When it comes to Midtown, attractions is what brings the majority of the visitors to this world-famous area of Manhattan.
And if you thought Midtown already had its fair share of attractions, think again as another two have recently opened which will likely attract even more people to the area.
Who isn’t intrigued by the mysterious world of espionage? Now NYC visitors can have their own “James Bond experience” at one of the city’s newest attractions. This recently opened spy museum offers visitors a rare glimpse into the world of undercover surveillance. As visitors enter the dimly lit, smokey mirrored structure, they are immersed in a multi-media environment.
This 5,574 sq. meter structure houses seven pavilions of interactive exhibits. Each exhibit focuses on a different aspect of espionage. Through a series of interactive tablet, screen and wall displays visitors can learn about surveillance, hacking, cybersecurity, and intelligence operations.
Visitors wear a wristband that monitors their performance. The results are then evaluated using state-of-the-art technology. Before leaving the museum the profiling system will let you know which area of espionage is best suited for you.
Spyscape is only the 2nd museum of its kind to open in America. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC was the first. It opened in 2002. Spyscape is a fun, informative attraction that’s a must-see on your next NYC holiday.
Something exciting is happening on 5th Avenue for fans of the famed film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starring Audrey Hepburn. Tiffany’s flagship 5th Avenue location is giving fans an opportunity to have their very own Breakfast at Tiffany’s experience at the recently opened Blue Box Cafe.
The fourth floor of this iconic jewellery store has been completely revamped and decorated entirely in the well known blue box colour. The cafe opening coincides with Tiffany’s launch of their new home and fashion accessories collection currently housed on the fourth floor.
The opening of Tiffany’s Blue Box Cafe follows a recent trend of luxury brand cafes. Among them are Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar and the Emporio Armani Cafe but none as iconic as 5th Avenue’s cafe.
The menu items will change with the seasons but will always reflect a New York City-inspired theme. Some recent menu items have included a Fifth Avenue Salad, served with lobster and avocado or a CLT which is a reference to both Charles Lewis Tiffany as well chicken, lettuce, and tomato. For those looking to have an authentic Breakfast at Tiffany’s experience, rest assured there is always coffee and a croissant (with additional side dishes) offered on the menu. Dining guests will have the added pleasure of enjoying the spectacular views of Central Park.
During its grand opening week, guests hoping to dine at this chic eatery had to endure hours of queuing in hopes of getting a chance to be seated. The cafe has now made online booking available where guests can arrange seating for up to 2 weeks in advance.
Whether you are planning your first visit to Manhattan or you’re a seasoned NYC traveller, there’s always something new and exciting to check out in the Big Apple. Add Spyscape Museum and Blue Box Cafe to your travel itinerary and you’ll be assured a memorable NYC getaway.
If you’re looking for accommodation in the area, here is our guide to the best Midtown Manhattan hotels.