New York

Metropolian Museum Greek & Roman Galleries

1000 Fifith Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198 USA
Phone: 212-537-7710

When in NY, view as the Romans did! At the Met Museum, see the Greek & Roman Galleries which house 5,300 objects in a 30,000 sq foot gallery. This project was more than a decade in the making and everyone who was anyone from 400 BC to 400 AD is here...the Etruscans, Caligula, Augustine, and Hercules to name a few. Et tu?

TKTS

Father Duffy Square
New York, New York USA
Phone: 212-912-9770

See the panoramic view from atop this flight of red glass stairs in the heart of Times Square. Here "under the red steps" in Father Duffy Square on Broadway and 47th Street are the new TKTS discount booths. They offer tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays at up to 50% off. With dozens of productions on sale every day, there is something for everyone!

The Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle
Manhattan, New York
Phone: 212-299-7777

The permanent collection of the Museum of Arts & Design documents the work of artists in the craft mediums of glass, clay, metal, fiber, and wood. Over 2000 objects comprise the collection, which ranges from jewelry and items of personal adornment to furniture and architectural installations. While the majority of the works were made by American artists, the collection is international in scope, with notable works from Europe, Asia, and Australia. The exhibitions are changed throughout the year and features artists from spotlight artists to general exhibit themes. Get a full day in here!

Apple Store

767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153 USA
Phone: 212-336-1440

The Big Apple's high tech heart is now on Fifth Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets, the location of the glassy Apple Store. And this heart will always be beating?this mecca of Macs and iPods is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Entrance is gained through the 32 foot long glass cube (amazingly illuminated at night) and once inside techies will swoon. Luckily, a highly trained staff of 300 is on hand to revive you and help fulfill your high tech dreams. And now there is an Apple store in Grand Central Terminal also.

Hotel On Rivington

107 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002 USA
Phone: 212-475-2600
Fax: 212-475-5959

Every room has a floor-to-ceiling view at Hotel on Rivington, a 21 story tower of glass on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Rooms feature Tempur-pedic matresses, flat screen TVs and WiFim and some of the bathrooms even have a view...hopefully out and not in! Want access to the hip lounge in the hotel? No worries about the bouncers, the velvet rope is always pulled back if you are a guest at the hotel.

Waverly Inn

16 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014 USA
Phone: 212-243-7900

New York Magazine describes the bar in the exclusive restaurant as "chaotic and rat-sized," but since the places is under the auspices of Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, one can assume it's less about the food and drink at the Bank St. eatery and more about who you're eating it with. Jack Nicholson, former Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke and Bono have all been spotted eating at the semi-private establishment. As for the food, who can think about such trifling details as that when you can bask in the reflected glow of Bono's sunglasses?

Anthos

36 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022 USA
Phone: 212-582-6900

Meaning "rebirth" in Greek this Midtown restaurant is chef Michael Psilakis' third foray into the N.Y. restaurant scene and critics are giving the thumbs up to the self-taught Long Islander. Frank Bruni of the Times gave him two stars writing, "Psilakis takes familiar Greek ingredients and flavors and puts them through unfamiliar paces." Tasty delights include hilopita, Greek pasta flavored with manouri cheese, black truffles, snails and rabbit.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art

556 West 22nd Stree
New York, NY 10011 USA
Phone: 212-219-1222
Fax: 212-431-5328

The striking, boxy, mod building in the Bowery was built by the avant-garde Japanese firm SANNA. This 60,000 sq. ft. space showcases the museums collection, exhibits new work by American and international artists, with an emphasis on innovation in a variety of media.

The Bowery Hotel

335 Bowery
New York, NY 10003 USA
Phone: 212-505-9100

Flophouses were once the most common form of accommodation in the Bowery, but the new hotel aims to up the thread count. The 135-hotel is all luxury with velvet, dark woods and marble being the materials of choice. Rooms have wireless internet, 24-hour room service and great views of East Village and NoHo. Owned by Charles Hoyt and Percy Gaunt (who have also developed the Maritime Hotel and the Waverly Inn), this spot is rapidly changing the neighborhood!

Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY USA

"Madison Square Garden is the center of the universe as far as I'm concerned. It has the best acoustics, the best audiences, the best reputation, and the best history of great artists who have played there", said Billy Joel. "It is the iconic, holy temple of Rock and Roll for most touring acts and, being a New Yorker, it holds a special significance to me. I'm honored to hold the record for Most Consecutive Nights Ever Sold at this world famous venue." As well as concerts, The Garden is used for professional basketball, ice hockey, boxing, ice shows, circuses, track & field meets, wrestling, and other forms of sports and entertainment. It is the home of the NY Knicks and NY Rangers. The popular Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place here.

Max Brenner Chocolate By The Bald Man

841 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 USA
Phone: 212-388-0030

Check your blood sugar at the door. There are chocolate lovers and then there is the Brenner, who believes anything tastes good as long as it has chocolate in it. The two locations on the Lower East Side and in Union Square offer a 28-page sweets menu complete with chocolate pizza, chocolate soup with waffle balls, strawberries and marshmallows and chocolate mess, warm cake eaten straight from the pan.

Alessi

130 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012 USA
Phone: 212-941-7300

This famed Italian design company opened this flagship store in SoHo 2006 and the space is as interesting as the product. White and geometrically delightful, it houses more than 3000 produces from the company, including electronics, espresso cups, and a enough kitchenware -- including a Frank Gehry-designed teapot -- to satisfy even the most demanding cook.

Shakespeare In The Park

Delacorte Theater in Central Park
New York, NY USA
Phone: 212-539-8500

Wherefore art thou, Romeo? In Central Park, of course, at least from June 24th through July 9th. The Montegues and the Capulets will battle each other, and occasionally, the elements when Romeo and Juliet plays at the outdoor Delacorte Theater this summer as part of New York's Will-filled summer tradition. At midsummer, appropriately enough, Puck and his merry band will storm the stage with performances of A Midsummer Night?s Dream from August 6th through September 9th. Tickets are free, but be prepared to queue fort the privilege of hearing Shakespeare's dulcet tones!

Jazz At Lincoln Center, Abyssinian 200

33 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-258-9800

Ready for the gospel truth? Then head over to Jazz At Lincoln Center for their three day celebration of the 200th anniversity of the music from New York's famous Abyssinian Baptist Church. These concerts promise to both entertain and inspire. Winston Marsalis will debut his new composition in honor of the bicentennial. Not to be missed!!

The Modern Restaurant

11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019 USA
Phone: 212-333-1220

Want to east within spitting distance of Picassco, Cezanne, Warhol and Gaugin? You can at The Modern, the restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), though the management would probably prefer you keep your food on your own plate! The main dining room serves highly regarded French cuisine (three stars from The New York Times) with views of the Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Open Monday through Saturday.