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Best new things to do in New York City | 2023

Everyone knows that New York is a city that is worth visiting more than once, right? Not only because the city changes every season, but because there’s always something new. There are new parks, tourist attractions, shops, restaurants, experiences, exhibitions, events, concerts… the list is never-ending! So, if you’re coming to the city in 2023, get ready: there’s a lot of news and I bring you an overview in this post.

Tin Building

This new food destination owned by the renowned chef Jean-George and is a paradise for anyone who loves to eat! It has 12 restaurants – It features 12 restaurants – 6 fast-casual and 6 with table service plus marketplaces. Pizza, French Cuisine, beers, candies – there are so many options that it’s hard to choose! There is also a marketplace: you can buy fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, as well as many local products. Did you know? Tin Building opened in the area in 1907 and used to house the Fulton Fish Market. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy destroyed buildings and businesses in the area. In 2018, the Tin Building was raised and relocated 32 feet east as a measure against extreme weather conditions.

Statue of Liberty crown

People who visit the Statue of Liberty now can have access to the crown again – but wait: is this new? In a way, yes, access to the crown was closed since the pandemic started and it was reopened in October 2022. To reach the crown, visitors must climb 162 steps – and that’s after climbing the statue’s pedestal, which is reached by climbing 215 steps. Tickets must be purchased online in advance – and there are only a few tickets per day.

Museum of Broadway

The Museum of Broadway is a one-of-a-kind Museum is an immersive and interactive theatrical experience devoted to musicals, plays, and the people who create them. Featuring the work of dozens of designers, artists, and theatre historians, this one-of-a-kind Museum takes visitors on  a journey along the timeline of Broadway, from its birth to present day, where the past, present, and future of Broadway come together like never before. Guests travel through a visual history of Broadway, highlighting groundbreaking moments through a series of exhibits that showcase – and show off – spectacular costumes, props, renderings, rare photos, videos, and more. Along the way, guests learn more about some of the pivotal shows that transformed the landscape of Broadway – the moments that pushed creative boundaries, challenged social norms, and paved the way for those who would follow. Overall, the Museum highlights more than 500 individual productions from the 1700s through the present. The Museum also celebrates the behind-the-scenes of this dazzling American art form with “The Making of a Broadway Show” exhibit, which honors the community of brilliantly talented professionals – both onstage and off – who bring Broadway plays and musicals to life every night – my favorite part!

World Spa

The new spa in the city is located in Brooklyn – the founders reshaped a disused parking lot into a 50,000-square-foot wellness oasis. It feature three floors of impeccably-designed traditional and cultural experiences from every corner under one roof in the heart of Brooklyn. The experiences include: Discover authentic banyas, Finnish saunas, Turkish and Moroccan hammams, cleansing Himalayan salt therapy, Japanese onsens, an infrared room and so much more.  You can also book services such as massages and facials. In addition, you can dine at Ren restaurant, led by chef Shaun Hergatt. Admission starts at $85.

Grand Central Madison Terminal

Grand Central got an extension – Grand Central Madison Terminal is the new station that connects Jamaica-Queens (JFK) and Manhattan. Service to the station will begin with trains between Jamaica and Grand Central Madison, which will operate every 30 minutes during the day and on weekends and hourly during peak periods during the week. These trains will be extra – meaning there will be no change to existing trains to Penn Station and other destinations.

This means – among other advantages – that those who arrive at JFK and want to take the train to Manhattan can now choose between a train that goes to PennStation or one that goes to Grand Central.

NYC Glamping

Have you ever heard of the concept of Glamping? It is more glamorous camping. NYC Glamping offers a complete glamping experience, perfect for a couple, a family stay or, why not, to pamper yourself alone. There is no beach, and there is no forest, but New York City is always special, right? NYC Glamping has converted rustic industrial shipping containers into comfortable rooms with air conditioning and heating, Wi-Fi, showers, and bathrooms in each room. They also offer tents for those who want a more “wild” experience.

NYC Glamping is located in the heart of Greenpoint, a neighborhood in Brooklyn overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Plus, when you book, you get free entry to the Skyline Drive-In cinema.

Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Located at the World Trade Center, the PAC will celebrate life and humanity, redefining Lower Manhattan as a cultural destination and serving as a living testament to the power of the arts to inspire and unite. The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC) will be a new home for emergent and established artists in theater, dance, music, chamber opera, film and media from NYC and around the world. It’s a 138-foot-tall cube-shaped structure sheathed in richly veined Portuguese marble that emits an ethereal glow when illuminated at night. The interior houses a variety of flexible theatre spaces—11 configurations in all—that can accommodate audiences ranging from 99 to 1,200 people.

Olly Olly Market

This is a new food court located in Chelsea, and it distinguishes itself by highlighting international foods created by Michelin-starred chefs – and also some new personalities. Expect Sicilian-style pan pizzas by Chicago chef Noah Sandoval at Pizza Friendly Pizza; a popular scallion pancake burrito with slow-roasted peril, fried queso blanco, guacamole and lemongrass chili crisp oil by Forsyth Fire Escape; Mexican street food by Ploo and a new fast-casual Italian rotisserie concept by Andrew LoPresto and Bruno Molfetta of Pen’n’Coop. (with information from TimeOut).


Nubeluz is New York’s newest cocktail destination from award-winning Chef José Andrés at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad. Located on the 50th Floor, Nubeluz was envisioned as a lightbox in the sky, enticing guests with its stylish interior and modern interpretations of classic cocktails coupled with remarkable 270-degree views of the New York City skyline. It features 132 indoor seats including the bar, and two terraces, one that seats 12 and another with room for 20. Nubeluz brings together the Spanish word “nube” for cloud and “luz” for light.


Revel is a new ride-sharing app – the difference is that all the cars are blue Teslas. So, if you’re curious about what it’s like to ride an electric car, it might be an opportunity, lol. For now, there are only two categories of cars: the Tesla, for 4 passengers, and the WAV, with accessibility and space for 3 passengers.

Marijuana legalization

In March of 2021, NY State legalized marijuana. It was a long time coming: lawmakers had been trying to pass the guidelines since back in 2018 but conversations would stall on the topic of tax revenue from sales. Finally, in December 2022, the first legal recreational marijuana shop opened in the city. Per the law, all adults aged 21 and older can possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana or .85 ounces of concentrated marijuana at any given moment.

With the news, it is now super common to see cannabis stores around the city.


The state of NY overturned the ban on casinos for the city and it maybe in the future, you will be able to experience a bit of Vegas in the Big Apple. Up to three licenses for full casinos will be granted, with an asking price of $500 million for each license. And it looks like Jay Z wants to open a casino in Times Square.

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