24 hours in New York

The city that never sleeps is jus­ti­fi­ably fa­mous for food, shop­ping and sights, says style guru Sharon Lee, who shares a whistlestop taste of the Big Ap­ple.

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Your pocket-rocket guide to NYC.

6AM STATEN IS­LAND FERRY RIDE

Jump on board and fill your so­cial me­dia streams with snaps of Man­hat­tan sky­scrapers bathed in golden morn­ing light. si­ferry.com

8:30AM BALTHAZAR Strike a pose on the fa­mous red-leather ban­quettes at Soho’s Sex and the City- era brasserie. 80 Spring St, balt­haz­arny.com 10.30AM WALK THE HIGH­LINE

Es­cape the con­crete jun­gle for this bril­liant ur­ban re­de­vel­op­ment project that con­verted an el­e­vated sec­tion of dis­used rail­road into a park and walk­way. the­high­line.org

NOON OCEANA

Lunch at this grand Times Square seafood tem­ple and en­joy ev­ery­thing aquatic, from Pink Moon oys­ters to Lit­tle­neck clams. 120 West 49th St, oceanarestau­rant.com

2PM THE SPOT­TED PIG

Shop­ping re­quires en­ergy. Stop for a snack at this gas­tro pub, where NYC’s orig­i­nal ‘haute burger’ is topped with Ro­que­fort. 314 West 11th St, thes­pot­ted­pig.com

4:30PM MIGHTY QUINN’S BBQ

Bron­tosaurus Ribs are manda­tory at this au­then­tic South­ern bar­be­cue joint – just be sure to wash ’em down with lo­cal craft beers. 75 Green­wich Ave, mightyquinns­bbq.com

5.30PM EATALY

Use a visit to the un­mis­take­able tri­an­gu­lar Flat­iron Build­ing to stock up on ev­ery kind of Ital­ian treat for a late-night sup­per from its near neigh­bour. 200 5th Ave, eataly.com

6.30PM COCK­TAILS AT THE PLAZA

Re­cover from your shop­ping binge at Bergdorf’s with a cock­tail at the Plaza’s sub­lime Palm Court, a fa­bled NYC lo­cale for stars, ty­coons, roy­alty and fic­tional rich kid Eloise. 768 5th Ave, the­p­lazany.com

8.30PM OUSIA

Mid­town West is the next hotspot on hip­ster alert, and Ousia’s modern, play­ful ‘essence’ of Greek com­fort food is an ir­re­sistible lure for epi­cure­ans who love the con­vivi­al­ity of share plates with ‘mama’ soul. 629 West 57th St, ou­sianyc.com

STAY LANG­HAM PLACE HO­TEL

A short walk from the Em­pire State Build­ing, Lang­ham Place is an ideal base and of­fers a peace­ful retreat from the buzzy streets. 400 5th Ave, lang­hamho­tels.com

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