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Image of brownstone buildings lining a street with colorful fall foliage Fall is the best time of year to visit New York City!

Fall is one of the most magnificent times of year to visit New York City, the weather is cool, Mother Nature provides a vibrant backdrop of colors, and you can comfortably get around the city with fewer crowds and no humidity! There’s just something unexplainable about NYC in the fall that seems to captivate people and inspire songs and movies. Read on and discover our favorite things to do on a crisp autumn day in NYC!

1. Visit the Fall Foliage!

Image of lake in Central Park with fall foliage, a bridge and the skyline Head to one of NYC’s many beautiful parks and enjoy the crisp fall air

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Image of SoHo Street with shoe-tossing SoHo, NYC is famous for its Shopping, Boutiques and Fashion

It’s that time of year again, the semi-annual event known as Fashion Week, and all its accompanying designers, models, photographers and entourages are about to take over the major style capitals of the world. Twice a year in Winter and Fall, New York, London, Milan and Paris host the fast-paced runway shows of Fashion Week and their fashion-forward events. We know how busy all of our fashion industry clients are, and that hotel rooms can be impossible to find. We’ve compiled a list of apartment suggestions in NYC, London and Paris that we think would be just your style…

New York Fashion Week (February 9 – Friday, February 17, 2017)

The streets of NYC are always an un-official runway and during fashion week the local fashionistas and the influx of fashion gurus can be found out and about in full force so keep your eyes open for some serious style inspiration.

Image of living room of NY-16635 in the Upper West Side This 4 bedroom/3 bath duplex on the Upper West Side is spacious enough for your whole entourage

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Image of Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and plaza decked in holiday lights The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a must-see on a holiday trip to NYC. ( Photo Credit Francois Roux

Many people dream of warm locales for their winter travels, but the holiday season can also be a great time to check out a new location while airfares and rents are their lowest of the year and you don’t have to battle as many crowds. The slower season before and after the big holiday rush is one of the best times to visit any destination, even one you have been to before in other seasons, because nothing is quite like being immersed in the local traditions and the collective energy of a place leading up to the holidays. Stick around after the rush when all the locals are back at home and you get a real sense of local neighborhood life. New York City gets in the holiday mood early, so you can catch all the holiday preparations and enticing sales plus find a great furnished rental to stay at for a reasonable price. Many properties lower their prices for the shoulder seasons, so it’s a great time to save while you explore a new place and see how the locals really live outside of the hectic tourist season.

Of course if you are headed to NYC in the winter, the holiday season is also a favorite time for people to experience the Big Apple all aglow with holiday lights and decked out in all its glory. Read on for some of our suggestions of the not-to-miss things that should be on your to-do list.

Famous Holiday Shows & Entertainment

Image of holiday window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue department store Christmas window displays are an NYC holiday tradition. Photo Credit Francois Roux

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Image of cartoon-style NYC buildings and heart advertising Black Friday sale New York Habitat is celebrating Black Friday with 60% off agency fees on furnished apartment rentals!

As the leaves turn colors and fall begins, New York gets ready for Thanksgiving: the beginning of the holiday season. But just after that festive kick-off comes another uniquely American holiday. Great deals and low prices, for a limited time only on Black Friday, draw hordes of shoppers to stores across the country! There’s nowhere better to experience the excitement than the famous shopping streets of New York during the best sales of the year!

Stay on for a few more days – or even the whole month – and you can see what New York really has to offer. Even better, we are offering a 60%* off sale on the agency fees for bookings made November 1-30  in these one of a kind furnished apartments and vacation rentals to let you live like the locals in some of New York’s most famous neighborhoods: Williamsburg and Harlem!

1. Two bedroom rental with panoramic views in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Image of a Williamsburg living room with large windows NY-16158 You can watch a New York sunset from your living room thanks to these duplex windows.

It’s tough to find a cheap apartment in New York with natural light, let alone floor-to-ceiling duplex windows right in the living room! On top of that, this two bedroom furnished apartment in Williamsburg offers two balconies, off the living room and the second bedroom. Inside, contemporary art and a flat screen television give the space a modern touch, despite the LPs and record player – an homage to Williamsburg’s love of vinyl and many record stores.

