New York

General Information

Thomas Cook New Route to New York

New Route: New York with Thomas Cook operates three-times weekly from Manchester Airport and starts 2nd May 2015. Flights on sale now.

Shopping

New York City is a mind-boggling place to shop, with an unparalleled choice of excellent-value electronics, clothing, trainers, cosmetics, homewares, and more. There are great department stores such as Barneys (660 Madison Avenue), Bloomingdales (504 Broadway) and Macy’s (151 West 34th Street), and glittering upmarket shops to die for along Fifth Avenue. You can search out bargains at Century 21 (22 Cortlandt Street and other branches) or discover something unique at myriad thrift and vintage stores. There are also thousands of beautifully styled individual boutiques; best areas to window-shop till you drop are SoHo, Nolita, Greenwich Village and the East Village. No other city does it better.

Food & Drink

You can eat practically every imaginable cuisine in New York City, from delicious and straight-up American fare in classic diners, to some of the finest sushi in the world, and from amazing Chinese food in one of the world’s greatest Chinatowns, to authentic Sicilian spaghetti in downtown Soho. You can eat fantastic cheap food, such as the world-renowned New York pizza, or the regional Thai of Pok Pok NY (127 Columbia Street, Brooklyn), or push the boat out at fabulous foodie addresses, such as French seafood restaurant Le Bernardin (155 West 51st Street), one of the city’s seven restaurants that has been awarded three Michelin stars.

Events

Tribeca Film Festival

Hotels

The city that never sleeps of course offers myriad wonderful places to sleep, from exclusive palatial luxury to cheap-and-cheerful, central options. The West Tower at ONE UN Plaza (One United Nations Plaza, Midtown East) has sparkling views over the skyline, while the central Michelangelo Hotel is a short walk from Times Square and has an opulent, vaguely Italian look. The Jade Hotel (52 West 13th Street) is a gorgeous boutique hotel in Greenwich Village, and another great choice is the Soho Grand Hotel (310 West Broadway). However, there are plenty of less expensive choices too, such as Nyma, the New York Manhattan Hotel (6 West 32nd Street).

Essentials

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