March 8, 2016:
NYC for Solo Women: Recommended New York Tours
Williamsburg Bites explores local fare, including Mast Brothers Chocolate.
Looking to do some sightseeing, but don't want to feel like a tourist? Like A Local Tours offers a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn tours give the insider slant on everything from the Flatiron District to Williamsburg to food and beer tastings. For film buffs, On Location Tours covers NYC's favorite TV and film sites, including tours dedicated to TCM Classic Movies, Central Park, and Sex and the City.
NYC for Solo Women: Public Art
Honor your foremothers at the (relatively few) statues of prominent women salted around New York. Sunk in thought, an eight-foot high statue of Eleanor Roosevelt is in Riverside Park at West 72 Street. A bronze bust of Gertrude Stein is in Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library. Abolitionist Harriet Tubman meets your gaze where St. Nicholas Avenue and West 122 Street meet. All locations are in Manhattan.
NYC for Solo Women: Cocktails
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Have a drink (alcoholic or not) at one of the city's glamorous bars, like the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel. This iconic bar has spelled sophistication since it opened in 1932. Gaze at the Maxwell Parish mural of the King himself while sipping an old-world cocktail like a Manhattan and pretend that Marilyn Monroe just walked in. For maximum fun, dress up a little.