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Nobody knows the SWISS destinations better than our staff. A restaurant that is not listed in every travel guide, an original bar, a charming café, or great tours with spectacular lookout points. Let our travel professionals inspire you with their tips.

Erika

The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory probably makes the best ice cream in the city. They offer the classics, of course, but you can also get unusual flavours like ginger, black sesame, green tea, zen butter, avocado and wasabi. And fans who just can't get enough can buy a 50-litre bucket of ice cream to take away. The ice cream parlour is a hidden from the street – just don’t confuse it for the nearby Häagen-Dazs!

Erika
(SWISS Cabin Crew Member)
  1. Chinatown Ice Cream Factory 
  2. 65 Bayard Street | New York, NY 10013 
  3. chinatownicecreamfactory.com
Fabio Graeni

The 230 Fifth is the most attractive rooftop bar in New York, with a view of the Empire State Building and Lower Manhattan (financial district). It is open all year round. In winter you can sit outside with blankets under heating lamps.

Fabio
(Business Analyst & Project Leader, E-Commerce Platform Development)
  1. 230 Fifth 
  2. 230 Fifth Avenue, Corner 27th and 5th Avenue | New York, NY 10001 | +1 212 725 4300 
  3. 230fifth.com
Harold Winter

The Café Select presents American Swiss Food. On the menu you'll find «Züri Gschnätzlets» or cheese dishes, in other words typically Swiss dishes. The ambience is also special: There are Rössli and Rivella advertising posters hanging on the wall, and a PTT mailbox decorates the facade. It's a destination for a colourful mix of celebrities, shoppers and homesick Swiss. The place belongs to the Swiss DJ and music producer Oli Stumm.

Harold
(Business Analyst & Project Leader, E-Commerce Platform Development)
  1. Café Select  
  2. 212 Lafayette Street | New York, NY 10012 | +1 212 925 9322 
  3. cafeselect.com
Fabio Graeni

McSorley’s Old Ale House is the oldest Irish pub in New York City. In years gone by it was «men only». In all honesty, neither the exterior nor interior of this pub is particularly stylish or attractive. And it's not even an essential stop because of the burgers. But the scenery here is unique and unbeatable: The furniture is dusty, the pictures on the walls are faded. The walls are yellow from smoke, the counter is sticky and the floor is full of sawdust. It's loud. There are only two types of drink served - light or dark ale. Wonderful!

Fabio
(Business Analyst & Project Leader, E-Commerce Platform Development)
  1. McSorley’s Old Ale House 
  2. 15 E 7th Street, East Village | New York, NY 10003 
  3. mcsorleysnewyork.com
Fabio Graeni

Meat, Meat, Meat – that's the motto at the Fette Sau restaurant. You queue up at the bar and order the meat you want by weight. To accompany it there are side dishes such as red beans or potato salad. The beer is served in jam jars.

Fabio
(Business Analyst & Project Leader, E-Commerce Platform Development)
  1. Restaurant Fette Sau 
  2. 354 Metropolitan Avenue (between Havemeyer & Roebling Street) 
  3. Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211  
  4. +1 718 963 3404 
  5. fettesaubbq.com
Harold Winter

Attention all FroYo fans: The 16 Handles in Manhattan is the place to go for fantastic frozen yoghurts with heavenly toppings. My two favourites are Pomegranate Raspberry Sorbet and Berry Medley Sorbet. Delicious!

Harold
(Business Analyst & Project Leader, E-Commerce Platform Development)
  1. 16 Handles 
  2. 325 Amsterdam Avenue | New York, NY 10023 | +1 646 861 1281 
  3. 16handles.com
Lilian Spoerri

The Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram is the cable car that connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan. Tip: Take the subway to Roosevelt Island and then take a gondola to Manhattan in the evening twilight. The view is breathtaking!

Lilian
(Onsite Marketing Specialist)
  1. Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram 
  2. 59th Street and Second Avenue | New York City, NY 10022 
  3. roosevelttram.com
Kristina Ruehr

Fancy a trip to a flea market? The flea markets in Brooklyn are breathtaking. There are hundreds of fun vendors, customers and things to buy. Here you'll get an insight into what New Yorkers are really like and how they live. My tip: Smorgasburg Foodmarket in Williamsburg and Dumbo!

Tina
(Online Editor & Community Specialist)
  1. Flea markets 
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  3. brooklynflea.com