Our staff knows just where to go!
Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. 70 Park Avenue helps you make the most of your New York stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.
We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in New York, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.
Christopher "Topher" Totten - Local for 9 years
The Shanty at New York Distilling Company houses a saloon with a view of the distillery. Fantastic venue and great drinks!
The Campbell Apartment, a classy flapper-era establishment hidden away at the famed Grand Central Station. Try the Prohibition Punch, it'll knock your socks off!
Nicholas Salazar - Local for 1 years
Catering Sales & Service Manager
If you are looking for something with more spice, head out to Brooklyn's hippest neighborhood, Williamsburg, and dine at Mesa Coyoacan for delicious Mexican cuisine.
Check out Bare Burger for their delicious free-range meats and organic vegetables. Make sure not to pass up on their craft brews either.
Anthony Donato - Local for 28 years
Assistant Director of Finance
Being an avid cyclist, I do my daily 23 mile training ride to Palisades Interstate Park from NYC to Alpine, NJ. The trail goes along the Hudson River, with imposing views of Manhattan.
Central Park is my little piece of heaven. Visit "The Pond" where J. D. Salinger wrote "Catcher in the Rye".
Alfred Watkins - Local for 5 years
Asst. Director of Front Office
Pamela Andrews - Local for 5 years
Assistant General Manager
Vintry's high end wine storage allows you to have a wide selection of wines. The bartenders here love to customize & guide your evening through their menu.
Cienfuegos is an amazingly intimate little Havana themed lounge with great cocktails & some of the best rums around. A little romantic & little old world & a blast.
For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Hotel Monaco's concierge at (212) 973-2415.