Vocier's City Guide - NYC Edition

Vocier New York city guide
This month VOCIER is taking you to a city that is welcoming you all to visit once again... to a city that has it all... to New York City! People are drawn to NYC to experience both grand and intimate experiences alike. The world’s top tastemakers and talents are raising the bar on living well, in every aspect of life possible. Really - the sky is the limit in this fab city, making it one of our CEO's fave places to be.
where eat in New York

EATS:

  • The Fulton: great seafood on the waterfront, located on Pier 17, which is a great place to go for a drink after dinner.
  • Atla: Fronted by chef Daniela Soto-Innes, a toned-down modern spin on Mexican, with amazing Tequila cocktails to boot.
  • Peter Luger - inside Time Warner Centre, when you're in the mood for steak.
  • Red Rooster - head to Harlem, chef Marcus Samuelson’s soul food good cooking and ambience to boot.
  • RH Rooftop Restaurant: Not what you'd expect, in the Meatpacking District with a nice terrace.
  • Robert - A great lunch spot on top of the MAD, with great views of the park, Central Park that is.

          INSIDER TIP: The options are really endless and there's always something new popping up, keep your finger on the pulse and listen to what the locals recommend.

          MORE EATS:

          On a decade long quest to find the best burger in town, the top recco's are:
          1. Shake Shack: Because sometimes you just need something fast and tasty. Don't miss the seasonal “Black Truffle Burger “ 
          2. Minetta Tavern - a truly sensational burger. Try the Black Label Burger with fries.
          3. Au Cheval - originally tokened as Chicago’s best burger, now in Tribeca.
          4. PJ Clarke’s - head to the one opposite Lincoln Center, it's a whole vibe.

           

          where to drink in NYC

          DRINKS:

          • Jadis - wine bar
          • The Lab (Patent Pending) - For a speakeasy vibe
          • MACE - for the best cocktails
          INSIDER TIP:  Terraces are a must: think the Hudson, Hotel Hugo, Aliz Hotel, and so on

               

              where to sleep in NYC

              SLEEPS:

              • 1 Hotel - Brooklyn or near Central Park 
              • Gild Hall - Just off bustling Wall Street
              • Lowell - for a cozy boutique experience
              • The Beekman - nestled between both the East and Hudson Rivers
              INSIDER TIP:  Find the burrough that speaks to you and check out which hotels are around there... There really is something for everyone here. Don't miss out on apartment rental options as well.
                    arts and culture in NYC

                    ARTS & CULTURE

                    • Bookstore Dominicanen - This bookstore is housed in an old church and is considered to be one of the most beautiful book stores in the world. The church itself dates back to 1294 and it has elaborate frescos on the ceiling that are being restored. It has lived many lives, but now instead of praying at its altar, you can drink coffee and read books.
                    • Cruise on the Maas - Discover Maastricht by boat and enjoy beautiful scenic views of the old city center and much more!
                    INSIDER TIP: Check the city's website for seasonal events and pop-ups.

                     

                    sights in nyc

                    DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

                    • Citi Bike - Hop on one of the 6000 bikes at one of the hundreds of stations, for less than $4
                    • Go High - Empire State Building, The Rock(efeller) , The Freedom Tower One World, or the EDGE.
                    • The Beach - The beach is never too far in NY, hop on a ferry to Ashbury Park or somewhere similar 
                    INSIDER TIP: You can even head straight to the Hamptons for a weekend away.
                    Vocier's New York City guide

                    NO NEED TO ESCAPE THE CITY TO GET OUTDISE

                    • The High Line - What once was a rail track running above the city, now a walkway/park 
                    • The Little Island - Man-made island with pretty amazing views. (Reserve online in advance)
                    • Central Park - No shortage of hidden gems of natural beauty and breathtaking views of the city

                    INSIDER TIP: You don't have to escape the city to enjoy the fresh air, but that option is also on the table if you're looking for more of a country escape.

                    Check out our must have travel essentials for this trip here --> VOCIER Weekend Travel Essentials


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