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New York City Autumn Weekend

New York is close to Philadelphia, so we often head up the turnpike for a New York quickie. What can we say? We love NYC!

Hotel Room View - Night New York Quickie

We have been to New York City many times. In fact, one of us (Mindi) lived in the Big Apple for most of the 90s. Even so, each visit is different because the city is such a dynamic place.

Hotel Room View - Day New York Quickie
Hotel Room View

We visited NYC for a very short and busy trip. Short, as in way less than 24 hours. Busy because Daryl was working for much of the visit.

We still managed to have fun and eat good NYC food, i.e. bagels.

Daryl in the Standard Hotel Room - New York Quickie
Daryl in the Hotel Room

Since Daryl was working, we stayed at nicer digs than normal – The Standard Hotel.

Mindi in the Standard Hotel Room - New York Quickie
Mindi in the Hotel Room

In addition to its trendy location right by the High Line in the meatpacking district, the Standard’s rooms are quite comfortable and have excellent city views.

Outside of the Standard Hotel New York Quickie
Outside of the Standard Hotel

After doing our own things that night (Daryl working / Mindi meeting up with family and then enjoying a glass of wine), we had a few hours in the morning to walk along the high line, walk through the Chelsea Market and grab bagels with nova at Murray’s.

Chelsea Market Entrance New York Quickie
Chelsea Market Entrance
Coffee Break Chelsea Market New York Quickie
Coffee Break at the Chelsea Market
Tourist Breakfast at the Chelsea Market New York Quickie
Tourist Breakfast at Chelsea Market
Top Chef Encounter New York Quickie
Top Chef Encounter at Chelsea Market
High Line People New York Quickie
High Line People
High Line Man
High Line Man
Murray's Bagels New York Quickie
Murray’s Bagels

We had just enough time to drink coffee at Ninth Street Espresso, people watch and randomly meet Top Chef winner Richard Blaise. Only in New York!

Philadelphia is just a couple hours away by car, bus and train. So we’ll be back – again and again and again.

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About the Authors

About the Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.


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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2012

Dannielle Lily

Monday 20th of July 2015

Some good shots here, I really like the man on the highline! Takes me back to my 3 months in the big apple :)

Holly Rosen Fink

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

What? You didn't mention the diner we met at on the Upper West Side? Just kidding, love your photos and description of the best city in the world.