About New York

New York City, arguably the world's most vibrant and sprawling metropolis, occupies five boroughs, each with its own distinct identity. After all, before the historic 1898 consolidation, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island were each independent municipalities.

Manhattan

Manhattan, home to the most recognizable sites, dominates popular perception of New York City. Its most famous districts are listed below:

Wall Street & the Financial District

New York's first district remains its most historic. Wall Street investment banks coexist with landmarks like Trinity Church. Battery Park draws people for its panoramic views. The World Trade Center was also one of the area's most popular destinations, until its tragic destruction on September 11, 2001, which took the lives of many New Yorkers and affected the entire nation. New World Trade Center buildings and a September 11 memorial and museum are under construction.

Harlem

Long the national epicenter of African-American culture, Harlem was home to the Harlem Renaissance, arguably this country's most influential artistic, literary and cultural movement. Harlem is known for its jazz clubs and Southern restaurants.

Greenwich Village

At the turn of the 20th Century, Greenwich Village drew free spirits from around the nation, including poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and playwright Eugene O'Neill. As the years went on, rents inevitably rose. Now, its townhouses are some of the most expensive in the city. New York University students gather here in Washington Square Park. A diverse array of shops, bars and music clubs exist along Bleecker Street.

East Village

Artists, students and young professionals have gone a long way towards gentrifying the long poor and multi-ethnic neighborhood. Even today, the artistic spirit that initially brought about change remains, evident in such vibrant cultural establishments as St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery Church. Urban gardens, like Tompkins Square Park and art exhibits sit beside cafes, craft shops and vegetarian restaurants.

Soho & Tribeca

Once home to massive factories, artists moved in and transformed the area into a bustling urban mecca. Galleries, designer shops, sophisticated restaurants and trendy bars followed soon after. Among many others in the area, Hundred Acres is a great restaurant, with fresh seasonal cuisine and an upbeat atmosphere. Today, tourists flock to the area and rents have risen sky high.

Lower East Side

This area once housed some of the city's worst slums, well-chronicled by the Lower East Side Conservancy. Today's higher rents mean that the only people who can afford to live here, and want to, are young professionals. The historic Orchard Street Shopping District is home to several hip bars and nightclubs.

Chinatown

Asian restaurants, grocery stores and trinket shops line the ever-crowded streets of Chinatown. Dim Sum and other favorites attract diners on practically every corner, especially on famous Mott Street.

Little Italy

Frank Sinatra, Italian restaurants and kitsch draw tourists to the lively neighborhood of Little Italy surrounding Mulberry Street. The Feast of San Gennaro still welcomes its throngs, but the neighborhood is fast becoming surrounded by nearby Chinatown.

Gramercy & Flatiron

The majestic Flatiron Building lords over this beautiful, eclectic district marked by loft spaces to the west and pre-war residences to the east. More than a century after their construction, the apartment buildings and townhouses around Gramercy Park remain coveted residences.

Chelsea

Once a working class community, Chelsea has also become a posh address. As rents in Greenwich Village rose, the vibrant gay community moved upwards to occupy Chelsea's many brownstones and loft spaces. Others followed, and today it reflects all of New York's ethnic and cultural diversity. West Chelsea is home to many art galleries, and there are a number of great restaurants, such as Cookshop, which serves seasonal American cuisine. Chelsea still retains some reminders of its more conservative past, as evident by the General Theological Seminary and the Church of the Guardian Angel.

Midtown

As the name implies, Midtown is smack in the middle of everything. Nobody is really sure where Midtown begins (most would say somewhere at the 30-block), but most agree it stops around Central Park. Publishing houses, financial firms, import/export companies and fashion houses all do business here. Trump Tower entices shoppers, along with all those glorious stores along Fifth Avenue. Ice skaters twirl at Rockefeller Center and the spectacular St. Patrick's Cathedral offers serenity and spirituality.

