WAYS TO SEE NEW YORK
This city never sleeps, and with so much to see and do, you won’t want to either. We’ve listened to the locals to create port guides that give you a personalised flavour of this spectacular city
SMELL THE COFFEE
New York City has a mix of old-school cafés that evoke the past and more modern spots serving up the latest barista-led trends. In the search for the perfect pour, rustic-chic Maman in SoHo uses locally roasted coffee from Brooklyn’s Parlor Coffee. To accompany your cup of joe, order a nutty chocolate chip cookie, which appeared in Oprah’s 2017 list of her ‘favourite things’.
SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP
From vintage to independent boutiques to designer flagships, iconic department stores and expansive shopping malls, New York City offers retail therapy for all appetites. For something a little different, Showfields is a unique shopping mall that stocks online-only brands and presents them in a lifestyle setting, giving you the opportunity to see and buy from interesting fashion, wellness, beauty and homeware brands in person.
TAKE A BIG APPLE BITE
Whether you’re after a slice of pizza at a grab-and-go spot, a salt beef sandwich from a Jewish deli or a Michelin-starred lunch at a city stalwart, New York City’s dining scene is world-class. For a taste of it all, try the food hall at Chelsea Market. With eateries offering everything from lobster bisque to tacos in a trendy industrial setting, the Big Apple never tasted so good.
New York’s green spaces provide an oasis of calm amid the frenetic energy of the city, and none more so than the High Line. Formerly an elevated rail line on the west side of the city, this innovative walkway stretches 2.3km and includes gardens, sculpture, performance art, street food kiosks and more than 500 species of plants and trees. It takes around 30 minutes to walk its length.
GET A CULTURE SHOT
With over 250 galleries in West Chelsea alone, it can be tough to decide which to choose on a visit to the city, but the glass-walled Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a good place to start. Home to one of the most important collections of modern art in the world, you’ll find painterly works by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock, as well as galleries dedicated to sculpture, photography, performance art and film.
SIP IN STYLE
New York City has an abundance of stylish places to have a drink, be it a rooftop bar with a panoramic view or a speakeasy-style den. Mr Purple is the former; a stylish rooftop bar with an infinity-edge pool, plenty of comfortable seating to lounge on and a comprehensive cocktail list to peruse.
Port guide top tips
Working with locals, we’ve created port guides in a number of the cities we visit. Each guide curates the best things to see, do and eat in the destination. From musn’t-miss cultural hotspots to cool cocktail bars and quirky shops, the best of the city will be at your fingertips. Before your cruise, look out for our guides as they roll out over the coming months at my.pocruises.com. You can use the interactive map below or visit: pocruisesguides.com/guides/new-york