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Take a bite out of the Big Apple and you’re sure to be immediately captivated by its excitement and choice….Central Park, The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and so much more! New York is a sensational city, the most famous city in the world and whether you want to shop, enjoy the stunning galleries, museums or experience the ultimate in dining and entertainment, there is so much on offer during your visit.
Great news - The Statue of Liberty, closed since superstorm Sandy, will reopen on July 4th 2013!!!
New York Attractions
You’ll be able to find out all the latest on the city hotspots and attractions including The Statue of Liberty, Time Square in Manhattan, Helicopter Sightseeing Tours, the New York Skyride, the Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Air Space Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art not to mention the shopping bargains.
Or if it is entertainment you fancy, the city’s cinemas, concert halls, jazz and rock clubs, comedy clubs, nightclubs and bars seethe with activity. As for dance & theatre, from ground-breaking studio performances to Broadway spectaculars, New York leads the world. Hundreds of performances are staged including street festivals, and film and opera in the park!
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4 of July – Independence Day celebrations
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies.
US Open – Tennis NYC – Aug – Sep
The US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, Queens, is one of the premier sporting events in the world.
New York Restaurants
In New York dining out can be cheaper than eating at home and you can do it around the clock. The city boasts an incredible 20,000 restaurants and between them they serve up over 100 types of ethnic cuisine representing virtually every country in the world.
Whether it’s hot dogs or haute cuisine, New Yorkers are passionate about their food: meals, chefs, dining rooms, and patrons are hotly debated and crazes for new cuisines and restaurants can sweep across the city like a tidal wave!
Some of our favourites include The Pink Tea Cup on 42 Grove Street between Bedford & Bleecker Stations, a lovable village institution serving authentic Southern fried cooking – sausage patties, smothered pork chops, and cornbread. Also, try out Mesa Grill on 5th Avenue in Manhattan or Pastis on 12th Street at 9th Avenue.
New York Shopping
It is reckoned that 150,000 Irish travel to the Big Apple to do their Christmas shopping and take in a holiday…spending on average €1500 per person. If you’ve been clever and booked your fares early, you can get to New York, stay and shop…and still save money on what your expenditure would be if you’d stayed at home. The Irish are the second biggest Christmas spenders in Europe, so we’re not talking small change.
You can do the department stores - Bloomingdales (1000 Third Avenue at 59th Street, 212 705 2000), Bergdorf Goodman (754 Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, 212 753 7300) and Barneys (660 Madison Avenue at 61st Street, 212 826 8900), which collect the best designer offerings under one roof – or you can avoid schlepping around the mainstream and go for the more unique boutiques. Scoop NYC (Washington & 430 West 14th St) Popular with fashion agents and publicists, sells the hippest of womens and mens designer labels and is a great spot to find the latest must-have jeans (from Calvins to Sevens, Papers to James Jeans).
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New York Weather
Warmest month is usually July. Coolest month is usually January. Wettest month is usually May. Lowest recorded temperature: -9.4°C. Highest recorded temperature: 41.1°.
Average Monthly Temperatures