Arab’s Guide To: New York City
This year’s New York Fashion Week ende on the 14th of September and it has started on the 6th of September. All fashion enthusiasts in the Arab World set their sights towards New York during the week, and many fashion icons traveled to attend the ceremonies.
The city of New York still gets much attention from arabs for the other 52 weeks of the year! Of the estimated 600,000 Muslims in New York, about 200,000 are of Arab ancestry, according to Louis Abdulatif Cristillo of the Muslims in New York Project at Columbia University. That’s in addition to thousands of Arabs who visit the city each year.
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the most densely populated major city in the country. There are endless options of things to eat, see, and/or do in NYC. If you’re paying the iconic city a visit, we have got your back with the most important locations to keep on your maps.
1 Comedy Cellar
One of the best ways to spend a night in NYC is at a comedy club, and the Comedy Cellar is voted as the best one in the city. It was founded in 1982 by back then stand-up comedian, and current television writer/producer Bill Grundfest.
2 Russ & Daughters
If you’re looking for a place to have brunch, then you shouldn’t miss the best bagel store in town, Russ & Daughters. The store is a family business that has been running since 1914 in the same location. Their bagel sandwich is everything you want and more.
Broadway refers to the theatrical performances that take place in the 41 professional theaters located in the Theater District. Along with London’s West End, Broadway is widely considered to be the highest level of commercial theater in the world.
4 Sal and Carmine Pizza
Sal and Carmine Pizza promises old school, New York-style pizza that you cannot afford to miss. They don’t only serve awesome cheesy pizzas, but they also have pasta, salads, and much more.
5 Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park is one of the most popular destinations in NYC, and it’s a hub and a meeting point for cultural activity. It’s a playground for children, a meeting point for artists, and a battleground for chess enthusiasts.
6 Westfield World Trade Center
The largest shopping center in Manhatten is a must-visit for anyone who’s heading to the big apple. Westfield World Trade Shopping Center opened back in 2016 and is home to 125 retail spaces. You can find brands like Boss, Dior, Cole Haan, Roberto Coin, London Jewelers and more at the shopping complex.
One of the things that New York City is known for is rooftops. People go there to enjoy their brunch or drink their cocktail while enjoying a panoramic view of the city. Westlight is one of the best in the city and definitely deserves a visit.
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9 Le Bain Rooftop
Another cool rooftop to spend time at while visiting NYC is Le Bain. It’s a penthouse discotheque and roof bar that has a pool during the summer season.
10 Central Park
Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with an estimated 37 to 38 million visitors annually. Moreover, Central Park also happens to be one of the most filmed locations in the world.
11 Death & co.
Death & co. is a leading brand in the cocktail industry. It opened back in New Year’s Eve of 2006/2007 and remained on top of its game since then. The award-winning bar was named the World’s Best Cocktail Menu and the Best American Bar in 2010.
12 Bibble & Sip
If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, there is nothing as tasty as the desserts at Bibble & Sip. The bakery and coffee house serves amazing coffee and innovative desserts. Their Instagram-worthy desserts will bless your feed and stories as well as your taste buds.
13 Marquee New York
A night spent at the Marquee is a guaranteed night to remember. It’s a colorful, multi-tiered dance club that’s the ideal destination for party animals who visit or live in NYC. International acts perform there frequently, so if you’re lucky enough, you might get to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert there.
14 1 OAK NYC
1 OAK NYC is one of the most premium and luxurious nightclubs in New York. It’s known for its strict door policy as celebrities visit the sophisticated venue regularly. According to tablelist.com, a mid-range VIP table there that seats up to 10 people could cost you between $4,000 and 5,000.
15 Times Square
Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan. It is sometimes referred to as the “Heart of the World” or the “Center of the Universe”.
16 AIRE Ancient Baths
‘AIRE Ancient Baths‘ is, by all means, a rewarding experience to the body and to the soul. Delve into the soothing oasis in the middle of the busy city. Soak your body into the ancient hot baths and relax with their heavenly massages.
17 Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco Skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. It stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years until the late 1970s, when the North Tower of the World Trade Center was built. The building is an American cultural icon that has been featured in more than 250 Tv shows and movies since its first appearance in the movie, King Kong back in 1933. It’s also considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.