Discovering New York City

Le mie 10 cose da Fare a New York City …

Premetto che scrivere questo post non è stato per nulla semplice: New York è una città davvero immensa e ricca di stimoli e opportunità e limitare a 10 le esperienze da fare è veramente una forzatura.

Detto ciò, ho fatto il possibile affinché il post (e il video online questa mattina sul canale Youtube) fossero fruibili e comprensibili.

Il primo e più importante consiglio che mi sento di dare a chiunque abbia intenzione di andare a NYC è: “Viaggia con la testa verso l’alto, goditi ogni attimo e perditi alla scoperta di questo universo parallelo.”

New York è una città unica, sempre diversa e l’esperienza di viaggio che offre è irripetibile e inenarrabile.

Nel video vi do qualche cenno in merito ai documenti e ai metodi per raggiungere Manhattan e vi racconto le mie due esperienze per quel che riguarda l’hotel e il soggiorno in generale.

Sempre nel video mi dilungo nel racconto delle 10 cose con dettagli e immagini.

Qui, ci concentriamo sulle 10 esperienze consigliate (in sintesi)

e … sugli indirizzi utili!

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Cominciamo.

1. Se dici New York dici Grattacielo: Sali sul Top of The Rock (l’apice del Rockefeller Center) e goditi lo spettacolo.

30, Rockefeller Plaza – NYC

Costo 27 $

2. Scopri cose nuove e incontra vecchie conoscenze al MoMa.

Consiglio la visita il Venerdì pomeriggio: ingresso gratuito dalle 16!

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53 Street – NYC

Costo 25 $

3. I luoghi della vita quotidiana a volte possono riservare piacevoli sorprese: entra alla New York Public Library e scopri l’interno di Gran Central Terminal.

Accesso Gratuito

NY Public Library

5th Avenue at 42nd street – NYC

Grand Central Terminal

87 E 42nd street – NYC

4. Scopri quanto verde può nascondere una delle metropoli più caotiche del mondo: perditi a Central Park (una città nella città… i miei posti preferiti sono il Belvedere Castle, il Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir e l’affollato Strawberry Fields) e goditi il verde a Union Square, Bryant Park e Washington Square Park.

Accesso Gratuito

5. Fai un giro sull’East River Ferry, goditi lo skyline della città e scopri le meraviglie nascoste di Williamsburg.

Costo del biglietto del Ferry 4 $

Attracco sulla E 35th street at F.D.R. drive e fermate a Hunters Point South -Long Island City / India st. – Greenpoint / N 6th St – North Williamsburg / Schaefer Landing – South Williamsburg / Brooklyn Bridge Park – DUMBO / Wall Street – Pier 11

6. Goditi la vista della Statua della Libertà e di Ellis Island dallo Staten Island Ferry e approfittane per scattare altre foto dello skyline di Manhattan dalla sponda opposta.

Ticket Gratuito

Attracco Whitehall Terminal

7. Torna Bambino e scopri i negozi di giocattoli di Manhattan: suona la pianola gigante di Fao Schwartz, perditi da Toys’r’us e ammira le costruzioni al Lego Store.

Fao Schwartz

767 5th avenue at 58th street – NYC

Toys’r’us

1514 Broadway – NYC

Lego Store

620 5th Avenue (at Rockefeller Center) – NYC

8. Girovaga alla scoperta di Soho, Noho, Nolita e Tribeca … le mie zone preferite in assoluto sia per i negozi (ma và???) sia per gli angoli che nascondono, le piccole vie, gli scorci inaspettati, la magia che trasudano e l’energia che trasmettono.

9. Mangia la città: innanzitutto assaggia il vero Hamburger newyorkese, assaggia l’hot dog dei baracchini ambulanti per la strada, prova una New York Strip Steak, i Bagel (quelli veri) non perderti la New York Cheese Cake, addolcisciti con i Muffin (Blueberry e Joghurt il mio preferito) e i Cupcakes (Red Velvet tutta la vita) ma apri le tue papille gustative a tutte le cucine del mondo. A NYC puoi mangiare di tutto…basta fare un giro ad Hell’s Kitchen.

