Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929, the MoMA showcases examples of modern art from the late 19th Century until today. The Museum’s collection represents the diverse forms of visual expression that encompass modern art, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, drawings, illustrations, architecture and design. The Museum of Modern Art has something for people of all ages and interests.
11 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Midtown
Tel: +1 212 708 9400
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Over two million works of art from around the world and throughout history are housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the Egyptian and Greek Wings to the American Wing to the Impressionist and Realist Galleries, this museum is a treasure in itself. End the day with a glass of wine in the rooftop garden, easily one of New York’s most beautiful and peaceful secret destinations.
1000 Fifth Avenue at 81st Street, Upper East Side
Tel: +1 212 535 7710
Top of the Rock
Rockefeller Center is a great destination for visitors. The three 360-degree-view observation decks at Top of the Rock showcase the city’s spectacular and iconic skyline, including Central Park and the Empire State Building. Rockefeller Center is also home to numerous shopping and dining destinations in addition to the famous Christmas tree and ice-skating rink during the holiday season.
50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Midtown
Tel: +1 212 698 2000
Central Park offers a welcome escape from the concrete jungle of New York City. Take a walk, a boat ride or just enjoy a picnic and discover for yourself why Central Park has been a popular destination for locals and visitors for over 150 years.
North 110th Street to Central Park South (59th Street), and from Central Park West (Eighth Avenue) to Fifth Avenue.
The Highline, located on Manhattan's West Side, was originally constructed in the 1930s to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets and went out of use in the 1980s. The High Line was resurrected as a 1.45 mile-long green space in 2009, running from the Meatpacking District to the northern edge of Chelsea. The Highline has many cultural attractions as well as integrated architecture and plant life and offers walkers a panorama of the city bustle below.
West Side from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.
Tel: +1 212 500 6035
Developed exclusively for The Peninsula Hotels by stylish travel publisher LUXE City Guides, PenCities is a unique, luxury lifestyle journal spanning all nine Peninsula cities, featuring the finest in dining, entertainment, shopping, design, nightlife, spa and wellness. Updated weekly, PenCities presents a tightly edited selection of opinionated and informed recommendations, covering the latest openings, classic favourites, special events, seasonal celebrations and smart things to do. Welcome!
Jonathan Crook - General Manager
The largest Chinatown in the United States and the largest concentration of Chinese in the Western Hemisphere is a tightly packed yet sprawling neighbourhood offering visitors and locals an exciting variety of restaurants, fruit and fish markets and shops filled with curious knick-knacks and sweets on its winding, crowded streets. “Walking through Chinatown with my family to our favourite dim sum restaurant, Dim Sum Go Go, always makes us happy with its relaxed atmosphere and seemingly endless variety of dim sum,” says Crook. “The chef has developed a quirky, appealing menu that plays Western variations on Chinese themes.”
5 E Broadway, Chinatown
+1 212 732 0797
Alpan Keskin - Resident Manager
Opened to the public in May 2013, this bike share system has proven to be a unique, easy and affordable option for quick, spontaneous trips around New York City. Thousands of Citibikes can be rented at countless stations around New York, each station complete with a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the service area and surrounding neighbourhood and a docking system that releases bikes for rental with a card or key. “It’s the best way to explore the city,” says Keskin. “When riding along the Westside Highway bike path I like to stop by Scoop for clothing, exploring Perry Street, then returning the Citibike to walk Bleeker Street to discover antique and vintage stores.”
Citibikes are available across Manhattan, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Jared Fischer - Director of Wine
This wonderland of wine is owned and operated by Master Sommelier Laura Maniec, a native New Yorker and former Wine and Spirits Director for 20 restaurants across the country. It is a wine-centric restaurant where wine lovers, grape growers, sommeliers, chefs and winemakers come together to share a love of good wine. "The selection is always excellent and the staff is the most knowledgeable of any wine bar in town,” says Fischer. “Their Champagne Campaign offers all bottles of Champagne at 50% off during Sunday Brunch from 11am-3pm and every night after 10pm." Corkbuzz Wine Studio also serves as a home base for wine education, offering recreational classes to help you understand what you like in a wine as well as more in-depth classes.
13 E 13th St, Greenwich Village
+1 646 873 6071
Brandon Kida - Clement Chef de Cuisine
For the travelling chef or enthusiastic home cook, Korin in Tribeca is a must-visit, offering knives for all skill levels for all quality of food from every culture, as well as sharpening, tableware, accessories and gifts. Korin also hosts a number of events, including knife- sharpening demonstrations and parties with notable New York chefs and restaurateurs.
“This is without a doubt my favourite go-to place for knives I use at home and in the kitchen at Clement,” says Kida.
57 Warren Street, between West Broadway & Church Street, Tribeca
Tel: +1 212 587 7021