• What to Do Near The 23rd Street PATH Stop in NYC

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    While there is SO much to do in Hoboken and Jersey City, locals are lucky enough to also have such easy and quick access to New York City. Being so close and just as filled with fun activities, in fact, we’ve dubbed the Hoboken and JC areas the 6th Borough. For a venture outside of Hudson County, hop on the PATH for a 20-minute ride max — and discover something new! In this new series of NYC PATH exploration, we’re showing you the best places to eat, drink, shop, and explore at every PATH stop. This week, we’re sharing what to do around the 23rd Street PATH stop. Here are the top things that are things to do near the 23rd Street PATH stop around Flatiron and Chelsea.   

    The Highline NYC

    {Photo courtesy of @highlinenyc}

    Things to Do 

    The High Line {multiple entries} 

    This scenic walkway which starts at 14th Street can be accessed at either 20th and 10th Streets or 23rd and 10th {via elevator} — not a bad walk from the PATH on a nice day. Plan your visit by checking out the events calendar, where you will find any number of featured exhibits ranging from a spring plants display to open meditation classes, or dine at open-air café Terroir for a killer charcuterie plate. Aaaand don’t forget to pick up an ice cream sandwich from Melt Bakery during your travels {you’re welcome}.

    Gotham Comedy Club {208 W 23rd Street} 

    Located on W 23rd and 7th, this popular stand-up comedy venue has been home to tons of famous acts including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Dave Chapelle. Go for dinner and stay for any of the comedy acts or events, which are held just about any day of the week.

    Eataly {200 5th Avenue}

    Eataly Flatiron NYC eating

    {Photo courtesy of @eatalyflatiron}

    This place is an Italian lover’s dream, complete with a gelateria, fresh market and several little eateries dotting the complex, including Manzo {casual butcher’s restaurant}, La Pizza & La Pasta {Napoli-style pizza and pasta with an extensive wine list}, and La Piazza {a type of standing marketplace with fresh little bites}. There is also the option for outdoor dining at La Birreria, the rooftop biergarten that features different restaurant pop-ups throughout the year – sounds like a culinary dream if you ask us!

    Read More: Things To Do Near 14th Street PATH Station

    Landmarks 

    Flatiron Building {175 5th Avenue}

     It’s hard to miss this tall, triangular building jutting out at 23rd and 5th {pretty close to the PATH} that gives this area its namesake. Built in 1902, the top of the building resembles a clothes iron {hence the name Flatiron – get it?}. It’s currently used as an office building, but don’t forget to snap a pic of this frequently photographed landmark while strolling past.

    Flatiron Building NYC landmark

    {Photo courtesy of @flatironny}

    Madison Square Park {11 Madison Avenue}

    Featuring scenic views of the aforementioned Flatiron Building and located about a block away, Madison Square Park is a nice place to enjoy the fresh air on a mild-temperature day and always has a fun exhibit or two that’s worth checking out for any day excursions to the Big Apple.

    Places to Eat/Drink 

    Meatball Shop {200 9th Avenue}

    Located at 9th and 22nd, the meatballs here are not to be missed – choose from classic, pork, chicken, or veggie; then, pick your sauce {gotta have that Sunday gravy} and style {i.e. served alone, with a salad or on bread}. Don’t forget about the craft cocktails and the pretty impressive whiskey list – and if you’re still hungry check out any of the drool-worthy ice cream sandwiches for dessert {with a whopping five different cookie choices}.

    by CHLOE. {60 W 22nd Street} 

    Good for a quick lunch bite, this plant-based food chain will make you forget you are eating something healthy {seriously}. The 100% vegan menu {with available gf options} features items such as avocado pesto pasta, sweet potato and black bean burgers {trust us and try the Guac Burger}, breakfast bowls and fresh juices, as well as yummy treats.

    byChloe-Vegan-Burger

    Trailer Park Lounge {271 W 23rd Street}

    This kitschy dive bar does, in fact, look like a ’70s trailer park, complete with a tiki bar, vinyl seats, neon lighting, and even an old plastic snowman {for the ambiance, naturally}. For nibbles, the bar features comfort food of all types including mac & cheese, nachos, tater tots, Moon Pies {remember those?}, and of course, a burger or a hot dog. While you’re at it get a margarita on the rocks {just be careful, they pack a punch} or some champagne in a can {if you want to be a little classy}.

    Park Avenue Winter {360 Park Avenue S}

    Located a block away from Madison Square Park, this fine-dining restaurant changes its name based on the season and matches its gorgeous décor to the time of year. Perfect for a fancy date night, enjoy the scrumptious menu with truly delectable food such as the local burrata {who doesn’t love a good burrata?}, roasted filet mignon, and the Park Avenue chocolate cube {literally a giant cube of chocolate covered in sorbet}. If you’re in the mood for a brunch day, the $32 prix fixe menu will more than provide your money’s worth of nommy eats.

    See More: 12 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Hoboken

    The Flatiron Room {37 W 26th Street}

    This fine dining and live music venue will make you feel like you’ve been transported into another world upon entering; soft jazz and crooning voices atop a small stage set the tone for a savory meal and a large cocktail list. Featuring one of the largest whiskey selections in New York, sip on a snifter of top-notch rye and indulge in its delicious flavor.

    Chop Shop II {41 W 24th Street}

    Featuring a self-described “eclectic experience that combines Chinese, Taiwanese and Thai dishes,” this cozy restaurant {with another location in Chelsea} offers everything from delicious fresh fish dishes to fried rice and drunken noodles.

    230 FIFTH Rooftop Garden Bar and Restaurant {230 5th Avenue}

    230 Fifth Rooftop NYC

    {Photo courtesy of @230fifthrooftop}

    To liven up an otherwise standard bar or dining experience, head to this 5th Avenue hotspot where guests are seated in…igloos {yup, igloos at the bar all winter long}. Beyond its unique decor, this bar offers beautiful views and is a great spot for happy hour, dinner, or brunch – oh, and there’s also a penthouse if you want to chill indoors {it doesn’t get much fancier than that}.

    What’s your favorite thing to do by the 23rd PATH stop?


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    Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.


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