New York hotels: Critics' picks

Find the best hotels in New York with these Time Out editors' picks for accommodation in New York City.

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ABC Kitchen

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

While plenty of New York restaurants have lately made the environment a priority—sourcing their ingredients locally and crafting dining rooms from salvaged materials—none have done so with quite as much visual and gastronomic panache as chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new ABC Kitchen. The

  1. ABC Carpet & Home, 35 E 18th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South, 10003
  2. Average main course: $25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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The Book of Mormon

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. Venturesome, boundary-pushing works such as Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Next to Normal closed too soon. American Idiot was shamefully ignored at the Tonys and will

  1. 230 W 49th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $69–$175, premium $252–$477
  3. Tue May 26 - Thu Dec 31
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Smorgasburg

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  • Free

The epicurean extravaganza returns to the great outdoors, with Saturdays in East River State Park and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park. More than 75 vendors from Kings County and beyond sell food and drink as varied as oysters, artisanal sodas, gluten-free baked goods and caramel apples.

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Nov 22
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New York Philharmonic Free Memorial Day Concert

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, with all its architectural and spiritual splendor, has become the cherished venue where the New York Philharmonic performs its annual Memorial Day concert. The large space seats 2,200 but don’t let that deter you from grabbing your free ticket, as they

  1. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Ave, at 112th St
  2. Mon May 25
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Might Get Weird: Memorial Day Party

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Our favorite Brooklyn-based party and DJ collective, the Deep, always knows how to throw a poppin' shindig, whether at Chinatown's Le Baron or at Bushwick restaurant, music venue and local hangout, Tutu's. Last year we were lucky enough to witness everything weird and awesome at their Memorial Day

  1. Location TBA
  2. Mon May 25
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LIC Flea & Food

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Vintage lovers will enjoy this open-air bazaar, which organizers hope will become Queens’ answer to the Brooklyn Flea. Take a train or ferry (a free bus shuttles visitors to and from the East River Ferry Terminal) to the market, and browse Harold and Maude vintage duds ($5–$250), Deepcuts

  1. LIC Flea 5-25 46th Ave , between Vernon Blvd and 5th St , 1101
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Oct 25
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"Frida Kahlo: Art. Garden. Life."

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Examine the influences of plants and wildlife in Kahlo’s work while surrounded by flora and fauna yourself. Twelve original paintings, including her lesser-known still lifes, will be on display, as well as a revocation of her home garden at her Casa Azul in Mexico.

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Tue May 26 - Sun Nov 1
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The High Line

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions There’s something uniquely New York about this aerie. Built on an abandoned railway track, the space is ingenious in its use of reclaimed industrial detritus, a necessity in footage-starved Manhattan. But what we like best is how the pathway takes you

  1. Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Walter Kerr Theatre (see Broadway). Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman. Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Directed by Darko Tresnjak. With Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lauren Worsham, Lisa O’Hare. Running time: 2hrs 20mins. One intermission. A

  1. 219 W 48th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $99–$147
  3. Tue May 26 - Thu Dec 31
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Brooklyn Flea-Fort Greene

  • Price band: 2/4
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  • Free

Arguably the granddaddy of the borough’s slate of bazaars, the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea has reopened. The location is jam-packed with more than 150 vendors shilling everything from retro jewelry to tchotchkes that you don’t need (but want anyway). We’re especially excited about new spots

  1. Brooklyn Flea 176 Lafayette Ave, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves
  2. Sat May 30 - Sat Nov 21
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Ted S
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Thank you so much for the list of hotels in New York. I am going to take my family on vacation to New York this summer and I need to find a hotel for us to stay in. We are going to go to the Smithsonian and all the national monuments. It is going to be so much fun. However, we can't go if I don't get a hotel.
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Adelle H

I'll be arriving in New York in may. It's my first time visiting NYC and I was thinking to stay either at Hilton or Intercontinental. They're both really nice and in my price range. I'm inclined to go to Hilton just so I won't have any surprises. Wouldn't mind to see Emma Stone at the Cabaret also.

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Kent C

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