New York certainly lives up its name as the city that never sleeps, buzzing 24 hours a day, and the island of Manhattan has something for every taste and culture.
For those that haven't been before, simply walking down one of New York's streets or avenues is an eye-opener. New York shopping is superb, from the flagship stores of 5th Avenue to the chic boutiques of Greenwich Village; the meat-packing district and SoHo are home to some of the hottest nightclubs in a city with many contenders; Broadway consistently hosts some of the best acts in the world, and in terms of culture, New York boasts many of the world's finest museums, including the Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art. Finally, for sports fans, a trip to see the New York Yankees or Knicks playing at home is an incredible experience.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn is now the place to which modish Manhattanites are lured like moths to the flame. So how did the originally Dutch 'Broken Land', previously famed for mobsters (as in Goodfellas) and Travoltas (as in Saturday Night Fever) become the spiritual home of the hipster? Plenty of reasons, from the prosaic - property prices for warehouses and brownstones alike are (or were) way down on those on Manhattan - to the rise and rise of local boy Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and the success of Lena Dunham's Brooklyn-based Girls. Whatever the reasons, while the Beckhams were laughed out of town when eldest boy Brooklyn was born, the decision now looks pretty prescient.
Original Travel are regular visitors to New York, keeping tabs on favoured old haunt hotels as well as the hip new hangouts, and can advise you accordingly on the ultimate city break. We also know the in places to eat, drink and party so you can hit the ground running on any stay, be that for a weekend or longer.