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Taking a city trip to New York offers endless itineraries for first time and seasoned travelers. The Carnet luxury travel guide to Manhattan is for insider travelers with culture rich entertainment, art museums, galleries, fine dining, luxury hotels and fashion designer shopping addresses. Carnet\'s list below is filtered to give you a snapshot of this destination allowing you to find travel ideas and create a trip planner for your next travel to New York City. Don\'t forget to create a free login and you can save your favorite places into a custom travel map using the TravelCarnet trip builder.

Book your Restaurant Reservations with these New York Insider Addresses.


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lure fish bar
     Soho | Seafood

Seasonal dishes get modern twist at SoHo\'s Lure Fish Bar include seared branzino with pumpkin rissoto and pumpkin seed pesto or roasted salmon and apple puree. We always find that the raw seafood, fried oyster shoots and sushi maki make for a perfect appetizers. 
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po
     Greenwich Village | Italian

Founded by celebrity chef Mario Batali, the classic Italian dishes remind us of our travels to Lombardy while the charming atmosphere makes this destination a must when dining in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan.

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fishtail by david burke

     Upper East Side | Seafood

The restaurant to make reservations for innovative seafood on Manhattan\'s Upper East Side, Fishtail by David Burke is the perfect restaurant for foodies looking for a casual chic experience any day of the week.


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aureole\'s bar room
     Midtown West | New American

The front room of Charlie Palmer\'s restaurant, Aureole is actually a bar; although the style is casual-chic. The high-ceilings and festive decor is dominated by a wall of wine.  Cuisine includes asian-inspired dishes such as caramelized sea scallops in miso and fennel tofu puree and shrimp with coconut, lemongrass and asian pear.

Culture Seeker
Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and take a tour of the Matisse exhibit. From December 4th to March 17th, 2013 art lovers can enjoy while wandering the exhibit rooms at the MET for an upclose view of 49 art paintings  on canvas by the French master. Born 1869, Henry Matisse was influenced by old master paintings that he often found at the Louvre museum in Paris. In February take advantage of the museums Studio Workshop events which explore hands on painting with the same  techniques that Matisse in renowned for.

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This Seasons Insider List of Things to Do in New York


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christmas tree lightings
     Upper East Side | Midtown | Downtown

During November and December, the city is full of events and attractions that must be booked in advance. Visiting the Christmas tree lightings is a spectacle into itself and is a great reason to take a break and sip hot cocoa.


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vienna boys choir
     Carnegie Hall | Midtown

This one night performance of the boys choir from Vienna is a must see. Their angelic voices and melodic technique will fill the red velvet auditorium at Carnegie Hall on


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david mamet plays
     On Broadway | Times Square

Don\'t forget to book in advance for the limited run performances of David Mamet\'s Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino and Anarchist starring Patti Lapone and Debra Winger.

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a christmas story - the musical
     On Broadway | Times Square

The Lunt Fontanne Theatre presents A Christmas Story, the broadway musical based on the 80s cult movie with performances based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd and Ralphie Parker\'s quest for An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle- the ultimate Christmas gift.

Shop in style with luxury brands and designer boutiques.

We all know that the big department stores have an infinite selection of our favorite designers. However take the time to seek out a few smaller boutiques and concept stores like Jeffrey for a real New Yorker shopping experience.

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jeffrey
     Meatpacking District | Luxury Fashion
Luxury Brands and high concept fashion are beautifully displayed in this best known concept store.


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isabel marant
     Soho | Parisian Women Fashion
French Parisian style is delivered right to savvy shoppers in New York City\'s Soho neighborhood.



On Big Screen- Rolling Stones
Celebrate 50 Years of the Rolling Stones on Film The MOMA will feature a roster of films.

The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
The Stones in the Park (1969)
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1974)
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1968/1996)
Let’s Spend the Night Together (1983)
Shine a Light (2008)
Enigma (2001)


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