Highlights for February 2019
February 19, 2019
February at Grand Central Terminal is all kinds of sweet, especially with Valentine’s Day sales and products that make perfect gifts. For more information, images, or to set up interviews, contact Sasha Papirov at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com. Images are available via Dropbox here.
Shops at Grand Central Terminal are celebrating the holiday with Valentine’s Day products and deals. Doughnut Plant has a special Valentine’s box of heart-shaped doughnuts, including passion fruit with chocolate cream and rose-dipped donuts in a rose petal glaze filled with rosewater crème. Cursive has special silver and gold vermeil heart pendants by Alex Monroe of London, Diptyque is selling its Eau Rose Eau De Toilette, an infusion of Damascena and Centifolia roses, and Li-Lac Chocolates, Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, is offering a chocolate heart and truffles in a heart. In addition, Central Watch is offering $200 off all vintage watches, now through Valentine’s Day.
The following shops will also be participating in various Valentine’s Day specials and deals: Bien Cuit, Café Grumpy, Innasense, Murray’s Cheese, Neuhaus Belgian Chocolate, Pescatore Seafood, PIQ, and Vineyard Vines.
Shopping & Dining
La Chula – February 11–17 – La Chula is celebrating love with a special Valentine’s Day taco, the Octopus Costra, featuring octopus marinated in chiles with crispy Monterey Jack cheese, salsa verde, and pico de gallo, for $4.95.
Joe Coffee – Now open, Lower Level Dining Concourse – Joe Coffee is now open in a new location within the Terminal. The new café in the Lower Level Dining Concourse serves coffee and espresso drinks, as well as pastries, bottled cold brew, specialty instant coffee, and a variety of whole-bean coffee.
Tartinery – Opening this month, Lower Level Dining Concourse – Tartinery, a Parisian-inspired café and bar, is opening a new location at Grand Central. Featuring elevated takes on Paris’ most iconic dish, the tartine, an open-faced sandwich topped with fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients, Tartinery also offers wholesome breads, bountiful salads, grain bowls, craft coffee, and a curated selection of wines and spirts. Tartinery will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and apéro – happy hour with a Parisian twist.
MTA eTix – This free app allows Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices. The app, available for both iPhone and Android, is available to all Metro-North customers on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines. For more information, visit the website here.
Official MAS Guided Tours of Grand Central – Daily at 12:30pm – MTA Metro-North Railroad has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide daily docent-guided tours of the Terminal. The 75-minute tour highlights the history, architecture, and operation of one of the world’s largest train terminals. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, students, children, members of the military, Metro-North riders with same-day ticket stubs, and MAS members. Private and group tours also can be arranged by calling 212.464.8255. Visit docentour.com/gct for more information.
Official Grand Central Terminal Audio Tours – Daily from 9am to 6pm – Available in “local” (one-hour) and “express” (30-minute) versions, this self-paced tour focuses on the architectural highlights of the Terminal, its secrets, famous visitors, and sometimes turbulent history. The tour is available at the GCT Tours window in the Main Concourse across from Track 30. Audio tours are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, military, students, and kids. Languages include English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. No reservations needed. Information is available at https://www.grandcentralterminal.com/tours/.
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