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Things to Do Must-See Upper West Side
This cozy residential neighborhood has been made famous over the years on the big and small screen—and, even through changes, it
Things to DoInsider Guide: Upper West Side
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.
NYC Restaurant Week
JUL 24 – AUG 18
RestaurantsSarabeth's Upper West Side
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.
ToursNew York Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour
Capture the holiday spirit at festive locales and settings from your favorite flicks during a holiday lights and movie sites tour of New York City. On this guided driving tour, you’ll pass by iconic sites such as the holiday store displays of Macy’s and Fifth Avenue, stop for a photo in front of the towering Lincoln Center tree and relive your favorite cinematic scenes with on-screen clips as you pass by real film sites from iconic movies.
Accessibility Visit Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts makes its entire calendar available to all.
Museums & Galleries15 Pieces You Have to See at The Met
If you can't see it all at The Met, try zeroing in on these 15 masterpieces—a stylistic cross-section of the museum’s must-see paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Museums & Galleries Tattooing History in New York City
This exhibition traces the colorful 300-year-plus history of tattooing in New York City.
ToursAmerican Museum of Natural History VIP Tour
See the American Museum of Natural History without the crowds, before it opens to the public. Our museum trained guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the Museum’s treasures. When the Museum opens to the public after your tour, you’ll have timed tickets to the spectacular Hayden Planetarium Space Show.
AttractionsNew York’s Three Big Chinatowns
Here’s what you need to know about New York’s three big Chinese neighborhoods.
Museums & GalleriesPresidential Swag
LBJ hay? Goldwater aftershave? Spiro Agnew jewelry? Just three of the treats waiting in this gallery.
Sponsored ContentReasons to See Fiddler
Find out the best things about the latest revival of the classic musical.
Film & TV Great Movie Theaters
Forget Netflix for one night—let’s go out to the movies.
Things to Do Halloween Parade Guide
Learn the tricks and treats of NYC’s Village Halloween Parade.
In the Neighborhood
Arts & Culture
Film Society of Lincoln Center
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.
Arts & Culture
Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Center
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.
Arts & Culture
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Julliard
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.
Arts & Culture
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
In addition to a performance space, the Atrium serves as a public visitors’ center, discount ticket facility (at the Zucker Box Office) and the starting point for Lincoln Center Guided Tours.
Trump International Hotel & Tower
Named the only Forbes five-star and AAA five-diamond hotel with a five-star and five-diamond restaurant in New York, this luxury 52-story hotel is located where Central Park meets Columbus Circle, just a few blocks from Lincoln Center, Fifth Avenue, restaurants, shops and entertainment.
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.