Cool New York City Hotspots

Im September war ich zur Fashion Week in New York und verbrachte 14 Tage in der Stadt. Der September ist einer der besten Monate für eine Reise nach NYC,  da es nicht so heiß ist wie während der Sommermonate, aber immer noch relativ warm.  Ich bin mehrmals im Jahr in der Stadt und für eine New York Reise würde ich immer mindestens eine Woche empfehlen, da es so viele großartige Dinge zu entdecken gibt und man ein wenig Zeit braucht, um sich auf den Vibe der Stadt einzustellen. Ob coole Restaurants, Museen oder das Nachtleben – in dieser Stadt wird niemandem langweilig.

Zum Essen halte ich mich gerne in Soho, Tribeca oder Nolita auf. Hier gibt es coole Restaurant und Cafes, wie das Pietro Nolita, by Chloe oder das Cha Cha Matcha. Das Nightlife in New York findet hauptsächlich im Meatpacking District statt, fast alles ist in Umgebung des Standard Hotels, das momentan der hippste „Hang Out Place“ in NYC ist. In der Nähe findet ihr auch die beliebtesten Clubs und Bars wie das 1OAK, Up & Down, Tao, den Boom Boom Room und das Le Bain, welche im Standard Hotel located sind. Hier sind meine aktuellen Lieblings-Locations, die ich euch für euren nächsten New York Trip empfehlen kann

//

I visited New York for Fashion Week in September and spent 14 more days in the city of endless possibilites. September is one of the best months to visit New York, it’s still pretty warm but not as hot as during the summer months. There are so many things to do in the Big Apple that you can get overwhelmed. For a visit to New York I would suggest at least one week, because there are so many great things to explore and you need a little time to adjust to the vibe of the city. Whether nice restaurants, cool places to hang out and chill during the day or a vibrant night life – you will never get bored and have a blast in this city.

Nightlife in New York is mainly centered around the Meatpacking District, basically everything is close to the Standard Hotel which is one of the current „it-places“ to hang out in New York. Around this area you can find popular clubs and bars like 1OAK, Up&Down, Tao, Boom Boom Room and Le Bain (both located in the Standard Hotel).  You might have already been there if you have visited New York before, but these spots are definitely still worth going to. Here are some more of my current favorite places in NYC to have a great time during day and night:

 

THE WHITNEY MUSEUM

99 Gansevoort St, New York[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Time for some culture? Then you should not miss the new Whitney Museum of American Art. It’s located between the Highline and the Hudson River and presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The new building includes approximately 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space and terraces facing the High Line.


HIGH LINE

Meatpacking District

When I’m in New York during summer I like to hang out on the High Line. It’s a public parc with an exceptional architecture and an amazing plant design. Walk down the 2,5 km long high line which starts in Meatpacking District, goes throughout West Chelsea and ends in Hell’s Kitchen – the hip areas of New York offering fancy restaurants, boutiques and galleries.


ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY AND 9/11 MEMORIAL

One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton Street, New York, Entrance on West Street

The One World Observatory is one of the newest sites in town, it opened in May 2015. Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere of the 1,776 foot tall One World Trade Center building, One World Observatory offers you unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites and surrounding waters. You will have an impressive view at the whole city, its incredible! After your visit, check out the Loopy Doopy Rooftop bar on top of the Conrad Hotel, it’s very close to the Memorial and a nice spot to relax.


NEVER ENDING

244 W 14th St, Manhattan New York

On the right side next to Up & Down nightclub you will see a black door. There is no name on the door or nothing that implicates its a club or a bar. Sometimes there is a bouncer in front. If you enter you walk down the narrow stairs and end up on a dark and tiny dance floor with a bar to your left – Never Ending is part of Up & Down, during Fashion Week you will meet all the NYC A-list VIPs, models, actors and singers here.


PDT (Please don’t tell)

113 St. Marks place, East Village

You are looking for a fancy, hidden spot to hang out in NYC? Well, PDT might be the place you are looking for. First you have to enter the Crif Dogs restaurant, it’s a Hot Dog place, then you look for an old-fashioned phone booth. You pick up the phone, press the buzzer, somebody will answer and open you the door to the secret bar. What you will find is a super chic place with a nice atmosphere, great drinks and food.


VERBOTEN CLUB

54 N 11th Street, between Wythe & Kent Aves in North Williamsburg

German culture made a big impact on New York. Currently you will find a lot of bars, clubs and restaurants  in the city that have German names 🙂 Such as for instance Verboten Club – an electro club that is based in Brooklyn Williamsburg. The sound system is phenomenal, it reminded me of Berghain in Berlin. If you love electronic music and some of the best Electro DJ line ups you should check out this place. The only disadvantage: it’s usually very packed and there are not enough possibilities to sit.


ROCKY’S PIZZA

304 W 14th St (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.), New York City

I’ve never eaten a better Pizza Magarita than at Rockys Pizza in my whole life. This place is open until 3am at night and we went there a couple of times after coming back from a party. Definitly recommendable!

 

 

ROOFTOP BARS

NYC is famous for its great rooftop bars. Meanwhile there are so many cool ones, I can’t decide which one is my favorite. Great rooftop places to hang out in New York are the rooftop bars of hotels such as Le Bain at the Standard Hotel, The PHD Rooftop Lounge at the Dream Downtown Hotel, the Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the Gansevoort Hotel, the 230 Fith Rooftop Bar that offers you a unique view on the Empire State Building, the Press Lounge that is on top of the Ink48 Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen and offers a great view over Manhattan and the Hudson River … I could go on and on, they are all worth a visit!

BASEMENT RAVES

I made some of the craziest nightlife experiences with secret, after hour basement parties that are organized privately. In New York you will meet a lot of outgoing people and quickly make new friends. I am not a girl that likes to party excessively, but the NYC basement raves are worth to see and you get an impression about the New York party and nightlife culture. The parties usually take place in private basements, everybody is into electronic music. And guys, you will be offered all type of party drugs for sure, so stay away from taking any of them.

Add your comment