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Hotel

On the Ave

Discounted rooms are available for our wedding guests from Thursday, May 16th through Monday, May 20th. Ask for the Kraft/Revis wedding, and please make your reservations by April 16.

 

Subway

The best way of getting around New York City is the subway.

When going to Washington heights, take the A train (blue line express) to 181st street for Brent and Amy's apartment or to 190th street for Fort Tryon Park.

The closest stops to On the Ave Hotel are the 81st street stop on the C train (blue line local) and the B train (orange line local), as well as the 79th street stop on the 1 or 9 train (red line local).

 

Car Services & Rentals

Carmel and TelAviv are NYC's major car services. If you are up near Brent and Amy's apartment and Fort Tryon Park, we recommend Highbridge Car Service (212-927-4600). If you don't fancy cabs, you can call one of these services to pick you up at the airport.

Within a block of On The Ave Hotel, there are three major car rentals, though we don't recommend renting a car unless you plan on taking trips outside of the city. Parking in the city is expensive and on-street parking is seldom available.

    • National - W. 77th Street, 212-875-1255 (we find that National is the cheapest in Manhattan)
    • Avis - 216 W 76th St, 212-593-8458
    • Hertz - 210 West 77th Street, 212-486-5919

 

New York City

Don't forget that you're going to be in New York City, where there is no shortage of things to do. Here are some links to get you started.

For general tourism information and links to even more stuff:

Take a bus tour of the city with Grey Line Tours.

See what's on Broadway and buy tickets at Playbill or Broadway.com. Also, you can buy discounted tickets in Times Square on the day of performances.

How about one of the fabulous museums?

Or, why not visit:

Restaurants

You may find yourself needing meals during your visit to New York. Here is a list of some of our favorites, listed with their neighborhood and food type.

Nobu (Tribeca, Japanese) - for the best meal of your entire life, drop a whole bunch of money and do the omikase (tasting menu). Power dial the phone number for reservations about a month ahead of time - it's worth it.

105 Hudson Street, 212-219-0500

Tribeca Grill (Tribeca, American) - our friend Bob DeNiro's place.

375 Greenwich Street, 212-941-3900

Bubby's (Tribeca, American) - fun, low key spot with good food and great pie. Very kid-friendly.

120 Hudson Street, 212-219-0666

Zutto (Tribeca, Sushi) - yummy sushi in nice woodsy setting.

77 Hudson Street, 212-233-3287

Pongsri (Chinatown, Thai) - great, cheap Thai. Though, if you're in Chinatown, you can poke a stick and hit a great Thai, Chinese, or Vietnamese restaurant.

106 Bayard Street, 212-349-3132

Cafe Noir (Soho, Spanish) - nice tapas and sangria in a romantic little spot.

32 Grand Street, 212-431-7910

Bar 89 (Soho, Bar food) - overpriced hamburgers and giant martinis, but you've got to go and check out the coolest bathrooms in the city.

89 Mercer Street, 212-274-0989

Lupa (Soho, Italian) - ever watch Molto Mario? This is his lower-priced and easier-to-get-into restaurant than his other restaurant Babbo.

170 Thompson Street, 212-982-5089

M&R Bar (Nolita, Bar Food) - Nice little bar with good food tucked into a trendy shopping neighborhood.

264 Elizabeth Street, 212-226-0559

Rice (Nolita, Asian) - Great for lunch.

227 Mott Street, 212-226-5775

Time Cafe (Nolita, American) - Delicious, enormous brunch.

380 Lafayette Street, 212-533-7000

Cafe Habana (Nolita, Carribean) - While you're waiting about an hour to get in, pop in their take out stand next door and get yourself some of their amazing corn.

17 Prince Street, 212-625-2001

Day-O (Greenwich Village, Carribean) - If you have more than one of their tropical drinks, be sure to have arranged for transport home ahead of time.

103 Greenwich Avenue, 212-924-3160

Mesa Grill (Union Square, Southwestern) - Bobby Flay's tremendously tasty restaurant. If Nobu is not your thing, then try this one for an unforgettable meal.

102 5th Avenue, 212-807-7400

Bolo (Gramercy, Spanish) - Bobby Flay's other restaurant.

23 East 23rd Street, 212-228-2200

El Quijote (Chelsea, Spanish) - A wild Spanish extravaganza. Go and get a pitcher of Sangria, the paella, and enjoy the time warp atmosphere of the Chelsea Hotel.

226 West 23rd Street, 212-929-1855

Hana Sushi (Chelsea, Sushi) - Our favorite sushi spot.

211 7th Avenue, 212-620-9950

Krispy Kreme (Chelsea, donuts) - If you've never had one, make a point of stopping by. Get 'em warm.

265 West 23rd Street, 212-620-0111, also a location in Penn Station

Monsoon (Upper West Side, Vietnamese) - Great, low-key atmosphere with good food.

435 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-580-8686

Mama Mexico (Upper West Side, Mexican) - Expect a wait, but the food, margaritas and mariachi band make it worth the wait. If you catch the owner in a good mood, he'll pour a shot of tequila down your throat.

2672 Broadway, 212-864-2323

If there is anything else that you would like to know about, email us and we'll see what we can do.