Get to know our favourite spots across the five boroughs of New York, from Midtown darlings to the most up-and-coming neighbourhoods.
The American Dream materialised. Midtown is home to the brainchild of shopping itself down on Fifth Avenue, a moment in the movies at Central Park, the legendary Empire State Building and the ironically friendly streets at Hell’s Kitchen. Meanwhile, Times Square is what dreams are made of. Put the glad rags on for the Broadway shows, soak in the view at the top of the Rockefeller Center, or just simply stand mesmerised by its flashing lights.
Just south of the hubbub, these famous neighbourhood names might just sound familiar; with Soho and Chelsea, Greenwich and West Village all inviting a comparably cool art scene and relaxed brunching vibe.
Bringing all the excitement of the cityscape in an excitably manageable boundary. Including a multitude of shops and restaurants, a Vessel-like monument, a 100th-floor outdoor observation deck, a gallery hopping walk and an entire performance centre to name but a few.
A loveable testament to the fact that if there’s one thing New Yorkers do best, it’s finding that little spark of potential in the most unlikely of places. This old industrial railway line is the neighbourhood’s latest innovation to times gone by, now turned into an iconic nature/art-walk-come-“park in the sky” for exploring the Hudson River and NYC like a local.
Where Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets Gossip Girl meets the Met Gala. Synonymous with all the finer things in life, the worldly-wise make headway for the refines of Museum Mile, while ritzy-glitzy wanderers revel in dipping into local delicacies like a home-grown lady who lunches.
A little park acting as a big reminder that this concrete jungle is nothing without its shade of green. Floating above the Hudson River on its tulip-like blocks; this playground for the young at heart provides a hub of weaving paths and even an amphitheatre to let the hours pass by. All to the sublime scenery of a city skyline that’s a photographer’s dream by sunset.
The glistening meeting point of the Gilded Age elite, North of Maddison Square Park now revives its legacy as the go-to spot for culture, food and business. Bringing everything from trendy bars to the epic feat of shopping Fifth Avenue, it’s a true temptress to those that don’t mind a little indulgence.
A starting point to find New York’s Lady of Liberty, this trip will always be one for the bucket list. Best experienced by getting into the heart of it all in the head of Liberty’s iconic look-out crown.
Taking in a snapshot of your very own view from the bridge, Brooklyn steps in with its beautiful green spaces at State Park and its independent neighbourhood vibe. Our favourite spot being the old warehouse at Time Out, for its bustling bars, hotbed restaurants, and all the latest arts and culture snuggled under one roof.
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