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.

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Worth knowing

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


Sights in New York
Central Park
In the middle of New York, a green heart is beating - the Central Park. It's as important to the New Yorkers as the green Prater is to the Viennese: a green oasis amidst the city, space for recreation and fun.   Central Park stretches on 3,4 square kilometres from 59th to 110th street. The area comprises lakes, forests, hills, sculptures, sporting fields and playgrounds. And of course there are restaurants. One of them is the Loeb Boathouse at the lake. Since 1954 the guests rent rowboats and Venetian gondolas for a ride on the lake in order to watch birds on their way southwards or sit on the terrace and have a lobster roll and a jumbo crab cake.   Visitors who'd consider a rowing trip too sedative can try out one of the intertwined running routes, baseball fields or attend one of the rock concerts. There are also sculptures of America's explorer Christopher Columbus, the Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen and buildings like the Belvedere Palace at the Vista Rock.  
The Cloisters
Grand Central


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.


Stay in New York
The Ritz-Carlton
Rising the curtains and looking into the green. Amidst Manhattan. That's possible in the Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park. The elegant five star luxury hotel with 259 rooms and suites ranges among the classics of Manhattan's upscale hotel cosmos.   The hotel does not only offer a - sometimes also spectacular - view on the Central Park. It's situated within spitting distance of 5th Avenue, the Broadway and the Rockefeller Center and houses the multi awarded BLT Market restaurant by Laurent Tourondel and - together with La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa - one of the city's first luxury spas (opened in 2002). Guests admire the French satin bed linen (Pratesi in the royal suites and Egyptian in the Cantral Park suite) and the selection of seven different cushions, marmoreal bathrooms, an exquisitely filled mini bar and of course all modern conveniences like WLAN or B&O systems in some of the suites.   Both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler put the Ritz 2001 on their high score lists. Rooms starting from 795 dollars without, 895 dollars with view on the Central Park.
Gramercy P. Hotel
Hotel Rivington


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
Century 21


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