Fall notes from New York

Fall in New York is the perfect time to create new memories. The temperature is perfect; not too hot, not too cold. Everyone’s back from summer vacation and the city feels alive and full of energy. And the special light and ochre colours of autumn makes the city glow.

Besides all the cool New Yorkers, there is so much to see, do and experience. As a city that is best appreciated on foot, fall offers you the best walking weather during the year. The only problem is where to start! Who better to ask than the New York based creative designer and artist Peter Valcárcel, who has lived and worked in the city for many years. Here are his favourite things, enjoy!

Watch the sunset at the Cantor Roof Garden bar

Enjoy an outdoors happy hour at this fifth-floor bar situated at the Met on 5th Avenue, also known by its original name, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Weather-permitting, the bar is open seasonally from mid-April through October and has an open-air setting with gorgeous NYC views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Order an apple cider mimosa, put on your Jokkfall Deep lake, and watch the sun go down. But first, give yourself some time to wander through this impressive art institution. You reach the bar via the elevator in the museum’s European sculpture and decorative arts galleries.


Ride the aerial tram

For two metrocard swipes round-trip, the Roosevelt Island tramway  provides sweeping overhead views of the east river from Manhattan to the island and back. On the island, see Franklin Delano Roosevelt Four Freedoms park, the remains of a smallpox hospital, a Cornell Tech campus and a 19th-century lighthouse. Best suited for the air ride? A pair of Kallax Midnight black. 


Be escorted on a Central Park walk

In October, this grand park is a sight to behold, particularly for those who love taking in fall foliage. While you can certainly explore the attraction on your own, it helps to know that Central Park Conservanc guides provide an insider’s look at this park through regularly scheduled and themed tours. And every late october, a Halloween pumpkin flotilla sets people’s hand-carved Jack-o’-lanterns sailing along the park’s Harlem Meer. Style your fall look with Suobbat Forest prince.


Do some thrift store shopping

Forgot your sweater but don’t want to spend a fortune on shopping? Don’t worry: New York City is home to some incredible second-hand stores. With various locations, Housing Works, has some hit-or-miss wardrobe items, interesting books, and unique housewares, though you’ll always leave feeling good in supporting this nonprofit fighting HIV/AIDS and homelessness. Buffalo Exchange, also with more than one location, is a goldmine for discounted designer clothing. Plus, Tokyo Joe on 334 East 11th Street, is a buy/sell/trade store with a lot of designer’s offers. Wearing your Skaulo Willowherbs by the anthill will put you in a perfect mood.