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Destination Guide

New York

If you make it here, you've made it.

Destination Guide New York

When In New York, You Must

Know Before You Go

Other boroughs are just a train ride away. Check out rooftop bars like LEAF Bar & Lounge in Queens and Rooftop Reds in Brooklyn. Download a subway app to learn how to get around town.


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Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.


/ˌəpˈstrēm/ verb
When you see someone waiting for a cab and run up ahead of them to steal it.
Hey, that's my cab. He just upstreamed me.

Neighborhoods to Explore

When you meet someone for the first time in New York, one of the first questions they’ll ask is “Where do you live?” The many neighborhoods of NYC are like badges of honor that you wear proudly. Each area has its own distinct vibe and personality.

1. Lower East Side (LES)

Whether it’s a speakeasy, dive bar or rooftop lounge, you’re headed to this area to party like a rockstar.

2. Williamsburg

This hipster-chic Brooklyn neighborhood is full of great dining, live music, trendy boutiques, and street art.

3. Flatiron

Fuel your body with an array of fitness studios from “Fhitting Room” to “Swerve” and everything a fit-nut needs.

4. TriBeCa

Whether you're grabbing foodie bites, taking a stroll like a local, or hopping the boats for a tourist selfie with Lady Liberty, this downtown neighborhood is the perfect way to spend a day.

W New York - Times Square
1567 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
W New York - Hoboken
225 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
W New York - Downtown
8 Albany Street
New York, NY 10006
W New York - Union Square
201 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003

Ultimate Access to NYC

La Noxe

La Noxe

315 7th Avenue

What’s more quintessentially New York than a speakeasy hidden inside a subway station? You’ll find La Noxe tucked within the 28th street station serving coffee to commuters during the day and inventive cocktails at night.

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Having trouble making a reservation? La Noxe only books to 80% capacity nightly, leaving room for walk-ins.



24 Spring St

Anchored in dance, music, wellness and sweat, each 50-minute class takes place in a club-like setting with sick beats, flashing lights and easy to follow choreography.

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Refuel at The Butcher's Daughter, a "vegetable slaughterhouse" a few blocks away offering organic vegetarian fare and juices.



735 10th Ave

Israeli celebrity chef Eyal Shani reimagined his Tel Aviv flagship for New Yorkers, and it promises plenty of fun. The party starts after 10PM when the lights are dimmed, the music shifts to Israeli and American pop, and diners jump up on chairs and tables to dance.

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HaSalon has two seatings per evening so if you’re after the party atmosphere, book the 8PM reservation well in advance as these are difficult to come by.



439 W 15th St

Dedicated to showcasing works by groundbreaking artists who work with new technology, ARTECHOUSE provides an innovative platform for experiential, genre-bending, one-of-a-kind multimedia art exhibitions.

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Discover emerging artists, music, drag, comedy & more at Chelsea Music Hall, one of the newest venues in NYC, located directly above Artechouse in Chelsea Market. Follow @chelseamusichall on Instagram for upcoming performances.



599 Johnson Ave

Elsewhere is a live music venue, nightclub and arts space in Brooklyn built to celebrate creativity and instigate multi-disciplinary experimentation.

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Check out the summer rooftop for killer DJ sets, pop-ups, and movie screenings.

Either / Or



Shape House

34 W 17th St

The first and only urban sweat lodge, where ancient tradition and modern wellness meet to burn calories, deepen sleep, improve skin and lift moods.

House of Yes


House of Yes

2 Wyckoff Ave

Weird. Wild. Wonderful. A performance fueled night club and creative venue programmed with eclectic events and fabulous dance parties.

Packing List


Hit the streets with these city essentials

1. Sunglasses

Whether you’re blocking the sun or inconspicuously people watching.

2. Bomber Jacket

Keep cool when it’s cool out.

3. Portable Charger

The last thing you want in the city is to lose any kind of power!

4. Airpods

Getting tangled in your headphone wires isn’t a cute look for anyone.

Spotted In New York

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The Highline

Between 10th Ave and 11th Ave, from Gansevoort St up to W 30th St

Built on top of an old NY central railroad, The Highline is a 1.45 mile aerial greenway running down the lower west side of Manhattan.

nyc art galleries

Chelsea Gallery District

20th St to 28th St, between 10th Ave and 11th Ave

Take a walk around Chelsea and pop into the hundred of art galleries in the neighborhood to take in the best new artists and contemporary shows of the moment.

best new york record shops

Generation Records

210 Thompson St

For 17 years, Generation Records has been NYC’s best source for new and used vinyl and CDs, 45s, DVDs, posters and t-shirts.

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The Strand

828 Broadway

The Strand has more miles of books than the length of the city. You could browse forever.

nyc sneaker scene

Tokio 7

83 East 7th St

This unique high-end consignment shop features labels like Chanel and Prada along with local designers and funky vintage merch and accessories.

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Community 54

54 Clinton St

Community 54 is a neighborhood lifestyle boutique inspired by creative nostalgia and vintage street wear.

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43 West 29th St, 4th floor

Mix it up and tap into your talent at this private DJ school and recording studio for a totally creative experience.

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Vanderbilt Urbanspace

Inside The Helmsley Building at 230 Park

Set behind Grand Central Terminal, you’d never know that inside the sleek corridor on Vanderbilt there is an amusement park of a food hall to make all your foodie dreams come true.

nyc farm to table

The Marshal

628 Tenth Ave

Seasonal ingredients, natural preparation, and a commitment to excellence ensure that this farm-to-table hotspot will be an experience to remember.

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Totto Ramen

464 West 51st

Take a trip to Japan without having to walk more than a few block, this savory ramen spot has got the locals talking.