How Would You Spend A Week in NYC?

Summer holidays are approaching, and we’ll soon be packing our bags for a week in New York City. We’ve been once before, and have some good ideas as to how we’ll spend our time, but I’m also interested in readers’ recommendations.

Have You Been to the Big Apple?

If so, what made your time in NYC memorable?

Monet at MOMA, NYC 6112 Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

Was it the theatre? Or perhaps baseball, shopping, dining, museums, galleries, music or Central Park?


I love capturing shots of interesting buildings and leafy neighbourhoods. I’ll even own to watching Million Dollar Listing New Yorkwhich showcases gorgeous properties as well as some big personalities. Since I’m guessing that Fredrick, Luis and Ryan won’t know or care that we’ll be in their city, I’ll be relying on our Concierge for advice on this front.

Hidden Gems

I’ll do some catching up on photographer Susan Portnoy’s Insatiable Traveler blog before departure. An accomplished photographer whose journeys range from Africa to Cuba and beyond, Portnoy lives in New York City. On her site, she has a section dedicated to Rediscovering New York. Do you have a favourite park or spot to enjoy?

Battery Park 5988 Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

To Market, to Market …

I find it a treat to make your way through markets in different cities, and have my eye on Union Square Greenmarket, which is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Then there’s the New York Botanical Garden Greenmarket in the Bronx, which has just opened for the season. This market is housed on the grounds of New York Botanical Garden, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and also offers free admission on Wednesdays. Do you have any market tips?

Your Recommendations

If you have any suggestions, please click on the “Leave a Comment” icon near the top of this article. I’d love to hear from you!

2 Comments on “How Would You Spend A Week in NYC?

  1. I always tell folks that if they have time, they should be a show called “Forbidden Broadway.” It is a spoof on all the current Broadway shows so it changes frequently. I have never laughed so hard in all my life. Definitely worth an evening. Also, if the weather is nice, I recommend taking a trip on the Staten Island Ferry — it is 30 minutes to Staten Island and 30 minutes back to Manhattan. The view of Lower Manhattan coming in is amazing! I work downtown in the Financial District and I did the Staten Island Ferry trip for lunch one day — it was really neat.

    • These are all great suggestions, Bianca. I will especially have to check out “Forbidden Broadway”; hadn’t heard of it. Thanks!

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