Empire Outlets in Travel + Leisure Mexico “10 new ways to discover New York” (Translated)

Empire Outlets in Travel + Leisure Mexico “10 new ways to discover New York” (Translated)

10 new ways to discover New York

We leave you a list of some spaces that will undoubtedly be on everyone’s lips.

By abish.rodriguez

September 10, 2019

If you are a lover of New York City, you might think that you have already seen everything, however its constant openings will make you want to return again and again. But if you are a first time in the Big Apple, you should also consider what are the recent openings that you should know.

Here we leave you a list of some spaces that will undoubtedly be on everyone’s lips and that you should not miss on your next visit to one of the most famous cities in the world.

TWA Hotel

Jamaica, Queens
At the John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, TWA Hotel opened its doors on May 15 transporting its guests to the glamorous 1960s. The hotel, formerly the TWA Flight Center, has six restaurants, eight “Connie” bars, a 1958 Starline aircraft, reused as a retro cocktail lounge and an infinity rooftop pool overlooking the JFK runway.

Museum of the Statue of Liberty

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New York Harbor
The Statue of Liberty Museum opened on May 16 on Liberty Island, offering a new way to discover this New York City monument. The new home of the statue’s original torch also includes immersive galleries and unparalleled views of the monument, Manhattan and the harbor. Experts recommend visiting the site in winter, as it improves the experience.

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Empire Outlets

St. George, Staten Island
Travel on the free and iconic ferry from Staten Island to the Empire Outlets, the first shopping destination in New York City. Opened on May 15, the EO outlets will house 100 shopping and dining experiences.

Belvedere Castle in Central Park

Central Park, Manhattan
The historic Belvedere Castle, in Central Park, reopened on June 28 after a 15-month and $ 12 million renovation by the Central Park Conservancy. The project consisted of the restoration of the 161-year-old structure, including the recreation of a wooden tower that was part of the original construction, providing stunning views of the changing autumn leaves of Central Park.

Interactive experiences in the reimagined Empire State Building

Midtown, Manhattan
The Empire State Building premiered the second phase of its Observatory experience, on July 29, with a museum on the second floor. The project presents galleries that explore the history of the building, from its construction to its positioning in pop culture. In the fall of 2019, the Empire State Building and NYC & Company will present  “NYC: Above and Beyond” , a new interactive experience designed to give travel recommendations and personalized itineraries to visitors. The new exhibition will be located on the 80th floor of the building, and will show a personalized list of recommendations in which users can select their favorites.

A new MoMA

Midtown, Manhattan
A renovation and expansion project is being carried out at the Museum of Modern Art, which will improve its galleries and public spaces by the time it reopens on October 21, 2019. The project will increase the area of ​​the enclosure gallery in a third, allowing MoMA to display its collection in new forms, with an emphasis on art and artists from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Meanwhile, you can visit the museum’s exhibition space in Long Island City, Queens, MoMA PS1, which features impressive and inventive contemporary art.

The 150th anniversary of the Met

Upper East Side, Manhattan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-see attraction in New York City and perfect to visit after strolling through Central Park. This fall, you can see the exhibition  Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet , from October 29 to January 26, which presents a retrospective of the artist’s paintings and prints, as well as the portrait of Vallotton by Gertrude Stein together with the portrait of Picasso from the famous collector. In 2020, you can return to the Met to celebrate its 150th anniversary, which will feature exhibitions and numerous special events.

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Coney Island and Luna Park

Coney Island, Brooklyn
Luna Park, the famous Coney Island amusement park, will be open on weekends and some weekdays until the end of October. Fall is a good time to beat the crowds in summer and explore this beachfront neighborhood. Visitors will enjoy classics like the New York Aquarium, and the recently reopened  Ocean Wonders: Sharks! , Nathan’s famous Hot Dogs and Coney Island boardwalk next to the park. And they can also return in 2020 when Luna Park opens a new adventure section with a rope circuit, zip line and a public square with outdoor restaurants and a game room, increasing the attraction area to 450,000 square feet.

New York Botanical Garden

Fordham, the Bronx
This fall, the New York Botanical Garden presents two exciting exhibits:  Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx , until September 29, and  Kiku: Spotlight on Tradition , which will open for a limited period of time. November 2 to 17. Next year, the New York Botanical Garden will present the first large-scale exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s inspiration and commitment to nature, including new works created by the artist especially for the exhibition. This exhibition that you cannot miss will be from May 2 to November 1, 2020.

The Apollo Theater

Harlem, Manhattan
The Apollo Theater celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2019 with an essential fall season. This fall, the venue will host the return of the staged adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, a world premiere presentation of the Hispanic Ballet and season 31 of the famous “Night of Fans at the Apollo.” By the fall of 2020, the iconic Harlem Theater is scheduled to become the Apollo Performing Arts Center, expanding for the first time in its history with the opening of two new venues at the Victoria Theater Redevelopment Project.