NYC HOME LOCATION
16811 Highland Ave, Queens NY 11432
DAY ONE - SATURDAY
Exploring NYC On The Ground
Today will be spent exploring New York City on foot. Your day will start in Lower Manhattan, in the Financial District (FiDi), where you will take a professionally guided tour uncovering many secrets of the city. After the tour you may opt for lunch in the area at Brookfield Place or take a subway up to Nolita and have lunch at the famed Prince Street Pizza. Your afternoon tour will be of the enchanting catacombs in the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Upon completion of this 90 minute tour you will take the subway or a car up to Grand Central Terminal. There you will finish your day with unparalleled views from atop Summit One Vanderbilt and a delicious Mediterranean-focused dinner at Pera.
10:00 a.m. Secrets of New York Tour with Sarah Funky Tours. (3 hour tour)
Meet up location: 84 William St. outside The Howell Hotel, in the Financial District.
Tour guide: Marcus (917)733-0981 Please text if you are running late or have questions.
In Lower Manhattan:
Hudson Eats inside of Brookfield Place. Many fast casual dining options all in once place. 230 Vessey St.
Prince Street Pizza. Famed pizza joint selling by the slice. Located around the block from Catacombs tour. 27 Prince St.
2:45 p.m. Catacombs by Candlelight Tour. (90 min. tour)
Location: The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. 266 Mulberry St. between Houston and Prince.
6:00 p.m. Summit One Vanderbilt.
Location: Inside of Grand Central Terminal. 45 E 42nd St.
7:45 p.m. Dinner Reservation at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie.
Location: 303 Madison Avenue
Reservation Information: Your reservation has been made with the restaurants chosen platform, Open Table, using your phone number/email address. Use password: LyyteNYC to change or modify the reservation.
DAY TWO - SUNDAY
Exploring NYC From The Air And The Water
Today you will experience EVERYTHING that New York City has to offer, from the ground to the air to the water! Your day will start in Central Park and include a professional photoshoot in the area including urban and natural settings. Afterward, you will be taken by car service over to New Jersey where you will embark on a helicopter flight over the city. After your adventure in the air, you will be driven back to Manhattan and dropped off at Hudson Yards where you can enjoy the beautifully decorated grounds, shop and eat dinner. After a couple of hours you will head over to Pier 62 where you will take a holiday cruise around Manhattan, featuring live music and views of the beautiful city skyline.
10:00 a.m. Walk around Central Park to scout photo locations.
11:00 a.m. Photo session with Jason Gonzalez-Smith.
Meet-up: The Shops at Columbus Circle, inside the ground level doors. 10 Columbus Circle.
Contact: (646)712-2777, @j.a.y_end on IG
Additional Information: Jay will spend 1.5+ hours shooting with you in a variety of locations reflecting urban and natural settings. Including: Central Park, Columbus Circle and Lincoln Square. Please pay balance ($200) at the time of the shoot.
1:00 p.m. Uber pick-up by FlyNYON.
FlyNYON will reach out to you to coordinate your exact pick-up time and location. They will schedule an Uber to pick you up and get you to the hangar in New Jersey. They recommend that you to arrive 1 hour 15 minutes before your scheduled flight for safety training. If you are late, they guarantee you a flight since you are using their car service.
3:00 p.m. Helicopter Tour.
Note: FlyNYON recommends wearing multiple layers of clothing and covering all exposed skin (gloves, tight fitting beanie, heavy coat, etc.)
4:30 p.m. Drop off at Hudson Yards.
Dinner inside The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards. There are many fast-casual options inside in addition to sit down restaurants like The Queensyard and Spanish Diner.
6:30 p.m. Cocoa and Carols Cruise by Classic Harbor Line Cruises.
Location: Pier 62, Chelsea Piers. It is a 12 minute walk from Hudson Yards to Pier 62. You have a reserved table onboard, but you should arrive 15 minutes early for boarding.