Ben's Saved Places
Velvet Cigar Lounge is one of Ben's Saved Places.

1. Velvet Cigar Lounge

80 E 7th St (btw 1st and 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Smoke Shop · East Village · 22 tips and reviews

Jhonn T.Jhonn Thomassen: Of all the cigar lounges in Manhattan and Brooklyn, this one is probably my favorite so far. When it's not busy, this is the perfect place to kick back and relax for an hour or two after work.

MPAT Holiday Party is one of Ben's Saved Places.

2. MPAT Holiday Party

5 Times Sq (between 41st and 42nd Aves), New York, NY
Coworking Space · Theater District · 7 tips and reviews
Rye House is one of Ben's Saved Places.

3. Rye House

11 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Whisky Bar · Union Square · 231 tips and reviews

nymagnymag: This spot serves more than 70 bourbons and whiskeys (including Utah’s High West Rocky Mountain rye). Our favorite drink is the citrusy punch amped up with chai-infused Wild Turkey and Batavia Arrack ( Read more.

Rockefeller Center is one of Ben's Saved Places.

4. Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Plaza (btwn W 49th & W 50th St), New York, NY
Plaza · Rockefeller Center · 848 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “In the bank at Rockefeller Plaza where he went to cash a check, the long-haired guard asked in a whisper if he could touch Mr. Zuckerman’s coat.” —Philip Roth, “Smart Money.” Read more.

The Lambs Club is one of Ben's Saved Places.

5. The Lambs Club

132 W 44th St (btwn Broadway & 6th Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Theater District · 106 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: The classic American menu dons heritage pork (chopped & in ravioli), Chatham Cod & whole Maine Lobster, while cocktails riff on the classic Gold Rush & the tropical Uvirinha. Read more.

Williamsburg Bridge is one of Ben's Saved Places.

6. Williamsburg Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn, NY
Bridge · 201 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: After completion in 1903, the Williamsburg Bridge set the record for the longest suspension bridge. The record was broken in 1924 when the Bear Mountain Bridge was completed.

Little Red Lighthouse is one of Ben's Saved Places.

7. Little Red Lighthouse

Fort Washington Park Greenway (George Washington Bridge), New York, NY
Lighthouse · Hudson Heights · 47 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The lighthouse was first established in 1889 in Sandy Hook, NJ, where it stood until 1917. It was reconstructed here in 1921 & was in operation until 1947.

NBCU DPS Digital Demo Day is one of Ben's Saved Places.

8. NBCU DPS Digital Demo Day

30 Rockefeller Plz (btwn 5th Ave and 6th Ave), New York, NY
Event Space · Rockefeller Center · No tips or reviews
Park East Wines & Spirits is one of Ben's Saved Places.

9. Park East Wines & Spirits

1657 York Ave (87th St.), New York, NY
Liquor Store · Yorkville · 5 tips and reviews
Majestic Theatre is one of Ben's Saved Places.

10. Majestic Theatre

245 W 44th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Theater · Theater District · 239 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened on March 28, 1927 with the musical Rufus LeMaire's Affairs and the current home to Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running production in Broadway history.

11. Leonard's Seafood & Prime Meats

1385 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Steakhouse · Yorkville · 1 tip

BravoBravo: Looking for good steaks? Come here and watch them cut your steak right in front of you. Get the cote de beouf. -Ed Cotton, Top Chef

Music Box Theatre is one of Ben's Saved Places.

12. Music Box Theatre

239 W 45th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Theater · Theater District · 59 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This theatre was built in 1921 by Irving Berlin & Sam Harris. Its longest running play was Deathtrap in 1978 in which actress Merian Seldes never missed one of the 1,609 performances.

Knickerbocker Village is one of Ben's Saved Places.

13. Knickerbocker Village

(at Catherine St.), New York, NY
Apartment or Condo · 7 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: At the height of Cold War tensions, Julius Rosenberg was arrested here at his home and charged with providing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. He & his wife were both convicted in 1951.

Dylan Murphy's is one of Ben's Saved Places.

14. Dylan Murphy's

1453 3rd Ave (btwn 82nd & 83rd St.), New York, NY
Bar · Upper East Side · 44 tips and reviews

BravoBravo: I love a good Irish pub and this one fits the bill. -Zac Young, Top Chef Just Desserts

Governors Island is one of Ben's Saved Places.

15. Governors Island

New York, NY
Island · Governors Island · 222 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The island's name stems from British colonial times when the colonial assembly reserved the island for the exclusive use of New York's royal governors.

Times Square is one of Ben's Saved Places.

16. Times Square

Broadway & 7th Ave (btwn W 42nd & 47th St), New York, NY
Plaza · Theater District · 2357 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This area was originally named Longacre Square but was renamed in 1904 when the NY Times moved to the skyscraper now known as One Times Square at 42nd St., famous for the Times Square Ball drop.