Sunday Stroll

Saturday Stroll

Downtown Artsperience

Williamsburg Shop ‘n’ Play

Walking Tours

Make the most of our central downtown location and find itineraries and other NYC attractions recommended by our hotel Concierge and man-about-town. Contact info@hotelonrivington.com for advice on visiting Lower East Side hotspots, or plan the perfect New York City day with one of our detailed itineraries.

    Sunday Stroll

    Sunday’s casual tour of SoHo and its surrounding neighborhoods is highlighted by World-Class Shopping and Delicious Food as every Sunday should be.

    1. Russ & Daughter’s (179 East Houston St @ Allen St) for bagels and lox.
    2. Walk 2 blocks West to Sara D. Roosevelt Park to eat and people-watch.
    3. Balthazar Bakery (80 Spring St @ Crosby St) for a coffee and a treat.
    4. Shop SoHo (Bloomingdale’s SoHo, Kiosk, Prada).
    5. Brunch at Lure Fishbar (142 Mercer @ Prince St).
    6. Take a stroll through Washington Square Park and relax. After all, it’s Sunday!
    7. Take 4th Street heading East to Avenue A, and back to the Hotel on Rivington.

    Saturday Stroll

    A beautiful Saturday morning stroll through the Lower East Side, then zip over to Brooklyn on the F Train for a slice or a cone then walk back over the beautiful and historic Brooklyn Bridge for the most majestic view of Manhattan… Fuhgeddaboutit.

    1. 88 Orchard (88 Orchard @ Broome St) for ice coffee with coffee ice cubes.
    2. Doughnut Plant (379 Grand @ Norfolk St) for the best doughnut in the city.
    3. Shop and Eat at the Hester Street Fair @ Seward Park
    4. Continue South on Essex and get on a Brooklyn-bound F Train, 1 stop to York St. Exit York St. subway station and walk
      downhill toward the East River. You’re in Dumbo!
    5. Brooklyn Bridge Park and into Dumbo Park.
    6. Stop for a cone at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
    7. Try a famous Grimaldi’s pizza pie (Front St)
    8. Find the stairs leading to the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge and walk over the East River to Manhattan. Get your camera out!
    9. Exiting the Brooklyn Bridge, head to City Hall’s City Store Gift Shop (1 Centre St @ Chambers) – Gift Stop!
    10. Joe’s Shanghai (9 Pell St @ Bowery) for their World Famous Soup Dumplings.
    11. Take Elizabeth Street heading North to Spring Street and back to the hotel.

    Downtown Artsperience

    Want to satisfy your art fix without leaving a 10 block radius of the hotel? These 5 steps will give you enough info to make your friends back home believe you are a true Downtown NYC Art Aficionado.

    1. The New Museum of Contemporary Art (235 Bowery @ Prince St).
    2. MoMA Design Shop, SoHo (81 Spring St @ Crosby). Gift stop!
    3. Walk up Broadway, then East on 9th St. to the Dorian Grey Gallery (437 E. 9th St.)
    4. Dinner at Cellar 58 (58 Second Ave @ E. 3rd St.) for the warmth of Italy.
    5. Nuyorican Poets Café (236 E. 3rd St. @ Ave B) for poetry, theater and hip-hop.

    Williamsburg Shop ‘n’ Play

    Of course, there’ll be lots of multi-colored Ray-Bans, Gramma frocks sinched with big belts and plenty of weird haircuts but this plan will also help you uncover a few not so normal trends.

    J,M,Z Delancey St -Essex St The J,M,Z stop is 1 block from Hotel On Rivington. Ask our doorman for directions.

    J,M,Z Marcy Ave. Take the JMZ across the Williamsburg Bridge, 1 stop to Marcy Avenue.

    1. Walk along South 5th St, near Bedford Ave. to check out some cool graffiti tags.
    2. Eat at St. Anselm (355Metropolitan @ Havemeyer) or Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Ave @ S. 1st St).
    3. Get your shop on at Bird (203 Grand St. @ Bedford Ave).
    4. Blue Bottle Coffee (160 Berry St @ N. 5th St) for the best cup in Brooklyn.
    5. The Future Perfect (115 N. 6th St @ Berry St) – Amazing art/design shop.
    6. Beacon’s Closet (88 N. 11th St @ Wythe St) – Hipster Thrift Heaven.
    7. Eat and Drink! Continue North to Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave @ N. 11th St)

     

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