„New York is always a good idea”
… as almost said by Audrey Hepburn, alias Sabrina, in the film of the same name – the original quote refers to Paris, yet the sentence can very easily be transferred to New York. The city is exciting and stimulating. New York vibrates. It clears the mind and makes room for new thoughts, experiments and encounters. We’ve set out on an adventure for you…
A hundred times have I thought: New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: it is a beautiful catastrophe.
You and your charming Excellent Escort companion wake up feeling fresh and relaxed in the hip Standard Hotel of star hotelier André Balazs in New York’s Meatpacking District.
Morning light shines through the floor-to-ceiling windows of your 875 square metre Empire Suite with its two living rooms. In the first, you can receive guests in the fully equipped bar or host dinner at the four person dining table. From the second living area, you can enjoy the view of the impressive Empire State Building from comfortable leather sofas. Unfortunately, you now have to get out of the huge king-size bed, but the luxury continues in the oversized shower. Nothing is actually “standard” in the Standard…
After a sumptuous breakfast, a quick read of the New York Times and maybe a catnap for the two of you, you’re ready to discover New York. The hotel soars over the former elevated railway line, known as the High Line, which is now a public park and is used for recreation by New Yorkers and tourists alike. The 2.33 km long route leads from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street and is perfect for diving into the urban jungle.
The Standard High Line | 848 Washington Street, New York | NY 10014
Fly me to the park…
But first you have something else in mind. The company of a charming Excellent Escort lady should be inspiration enough, but a helicopter flight over glittering rivers and skyscrapers provides a completely new thrill. You take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
We recommend making a reservation before arrival, otherwise it can be a long wait. From the southern tip of Manhattan, you’ll fly a short way across the East River and see the Statue of Liberty, then up the Hudson River to Washington Bridge. On the left is the almost rural New Jersey, opposite on the right side is Manhattan with its innumerable famous skyscrapers and sights. An indescribable sight.
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Pier 6, East River
The most important new building, the glass One World Trade Center, stands out from the mass of skyscrapers like a solitaire. It was built between 2006 and 2014 on Ground Zero of the former World Trade Center. The 541.3 metre high building is currently the tallest building in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world. Alongside many other well-known companies, the American Vogue has moved in, together with the publishing mothership Condé Nast.
One of Manhattan’s most beautiful buildings is still the iconic Chrysler Building on Lexington Avenue, corner of 42nd Street. This fascinating example of Art Deco architecture was built between 1928 and 1930. Various gargoyles are attached to the building, modelled after the Chrysler hood ornaments. The elegant stainless steel dome, which is especially enchanting when it is lit up at night, is reminiscent of a crown and stands out uniquely from the skyline.
In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothing you cant do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
The lights will inspire you,
Lets hear it for New York,
New York, New York
Jay-Z Alicia Keys – New York
Inmitten der Häuserschluchten erscheint plötzlich der grandiose Central Park, die grüne Lunge New Yorks. Erst mit dem Blick von oben wird klar, welche Fläche der Park auf der doch eher kleinen Insel Manhattan einnimmt. Er wurde 1859 als Landschaftspark eingerichtet und 1873 fertiggestellt. Der Park erstreckt sich von der 59th bis zur 110th Straße (und von der 5th zur 8th Avenue) und wurde mit ein paar Ausnahmen unberührter Natur künstlich angelegt.
An der Washington Bridge dreht der Hubschrauber und sie genießen die Tour rückwärts und können Erinnerungsfotos machen. Wir versprechen Ihnen, dieses beeindruckende Erlebnis bleibt Ihnen lange im Gedächtnis. Weiter geht es durch den Big Apple… Ein Yellow Cab ist in New York immer in Sichtweite. Falls die Taxifahrer wegen Ihrer sexy Excellent Escort Begleitung nicht von alleine halten, so winken Sie als eleganter Galan ein Taxi heran. Ihr nächstes Ziel verspricht Champagner und einen leichten Lunch.
