News to travel to New York in 2021…can’t wait to see them all!

In 2020, everyone’s life came to a standstill and even NYC, the city that never sleeps, had to take a break. But just because he’s on hiatus doesn’t mean he’s going to stop and that’s why many news in new york in 2021 … which we hope to see!

Many of us had to postpone, with great sadness, our trips to New York this year, but we are still looking at the glass half full. When we can travel we can take the opportunity to see more new in NYC.

No, I can’t answer the question we all ask ourselves: When can you travel to New York? Neither when nor how. I really don’t think traveling will be like before, although everything I know I will always share in the post: The New Normal in New York.

In this post you will find:

What will a trip to New York be like when you can travel?

But let’s be optimistic and believe that next year EVERYTHING will be over and we will ALL be able to travel to NYC without limits! In fact, some countries can already travel and this is what they are already finding and, surely, when the others can travel, we will also find ourselves:

  • One of the measures already implemented in museums and tourist attractions is the limited capacitySo it will be very important to plan the trip in advance to can reserve the day and time in the places you want to visit. To make your life and planning easier! you can request a personalized guide in New York and I will help you your trip is PERFECT and you can see everything.
  • will stay preferably anything contactless, such as card payments or tickets or virtual tourist cards. This is why it will be important that you travel with a SIM card or eSIM which allows you to have unlimited data.

Internet during the trip and forget Roaming!

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  • Many restaurants have adapted to the restrictions by opening terraces and many streets have been activated to accommodate these terraces. There is nothing official, but it is surely a measure that is here to stay and that many people, if the weather is good, will prefer.
  • When it comes to getting around the city, although New York’s public transportation operates as normal, many visitors will prefer to rent bikes (when possible) or hop on open-top tour buses or boats. NY Water Taxi type to make your visits.
  • We will also have to get used to additional security measures such as to take the temperature entering a museum or tourist attraction and, surely, we will continue to carry hide, especially in crowded places for a long time.
face mask in new york
Central Park © Big Apple Tours

What’s new in New York in 2021 not to miss:

These are the novelties that await us in New York next year. We hope to see them all!

The renovated Penn Station

Penn Station is one of the 3 main train stations in New York, along with Grand Central Terminal and the one under the Oculus.

Until now, the one at Penn Station was the ugliest, dirtiest and darkest of the 3, but it has been under renovation since 2017 and on January 1, 2021, the project, known as Moynihan train hall.

The main entrance to Penn Station will be through the old station building. James Farley Post Office, declared a historic building of the city. Once inside you will find a beautiful huge glass main hall and there will be 17 tracks, where the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak trains will stop.

Nothing to do with the station we had seen so far, but it is inspired by the original station. I am convinced that it will become another of the mandatory stops during your trip to New York!

New Penn Station
Penn Station Manhattan – James Farley Post Office ©I’m going to NYC

Little Island a new island in Manhattan!

Little Island is an artificial island under construction at Pier 55, in Manhattan, on the banks of the Hudson River. Initially his the opening is scheduled for spring and the truth is that the work has come a long way and Little Island is more and more complete.

But in NYC a lot of work is being delayed (tell it to the Oculus) and with a pandemic maybe with more reason, so we’ll see soon when this new park eventually opens to the public, which promises to to be one of the most instagrammable novelties in New York in 2021.

The year you might be able to climb the Chrysler Building

One of the news that caught the most attention in 2020 was the opening of more of a viewpoint in the Chrysler Building.

In fact, in this iconic skyscraper in New York, there was already an observatory that was closed a long time ago, but it is clear that if it opens in 2021, it will be one of the most desired news…who wouldn’t want to climb the Chrysler Building? At this time, there is no confirmed opening date.

Chrysler Building in New York
Chrysler Building New York © I’m going to NYC

Waterline Square Park, a new place to disconnect

Although in reality it is already open to the public, it will be at the beginning of 2021 when it is completely finished and Waterline Square Park can be better visited, a new public park located between 59th Street and 61st Street, on the upper west sideconnected to Hudson River Park.

It is not very big, but it is a place perfectly designed to integrate, among its skyscrapers, vegetation and water basins. A place to stop and disconnect.

