Hottest Spots in New York City

The Big Apple has it all, but where to find what you’re looking for? Here are several perfect days featuring the hottest spots in New York City, designed by some of the most respected concierges in the city. Pick the one that interests you most, and you’ll be wowed by these exceptional experiences.

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Happy 50th Anniversary Empire Service!

The Empire Service has not only survived the ups and downs of the last half-century but also become a mainstay among New York rail-travelers. What the future holds for intercity service in Upstate New York is hard to predict, but hopefully, the high-speed rail service will continue to serve the public.

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The High Line

The High Line is first and foremost a park, with green space, areas for children to play, tai chi classes, joggers, strollers and many places to simply hang out and watch the world go by.

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Discover New York’s Museums with Don Wildman

Greetings, fellow travelers! Thanks for joining me on my sprawling journey to New York’s amazing collection of museums. I’ve embarked – with the generous help of New York By Rail and I Love New York – on a statewide odyssey to explore the astonishing depth and breadth of a distinctive collective community — New York’s museums, learning a few of the remarkable things they have to teach along the way.

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New York City’s Best Observation Decks

From New York City observation decks, you can watch tiny cars and people scurry about far below and take in the city’s beautiful, dense, and ever-changing skyline at eye level. There’s nothing like looking down on Manhattan Island and the surrounding waters for a sense of the city’s beauty and sheer magnitude.

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Ask a Local – New York City

Thomas Perez is CEO of Alpha Dominche, an international designer and manufacturer of innovative coffee and tea brewing machines, with offices and a design lab in Industry City, Brooklyn. A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, he has lived and worked in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland, but has developed an affinity for all things Brooklyn.

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9 Things to do Around Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and even though it lands on a dreaded Monday this year, there are still plenty of New York State events ready to kick off the summer with a burst of American Spirit! From celebrations of American music and its icons to locally sourced food at top-tier restaurants and breweries, this Memorial Day should be a time to remember!

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Spring and Summer Gardens Across NYS

Spring and summer bring about some of the most picturesque landscapes thanks to beautiful sunny skies and fresh blooming flowers. Gardens across New York State are perfect places to experience this seasonal beauty. All listed are accessible by Amtrak and will allow you to bask in nature’s magnificence. Spring and Summer Gardens Across New York State

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9 Ways to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring

With the wacky weather this year, it looks like the warm weather is finally here to stay. Tulips will be seen peeking from the ground and the sun making its way from behind the clouds. It’s time to head outdoors and embrace all this newfound beauty. Fortunately, there are a number of events throughout New York State accessible via Amtrak …

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Baseball Stadiums reachable via Amtrak

Whether you’re a hardcore sports fanatic or someone who is simply looking for a fun outdoor event, baseball games are an exciting experience for the whole family. You’re not tied down to only sitting on the bleachers, however. You may also enjoy some of the other recreational activities offered by the stadiums, or visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in …

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6 Not-To-Miss St. Patrick’s Day Parades

St. Patrick’s Day parades, which once served as a way to comfort homesick Irish immigrants, now attract crowds across cultures, states, and religions. So you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate! Here are six exciting parades across New York State that are all accessible by Amtrak:

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Your March Madness Survival Guide

March is known as a month of “madness.” Luckily, we’re here to help you escape this maddening time of year! New York isn’t totally overwhelmed by the fever of basketball this year, so there’s no shortage of things to distract you from the constant barrage of tournaments! There are many fun, eclectic events this March—all accessible by Amtrak. Get ready to enjoy days filled …

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Worth a Visit: The Pennsy

There’s an exciting new option near Penn Station for all of us serious eaters. The Pennsy, a food hall located at 2 Penn Plaza–at the corner of 33rd Street and 7th Avenue–is a great place to sit and enjoy a sandwich, or grab one and go. But not just any sandwich. How about mozzarella and Calabrian chili aioli on an …

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Amtrak’s “Great Dome” Car Returns!

Ride Amtrak’s “Great Dome” Car This Fall! For a limited time this fall, The Amtrak Great Dome car has returned to New York. This annual tradition allows passengers to see the leaves change, the beautiful bodies of water flow and the major cities of New York all while comfortable in a train car. PHOTO FROM ELEVATION MAP LOGS Amtrak Great Dome …

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