Io consiglio Little Korea, Little India e i Deli Ebraici.

Vi lascio qualche indirizzo di posti provati nelle due volte a New York:

5 Guys Burger (Hamburger, perfetto per il pranzo)

252 W 42nd street (zona Time Square)

690 3rd Avenue

38 W 48th street

Hendriks

557 3rd avenue at 37th street – NYC

Pop Burger

83 University Place – NYC

Two Boots Pizza (ci sono moltissime locations … trovate la più vicina a voi su www.twoboots.us)

2nd Avenue Deli (Cucina Kosher)

162 E 33rd street

1442 1st Avenue

Mandoo Bar (Little Korea)

2 W 32nd street (btw Broadway & 5th Avenue)

Maison Eric Kayser (cucina francese e pasticceria)

1294 3rd Avenue

Ginger Man (un sogno di birreria … )

11 E 36th street

10.  Come si fa a non fare Shopping a New York City?

Assolutamente da vedere alcuni dei Grandi Magazzini più famosi, grandi e forniti al mondo.

Non sono per tutte le tasche … ma meritano sempre una visita!

Macy’s (il più grande Grande Magazzino al mondo … fatevi un giro sulle scale mobili in legno: una meraviglia!)

Herald Square – 151 W 34th Street

Lord & Taylor (il mio preferito in assoluto: marchi interessanti, ambiente piacevole e prezzi [a volte] avvicinabili!)

424 5th Avenue

Sacks Fifth Avenue (un mito per gli appassionati di shopping e grandi magazzini del lusso)

611 5th Avenue

Bergdorf Goodman (le vetrine più belle e preziose al mondo secondo gli esperti)

754 5th Avenue

Henry Bendel (accessori e bellezza … con stile)

712 5th Avenue

Se parliamo di Beauty vi consiglio una capatina nei summenzionati Grandi Magazzini, dall’immancabile Sephora, Mac etc ma, se volete risparmiare, puntate i CVS, i Duane Reade e Burlington (4 Union Square South).

Non perdete anche l’occasione per visitare la boutique del Doctor Kiehl’s (109 3rd Avenue) un’immersione nella storia alla base del brand.

Se parliamo di abbigliamento io amo moltissimo TopShop (478 Broadway), Urban Outfitters (628 Broadway/ 521 5th Avenue e molti altri!), Uniqlo (546 Broadway / 666 5th Avenue).

I grandissimi affari si fanno al Century 21 (22 Cortlandst Street – zona Ground Zero): un sogno per gli appassionati di shopping low cost, grandi marchi a prezzi veramente ridotti … 6 piani di paradiso!

Mi fermo … ma potrei andare avanti per pagine e pagine!

Fatemi sapere quali sono le vostre 10 cose da fare a New York City

Bisous

S.

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My 10 Things To Do in New York City …

Writing this post was no easy task.

New York is a huge city and there are so many things to do and see that choosing only 10 experiences is really difficult.

This said I tried to write (and film since today is online a video on the YT channel too) as clearly as possible and to choose useful tips.

My first and most important tip when talking about NYC is Look Up High, Enjoy every moment and get lost in NYC universe. It’s a unique ever-changing city and it offers a travel experience that is too difficult to tell.

In the video I tell you something about documents, Ids, how to reach Manhattan, where I slept during my two trips there. I also tell you something more about my 10 travel tips there showing you some pics too.

Here I wanna focus on the 10 Things To Do (summarized) and the addresses!

Let’s get started.

1. You say New York and you mean Skyscraper.

Jump Up on Top of The Rock (at Rockefeller Center) and Enjoy the view.

30, Rockefeller Plaza – NYC

Fare 27 $

2. Find out new things and get to see some well-known friends at MoMa.

Better to visit on Friday Night to enjoy the free ticket from 4 pm on.

