5 THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER
Our expert on the ground, David Farley, shares his tips.
People & Places
1 The Whitney museum, once overlooked, is now housed in a dynamic Renzo Piano-designed building and getting the attention it deserves. Its 25,000-plus collection of mostly 20thcentury art by the likes of Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe and Jackson Pollock makes this a beacon of modern art history. whitney.org 2 In the early 1900s, the Lower East Side was home to a thriving eastern European Jewish community, and dozens of kosher delis. Only a few remain, and Katz (opened in 1888) is the best. You may recognise it from the “I’ll have what she’s having” scene in When Harry Met Sally… After you’ve been handed a ticket, place your order at the counter, indulge in superb deli fare, and pay at the end with your ticket. katzsdeli catessen.com 3 The Brooklyn Bridge makes for a great walk. Its 271ft-tall neo-gothic arches are the bridge’s trademark, but strolling along the elevated pedestrian walkway (from Brooklyn towards Manhattan) is a must. 4 In Coney Island, stroll the historic boardwalk, take a dip in the Atlantic or take in a baseball game; the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league team play at the MCU Park just off the boardwalk with free fireworks every Friday night in summer. coneyisland.com 5 Legendary clubs like the Blue Note are known worldwide and listed in guide books, but basement jazz club Mezzrow is frequented by real jazz lovers who come to hear up-and-coming (as well as established) musicians while sipping Manhattans and snacking on charcuterie. mezzrow.com