Am liebsten bei Saks 5th Avenue im hauseigenen Café SFA, im 8. Stock des berühmten Flagship Stores. Von dort blicken sie aus der Vogelperspektive auf das Rockefeller Center und die St. Patricks Kathedrale. Küchenchef Alex Reyes kreiert hier frische und saisonale Gerichte mit täglich neuen Überraschungen. Dazu genießen Sie einzigartige Cocktails und liebevoll ausgesuchte Weine in klassisch-elegantem Ambiente.
TO NEW YORK WITH EXCELLENT ESCORTS
In between the urban canyons, the green lung of New York suddenly appears – the grandiose Central Park. It’s only when viewed from above that it becomes clear how much of the rather small island of Manhattan is covered by the park. It was established as a landscape park in 1859 and completed in 1873. The park stretches from 59th to 110th Street (and from 5th to 8th Avenue) and has been created artificially, with a few exceptions of untouched nature.
At the Washington Bridge the helicopter turns so you can enjoy the tour in reverse and take some souvenir photos. We promise you’ll remember this impressive experience for a long time. And so we continue through the Big Apple… In New York, there’s always a yellow cab in sight. If the taxi drivers don’t automatically stop because of your sexy Excellent Escort companion, then you’ll have to be a valiant gentleman and wave for one. Your next destination promises champagne and a light lunch.
Preferably at Saks 5th Avenue in their Café SFA on the 8th floor of the famous flagship store. From there you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Chef Alex Reyes creates fresh and seasonal dishes with new surprises every day. Enjoy unique cocktails and lovingly selected wines in a classically elegant ambience.
The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Sonntag–Donnerstag: 10–17:30 Uhr
Freitag und Samstag: 10–21 Uhr
After seeing all kinds of wonderful clothes in the museum environment, you might then like to buy some. The best place to do this is Soho, which is home to delightful branches of all the great designers who have impressive flagship stores on 5th Avenue. Prada, Gucci, Dior and co. are within a few blocks walking distance.
Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.
One particular gem is the vintage store What Goes Around Comes Around, where you can find very well preserved vintage designer pieces. Perhaps you’re looking for a Chanel bag from a certain collection or you don’t want to wait months for a Birkin Bag from Hermès – if so, come and take a close look in this lovingly arranged shop. In this shop, (almost) nothing is impossible. This applies not only to the ladies, but also to the gentlemen of the world.
What goes around comes around, 351 W Broadway, New York
After all these experiences, you’ve more than earned an evening’s refreshment. Now it’s time to hotfoot it out of Manhattan for what comes next. But we promise it’ll be worth it. Williamsburg, a district of Brooklyn, has been home to the Peter Luger Steak House since 1887.
Peter Lugers Steakhouse, 178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
Was aussieht wie ein rheinisches Brauhaus, serviert Steaks auf Sterneniveau. Bestellen Sie das Steak for Two und dazu einen kräftigen Rotwein aus dem Nappa Valley – mehr braucht es nicht. Am besten reservieren schon vor Anreise einen Tisch, spontan einen Platz zu bekommen ist ein Ding der Unmöglichkeit. Nach dem Genuss dieses einzigartigen T-Bone Steaks wird es schwer, irgendwo auf der Welt eines in vergleichbarer Qualität zu finden.
Cool, cooler Le Bain
Le Bain im The Standard High Line , 444 West 13th Street, New York
It may look like a Rhineland brewery, but it serves steaks at Michelin star level. Order the Steak for Two and a full-bodied red wine from the Napa Valley – that’s all you need. It’s best to reserve a table before arrival: it’s impossible to get a seat off the cuff. After enjoying this unique T-bone, you’ll struggle to find a steak of comparable quality anywhere in the world.
Cool, cooler Le Bain
You conclude the evening right back where you started: in the Standard Hotel. Upside: your wonderful king-size bed is close at hand. On the rooftop of the building you’ll find the legendary Penthouse Disco and Bar Le Bain.
In suitable attire, you’re let in to enjoy the house’s signature cocktails in the company of fashion editors, trendsetters, models and young tech millionaires. This spectacular sojourn is accompanied by the sounds of world-famous DJs filling the bar area with good grooves via the state of the art sound system. On the grass-covered roof, bright pink and yellow Acapulco chairs compete with the fiery sky of the New York sunset. Night time is when the city turns on its most beautiful lights and Simone de Beauvoir was probably right when she said: there’s something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.