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RESTAURANTS

The National Bar and Dining Rooms
Helmed by internationally-acclaimed chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and his vision of a contemporary New York Grand Cafe, offering all-day dining, a comfortable chic atmosphere, and modern bistro cuisine.
212-715-2400
557 Lexington Ave. at 50th St, New York, NY 10022
www.thenationalnyc.com

The Spotted Pig
Famed for its brilliant Modern European cooking, this 10-year-old West Village gastro pub remains a bona fide scene, complete with hopping atmosphere and celeb sightings.
212-620-0393
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
www.thespottedpig.com

ABC Kitchen
This hot market-focused restaurant from Jean-Georges and Dan Kluger has not cooled one bit since it opened three years ago. ABC Kitchen serves some of the city's best salads, great pizzas, and a fancy cheeseburger. And save room for the popcorn-topped ice cream sundae for dessert.
212-475-5829
35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003
www.abckitchennyc.com

Prune
Owner and chef Gabrielle Hamilton envisioned a modest, quirky neighborhood place to flavor up "unpretentious" American home cooking with eccentric and multicultural influences.
212-677-6221
54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003
www.prunerestaurant.com

The Meatpacking District
The Meatpacking District's atmospheric cobblestone streets were once lined with meatpacking warehouses, but now host some of the city's most exclusive clubs, trendy restaurants, and designer boutiques.
From West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street.
www.meatpacking-district.com

230 Fifth
New York's largest rooftop garden and fully enclosed penthouse lounge with breathtaking views of the NYC skyline, plus a partially heated rooftop in the cooler months. A social, lounge-y atmosphere.
212-725-4300
230 5th Ave
www.230-fifth.com

STK Midtown
STK Midtown is located steps from the bustling Theatre District and features an outdoor patio and bar during the summer. Steak is the main attraction, but don't miss out on the market-fresh fish and signature parmesan truffle fries.
646-624-2455
114 Avenue of The Americas, New York. NY. 10036
www.togrp.com/



SHOPPING

Bloomingdale's
The flagship store of this famous upscale department store is where it all started, and is the perfect place to get all of your New York shopping done.
212-705-2000
1000 3rd Ave (between 59th and 60th St)
www.bloomingdales.com

Saks Fifth Avenue
Do some great shopping at the flagship store of the now famous high-end New York clothing store on the actual 5th Ave for which it’s named.
212-940-2818
611 5th Ave (between 51st and 52nd St)
www.saksfifthavenue.com

American Girl Place New York
The American Girl Place is the center of the American Girl Doll world and is the perfect place to go exploring with your child and see all the wonderful things the store has to offer.
212-371-2220
609 5th Ave (at 49th St)
www.americangirl.com

Lord and Taylor
This upscale department store is part of the 5th Avenue shopping scene, featuring designer clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories.
212-391-3344
424 5th Ave
www.lordandtaylor.com



TOP ATTRACTIONS & CULTURE

Metropolitan Museum of Art
One of the world's largest and finest classic art museums, the Metropolitan features an impressive collection of more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of global culture. Located off Central Park, The Met features the famed American Wing, which houses the world's most comprehensive collection - an unparalleled view of American history.
212.708.9400
Fifth Avenue & 82nd St.
www.metmuseum.org

Museum of Natural History
The largest and most pioneering natural history museum in the world, New York City’s Museum of Natural History is an awe-inspiring wonder with its famous dinosaur halls, Akeley Hall of African Mammals, Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, and the Rose Center For Earth and Space featuring the most technologically advanced space show on the planet.
212-769-5100
Central Park West and 79th St.
www.amnh.org

Museum of Modern Art MoMA
Housing many precious classics, MoMA is home to the largest collection of modern painting and sculpture in the world, including Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and Monet’s breathtaking 14 foot wide "Water Lilies."
212-767-1050
11 West 53 St.
www.moma.org

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The largest campus of its kind in the world, Lincoln Center is home to a staggering array of theater, music, dance and film. Construction began in 1959 with the help of John D. Rockefeller III, largely in an effort to provide new space for the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic and the Juilliard School.
212-875-5000
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
www.lc.lincolncenter.org

The Cloisters
This Middle Ages museum may have been constructed in the '30s, but it feels much older than that. Set in a scenic park overlooking the Hudson River, the structure re-creates architectural details from five 15th-century monasteries and houses items from the Met’s medieval art and architecture collections.
212-923-3700
99 Margaret Corbin Dr., Fort Tryon Park
www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters

Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art is the leading institution of American art and culture of our time, housed in a Marcel Breuer-designed building that is a landmark of modern architecture.
212-570-3600
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
www.whitney.org

The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is an art museum featuring some of the best-known paintings by the greatest European artists: sculptures, eighteenth-century French furniture, and porcelain.
212-288-0700
1 East 70th St.
www.frick.org

Empire State Building
A majestic Art Deco masterpiece and the most symbolic sight in the Manhattan skyline, it is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world—stretching to 1,453 feet above 5th Avenue. A national historic landmark, it’s truly an experience—ride the high-speed elevator to the 86th floor Observatory, 1,050 feet above the street, for panoramic views.
212-736-3100
350 5th Ave.
www.esbnyc.com

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City is a landmark New York attraction and is known for hosting movie premieres, awards shows, and the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
212-247-4777
1260 Avenue of the Americas
www.radiocity.com

Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center, a 22-acre complex of stores, commercial offices and open space, is famous for its annual Christmas tree lighting and for its sunken ice-skating rink (which, during summertime, serves as the stylish watering hole Rink Bar). Take in the impressive view of NYC from 70 stories up at The Top of The Rock Observation Deck.
212-632-3975
45 Rockefeller Plaza
www.rockefellercenter.com

Grand Central Terminal
This beautiful Beaux-Arts train terminal is often considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the world. Even if you aren't taking a train anywhere, be sure to check out the beautiful main concourse with its enormous windows and ceiling with the signs of zodiac painted across the top.
212-340-2583
89 E 42nd St (at Park Ave)
www.grandcentralterminal.com

The Paley Center for Media
Dedicated to preserving and collecting television programs as a service to the public, the museum holds historic television programs available to the public, providing a cultural perspective to television and radio.
212-621-6600
25 W 52nd St (between 5th and 6th Ave)
www.paleycenter.org

Top of The Rock Observation Deck
Visitors to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center can enjoy 360-degree views of New York City from 70 stories up.
212-698-2000
45 Rockefeller Plaza
www.topoftherocknyc.com