New York

New York

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.

Long haul

Why not fly to some faraway place? Austrian Airlines offers direct flights from Vienna to some of the world's most popular long-haul destinations, including Bangkok, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto, Male, Colombo, Mauritius and Washington.


Worth knowing

    • Currency: US dollar(USD)
    • Language: English, Spanish
    • Capital: Washington
    • Austrian flight destination: Chicago, New York, Newark, Washington


Shopping in New York
In the Gothic halls of the Episcopal Church made of brown brick it's not church songs but cash that rings since March 2011. On three floors - designed by James Manour with white walls and black and white chessboard floor - New Yorkers and tourists shop designer clothes by Edwing D'Angelo, cosmetics by Thérapie and jewellery by Tina Tang. The gourmet market with sinful treats (catch word sandwiches by Jezalin's) attracts the crowd for a snack, and the subsidiary of the J. Sisters offers Brazilian bikini waxing sessions.   The church which was erected in the mid-19th century was a disco hotspot in the 1980ies under the aegis of Peter Gatien. In 1983 Andy Warhol threw the opening party of the club. Immoral goings-on and high percentage drinks under the flickering strobe light were on the nightly agenda and the Odyssey House used the building on the corner of 20th Street and 6th Avenue for their drug rehabilitation programme.
Abc Carpet & Home
The Flea


Stay in New York
Hotel Rivington
Turning around your own axis - New York wherever you look. The hotel rooms on Rivington in the Lower East Side are furnished with ceiling-high glass windows and on the upper floors provide an almost continuous panorama view on the city. The Owners Suite of hotel owner Paul Stallings in the 17th floor is open to three sides. When the Stalling clan happens to be out of town, the suite is rented. Two-thirds of the rooms also have a balcony.   When the hotel guests are tired of looking at the urban environment, they change their location and catch sight of celebrities like Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Edwart Norton and Lucy DeVito - on the roof-top terrace or in the restaurant LevantEast.   The soaring hotel on Rivington is 21-floors tall and in close vicinity to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Katz's delicatessen shop. The minimalistic interior was designed by India Mahdavi.   Rooms starting from 225 dollars, breakfast for five dollars.
Gansevoort Hotel


Sights in New York
Grand Central
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach - in the Grand Central Oyster Bar. At lunchtime workers, actors and tourists are standing in queues that almost reach to the platforms. All of them have one common goal: get a place at the counter under the waffle-slab ceiling and slurp some fresh oysters. The offer includes up to thirty different and alternating sorts of oysters daily.   Then there is the Oyster Ramp close to the bar. A young couple is standing there in opposite corners of the Whispering Gallery and whispers oaths of love against the wall. That's nothing unusual as the room is constructed in a way that the reverberation of the words are transported into the other corner - without cell phone or facebook.   And speaking of love: the Kissing Room of the Grand Central Station, officially entitled Biltmore Room, served as a connection point for the 20th Century Limited Trains until 1967. It connected New York with Chicago and transported known personalities and politicians. Reunion and kissing scenes at the arrival were common practice.  
9/11 Memorial
The Cloisters


Eat in New York
The Upholstery
In spring a cool rosé, in the summer a glass of white wine. In autumn a warm goulash and in the winter a cup of mulled wine: with his Upholstery Store Kurt Gutenbrunner from Wallsee brings a piece of Austria to New York.   The puristically decorated wine bar with partly visible red-brick walls, dark furniture, black and white pictures on the walls and many wine bottles on the shelves is considered a hotspot in New York's after-work scene. The wines are from Austria and all over the world (Germany, France, Australia) and the snack menu features fine liver pâté as well as hearty Landjäger with mustard and horse radish.   Gutenbrunner is big in New York's cooking scene. He runs the Wallsé with Viennese cuisine, the inn Blaue Gans, the Viennese turn-of-the-century-café Sabarsky and the Café Kristall.


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