Bordered by Central Park and Riverside Park and lined with residential buildings that look ever-so-familiar from movies and TV (like Annie Hall, Seinfeld and 30 Rock), the Upper West Side is made for a stroll through pop-culture history—and history in general. Lincoln Center performances and the American Museum of Natural History are just a few of its draws. Another: Platonic-ideal versions of NYC brunch and appetizing delicacies.
This cozy residential neighborhood has been made famous over the years on the big and small screen—and, even through changes, it
Historic architecture, small local shops and a wealth of cultural institutions—not to mention proximity to two of the City's major parks—make the cozy Upper West Side a must-visit destination. Learn about the area's charms from the residents who know it best in our short documentary.
Established just across the street from the very first Sarabeth's location, Sarabeth's Upper West Side has been a neighborhood staple serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner seven days a week for nearly 30 years.
Founded in 1994 by two friends on a quest to create the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, the cozy Levain is packed wall to wall with inspired baked goods, including brioches, sticky buns, crusty loaves of semolina bread and, yes, chocolate chip cookies—which have now evolved to include flavors like dark chocolate peanut butter and walnut chocolate chip.
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The New York Film Festival’s 54th edition brings together dozens of films from around the world to screen at Lincoln Center.
Here's how to get the most out of a visit to the massive science museum.
The New York Film Festival has been a staple of NYC’s fall arts season since 1963. In recent years, the festival has expanded to include screenings of revivals and restorations, shorts programs (including a lineup of locally produced films), a growing documentary spotlight, an avant-garde sidebar and something called Convergence, a cutting-edge bill that explores interactive media. Among this year’s most anticipated films is an extraordinary New York story: Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, based on the true-life tale of a French acrobat whose tightrope act between the World Trade Center towers captured the City’s (and the world’s) attention more than 40 years ago. The Walk (Dir. The filmmaker who famously took audiences Back to the Future has a new movie that looks back at NYC’s real-life past. Bridge of Spies (Dir. Spielberg’s latest feature—the biggest of four world premieres scheduled for the festival this year—is set in Cold War Germany and revolves around the tense 1962 exchange of a downed American U-2 pilot for a Soviet agent. Steve Jobs (Dir. The director known for indie favorite Trainspotting and crowd-pleasing Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire brings his signature nonlinear style to a film about the life of Apple’s legendary CEO. In Jackson Heights (Dir. Wiseman is a true master documentarian whose fly-on-the-wall portraits (High School and Boxing Gym among them) have intrigued and informed audiences worldwide for more than 50 years. Brooklyn (Dir. Another NYC-based story, Crowley’s film tells the tale of an Irish immigrant stuck between two worlds: her old homeland and her new borough. Carol (Dir. Haynes' latest feature—making its American debut at the New York Film Festival—is about a young female shop clerk in NYC who has a dangerous affair with a married woman in the 1950s. Miles Ahead (Dir. Indie fave Don Cheadle plays the lead and takes on the challenge of his first directing gig in this ambitious biopic about the troubled life of jazz genius Miles Davis. Experimenter (Dir. Stanley Milgram was a Yale social scientist whose famed 1961 “obedience study” showed how ordinary people would do shocking things when following orders. Arabian Nights: Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (Dir. The New York Film Festival is known for showcasing the best of world cinema. Where To Invade Next (Dir. Moore's latest provocative documentary is about what he calls the US military’s state of “infinite war.” Using his trademark humor—and maybe even some pranks, according to a description for the Toronto Film Festival (where it is having its world premiere)—the movie was shot on three continents in secret over the last six years. Advance tickets for the New York Film Festival go on sale to the public September 13.
Located on Manhattan's Upper West Side near Central Park, the Beacon Theatre, Lincoln Center and the American Museum of Natural History, Hotel Belleclaire has recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation and boasts a blend of classic charm and modern comfort.
With innovative events such as a string quartet’s take on legendary jazzman John Coltrane’s acclaimed “A Love Supreme,” the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center is a well-deserved winner of the ASCAP/Chamber Music America prize for adventurous programming.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates American and international cinema through the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, daily screenings at the Walter Reade Theater, special events and filmmaker appearances.
Part of Lincoln Center's vast network of state-of-the-art performing arts venues, the Peter Jay Sharp Theater plays host to a broad variety of musical and theatrical events from the Juilliard community, from repertory dance programs and student jazz quartet productions to intimate performances by Juilliard professors, like acclaimed flutist Carol Wincenc.
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway is a brand-new multipurpose venue featuring a state-of-the-art auditorium and two reception areas, just steps from Columbus Circle and Central Park and convenient to all public transportation.