We’re exactly seven days away from Texworld USA & Apparelsourcing USA Summer 2016 show! Whether you’re a first-timer or a returnee, we know how hectic and packed those three days could be, and if you don’t plan ahead, you might be wasting your precious time Googling “where to eat” or “what to do” in NYC. While you might have already done most things from the Top 10 Things to do in NYC by TripAdvisor, we’ve put together a list of some suggestions for you to check out in between the seminars, or free time you have during your stay in the city.
WHERE TO EAT
There are thousands of restaurants to choose from, but we know you would rather stay around the area while attending the show. Here are some suggestions:
Pier 81 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
11:30am – 11:00pm
Distance from Javits Center: 1.3mi
Try something different and sail away after a long tiring day of walking, networking and learning. Get on board with North River Lobser Co for fresh seafood, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer and a raw bar while enjoying the beautiful views of Hudson River. It’s free to sail on the North River boat, it’s included in the cost of the food and drinks! Take note of the sailing times.
“Hints- get there early to get a seat on the top deck. By far the best experience so you can see the beautiful views along the Hudson.” – John D. (Yelp Review)
Bombay Sandwich Co.
48 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001
11:00am – 9:00pm
Distance from Javits Center: 1.4mi
If you are looking for vegan/vegetarian options but on the adventurous side then Bombay Sandwich Co is perfect for you. Recently featured as one of the “50 Best Sandwiches” by Brooklyn Magazine – the Chana Masala Sandwich ($8.50) – a vegan-friendly sandwich won’t disappoint! Or you can also try from this list of NYC’s Best Cheap Eats.
450 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018
9:00am – 4:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Distance from Javits Center: 0.3mi
Head to Friedman’s on 10th Ave if you feel like having late brunch in the afternoon. A convenient 8-minute walk from the center takes you to this famous brunch spot (even locals recommend it)! The Fried Chicken & Cheddar Waffle ($20) is a big hit, so don’t miss the opportunity to try it while you’re in NYC. Just be sure you have ample of time, wait time could be quite a while.
If you feel like exploring while staying in the neighborhood, the Hell’s Kitchen has multiple restaurants that serve from African/Moroccan to South American cuisine. NYMAG.COM listed 149 restaurants and if that’s a little overwhelming for you, then start start with Yelp’s 10 Best Hell’s Kitchen Restaurants.
WHAT TO DO
1. See an art exhibition
David Zwirner Gallery
519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
10:00am – 6:00pm
Current show: Sigmar Polke: Eine Winterreise
New York: 537 West 20th Street
May 7 – July 22, 2016
Group Show: People Who Work Here
New York: 533 West 19th Street
June 30 – August 5, 2016
475 Tenth Avenue, New York NY 10018
10:00am – 5:00pm
Current show: Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT
May 7 – July 29, 2016
2. EXPLORE THE SURROUNDING PARKS
The High Line
820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
7:00am – 10:00pm
Hudson Park & Boulevard
Park is closed from 11:00pm – 6:00am
34th St and Hudson Blvd, New York, NY 10001
3. ATTEND A SHOW
The Lion King
200 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Because a trip to NYC is never complete without seeing a Broadway show! Get your tickets now!
Sofar Sounds NYC
If you’re into exploring new music and seeing live bands, try attending a secret intimate local gig and experience the real magic of live music. It’s a great way to meet locals while in town and find out more of NYC’s hidden gems! Shows are exclusive and private but you can apply here.
If you have an extra day to spend in NYC why not see the Yankees play the Boston Red Sox on July 15?! Tickets go from as low as $26!
What’s your favorite restaurant or place to visit in NYC?