Times Square & Hell's Kitchen

Some New Yorkers miss the former seediness of Times Square, as the World of Disney has replaced age-old bookstores and entertainment venues. However, most people begrudgingly admit that it is better this way. Visitors adore everything from souvenir shops to enormous billboards and Broadway musicals. A few blocks west lies Hell's Kitchen, a community filled with eclectic restaurants, such as Five Napkin Burger, bars, shops, and, of course, the Actors Temple. 

Upper East Side

Park, Fifth and Madison have always been posh avenues. Whether in the gilded manors of yesterday, like Gracie Mansion in Schurz Park, or the area's high-rise modern apartments, old money and high society have long made their home here. Consequently, shops to serve them line Madison Avenue. Baby Gap coexists with art galleries and antique shops. Further east, new money has overtaken the old Yorkville slum.

Upper West Side

When the co-ops of the East Side were freer to restrict residents, the Upper West Side became home to new money. Then, as "modernist" Eastsiders tore down their pre-war palaces, Upper West Side residents kept their old buildings, such as the famous Ansonia and the Dakota; renters now value the neighborhood's attractive real estate. Meanwhile, bars and restaurants catering to Long Island and New Jersey folk (aka, the “Bridge and Tunnel” crowd) continue to sprout up along Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.

Brooklyn

This massive borough stretches from festive Coney Island to elegant Brooklyn Heights. But wherever Brooklynites hail from, they remain a largely proud lot. They can boast of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the gorgeous bridge that bears the borough's name, the Brooklyn Museum, and a growing restaurant scene.

Queens

From Flushing to Astoria, Queens is experiencing a quiet renaissance, as refugees from Manhattan's high rents continue to discover what this working-class borough offers its residents. Inexpensive ethnic restaurants pepper the borough. Queens is also home to the Museum of the Moving Image and Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The Bronx

This borough boasts the Yankees, one of the nation's finest zoos, and an extraordinary Botanical Garden. Areas including the South Bronx have benefited from economic booms.

  • Empire State Building

    350 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10118 United States - Phone: +1 212 736 3100
    The majestic Empire State Building was completed in 1931, becoming the world's tallest building at the time. While no longer the tallest, it remains as impressive as ever. At night the building is lit up, often with special colors marking important dates and holidays. Entry tickets can be purchased online through the Empire State Building's website or in the building's lobby. The main highlights here are the two observatories perched on the 86th and 102nd floors, where a bird's eye view of this magnificent city is a sight to behold. The observatory is open 365 days a year and tickets for the observatory can again be purchased online in order to avoid the lines. The observation decks are regularly open until 2a, so visitors can experience incredible nighttime views of the city that never sleeps.
  • Statue of Liberty

    Liberty Island New York, NY 10004 United States - Phone: +1 212 363 3200

    Lady Liberty, representative of freedom to the world, towers over the New York Harbor. Created by Frenchman Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the statue was a gift from France to the United States to note the country's acceptance of immigrants following a common dream. Visitors are shadowed by the statue's staggering height, often enhanced by lighting and video systems surrounding the landmark. View the inside of the statue through a glass ceiling or walk onto the observation deck to see the glittering city and its harbor. With a torch and a tablet of law in each hand, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable landmarks of not only the city but the country as well. Access to the platform is free, but all visitors must pay the ferry fee and there is a small fee to enter Lady Liberty's crown. 

  • Central Park

    Central Park Driveway New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 310 6600
    Right in the heart of Manhattan stands this oasis of rolling pastures and gardens, stretching from Midtown to Harlem. It was created in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, and sprawls over a wonderful 843 acres (341.15 hectares). Bustling with activity, walkers, rollerbladers, bikers and joggers hurriedly compete for space while lovers meet at the Bethesda Fountain on Bethesda Terrace. To the north, visitors wonder at the architecture of Belvedere Castle, and found nearby is the Delacorte Theater where plays are staged during summer. Over time, Central Park has blended so seamlessly with Manhattan that it is hard to disassociate the two. Also within its folds are other delights, including the Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center and the Central Park Zoo, as well as the wonderfully-restored Carousel.
  • Chrysler Building

