Monday, August 29, 2016

New York City Guide - Manhattan



One of the most filmed and photographed places in the world, New York City had a lot to live up too. Luckily our expectations were exceeded as it's one hell of a place (pretty lit yo). Words fail to accurately capture the magnetism of the city. 

New York is constantly heaving with people. Although it can be draining at times, it's exhilarating to be immersed in such a chaotic city. Memories of our ten day visit are a disjointed mess, so I'll do my best to capture the city through a guide of things to do in Manhatttan as a start.


It'll take at least a few days if you want to get through most of the items on the list like we did. A great tip is to find these places on googlemaps and favourite them so you can figure out what is close to each other as Manhattan is huge.


Museums:

The Met
The Museum of Modern Art
The Natural History Museum
The Guggenheim
The Museum of Sex
The New Museum
The Whitney Museum of American Art 


Reflections at The Met
Isabelle, Alex and I at the Museum of Sex - Surprisingly good, worth a visit!
View from the rooftop at the Whitney Museum


Visit:
Little Italy
Chinatown
Broadway
Times Square
The 9/11 Memorial
Wall Street
Grand Central Train Station
The Chrysler Building
The Flat Iron Building
The Empire State Building


A bombardment of colour and light at Times Square

View of the Empire State during the Pride Parade
Do: 
The free Staten Island Ferry that passes the Statue of Liberty and gives the most amazing view of the NYC skyline


Alex on the Staten Island Ferry



Eat:
We didn't eat out much as the exchange rate with the Australian dollar was really bad at the time (cringe worthy bad) but these are a few places that are definitely worth checking out. 
Eataly 
Russ and Daughters
Whole foods - They do good make your own salads
Chelsea Market
Tom's Restaurant
Katz's delicatessen
$1 Pizza stores throughout the city


Katz's Delicatessen - Crazy expensive but cool to visit

Drink:
Sweet & Vicious
Home Sweet Home
Gallow Green
The Standard at the High Line

Amazing view from The Standard Rooftop Bar
In case you feel like hopping into the Spa while having a drink

Shop:
McNally Jackson Books
Economy Candy
Shops around Nolita, Soho and the East Village
Screaming Mimi's Vintage
Beacon's Closet Vintage


Great bookstore <3
Storefront in the Nolita district

Parks:
Madison Square Park
Tompkins Square Park
Central Park
The High Line
Elizabeth Street Garden 

Boats at Central Park

Elizabeth Street Garden - An oasis of plants and sculptures in the middle of the city