December 7, 2011

The New York Palace Concierges Share New York Favorites

The splendor and charm of New York City is  perennial. From winter through fall, the city holds an array of activities for couples, families, or individuals out for a solitary stroll. Our concierge team know the best attractions in the area, they are lifting the velvet rope to let  you in on their personal favorite New York City moments.

The New York Palace is conveniently located near many of our concierges’ top activities in New York. Rise early and walk a few blocks to  Rockefeller Center for their famous ice skating rink. From young children lacing their first pair of skates to the very experienced skaters attempting their jumps, you’re sure to fit right in. Also located in Rockefeller Center, visit Top of the Rock, offering the best views of New York City from its perch on the 70th floor. The NBC Studio Tour Tours  is a fantastic activity for a family or group, and don’t forget to visit Magnolia Bakery afterwards for a memorable dessert  experience. Rockefeller Center’s crowds are best avoided early in the morning, around 6:00am, or very late into the evening, around 11:30pm. If you’re short on time and want to see a bit of New York, Rockefeller Center is your best bet, with food outlets, designer shops, sightseeing, and more. If you’re spending the holidays in New York City, experience the best of the holiday season at The New York Palace with our Holiday Fantasy Package.

But our favorites don’t stop at Rockefeller Center! Members of your group young and old alike will love watching the animals at the Central Park Zoo. Embrace your need for aesthetics and walk through MOMA. From its sculpture garden to paintings and sculptures from modern masters, MOMA is one of the best modern art museums on the globe. Discover modern day diplomacy and admire the architecture when you visit the United Nations. Some of the world’s best shopping can be found on Fifth Avenue (we love Hermes and Bergdorf Goodman), and it wouldn’t be a real trip to New York City without a tour of the Empire State Building.

Of course, a New York visit must include Times Square and the Theater District. You can’t go wrong with  most Broadway shows  you choose! For a bite pre or post theater, dine at La Masseria for  Italian cuisineyou expect only in  New York. Try the Ravioli di Angelina—it’s what we order. After the show, stroll the city some more, and maybe stop in for a nightcap. Our staff’s favorite after work  hot spot is the Employees Only Lounge, located in the Meatpacking District. Have a drink and a late night nibble (we like the mixed green salad and the steak tartar with crostini) and review your day in the Big Apple. Located on East 51st Street is Le Bateau Ivre, a favorite spot  for locals. Here, you can have a cocktail until 4:00am—choose from over 200 wines by the glass.

People-watching is also a New York City activity, and you can do it everywhere. Our favorite spots are Paley Park on East 53rd street (close to the The New York Palace) and the West Bank Café, just west of the Theater District (dine there and you may see some of your favorite celebrities!).

New York is a riveting city, full of wonderful places to explore. Use The New York Palace as your home away from home to regroup, relax, and soak in the magic of a day full of New York’s best.

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