to do and experience when you visit La Gran Manzana.  The list of things to do can be daunting task.  With that in mind we want to share with you our list of favorite places , to eat, shopping, experience the arts and of course people watching!

 

1) Central Park - specially in November cover 843 acres - including 250 acres of lawn and 136 of woodlands - 26,000 trees, over 9,000 benches, 58 miles of walking paths, 36 bridges and arches, 21 playgrounds and 7 bodies of water.

 

2) The New Whitney Museum of American Art moved to its new home in the Meatpacking District. The Metropolitan Museum and the Frick Collection.

 

3) High Line - Modeled after La Promenade Plantee in Paris is a mile-long elevated public park built on abandon railway tracks that runs along 10th Avenue between Meatpacking Ditrcit and the West 30s.  It used to be in front of our apartment were we used to live!

 

4) Barbuto Restaurant - by acclaimed chef Jonathan Waxman

 

5) Sleep No More -This interactive theater performance takes place in Chelsea's five-story McKittrick Hotel. Participants all wear masks as they meander through the rooms where they can watch actors move through scenes from up-close and interact with them along the way. Don't stress if you can't find your travel buddies mid-performance, the interactive performance is designed to be experienced solo, and the choreography will likely have you separated from your friends.

 

6) The Top of the Standard - In the penthouse floor of one of Chelsea's premiere hotel, The Top of the Standard at the Standard Hotel is a dazzling space that boasts a seriously chic nightlife scene. The interiors are the pinnacle of opulence and luxury, and the views are second to none.

 

7) Cafe Cluny - his classic West Village brunch spot combines the best of French and American fares. The morning crowd loves to bask in Cafe Cluny's Parisian ambience (complete with Breton-stripe-clad waitstaff), and the brioche French toast is definitely worth waking up early on a weekend morning for. When in doubt at dinnertime, order anything on the menu–you will not be disappointed.

 

8) Barneys New York (Chelsea) - In addition to their New York flagship on the Upper East Side, Barneys New York recently reopened its original downtown location in Chelsea, and made sure it was top-of-the-line all the way. The space is modern and sleek, letting the clothes and accessories do all the talking. In the center is a massive white spiral staircase that serves as a centerpiece for it all—and makes for a very cool Instagram shot.

 

9) Gramercy Park Hotel -As expected from a hotel in one of New York City's most exclusive neighborhoods, the Gramercy Park Hotel is a lavish and opulent choice of accommodation. The chic design combines a bohemian flair for color and textures with more serious baroque elements for a wholly regal feel. Another great hotel for chic and fun drinks is the Americano Hotel...

 

10) Washington Square Park -A marsh. A cemetery. A parade ground. A gathering spot for avant-garde artists. A battleground for chess enthusiasts. A playground for canines and children. Washington Square Park has served various roles for its community throughout the years, adapting to meet its needs. Well-known for its arch, honoring George Washington, the man for whom the park is named, and its fountain, the arch's elder by 43 years and a popular meeting spot, Washington Square Park also houses several other monuments and facilities.

 

11) NY Adorned -New York City's hotspot for body art and ink, NY Adorned is helmed by the famed piercing expert J. Colby Smith. If you're in the market for a new piercing, Smith's artful touch will leave you feeling like the ultimate cool girl. And be sure to check out his Instagram before you go for ample inspiration.

 

12) Open Ceremony - took the fashion scene by storm when it opened its doors on Howard Street over a decade ago. Today, it is still a mecca for the New York style set to get their hands on fresh brands like Adam Selman, Alexander Wang, Yeezy, Galvan and more. If it's lasted this long as a power-player on the ever-in-flux NYC retail scene, and added on a namesake label along the way to boot, you know it's worth a shopping trip.

 

13) Can not miss - SOHO, 5th Avenue, Madison Avenue, West Village

 

14) Your own discovery...

 

We can't post all of them! There are so many.  But if something grabs your attention the chances are that it will be a fun and adventures way of discovering the City that does not sleep...

 

p.s. Be sure you save night to see a Broadway show, the ballet of the opera.  There is nothing like it.  Let u know if these places where useful and fun!  If you discover a new  place be sure you share it with us!!

 

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