population

2 .7 mil

currency

USD

distance from ORD airport to downtown

27km

average summer temp

77F

ideal travel time

4 days


arlo hotel

Hotel

 

Arlo opened their first location in 2016 and it's no surprise that it won Fodor's 2016 Best New Hotel award. Upon entry, the pleasant yet subtle smell of sandalwood and vetiver welcomes you to the hotel's lobby, which feels just like a trendy living room; immaculate bar, lounge and eating area, and an array of communal gathering spaces. Each micro-guest room is thoughtfully designed to maximize space and storage without compromising views of the city. Your stay here will be enjoyable and relaxing.

Area / Hudson Yards 

Vibe / Trendy lifestyle boutique hotel perfecting New York's hospitality scene.

 

buvette

Cafe

 

Buvette is a very special place in New York where good food and wine is always perfection. This quaint gastrotèque in the heart of the West Village is open every day from 8 in the morning until 2 in the morning, and no matter what time of day, your experience is one to remember. Chef Jody Williams tells a story with her classic European dishes, meticulously curated wine list and cocktail bar speaking volumes to all senses of tradition. Fall in love with all things Buvette.

Area / West Village

Vibe / Vivacious gastrotèque serving exquisite and comforting French classics.

the highline

Public Space

 

An escape from the busy city streets, The High Line is the perfect retreat to gallivant in this delightful plot of public space. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro architects, this innovative public park was intended to revitalize an extensive elevated transit rail line. Promising views of the city, countless art installations and excessive greenery has quickly become a quintessential part of the city's urban landscape where the public can meander in unscripted ways. 

Area / Meat Packing > Hudson Rail Yards

Vibe / Elevated linear park stretched through one of the city's most vibrant neighbourhoods.

lower east side

Neighbourhood

 

New York is a composition of pockets of culture and atmosphere, which is why visiting it is like being able to be in twenty places at once, however the Lower East Side, or LES as it's often referred to, is effortlessly cool. It is easy to spend an entire day here wandering through galleries or museums, stopping into shops and incredible restaurants. For your dose of art and new ideas, visit the New Museum of Contemporary Art followed by a sweet treat at Morgenstern's around the corner.

Area / Lower East Side

Vibe / Trendy yet gritty exuding uncanny charm at the heart of urban cool.

de maria

Restaurant & Cafe

 

This day to night New York establishment in the heart of Nolita has become somewhat of an institution in the city. The sun-drenched space is chic yet minimal and is dishing out new American fare seven days a week. An entirely female-led restaurant with inventive and seasonal dishes are plated and served with precision and grace in pretty pastel coloured ceramics. A meal here will not only leave you feeling satiated but strong and empowered too. Girl power!

Area / Nolita

Vibe / A vibrant female-united cafe run by women, for anyone and everyone.

world trade center hub

Architecture

 

This sublime steel structure, also referred to as the 'Occulus' is the symbol of freedom and prosperity. Designed by Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, the arched canopies extend outward creating the dramatic and grandiose effect of a widespread wingspan on the exterior. The inside is a shield of safety and is comprised of an underground path hall structure connected by shops and the subway.  

Area / Financial District

Vibe / The centrepiece of a transportation hub terminal linked to the underground PATH system.

whitney museum of american art

Museum

 

This innocuous building is one of New York's newest Renzo Piano designed projects at the centre of the Meat Packing District and the entrance to the High Line. As many of the art museums in the city can become over-saturated with gallery visitors, a part of your day spent at the Whitney is enjoyable and relaxing; allowing you to truly experience the art and architecture alike. Visit the Whitney to see beautiful contemporary art and follow with a stroll along the High Line and into the Chelsea Market for lunch. 

Area / Meat Packing District

Vibe / When the art and architecture coexist to provide for the perfect marriage.

prune

Restaurant

 

As chef and writer, Gabrielle Hamilton, wrote in her memoir Blood Bones and Butter, 'prune' was the nickname her mother gave her as a young girl. Naturally she would go on to name her restaurant of 18 years just that. Prune is ambitious and creative in its delivery of new-American classics. A restaurant essential in the East Village, Hamilton's food is nothing short of comforting and innovative. For a dining experience that is quaint, memorable and impervious to the newest trend, Prune does not disappoint.

Area / East Village

Vibe / Classic and charming unpretentious new American bistro.

mimi

Restaurant

 

One of the most excellent meals is to be had chez Mimi on Sullivan Street in Greenwich Village. It's one thing when the ambiance of a restaurant is utterly exquisite, but the food does not measure up. That could not be further from the truth at Mimi. She has it all - ambiance, sophisticated and exquisite French food, impeccable drinks and service. A standout dish through their always-changing menu is the boudin noir and be sure to finish with the baba au rum. Both two of many things that are unlike anything else.

Area / SoHo

Vibe / Romantic and contemporary bistro that feels unequivocally like Paris in SoHo.

public hotel

One of Manhattan's newest boutique hotels is all the buzz in the Lower East Side. Japanese maples and magnolia trees gracefully reside in the hotel courtyard providing for a serene outdoor experience. The rooms are trendy and minimalistic and the rooftop lounge offers a stunning view of the city. And if this hotel couldn't get any better, their whole mantra is luxury for all, meaning affordable rates all year round.  

Area / Lower East Side

Vibe / Chic and happening design hotel that promotes luxury for all.

 

other recommendations

 

The Nolitan  -  Hotel

Happy Bones  -  Cafe

Nolita  -  Neighbourhood

Four Freedoms ParkArchitecture

Wildair  -  Restaurant

Estela  -  Restaurant

Two Hands  -  Cafe & Restaurant

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream  -  Ice Creamery

Lincoln Center  -  Public Space & Theatre

West Village  -  Neighbourhood