Inspired by the title of the 2002 cinematic classic ’24 Hour Party People’ we here at Dapper Tours HQ were moved to think what we would do if we had only 24 hours in NYC.. So here is our 24 in Chelsea.
Bottino’s is a local Chelsea favourite for lunch and two doors down their take-out-only spot is a beloved quick stop for breakfast. Fresh pastries and decadent breads make the start to any given morning. Oh and did we mention they have Ily coffee on tap? The lines sometimes wraps outside the store but they’ve got the crowd handling down to a science, so don’t worry, it moves fast, also the wait is just very much worth it.
Next up – a stroll along the High Line. The park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side was opened to the public ten years ago and is a unique respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enter at 26th street and walk towards 14th to get the best view of the various art installations along the way. A stop at the 15th Street overlook provides a moment to stop and catch up on that book that you are currently reading while getting an eyeful of some prime people watching.
Time for a snack, and appropriately Artichoke Basille Pizza is right on the corner below the High Line. Never one to fail in providing a good slice, the name sake Artichoke slice with spinach cream sauce is a go-to to satisfy any hunger pains.
A quick errand is up next in Chelsea market. This foodie based market has many great eateries to visit but our personal favourite is the spices and oil vendor named The Filling Station. Their environmentally friendly approach encourages buyers to reuse their packaging for refills at a discount…Time for more truffle oil if you ask me..
After The Filling Station, it’s a stop to take in some culture. The Whitney Biennial starts late Spring and promises to present a collection of creative works that stimulate the mind and inspire new thought. Meet a friend outside and head up the vertically inclined museum to see a great view of downtown of the city as well as the provoking art.
It’s about time for an early supper and a stop at British Fish n Chips shop, Salt & Battery is reliable for hitting the spot. Creating fish and chips so authentic you’re likely to see British New Yorkers patronizing this Greenwich Village Spot on their way home from work.
After a day so chill its only fitting to dance the night away at a Silent Disco. Held all over the city periodically these very, very quiet parties allow you to jam out to your choice of the music of one of three Dj’s while everyone around you enjoys their own personal disco.
We are breaking down 24 hours in NY by neighbourhood so stay tuned for future articles detailing how to spend a full day in other parts of this city.