    405 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 682 4639
    Completed in 1930, this towering edifice was the first construction project to rise higher than the Eiffel Tower. This leadership was to be short-lived, however, as The Empire State Building was built 1,048 feet taller only a few months later. The Chrysler Building still holds people's interest both culturally and architecturally. Walter Chrysler commissioned its construction in honor of his success in the automobile industry, which is reflected in its flamboyant art deco style. For example, sculptures of cars are carved into the brickwork.
  • United Nations HQ

    760 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 963 4475
    This complex was designated the permanent headquarters for the United Nations in 1952. Many buildings, including the General Assembly Hall, can be viewed on guided tours. When the flags in front of the complex are flying, the Assembly is in session. It is possible to sit in on a council session. Call the information desk for a free ticket. Seats are limited, so make sure you book well in advance. Tours are held every half-hour. Prices and opening times are subject to change.
  • Rockefeller Center

    45 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020 United States - Phone: +1 212 332 6868 / +1 877 692 7625(Toll Free)
    A National Historic Landmark, Rockefeller Center stretches over a vast area covering a massive 22 acres (8.90 hectares). At the center, engage in a plethora of activities that includes shopping at designer houses, dining at lavish restaurants and bars, attending various concerts and art shows, and in winter trying your skating skills at the Lower Plaza that transforms into the famous ice-rink. Visitors can take a tour of Radio City Music Hall on 50th Street at Sixth Avenue and the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza houses NBC, which offers guided tours of its premises. The stunning cityscape from the Top Of The Rock observation deck steals most of the visiting crowd, but come December the spectacularly lit Christmas tree is where the magic lies.
  • Times Square

    7th Avenue 46th & 47th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 768 1560 / +1 212 452 5283
    Named after the New York Times, which moved its office here in 1924, Times Square is a vibrant, neon-lit area in the heart of the Theater District. Over the years, this area has transformed with an increasing number of hotels, office towers and commercial businesses that have sprung up here. Mega stores and theme restaurants have also set up shop, famously including the Hard Rock Cafe, Walt Disney Studio and the M&M's World. Times Square remains the city's favorite venue for New Year's Eve, with a huge street party hosted every year highlighted by a glittering ball dropped from Times Tower. The Times Square Alliance which was founded in 1992, works for the betterment and promotion of this most popular New York city attraction.
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge New York, NY 10038 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200(Tourist Information)
    The Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. At almost 1600 feet (487.68 meters), at the time of its completion in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Its architecture remains a wondrous sight in the New York cityscape. After dark, the twin Gothic towers and strong steel cables make a striking silhouette against the night sky. Walking across the bridge is a huge thrill, particularly if you start from the Brooklyn side and view the Manhattan skyline on your stroll across the East River.
  • Central Park Zoo

    Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10065 United States - Phone: +1 212 439 6500
    The stellar zoo located within the sprawling Central Park, is one of the most recognized wildlife attractions in the city. Part of a network of four zoos within the city, Central Park Zoo adheres strictly to sustainable and environment-friendly practices apart from boasting great facilities for the animals. Animal cages have been removed, in favor of open-air habitats, water and pseudo-forests. The center is divided into three major territories: the Polar Circle, the Temperate Territory and the Tropic Zone, all of which encircle the central Sea Lion Pool. In the Polar Circle, glass walls allow you to see penguins and polar bears swimming just inches from your face.
  • Grand Central Terminal

    89 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 532 4900
    Built in 1913, Grand Central Terminal remains impressive even to New Yorkers, particularly for its massive main hall with cathedral-like vaulted ceilings. The building itself is beautiful with chic shops and a food court lending an air of urban charm; a not so easy feat for a railway station that is filled with half a million commuters each week. If hungry, head to the bar at Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. which overlooks the busy terminal, but if you crave shellfish, dine at the legendary Oyster Bar. Vanderbilt Hall within the station also forms the venue for numerous cultural events. Along with regular routes, the station services outlying suburbs via the Metro-North Commuter Railroad.
  • Morgan Library & Museum

