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  • no matter how many times you have been to New York the city can always

  • overwhelm you with the crazy amount of things to experience but what is there

  • to do in New York City during the winter my name is Eric Conover and in this

  • video I'm going to share with you my comprehensive expert list of the top

  • things to do when living or visiting in New York City

  • during those long cold winter months

  • number one on my list is visit the Rockefeller tree the Rockefeller tree is

  • a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and the 750,000 that daily visitors expected the

  • first tree was put up in the 1930s during the Depression era construction

  • of Rockefeller Center when workers decorated a small 20 foot tall fir tree

  • this year's tree is a towering 72 foot tall Norway spruce from the town of

  • wallkill New York the tree is lit either during the first week of December or the

  • last week of November and stays up until January 7th and when the tree is taken

  • down the lumber is donated to Habitat for Humanity now the best times to visit

  • the tree are super early in the morning or very very late at night as it's the

  • most visited spot in New York during the holiday season

  • oh thank you I've actually fallen over there right now the Rockefeller tree is

  • definitely something that everyone should experience at least once in their

  • lifetime next on my list right across from Rockefeller Center is the Saks

  • Fifth Avenue the tradition started in 2004 and has continued now for over two

  • decades the theme this year is the theater of dreams and it was worked on

  • for about ten months leading up to the installation with nearly 200 people

  • working on the project the light show made my list mainly because it's right

  • across from the tree although it's not a personal favor of mine it's for sure a

  • must-see if it's your first time in New York City

  • during the holiday season number three on my list is ice-skating now there are

  • three main rinks to skate on during the winter season the most iconic is the

  • woman rink in Central Park the rink was opened in 1949 and it's been a fixture

  • in New York City culture ever since

  • yeah hands down the best thing to do New York City in the winter go to Central

  • Park go ice-skating there's nothing better than this pricing and operating

  • hours vary so make sure to pause right now and screenshot this next clip the

  • second is the rink at Rockefeller Center skating here is on a first-come

  • first-served basis which means that some days you might have to wait a very long

  • time and during peak holiday hours it costs $33 to enter and eight dollars to

  • rent skates and my personal favorite rink is the winter Village at Bryant

  • Park this is the only free ice-skating rink in the entire city

  • but it's not technically free skate rentals will cost you twenty dollars

  • large bag check $15 and $10 for a locker the winter village is open 8 a.m.

  • through 10:00 p.m. daily through March 3rd it's just about 8 o'clock in the

  • morning and my number one tip for Bryant Park get here early if you come here

  • around 4 5 o'clock in the evening this place is packed you won't even be able

  • to see the ice but right now you've got the place yourself lots of people

  • enjoying the beautiful New York weather if you can't make it there that early

  • and you don't mind the crowds there is nothing like going for skates surrounded

  • by the towering buildings of midtown Manhattan after a few hours of

  • ice-skating out in the cold warm up with some world famous hot chocolate at the

  • next spot on my list the city bakery hey could I have a hot chocolate please on a

  • marshmallow test a place with a combined 141 years of baking experience City

  • Bakery is my go-to spot during the winter the hot chocolate is an

  • exquisitely rich tree crafted from an assortment of dark chocolate bars and

  • dairy from farms mostly located in upstate New York topped off with a

  • gigantic homemade marshmallow here we have the world-famous hot chocolate from

  • the city bakery you can't even really call this hot chocolate it's more like a

  • chocolate soup you dip in the pretzel croissant into the hot chocolate and

  • enjoy we get the salt from the the pretzel croissant

  • you get the notes at the cocoa of course the homemade marshmallow which is kind

  • of hard to break apart you need like a fork to really get into this thing the

  • best way to warm up in the city on a cold day now if you're really trying to

  • go all out with the holiday spirit head it to the next spot on my list

  • Rolf's Christmas bar it's a snug German restaurant and bar with an old-world

  • vibe and it's known around the world for its elaborate holiday decorations but

  • don't be surprised to see a line down the block busy is an understatement

  • just to show you how packed this place actually gets I'm gonna try to walk back

  • through the bar so making my way back through the decorations excuse me Rolf's

  • was so packed that we headed down the street to patti McGuire's

  • Ale House the drinks are offs for a beer $18 here nine dollars half off you still

  • get that good New York City Christmas vibe without the crazy amounts of

  • tourists my protip go to Ralph's check it out look at all the decorations then

  • leave it go to pati McGuire's Ale House and actually kick back relax have a few

  • drinks with friends and truly enjoy that New York City holiday feeling another

  • alternative to keeping warm at during the long cold winter months is with some

  • of the best ramen that New York City has to offer we are now at Jun men ramen

  • right in the heart of Chelsea and the reason why I love this place especially

  • during the winter is the fact that it's so cozy it's basically a

  • hole-in-the-wall restaurant that just happens that world-class ramen it is the

  • perfect bar to get all nice and cozy and watch the snow fall outside on the

  • streets or if you're feeling adventurous the best way to enjoy in New York City

  • during the cold winter months is to fully embrace it and explore the city

  • during a snowstorm on average New York City gets around 3 feet of snowfall per

  • winter season there's really nothing quite like that first snowfall in the

  • city the snow itself sort of acts to absorb most of the sound and the city

  • can become completely silent hold your breath make a wish

  • countess this is the Magic Hour in New York City during the snowstorm city's

  • pretty much shut down once it starts getting dark people come out people

  • start drinking they go on the snow everyone's happy had become kids again

  • it just transforms the city and it makes for a very very unique experience if you

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LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY: Ultimate Winter Travel Guide

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    Yukiko posted on 2020/01/03
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