The period after New Year is one of the best times of the year to enjoy New York City. Seriously, there are good deals to be made; Many hotels offer a third, fourth or fifth night free. It is also easier to walk around without being constantly stopped by tourists wandering the sidewalks of SoHo and Greenwich Village.
Here is what to do in New York to chase the Montréal winter blues and reconcile with the cold season.
1. Ice Skating
In the last century, about 30,000 New Yorkers have graced the big famous ice rink in Central Park during a winter weekend. The outdoor skating in New York, especially at night, remains a classic experience in the Big Apple.
The skating rink at Rockefeller Center, one of the many city emblem, attract visitors who pay rather high prices for the chance to take a picture in front of the golden statue of Prometheus.
For a more intimate rink, nothing better than Wollman Rink in the southeast corner of Central Park. This is a large outdoor ice rink, with views of Midtown buildings through the treetops of the park.
2. Restaurant Week
Do not be fooled by the theme of this foodie event, it lasts three weeks (January 18 to February 5, 2016). During this period it is possible for you to try new restaurants and new flavours for a fraction of the regular price. A must for any foodie! This event is repeated in June.
3. The Brooklyn Flea market
Winter Brooklyn Flea is a new shopping unusual tradition during the winter months. Over a hundred artists, designer and collectors move inside the 37 storey building in the Williamsburg Bank (now called Skylight One Hanson). You will find stalls inside the safe and through the wickets art deco’s old teller counters. The market is open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 7pm. After your visit, you can try to get last minute tickets to see a N-Y Islanders hockey game against your favorite team at the newly opened Barclay Center nearby.