• The Fifth Avenue divides Manhattan into the east and west sides. The numbers of the buildings increase the further you go from east to west.
  • In Manhattan, if you walk 20 blocks north or south, you have walked a mile. The locals call these blocks “short blocks” or “street blocks” while the others that go from east to west are called “long blocks” or “avenue blocks”.
  • The best time to see the most NYC attractions is Tuesday-Saturday. On weekends museums start late and may not be open long. On Mondays and Sundays they may be closed or do not have tours.
  • Since New York is so vast, the best advice we can give you is to be organized. Do not go to bed before you plan what it is you wish to do the next day, everything must have time and no delays in order to have a full agenda in the city that doesn’t sleep.
  • If we talk about rent, this city has the highest rates. A two bedroom apartment will be an average of $4,000 to $5,000 dollars. This numbers obviously apply to the zone of Manhattan.
  • It doesn’t matter if you are more or less a fan of musicals or if your english isn’t so good, thruth be told it is worth assisiting to the meca of the great Broadway shows.




  • One of the most unmissible things in NYC is FAO Schawrz, even if there aren’t any small kids in the family, this legendary toy store is one of the stops you must make in the city.
  • Maybe after reading our gourmet section you might ask if we are serious, but one of the thing any Newyorker does is grab a bite at Gray’s Papaya. It has been featured in so many movies we stopped keeping count and it forms part of the New York City Pass.
  • Designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, Central Park is home to nearly 843 acres of vibrant sites, flora and hidden stories. The best way to enjoy it? On bike or by foot.
  • New York is a city filled with movie-lovers and Film Forum is the Mecca of feature adicts around town. Venture and see the films you would only read about elsewhere.
  • One of the obliged stops is the Empire State Building. But miss out on all the heavy lines, the best times to visit are 8:30 am, lunch time and dinner.
  • MOMA is the home of modern masters. But on the other side of the East River it’s Little brother is located, P.S.1 sets in a consistent matter exhibitions formed by several provocative artists.
  • Now that Barnery’s (althoug it is a great place to shop) has turned into a mini national chain, Bergdorf’s still remains a New York exclusive. It is worth taking a stroll through 754 avenue!



Text: Amura ± Photo: besfon / Joan Marcus