InterContinental New York Barclay
If you want to keep that morning workout routine, start your day with a walk, run or citibike through Central Park or visit great fitness options; Swerve Midtown, 305 Fitness, Pilates on Fifth just around the corner. Or hit snooze and schedule time and book services at the stunning Aire Ancient Baths for a mind and body reboot. Either way, you've earned a decadent breakfast-head to Bubby's in the meat-packing district for comfort food to sit and enjoy or grab at the window and keep it moving.
After breakfast, check out an exhibition or linger to explore pieces at The Whitney Museum of American Art before hitting the stairs and wandering the gorgeous High Line. You can admire the architecture surrounding the recreated gardens and park above the hustle and bustle of midtown while you stroll history of what were the original tracks of the New York Central Railroad. As you come to the end, get ready to take in New York's newest Real Estate Development-Hudson Yards! Equipped with Edge outdoor deck, interactive Snark Park, unique performance space The Shed and The Vessel, this ambitious facility is the epitome of art, architecture, design, and culture. Grab a quick snack and coffee, and sneak in some shopping before heading back to the hotel for a quick cat nap.
Head to Broadway and see how a show is really done on the "Great White Way." We can arrange tickets — even to the sold-out shows. Afterward, take a cab down to the Lower East Side for a super-chic experience at Beauty and Essex filled with excellent bites and fantastic cocktails. Keep the night going in the city that never sleeps discovering speakeasies nearby, checking out the live music scene at Pianos and Arlene's Grocery or dancing the night away in this trendy neighborhood's upscale club scene. As you're ending the night, enjoy the sunrise with the best grilled cheese and raspberry lemonade at Veselka.
The affluent used to have summer homes in Harlem because it was cooler than being in the heart of the city. Harlem boasts many beautiful buildings, not the least of which is a genuine Georgian mansion.
Staten Island Ferry
It would cost the City of New York more money to charge a fee for the Staten Island Ferry than to offer it for free.
The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection, which hosts a stunning array of Renaissance art and Old Masters, is actually a preserved Gilded Age 5th Avenue mansion.
InterContinental New York Barclay resides on the location of the old Vanderbilt Mansion. The "special" entrances to the Grand Central trains were actually the Vanderbilts' private train platforms.