WhereTraveler New York

EMILY GIANNELLI

CONCIERGE, NEW YORK PARK LANE HOTEL

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Most people visit Manhattan for its main attraction­s, but the heart of the city is out in the boroughs.

Q: WHAT’S A HOT SPOT TO CAPTURE A GREAT SELFIE?

A: I recently walked around Hudson Yards. There is an array of new shops, restaurant­s, cafés and even an observatio­n deck. It’s an amazing new addition to the city, with a structure called the Vessel that’s the newest hot spot for a great selfie.

Q: FOR GUESTS LOOKING FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN, WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?

A: I would recommend one of my go-to restaurant­s: Upland, a spacious, casually chic brasserie in Gramercy Park with hearty dishes featuring California­n and Italian influences. It’s nothing short of excellent every time. Then I would suggest heading to Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room for drinks and a stunning view.

Q: BEST PLACES TO TAKE KIDS OF ALL AGES?

A: I think one of the best places to take kids is the Brooklyn Bridge. Walking across the bridge and taking in those incredible views always blows everyone away.

Q: WHAT ARE SOME FUN, EXCITING AND UNDER-THE-RADAR THINGS TO DO OUT OF NYC?

A: I would suggest taking a day trip just an hour by train out of Manhattan to Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, which is full of spooky history. Most of the shops and restaurant­s are within walking distance of the railroad station. Also, you can head up to the Hudson Valley from Grand Central Terminal.

Q: WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GO ON YOUR DAY OFF?

A: I like to visit Rhinebeck and Beacon in the Hudson Valley. Both towns have an abundance of Victorian architectu­re, collectibl­es shops, emerging art galleries, museums and fine dining.

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