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.)
Jordana Jarrett (@jordi_cheri), Editor — New Museum, 235 Bowery: I like to hit up museums for a temporary reprieve from the city. The New Museum is great for spending a few hours—definitely check out their exhibit on Net Art archives, and Jeffrey Gibson’s really beautiful exhibit on indigenous material histories, handcraft techniques, and colonization.
Plus, it’s only a 3-minute walk from Public hotel!
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, Oklahoma (brilliant revival unlike anything you will see ever)—or, for a play: What the Constitution Means to Me (it should be required viewing for everyone).
Christine Lee (@khunty_kharax), Mo-graphics Designer — A/D/O, 29 Norman Ave, Brooklyn: A/D/O is a beautiful place to chill with a coffee while looking at some incredible design. It’s a self-professed “creative space” in Greenpoint with public space that houses a restaurant and bar, open seating area, and exhibitions. They also have a shop where you can buy carefully curated goods made by independent creatives.
Taylor Griffin (@taywgriffin), Assistant Producer, IADAS — 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), Assistant Producer — 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), Senior 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!
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..
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!