New York for business travelers

Like all great cities, New York isn't a single place; it's dozens of places crammed together.

New York City's five boroughs are home to some of the world's most recognizable, cherished landmarks and attractions. From Times Square and Central Park to the Empire State Building and One World Observatory, the island of Manhattan packs more famous icons into one compact area than any other place on earth; and that's to say nothing of the City's four other boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island—each of which contains its own roster of must-see destinations. With so much to see and do, we've rounded up the attractions that belong on any visitor's to-see list.

Maybe you enjoy reading or watching a ballgame in your hotel room at night, or seeing a movie. Don't waste your New York hours doing anything but being fabulously productive or having the time of your life. See a show. Eat a magnificent dinner. Call on that customer who never answers your e-mails.

The key to business travel is choosing hotels wisely and budgeting a little extra time for sightseeing. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Eat

Lever (390 Park Avenue)

For a power lunch, try Milanese-inspired Casa Lever (390 Park Avenue). The 'space age' dining room features hexagonal booths and Warhol artwork, while the private dining room holds up to 20 guests. For dinner, consider Michelin-starred Marea (240 Central Park South). Its modern Italian seafood is unforgettable, especially the sea urchin with lardo (lard) and the lobster with burrata cheese. The restaurant only books one month ahead, so be flexible with your timing for a table.

Brooklyn's Peter Luger Steakhouse (178 Broadway, Brooklyn)

Serious carnivores should make the pilgrimage to Brooklyn's Peter Luger Steakhouse (178 Broadway, Brooklyn).

Peter Luger Steak House is a steakhouse located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York City, with a second location in Great Neck, New York, on Long Island.

Peter Luger has been named the best steakhouse in New York City by Zagat Survey for 30 years in a row. The Brooklyn location is known for its long wooden bar, and the "dining rooms have a Teutonic air, with exposed wooden beams, burnished oak wainscoting, brass chandeliers and weathered beer-hall tables."

In 2002, it was named to the James Beard Foundation's list of "America's Classics."

Shop

Haberdasher Lord Willy's (225 Mott Street)

Haberdasher Lord Willy's (223 Mott Street) specializes in sublime custom-made men's shirts and suits, though you'll also find ready-to-wear, beautiful topcoats, ties, boxers and umbrellas. Up-and-coming Seize sur Vingt (78 Greene Street) offers custom tailoring in bright colors and bold patterns for men and women, while Barker Black (198B Elizabeth Street) is the place for custom-made men's formal and semi-formal shoes that are both elegant and subversive. There's a waiting time of about four weeks, though you can opt for ready-to-wear. For must-have women's heels, try Intermix (98 Price Street) and Jeffrey (449 West 14th Street). For cufflinks, The Missing Link (40 West 25th Street) has over 5000 rare and vintage offerings.

Relax

Book a treatment at the Four Seasons Spa, which offers a handy 'Jet Lag' massage.

L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York, the world-class skincare brand’s first location in North America. A luxury destination for city dwellers and visitors alike, the location offers the most effective in proprietary treatments and breakthrough technologies that have catapulted L.RAPHAEL to the forefront of anti-aging skincare. The 4,500 square foot space boasts ten treatment rooms including two luxury couples’ suites, a full-service hair salon, two nail stations, saunas in the men’s and women’s locker rooms as well as a retail boutique offering the full line of L.RAPHAEL premium skincare products. The comprehensive treatment menu includes facial, body and massage therapies, hair and nail care, and makeup application.

See

A lesser-known, less crowded gem on Fifth Avenue's 'Museum Mile' is the Frick Collection,  1 East 70th Street).

Occupying a massive neo-classical mansion, this former home of tycoon and art patron Henry Clay Frick houses one of the most varied and interesting collections of European art ever amassed. Highlights include works by Cimabue, Bellini, Corot, Gainsborough, and El Greco. Equally impressive is the museum's courtyard. It's a wonderful place to sit, listen to the gurgle of the water fountain and luxuriate in the Frick's peace and beauty.

Sleep

It's hard to beat Midtown's Four Seasons (57 East 57th Street) for personal service and attention. Their in-house Business Centre offers round-the-clock services, including mobile phones and secretarial services. Rooms are contemporary, though the 52nd-floor Ty Warner suite has a French-Italian artisanal feel and 360-degree view of Manhattan.

Soho's slick-and-hip Crosby Street Hotel (70 Crosby Street) is popular with a younger, more eclectic advertising and media crowd. The 99-seat screening room is great for screenings, and both the slinky Crosby Bar and eclectic Drawing Room are fabulous for meeting clients over cocktails.

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Posted on Apr 05 2016

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