PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager Hotel (@publichotels), 215 Chrystie Street: New York City’s newest and trendiest hotel, PUBLIC is the perfect spot to stay to celebrate your win in style. PUBLIC is offering a special group rate for out-of-town guests. To make reservations: Visit wbby.co/hotel and use promo code WEBBY or call +1 (212) 735-6000. (Book by May 8th for best rates.)
Nicole Ferraro (@NicoleFerraro), Editorial Director — Broadway! As the resident theater nerd here at The Webbys, I suggest filling your non-Webby time by taking in a Broadway show. 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. My personal recommendations this season: for a musical, Carousel (brilliant revival + best dancing anyone’s seen on Broadway in forever)—or, for a play: Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women (starring theater goddesses Laurie Metcalf and Glenda Jackson).
Pro tip: This special theater nerd code DWQFZ saves you $10 on TodayTix.
Sebastian Ade (@suhbashchin), 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 upcoming exhibition examines fashion’s relationship to medieval art and Catholicism—seeing this exhibit 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.
Taylor Griffin (@taywgriffin), Executive and Operational Assistant — Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge Park has the best views and is a great place for a stroll on a warm day. Start at Brooklyn Bridge Lookout where you can grab an ice cream or lemonade and then continue down the stretch of the park where you’ll come across several piers, lounging spaces and of course photo opps.
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.
Esther Hoff (@estherhoff), Business Development Associate — The Frick Collection, 1 E 70th Street: This museum is probably my favorite spot in all of Manhattan. The former home of Henry Clay Frick turned museum is right on Central Park and houses his personal art collection. Instantly you are transported back to the Gilded Age as you walk through the Frick Collection.
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.
Jordana Jarrett (@jordi_cheri), Editorial Coordinator —Yoga to the People – 12 St Marks Place: In the city that never sleeps, it’s important to take time to recharge. Yoga to the People offers donation-based yoga classes made for all levels across the city (St Marks, 27th, 38th, and 103rd!). Classes are 60 minutes and are offered every day at multiple time slots—candle-lit on Sundays at 7pm or 8:30. Mat rentals are $2, otherwise pay what you can. And be sure to get there 15 minutes early! Namaste.
Claire Graves (@clairegraves), Executive Director — 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!