I am arriving with my Mum on Thursday 19th June at JFK airport at 5.30pm. We are staying at the Doubletree Metropolitan on 51st St/Lexington Avenue. No doubt we will be feeling tired due to time difference but excited to finally be in NYC. We might possibly be hungry. I
originally thought we'd wander to Times Square and have a look there, then find somewhere to drink/eat somewhere near by. Another poster advised against this. This is our first trip to NYC...where can we go for a celebratory, 'yay we're here!' cocktail with the option of a snack if we're hungry, not too far from our hotel? I am mid 30s and we are celebrating my Mum's 60th. She's a VERY young nearly 60! The most important thing about a venue to us is having a fun, laid back, friendly atmosphere. Classy is good, but definitely not pretentious. Any ideas most welcome! Thank you in advance.