The City That Never Sleeps: A Celebration in New York City

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The Birthday Trip

The Johnson family decided to spend the day in New York City, celebrating Mrs. Johnson’s 60th birthday. Several members of her extended family came into town to celebrate with her, so her we booked them a minibus for their weekend plans.

Day 1

The group left their home in Queens, New York at 9:30 a.m. and headed to Manhattan. When they got to the city, they started their day by visiting the Empire State Building. Wanting to experience a little culture, they decided to have lunch at Jongro BBQ in Koreatown after they finished their tour.

From there, they decided to check out Central Park and the MoMa, two of New York City’s most popular attractions. They finished the night off with a nice dinner at Prune before they checked into their hotel.

 

Morning

Empire State Building

Address: 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118

Phone: (212) 736-3100

The Empire State Building is arguably the most iconic skyscraper in New York City. 102 stories tall, the Empire State Building stands 1,45 feet tall--the 5th tallest in the United States. The building currently a cultural landmark that features observation decks, tours, and exhibitions.

 

Afternoon

Jongro BBQ

Address: 22 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 473-2233

Jongro BBQ is an establishment that specializes in Korean BBQ and traditional dishes. The restaurant features an open-style setup, serving customers on wooden tables and benches.

Central Park

Address: New York, NY

Phone: (212) 310-6600

The largest and most popular park in New York City, Central Park is a 843 acre park located in the heart of New York City. It’s a location frequently used for film shoots, dates, picnics, group outings, and more.

Modern Museum of Art

Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 708-9400

The MoMa is located in Midtown Manhattan, and is one of the largest and most-expansive museums in the world. The MoMa specializes in collections of modern art, and includes works of architecture, drawing, painting, design, sculpture, and more.

 

Evening

Prune

Address: 54 E 1st St # 1, New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 677-6221

Owned by Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune is a restaurant famous for its New American fare. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner, and holiday menus, and is also known for its exceptional brunch menu.

Hotel Edison

Address: 228 W 47th Street New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-596-6937

Hotel Edison is a short 5-minute walk from Times Square, and is one of the area’s signature hotels. Offering an array of room sizes and features, this hotel is a popular location for meetings, events, and group travels.

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Day 2

For the second day of their vacation, the Thompson family decided to explore SoHo, one of the cultural and commercial centres of New York City. They spent the day checking out the esteemed boutiques, galleries, and eateries that trendy SoHo offers. The followed up by seeing a movie before having dinner and returning to their hotel.

 

Morning

IF

Address: 94 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 334-4964

IF is a boutique that offers higher-end designer clothing for men and women. The style of clothing they offer identifies with New York City’s--versatile, artsy, and modern.

The Drawing Center

Address: 35 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 219-2166

The Drawing Center is a museum and nonprofit exhibition space in Lower Manhattan. The space primarily exhibits drawings that are both modern and historical. Visitors can also visit the bookstore, attend an artist walkthrough, and host private events.

 

Afternoon

Team Gallery

Address: 83 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 279-9219

Team Gallery is located in SoHo, featuring contemporary artworks. The gallery shows collections of work from a number of artists, and frequently hosts exhibits. Private art events are also frequently held here.

Antique Garage

Address: 41 Mercer St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 219-1019

This is one of the most highly-regarded Mediterranean restaurants in New York City. While this establishment serves traditional Mediterranean fare, it also provides Turkish, Greek, and Italian influenced food.

Benefit Cosmetics

Address: 454 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 769-1111

Benefit Cosmetics is a beauty product retailer with locations throughout the United States. They provide makeup and skincare products, and also provide eyebrow-threading services.

 

Evening

Regal Union Square Stadium 14

Address: 4818, 850 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (844) 462-7342

Regal is a movie theater chain that maximizes the moviegoing experience. Every theater has multiple screens showing new releases, with plush seating and concessions offered to facilitate a more enjoyable time.

Patzeria Family & Friends

Address: 311 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 245-4343

This establishment is one of many that make up New York’s famous Italian-food scene. Patzeria Family & Friends offers neopolitan pizza, heroes, pastas, and other Italian foods.

Day 3

Return to Hartford.

 

Places to Stay:

 

Holiday Inn New York City-Wall Street

Address: 51 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038

Phone: (212) 227-3007

Hotel Stanford

Address: 43 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 563-1500

Four Points by Sheraton New York Downtown

Address: 6 Platt St, New York, NY 10038

Phone: (212) 273-9388

Wellington Hotel

Address: 871 7th Ave & 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 247-3900

 

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