New York, New York it’s a wonderful town. There is so much to see and do that you would need at least a week to get a taste of what is on offer – and that’s just scratching the surface. Each neighbourhood is different and gives you another perspective of this glittering concrete jungle. Below are a few of our picks.
Harlem has a vibrant African-American heritage, which is deep rooted throughout from its soul food restaurants to jazz bars and museums. Head to the Apollo Theater to see where world-renowned artists such as the Jackson 5 and James Brown got their start, and see a slate of new artists ready to make their mark on the entertainment world.
Take a walk through the quieter end of Manhattan, one that is full of museums and art galleries (and high-end fashion stores and luxury apartments). The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim are major landmarks in this neighbourhood. Central Park also runs parallel, which adds another layer of beauty to the neighbourhood.
Midtown is where you’ll find colour, noise, fun, and nightlife – and some of the most iconic New York City scenes. See the bright lights of Times Square, re-enact some of your favourite movie scenes at Grand Central Station, and catch a Broadway show.
Say hello to my little friend, Little Italy… Enjoy an authentic pasta dish then browse some of the boutiques. There is a lot of mafia history throughout this neighbourhood, and there are plenty of tours to relive its murky past.
The Financial District on the southern tip of Manhattan boasts most of the skycrapers that make up New York’s skyline. Catch a ferry to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island (or take the free Staten Island Ferry for an equally impressive view) or experience the non-stop hustle and bustle of Wall Street.
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