How To Spend 24 Hours in New York City
There are few places in the world with the kind of energy and gravitas of New York - this town is one of a kind and has inspired so much of the work that has brought Vessel to life over the past year.
This month, Vessel will be visiting the sites, sounds, and flavors that we think make New York incredible. First up, if you only have 24 hours in New York, don’t plan on sleeping and instead hit up these must-see, must-eat spots for the perfect mix of classic New York and local haunts.
First stop post-red-eye - Eataly. Get yourself a cappuccino (or two) and enjoy one of the many authentic Italian breakfast treats at their Caffe Lavazza coffee shop. Once you’re sufficiently caffeinated, wander the overstuffed walkways, perusing the multitude of pastas, olive oils, mushrooms, and other decadent treats, both savory and sweet, imported directly from Italy.
Then head over to Chelsea Market. It opens early, stays open late, and is home to over 60 restaurants, shops, and outposts. Seasonal matcha concoctions and baked goods from Chalait hit the spot as you window shop this stunning indoor market. Make sure to stop by Higher Standards for everything you need for a premium consumption experience, including a new Vessel.
Check into your hotel at Soho House and uncover luxury at this exclusive creative’s enclave. As a guest, enjoy access to all the member’s only spaces - Take a quick dip in the rooftop pool, book a spa treatment at the Cowshed spa, or catch up on the news in the lavish reading room. But don’t get too comfortable, there’s more to see!
By this point, a proper meal is in order and a bit of an adventure lies ahead. For lunch, cross the bridge to Brooklyn’s Frankies 457 Spuntino. With one of the best outdoor dining patios in Brooklyn and Italian food done just-right, Frankies 457 is a can’t miss. Enjoy a glass of Italian wine from their perfectly curated wine list or a deliciously crafted cocktail from their well-appointed bar - yes, it’s midday but it’s New York, you’re on vacation, indulge.
After an afternoon walk around Brooklyn’s Carrol Gardens, it’s time to head back to midtown for Grand Central’s best-kept secret - The Campbell Bar. Formerly the opulent office & reception hall (Yes both. We’re not sure how much actual work got done there) of Jazz Age financier, John W. Campbell, this over the top cocktail destination boasts three unique spaces, painted ceilings, and a bar menu built to transport you back to the 1920s. Plan on staying for a while.
Now that you’re sufficiently buzzed, it’s time for dinner and there is no better place than Joe’s Shanghai. Basically a New York institution, these are some of the best soup dumplings stateside and there’s a line out front to prove it. Sit back and enjoy the show as harried waiters shuttle steaming hot pork dumplings between tables and the din of late-night patrons drowns out the city noise.
And just when you thought you’d be able to go jump into those Egyptian cotton sheets in your Soho House hotel room, there’s one last detour. Bar Hugo on the rooftop of Hotel Hugo Soho features incredible views of all those places you didn’t make it to today because you were busy eating and drinking your way through the city - the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River, and the Freedom Tower can all be seen from your new 20-story high perch. Grab yourself a Smokey Bandit cocktail, settle into one of the outdoor couches, and raise your glass to this incredible town.