The Summit, an ESSENTIAL new viewpoint in NYC

The new viewpoint of New York will be added to the existing ones: the Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock, the One World Observatory and the Edge, which most of you have probably never seen. more since it was inaugurated a few days ago before the arrival of the pandemic, in March 2020.

The top sits atop One Vanderbilt, a skyscraper right next to the Grand Central Terminal.

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manhattan skyscraper

News at the World Trade Center

Almost 20 years have passed, but what was once known as Zone 0 is still being renovated today. Although almost everything has already been rebuilt, during 2021 two other must-see places to see during your walking tour of the World Trade Center will be inaugurated.

the September 11, 2021 they are expected to inaugurate the new Greek Orthodox Church, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, located in Liberty Park and the work of the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

This church was already there before 9/11, but after the attacks it had to be demolished and rebuilt. Inside, part of the landing gear from the plane that crashed into the south tower was found.

Another new addition to open in the World Trade Center district in 2021 will be a performing arts theater, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, next to the One World Trade Center building.

Legoland New York will finally open its doors!

It was one of the novelties of 2020 that had to be postponed due to the pandemic, but if all goes well in 2021, the new Legoland New York amusement park will finally be able to open its doors.

It is not located in New York, but on the outskirts, and like everything in New York, this park will be large, so you will need at least 1 full day to enjoy the park, but if you are traveling to New York with children, this is surely one of the plans you will want to include in your trip.

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Coney Island’s new attraction

Speaking of attractions, Coney Island in Brooklyn stands out for its vintage attractions such as the marvelous wheel or the roller coaster cyclone.

Also new to New York in 2021 will be the arrival of a new attraction at Coney Island, a roller coaster known as the phoenixwhich will retain the retro vibe of the park, a perfect place to escape the chaos of Manhattan for a day, especially on a sunny day, and eat Nathan’s Famous original hot dogs.

Coney Island Amusement Park
Coney Island Amusement Park © I’m Going to New York

Bronx Children Museum, another children’s museum in New York in 2021

If you are planning a trip with children for next year, note one of the novelties in New York in 2021 for the whole family: the Bronx Children’s Museum, a museum dedicated to the little ones who, if there is no more late, open in the spring.

This is a new children’s addition to the famous Brooklyn Children’s Museum, which was the first museum dedicated to children Inaugurated in the United States in 1899.

Hamilton the first Broadway musical to raise the curtain

Officially, Broadway musicals will have the curtain down until May 31, 2021. In the best-case scenario, from June they could reopen with limited capacity and strict measures. At last the show will start again!

As announced, if all goes well, Hamilton could return even a little earlier and would be the first musical to return to the Broadway stage, in May 2021.

It may not be the most famous Broadway musical for you, you will have heard a lot more about it from The Lion King, Chicago or the Phantom of the Opera, but this work is one of the most important of the New York billboard since its main character is Alexandre Hamilton, considered the founding father of the United States of America… something very patriotic to get showbusiness back on track, don’t you think?

The new Tiffany’s… will surely keep us waiting!

In early 2020, without notice, the mythical Tiffany and Co. on 5th Avenue, closed its doors carry out a major renovation of the entire building. The closure was done in secret due to strict security measures, which came as a surprise when news broke in January this year.

Luckily just around the corner on 57th Street opened a temporary store of the brand, in progress for the duration of the remodeling, which was estimated at around 1 year and that in the spring of 2020 we could already enjoy a renovated Tiffany’s on 5th avenue.

But everything seems to indicate that It will last until 2022therefore it is not certain that throughout this 2021 we will be able to see the new store, which will be much more than a store since the project includes a total remodeling and a magnificent restaurant on one of its upper floors.

If we can’t see it throughout this year, nothing happens…there must always be a new excuse to travel to New York again!

Tiffany in New York
Tiffany’s in New York © I’m going to NYC

And don’t forget what’s new for 2020!

Many new things planned for New York in 2020 have been postponed to 2021, but some are already underway and you certainly don’t want to miss them either!

The Edge in New York… be amazed by the view!
Krispy Kreme donuts in Times Square!

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