Manhattan and New York City, NY Attractions – What to See and Do!
Manhattan's many neighborhoods are all different from each other and are a must see while visiting New York City.
» Upper West Side: This area goes from Columbus Circle and Broadway at 59th, where the Time Warner Building is located with his many shops and restaurants; and the famous Tavern on the Green in nearby Central Park West, up until 110th Street. It has the most luxurious brownstone buildings and it is where starting at 61th Street the most famous dance and music buildings are located: Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan City Opera, The New York City Opera, NYC Ballet, Avery Fisher Hall and the Julliard School of Music. The American Museum of National History is on Central Park West between 79th and 81st Streets.
» The American Museum of Natural History located on Central Park West between 79th and 81st Streets, is an amazing journey through permanent and seasonal exhibitions of anthropology, geology, astronomy, fossils and much more. Open every day from 10: am to 6:00 pm, closed on Thanks Giving and Christmas day.
» Upper East Side: is famous for their wealthy neighbors (Jackie Onassis to name one, used to live here), for world famous hotels like the Plaza and the Pierre, for the elegant designer boutiques in Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue and most of all for the many museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, The Frick Collection, The Jewish Museum and the Whitney Museum.
» Central Park from 59th Street up to 84th Street facing Fifth Avenue offers many activities: a large skating rink, The Central Park Zoo, a lake with boat rentals available and the nearby Boat House Café, facing the water. During the warmer months you can enjoy free concerts and theatre plays right in the park.
» The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located uptown on Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street on Central Park West on the famous Museum Mile in New York City, features a huge permanent collection of Egyptian, Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, Asian, Oceanic, Islamic, Renaissance art, armors and musical instruments. It’s open every day from 9:30 to 5:30 Friday until 8:00pm, closed Monday, Thanksgiving day, Christmas day and New Year’s day.
» The Guggenheim Museum is also located on the Museum Mile a few blocks uptown from the Metropolitan, at 89th Street and Fifth Avenue. It’s the masterpiece of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright; it hosts a permanent collection of modern paintings and various art exhibitions all year round. Open every day from 9:30 to 5:45 except for Thursday, Thanksgiving and Christmas day.
» The Frick Museum located on Fifth Avenue and 70th street, has a great collection of Old Master paintings, sculptures, porcelains and furniture. It is open every day (except Fridays) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
» The Whitney Museum is located on Madison Avenue and 75th. It has a permanent collection of modern American masters like Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. It explores and represents remarkable American art. It is open every day from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, closed on Tuesday.
» Harlem: named after the city of Haarlem in Holland by Dutch settlers in the 1600s, it is one of the most famous African American neighborhoods in the USA. Famous for the vibrant period of the Harlem Renaissance, Jazz Clubs like the Cotton Club are still a very interesting part of Manhattan with the famous Apollo Theatre where the biggest names in African American music have performed; and the still famous jazz venue, the Lenox Lounge. There are quite a lot of jazz festivals held in Harlem, and also a lot of churches where it's possible to enjoy beautiful Gospel Masses.