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New York's best busking spots

by Virgin-Atlantic November - last edited November by Moderator

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New York is a city brimming with so much culture that every park, street corner and subway often

doubles as a stage for an array of eclectic artists. These are the buskers of New York City, and their

mission is to bring a smile to the faces of passers-by, all while sharing their art with as wide an

audience as possible.

 

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Lofty laid-back lounging, killer sunset views, hand-crafted cocktails and balmy nighttime breezes: We can't resist a great rooftop bar, and the United States simply spoils us for choice. From east coast to west coast and north to south, here's ten of our favourite high-up hangouts across the nation...

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Maury Rubin on City Bakery and the best desserts in NYCOne of the busiest – and happiest – hubs of activity in Manhattan, City Bakery has a flavour all of its own. Presiding over all is owner Maury Rubin, who worked as a TV producer and director of ABC Sports before yielding to his pastry obsession and opening City Bakery in 1990. We talk to Maury about City Bakery and his favourite sweet treats in NYC.

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Five of the best Long Island beaches

by ClaireBullen May 2015 - last edited September

The Best Long Island BeachesIt’s fair to say that most of us wouldn’t associate New York City and its environs with beach holidays. But don’t let the skyscrapers and urban buzz distract you from the fact that the city is, well, surrounded by water. It’s time to explore the best Long Island beaches.

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For Jack McGarry, life in New York is going pretty well. The Northern Irish-born bartender, alongside business partner Sean Muldoon, opened Financial District cocktail bar The Dead Rabbit in early 2013. Not even six months later, it was awarded the World’s Best New Cocktail Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail (considered the Oscars of the cocktail world). And McGarry? He was also anointed International Bartender of the Year. Did we mention he’s still only 26 years old?

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10 of the best places to eat pizza in Brooklyn

by ClaireBullen May 2015 - last edited September

10 of the best places to eat pizza in Brooklyn Without pizza, New York City would be a zestless, hollowed out version of itself. Pizza isn’t just the city’s most famous dish: it’s an essential part of everyday life. If you’re visiting New York, plan to eat pizza early and often – and, for those who are really after the good stuff, make sure to venture across the river for a crawl of the best pizza in Brooklyn.

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