What A landmark 1880s building turned luxe hotel, a few steps from City Hall.
Go for Moodily lit interiors with on-point eclectic decor (think: jewel-hued velvet chairs, Persian rugs, a tapestry-covered mini-bar), revolving around a stunning nine-floor atrium.
But don’t miss Live jazz with weekend brunch in atmospheric atrium lounge Temple Court.
See also If you must go out, there’s a free chauffeur-driven car for journeys under one mile.
What Mouthwatering Italian produce and foodie theatre on 4 World Trade Centre’s light-flooded third floor.
Go for A lively indoor market that stocks the creamiest burrata and best panettone this side of Naples.
But don’t miss Listen out for one-off demos and deals on the tannoy – like an hour of $1 oysters on our visit.
See also On-site eatery Osteria della Pace for beautifully plated Italian fare; the octopus carpaccio is bellissima.
What Chef Daniel Rose’s triumphant return from Paris brings exquisite French fine dining.
Go for A lingering candlelit supper. The diet begins tomorrow, but first: pike quenelles in champagne beurre and crêpe soufflé.
But don’t miss Three-dish showstopper Tout le Lapin (“All the Rabbit”) takes the humble bunny to new culinary heights.
See also If high-end Parisian fare’s your thing, Augustine on Beekman St also comes up trumps.
What New interactive exhibits exploring the city’s trading port roots.
Go for From scrimshaw to shipwright’s tools and a working Victorian letterpress, the collection tells of local 1800s life.
But don’t miss A ride on the last New York-built wooden tugboat, the WO Decker.
See also The surrounding cobbled streets and red-brick buildings, newly converted into NYC’s most scenic shopping quarter.
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The Dead Rabbit
What An Irish pub that’s special enough to win World’s Best Bar (twice).
Go for Follow the seven-chapter menu on a “journey” through 70s New York – this is storytelling via mixology.
But don’t miss Irish tunes, whiskies and Guinness galore in the oak-panelled Tap Room.
See also Topical US-themed tipples at Cedar Local; anyone for a swig of “The Donald”?