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New York City is an ongoing evolution of culture and history, highlighted by the new, the now and the soon-to-be known. From the uber sophistication of the Upper East Side to the edgy soul of the East Village, New York City pulses with a cultural vibrancy unmatched by other cities. It’s home to the best clubs, shopping, restaurants, museums and theaters in the world. Fortunately for the wayfaring traveler, Gotham welcomes a sense of adventure as much as it deplores the ordinary. Discover what lay beyond the bright lights, with a little help from Hyatt.

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ARTS/CULTURE
Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY

+1 718 681 6000

With a reputation built on provocative displays of contemporary art, the focus at this museum is on 20th century art, all with a Bronx attitude.

Cherry Lane Theater

38 Commerce Street

New York, NY

+1 212 989 2020

People in-the-know in New York City know this theater has a reputation for producing groundbreaking works. Take in a show at the main stage and you may catch a rising star.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

+1 212 423 3500

Housed in a building by Frank Lloyd Wright, this museum has any art you could possibly imagine, and some you probably couldn't.

The Living Room

154 Ludlow Street

New York, NY

+1 212 533 7237

A perfect combination of seedy and cozy, this is where up-and-coming musicians get their start. It may get crowded but there's always a place to sit.

Marcoart

181 Orchard Street

New York, NY

+1 646 479 2263

In the neighborhood that spawned Basquiat, Warhol and Haring, this gallery displays cartoonish, postmodern art, letting us know art ain't always that serious.

Momenta Art

72 Berry Street

Brooklyn, NY

+1 718 218 8058

Art-crazed urbanites gather at this eclectic gallery to check out new works in any conceivable media and an occasional piece of performance art.

Museum of Metropolitan Art

1000 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

+1 212 535 7710

About two million objects are housed in this famous New York City art museum. You won't see it all, but you should at least try.

The New York City Police Museum

100 Old Slip

New York, NY

+1 212 480 3100

New York City crime-drama fans will love an inside look at NYC's finest. Find out why they're called "cops," or peruse artifacts from the Dutch settler days.

The Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street

New York, NY

+1 212 539 8500

From Shakespeare to challenging works by new playwrights, this New York City theater isn't so mainstream you'd be bored and not so edgy you'd be uncomfortable.

Snitch

59 West 21st Street

New York, NY

+1 212 727 7775

Owned by rock stars Scott Weiland and Duff McKagen, this club blares decibels bordering on decadent. If a band plays here, we know they can rock proper.

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PLACES
Bryant Park

500 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

+1 212 768 4242

While Bryant Park is known as a fashion mecca, you can also enjoy the quiet spectacle of people watching. Take a stroll, have a picnic or enjoy a selection from the park's weekly film series.

Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street

New York, NY

+1 718 727 2508

Be an incognito tourist and enjoy the view of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge while standing among the bridge-and-tunnel crowd.

Belvedere Castle in Central Park

Belvedere Castle

New York, NY

+1 212 310 6660

While the structure is whimsical, the panorama from the tower explains why the castle is named after the Italian word for "beautiful view."

Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY

+1 212 682 3070

It may no longer be the largest building in the world, but with its awe-inspiring art-deco spire, it may be one of the coolest.

The Hearing Room at Ellis Island

Ellis Island

New York, NY

+1 212 363 6307

Experience arriving on Ellis Island through re-enactments of actual immigration cases, as they unfold in Hearing Rooms meticulously restored as they appeared from 1908 to 1911.

New Museum

235 Bowery Street

New York, NY

+1 212 219 1222

A building that resembles a crooked stack of boxes, the New Museum stands out as a bastion of creativity in the gritty Bowery neighborhood.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

601 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

+1 212 332 7654

Get your picture taken as you gracelessly fall on the ice with a silly expression on your face. Don't worry: it happens to a lot of people.

The Trapeze School at Governor's Island

West 30th Street and 10th Avenue

New York, NY

+1 212 440 2200

Trapeze artists from the Big Apple Circus teach reverse Giengers, straight jump returns or anything in between. And everyone gets to watch, which is the best kind of cool.

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EAT/DRINK/PLAY
508 Restaurant & Bar

508 Greenwich Street

New York, NY

+1 212 219 2444

The wall of windows creates the illusion of eating outside, while the eclectic menu serves everything from kibbeh tapas to Hanger Steak with a soy jus.

