Larry Echaverry

Chauffeur Concierge

New York

Larry Echaverry is a chauffeur concierge and New York City specialist. For more than 10 years, through his work with New York's Empire CLS, he has navigated for his clients not just New York City's streets, but also its most exclusive nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and events. Echaverry makes it his business to stay ahead of the Big Apple's newest openings and hot spots, delivering access and itineraries for high profile guests. 

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  • On December 12, 2012
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    What are Larry Echaverry’s favorite free things to do in New York City?

    There are a lot of great free things to do in New York City. Here's my list:

    1. The Times Square ball drop on December 31 is free. 

    2. Visit Ground Zero.

    3. The Macy’s Parade at Thanksgiving is free.

    4. See the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, which is normally the last week of November. That’s a big free event where they have a bunch of concerts by celebrities.

    5. There’s no cost to get on the Staten Island Ferry — you can get on it and have a view of the Statue of Liberty without paying a fee.
  • On December 12, 2012
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    What are Larry Echaverry’s favorite New York City shopping spots?

    I would say there are four different shopping streets in New York. You have your Madison Avenue boutiques, and you have your Fifth Avenue big department stores. We also have the Meatpacking District stores, which is all Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, Scoop, etc. Also, you have your West Village boutiques on Bleecker Street. You can’t forget SoHo either, which has all of your Madison Avenue boutiques on Spring, Prince and Broadway. There’s a different flavor for everybody.
  • On December 12, 2012
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    What are Larry Echaverry’s favorite New York City brunch spots?

    Here are my picks for the five best places for brunch in New York:

    1. Balthazar in SoHo.

    2. If you want to be across the street from Central Park by 59th and Fifth, which is right next to The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, you can go into Mickey Mantle’s or Sarabeth’s.

    3. Way down in the Meatpacking District, Pastis is very good because they have outside seating.

    4. If you’re in Tribeca, you can go to Bubby’s, which is very family-oriented. And very famous.

    5. I would also recommend The River Café in Brooklyn to enjoy a view of the bridge.
  • On December 12, 2012
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    What are Larry Echaverry’s top romantic New York City restaurants?

    Number one on my list is Da Silvano. It’s a Tuscan restaurant right on Sixth Avenue and West Houston. If you have the chance to eat there, it’s very good and romantic. Masa — if you want to have a view of Central Park West on Columbus Circle and you love sushi — you must go to Masa. Babbo, of course, in the West Village by NYU. If you want something classy and elegant, I’d say Eleven Madison Park.
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    What are Larry Echaverry’s favorite places for live music in New York City?

    There’s new venue and restaurant called The Darby on West 14th, which plays a lot of live music. On Mondays, The Carlyle plays jazz by Woody Allen, who plays himself every Monday at The Carlyle Hotel. It gets busy. You must make a reservation. And you have your West Third jazz club in the West Village, Blue Note. And, of course, Rockefeller Center’s NBC shows have live music and concerts in the summer. You can come and watch, and it’s free.
  • On December 12, 2012
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    What are Larry Echaverry's favorite New York City museums?

    The best museums in New York are MoMa, The Guggenheim, The Natural History Museum. I like the Bodies exhibit, which is in the South Street Seaport. The Museum of Moving Image is really nice as well, but that’s in Long Island City, in Queens, actually. The Whitney Museum of American Art, of course. And everyone’s going to tell you The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but I don’t want to be too repetitive — but yes, that’s the top museum. Let’s not leave the kids behind — there’s the Children’s Museum on the Upper West Side. Also, visit The Intrepid Museum on 46th Street and 12th Avenue.
  • On December 12, 2012
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    What is Larry Echaverry’s favorite way to see New York City in one day?

    If you can afford a tour guide or a professional chauffeur to show you around all the spots all over New York, do that. But if you want to commute, use the train. Get a one-day fun pass and go to Battery Park, back uptown, then take the train and head to Harlem, and come back to Midtown. You can do it all in a day, believe it or not.
     
    As a tourist, I would start off going to the George Washington Bridge. You must experience getting on the bridge — either walking or in a car. You have to go to Times Square. I would definitely go to the top of the Empire State Building, or the 30 Rock view at Rockefeller Plaza. I would stop for a great hot dog at Gray’s Papaya in the West Village. Go to Central Park — enjoy a horse ride, walk around, go to FAO Schwartz, right on 58th Street and Fifth Avenue by the Apple Store. I would have dinner at a famous restaurant in Times Square, like Carmine’s or just have a burger at the Hard Rock Café. You must go to a Broadway show and enjoy. And if I had time, I would view Ground Zero and, of course, the Statue of Liberty at night. I’d have to go to Canal Street, Chinatown and Little Italy. In between you have to go and buy your little souvenirs that you’d bring back home. I’d try to get on the trolley, which is the transfer from the city to Queens. Anyone can get on those. Also, you must go to South Street Seaport.
  • On December 12, 2012
    Larry Echaverry answered the question: Larry Echaverry

    What are the best free things to do in New York City?

    There are a lot of great free things to do in New York City. Here's my list:
    1. The Times Square ball drop on December 31 is free. 
    2. Visit Ground Zero.
    3. The Macy’s Parade at Thanksgiving is free.
    4. See the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, which is normally the last week of November. That’s a big free event where they have a bunch of concerts by celebrities.
    5. There’s no cost to get on the Staten Island Ferry — you can get on it and have a view of the Statue of Liberty without paying a fee. 
  • On December 12, 2012
    Larry Echaverry answered the question: Larry Echaverry

    Where is the best New York City shopping?

    I would say there are four different shopping streets in New York. You have your Madison Avenue boutiques, and you have your Fifth Avenue big department stores. We also have the Meatpacking District stores, which is all Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, Scoop, etc. Also, you have your West Village boutiques on Bleecker Street. You can’t forget SoHo either, which has all of your Madison Avenue boutiques on Spring, Prince and Broadway. There’s a different flavor for everybody.
  • On December 12, 2012
    Larry Echaverry answered the question: Larry Echaverry

    Which five New York City restaurants are best for brunch?

    Here are my picks for the five best places for brunch in New York:
    1. Balthazar in SoHo.
    2. If you want to be across the street from Central Park by 59th and Fifth, which is right next to The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, you can go into Mickey Mantle’s or Sarabeth’s.
    3. Way down in the Meatpacking District, Pastis is very good because they have outside seating.
    4. If you’re in Tribeca, you can go to Bubby’s, which is very family-oriented. And very famous.
    5. I would also recommend The River Café in Brooklyn to enjoy a view of the bridge.