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Leisure Plus: Spotlight on New York


Institute member, Ken Siong, Senior Technical Director at the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, shares his favourite places for your next business trip to the Big Apple

Have lunch at...

Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan. It is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Monday to Saturday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. “The food court in Chelsea Market is a delightful place to find a casual, satisfying meal. Whether it’s French crêpes, a currywurst from Berlin, or Mexican tacos, the cuisines reflect New York’s diversity and are relatively inexpensive. Don’t miss out on the doughnuts from Doughnuttery,” says Siong.

Relax at...

Bryant Park

“Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan is hard to beat for a cool place to hang out. During the summer, it bustles with activities such as yoga, live concerts, people playing ping pong and petanque and an open-air cinema. During the winter, it plays host to an ice-skating rink and colourful Christmas market,” says Siong. Also known as Manhattan’s Town Square, the park is famous for its seasonal gardens, free activities and al fresco dining.