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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

Worth knowing

  • Currency: United States dollar(USD)
  • Language: English
  • Capital: Washington D. C.
  • Austrian flight destination: Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington D. C.
  • 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.

What to see in New York

What to see in New York
Whitney Museum
At the moment the following artists are still exhibited in the Whitney Museum of American Art in Marcel Breuer's building on Madison Avenue: Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Keith Haring, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol - the great American artists. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who is a sculptor herself as well as a patron of the arts, has created a space in New York for art from the 20th and 21st century with the establishment of the museum in 1930. In these days, she exhibited 700 art pieces from her private collection. By now, the number of pieces has grown to a total of more than 18,000. In the near future, she moves into the Meatpacking district. The foundation for the new museum area, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, is laid in 2011. From 2015 on the house will welcome its guests in Gansevoort Street between West Street and High Line. But until this day has come, Calder, Haring and Co can be seen on Madison Avenue. Entrance is 18 dollar. 
The Museum at FIT
Top of the Rock

Where to stay in New York

Where to stay in New York
Gramercy P. Hotel
Art defines the Gramercy Park Hotel. The rooms are adorned by works by Warhol, Basquiat, Hirst, Prince, Haring or Schnabel. In the bar actors and actresses like Scarlett Johansson or Philip Seymour Hoffman sip their cocktails. Since its opening in 1929 the bohemian art scene has met in the Gramercy Park: Humphrey Bogart celebrated his wedding here, and also Babe Ruth came to enjoy on or two drinks. In former times, architect Stanfort White and author Edith Wharton lived on the property on which the house - designed by Robert T. Lyons - is situated. A few years ago, the building was refurbished by hotel expert Ian Schrager. Wherever the hotel guest looks at, he will dive into the artistic glamour as soon as he awakes in his room - designed by Julian Schnabel and Maarten Baas - or finds himself drinking a Martini in the Rose Bar below Damien Hirst`s painting. The exhibitions in the Gramercy alter at regular intervals. The decoration in the 185 rooms and suites, six of them specially designed, as well as the penthouse however remains.
Mandarin Oriental

Where to shop in New York

Where to shop 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.

Where to eat in New York

Where to eat in New York
Pearl & Ash
The Pearl & Ash on Bowery Street in New York is the new place for endless parties with sea creatures. The persons behind the concept? Chef Richard Kuo, general manager Branden McRill, and sommelier Patrick Cappiello. Together they throw maritime-themed parties in their restaurant. Richard Kuo - who previously cooked at wd~50, Corton and the Scandinavian-inspired Pop-ups Frej - now serves scallops, ray, octopus and tea-marinated salmon at Pearl & Ash. They come with Brussel sprouts and long beans. For dessert, he surprises with coffee parfait, Fernet Branca ice cream and sweet mini portions for the little appetite after the opulent meal. The cocktails are named after historical events of the area, yet, taste contemporary. All this is framed by wooden frames pinned to the walls, with motifs such as Kodak cameras (for taking pictures) or boxes filled with moss (rather for looking only). Typically New York!
Secret Dining

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