~ West Side ~
Celebrity apartments, monied families in historic
brownstones, and, of course, Central Park, the Upper West Side is one of
the most expensive and affluent addresses in New York, and, therefore, the
Manhattan's Upper West Side is rich in history, culture and urban life. Lincoln Center is the home of 12 independent arts companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet an the New York Philharmonic. Visit the American Museum of Natural History, and the new state-of-the-art Rose Center for Earth and Space. The New York Historical Society on Central Park West is the city's oldest museum and one of the most distinguished research libraries in the country. The library offers rare and unique materials that tell the story of both New York and American history. Don't miss the fabulous museum gift shop!
In the Lincoln Square neighborhood is the renowned Cafe des Artists restaurant as well as Tavern on the Green in Central Park. While in the Park, visit "Strawberry Fields" dedicated to the memory of Beatle John Lennon ~ stroll the Great Lawn or take a ride on the Carousel.
Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues are home to numerous restaurants and outdoor cafes. Every weekend visit the Green Flea Market on 77th Street for bargains and treasures galore.
Don't forget to stop at Zabar's, Citarella or Fairway on the way home for that quintessential New York culinary experience!