Leafy home to the City’s elite, the Upper East Side is a place for pastry, pearls and pocket squares. Refined culture and shopping are the name of the game up here. Case in point: Museum Mile, whose institutions include big names like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum alongside gems like Neue Galerie and the Frick Collection. The shopping options offer a chance to get a new wardrobe from luxury boutiques and high-end department stores.
From Museum Mile and Madison Avenue to sundaes and sea lions, the Upper East Side suits all tastes.
With stores like Valentino, Barneys, Tom Ford and Proenza Schouler, Madison Avenue is a prime shopping destination in NYC.
See the Comme des Garçons designer's fanciful couture at the Met Costume Institute.
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The Met Fifth Avenue honors Rei Kawakubo, whose clothes are both art and fashion.
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Here’s the best art in the new Second Avenue subway stations.
The biggest extension of the subway in more than 25 years is a boon for exploring the Upper East Side.
See the Met Costume Institute’s fall 2016 show, with outfits that span centuries.
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Visit the Costume Institute’s spring 2016 show, which highlights technology’s influence on fashion.
This 3-hour fast-paced, reverently irreverent tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exposes all of the backstory, gossip and history of the artists and the art. This small-group tour races through the museum, focusing on the "Un-Highlights." You've never seen the Met like this!
This ain't your grandma's museum tour! This two-hour, fast-paced, interactive small group tour offers you the most incredible, most scandalous and most amazing backstory for the amazing objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
You will have 2 or 5 days to hit all the stops of your tour: snap pictures on a Double Decker Bus Tour, learn about the rich history of the city at Museum of The City of New York, and explore the skyline from our Liberty Cruise. Explore Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn, or The Bronx, and see New York City at Night. Your pass also includes our 75-minute Downtown Liberty Cruise, getting you up close to the Statue of Liberty. Other perks include museum admission, breakfast, and a 2-hour free Bike Rental with any Bike Rental purchase. With the help of an automated and live tour guide, you and your family couldn't find a more thorough and exciting sightseeing tour. Whether visiting for the first time or a New York native, you're guaranteed to fall in love with the city all over again. So why wait? Take a bite out of the Big Apple with Go NY Tours!
Founded by three free-thinking dancers who wanted to explore unorthodox possibilities, Eidolon Ballet draws on innovative dance and collaborative processes to create avant-garde works, such as their Dashpot piece, an exploration of limiting dancers’ movement with fabric.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium is home to the Metropolitan Museum’s extensive, varied programming, including lectures and panels in conjunction with special exhibitions, documentary and film screenings, concerts and performances by world-class artists and musicians, and the popular “Sunday at the Met” program.
Located on Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, the Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, offering intellectually engaging, educational and provocative exhibitions and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
This major exhibition of contemporary Chinese art chronicles the years between 1989 and 2008, a period bookended by the collapse of China’s nationwide democracy movement and the Beijing Olympics.