Autumn in New York is marked by crisp, sunny days of champagne air, as the phrase goes. As New Yorkers return from their summer vacations and rediscover what they love about their city, the calendar is crowded with cultural events and openings providing even more reasons to visit.
Travelers interested in the cutting edge of the cultural scene will want to check out the Tobacco Warehouse adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park (seen here prior to the start of construction). From the Greenwich Hotel, it’s an easy and scenic 20-minute bike ride over the Brooklyn Bridge on one of the hotel’s Shinola bicycles.
Armchair architects may want to time their visit to coincide with Archoctober, a month of events and talks celebrating New York’s built environment and culminating in Open House New York over Columbus Day weekend, when many landmarks and newer buildings normally closed to the public open their doors. From the Pierre, it’s easy to get to many of the participants in the event, like the Museum of Modern Art and the recently reopened Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Or you can take in some more ephemeral splendor: the fall foliage in Central Park, right down the street from both the Hôtel Plaza Athénée and the Lowell Hotel.
From Upper East Side classics to downtown hot spots, the six members of The Leading Hotels of the World in New York have Manhattan covered when it comes time to plan your fall trip to the city.
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