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Check out these New York Attractions: 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 staff member for NYC local tips. 70 Park Avenue helps you make the most of your New York stay by sharing our 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

Nicholas Salazar - Local for 1 year

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

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".

Retail therapy
Kenza Sebti

Kenza Sebti - Local for 4 years

Director of Front Office

  • Uniqlo: A new-style Japanese clothing store that makes interesting, uniquely casual clothes.

  • Top Shop has become a major style icon, appealing to fashion forward shoppers and industry insiders alike.

Alfred Watkins

Alfred Watkins - Local for 5 years

Asst. Director of Front Office

  • Bowlmor Lanes is a bowling alley the way the White House is a residence. The lanes hardly sum up the whole experience at this 90,000 sq. ft dining and entertainment complex.

  • Ace Bar is a fun place with no cover or line. Darts, pinball machines, pool tables & the best part: SKEEBALL!

One of a kind
Pamela Andrews

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.

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