New York, New York

Get ready for the New York pulse. It’s been called city of dreams and is home to a tapestry of cultures strewn across five boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

From the picturesque parks and museums to the breathtaking skyline, this city that never sleeps has something for everyone. New York is a haven for theatre lovers and music enthusiasts. It is a mecca for the business savvy and offers an unrivalled collection of exquisite restaurants and casual eateries.

Museum hop

For the art and history lovers there are special deals like the New York City pass, which allows you to visit some of the top sites: the Empire State Building Observatory, The Metropolitan Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim, the Statue of Liberty or access to the Circle Line Cruises. Check out the revitalized Whitney Museum, a modern architectural treasure heralding a stylish and contemporary art experience.

Shopping on Fifth

Cruise Fifth Avenue for enviable access to sophisticated and international brands. From Valentino to Prada, delight yourself in an opportunity for some retail therapy, all along this eclectic block. Shop all day and hang out late in Greenwich Village and SoHo – two of lower Manhattan’s liveliest spaces. Celebrate your own sense of style by popping into chic boutiques for non-traditional selections.

Theatre buffs

Thespians, dancers and good old theatre fans, Broadway calls. You can’t be in New York City and not have an evening at the theatre. Midtown is the place to be for classics like the Phantom of the Opera, the beloved Disney’s Lion King, Chicago or newer productions that have skyrocketed to popularity like Wicked, Trip to Bountiful and the Book of Mormon.

Getting around

Cabs are good. But make the subway your friend. It’s easy and beats traffic when you’re hitting some of the city’s most famous spots. The subway will also serve you well when travelling on a budget. Travel to four of New York’s five boroughs like a local by getting an MTA metrocard. Buses are also a great way to move about, while taking in the New York sites. And guess what? Your metrocard works on those too. Need to get to Staten Island? Don’t worry. Take ferry and see the sites via the New York Waterway.

Parks and gazing spaces

Prospect Park, the Bronx Zoo and the vast Central Park are just a few of New York’s enchanting spaces. Go alone or make it a family outing. Host your own picnic; catch an impromptu musical performance or just people-watch. If you’re a runner, you can lock in a few miles around the Central Park reservoir. These parks and walking spaces form the perfect sight-seeing package. Check out Time Square at night for a bevy of chasing lights and remarkable skyscrapers lined with electronic billboards. Yes it’s loud but the hustle and bustle adds to the authenticity. We promise that you’ll feel the New York City magic.

Fly Jamaica operates several weekly flights to New York from:-

NORMAN MANLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, KINGSTON, JAMAICA

CHEDDI JAGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA