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Lazy Sunday in Rose Hill


Rose Hill is one of those little known sub neighborhoods in Manhattan. It consists of the area just south of Murray Hill and just north of Gramercy Park, neighboring the Flatiron District and NoMad. The area is also sometimes just referred to as Gramercy Park or Flatiron but I enjoy the character that is conveyed in it's original name. This guide is all about celebrating the unhurried Sunday experience. From a relaxed "country" brunch in the city to a mid day stroll through one of New York's best parks.

Blake B.Blake B.

Blake is a native New Yorker and an upper east side mom of three young children. On the weekends, she is often exploring new neighborhoods with her family taking in the sights and experiences the city offers.

PenelopeRestaurants & Cafes
Comfort Food | Country-chic setting
(212) 481-3800website
159 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Penelope's on Lexington is the perfect low key spot to enjoy a delicious casual brunch before a little sightseeing or shopping. With brunch dishes like Nutella French Toast and Biscuits and Gravy it's not a surprise this intimate neighborhood hot spot is always bustling

Dover Street MarketClothing boutiques
High End Fashions
(646) 837-7750website
160 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Once you've had your fill, take a short walk across to the street to the Dover Street Market. The perfect place to window shop after a filling and lazy brunch. Part store, part showcase, this spot can provide an education in high end street fashion and a perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday.

Madison Square ParkParks
Public Park Between 5th and Madison Avenue and 23rd and 26th Street
11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

The park is in the heart of the Flatiron District. If you’re a lover of New York’s industrial gilded age of architecture then this is a walk you will enjoy. I’d say walking from the Empire State Building to the Flatiron building would be the 101 class in a course on New York 1900’s design and architecture. Madison Square Park is a great spot to see. It’s one of the most beautiful parks in Manhattan. Much more intimate then Central Park and still full of tons of life, art installations, sculptures, playground, a dog run and several small lawns surrounded by winding walk way lined with benches . . .not to mention there's a Shake Shack.There is something for everyone on this walk. Just past Madison Square Park heading south to Union Square Park there is some great shopping along this stretch of Broadway and 5th Avenue. with outposts of many of the cities shops and boutiques from funky housewares at Fishs Eddy to the Flying Tiger Copenhagen a fun home / children’s shop, Paragon Sports a local landmark sports store as well as name brands like the name brands like Kate Spade New York, Madewell, Zara and lululemon.

Royalton Park AvenueBars & Lounges
Hotel and lounge
(212) 317-2900website
420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016 (near 29th)

The perfect end to the perfect lazy Sunday, drinks atop the Royalton Park Avenue. Formerly the Gansevoort Park Avenue. As with the other Gansevoort properties, this one was designed to be enjoyed with a drink in hand. Although the ownership has changed it's still a great rooftop to soak up the skyline and city views and enjoy the end of the weekend.

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