Malcolm Turnbull fled to New York when his world came crashing down. Of course he did, that's what the Big Apple is for.
The vast and diverse borough is a wonderland of food from around the world.
New York is the city that never sleeps and getting sleep can also be a challenge for visitors - because there's simply too much to do.
Now that I am here, I would also like to pop by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Irving Berlin, Herman Melville and E.L. Doctorow.
Here are six cool hotels that won't put too much of a dent in your wallet.
Struggling to choose from all the things to do in the city that never sleeps? Make these your priority.
Manhattan might be one of the world's most visited cities but it still has plenty of secrets and surprises.
What were the chances of actually seeing Spike Lee? Pretty good, apparently.
Everything here is familiar but on a much larger scale. Whether it be craning your neck to gawp at monolithic skyscrapers and the neon lights of Times Square, to the smoke that pours from street potholes and its yellow cabs, New York makes any trip to the US epic. Don't miss iconic sights such as Fifth Avenue, Central Park and the Empire State Building, grazing your way through amazing delicatessens and visiting Broadway.