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53 street – NYC

Fare 25 $

3. Daily places may hide nice surprises: get inside the New York Public Library and discover Grand Central Terminal.

Free Entrance

NY Public Library

5th Avenue at 42nd street – NYC

Grand Central Terminal

87 E 42nd street – NYC

4. Discover how many green spaces a chaotic city such as NYC could hide.

Enjoy the parks and get lost in them: Central Park (actually a city inside the city … some of my fav places there are Belvedere Castle, Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and Strawberry Fields), Union Square, Bryant Park and Washington Square Park.

Free Entrance.

5. Have a ride on the East River Ferry and enjoy the city skyline. Have a walk among the amazing roads of Williamsburg.

Ferry Fare 4 $

Starting Point at E 35th street at F.D.R. drive it stops at Hunters Point South -Long Island City / India st. – Greenpoint / N 6th St – North Williamsburg / Schaefer Landing – South Williamsburg / Brooklyn Bridge Park – DUMBO / Wall Street – Pier 11

6. Have a look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the Staten Island Ferry.

Take also some pics of Manhattan Skyline.

Free Fare.

Ferry leaves from Whitehall Terminal.

7. Turn back to childhood in Manhattan Toy Shops.
Go and play the piano at Fao Schwartz, get lost at Toys’r’us and keep breathless in the Lego Store.

Fao Schwartz

767 5th avenue at 58th street – NYC

Toys’r’us

1514 Broadway – NYC

Lego Store

620 5th Avenue (at Rockefeller Center) – NYC

8. Get lost in Soho, Noho, Nolita and Tribeca. These are my fav parts of the city for the shops (what else??) but also for the small roads, the unexpected view and the magic you feel while walking through these streets.

9. Eat out the city.

First of all taste the real NYC Hamburger, the Hot Dogs by the stands on the streets, the New York Strip Steak, the original Bagels, the New York Cheese Cake. Indulge with some sweets Muffins (Blueberry and Yoghurt is my fav) and Cupcakes (Red Velvet rules).

But be ready to enjoy the world kitchens visiting Hell’s Kitchen.

I also suggest Little Korea, Little India and the Kosher Delis.

Here you find some of my fav places I had the chance to try during my two times in the city.

5 Guys Burger (Hamburger)

252 W 42nd street (Time Square)

690 3rd Avenue

38 W 48th street

Hendriks

557 3rd avenue at 37th street – NYC

Pop Burger

83 University Place – NYC

Two Boots Pizza (there are many locations … find the nearest to you on www.twoboots.us)

2nd Avenue Deli (Kosher Dishes)

162 E 33rd street

1442 1st Avenue

Mandoo Bar (Little Korea)

2 W 32nd street (btw Broadway & 5th Avenue)

Maison Eric Kayser (French Boulangerie)

1294 3rd Avenue

Ginger Man (amazing Drafts)

11 E 36th street

10.  How could I not talk about Shopping in New York City?

You must visit some of the most famous and biggest Mall in the world.

They’re not exactly cheap but … enjoy the visit!

Macy’s

Herald Square – 151 W 34th Street

Lord & Taylor (this is my fav one!)

424 5th Avenue

Sacks Fifth Avenue (shopaholic in the world know about it)

611 5th Avenue

Bergdorf Goodman (amazing windows)

754 5th Avenue

Henry Bendel (how stylish and posh)

712 5th Avenue

Let’s talk about Beauty and Cosmetics. You could find many amazing brands at the Malls I already mentioned above. Have a look at Sephora, Mac and so on and so forth.

For a cheaper shopping visit CVS, Duane Reade and Burlington (4 Union Square South).

Don’t miss the Doctor Kiehl’s flagship store (109 3rd avenue). There you could learn everything about the brand history and philosophy.

Let’s now talk about clothing shopping. I love TopShop (478 Broadway), Urban Outfitters (628 Broadway / 521 5th Avenue and many others), Uniqlo (546 Broadway / 666 5th Avenue).

The best place for bargain shopping is Century 21 (22 Cortland Street). It’s a shopping paradise: 6 floors of amazing pieces at the cheapest prices ever.

Here I stop but …

there are many other things to do of course and my view is a tourist one

(a poor tourist who had the chance to stay in the city only a few days).

Let me know which are your 10 Things To Do in New York City

Bisous

S.

 bryant

 

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