New York City
An elevated railroad with the views to match
Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park.
New York City
Welcome to the center of the universe. New York City is where megastars are born, megatrends set and mega-millions made and lost. Whatever you’re after — fashion, food, music, art, architecture, or just a big night out — you’ll find it in the five boroughs.
Sandwiching the 800-plus acres of Central Park, the Upper East and Upper West Sides are the stomping grounds of New York’s power players and society types. They’re also rich in culture – highlights of Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile include the Met and the Guggenheim, while the Lincoln Center stages everything from jazz to ballet. Get the Uptown look at Madison Avenue flagships Ralph Lauren and DKNY, join the Rolex-wristed for a meal of a lifetime at Per Se or Jean-Georges, go old school at Bemelmans cocktail bar – or for a completely different vibe, hit Harlem, where new museums and restaurants are sparking a renaissance.
Cloud-punching high-rises, megawatt billboards, honking taxis – Midtown is movie set New York. Stay here and you’ll be within walking distance of Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center, plus the bright lights of Broadway and shopping icons Bloomingdale’s and Saks.
The area’s concentration of businesses means that whether you’re craving a humble hotdog to a Michelin-starred feast, you’ll find it here, and for ethnic eats don’t miss to Koreatown and Murray (aka Curry) Hill. Further south, Chelsea is contemporary art’s HQ and home to the High Line, a sublime public park on an elevated railroad with the views to match.