    225 Madson Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 685 0008

    The building housing the Pierpont Morgan Library Museum and research facility was constructed by J.P. Morgan Sr., who was one of the richest men in the country. It opened to the public in 1924, and much later the adjacent private home of J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. was absorbed by the museum. A national landmark, the exhibition room showcases rare manuscripts and books - a grand variety of works by musicians, writers, artists and more, including Bach, Hemingway and Rembrandt. The extent of the collection could overwhelm, except that Morgan only shows off the right amount of wares from the permanent collection, enticing one to come back for more. Visiting the study where J.P. Morgan spent much of his time is a must, along with the expansive library across the grandiose marble hall. Differing programs are offered year round, plus there’s a small cafe, garden court, dining room and extensive gift shop.

  • Gracie Mansion

    East End Avenue & East 88th Street New York, NY 10128 United States - Phone: +1 212 570 4751
    Built in 1799, Gracie Mansion is one of the best examples of Federal architecture in New York City. Successful merchant Archibald Gracie was the original inhabitant. Fiorello La Guardia moved into the mansion in 1942, preferring it to his palatial residence on Riverside Drive. It has been the official mayor's residence ever since. Tours, which include the public rooms, the private apartments, garden and surrounding Carl Schurz Park, can be arranged by appointment.
  • Washington Square Park

    5th Avenue & Waverly Place New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1222(Tourist Information)
    This cozy Greenwich Village park is always filled with students, residents and tourists alike. It is one of the few green spots in the area and has undergone many incarnations since it was the site of Minetta Creek in the 1600's. In that century it was farmland, then a burial ground in the next one, thereafter the city acquired the land and created the park in 1826. At the northern end stands the famous arch, built in 1889 to commemorate the centennial of Washington's inauguration when New York was the nation's first capital under the constitution. The arch was designed by the iconic Stanford White and throughout the park you can find many interesting historical features and facets, some are hidden and others are in plain sight. The area was also the neighborhood for many famous artists and writers, including Henry James, Edith Wharton and Edward Hopper; many lived in the Greek Revival style row houses at the northern end of the park. Today, most of the buildings in the neighborhood are owned by New York University.
  • Woolworth Building

    233 Broadway New York, NY 10007 United States
    The distinct two-tiered design of the 59-story Gothic revival Woolworth Building was the creation of architect Cass Gilbert. Built to house the headquarters of Frank W. Woolworth's retail business, at the time of its construction in 1913 it was the tallest building in the world. The roof is a mini-pyramid surrounded by flying buttresses, pinnacles and four small towers. Inside, the lobby features an ornate ceiling with intricately carved sculptures. You can walk in and admire the entrance at any time of the day.
  • Federal Hall National Memorial

    26 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 United States - Phone: +1 212 825 6990
    A bronze statue of George Washington welcomes visitors to historic Federal Hall Memorial on Wall Street. It is located on the site of the original hall which was also the place of Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States. The original building was demolished in 1812 and the present building was erected between 1834-1842 as the United States Customs House and in 2004 the edifice received an extensive renovation. It is one of the finest examples of classical architecture that survives in the city. Today, it holds an interactive exhibition relating to the United States Constitution. A copy of the Bill of Rights is also on display. Admission is free.
  • Herald Square

    1 Herald Square New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1222(Tourist Information)
    Herald Square is named after the defunct New York Herald newspaper and it remains steadfast in opposition to rival Horace Greeley who owned the rival New York Tribune (he has his own square just south of here). At the northern end of Herald Square you will find the clock on the statue dedicated to James Gordon, owner of the paper. It was once in front of the eponymous building that stood here, but now it is a tranquil slice in the center of one of NYC's most visited retail hubs. Nowadays, visitors are mainly interested in shopping at Macy's, Toys R Us, and the Manhattan Mall. Nevertheless it is always a popular place to be (especially during Thanksgiving), and if you happen to find yourself here at night, look up at the owl's eyes on the statue, they flash an eerie green every few seconds!
  • South Street Seaport

