Top NY Travel Tips For The Under 30s

  • Hang Out With The Cool Kids At The City’s Summer Festivals

Leave the jazz hands at Broadway this summer, and head out to NY’s outdoor music, film and fringe events instead. The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) takes place from 10 - 26 August, The New York International Film Festival runs from 9 - 16 August and Electric Zoo - New York's Electronic Music Festival takes place from 31 August - 2 September, with David Guetta headlining on the Friday.

  • A Cooler Alternative To Central Park? Try Tomkins Square Park

This popular park in the middle of the East Village is the perfect centrepiece for its eclectic neighbourhood, which houses artists, radicals and fashion lovers. The performances hosted by the park are as unique as its residents: the annual line-up includes the outdoor drag festival Wigstock, the Howl Festival commemorating Allen Ginsberg, and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Along with its excellent people-watching, the park is equipped with two playgrounds, a handball court, chess tables and a basketball court. 

  • Go Downtown For Dining

This leftfield Manhattan district has long been a refuge for immigrants, artists and students craving good food at a great price — Waves of émigrés from Ireland, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Poland, Russia and China have stirred their cuisines into a melting pot of ethnic eateries, and deals can be found at Vanessa's Dumpling House, Thai favourite Zabb Elee and the East Village's Mark and Meatpacking's Bill's Bar & Burger, both for better-than-fast-food burgers. There is even a ‘recession special’ at Gray's Papaya — two franks and a beverage for $4.95.

  • Try A Tour With A Difference

Forget about seeing NY’s ubiquitous landmarks - give one of the experiences with Side Tour a go. You can do everything from explore the urban jungle’s natural spaces on a wilderness, to live vicariously through a rock star’s best friend on an experience led by Rolling Stone journalist and best-selling author Anthony Bozza! Or, why not see the city through the eyes of a real New Yorker, with Big Apple Greeter? New York locals are on hand to share personal knowledge of their city with visitors. What’s more, they offer their services free of charge.

  • Swap Macy’s for Flea Markets And Sample Sales

The home of middle-of-the-road 90s fashion beloved by Rachel from ‘Friends’ et al, whether you’re after high-tops or haute fashion, you won’t find it at Macy’s. However, you will find lots of kooky and cool vintage pieces at New York’s flea markets, from pre-loved Polaroid cameras to 70s vintage furs. And for those who want to bag a designer bargain, tells you where NY’s sample sales are taking place.

  • Bag A Hotel Bargain With Added Freebies

Cheap, chic and ideal for the under 30s, The Hotel @ Times Square offers stays from $224.99 per room (under £70 per adult per night) in June.  Situated just a short stroll from Central Park (great for yoga, cycle hire and inline skating), Fifth Avenue (try to find the Museum Of Sex) and Times Square (they often film morning TV there – be part of the audience, if you’re up early enough!), this budget-friendly hotel boasts complimentary wi-fi, continental breakfast, national calls and a fitness suite. To book, call freephone 0808 178 6363 or visit Flights with DialAFlight to JFK start from £340.

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The Hotel @ Times Square This centrally located 208-room hotel in New York is close to the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Theatre District, the Museum of Modern Art, Grand Central Station and Fifth Avenue shopping. Location: 59 West 46th Street, New York Website: Telephone Number: (UK) 0808 178 6363 (USA)001 212 790 2710 Opened: 2009 General Manager: Sunnie Chandrawattie Accommodation: 208 guest rooms, including nine family suites, featuring two separate rooms, full-sized closets and two large-screen televisions. Facilities include: • Free continental breakfast• Free wi-fi in rooms and public spaces• Free phone calls within the USA• Flat screen Cable television with movies and video games on demand• Cordless speakerphones with voicemail• In-room personal safe• Complimentary in-room coffee maker and coffee• Complimentary weekday newspapers • Alarm clock with iPhone docking station• In-room iron and ironing board• Hair dryer• Keyless card entry system • Business centre with computer, fax and copier• Laundry and valet services • Fitness centre• Bar• Shoe shine machine• Non-smoking rooms• Reduced rate parking• Children aged 13 and under stay free when sharing their parents’ or grandparents’ room Rates: From $134.99 (excluding accommodation taxes) Time Difference: GMT -5 hours The Hotel @ Times Square is owned by Apple Core Hotels who own and manage two other independent hotels in New York. nyma, the new york manhattan hotel and Broadway @ Times Square Hotel. The three distinctive brands offer affordable, stylish accommodation with first-class facilities for those cost-conscious travellers that want to be right in the heart of midtown New York. Complimentary facilities at all Apple Core Hotels include wi-fi, continental breakfast and national phone calls. BACKGROUND AND MANAGEMENT Since 2009, Apple Core Hotels has repositioned and renovated these two midtown chain hotels in to stylish, independent, budget properties. The company’s development has been spearheaded by Apple Core Hotels’ president and COO, Vijay Dandapani. A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Vijay Dandapani brings with him over two decades of top-level hotel management experience holding numerous key operational positions in hotels around the world, including vice president of operations for Chatwal Hotels and operations analyst for Grand Champions Resorts Corporation. Mr Dandapani is also a member of the Board of Directors for the following associations: Hotel Association of New York City; NYC & Company; NYSHTA (New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association); and the International Hotel Motel & Restaurant Show at Javits. He has spoken on hospitality issues at many forums sponsored by such organisations as Arthur Anderson, University of California at Los Angeles, Columbia University and New York University. In 1998, Mr Dandapani was recognised by Crain’s New York Business as one of the top 100 minority business leaders in New York City. In 2002, the Asian American Business Development Center, New York selected him as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business.




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