Bronx Bombers Star Chris Henry Coffey Offers A Grand Slam Weekend in NYC

February 6th, 2014 by

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Chris Henry Coffey is making his Broadway debut as New York Yankees icon Joe DiMaggio in the new play Bronx Bombers. The stage and screen star, known for his breakout role in the film Trust, offers BroadwayBox readers some awesome suggestions to make your next free day in NYC really count. Check out Coffey's four favorite spots in New York, and don't miss him knock it out of the park in Bronx Bombers.

The High Line

Highline

“The first place I like to send friends and family visiting New York City is the new, elevated High Line Park on the Westside. Start at 30th street, walk south, and check out the fantastic architecture and beautiful landscaping along the way. When you’re in the West 20’s, go street level and check out any of the 100’s of art galleries peppered throughout that neighborhood. Then, make sure to check out the Chelsea Market for lunch or shopping, and top off the High Line tour by treating yourself to a martini or drink of choice at the Top of the Standard at the Standard Hotel, an art-deco styled gorgeous bar on the 18th floor with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the skyline.”

The Morgan Library & Museum in Murray Hill

Morgan Library

“Secondly, when visitors ask about the many museums in NYC, I like to recommend the Pierpont Morgan Library/Museum as an alternative to the obvious choices of the Met or MOMA. Originally the private library of JP Morgan in the early 1900’s, it’s a wonderful window into NYC history, culture and finance in the 20th century. There are always interesting exhibits there, and Friday evenings are free to the public while also offering live music and food/drinks in the Morgan Courtyard.”

Raines Law Room in Flatiron Disctrict

Raines Law Room

“Third, my favorite ‘speakeasy’ in NYC is Raines Law Room on 17th St/5thave. It’s a great place to escape for a drink with friends or colleagues in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The drinks are always phenomenal, the service fantastic, and the vibe is always perfect.”

The Brooklyn Bridge

BK Bridge

“Fourth, if you’re new to NYC, you have to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The history is one thing, but the views are also incredible. Start in Manhattan, walk across, then find your way to DUMBO, the Brooklyn neighborhood “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.” An old warehouse district, it’s now full of galleries, restaurants, and music and theater venues. A walk to the East River there is also a must, with exceptional views of both bridges, as well as Manhattan itself.”