What's Worth It
Where to stay
The Beekman Hotel
Unlike anything else in New York City, this 19th century stunner uses eclectic design elements in the lobby area, oriental rugs drape the check in desk, bookcases filled with vintage books dating back to the Belle Epoque and the atrium above the bar is an art piece in itself. Downtown Manhattan has breathe in new life in the last couple of years and the Beekman has become a hotspot amongst locals and tourists alike.
An iconic hotel located in what is arguably the best neighborhood in New York City. Just a stone’s throw away from the celebrated fashion houses of Madison Avenue and footsteps away from Fifth Avenue and the oasis that is Central Park. The Lowell’s old-money elegant décor is a siren call to all the locals for a stay-cation.
Right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the Quin is an oasis the midst of the madness. This 208 room hotel houses art works worthy of adorning the walls of NYC’s top museums. It’s excellent, earnest service and homey atmosphere, will give you a sense of what it feels like to live in the Big Apple
Things to do
Catching a Broadway show while in New York would not be complete without a pre-theater dinner. Head over to Orso on West 46th for a classic Tuscan menu and a thoughtful wine list. Step out to the heart of the theater district and walk over to the theater.
Taking a stroll or bike ride around the world’s greatest park is a must when in NYC. Central Park looks beautiful no matter the time of year. Whether it’s covered in snow or flowers are blooming around The Pond, the iconic New York oasis is always beaming with life.
World Trade Center
Visiting the Freedom Tower’s observatory in lower Manhattan offers one of the most breathtaking views of New York City. Seeing the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Midtown skyline from the dizzying 102nd floor, is something you won’t want to miss! Upon exiting the observatory, you can head underground to the 9/11 Memorial Museum to visit the collection of more than 11,000 artifacts, moving images, photographs and oral histories of America’s darkest day.
Where to eat
There are few people that serve Mexican food quite like Mexican superchef Enrique Olvera. This Flatiron District eatery has been packing crowds ever since its opening. The fuss is over slow braised duck carnitas, masterful ceviches of scallops or Hamachi, and basement made tortillas. For those without a reservation, get there early and sit at the bar. Grab your best friend a few palomas and you’ll have a great night.
Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s
If you’re wandering the streets of New York City in the winter, looking for something cozy and warm, gnocchi are the solution to your problems. Those little, round, potato pillows covered in sauce are taking over New York’s East Village. Having already made a name for himself after the successes of La Pizza Napoletana, Ovest and DaMikele, executive chef Michele Iuliano is back yet again to shock our taste buds with his new venture Gnoccheria.
Katz’s legendary pastrami, corned beef and Jewish deli classics have been in New York’s Lower East Side since 1888. Over the years, the restaurant has become an institution and gathering place amongst locals and tourists alike. The simple, overstuffed, 30 day aged pastrami sandwich is certainly something you’ll remember from your trip to NYC.