For Jenny, to whom I promised some recommendations.
I visited NYC in January 2018 during the bombocyclone, whatever that is, so it was really cold. Nevertheless we ploughed on and explored as much as possible in our week away. There follows a photo diary summary of the places I would revisit:
Benjamin Steakhouse 41st Street
Classic American steak house where you can also enjoy a Bloody Mary and some oysters
But if you like oysters, go to the place in Grand Central Terminal, immense:
We went to W56th Street and it has a ‘secret’ cocktail and snack bar at the back, so you can go there first then get a crack pie at the front!
Egg cream at Dean and Deluca – who knows what it is, but it’s good!
Eataly, solid Italian food, this one’s near the WTC
Dr Smood for the Aesthetic, bit healthy though…
Peacock touching at Central Park Zoo
As a fellow nerd, you must visit the New York Public Library
Oculus at One WTC for some futuristic shopping
Getting off the island: Brooklyn beach and lots of boating!
Including from Port Imperial in Jersey, apparently the World’s best ferry…!
Downtown Jersey is pretty cute
As well as Brooklyn of course
Hope you enjoy your visit!