Traveling in winter offers some very strong advantages, as we know, and the traveler can be a winner! Of course, gloved iftingers are crossed that Winter ’15-’16 will NOT be a twin to Winter ’14-’15–please, no! That said, if this is the best time for your personal travel, Dear Reader, go for it! Winter rates at Park 79 Hotel are usually at their lowest, as are airfares. Public transportation keeps you easily moving all over Manhattan and to the great places in Brooklyn and Queens for visitors to experience.
Following is a selection of great places and dining within an easy walk of Park 79 Hotel. But, there are many, many more–you’ll discover them, you’ll see! The hotel’s location allows for great discovery walks in all but the most severe weather. Museums, theatre, cinema, concerts, comedy, jazz, boutiques, thrift-shops, discount designer shopping. Central Park in fresh snow: priceless! Coming as a family? Buy or borrow a sled and pick a hill! Many great hills so close to our hotel, and visitors are always welcome.
Hearty dining invites the hungry visitor, from designer hot chocolate to rich Chinese and Korean (quick subway to the heart of the Korean-dining empire), steaming dishes and pizza from every corner of Italy. Vegetarians and vegans now have award-winning choices every day of their stay. All in our beautiful neighborhood!
ENTERTAINMENT – THEATRE
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts — Order in advance or try your luck at the box office–there’s something for everyone. Matinees, rehearsal performances, film, the unique library–even the Big Apple Circus stays until January 10.
- The Beacon Theatre
- Second Stage Uptown
- The Triad Theatre
- American Museum of Natural History & Hayden Planetarium
- New-York Historical Society
- American Folk Art Museum
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Frick Museum and
- Neue Galerie (Along Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue)
Pack lightly and have great shopping experiences. Sales and more sales are everywhere, bargains (especially in January) make for top quality shopping. No sales tax on clothing below $100 each piece in New York City, and we have no VAT.
There is so much to choose from, as we’ve noted in past writings. We list here a variety that is sure to offer successful shopping experiences:
||Shoe and Boot Stores
For Your Home
- Time Warner Center: a multi-story extravaganza of shops
- Columbus Ave. 68th–82nd Sts. for European and American brands
- Columbus Ave. 97th–99th Sts. Sephora, TJ Maxx, Loft, Home Goods, Modell’s
- Amsterdam Ave. to 84th St. for small boutiques
Instead of a list, allow that the ZIP codes of 10023, 10024 and 10025 are filled with unlimited dining opportunities. These ZIPs are rich in the choices for every type of dining. And an important dining experience comes each year, January 18 — February 5: WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK More than 300 restaurants offering three-course dining deals for lunch ($25) and dinner ($38). Each year NYC Restaurant Week adds trendy newcomers to the long list of favorite standbys. Several restaurants in the program will be within walking distance to Park 79 Hotel. And our neighborhood has so many iconic dining and treats sites that have often been researched by visitors well before they leave their home cities.
Gray’s Papaya — hot dogs with all the works and fresh tropical drinks
Zabar’s and Fairway — hot soups, bagels-with-everything, gourmet treats to nibble on late at night
Shake Shack for burgers and fries and milkshakes, in-house or sitting on a bench across the street The Meatball Shop and Luke’s Lobster Shack for something “different.”
Jacques Torres, Sugar & Plumm, Voila Chocolat! and Insomnia Cookies for the dessertaholics …and hot chocolate. Cafe Lalo for late treats and possibly movie stars
Levain Bakery for exquisite breads to eat while you window shop
…and we’ve left so many places and experiences still for you to discover during your Winter 2016 stay at Park 79 Hotel.