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The Peninsula New York Our New York

New York City is arguably the world’s most exciting city, home to some of the most recognisable and cherished landmarks and attractions.  The island of Manhattan alone packs more legendary icons into one area than any other city, and with so much to see and do, a trip to New York may seem a little overwhelming. We have compiled some of the city's most popular attractions, some evergreen and some new and noteworthy. All are worth a visit.


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PenCities by LUXE City Guides

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!

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  • 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