Le destinazioni classiche di New York


di Zach Udko

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gennaio 2016

Dalle luci sfolgoranti di Times Square alle eleganti boutique dell'Upper East Side, New York è formata da dozzine di quartieri, ognuno con una personalità unica e distintiva da non perdere. Chi meglio di Zach Udko che vive a NoMad (a nord di Madison Square Park) potrebbe svelarci le ultime novità su dove alloggiare, dove mangiare e cosa fare in sei dei quartieri classici della città?

Midtown Manhattan

Home to the city’s most iconic landmarks and department stores, Midtown emits boundless energy inspired by the constant collision of glamour and grit.

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For unapologetic New York opulence, few hotels can compare to The Plaza, which recently enjoyed a $450 million restoration. Stay in one of the legendary rooms with 24-carat gold plated Sherle Wagner fixtures or book a night in the playful Eloise Suite, designed by Betsey Johnson for the Plaza’s most precocious fictional guest.

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  • Check in at The Plaza for slice of classic Manhattan luxury

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    Troverà le suite e le camere dei piani inferiori del The Plaza più grandi rispetto alla maggior parte degli hotel. All'epoca dell'apertura dell'hotel gli ascensori erano di uso relativamente recente, quindi non erano molto amati dagli ospiti, di conseguenza gli alloggi del personale erano ubicati ai piani alti, mentre i clienti illustri alloggiavano ai piani inferiori.

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  • Poke-nom: get stuck into Hawaiian poké – NYC’s latest food craze – at Midtown’s Pokéworks

    Catch of the day

    Catch of the day It’s widely believed that poké originated among fisherman, who would eat seasoned fresh cut-offs from their catch as a snack. The word poké means ‘to cut crosswise in pieces’ in Hawaiian.

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  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is home to nearly 200,000 works of art © Timothy Hursley

    Consigli imperdibili…

    Admission to the MoMA is free on Fridays between 16:00 and 20:00, but arrive early to avoid the queues.

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Get stuck into the city’s latest Hawaiian food craze at Pokéworks or Sons of Thunder and tuck into a bowl of poké (pronounced poh-kay) – seasoned raw seafood with rice and vegetables.

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I newyorchesi le diranno che il Top of the Rock Observation Deck – al 70esimo piano del Rockefeller Center – è il luogo ideale dove ammirare il tramonto più spettacolare di Manhattan. Le piace l'arte? Con circa 200.000 opere di 18.000 artisti da Monet a Warhol, il Museum of Modern Art è senza dubbio uno dei musei più importanti del mondo. Un suggerimento: l'ingresso è gratuito il venerdì tra le 16:00 e le 20:00 , ma le consigliamo di anticiparsi per evitare le lunghe code.

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Times Square

The party never stops at The Crossroads of the World, home to 40 professional Broadway theatres – not to mention those giant neon-lit billboards.

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The ultra-modern Paramount Hotel is close to the bright lights of Times Square, has an in-house DJ in its swanky lobby, and showcases Corso, an Italian pastry shop serving some of Manhattan’s finest artisanal drip coffee and wood-roasted espresso.

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  • Bright lights, big city: Times Square epitomises New York’s 24/7 spirit © Mlenny / Getty Images

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Joining forces with chef Christina Tosi (the founder and owner of award-winning bakery Milk Bar), Kellogg’s celebrates breakfast from 07:00 to 23:00 every night. Choose your favourite cereal, add fruit, nuts and seeds, then boost it with toppings such as chai tea powder or pop tart crumble. If it’s all a bit too fruit loopy to you, they also serve customized sundaes.

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A Broadway show is a must – but you can catch one at a discounted price and avoid the lines of the TKTS ticket booth by downloading the TodayTix app on your phone. There, you’ll find the best deals on Off-Broadway (between 100 and 499 seats) and Broadway (over 499 seats) shows offered up to a week in advance.

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Financial District

Disseminata di caffè all'aperto, intrattenimento dal vivo al South Street Seaport e con l'avveniristico centro commerciale Westfield World Trade Center, il Financial District (Fidi) si è trasformato da quartiere "all-work-no-play" in una delle destinazioni più vivaci della città.

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The Conrad New York towers above other lower Manhattan luxury accommodations with its Hudson River views and well-appointed, spacious suites. From the rooftop of the Loopy Doopy Bar, you can toast to Lady Liberty with a signature Ice Pop cocktail (a homemade popsicle swimming in prosecco).

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  • The Brooklyn Bridge as seen from the Financial District – or FiDi as locals call it – one of the city’s most energetic hubs © Konstantin Onishckenko/EyeEm / Getty Images

    All wired up

    There are over 14,000 miles of wire in the Brooklyn Bridge. Each cable is made of 19 separate strands, each of which has 278 individual wires.

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  • Tuck into a burrito bowl with inventive fillings at El Vez

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    Open for lunch, Monday to Friday from 11:30-16:00; open for dinner Sunday to Thursday from 16:00-22:00, and Fridays and Saturdays from 16:00-23:00; and open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00-16:00.

