The East End of Long Island is more than just "the Hamptons".
Superb views and drinks to match.
Devices used by Soviet spys collected in this museum run from ingenious to creepy to ludicrous.
The south side of Williamsburg is a bit grittier, a bit cheaper, but the subway, the walking and the food is just fine.
As the High Line turns 10, the west side of Manhattan is welcoming the first stage of the city's latest massive development.
New York's Life Hotel is blessed with an authentic backstory.
Helicopters have been whisking the wealthy from Manhattan to New York's airports for decades. Now the ride costs as little as $US195 ($A280), and you can book it via a smartphone.
Everything here is familiar but on a much larger scale. Whether it be craning your neck to gawp at monolithic skyscrapers and the neon lights of Times Square, to the smoke that pours from street potholes and its yellow cabs, New York makes any trip to the US epic. Don't miss iconic sights such as Fifth Avenue, Central Park and the Empire State Building, grazing your way through amazing delicatessens and visiting Broadway.