Summer in NYC
Spend a Stunning Summer in NYC
More than any other time of the year, summer in NYC showcases a fascinating melting pot of street fairs, live music and film festivals, topped off with a refreshing gelato. The Michelangelo NYC, hotel at the hearth of Manhattan, takes a look at these favorite New York City summer stops, adding its own Italian twist to the list. Paired with our Summer in the City offer, you’ll experience La Dolce Vita in the Big Apple.
Summer in Central Park
When the Big Apple turns up the heat, visitors and New Yorkers flock to the shade of Central Park where park goers can rent authentic Venetian gondolas on the lake, admire stunning sculptures throughout the 778-acre park or enjoy a Shakespearean performance against the city’s evening glow. Enter the park at West 59th Street, eight blocks north of The Michelangelo, 4 star hotel in Manhattan.
Visit Historic Little Italy
Take a quick subway ride to Prince Street and arrive at Mulberry Street in Lower Manhattan. Tricolored flags, Italian conversations and enticing aromas from restaurants and cafés anchor the roots of this Little Italy neighborhood. As summer slips into fall, plan a mid-September visit for the annual Feast of San Gennaro, a salute to the patron saint of Naples celebrated here since 1926. The event packs colorful processions and live music, plus a cannoli-eating contest.
The Best New York Pizza and More
Multi-layered lasagna, creamy classic Carbonara and the crackly thin-crust of a perfect New York pizza are just a few highlights sprinkled on the Italian restaurant menus throughout the city’s five boroughs. Even Robert de Niro owns an authentic Tribeca trattoria renowned as a critic’s choice favorite. Sidewalk tables, skilled chefs and all-Italian wine menus bump up New York City’s informal Italian dining experiences to rival Tuscany, minus the jet lag.
Grande Dames of Restaurant Row
Near the Broadway theaters on West 46th Street, classic New York spots on Restaurant Row are shoulder-to-shoulder along the entire block for pre- or post-theater dining. A throwback to a more graceful era, summertime brings out New York City’s quaint al fresco garden setting and classic Northern Italian dishes.
A Seat at the Metropolitan Opera
Every seat at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center is equipped with a small seat-back screen with subtitles, so while Puccini’s “Tosca” or “Verdi’s Il Rigoletto” is being sung in Italian, theatergoers can keep up with the diva action. There’s no need to rush for curtain up as Lincoln Center is only 12 blocks from The Michelangelo Hotel in Manhattan.
Circle Manhattan Island
Departing from West 42nd Street, take a boat ride around Manhattan al la Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, the Big Apple’s original boat tour. Passengers get the lay of the land while taking in up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the spectacular skyline, all attractions that inspire oversea travelers to venture to America. Sixty million people have enjoyed “America’s Favorite Boat Ride” since 1945, particularly on Independence Day when the boat offers “front row seats” to Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks summertime spectacle.