Here at Grana, not only do we travel the globe to find the world’s best fabrics, but we also just travel a lot, period. Traveling has, and always will be, a core part of Grana culture. With our HQ located in Hong Kong, the world is at our feet and we’re encouraged to explore it as often as we can!
The Grana family often tags on a vacation day here and there, turning weekends into adventures, getaways and learning experiences. Each time someone leaves for a trip, they bring back savvy tips; but what good is a tip if not shared? So, we’re making our tips, your tips.
For the second edition of our new travel column, we’ve got the scoop on this little place called New York City, USA from our New York team.
- Walking is easy enough within neighbourhoods, but if you’re looking to hop from one district to another then ride sharing apps like Uber, Lyft or the latest Via are the most convenient, and often are cheaper than a taxi.
- A bike ride along the Hudson River is another smooth way to take in the sights. Taking on the real traffic on your bike is only for the seriously confident cyclists, and expect to get yelled at anyway.
- You can also walk from the financial district in Manhattan to Brooklyn across the Brooklyn Bridge. This takes less than an hour and gives you a great skyline view of boroughs.
Food & Bev
- A lot of visitors plan their commutes and neighbourhood visits around food. New York is a culinary dreamboat where brunch is considered an official meal of the day. If you’ve already mapped out your ‘must eat’ places then be sure to book a table in advance. Five Leaves, Bubby’s High Line, The Blind Barber, The William Vale, Pod 39, Arlene’s Grocery and Red Rooster are some of our favourites.
- Never overlook the power of a hot dog or pretzel from a street vender – they’re a staple in this city for a reason.
- Download the “Happy” app for the best lists and deals on happy hours around the city.
- Be prepared to tip 15% -20% (or that first round of drinks will be your last).
- Asks museums if they have a free entry time. MoMA’s free Friday is between 4pm – 8pm
- Skip the lines at the Empire State Building, and instead head for the top of the Rockefeller Center. It’s cheaper and still has a killer view.
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