If you had 24 hours in Manhattan, what would you do?! 


The 1 Hotel Central Park

1414 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

The 1 Hotel is the ideal Manhattan hotel when considering comfort and sustainability. 1 Hotels are spearheading change in the hotel industry, as they have made ample initiatives to cut back on energy and waste, and only serve the freshest food and ingredients. And, yeah, it’s pretty swanky. You won’t be disappointed.

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Union Square Farmers’ Market

E 17th St & Union Square W, New York, NY 10003

Check out this farmer’s market on any given Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday from 8am to 6pm. During peak season, this green initiative has up to 140 different vendors hailing from Upstate New York and the surrounding area. It’s a great place to get delicious, natural foods and support New York’s local farmers. How cool is that?!

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Walk the Highline

Multiple entrances

The Highline is a 1.45 mile long elevated park that was built from out-of-use railway tracks. The Highline is committed to sustainable operations, and offers a wide array of beautiful greenery. Check out their website for upcoming events, or just take a pleasant stroll through in the sky this above-ground park. Begin your journey at the Washington Street/Gansevoort Street entrance and do some shopping in the Meatpacking District while you’re at it! Buy some heels, but don’t wear them on your walk!

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Ride some Citibikes

Multiple locations

While we don’t recommend that tourists make their way through the chaos of New York City streets by bike, we encourage you to rent some Citibikes and explore New York’s beautiful, bikeable parks. Central Park offers a lush, hilly 6-mile loop, and the gorgeous Hudson River path provides a flat, 11 mile ride that spans from 181st Street all the way down to Battery Park. Don’t worry, there are ample exits if you don’t want to do a full 6 or 11 miles. And, most importantly: don’t be a square, wear a helmet!

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Heyday Spa

Multiple locations

You didn’t come to New York to be stressed! Indulge yourself at Heyday Spa, where you can get a customized facial using all natural skincare products. Treat yourself. You deserve it. Girl, trust.

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Rescue Spa

29 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003

Brand new to New York City, Rescue Spa offers a wide variety of spa services guaranteed to make you look and feel better. Esteemed esthetician and founder of Rescue Spa, Danuta Mieloch, has in-depth knowledge of natural, “clean,” and innovative approaches to skincare and beauty treatments. This is your place to get your nails done, hair done, everything did.

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38 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003

This Jean-Georges vegan eatery will make you devour your vegetables. No, seriously, this food is good, and, it won’t break the bank like many other Jean Georges restaurants! So you can eat your delicious plant-based, non GMO, and sustainable food and brag to all your friends that you were very bad and bougie. Get the cauliflower and the matcha coconut water. You won’t regret it.

Walk-ins accepted, but make a reservation to be safe! (Also, note, that ABCV is right across the street from Rescue Spa).

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58 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

This fast, casual favorite offers delicious food that is consciously served. Instead of using materials that are literally killing our precious planet to plate and serve their food, they decided to step up their game and use reusable mason jars. Talk about awesome?! No reservations needed.

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Blue Hill

75 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10011

If you are looking to treat yo'self, we have no better recommendation than New York City’s Blue Hill. Blue Hill is a fine-dining restaurant that exclusively offers food from artisanal and local farms. They are also affiliated with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculturean innovative, sustainable farm located just 45 minutes out of New York Citywhere they continue to study and riff on traditional farming practices. At Blue Hill, tasting menus are offered at $98 or $108 per person. Or, If you want to make the very-worth-it-trek to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, you can go on the most palatable, culinary journey inside their luxe barn space for $258 per person. Reservations required for both locations, and make them far in advance!

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September 23, 2017 — Renee Pindus

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