These eclectic neighborhoods – which include the well-known Times Square, Theater District, Columbus Circle, and Hudson River Park – can be considered the heart of New York City.
WHERE TO: pamper yourself.
Antoinette Boudoir Newstalgica Salon, 11 West 46th Street
Book a facial or body scrub at this modern-day “tribute to Marie Antoinette’s powder room”.
Yelo Spa, 5 East 57th Street
Enjoy one of their famous power naps or choose from the wide variety of massages and skin care treatments at this revolutionary spa.
WHERE TO: bargain shop.
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, West 39th Street & 9th Avenue
Spend your next free weekend browsing vintage wares, tasting locally-grown produce, and munching on delicious street food at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market.
Housing Works Thrift Shop, 730-732 Ninth Avenue
Visit this thrift shop to update your wardrobe and home with high-end vintage items at low prices.
WHERE TO: satisfy your sweet tooth.
Schmackary’s, 362 West 45th Street
Choose from an array of funky flavors like Maple Bacon and Peanut Butter Banana Crunch at this Hell’s Kitchen bakeshop.
WHERE TO: eat dinner.
Esca, 402 West 43rd Street
If you love seafood, you will dine happy as you choose from Esca’s creative menu.
Nizza, 630 Ninth Avenue
This French-Italian fusion restaurant is the perfect spot for pre- or post-theater meals.
WHERE TO: go for drinks.
Sky Room, 330 West 40th Street
Relax over a drink during the day or dance the night away at New York City’s highest rooftop bar.
Therapy, 348 West 52nd Street
This hot former-warehouse-turned-gay-bar hosts regular open mic nights and comedy hours.
If you are interested in making Hell’s Kitchen/Midtown West your new neighborhood, make an appointment at Platinum’s Times Square office by calling 212-481-2002.
Check back next week for a guide to The Village.