For years our business has been moving from Manhattan to the suburban towns of New York City and other parts of the country. We have noticed when clients and friends come to visit they often leave without experiencing the hidden gems that make this city unique and famous. As your New York City based broker, we are happy to share a few places that can make your next trip to our city more special:
Salon de Ning – a roof top bar atop the Peninsula hotel on 5th avenue and 55th Street. They have a great cocktail list and beautiful atmosphere whether you sit inside or outside in the summer months. Website: http://newyork.peninsula.com/en/fine-dining/salon-de-ning-rooftop-bar
Arlington Club – located in the residential neighborhood of the Upper East Side. You will meet an upscale local crowd. If you fancy a cigar after dinner Books and Cigars is one block away on Lexington. Website: www.arlingtonclubny.com
Delmonico’s – is the oldest restaurant in the United States located in the Financial District. It opened in 1837 and still has a historic vibe to it. Some dishes regularly served by other restaurants such as Eggs Benedict, Baked Alaska and Manhattan Clam Chowder are said to have originated here. Website: www.delmonicosny.com
Aria – a trendy Italian Tapas bar/restaurant in West Village. Food is delicious and vibe is lively. Follow it by a drink at Employees Only – some of the best cocktails in NYC located 3 blocks away. Website: www.ariawinebar.nyc
Blue Ribbon – they have three locations in NY (two in downtown and one by Columbus Circle). Open late and has a casual and business crowd. Some say “The best sushi east of Tokyo” Wesbsite: www.blueribbonrestaursants.com
The Back Room – a speakeasy place opened during prohibition. It used to be owned and frequented by NYC gangsters. They still serve drinks in mugs and have live jazz on Mondays. Website: www.backroomnyc.com
Have a drink at Michael Jordan’s restaurant overlooking renovated Grand Central Station.
Rent a row boat outside the Boathouse in Central Park (day activity).
Go to an event at Madison Square Garden (basketball, hockey, concerts, etc.). The easiest way is to download stubhub app on your phone and you can buy tickets last minute if needed.
See a Broadway Show – Hamilton is recommended (pricey but worth it) and tickets are available on stubhub. Have a cocktail prior at Ava Lounge (on top of Dream Hotel – 55th off Broadway).
Go for Italian food at Eataly – open warehouse style Italian deli with a few restaurants, sandwich shop, dessert and espresso bar, and most popularly nutella bar! Two locations: One on 23rd and 5th and one downtown on Cortland Street (check out 9/11 Memorial right next to it).
For an artsy afternoon take a walk on the High Line and stop by 529 West 20th Street, a nine story building resided by various art galleries (just press any floor in the elevator and act like you belong – they are all free). It is only open a few days a week.
Let us know when you are here and we will be happy to show you around.