In a study conducted in early 2019, it was revealed that New York has remained the world’s most popular destination for business travel for the fourth consecutive year. Based on flight demand data from countries all around the globe, the study concluded that the Big Apple’s market superiority is certainly set to continue with the city having almost a 10% lead based on business flight bookings. This New York Travel Guide will help you explore this city in more detail.
As business travel specialists and leaders in the corporate housing industry, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on New York and show off some of the best temporary housing options in the city. We give you – The New York City Travel Guide.
A Guide to Neighbourhoods in NYC
When people think of business travel in New York, they think of Manhattan, which is the perfect place to start. Manhattan – an international finance, media and business hub – has a skyline more iconic than almost anywhere else in the world. Compiled of cultural hotspots such as Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side and Soho, Manhattan seamlessly blends business and leisure, making it hugely appealing for business travellers.
Ethnic enclaves such as Chinatown and Little Italy offer visitors a range of popular bars and eateries, while places like Tribeca and the East Village are famed for their nightlife.
Brooklyn – the city’s most populous borough – has experienced a period of gentrification and urban renewal in recent years and, subsequently, it has attracted a host of young professionals and artistic creatives. The area has become a thriving hub for entrepreneurship and technology start-up firms. Away from work, Brooklyn has a great nightlife and a popular bar-scene.
From boutique shopping in Astoria to boardwalk entertainment at Coney Island, New York’s Queens area has a lot going for it these days. The gateway to Long Island, Queens provides visitors with an escape from the city streets.
Restaurants in New York
A New York Travel Guide wouldn’t be complete without reference to some of the city’s best spots to grab a bite to eat. In a city full of highly-rated restaurants, it’s near impossible to do justice to all of them. So, here are just a handful of our favourites.
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Found in New York’s most high-profile business area, just a short distance from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, this sleek restaurant overlooks the city’s skyline and offers a perfect backdrop to an evening meal.
With a menu that includes everything from scotch snails to sea scallops and warm date cake, visitors will have a wide variety of delicacies to choose from. Evidently one of the finest restaurants in New York, this contemporary haunt is a must for lovers of French-inspired cuisine.
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Renowned for its appearance in When Harry Met Sally, Katz’s Delicatessen is most famed for its iconic pastrami sandwiches. Made using soft rye bread and a healthy dose of mustard and pickles, Katz’s is one of the best restaurants in New York for those keen on getting the full NYC experience.
Found on the Lower East Side, this kosher-style deli was first established in 1888 over 130 years ago. It is believed that each week, Katz’s serves around 6,800 kilograms of pastrami and around 4000 individual hot dogs. Perfect for lunch or a stop-off during a day exploring the city, Katz’s is certainly one of our favourite restaurants in New York.
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Believed to be America’s first pizzeria, Lombardi’s has a history that dates back to 1905. Located in Little Italy, Lombardi’s is a great New York restaurant option for anyone keen on experiencing true Italian-American cuisine. Averaging around $30 for a pizza, Lombardi’s isn’t the cheapest pizzeria in NYC. However, back in 2005 – in celebration of its 100th anniversary – the pizzeria offered entire pizzas for only 5 cents, which was the original cost at the time of opening. Authentic, convivial and complete with enthusiastic staff, Lombardi’s is one of the best restaurants in New York.
Shopping in New York
It’s difficult to talk about shopping in New York without mentioning Macy’s. The country’s largest department store, Macy’s offers over ten floors of retail therapy. Founded in 1858, Macy’s welcomes international visitors with open arms. So much so, in fact, that you receive a discount upon arrival if you show your passport! From designer handbags to kitchen appliances, this iconic department store takes shopping in New York to a whole new level.
If department stores aren’t your style, head over to 5th avenue for a different New York shopping experience. Just over 6 miles long in total length, 5th avenue runs all the way from Lower Manhattan to Harlem and Upper Manhattan. Home to a huge range of luxury and designer shops, 5th avenue is thought to be one of the most expensive, up-market shopping streets in the world. Complete a day of shopping in New York by going up the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller Centre – both of which can also be found on 5th Avenue.
Shopping in New York doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive experience. With Brooklyn being a centre of all things cool in New York, the borough has developed a lively shopping scene with vintage thrift shops and hip boutiques to be discovered at every turn. At the centre of this shopping scene is Bedford Avenue. Perfect for those travelling on a budget, Bedford Avenue offers everything from outdoor book stalls to record stores.
Where to Stay
Travelling on business and looking for short term rentals? Make the most out of your trip by taking a look at our inventory of New York-based corporate housing.
From the financial districts of Lower Manhattan to the jazz clubs of Greenwich Village, our temporary housing portfolio spans the entire city.
AKA Times Square
This contemporary development can be found in the heart of the city in Times Square. Comprised of a number of studio, one and two-bedroom furnished apartments, AKA Times Square is geared toward business travellers and extended stays. Guests are provided with a series of added benefits such as a communal residents’ lounge, a business centre and even private meeting rooms for any important calls or catch ups. In addition to these perks, guests can also make the most of an on-site gym and a dry cleaning service. Click here for booking information.
Pine Street Apartments
Based in New York’s Financial District, the Pine Street Apartments offer a high standard of corporate housing in one of the city’s most sought-after areas. Just a matter of minutes from the Wall Street subway station, these furnished apartments are ideal for those working in Lower Manhattan. Also complete with on-site meeting rooms, a gym and a business centre, the Pine Street Apartments are well worth considering next time you’re booking an extended stay in New York.
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