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New York is a magical city, the fast paced way of life makes one feel stimulated and reinvigorated. It is a city made up of five boroughs each with their own unique personalities and we have plenty of self catering apartments or hotel rooms to choose from. This is one of our favourite city break destinations and so we're going to tell you where to stay, where to visit and most importantly where to eat! If you want to find low cost accommodation, don't panic we have numerous hostels and rooms available for rental on websites like Airbnb, Tripadvisor.
Where to stay in New York?
There are numerous neighbourhoods to choose from in New York and all offer something slightly different. Your budget and your ‘vibe' will play into where you decide to stay but short stay apartments in New York are common in most neighbourhoods.
The Meatpacking District
The Meatpacking district used to be quite a gritty part of town, but in the last decade it has developed into a more sophisticated place. You will find numerous large warehouse style restaurants, VIP nightclubs, quirky apartments and hotels with roof top pools.
The West Village
The stunning West Village is adjacent to to the meatpacking district, staying here will feel like an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has incredible brownstone buildings and townhouses, it also has some great value serviced apartments. Grab yourself a bagel in one of the local deli's, sit on a bench in the park and watch the world go by.
The Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is one of the more ‘up-market' neighbourhoods of NYC, it is the perfect place to find a luxury apartment, think Gossip Girl style! You will find great places to visit here like the Metropolitan and Guggenheim museum. In terms of shopping one can wander through the expensive boutiques, however for those with a lower budget head to Bloomingdales.
Soho is a very fashionable part of town, full of bustling bars only a stones throw away from some incredible food, including the famous Little Italy and Chinatown. You won't necessarily find cheap accommodation or apartments in this district but if you're looking for a cool vibe and interesting atmosphere you can rent great apartments or hotel rooms here.
Harlem and Inwood
Harlem and Inwood are also great neighbourhoods, they are off the beaten track and more modest than places in Manhattan, therefore accommodation and apartments are cheaper. They will give you a taste of the real New York City and are great for those who want to find low cost hostels to stay in. Even if you decide not to stay in these areas, a wander around them is definitely worth while to take in the New York way of life.
What to visit in New York?
This is a fantastic place to visit, it is a public park built on top of an old freight rail line above the streets of Manhattan. The walk through the highline gives you to get a real sense of New York. The trail allows one to walk between the buildings of Manhattan so that visitors can experience design and art intergrated with natural surroundings.
This is a must see if you are heading to New York, it is definitely worth the high admission fees and long lines. On a sunny day one can see the amazing skyline of the city, it is easy to get lost in time when marvelling at the panoramic view. The architecture of this building is incredible and it stood as the tallest building in the world until 1972 when the World Trade Centre was built.
The 9/11 Memorial
This heart renching memorial is an essential place to go to when visiting New York. The memorial is made up of impressively large twin reflecting pools and the name of everyone who died is inscribed onto the edge of the pools**. The memorial museum** is one of the most interesting and moving places you will ever visit. Although this is an upsetting experience it is a critical part of American history and a very significant place to go to.
The statue of liberty
The statue of liberty is another key part of the iconic architecture in New York and your trip here will be unforgettable. One arrives at Ellis Island by ferry and it is highly recommended that you book tickets in advance. We would recommend getting a crown ticket so that you can experience the breath-taking view of New York.
The Museum of Modern Art is situated in the centre of midtown Manhattan. It has an extraordinary collection of contemporary and modern art. It is home to some incredible pieces, such as Van Gogh's, The Starry Night and Picasso's, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The MoMa also has some innovative photography, design, performance and film, definitely worth a visit!
Where to eat in NYC
New York City's international food scene is incomparable, there is a huge variety of places to eat, so whether you're looking for a prestige 5 course meal or quick street food then you'll certainly find it all in NYC.
Firstly, we'd recommend heading over to Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, an outdoor food market that is open every weekend from May to November. Swarming with local vendors; grab yourself snacks, mains and desserts (or all three) within a miles radius.
If Italian food is on your mind, head to the oldest pizzeria in New York, Lombardi's a family run pizzeria founded by Gennaro Lombardi in 1890. However if you fancy a more special spot for a romantic date night, then look to the West Village for cosy, intimate restaurants. Katz's Delicatessen is another favourtie among New Yorkers, the walls are covered with celebs and the food is all American, from hot dogs to beef brisket and waffles, it is the perfect place to have an all american breakfast or lunch.