New York City has so much to offer visitors. From Broadway shows to world-class museums and famous sites seen in film and television, there is much to see and do. Although it is the largest city in the USA, New York is compact and easy to navigate. Even if you are on a short layover in NYC there is plenty of unique New York to experience. Here’s a taste.
Unique Diner & Drinks
If you found a great deal on a connecting flight through New York, skip the airport restaurants and head into the city. For a unique meal on your short layover in NYC head to Momofuku, a high-end ramen noodle shop in the East Village. Fans of the Netflix series Mind of a Chef will be familiar with chef David Chang and his passion for great food. He has helped make ramen popular in North America and Momofuku is where it all began. With chunks of pork shoulder and spicy miso broth, this isn’t your college cup of noodles. Try the beet salad, pork buns, and spicy miso soup!
Looking for a unique place to have a drink and wash down those fat noodles? With a short layover in NYC it can’t just be any bar for you to spend your little time in. With that in mind head to Crif Dogs, not for its deep fried and bacon wrapped franks, but for the secret speakeasy hidden within. After dialing “0” from the phone booth, the wall opens to reveal Please Don’t Tell, a tiny bar serving up big time cocktails. Although expensive, the drinks are tasty and a pleasure to watch as they are created.
Take a (unique) Walk
As big as New York is, it is a surprisingly walkable city. One can spend a day on foot and not tire of the sights. Since you are on a short layover in NYC head out for a unique stroll. The High Line, a recovered above street rail line converted into a pedestrian walkway, offers just that. This gorgeous path gives an interesting perspective of the city and makes for the perfect walk while on a short layover in NYC.
New York City also has its share of unique and recognizable architecture. Stretch those legs before getting back on your plane and tour the city’s most famous buildings. This includes the Empire State Building, the NYC Library, and the Flat Iron Building.
In a New York Minute
If you scored a great deal on a hotel or are just in town for the day, you can see a very interesting side of New York. From craft cocktails in a secret bar to strolling on an old railway track, there is plenty of unique things to see and do in NYC. Something to consider the next time you have a few hours to kill at La Guardia or JFK.
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