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High Line, Julienne Schaer

Photo by Julienne Schaer

The High Line.

There's more than one way to discover New York.


Dutch Kills Bar photo by Isaac Rosenthal.        

The Manhattan vistas at this Long Island City hotel are reason enough to stay the night, with all 100 guest rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. zhotelny.com , while a rooftop bar offers 360-degree panoramas.

AFTERNOON // Museum of the Moving Image
Go behind the scenes at this interactive TV and film museum in Astoria. Make your own stop-motion animated short, browse original memorabilia and catch a rare flick in the glowing womblike theater.

DINNER // Flushing Chinese Food Malls
Explore the bustling restaurants at this Chinese food mecca, where palatial buffets and dim sum joints serve authentic dishes such as hand-pulled noodles and braised pork belly.

LATE NIGHT // Dutch Kills Bar
Slide into a booth at this hipster saloon, where ragtime bands play and cocktails such as the Garibaldi (rye, Campari, lime juice, simple syrup and white grapes) are served with hand-cut ice. 


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts photo by SeanPavonePhoto/Shutterstock.        

WHERE TO STAY // The Plaza Hotel
Just steps from Central Park and Fifth Avenue, this luxe hotel is New York’s grand dame with 282 opulent rooms and white-glove service. Afternoon tea in The Palm Court is a must.

AFTERNOON // The High Line
Take in the stunning views from this park built on an abandoned railway track, now filled with gardens, sculptures and plenty of people-watching.

EVENING // Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Skip Broadway for a glamorous evening at Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet.

DINNER // The NoMad
This swanky spot in the NoMad Hotel features an eclectic menu with dishes such as foie gras- and truffle-stuffed roast chicken. Finish the night with a cocktail from the old-fashioned bar cart.


Bronx Zoo photo by Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society.        

With more than 600 species, including rare animals such as okapis, this 265-acre zoo is known for its elaborate recreations of natural habitats.

LUNCH // Arthur Avenue
Head to the “real Little Italy” and this thoroughfare lined with butcher shops, bakeries and stalls selling everything from cigars to cannoli.

EVENING // Yankee Stadium
Before cheering on the Bronx Bombers, check out the museum and its comprehensive Mickey Mantle exhibit.

LATE NIGHT // The Bronx Beer Hall
Celebrate a Yankee win at this new bar serving up gastropub fare and craft beer, including the locally brewed Jonas Bronck’s Beer Co. tap.


Staten Island Ferry photo by Daniel M. Silva/Shutterstock.com.        

MORNING // The Staten Island Ferry
Catch a free ride for spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and up-close glimpses of Ellis Island, Governors Island and Lady Liberty.

MIDMORNING // Historic Richmond Town
Take a trip back in time at this historical village where staffers in period garb teach classes in blacksmithing, spinning, carpentry and weaving.

AFTERNOON // The Greenbelt
Hike 35 miles of mapped trails, spot migratory birds and ride the old-fashioned carousel at this sprawling nature preserve.

DINNER // Enoteca Maria
A different Italian grandmother helms the kitchen each night at this St. George Italian restaurant, with dishes such as razor clams sautéed in white wine and garlic.


Photo courtesy of Rye.        

WHERE TO STAY // Wythe Hotel
This Williamsburg boutique hotel is the borough’s trendiest, with a rooftop bar, artisanal restaurant and 72 guest rooms with expansive views.

MIDMORNING // Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Wander amid Japanese koi ponds, historic rose gardens and one of the world’s largest collections of bonsai trees at this 52-acre sanctuary.

AFTERNOON // Brooklyn Brewery
Tour the brewery that started Brooklyn’s craft beer movement, followed by a tasting of some of the company’s prized brews.

The flea market-style furnishings make this casual neighborhood joint a hipster hot spot, but the grass-fed rib eye is among Brooklyn’s best.


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