This is My New York
“I love to explore the Midtown area of New York City. It has some of the tallest skyscrapers and apartment buildings in the city, not to mention the largest commercial buildings!”
1. BOTTEGA DEL VINO | 7 East 59th St.
Bottega del Vino is a wonderful Northern Italian restaurant with an amazing wine list. What makes this spot unique is their wonderful coffee bar, where the baristas will put a little art in your cappuccino.
2. THE MOMA | 11 West 53rd St.
The MOMA houses some of the great art of the world from artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse and Warhol, just to name a few. Opening time (10:30am) is the best time to visit, as you will have more privacy to contemplate the pieces and be inspired.
3. BERGDORF GOODMAN | 754 West 58th St.
The personal shoppers at Bergdorf Goodman are some of my favorites. They have an exceptional eye for size, style and individuality
4. ON THE AVENUE, 5TH AVENUE
Fifth Avenue is one of the most infamous shopping avenues in the world, it has even inspired songs! Take a stroll down this avenue and you will see stores such as Tiffany’s, Saks, Henri Bendel and Prada. Don’t forget to look up as the grand architecture is also an attraction of 5th Avenue.
5. ROUGE TOMATE | 10 East 60th St.
Rouge Tomate offers a seasonally inspired menu with ingredients that are produced locally. Their kitchen is also supervised by a culinary nutritionist. Even with a healthy twist, they do not compromise the flavor of their dishes.
6. ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL | 14 East 51st St.
Open since 1879, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a sight to behold. At the Alter of the Sacred Heart, there is a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe where you can light a candle. It’s the perfect place Midtown for a bit of private time and reflection.
7. ROCKEFELLER CENTER | 30 Rockefeller Plaza
Rockefeller Center is home to TV’s famous 30 Rock, SNL, NBC, as well as the infamous Radio City Music Hall. While you’re here, visit the Statue of Atlas and see Prometheus looking out over the ice rink in winter and the café in the summer.
8. UNITED NATIONS | 2 United Nations Plaza
If you’re heading to the UN, make sure you set aside 45 minutes for the guided tour. On the tour, you can learn about the organization, their mission and see the gifts from different countries that have been given to the UN over the years. The General Assembly is not to be missed.
9. THEATRE DISTRICT | Between 42nd and 53rd Sts.
Head west to the Great White Way! You will be in the heart of Times Square and have a chance to see some of the best theater in the world.
10. BAR CENTRALE | 324 West 46th St.
Bar Centrale is a hidden nightlife gem in Midtown Manhattan where performers and locals alike love to have cocktails and small bites.