We’re in the final stretch of the EQ3NYC contest, and we’re feeling a little wanderlust over here!
Our Top 5 list of things to see and do in NYC this Spring barely scratched the surface of New York’s amazing culture scene, so we’re having another go at it. This time, we reached out to our well-traveled co-workers Jill (Director of Merchandising), Enri (Upholstery Product Developer) and Thom (Creative Director) to compile a list of their favourite NYC destinations.
Things to See and Do in NYC…Take 2
01. If you’re visiting New York City during ICFF, like the EQ3NYC contest winner will be, check out WantedDesign, an off-show exhibition space located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood in the landmark Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue. Lower Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood offers more store events and off-show exhibitions during the day, and parties at night. Check out events hosted by furniture design companies such as Moroso, B&B Italia and Cassina.
02. Marimekko’s flagship store in New York City is located in the Flatiron District at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway. EQ3 shop in shops have a great selection of Marimekko product, but it’s worth a trip to see the full Marimekko product offering, including clothing, bags and accessories. After shopping, head next door to Eataly, the Italian marketplace that’s truly an innovative food and beverage experience. You can shop traditional Italian food and beverages along with local artisanal products, and try one of seven eateries on site. Grab an espresso, check out the fruit carts that are covered in Marimekko fabrics, and then head upstairs to Birreria for the rooftop restaurant and brewery. The roof is retractable so it’s open in all seasons, rain or shine.
03. And, while you’re in the Flatiron District, make a trip to ABC Carpet & Home. The 6-level retail institution is like a high-end thrift store, showcasing a rather eclectic range of furnishings and accessories. Keep track of where you’re going though. It’s easy to get lost in this store!
04. Before heading out each day, fuel-up with a nice breakfast at The Jane, a boutique hotel located right on the Hudson River, adjacent to NYC’s Meatpacking District. This historic landmark was originally built as a hotel for sailors. Also try Le Pain Cortidien Bakery & Communal Table for the freshest foods and ingredients (Enri always has breakfast here), and Miss Lily’s Restaurant on Houston Street for great cuisine and a lively atmosphere.
05. The Noguchi Museum in Queens was designed and established by the famed artist and designer Isamu Noguchi. See the most extensive collection of Noguchi’s sculptures, drawings, models and designs, including his eponymous coffee table. All work on display was chosen by Noguchi himself as representative examples of his life’s work.
06. Stick around the Queens area long enough to check out MoMA PSI, an exhibition space displaying the most experimental, contemporary art in the world. MoMA PSI is affiliated with The Museum of Modern Art, which you’ll of course want to visit once you’re back in Manhattan.
07. Finally, do as all wanderlust stricken folk would do and make time in your schedule to just, well…wander. Take a stroll along the High Line, a 1-mile linear park built on the elevated former New York Central Railroad spur. Walk in the direction of The Standard Hotel to admire the area’s great architecture, and when the High Line ends, reward yourself with a drink at the beer garden and restaurant located just around the corner. Head to Midtown Manhattan to enjoy Bryant Park, a city park nestled among skyscrapers and urban amenities that’s enjoyed by New Yorkers year-round. Greenwich Village is also a must with its wonderful array of shops and cafés.
Feeling the wanderlust? Enter to win a 5 day 4 night trip for two to New York City.
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Image source: All photographs credited to Thom Fougere