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New York

New York
If you came to New York back in 1969 - the year Austrian Airlines flew across the Atlantic to America for the first time - a trip to the Big Apple really only meant one thing: a trip to Manhattan. Manhattan was the epicentre of the world back then. Cool, vital, a place promising adventure, discoveries and a glimpse into the future. One would smile knowingly about "bridge-and-tunnel people", who would come visiting the island from the other boroughs, as the different districts of NYC are known, via the bridge and tunnel. They didn't really belang to the city.

Come to New York in 2018, though, nearly 50 years later, and you may well be tempted not to bother with Manhattan at all. Manhattan has got slightly boring. Much of what made it so mind-blowing has moved to Brooklyn in recent years. The creative types who keep New York's art scene moving; the hipsters who know where it' s at. The restaurants and cafes, trendy boutiques and wild clubs. While Manhattan is transformed into an island of the rich and a vast, glittering shopping mall, in Brooklyn you can still experience what was once so prized about the traditional centre: the energy, announcements of new trends, the desire for discoveries. Take a walk along Bedford Avenue on a Saturday or Sunday. You'll soon see what we mean.

Brooklyn is more than just Hipster Central, however. When visiting, you'l1 find everything you need here for an exciting city trip. Great museums, like the Brooklyn Museum. Bistros, gastropubs and farm-to­table restaurants like the classic Marlow & Sons. The Wythe Hotel, whose Reynard Restaurant and ldes Rooftop Bar are meeting points for the creative scene. Other boroughs have also become more desirable. Queens, for example. Two years ago, Queens was named "most important American destination of the year" by travel portal Lonely Planet. Those with an interest in art can visit PS 1, a satellite of the Museum of Modem Art that shows art potentially too modern or unusual even for that daring institution. Above all, though, Queens is the proverbial "melting pot", where you walk through Greek and Polish districts, then West African and Indian. That' s New York.

The Staten Island Ferry alone is reason enough for a day-trip to Staten Island, the island south of Manhattan. Not just for the view of the Statue of Liberty from the ferry, but also because the borough itself is worth a visit. Staten Island is quiet and peaceful, and has retained its suburban character. And that's a rather different New York.

Austrian Airlines flew from Vienna to New York for the first time on 1 April 1969. The American metrapolis was Austrian's first lang-haul destination, and the raute was ffown by a chartered Boeing 707, with a stopover in Brussels . The ff ight service was discontinued after two years. In 1989 the raute was opened again, using Austrian's own aircraft. Today Austrian serves the two New York airports of JFK and Newark, up to twice a day.

New York, the city that never sleeps. If you are into city-life, flashing lights, noise, activity and the metropolis feeling: New York is the place to be.

If you fly with Austrian Airlines to New York you can enjoy a show on Broadway, ride in a horse-and-carriage in Central Park, visit the Statue of Liberty, enjoy the outstanding view at the top of the 102-storey Empire State Building or simply grab a coffee and stroll downtown. Don't forget to have a bagel and some cheesecake, something that the city is famous for!

New York, the most populated US city, boasts not only touristy activities which are all too familiar and famous to the world, but can show you that city life is not just like in the movies. A cruise around Manhattan island or even a day trip to Long Island are also highlights that New York offers.

Worth knowing

USA
  • Currency: United States dollar(USD)
  • Language: English
  • Capital: Washington D. C.
  • Austrian flight destination: Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington D. C.
Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): The airport is located 24 km (15 miles) southeast of Manhattan.
  • Address: Jamaica, New York, NY 11430, United States
  • Telephone: (1) (718) 244 4444
  • Airport New York You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.


Where to eat in New York

Where to eat in New York
Spice Market
Paul Bocuse ranges among his teachers. Bangkok, Sinapore and Hong Kong range among his stations. Jean-Georges Vongerichten is the name of the Alsation celebrity cook who's been busy in New York as well. His restaurant: the Spice Market in the Meatpacking district. Since 2004 he serves South East Asian street dishes in the style of Thai and Vietnamese cookshops. The guests dine on two floors, surrounded by a wild mixture of artefacts from India, Burma, Malaysia, China and Thailand and tasty morsels continuously arrive at the table. Jacques Garcia was responsible for the design of this huge restaurant (comparable to a bus station). The French architect transports the guests with pagodas and colonial bespoke furniture into a distant world. A strong contrast to the New York peachiness of the Meatpacking District where hipsters shop at Stella McCartney or jog in the High Line Park.
Secret Dining
Eataly

What to see in New York

What to see in New York
The Museum at FIT
FIT? In this case we mean the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. 'The Museum' is located there - the only museum in town which is dedicated to fashion only. More than 50,000 garments and accessories are exhibited there permanently - from historic to contemporary designers like Chanel, Dior and Balenciaga! From the 18th century to the present. Particularly strongly represented is designer fashion from the 20th century. Since 1969 The Museum bolsters up the meaning of fashion to young ambitious talents - by means of exhibitions, publications and public events. Moreover, the FIT annually educates 10,000 students in the subjects art, design, business and technology. The exhibitions of the Fashion and Textile History Gallery which take place bi-annually feature topics like colour, luxury and eroticism - in an innovative way. Their artistic endeavours have already been awarded multiple times. FYI: the entry to The Museum at FIT is free.
Whitney Museum
Chelsea Galleries

Where to shop in New York

Where to shop in New York
Abc Carpet & Home
In the six-storied furniture store on Broadway 888 the carpets pile up on the wooden floor, the glasses are densely packed in metal racks - everything in high rooms and under large chandeliers. In between: couples strolling around with their personal shopper searching for the perfect mirror for the loft or the organic bed linen for the bedroom. Yuppies on the hunt for a new couch or moneyed grey-haired ladies on a stroll through the tableware-department. In the branch on the opposite side of the street on Broadway 881: carpets of every kind and size on three floors. Old or new, design or antique. The deeper the buyer probes into the store, the more favourable the carpet gets. In the basement there's a constant clearance sale. Abc Carpet & Home has devoted itself with its products to sustainability. Special icons make the buyer aware of the source of the material and the way of manufacturing. Not to be neglected: the Abc Kitchen, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's new restaurant in the mega furniture store. 
Century 21
Anthropologie

Where to stay in New York

Where to stay in New York
Gansevoort Hotel
With some accommodations it's all about the facts and figures: 249 rooms and suites (ranging from 32 to 185 square metres), fashioned in the classic Gansevoort colours blue and pink. The hotel offers childcare and is pet-friendly. Then there's a hair salon, a spa, a gym and a Porsche chauffeur service. Rooms starting from 275 dollar. Then there are accommodations where something else counts: the pool. On the 20th floor. With view on the Empire State Building. Or the mosaic in shape of a 1940ies pin-up girl on the pool floor. The rooftop of the Gansevort Park Avenue Hotel offers both. At all seasons. And only for hotel guests. At night, the rooftop transforms into a party scene: the Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop Bar + Lounge was designed by Deborah Anderson in turquoise / pink (VIP lounge) and black / blue with nude graces (bar). And also here the view falls on the illuminated Empire State. If the party gets too hot than all roads lead to the same spot as during the day - namely into the turquoise water of the pool.
Hôtel Americano
Hotel Rivington

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