every designer and brand — from
H&M to Stella McCartney — has set
up shop here.
Refuel at
The Dutch
(at Prince and
Sullivan streets), serving elevated sea-
sonal American fare from chef Andrew
Carmellini. Another favorite:
Nobu
Next Door
, at Hudson and Franklin
streets. It’s exactly as it sounds: the
more casual sister restaurant to lauded
sushi spot Nobu.
No visit to New York would be
complete without a tour of the
9/11
Memorial
. Take your time strolling
around the twin reflecting pools, each
nearly an acre in size, that rest in the
hallowed ground of the fallen towers.
To gain access, you’ll need to make
a reservation.
If there’s time:
After your memorial
visit, ride the
Staten Island Ferry
from
the southern tip of Manhattan. It’s
not just an excursion, but also a fitting
opportunity to take in a stunning view
of the
Statue of Liberty
.
Day 7 — Brooklyn’s Finest
Spend your penultimate day across the
East River in
Brooklyn
, whose buzz
can be attributed to its artistic renais-
sance, architectural redevelopment,
and relatively affordable cost of living.
Take the F subway line to the Carroll
Street station and explore
Carroll
Gardens
, where the streets are lined
with trees and historic brownstones.
Eat lunch at
Prime Meats
, a farm-
to-table eatery with an emphasis on —
you guessed it — all things meat.There
are also locally sourced vegetables and
poultry on the menu.
Spend the afternoon at the
Brooklyn Museum
, a pleasant two-
mile walk from Carroll Gardens. For
dinner, get a table at Park Slope’s
Talde
,
an inventive Pan-Asian restaurant by
Top Chef
alumnus Dale Talde.
If there’s time:
Just behind the
BrooklynMuseum, you’ll find
Prospect
Park
.Visit the zoo,Audubon Center, or
ride the carousel.
Day 8 — Return to Center:
Midtown
Not far from the Bedford Hotel are
two buildings that have been burned
into our collective memory by tele-
vision and movies.
Grand Central
Terminal
is worth popping into just to
take in the grand hall with its jaw-
droppingly beautiful gold-leaf-and-blue
zodiac ceiling mural.And just a couple
blocks west is the
New York Public
Library
, which boasts a neoclassical
facade and two stately marble lions
sitting guard near the front steps.
For lunch, go to
Le Bernardin
(51st
Street between Sixth and Seventh
avenues), one of the city’s most
acclaimed eateries, where chef Eric
Ripert cooks up elegant seafood dishes.
The adjacent lounge offers an alterna-
tive menu from the award-winning
chef, but in a more casual atmosphere.
Before you depart, amble through
bustling
Times Square
. Plant yourself
at the corner of Broadway and Seventh
Avenue, known affectionately as the
Crossroads of the World. As one of
New York’s busiest pedestrian inter-
sections, it’s a fitting place to bid
farewell to the city that doesn’t sleep.
Although one can never fully conquer
Sinatra’s beloved Big Apple, you will,
for a moment, find that you’re king of
the hill, top of the heap.
David Farley is a contributing editor at
Afar
magazine. He teaches writing at New York
University.
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