THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY
We heart NY! We hope you get the chance to explore the city or grab a pre-wedding snack at one of our favorite places.
WHERE TO EAT
EATALY | 5th Ave between 23rd & 24th
Eataly is the largest Italian marketplace in the world, comprising a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items, and a cooking school.
CITY BAKERY | 18th Street between 5th & 6th Ave
Rich hot chocolate & specialty baked goods like pretzel croissants top off a full lunch menu.
BURGER & LOBSTER | 19th Street between 5th & 6th Ave
British-based restaurant serving a 3-item menu (lobster roll, whole lobster or burger) plus drinks. One of John's favorites!
BURGER & BARREL | West Houston Street between Mercer & Greene Street
Notable burgers, upscale pub eats & wine on tap in a high-energy setting with a trendy crowd.
S'MAC | 12 Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue
Customizable, vegan & gluten-free mac ’n’ cheese is the specialty of this tiny storefront cafe.
MCSORLEY'S OLD ALE HOUSE | 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue
Old-time bar with Irish bartenders, 2 kinds of ale (light or dark) & sawdust on the floor.
Lillie's Victorian Establishment | 17th Street between Broadway and 5th Ave
Casual pub offering comfort eats & a full bar in an atmospheric setting with Victorian details.
PLACES TO SEE
FLATIRON BUILDING | 23rd Street & Broadway
The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmarked building located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper.
MADISON SQUARE PARK | Across from the Flatiron Building
Madison Square is a public square formed by the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The square was named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE | enter by City Hall
For spectacular views and a little exercise, consider a stroll across the bridge! The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.
BARCADE | Union Avenue between Ainslie and Power Street
If you're up for a little fun and a quick subway ride across to Brooklyn, try Barcade! Hop on the L train from Union square and take it to Lorimer. Vintage video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) & beer lure patrons to this Williamsburg bar.
UNION SQUARE | Enter at 14th Street on Park Avenue
Visit the square on Saturday mornings and browse the Market with a cup of cider, or look inside the surrounding shops.
CHELSEA MARKET | 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Street
Great for exploring indoors, there's lots to see at Chelsea Market! It's a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.
THE HIGHLINE | Enter at 16th Street and 10th Avenue
Great for a walk after the market! The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line.