    Fulton Street and South Street New York, NY 10038 United States - Phone: +1 212 732 7678
    This seaport dates back to the 1600s. It was remodeled to become a historic landmark as well as a shopping mall. The South Street Seaport features fantastic views of the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge. The mall is divided into three sections; one based in the original home of New York City's fish market, another at Pier 17 along the water, and the final section in the Fulton Market building near South Street. A center of activities with events, a maritime museum, dining and shopping, this is an important NYC experience!
  • New York Yacht Club

    37 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 382 1000
    Opened in 1901, this clubhouse is located on property donated by business tycoon Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan. The beaux-arts building features a limestone facade with large bay windows resembling sterns of ships. The Model Room is home to over 1,500 models of yachts dating from the 1940s, and The Grill Room restaurant displays an extensive collection of sailing prints. Although this building was declared a historic landmark in 1979, it remains a private club. Visitors are not permitted unless accompanied by a club member.
  • Chelsea Piers

    Off 11th Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 336 6800 / +1 212 336 6500
    Chelsea Piers are an array of piers along the Hudson river, extending from Pier 59 to 62. A bustling commercial harbor in the early 1900s, and the arrival point of the Titanic and Lusitania, the later-abandoned port metamorphosed into a recreational hub in 1995. The 30 acres (12 hectares) of waterfront space features state-of-the-art sporting facilities like a golf range, roller-skating and ice rinks, bowling lanes, basketball courts and an indoor soccer field. Head to the fitness club and day spa for health and wellness. Also on floor is one of the largest gymnastics center in the city and versatile venues playing host to private events.
  • New York Botanical Garden

    2900 Southern Boulevard New York, NY 10458 United States - Phone: +1 718 817 8700
    Covering 250 acres (101 hectares), New York Botanical Garden is a blend of rocks, waterfalls, hills, rivers, woods, ponds, plants, and of course, flowers. The property is beautiful and a National Landmark and includes an interactive area for children. The restored Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is a Victorian-era greenhouse. Don't forget to visit the Shop in the Garden - a store which offers a wide range of goods from books and garden products to jewelry and body products. Admission prices are higher during peak season, so check the website for details. For those interested in fresh fruits and vegetables, the garden hosts a farmer's market from June through November each year.
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace

    28 East 20th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 260 1616
    Theodore Roosevelt has the distinction of being the only president born in New York City. His brownstone residence near Gramercy Park has been restored to reflect his early life from 1858 to 1862. The house was demolished in 1916, but rebuilt later with the help of Roosevelt's sisters. Almost half the furnishings in the museum come from the original structure. The National Park Service oversees the administration of the site, and there is a 40-minute tour every hour on the hour and a gallery.
  • Morris-Jumel Mansion

    65 Jumel Terrace New York, NY 10032 United States - Phone: +1 212 923 8008
    Built in 1765, this house was once owned by Aaron Burr (he killed fellow New York City resident Alexander Hamilton in a duel). During the Revolutionary War, the home was temporarily seized from its British owner and used by General George Washington. According to legend, the house is haunted by a mistress, a servant girl and a soldier. There are unreserved Guided Tours available on Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. There is also a museum store.
  • New York Penn Station

    8th Avenue & 31st Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 630 6401
    This major transportation hub sits under Madison Square Garden. Penn Station accommodates Amtrak, the Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit railroad lines, not to mention a major subway station. Not surprisingly, it can get overwhelmingly crowded, especially at rush hour. The original 1910 Pennsylvania Station was a splendid beaux-arts building complete with a glass roof, marble floors and a resplendent lobby. Tragically, it was demolished to make way for the new Madison Square Garden.
  • NBC Studio Tour

