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New York Culture

“The glamour of it all! New York! America!” Charlie Chaplin

 

New York-- a fascinating city with endless possibilities. With a rich history of European discovery in 1524 by Giovanni de Verrazano, and being conquered by the English in 1624 and renamed New York, it has grown into one of the most prominent cities in the world. It is a leader of manufacturing, foreign trade, commerce and banking and wildly diverse artistic experiences. New York has a population of 8.3 million people and is sixth in the nation in manufacturing. Some of the principal industries include industrial manufacturing and equipment, printing and publishing, electronics, and equipment and instruments.

 

New York has some amazing historical landmarks including Castle Clinton, Fort Stanwix, the Statute of Liberty, along with much more. It also has environmental landmarks including Central park which is full of extraordinary attractions. There are

843 acres of beautiful meadows, gardens, and bridges and is great for families or a solo adventure. Known for its natural picturesque beauty, there are many amazing events that take place in the park. Other major attractions include the homes of Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt and the Women’s Rights National Park in Seneca Falls.

 

New York has a thriving and dynamic cultural scene with a variety of events to choose from in the entertainment world. You can experience anything from Broadway to Hip Hop, and with the government placing emphasis on developing a diverse cultural atmosphere the city is full of the presence of unique artists and cultural organizations.

 

Overall, New York is an unforgettable city and is predominantly featured almost as a character in popular media such as Seinfeld and Sex and the City. It offers many diverse activities you can experience and depending on your personal taste, you will always find something exciting and entertaining to do.

 


 

Food In New York

 

Le Bernardin

 

PBS host Eric Ripert’s restaurant Le Bernardin features pristine seafood in an eco-friendly atmosphere that reflects a concern for sustainability. It was rated 19 out of the world’s 50 best restaurants.

 

Dean & Deluca

 

When travelling through the city and looking for a place to grab lunch, Dean & Deluca is an excellent stop for tourists and locals alike. There are vast gourmet choices such as French cheese, sushi and delicious pastries to name just a few. This is a food lover’s emporium! 

 

Aquavit

 

With a dining room that has been designed with modern and rustic elements and an exquisite Nordic cuisine inspired menu, Aquavit is an exceptional lunch or dinner option. If it’s for a date night, after work gathering, or a casual meeting the bar & lounge offers a desirable selection of craft cocktails and Nordic tastes. For private dining functions such as business meetings or social gatherings there is room for up to 100 guests.

 

Peter Luger Steakhouse

 

125 years in the making and rated New York’s number one steak house for 30 years in a row you are guaranteed to have one of the best steaks you have ever experienced at Peter Luger.  The menu is classic and straightforward; the beef is handpicked and then dry-aged and when cooked has a spectrum of textures combined with an unforgettable richness.   Peter Luger is a shrine to perfectly prepared steaks.

 

Café Ching

Café Ching has a reputation for combining classic and modern Chinese fare and is considered one of the best new Chinese restaurants in Manhattan.

 

Perilla

This exceptional restaurant located in the West Village is founded by the first ever winner of Top Chef-- Harold Dieterle. Diners can enjoy an intimate and pleasant setting and partake in a seasonally inspired American menu.   

 

Balaboosta

The husband and wife duo Einat Admony and Stefan Nafzigar have created a playful menu inspired from Adomony’s Israeli roots. With “Mediterranean meets Middle East” style cuisine and a dark romantic atmosphere one is sure to leave with a satisfying and unique experience.

 

Danji

Here at Danji the critics rave about the gourmet preparation of Korean staples. Hooni Kim elevates his native Korean cuisine to the next level which showcases Korean flavors prepared with classical French techniques.  Don’t miss out on this creative dining experience.

 

ABC Kitchen

ABC Kitchen, with Michelin star chef Jean- Georges Vongerichten, offers award winning cuisine from fresh and sustainable ingredients in a seasonal menu. The restaurant’s philosophy follows the farm-to-table movement using only natural, humanely sourced and local product free of pesticides and hormones. 

 

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

Awarded 3 stars by the New York Times, Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria offers a different dining atmosphere. The total space incorporates a deli, bakery, bar and restaurant.  The dining room displays a rustic feel with communal tables which add to the overall impact of the dining experience.  Rising star chef, Justin Smillie prepares classic Italian favorites with seasonal twists.

 

Craft Restaurants

Founded in 2001 by Chef Tom Colicchio, the company has grown to include Craftbar and Colicchio & Sons all located in New York City. Craft won the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant and in 2010 Tom Colicchio won the same award for Best Chef.  The overall goal was create an unforgettable dining experience by using pristine ingredients simply in order to showcase the essence of each ingredient.