Networking In New York
Networking in New York is a great opportunity for business professionals to meet like-minded people and industry connections. Luckily for you, we know one or two places in Downtown Manhattan, the financial district and along the Hudson River that are really popular amongst the professional circles of New York.
As the ‘city that never sleeps’, you can take a pretty good guess that New York’s coffee scene is thriving. Part chocolate shop, part coffee cafè, 2Beans is located on the corner of 40th and 41st street in Park Avenue. Its cozy interior offers a quiet place where you can discuss business or simply catch up with past colleagues.
As you walk in, you’ll find a sit-down espresso bar, which gives you the opportunity to question the expertly-trained baristas about the variety of different blends on offer. From Columbia to Madagascar, Australia and Switzerland, 2Beans has a wide collection of blends from all over the world. Business meetings can require a more intimate setting which is no problem for the small coffee shop. You can move your meeting over to the fireplace or take a seat at one of their large meeting tables. To sweeten the deal, grab a few samples of the various chocolates from available at 2Beans. Milk, dark, praline, drinking chocolate – you name it, this place will have it.
In the heart of downtown Manhattan, Stone Street is a small narrow cobblestone road that has preserved the old-world feel of a much earlier New York. A popular spot for aspiring business associates – Stone Street is conveniently placed in the center of the financial district which means it is constantly full of people who work in the area who enjoy the eateries, bars and restaurants. Amongst of a few of the favorite spots to gather is Vintry Wine & Whiskey, the ultimate bar for post-meeting celebrations. With an extensive wine and whiskey menu, it’s a sophisticated, dimly-lit bar where colleagues and clients can switch-off to enjoy the close of another business day. With a tapas-style menu you can share a number of plates from a choice of Spanish, French or Italian cuisine. The best way to break the ice with a potential business connection is over a glass of wine and wonderful sharing-style food – New York, you good thing, you.
A Bite to Eat
Another go-to place for networking over lunch or dinner in New York is P.J. Clarke’s on the Hudson River. Simple, sophisticated, but without the stiff pretense of any fancy formalities – the restaurant is a great place to meet, greet and get to know some of your business associates. You can find a spot under their green awning on the terrace, sink into a wicker chair and enjoy the old-school charm of red tartan checkered table cloths. P.J.’s menu offers a choice of tasty, hearty but refined New Yorker favorites. With a strong focus on fresh seafood, their Raw Bar is a selection of various oysters, ceviche-styled fish, shellfish and more. For your meal, tuck into a Clarke’s burger, like the Wagyu Sweet Onion Teriyaki or the BBQ Bleu Burger that comes with buttermilk bleu cheese and crispy onions. Roll up your sleeves and enjoy with your finger-food whilst getting to know your industry associates over a burger along the Hudson River. Business has never sounded like such bliss.
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New York is one of the world’s best cities for networking with a vibrant and bustling business scene. Catching-up with old colleagues over coffee, landing a deal over lunch – in the Big Apple, there’s the perfect place for each. So, book your trip abroad and expand your professional circle as far as New York, New York.
In a fast-paced city such as New York, you’ll constantly find yourself on the move and in between meetings during your stay. As a My Millennium member you can focus on the work ahead of you, whilst we take care of the small things in between. Like using your points to pay for laundry services so your suits are pressed and ready, or a late check-out so you can tie up one or two meetings that arise throughout the trip. Whatever you need, let’s journey together – become a member today.