Things To Do In New York City
W New York – Union Square boldly sits at the crossroads of Manhattan, where downtown chic brushes against uptown class. Today, techpreneurs and social networkers congregate to disrupt industries and revel in the night, while farmers come to connect with local foodies and restaurateurs during the day. For guests looking to explore, W New York Union Square sits solidly on one of the main transportation hubs of the city, connecting each guest with any neighborhood they want to explore. For those looking for something wild, the W Insider clues guests in to what’s hot in the city, and can turn any night into something to remember. From speakeasies to secret film screenings, the Insider is a guest’s ticket to a local New York that can only be lived at the edge of the square.
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Union Square Park
Distance: 0.1 miles
Bounded by Union Square East & West from 14th St to 17th St
Union Square is located in the heart of a historic intersection and features famous statues of Washington, Lincoln and Ghandi. Its central location makes it a hotspot for dining, shopping, entertainment venues. The park hosts the outdoor Greenmarket 4 days a week, along with the popular holiday market from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 24th.
Washington Square Park
Distance: 1.0 miles
Between MacDougal St and University Pl from W 4th St to Waverly Pl
A landmark of Greenwich Village, and at the heart of NYU, Washington Square Park boasts the iconic Washington Arch and fountain. The park contains plenty of greenery, along with a dog park, a children's playground and chess playing areas. During the summer, visitors flock to lay out and picnic on the grassy lawns, or play in the fountain.
Distance: 1.4 miles
West Side of Manhattan from W 14th St to Gansevoort St
Come to NYC's most glamourous district and enjoy all of the extravagant nightlife, dining, shopping and other attractions it has to offer. Stroll along the beautiful cobblestone roads and revel in all of the high-end shopping boutiques, top notch culinary experiences, exclusive nightlife venues and assortment of art galleries.
Distance: 1.5 miles
Between 10th and 11th Aves, from Gansevoort St up to W 30th St
Built on top of an old NY Central Railroad, The Highline is an 1.45 mile aerial greenway running down the lower west side of Manhattan. Since opening in 2009, it has quickly become an iconic thing to do in NYC. Enjoy a relaxing and scenic stroll through the Park and enjoy all of the beautiful views of the Hudson River and the city.
Madison Square Garden
Distance: 1.5 miles
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in midtown Manhattan situated atop Pennsylvania Station. The Garden is used for professional basketball and ice hockey, as well as boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, and more. It is considered to be the oldest, and most active major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area.
Generation Records - 210 Thompson Street, NY
For 17 years, Generation Records has been NYC’s best source for new and used vinyl and CDs, 45s, DVDs, posters and t-shirts
The Strand - 828 Broadway, NY
New, used, and those hard to find favorites, The Strand has every book under 14th Street
Tokio 7 - 83 East 7th Street, NY
This unique high-end consignment shop features labels like Chanel and Prada along with local designers and funky vintage merch and accessories
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Local Area Map
- Carneigie Hall
- Back Label Wine
- Central Park
- Chrysler Building
- Community 54
- Dylan's Candy Bar
- Empire State Building
- Meatpacking District
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- Petite Optique
- Red Door Spa
- Scotch and Soda
- Stinky Bklyn
- Strand Book Store
- The Highline
- Union Square Park
- Washington Square Park
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- New York University