How To Do New York City In A Heartbeat

1 September 2014
Read Time: 1.2 mins

New York! New York! The city so nice, they named it twice. Regardless of how much time you have in New York City, there are endless possibilities to eat, drink, shop, and get your dose of culture in the city that quite literally never sleeps. Here are our well-researched, personal recommendations on how to spend 12, 24, or 72 glorious hours in the Big Apple.

 Fly down Fifth Avenue

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Half Day in New York City

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Let's face it, you’re not going to have enough time to take a bite of the Big Apple, let alone digest it, in half a day. When time is of the essence, you can still catch a glimpse of Lady Liberty, grab a hotdog, visit a gallery and admire Grand Central Station over a short-and-sweet 12 hours in New York City. If you've only got half a day in NYC, ditch the suitcase, put on your most comfortable shoes and get ready to hit the ground running - you won't want to miss a beat! Read more...

 Discover some Lower East Side hideaways

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One Day in New York City

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First things first, grab a takeaway coffee and bagel and hit the pavement - time is of the essence! You might only have 24 hours in New York City, but you can make them count. ‘No sleep till Brooklyn’, right? Get a bird’s eye view from the Empire State Building, absorb the frantic energy of Times Square, hit the High Line, and catch a Broadway Show. One day in NYC? It is possible. Read more...

 A slice of American Pie from Pies-n-Thighs, Williamsburg

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Three Days in New York City

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If you've got three enviable days in New York City, you can afford to be a little adventurous, so get off the beaten path and explore the Boroughs. Sample Soul Food in Williamsburg or hang out with hipsters on the beach in The Rockaways. You'll even manage to cram in an entire day of Manhattan galleries and museums, and find time to scoff a burger and a trademark frozen custard from Shake Shack. Having it all in New York City never looked (and tasted) so good! Read more...

Rachel Surgeoner

A self-confessed 'food-tourist', I take hunting for the world's greatest sandwich very seriously, my quest has taken me from Berlin to Hoboken. Stopping off only for vintage shopping, craft beers and Mediterranean sunsets.