New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Reflecting the diversity and energy of the Lower East Side neighborhood it serves, this multidisciplinary performing-arts space presents edgy works by innovators like modern dance choreographers Twyla Tharp and Martha Graham and avant-garde musicians Laurie Anderson and John Zorn. It also gives emerging, homegrown talent in visual arts, theater, music and dance a place to develop and share their creations; there are even workshops and courses for kids, teens and adults. Where else could you see a version of The Nutcracker that features hip-hop and flamenco dance moves or sign up your preschooler for professional-level acting classes?