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The Best Place to Get Some Headspace in New York


Everyone knows that New York is one of the busiest cities on the planet. Sometimes, it can seem impossible to escape the noise in the city that never sleeps. You walk down the road, constantly brushing past tourists and breathing in city fumes.

Our clients are busy people, too and it’s not uncommon for us to be asked if we know a quiet place where they can relax and they can find some piece of mind.

Well, our drivers know this city like the back of their hands and we’ve compiled a list of some great spaces to get a bit of headspace if you need time to think.


Rooftop bars

I know what you might be thinking - a rooftop bar doesn’t sound like a particularly quiet space, and in many cases, you’d be correct. But there are a few relaxing bars that will give you a few hours of relaxation.

Located at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, The Press Room is a quiet and beautifully decorated bar with amazing panoramic views of New York’s skyline. Perfect if you want to go for a quiet drink and collect your thoughts.

The Delancey on the lower east side of Manhattan is another option. With palm trees and cloth loungers, it seems to be a perfect place for relaxation after a long, busy day.


Central Park

Central Park can be busy. But you can find peace of mind and quiet even in the most popular tourist destinations. The conservatory garden is a beautiful six-acre area where you can get some clean air and clear your head.


Rose Main Reading Room

Situated in the New York Public Library, the Rose Main Reading Room is a very quiet place. It the perfect place for book lovers. Talking and noise restrictions make this room a sanctuary in the busy city. You can take an hour off and read a book.


Botanical Gardens

New York is home to a surprising number of botanical gardens. Brooklyn Botanical Garden is right in the heart of the city. Founded in 1910, the garden hosts some of the most amazing plants and is a great source of clean air in the city.



While there are plenty of both luxurious and affordable spas in New York, we thought the Aire Ancient Baths deserved a special mention. The traditional bathhouse is an oasis of calm and will soon help you forget about the hustle and bustle outside.

If that doesn’t suit you, try the Greenwich Hotel or Great Jones spas.


Gantry Plaza State Park

Why not cross over to the Gantry Plaza State Park for an excellent view of the skyline. We’d only recommend this one on a beautiful sunny day. It won’t be much fun in January.


New York Chinese Scholars Garden

In the middle of Staten Island Botanical Garden, there is a hidden oriental gem. This beautifully peaceful sanctuary is a perfect little spot for some quiet reflection.

If none of these take your fancy, don’t hesitate to ask for our driver’s recommendations.

For a complete experience, book onto our Brooklyn Chauffeur Service now.

Posted on Oct 03 2017

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