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


Shopping in New York
Bergdorf Goodman
The eight-floor traditional shopping mall for luxury labels on 5th Avenue has been clothing its visitors from head to toe in Haut Couture since 1928. It starts at the feet with stockings on the ground floor and ends with a new hairstyle in the John Barrett Salon. On the way up into the hairdresser heaven, designer labels á la Aramis, Missoni or Vilebrequin, a wedding gown boutique as well as a fur-depot await you. The ultimate overheating of the credit card caused by too frequent swipes over the counter can only be prevented by a stop in one of the bars, like the 5F on the fifth floor.   Bergdorf Goodman was established by Edwin Goodman in 1906. The immigrant from Alsace had started as a tailor at Herman Bergdorf in 1899 and in 1914 he was the first fashion designer to present Prêt-à-porter fashion. The store on 5th Avenue is not only known for its exclusive merchandise, but also for its striking display windows. After William and Kate's wedding in London in April 2011, for instance, the fashion house dedicated its windows to the label Alexander McQueen, Kate's wedding gown designer label.
Abc Carpet & Home


Eat in New York
The Russian entrepreneur Andrey Dellos and his restaurant Pushkin on 57th West Street in New York only made a short appearance. The brasserie close to Central Park served blinis and other specialities for less than a year.   Now the wind of change is blowing - with Bryce Shuman and Eamon Rockey, formerly under the aegis of Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park Restaurant, taking the reins. Their restaurant is meant to be open to everyone. And it should be fun. Not every local restaurant critic might be convinced by their philosophy. But regardless of the criticism, Shuman and Rockey bet on excellent drinks (for example Pisco Sour by Macchu Pisco and alternating beer brands from local breweries) and American cuisine, presented in modern ways: among Bryce's favourites you'll find chicken liver mousse on green apple, celery and caraway. And while Pushkin only lived for roughly a year, it seems that the Betony will have a bright and long future.
Pearl & Ash
Spice Market


Sights in New York
Brooklyn Bridge
Since 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has been connecting the two districts of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The construction of steel ropes and gothic archways designed by German-American engineer John August Roebling stretches for almost 1.3 miles across the East River. On its completion date it was the longest chain bridge in the world. Today it is a showplace for athletes and strollers, cinema movies (catch-word: The Fifth Element), supermodels like Agyness Deyn and even for long traffic jams. Under the wooden covered floor for pedestrians, there is a six-lane highway.   After arriving in Brooklyn, the road directly leads into the River Café, the Michelin-starred restaurant by the river with a view on the city which fills every New Yorker with pride. The River Café is the birth place of many chefs such as Larry Forgione or David Burke and - especially at mild summer evenings with saxophone sounds on the terrace - it is an extremely popular setting for whispering sweet nothings.
Whitney Museum
Grand Central


Stay in New York
W Hotel
Yes, the W Hotel New York near the Rockefeller Center has beds available - in 688 rooms, suits and Spa-suits, equipped with all the trimmings (including Munchie-Box and internet).   However, that's only a minor matter in this house. In the W Hotel New York on Lexington Avenue the main focus lies on partying - just as in all other W Hotels in New York and the rest of the world. The concept of the house: the bar is more important than the room. More precisely, on Lexington this means: the center of the illustrious goings-on is called Whiskey Blue. The name is not by chance. The bar in the design of a typical men's club has the biggest selection of whiskeys in the whole city. The golden glasses sparkle whenever their owners take them up. It smells of Single Malt Scotch and Bourbon. The W Hotel New York is open every day from 4:30 pm, on weekends starting from 6 pm. The bar closes between 2 and 4 am. Then, after all, one might indeed consider taking a hotel room (booking prices start from 229 dollars per night). They even have really comfortable names: Cozy, Spectacular, Marvelous and Wow.   By the way, Cindy Crawford's husband Rande Gerber designed the lounge with the dim light and dark brown furniture; if this is still relevant after all the whiskey.
Crosby Str. Hotel
Gramercy P. Hotel


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