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My New York - Sarah Myers, Revenue

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March 09, 2016 at 09:20

We stayed in the Hilton Fashion District Hotel in Chelsea, a great hotel which had a rooftop cocktail bar and a fantastic view of the Empire State Building. The cocktails were $15 each, all excellent and not overly expensive given the view.

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Brooklyn Street Art Tour. A free walking tour around an area of Brooklyn known for its graffiti and street art, probably my highlight of the weekend.

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. We walked from Manhattan over to Brooklyn and got the subway back, it doesn’t take too long and the weather was great. You get a really good view of the Manhattan skyline so it’s worth doing if you have time.

Ice Skating at Bryant Park. Bryant Park is much smaller than the famous Central Park but it’s really nice and there were loads of stalls selling Christmas gifts and decorations.

Breakfast at Chelsea Market. Loads of places to eat and some quirky shops.

Shopping. We visited New York just before Thanksgiving but most of the shops had already started with pre Black Friday sales with lots of them offering 40% off everything in the store. I’d recommend Macy’s and Century 21 for some bargains, especially as you won’t find the same shops in the UK.

Christmas Windows on Fifth Avenue. Not everywhere had their Christmas window displays up as a lot of the stores wait until after Thanksgiving, but the ones that did were amazing, particularly Lorde & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue

Central Park. The park is lovely in the Autumn. It’s a lot bigger than you might expect so I definitely recommend taking a map, especially if you want to see any of the spots used in your favourite films.

Hell’s Kitchen. A really bustling and vibrant area which is great in the evening with loads of restaurants and bars to choose from. We went to a really nice little Mexican restaurant called El Centro, which I’d definitely recommend.

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