Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 6, 2006
Round‐the‐clock romance in the city that never sleeps
For romance with an edge what could be better than a trip to the city that never sleeps? The Big Apple offers round‐the‐clock entertainment and those skyscrapers offer heart‐stopping panoramic views to etch in your romantic memory. Down on the street there’s a constant buzz and a sense that anything goes ‐‐ whether you’re shopping on Fifth Avenue; enjoying the jazz bars of Greenwich Village, former home of the Beatnik poets; or wandering in Central Park with the joggers and skaters.
The possibilities for romantic dining in New York are endless. Try the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station for a lunch of New England clam chowder followed by a deliciously naughty dessert.
For cocktail hour, go to the fancy Schrager‐owned Royalton hotel for a martini. It’s the best hotel in New York to see and be seen in, with its very own catwalk‐like entrance to sashay down.
Share some oriental food at Hung Fat in Chinatown, before heading to Little Italy for a cannoli dessert at Ferrara’s. For another breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline, eat dinner at The River Café in Brooklyn, where good food to a live piano accompaniment makes for a perfect lovers’ night out.
Atop the Empire State building, by night, with the glimmering vista of New York laid out in front of you. Where else?
Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is perhaps the ultimate Big Apple romance, along with its film counterpart starring Audrey Hepburn. See, too, Sleepless in Seattle; Woody Allen’s Manhattan and Annie Hall; Sunday Afternoon in New York, with Jane Fonda; and Moonstruck, starring Nicholas Cage and Cher.
To get to know the place a bit better, take a look at Stephen Brook’s entertaining travelogue, New York Nights, New York Days.
Happy annivoice’ry! = Happy anniversary
Well whaddya know! = Congratulations!
Luv yer assets! = I love you
Shall I have my attorney draw up the pre‐nup! = Will you marry me?
Familiarise yourself with the city by taking a helicopter tour round Manhattan and look Lady Liberty right in the eye. Or charter the Petrel yacht, a 70ft racing yacht of teak and mahogany on which you can circle the Big Apple in style.
Alternatively, you can take in a little American religion by going to see the New York Yankees or the Mets play ‐‐ the season runs from April to October.
If a picturesque Alpine setting followed by a winter‐sports honeymoon is your thing, then Switzerland could be the ideal venue......