Bar 4

444 7th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

+1 718 832 8900

Filled with a dark room vibe and known for its Tone-Deaf Karaoke, this casual blue-jean bar is just as good for an after-work drink as for a late-night cocktail.

Co.

230 Ninth Avenue

New York, NY

+1 212 253 0470

With inspired toppings like lardons and béchamel, this New York pizzeria elevates simple cuisine to a high art. Minimalist design and low price points let the pie do all the talking.

The Dove Parlour

228 Thompson Street

New York, NY

+1 212 254 1435

At this Victorian-era styled bar, the Honey Dove martini is all the rage, while the plush, relaxed atmosphere puts you in a laidback state of mind. 

'Inoteca

98 Rivington Street

New York, NY

+1 212 614 0473

With uncovered, polished wood tabletops, this East Side hipster hangout is the place to eat a Panini, sip Italian wine and just be cool.

Vandaag Restaurant

103 Second Avenue at 6th Street

New York, NY

+1 212 253 0470

The Dutch made New York what it is today, so pay tribute at this New Amsterdam restaurant by raising a tulip-shaped glass of genevere and downing a spoonful of hete bliksem.

Mari Vanna

41 East 20th Street

New York, NY

+1 212 777 1955

Whether you're there for the borscht or the Horseradish vodka, the elaborate, Russian-home style décor will make you feel welcome.

Minetta Tavern

113 MacDougal Street

New York, NY

+1 212 475 3850

A Greenwich Village tavern with Parisian style, a recent renovation has garnered a significant buzz, giving the food as much attention as this tavern's vintage décor.   

Mudville 9

126 Chambers Street

New York, NY

+1 212 964 9464

Chicken wing enthusiasts get messy on this New York State original. Best known for its famous all-you-can-eat Wing Ding-for you and five of your friends-this laid-back, TriBeCa restaurant also pours craft beers by the pint.

PDT

113 Street Marks Pl.

New York, NY

+1 212 614 0386

PDT stands for "please don't tell," but we don't mind sharing the details. The bar has a clandestine motif and speakeasy atmosphere. The coolest part: the entrance is through a phone booth.

Resto

111 East 29th Street

New York, NY

+1 212 685 5585

With hearty entrees like smoked beef rib and a wide selection of high-end beers, this bustling Murray Hill bar and restaurant is a food coma paradise.

Robert at the Museum of Arts & Design

2 Columbus Circle

New York, NY

+1 212 299 7730

Located on the ninth floor, this restaurant-lounge fuses a keen aesthetic design with innovative art to create the ultimate place to congregate for cocktail hour.

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SHOPPING
Americana Manhasset

2060 Northern Boulevard

Manhasset, NY

+1 516 627 2277

Located in Long Island, this open-air strip mall provides a taste of Fifth Avenue shopping without the hustle and bustle of the urban hordes.

Aloha Rag

505 Greenwich Street

New York, NY

+1 212 925 0883

Originally from Hawaii, but oozing New York City sophistication, this boutique is the place to go shopping for brands you never heard of but need to know like Aula Aila.

Atmos

203 West 125th Street

New York, NY

+1 212 666 2242

To blend into the urban landscape, you gotta look the part. Atmos has the groove you need, from designer sneakers to Lego-studded belt clasps.

Brooklyn Flea Market

176 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

About 200 vendors gather, ready to haggle and hock their new and used wares to New Yorkers shopping for deals on anything from vintage furniture finds to kitsch.

Edon Manor

391 Greenwich Street

New York, NY

+1 212 431 3890

Edon Manor is the cheeky hot spot for those looking to accessorize their New York City shopping adventure with shoes so hot they'll burn the red carpet.

Le Grenier

19 Greenpoint Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

+1 718 569 0111

An artsy waterfront boutique, Le Grenier's allure is undeniable, but the mixed inventory of industrial-age pieces and contemporary housewares is unbelievable.

Mick Margo

19 Commerce Street

New York, NY

+1 212 463 0513

For artful clothing by designers like Vena Cava and Alexandra Wang, aspiring fashionistas love Mick Margo's chill brand of retro modernity, inspired by NYC's easy elegance.

Old Hollywood

99 Franklin Street

Brooklyn, NY

+1 718 389 0837

Known for vintage-style jewelry by local designers, Old Hollywood is perfect for those who accessorize their modern flair with a blast from the past.

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