Day Out in New York City
Ah, New York City, there’s nowhere else like it. Both locals and visitors agree that within the 23 miles that make up Manhattan, you can find some of the best art, restaurants, music, and theater. Take your scooter to the streets to avoid crowded subways and parking as you make your way around the city. Here is a list of places you won’t want to miss.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
The Museum of Modern Art (the MoMA) is one of our favorite art museums in New York City, well, maybe in the world. Located on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue, it has built a reputation for being one of the most highly-regarded museums of modern art in the world. It’s collection includes Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Dalì’s The Persistence of Memory, along with masterpieces by de Kooning, Bontecou, and Lichtenstein. The MoMA boasts over 200,000 pieces spread over its six floors, and you could spend hours perusing its halls. Be sure to book a ticket in advance to ensure entry, and if you can swing it, weekday mid-afternoon is the least-busy time to visit.
230 FIFTH ROOFTOP BAR
Ride the short distance down Fifth Avenue until you arrive at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar. This restaurant has some of the best views of the city. Enjoy a cocktail and a burger or some appetizers like fries, chips and guac, or mini pretzel bites while you take in the view. They also have sushi available Wednesday through Sunday for dinner. Feeling chilly? Not to worry—they have heated igloos so you can keep enjoying yourself even if the weather isn’t ideal.
For an iconic New York City dessert, look no further than Magnolia Bakery. There’s one only a ten-minute ride up Sixth Avenue next to Rockefeller Center. Ever since Carrie Bradshaw and Miranda ate their feelings away over Magnolia cupcakes, eating at the bakery has become a quintessential New York experience. What makes these cupcakes and cakes so incredibly rich and decadent? It could be that they only use the highest-quality ingredients and everything is made from scratch, with absolutely no preservatives. They are also famous for their banana pudding, which comes in a variety of flavors including chocolate, salted caramel, and java chip. After you’re done, take a walk through Rockefeller Center, known for its giant Christmas Tree and ice-skating rink every winter, and now featuring a roller rink all summer long.
ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
And on your way back, be sure to take a look at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. Built in the Neo-Gothic architectural style in 1858, the cathedral is a historic New York City landmark. One of the largest cathedrals in the country, St. Patrick’s Cathedral takes up an entire city block of Manhattan—it stretches from 50th to 51st street and Fifth to Madison Avenue. If you’re into architecture, you’ll admire the Gothic arches, 9,000-pound bronze doors, high altar, and soaring stained glass windows. Many weddings have been held on-site over the years, one of which was writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wedding to wife Zelda Sayre in 1920. Hot tip: entry and Mass services are free and open to the public.
Day Out in Uptown Manhattan
If you find yourself cruising uptown, we’ve collected a list of our favorite places only a short scooter ride away. Get out and about and enjoy the day—we promise you won’t regret it.
Day Out in New York City
Ah, New York City, there’s nowhere else like it. Both locals and visitors agree that you can find some of the best art, restaurants, music, and theater in NYC. Take your scooter to the streets to avoid crowded subways and parking as you make your way around the city. Here is a list of places you won’t want to miss.
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