The ultimate guide to 21st century dating 2016
The American Museum of Natural History (amnh.org) is worth visiting for the dinosaur skeletons alone. As well as the permanent collection, there are numerous temporary exhibitions; current highlights include Rodin, David Hockney and Michelangelo.Open 10am-5.30pm Mondays to Thursdays, 10am-9pm Fridays and Saturdays; entry is free but suggested donation is $25.
fans as the place where Big and Carrie hold their engagement dinner in the film – serves mouth-watering Asian dishes and cocktails.Meanwhile the Museum of Modern Art, or Mo MA (moma.org), contains an evolving collection of almost 200,000 works of contemporary and modern art from artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Rothko, plus photography, film, design, and performance.Open 10.30am-5.30pm Mondays to Sundays and until 8pm on Fridays; entry $25.The small but lovely Artists & Fleas market (artistsandfleas.com), open 10am-7pm on weekends, is near the water on North 7th Street.While in the neighbourhood, check out the boutiques and shops on Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue.Situated on Times Square, it’s a stone’s throw from Broadway and most of the theatres. If you fancy splashing out, The Bowery (theboweryhotel.com) is a chic option situated in the trendy Lower East Side.
Rooms have large windows and stylish communal lounges. The Cornelia Street Café (corneliastreetcafe.com) in the heart of the West Village is perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner, offering delicious side dishes such as hummus drizzled with fruity balsamic vinegar.
And with Norwegian (norwegian.com) offering flights to New York from three UK airports from as little as £69 one way, there’s even less excuse not to hope across the pond for a visit.
One of the most enjoyable things to do is simply take a stroll and absorb the eclectic buildings as you go.
Millennial-favourite The Pod Hotel (thepodhotel.com) has funky colours, i Pads in the communal room and roof decks.
There are four locations around the city and Brooklyn. The lobby is spectacular at The Row (rownyc.com), although the rooms are fairly basic.
The pick-up point is Battery Park, and you can hop on and off the islands as you wish.