36 hours in... New York
Top of The Rock Observation Deck is one of 36 hours in... New York.

1. Top of The Rock Observation Deck

9.6
30 Rockefeller Plz (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Scenic Lookout · Rockefeller Center · 721 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Take in the city from 'Top of the Rock' (30 Rockefeller Plaza; topoftherocknyc.com; Open 8am-midnight) the 70th floor roof-deck of GE Building, centerpiece of Midtown’s Art Deco-era Rockefeller Center

P.J. Clarke's is one of 36 hours in... New York.

2. P.J. Clarke's

7.3
220 Vesey St (4 World Financial Center), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Battery Park City · 92 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: A classic American tavern going strong since 1884. Opt for a seat at the oak bar counter among the regulars to eat a dozen oysters followed by the cheeseburger (001 212 317 1616 www.pjclarkes.com ₤20)

Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of 36 hours in... New York.

3. Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.7
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Upper East Side · 1590 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: There are nine great museums lie between 82nd and 105th St, most famously The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Ave at 82nd www.metmuseum.org). Visit the Greek and Roman galleries on the 1st floor.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of 36 hours in... New York.

4. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

9.1
1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Carnegie Hill · 468 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Current flagship exhibition Art of Another Kind features great European abstract expressionists, from Bourgeois to Vedova (1071 5th Ave, www.guggenheim.org).

Central Park is one of 36 hours in... New York.

5. Central Park

9.8
59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West), New York, NY
Park · Central Park · 1348 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Catch a pick-up baseball game south of Shepherd’s Field, or read the latest issue of the New Yorker under a tree on the Great Lawn.

Balthazar is one of 36 hours in... New York.

6. Balthazar

9.4
80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 865 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: A timeless French-American bistro with tiled floors, red leather booths, and a marble counter. The raw bar and steak frites are superb, as is the French wine list. (001 212 965-1785; about ₤60 a head)

Bubby's is one of 36 hours in... New York.

7. Bubby's

9.1
120 Hudson St (btwn Franklin & Moore St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Tribeca · 417 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Start the day with strong coffee and sour cream buttermilk pancakes with bananas at Bubby's (120 Hudson St; 001 212 219 0666; www.bubbys.com, ₤15) the restaurant that helped put TriBeCa on the map.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is one of 36 hours in... New York.

8. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Pier 83 (at W 42nd St), New York, NY
Cruise · Hell's Kitchen · 112 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: This being the most patriotic month, get a close-up view of the majestic Lady Liberty on a 75-minute cruise. (Pier 83, W 42nd St at 12th Ave; 001 212 563 3200; ₤12-₤20. Sails 11am; 1pm; 3pm).

High Line is one of 36 hours in... New York.

9. High Line

9.6
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1254 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: A gorgeous new landscaped park on an abandoned elevated railway line in Chelsea/Meatpacking District. Sit on a bench among trees and wild grasses and gaze out at the ferry boats on the Hudson.

The Spotted Pig is one of 36 hours in... New York.

10. The Spotted Pig

9.3
314 W 11th St (at Greenwich St), New York, NY
Gastropub · West Village · 735 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: For lunch head to the Spotted Pig (314 West 11th St, 001 212 620-0393, ₤25 a head) British chef April Bloomfield’s fabulous corner gastro-pub. Try the crispy pork belly with spring vegetables.

Girlcat is one of 36 hours in... New York.

11. Girlcat

380 Atlantic Ave (Hoyt and Bond), Brooklyn, NY
Boutique · Boerum Hill · 1 tip

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Forgo crowded stores on Fifth Ave and make your way to shady Nolita (North of Little Italy) lined with trendy boutiques and vintage stores. Girlcat sells feminine dresses and handmade purses.

Birreria at Eataly is one of 36 hours in... New York.

12. Birreria at Eataly

8.8
200 5th Ave (at W 23rd St), New York, NY
Beer Garden · NoMad · 314 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: There’s nothing like a rooftop bar to make you feel like a New Yorker. La Birreria (001 212 937 8910) is a new brewery on the roof of the Eataly building, chef Mario Batali’s Italian food emporium.

Eleven Madison Park is one of 36 hours in... New York.

13. Eleven Madison Park

9.4
11 Madison Ave (at E 24th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · NoMad · 231 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Restaurant of Swiss culinary genius Daniel Humm, the finest dining experience in the city. You don’t get a choice of dishes, but a diagram and a list of ingredients (001 212 889 0905 four courses ₤90)

Smith & Mills is one of 36 hours in... New York.

14. Smith & Mills

8.9
71 N Moore St (btw Greenwich & Hudson), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Tribeca · 144 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: A rustic-chic gem of cocktail bar not much larger than a jewel box. Order a Negroni, and don’t be surprised if Robert DeNiro or Bradley Cooper wander in off for a night cap (001 212 226 2515).