April 23, 2014 | Apple Core Hotels
Visit the filming locations of your favourite TV characters’ homes in the Big Apple and stay in the heart of the action with Apple Core Hotels – Broadway @ Times Square Hotel, The Hotel @ Times Square and nyma, the new york manhattan hotel.
The final episode of sitcom Friends was broadcast in the USA on 6 May 2004. Celebrate the tenth anniversary by visiting the fictional location of Monica and Rachel’s apartment on the corner of Bedford Street and Grove Street in the West Village. With its quaint tree-lined cobbled streets and picturesque front stoops, there’s an intimate vibe here that sets it apart from the hustle and bustle of other Manhattan boroughs. Stop by one of the bustling bistros for brunch and then relax in the elegant green gardens of nearby Abingdon Square Park.
See Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment from Sex and the City – also filmed in the West Village, on charming Perry Street – or head up north to Central Park, another regular location on the show, whether for Charlotte’s foray into horse riding or Miranda’s training for the marathon. It was also the scene for Carrie and Mr Big’s lunch meeting where she dodged his kiss and the pair fell into the boathouse pond. Or who can forget the site where Carrie was jilted by Mr Big at their would-be wedding at the New York Public Library?
Don’t miss the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue where Gossip Girl’s socialite, Blair Waldorf, held court at lunchtime on the famous steps, or wander further into The Upper East Side, one of Manhattan’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, where the XOXO gang went to school.
Drop by Dylan’s Candy Bar, which features over 5,000 different sweets and gifts, and where Gossip Girl heart-throb Dan helped Vanessa pick out treats for her anniversary with Nate. Dylan’s Candy Bar’s flagship store in New York welcomes over 2.5 million visitors each year, with an impressive fan base including Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise.
Within walking distance of the best Manhattan attractions including the Empire State Building, Macy’s, Broadway, Madison Square Garden and Times Square, and a short taxi ride from the West Village, Apple Core Hotels’ three independent boutique properties offer convenience, superior comfort and outstanding value.
Excellent free-of-charge amenities include WiFi internet access throughout the hotels, continental breakfast, free calls nationwide, 24-hour business centres, fitness centres and in-room coffee makers. Children under 12 can stay free with parents, too. Just a few blocks from Grand Central Station, Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the hotels are easily accessible from all the city’s airports – JFK, La Guardia and Newark – by taxi, bus or rail.
For more information visit www.applecorehotels.com.
Ends/16 April 2014
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