It’s hard to stay on top of the new and exciting things that open up in New York – in one fleeting moment your favourite organic deli has seemingly transformed into an all singing, dancing and cuddling parlour for over-privileged schnauzers…
…who am I kidding? There’s not enough cuddles in the world for their snuggly faces!
One of the things I love most about New York the ever flowing (and delicious) stream of new eateries, amazing new sights to see and random, yet cracking nights out that will always vie for your attention.
If you’re planning a visit to New York City soon, fret not – we’ve got a whole set of new kids on the block (so-to-speak) for you to; feast your eyes on, get your grub on and amaze your senses with – which will hopefully surprise and delight you at every turn!
New History & Cultural Sites In New York City
The Staten Island Museum & Fence Show
If you’re anything like me, you will somehow forget to go to Staten Island when visiting New York. A short ferry ride from Lower-Manhattan and within 30 minutes you will have docked in a whole new world of art, culture and experiences. Head to the newly opened Staten Island Museum for an engaging look at this district while enjoying the annual artistic fence show and open air musical event that takes place close by.
The Met Breuer
Allow your inner art monster out and enjoy some of New York’s finest pieces in this new creative space. The Met Breuer is dedicated to contemporary art from the 20th and 21st Century which sees an exciting array of new residencies, performances and displays. Open in March 2016 – one of the most exciting residencies is from Karlheinz Stockhausen, who will literally fill all the creative halls with an all-encompassing noise.
The Met Opera
Kicking off it’s new season of shows, The Met Opera includes six new productions, including stagings of Otello, Lulu, Manon Lescaut, and Elektra; the company premiere of Roberto Devereux; and the first Met performances of Les Pêcheurs de Perles since 1916. What a great way to experience a side of NYC that most visitors don’t see.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Opened in mid-2014, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has become a global focal point for preserving the awful events of September 11, 2001, documenting the impact of the attacks and exploring their continuing significance around the world. This is a somber and emotional exhibition of an event that left such a deep-cut in the fabric of New York.
Get Some Renzo: The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building in the Meatpacking District debuted on May 1, 2015. Designed by Renzo Piano between the High Line and the Hudson River, the new nine-story building houses some of the best examples of American art. They also have a (not so) secret restaurant that is operated by chef, Danny Meyer.
New Exhibitions In New York City
Frida Kahlo – Art, Garden, Life’ at The New York Botanical Garden
Head away from the buzz of manhattan and see Frida Kahlo’s appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. Take in the beautiful works presented here while enjoying the Botanical Garden. Bliss.
Head To Moma
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is hosting ‘Picasso Sculpture’ which is home to the largest Picasso exhibition this century, it is a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Picasso’s world-wide recognised art.
Pixar: The Design of Story
On the 8th of October, 2015 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will showcase one of my favourite exhibitions – Pixar: The Design of Story . The exhibition will feature original artwork and will focus on the creativity behind Pixar Animation alongside showing some of Pixar’s private collection from Wall-E, Toy Story and Finding Nemo.
See More: New Attractions in New York City
The High Bridge
Not to be confused with the High-Line, the High Bridge is New York City’s oldest standing bridge and it has just been reopened to the public after almost half a century. It’s a great place to walk, cycle and a perfect vantage point to see Manhattan.
One World Observatory
Opened less than a year ago, the One World Observatory is the tallest viewing point in the western hemisphere. Occupying floors 100-102, the One World Observatory offers panoramic views across New York. Is it better than the View From The Rock or The Empire State? You decide 🙂
The High Line at the Rail Yards
The final instalment of the High Line has now been completed. The final section of the elevated railway, called the High Line at the Rail Yards, now extends to West 34th Street and connects the Meatpacking District and West Chelsea. It’s a great section that incorporates great views, interactive artwork and nature. What more could you want? Ice-cream sandwiches, I hear you say – well, they have those too! 🙂
Get Your Musical On! Head To Broadway
Enjoy the world-class venues and performers in one of the best cities on earth. Some of this years new and exciting shows include; Finding Neverland, The King and I (which just won a Tony award for the best revival) and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time.
Don’t forget to make your tickets even cheaper by heading to the TKTS booth in Time Square. Discounted day tickets are usually released for shows that have yet to sell-out.
Feeling Peckish? Grab A Pumpkin Doughnut!
If you want to take a break after all that sightseeing, grab a doughnut from Doughnut Plant. These guys have just made a perfectly seasonal delight that I am longing to try – a pumpkin glazed doughnut! Rejoice fellow doughnut lovers and pumpkin spiced latte addicts… we shall have a new food group of choice! 😉
If all else fails… go and play with some puppies in NYC. Cuteness overload! I could have spent all day here.