Nicole Ferraro (@NicoleFerraro), Editorial Director – Broadway… baby: It’s a great season on and off Broadway, and as the resident theater nerd here at The Webbys, I have some suggestions. First off, skip the TKTS line in Times Square and download the TodayTix app for last-minute tickets to tons of shows (not Hamilton, sorry) at great prices. For any Sondheim lovers, use TodayTix to enter the ticket lotteries for the fantastic off-Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd (set in a legit pie shop) and Pacific Overtures (starring Webby-Winner George Takei!). Or if you want to see a new show on Broadway that’ll restore your faith in humanity, and you don’t mind standing for 90 minutes, head to the Schoenfeld Theater box office to request standing room tickets for the multi-Tony-nominated (and usually sold out) musical Come From Away. $32 for the best view in the house, and my favorite show of the season.
Pro tip: This special theater nerd code DWQFZ saves you $10 on TodayTix.
Sebastian Ade (@suhbashchin), Assistant Producer – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave: Every year the Met’s Costume Institute curates an amazing exhibit dedicated to fashion history that’s open throughout the summer months. This year’s exhibition is a tribute to the fantastical 74-year-old Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo—seeing her work is definitely something you can brag about.
Pro tip: Grab the 2017 Webby-Nominated Met App to help you explore the museum’s extensive collection.
Michelle Pathe (@airshelley), Office Manager – Pearl River Mart, 395 Broadway: If you find yourself in the Tribeca/Little Italy area with some time to kill, check out Pearl River Mart to shop for all the things you want but definitely don’t need. Actually, it may be better to head here with more than just some time to kill—you might get lost somewhere in the aisles of housewares, furniture, and knick knacks.
Emily Warren (@emilyhonora), Managing Director – Dumbo via the Manhattan Bridge: Dumbo is a really nice area to visit for an out-of-towner. My personal recommendation is to eat dim dum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor (13–15 Doyers Street) in Chinatown, and then walk over the Manhattan Bridge to Dumbo—it’s waaaaaay less crowded than the Brooklyn Bridge, and you still get great views of the river, the Statue of Liberty, and downtown Manhattan. Once you come off the Manhattan Bridge, walk underneath its overpass down Jay St. and you’ll be in the heart of Dumbo. Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park to take in the views, maybe ride Jane’s Carousel, and then eat Juliana’s (19 Old Fulton Street) brick-oven pizza.
Pro tip: Hop on a Citi Bike to zip across the bridge on two wheels.
Emma Whitfield (@emmawhitfield), Account Manager – Central Park’s North Meadow: Springtime in New York is wonderful! So why not take advantage of that beautiful spring weather? Head on over to Central Park, specifically North Meadow (north of the Great Lawn, at 97th Street) as it doesn’t get as crowded as Sheep’s Meadow but is still a great area to lay down a blanket, bring a picnic basket, and relax in the sun!
Pro tip: To get the most out of your Central Park visit, call up the Celebrity Audio Guide to get a tour of the park’s landmarks from famous New Yorkers.
Angela Carola (@angcarola), Managing Director, IADAS + Industry Relations – Staten Island Ferry, 4 Whitehall Street: See the sights like a local—hop on the Staten Island Ferry (it’s free) and grab a beer from the snack bar as you enjoy an hour on the water. You’ll see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and a nice view of Manhattan.
Pro tip: Make sure your ferry ride is a sunny one—we love the 2017 Webby-Winning Poncho messenger app to keep tabs on the weather.
Claire Graves (@clairegraves), Managing Director, The Webby Awards – The William Vale, 111 N 12th Street, Brooklyn: The best place to experience this city is from way up high. The William Vale opened late last year and is now one of the prime hotspots in Williamsburg. I love watching the sunset over Manhattan and this is the best place in NYC to do it!