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1: Image of bridge covered in fall leaves in Central Park Central Park in fall is the place to be. Photo credit: Anthony Quintano via Flickr

Many New Yorkers consider fall the best time of year in New York City. The cool weather and vibrant colors of the changing seasons make it the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the city before the season’s fleeting beauty disappears and New Yorkers settle in for the winter.

Image of silhouette of NYC skyline at sunset across the lake in Central Park Catch a spectacular fall sunset above the NYC skyline in Central Park. Photo credit: Anthony Quintano

Read on for some of the best ways to make the most of the fall season outdoors while you’re in NYC.

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Image of runners on the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge. A run across the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge is good for exercise and seeing the city!

With 520 miles of coastline, some of the world’s most famous urban parks, and a range of new initiatives to get its residents out and exercising, New York City is a great place to go for a run. The five boroughs offer so many routes, you’ll have a hard time choosing one! We’ve made this handy guide to running routes that optimize views, park time, and convenience. So whether you’re staying in the city for a short while, in a New York vacation rental or with friends, or if you’re trying to fit in some exercise after a day at the office, we’ve got you covered.

1. Midtown Landmarks – 4.5 miles (7 km)

When most people think of NYC, it’s big landmarks like Central Park, the Empire State Building, and Grand Central Terminal that come to mind. You can check these major sights of your list, in addition to many others, with this route through Manhattan’s urban core. Read the entire story here…»


New York is an international city, where cultures from around the world meet and combine. This fall, a great way to see that cultural diffusion firsthand is coming to Central Park for Vieilles Charrues New York, the American spin-off of one of France’s most popular festivals. More than just French culture though, Vielles Charrues celebrates the rich history of Brittany, a northwestern region with Celtic roots, a proud culture, and a linguistic tradition all its own. While you’re in New York City getting to see the Breton side of things, you’ll want to live like a local in a furnished apartment, and maybe get to know some other people from around the globe in your neighborhood! Read the entire story here…»


Image of Rockefeller Center Seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center is a must during your winter trip to NYC!

There is nothing more spectacular than a winter in New York City. There’s so much to see and do! Twinkling lights, holiday displays, ice skating in Rockefeller Center, and much more await you! Spending your holiday in New York will be magical, keep reading to find out what else you can do during your time in NYC! Before you pack your bags be sure to familiarize yourself with basic New York tips and etiquette for visitors.

1. Go Holiday Shopping

Image of a snowy street Start your holiday shopping off right in NYC!

  • Start your holiday shopping off right with Black Friday! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the popular shopping day, Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving, which happens to be on November 27th this year. On this day, stores open early, and goods are heavily discounted. That’s one good reason to start your Christmas shopping early. Read the entire story here…»

In Central Park, the Great Lawn contrasts the dramatic city skyline Summer adds much-needed green to the city’s concrete jungle.

While many New Yorkers flee the city in the summer to vacation homes on Long Island, they’re missing out on the wide range of outdoor activities that the city offers to those who stick around. With the warm weather comes the best free events in NYC, from film festivals to parades and concert series. With all these options to choose from, it’s no wonder people come from all across the world to experience New York City in the summer! Read the entire story here…»


Image of Coney Island Beach The beautiful summer sunset at Coney Island Beach

Since kids are out of school for the summer, there is no better way of keeping them entertained than bringing them to the city that never sleeps, New York City! With activities ranging from a trip to the amusement park at Coney Island to a visit to the Bronx Zoo, NYC has everything needed to make a summer vacation unforgettable for the whole family.

1. Outdoor Movies/Plays

NYC is known for an abundance of theater and film in its five boroughs. The warm temperatures of summer bring these great productions outdoors for all to enjoy! Shakespeare in the Park, held in the iconic Central Park, will be performing The Tempest and Cymbeline, and it is completely free! If your family enjoys films rather than plays, no need to fret! Pack a family picnic and enjoy a summer evening at the Central Park Film Festival, which holds free showings of movies for a week straight. What about a view of the dazzling Hudson River? The Summer on the Hudson festival boasts opportunities to view movies, participate in children’s dance parties and even hosts early morning yoga sessions for parents! Your whole family will love these free events and it won’t leave a dent in your wallet! Check out more summer cultural events in NYC. Read the entire story here…»