The Ultimate Guide to Affiliate Summit East: New York City

Every year thousands of advertisers and affiliates descend on New York City to attend Affiliate Summit East (ASE).

Considering the Big Apple is Aragon Advertising’s home base we thought it was only appropriate to share a few of our favorite spots. There is something for everyone in New York City—whether you are a museum person, outdoorsy or just like to try new restaurants. Enjoy!

What to See:



Brooklyn Bridge – Walk the bridge! This is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States! With a beautiful view, you can rent a Citi bike or walk across and end up with a fantastic waterfront view!

Address: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038

The High Line – This public park is built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side! Famous for its incredible view, I recommend seeing this spot at sunset!

Address: West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

Central Park – If you’re looking to spend time and not money, visit Central Park. With what feels like endless acres of fortress scenery, the park includes a petting zoo and even the Belvedere Castle. Bring a blanket and a book and just relax!

Address: 14 E 60th Street, New York, NY 10022 b/t Madison Ave & 5th Ave

What to Eat:



Katz Deli – This place is a foodie’s goldmine! It’s been around for over 100 years! Each week thousands of visitors from around the world flock to Katz’s to dine in the legendary deli, and to feast on the most delectable sandwiches. I suggest the pastrami on rye.

Address: 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Gyu-Kaku – The best happy hour in town thanks to its $14 pitchers, half off drinks, and food specials. Hands down one of the best Japanese BBQs in all of New York City!

Address: 321 W 44th St #103, New York, NY

The Modern – If you’re looking to splurge at one of New York City’s best restaurants, this two Michelin-starred, contemporary American features an incredible prix fixe menu chock full of exceptional ingredients that change depending on what is in season. What else would you expect from The Museum of Modern Art’s flagship restaurant?

Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Salvation Taco – A rooftop cantina and bar, the menu here features Mexican fare with a global twist.

Address: 145 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016

Avant Garden – In the heart of the East Village, enjoy the freshest ingredients at this vegan friendly restaurant. Vegan or not, trust us, you’ll love the food here and you must try the carrot harissa toast.

Address: 130 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Where To Go Out:



Dear Irving – Drink in style at this upscale cocktail haven. Speakeasy vibes and above average small bites are the name of the game here and each of the bar’s four rooms was inspired by a period in history. A must go.

Address: 55 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003

Full Circle Bar – Drink and play at this hidden hot spot where you can expect endless hours of skee-ball and drink specials that will keep your pocket full.

Address: 318 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Skinny Dennis – If you’re looking for a dive bar that features live music, you have found it! Skinny Dennis offers spiked frozen coffees and an unbeatable happy hour. A true honky tonk experience!

Address: 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

What To Do:



Whitney Museum – Right along the Hudson River in the meatpacking district is one of New York City’s best modern art museums. Explore the works of Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman, and don’t forget to check out the museum’s incredible roof deck.

Address: 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

Brooklyn Museum – There is 560,000 square feet of inspiring work here! Don’t leave without seeing the David Bowie exhibit, which has been drawing record crowds!

Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Smorgasburg – A favorite outdoor food and flea market in Brooklyn, “The Smorg” features nearly 100 different vendors offing delicious and inexpensive snacks. Open every Saturday and Sunday!

Address: 90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211


How To Get Around:



Subways – Get yourself a Metrocard and live like a true New Yorker! You can add money to the card and pay as you ride, or, if you think you will use it more than a couple of times, consider getting a seven-day unlimited pass.

Taxi Cab – You won’t have a problem finding a taxi cab in this city! If the green light is on, its free!

Uber, Lyft & Via – I’m sure you’ve heard of these apps before, but if not, just download one or all them and easily navigate the city by car! These car services will pick you up and drop you off at your desired location.