Apartments in New York – Cheap Holiday Rentals
New York, also known as the Big Apple, is one of the world’s most popular cities, boasting a concentrated hub of impressive architecture, an abundance of restaurants, and a buzzing atmosphere that weaves its way through the brightly lit streets. The skyline is one of the most recognisable in the world and there’s a whole host of incredible things to do, from strolling around Central Park, enjoying the atmosphere of Times Square after dark, and climbing the Empire State Building for spectacular views across the city. Live the dream in one of our apartments in New York, where you can choose from a selection of budget studios and boutique holiday rentals to ensure you have the perfect place to stay.
World-Famous Attractions - Things to do in New York
- Central Park – The world’s most famous park sprawls out in the centre of the city, offering a huge expanse of space for walks, picnics, and relaxation.
- Empire State Building – Standing tall against the rest of the Manhattan skyline, the Empire State Building provides the perfect vantage point for incredible views across the city.
- Statue of Liberty – This tall iconic figure is one of the most well-known statues in the world and is situated on Liberty Island.
- Rockefeller Center – Sprawling out over 22 acres, this complex of buildings is home to numerous commercial centres.
- Times Square – This brightly lit central hub of Manhattan is surrounded by a vibrant array of shops, restaurants, and bars.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art – Named as one of the top ten largest art galleries in the world, and the largest in the United States, this museum is home to a huge selection of famous works.
- GE Building – Forming a section of the Rockefeller Center, this Art Deco skyscraper sits proudly in the centre of Manhattan.
- Museum of Modern Art – Regularly shortened to MoMa, this gallery showcases works by some of the world’s best-known artists.
- Grand Central Terminal – This elaborate, Art Deco style station is filled with quirky details and is home to a handful of top-notch shops and restaurants.
- American Museum of Natural History – Located on the Upper West Side, this large museum is one of the most popular in the world.
- High Line – Spanning 1.45 miles along disused rail tracks, this thin, elevated park is a quirky edition to Manhattan’s attractions.
- Ellis Island – An island of the north coast of Manhattan, it was once a very important part of the immigration industry.
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Sat on the edge of the Upper East Side, this world-famous museum exhibits a vast collection of works by highly-renowned artists.
- Radio City Music Hall – Situated inside the Rockefeller Center, this entertainment hall is one of the city’s best-loved attractions.
- The Cloisters – This unusual museum can be found in Upper Manhattan, and boasts a picturesque courtyard and an ornate architectural style.
- Coney Island – Predominantly a residential neighbourhood, Coney Island is also home to a large stretch of beach and is famed for its selection of leisure and entertainment facilities.
- Staten Island Ferry – Catch a good glimpse of the Statue of Liberty from this ferry which runs from Manhattan to Staten Island.
- Madison Square Garden – This indoor arena in central Manhattan plays host to numerous concerts and events throughout the year.
- Bronx Zoo – This is one of the biggest city zoos in the world, and is home to a vast range of exotic and local species.
- New York Botanical Garden – Nature lovers should take a trip to the Botanical Gardens located in the Bronx, which displays a colourful, eclectic selection of flora.
- Patrick’s Cathedral – This impressive Neo-Gothic church offers an ornate architectural contrast to the city’s numerous other high-rise buildings.
Our apartments in New York can be found throughout the city, from the Bronx to the Upper East and West Sides.
Offbeat New York – Lesser-Known City Hotspots
New York is one of the biggest tourist hotspots in the world and the major attractions can get crowded with the influx of visitors. Luckily, there are a number of offbeat places that many tourists don’t know about that offer some peace and quiet away from the bustling city centre.
There’s Red Hook, a district of Brooklyn that is touted as ‘up-and-coming’. Here you can wander among a huge selection of quirky, independent stores, restaurants, and art galleries, and soak up the creative atmosphere that pulses throughout its waterfront location. It’s a bit out of the way, but at the weekend there is a free water taxi that runs from Manhattan.
Then there’s the Elevated Acre, which some local New Yorkers don’t even know about. Set between high-rise buildings close to Wall Street, this acre of peaceful green space offers the perfect place to grab a coffee and watch the world go by. In summer, it also has a schedule of movies that it shows in its seven-tiered amphitheatre.
Art lovers should check out MoMa PS1, a branch of the Museum of Modern Art that’s not nearly as crowded or as well-known. There is a variety of new-age, gritty urban exhibitions that take place here, including a great selection of street art, and there’s a cute garden that is constantly being changed to match the current exhibition.
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, our New York apartments can be found dotted around the lesser-known spots in the city.
Navigating New York – Get From the Airport into Manhattan
New York has no less than 3 airports that service the city. There’s the John F. Kennedy International airport which caters to international flights and is located 15 miles from the centre of Manhattan. The best way to get from JFK into town is via the AirTrain, which travels into central Manhattan and connects with the New York subway. Then there’s LaGaurdia Airport, which is mainly a domestic airport, and is accessible from Manhattan by an Express Bus and a busy taxi rank outside the terminals. Finally there is the lesser-known Newark-Liberty International airport which is actually located in New Jersey but is the closest transport hub to lower Manhattan. There is a Transit train which traverses frequently between the airport and Pennsylvania Station.