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  • The National 9/11 Memorial

    Tour di Ground Zero

    Il National 9/11 Memorial è uno straordinario ed estremamente toccante monumento che si trova ai piedi del più alto edificio dell'emisfero Occidentale, il One World Trade Center. Una guida con un legame personale agli eventi dell'11 settembre 2001 (9/11) la condurrà attraverso un tour della durata di 90 minuti di Ground Zero e del Memorial.

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The lunchtime burrito bar at El Vez – one of New York’s most noteworthy Mexican restaurants –– breaks from tradition with tasty fillings such as Korean BBQ beef and tofu al pastor.

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Faccia una passeggiata sul ponte di Brooklyn per una spettacolare vista a 360 gradi dell'alba. Dopo renda omaggio agli eroi caduti al National 9/11 Memorial, e poi partecipi al Walking Tour of Ground Zero, una guida che ha vissuto da vicino questa tragedia nazionale la aiuterà a comprendere in modo profondo il senso di questo tributo.

Union Square

One of the city’s main hubs for social activism, Union Square Park is surrounded by New York University buildings, discount retail stores like Nordstrom Rack, and a highly popular farmer’s market.

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Situato presso il Madison Square Park, The New York EDITION  regala, letteralmente, una boccata d'aria fresca oltre la frenesia e il trambusto di Manhattan. Anche la spa al suo interno concorre all'obiettivo, offrendo trattamenti di ossigenoterapia, con la possibilità di indossare un apposito dispositivo durante la seduta che consente di inalare ossigeno puro a cui viene aggiunto una miscela a scelta per l'aromaterapia. Inoltre è sede di The Clocktower del super chef Jason Atherton, uno dei nuovi ristoranti più chiacchierati della città.

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  • The New York Edition’s rooms are luxurious yet homey © Nikolas Koening

    Raid the mini bar

    The New York Edition arguably has the coolest mini bar around, stocked with Illesteva sunglasses, a Le Labo black tea candle and underwear from cool New York lingerie brand Valentine.

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When it comes to accessible fine dining, ABC Kitchen – located inside the extravagant ABC Carpet & Home – is in a league of its own thanks to celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Along with his world-class whole-wheat pizza, you’ll find creative tasty sharing plates such as pretzel-dusted calamari and sautéed dandelion greens. Though reservations are accepted one month in advance, they book up quickly. Call on the morning to place your name on the waitlist for daily cancellations.

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Catch a show at Irving Plaza, one of New York’s most dynamic and funky mid-size music venues, which has featured intimate sets by Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, U2, Pearl Jam, and Eric Clapton since it opened in 1978.

Upper West Side

Nestled between Central Park and Riverside Park, this is the ultimate destination for culture (think opera, ballet, jazz, classical music, Michelin-starred restaurants) – and a taste of old New York.

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Situato proprio di fronte al Lincoln Center, The Empire Hotel è diventata un'oasi di pace per gli spettatori prima e dopo gli spettacoli grazie al suo sofisticato e romantico bar della hall. La piscina panoramica sul tetto, riservata solo agli ospiti, durante la bella stagione diviene un incantevole rifugio con cabine private, dj e spettacoli dal vivo durante il fine settimana.

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  • The Hayden Planetarium on the Upper West Side © AMNH/D.Finin

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    Constructed in 1935, the original Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History was the fourth planetarium to be built in the USA.

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Mangiare

Jacob’s Pickles charms the citified with good old-fashioned Southern comfort food – expect homemade biscuits drizzled with clover honey, fried pickles dipped in spicy mayo, and Vermont cheddar grits smothered in sausage gravy. And don’t miss the potent Apple Pie Moonshine.

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Hayden Planetarium. In their full-dome immersive space shows, you can explore 13 billion years of the cosmos in under 30 minutes and witness the birth of the planet narrated by Liam Neeson. Admission is included with select ticket packages to the American Museum of Natural History.

Upper East Side

This quiet and sophisticated part of town, running up the east side of Central Park, is swarming with renowned museums and upscale boutiques.

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If you’re looking for an affordable accommodation option in this swanky part of town, consider the Gardens NYC, where the full kitchen in each suite might be preferable for extended stays. While the rooms veer towards the functional, this homey hotel goes out of its way to maximize your comfort; they even offer a pillow menu to pick your ideal firmness.

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Mangiare

The tastemakers behind The Fat Raddish have moved uptown with The East Pole, a gastropub serving modern British cuisine. Here, you’ll find the best Scotch eggs in town, and a mean chicken kiev (with charred broccoli and Timberdoodle cheese) that easily rivals the Russian Tea Room in its heyday.

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At the Neue Galerie you can see works by 20th-century German and Austrian artists, including an impressive collection of Gustav Klimt. Its Café Sabarsky – which curates a cabaret series on select evenings – serves traditional Viennese fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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