Free Yourself in New York City

Posted 11/20/18 Team Vaco

In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to New York City, where Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing.

Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused and a true work-life balance.

So, if you find yourself in the Big Apple on business or vacation, our local Vaconians have the top five places to Free Yourself in New York City.


No one can visit New York City without seeing a Broadway play! Sing show tunes and bop along to the classics. See a range of plays including The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Chicago, Wicked, and so many more. Make it a family event, bring a date or celebrate a special occasion! Broadway will never let you down.

Central Park

Central Park is far from your average park. You may recognize it from movies and TV shows like Elf, Friends and Spiderman 3, to name a few. Discover endless activities, attractions and events! Rent bikes, attend concerts, take yoga and fitness classes, visit the Central Park Zoo, take a horse carriage through the park, hop on a boat and explore the lake, the fun is unlimited.

Times Square

Where advertisements and New York City comes to life, Times Square! “Dine, Play, Stay,” on New York’s busiest and most famous spot. Head to Broadway for a show, watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, watch Good Morning America live, stay in one of the many swanky hotels, watch Times Square’s digital signage light up in synchrony at midnight, and indulge in the arts. Hungry? You’ll never be without food as there are plenty of street vendors and restaurants throughout the Square.

The Empire Rooftop

This 8,000 square feet space, including both interior and exterior, is the perfect spot to host private parties and events. Rain or shine, the rooftop provides a retractable roof so that weather is never an issue. Great for New Years! Enjoy a menu full of delectable treats including anything from French Toast to Chicken and Waffle Fries, Buffalo Chicken Sliders to Ahi Tuna Poke Tostadas. Need to quench your thirst? Choose from their endless list of craft cocktails, wines, beers, and ciders.

Di Fara

Recently ranked by CNN Travel as one of New York City’s Best Pizza Restaurants, Di Fara is the place to go for a slice of pie. The pizzeria opened its doors in 1964 by Domenico De Marco, who immigrated from Italy. Domenico, or “Dom,” still cooks each pizza himself, averaging at about 150 per day. Even TV personality, Anthony Bourdain, described the pizza as, “The best of the best.”

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