Lori Rosenthal

BizTraveler: New York City

Lori Rosenthal, vice president and Milwaukee facilities group leader at Milwaukee-based engineering firm GRAEF, is an avid traveler. One destination, New York City, is among Rosenthal’s favorites.

Transportation:

“I recently flew Southwest Airlines from Milwaukee. Southwest gets you to LaGuardia (Airport), which isn’t the easiest way to get into the city, but I like to challenge myself to use public transportation. It offers a different perspective. We took a bus to the train station and then took the train in to the city – it’s relatively easy, it just takes a little more planning.”

Excursions:

“Certainly, if you’re there for a night or two, you should find a way to see a show. The theaters are small, very intimate compared to some of the places we’re used to in Milwaukee. If you go to the TKTS Discount Booths, you can get day-of tickets, often at half-price.”

“There are always the things that you try to do the first few times you go – Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Chinatown. The 9/11 Museum is worth visiting – they did a wonderful job with it. Grand Central Station is one of my favorite places. It’s majestic.”

Accommodations and Food:

“The hotel rooms are expensive in New York. Some hotel chains that you might think of being a basic-budget hotel are actually really nice hotels in New York City.”

“There is a really beautiful little park between Grand Central Station and a New York Public Library called Bryant Park. There is a nice restaurant right in the park (called Bryant Park Grill). Otherwise, there are so many options – a lot of diners, and I haven’t even mentioned SoHo. All of these places are areas you could stay for days in.”

Travel tip:

“Take advantage of public transportation. It’s extremely easy, it’s safe and you get to see another part of the city, how people live and move around. I think it’s part of the overall experience.” 

Lori Rosenthal, vice president and Milwaukee facilities group leader at Milwaukee-based engineering firm GRAEF, is an avid traveler. One destination, New York City, is among Rosenthal’s favorites.

Transportation:

“I recently flew Southwest Airlines from Milwaukee. Southwest gets you to LaGuardia (Airport), which isn’t the easiest way to get into the city, but I like to challenge myself to use public transportation. It offers a different perspective. We took a bus to the train station and then took the train in to the city – it’s relatively easy, it just takes a little more planning.”

Excursions:

“Certainly, if you’re there for a night or two, you should find a way to see a show. The theaters are small, very intimate compared to some of the places we’re used to in Milwaukee. If you go to the TKTS Discount Booths, you can get day-of tickets, often at half-price.”

“There are always the things that you try to do the first few times you go – Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Chinatown. The 9/11 Museum is worth visiting – they did a wonderful job with it. Grand Central Station is one of my favorite places. It’s majestic.”

Accommodations and Food:

“The hotel rooms are expensive in New York. Some hotel chains that you might think of being a basic-budget hotel are actually really nice hotels in New York City.”

“There is a really beautiful little park between Grand Central Station and a New York Public Library called Bryant Park. There is a nice restaurant right in the park (called Bryant Park Grill). Otherwise, there are so many options – a lot of diners, and I haven’t even mentioned SoHo. All of these places are areas you could stay for days in.”

Travel tip:

“Take advantage of public transportation. It’s extremely easy, it’s safe and you get to see another part of the city, how people live and move around. I think it’s part of the overall experience.” 

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