    30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112 United States - Phone: +1 212 664 7174
    Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the cameras? Well, this is your chance to find out how studios create your favorite TV shows. The NBC Studio Tour allows visitors unprecedented access to the sets of Saturday Night Live, Dateline, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The NBC Nightly News. You'll see costumes, props, control rooms, cue cards and maybe even Al Roker. Your guide on this tour will be an official NBC Page, a position once held by performers as notable as Ted Koppel, Regis Philbin and Michael Eisne, and made famous by its pivotal role on Tina Fey's hit sitcom 30 Rock (named, of course, for the very building in which this tour takes place). Tickets go fast and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis, so arrive early or book in advance via NBC's online store. Reservation are recommended.
  • Liberty Helicopter Tours

    Downtown Manhattan Heliport New York, NY 10004 United States - Phone: +1 212 967 6464
    Seeing New York City by air is a phenomenal experience, and Liberty offers you a great opportunity to do just that. The company features three different kinds of flights that are 15 to 25 minutes long and provide a glimpse of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Libertyor other points of interest. Call for prices.
  • Coney Island

    1208 Surf Avenue New York , NY 11224 United States - Phone: +1 718 802 3846(Tourist Information)
    Brooklyn's Coney Island, or the more dialectical term of Rabbit Island, became one of the city's leisure hotspots in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, following the introduction of the Coney Island & Brooklyn Railroad streetcar line. Since then the area has been swamped by resorts and attractions, including the ever-famous Luna Park. Following the decline of World War II and the years of neglect the park endured after, the area has burst back into life and is home to Luna Park, the Aquarium and of course, the beach. A three-mile-long boardwalk runs the length of Coney Island into Brighton Beach. There is sometimes a circus, but always something strange to see. Also, don't let the non-holiday cooler months deter you from visiting; it is much less crowded, and the stores remain open.
  • Belvedere Castle

    79th Street New York, NY 10021 United States - Phone: +1 212 772 0210
    This small but charming stone castle sits atop Vista Rock, which is the highest point in glorious Central Park. Built in the 1870s, the castle now houses a weather station and the Henry Luce Nature Observatory. The Observatory displays exhibits on the park's ecology. The rooftop offers a spectacular view of the park, including the Great Lawn below, as well as the surrounding skyline of Midtown Manhattan. Admission is free.
  • General Grant National Monument

    122nd Street & Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027 United States - Phone: +1 212 666 1640
    Ever wondered who was buried in Grant's tomb? The General Grant National Monument a historical landmark is dedicated to Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general and United States president. Both the general and his wife are buried in the grandiose white marble structure, located next to the Hudson River in serene Riverside Park. The tomb underwent a renovation in 1997 for its centennial year. Despite its famous inhabitant, the monument hardly ever gets crowded.
  • Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

    591 Main Street Roosevelt Island, NY 10044 United States - Phone: +1 212 832 4540 / +1 212 832 4555
    New York can be a magical place, and this is one way to unlock some of that magic. Board the Roosevelt Island tram and enjoy panoramic views of New York from 250 feet above the East River. The cost is nominal, and the ride lasts four minutes. Once you get to the Island, you can take the minibus and visit one of the historical landmarks, parks or recreation fields there. Call for more details.
  • Vietnam Veterans Plaza

    55 Water Street New York, NY 10004 United States - Phone: +1 212 747 9120
    Vietnam Veterans Plaza near the South Street Seaport and within easy walking distance of Wall Street, is dedicated to the men and women who fought in the Vietnam War. The green, 14-foot high memorial was erected in 1985. Here, you will find letters, news clippings, photos and diaries of those who fought in Vietnam, and those who have recorded their experiences. It may not rival the monuments in Washington, D.C., but it is a moving tribute nonetheless.
  • Chinatown

    Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1222(Tourist Information)
    New York's Chinatown is a cultural haven full of ancient and exotic traditions, and a huge amount of restaurants. This bustling and crowded neighborhood is home to over half of the city's Chinese population. In the grocery stores and fruit stands, you will find many food items available nowhere else in the city - from exotic fruit and vegetables to live snails and dried shrimp. Excellent Thai, Vietnamese and Korean restaurants have joined the mix. Every lunar new year, the street are filled with the hubbub of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade.
  • Little Italy

    Mulberry Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1222 (Tourist Information)
    The heart of this well-known Italian neighborhood is Mulberry Street. Years ago, the vast majority of people who lived here were Italian, but expansion of Chinatown and Italian migration to the suburbs has changed the make-up of the neighborhood. Still, cafes, restaurants and bakeries line the street. Take a walk and smell the fresh baked bread, garlic and sauces. Stop for a glass of wine or tiramisu at a sidewalk cafe, or gorge on the salamis hanging from store windows.
  • Staten Island Ferry

    1 Bay Street Staten Island, NY 10301-2510 United States - Phone: +1 718 815 2628
    This is undoubtedly New York City's best free ride. The 25-minute trip across New York Harbor should give you ample opportunity to see such nearby sites as the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan's skyscrapers. The fare for the ferry, which runs every 20 to 30 minutes, actually went down from 50 cents. During rush hour, it is filled with Staten Island residents going to or from work in Manhattan. Cars and motorcycles are not allowed on the ferry.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

    Poe Park Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10458 United States - Phone: +1 718 881 8900
    The outer boroughs of New York City are full of surprises, and this is certainly one of them. The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is part of the Bronx County Historical Society's neighborhood walking tour. The cottage was the final home of Poe and his wife Virginia. Poe wrote several of his more renowned poems, such as "Annabel Lee" and "Ulalume: A Ballad" in this sparsely furnished home. An audio and short visual tour are provided describing Poe's life and his works. Just south of the cottage, in Poe Park, visitors can take advantage of the healthy food for sale at the weekly farmer's market. All produce and products found here are locally grown from well-known farms in the area.
  • City Island

    City Island Avenue New York, NY 10464 United States - Phone: +1 718 885 9100(Tourist Information)
    City Island is a tiny place, located beyond Pelham Bay in the northern part of the Bronx. It became an English settlement in 1685, and was used as a supply point for schooners traveling from Manhattan. Now the island is filled with yacht clubs, sailing schools, marinas, sail makers and some great seafood restaurants. Enjoy the water, fresh air and art galleries on the island. For those interested in the history of Native Americans, a Siwanoy Indian burial ground can be found at the island's highest point.
  • Yankee Stadium

    1 East161st Street New York, NY 10451 United States - Phone: +1 718 293 4300

    The 1923 Yankee Stadium was a historic landmark in the world of Major League Baseball. Some of the sport's greatest players spent their careers there, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Though they'll never be able to replace that historic monument, the franchise debuted their new stadium in 2009, directly across the street from the old park. The "new" Yankee Stadium has many new features, such as expanded walkways, more concessionaires, and a renovated Monument Park. Lifetime fans will notice familiar touches, though, the biggest among them being the outfield frieze back in its original location around the upper deck. Suite and party facilities are available for those looking for something slightly more private. Check the website for pricing, schedules and other info.

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center

    1000 Richmond Terrace New York, NY 10301 United States - Phone: +1 718 448 2500
    Snug Harbor Cultural Center dedicated to art, education, music and history is located on an 83-acre site that was formerly home to thousands of retired sailors. Today it is a cultural landmark for Staten Island. There are 28 buildings; some of which have been converted into the Veterans Memorial Hall, the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the John A. Noble collection of Maritime art, and the Staten Island Children's Museum. There is a cafeteria and gift shop on site, and the Staten Island Botanic Gardens is located here.
  • Van Cortlandt Park

    Broadway and West 246th Street Bronx, NY 10463 United States - Phone: +1 718 601 1553
    If you long for some quiet from the Manhattan crowds, then the 1,146 acres of Van Cortlandt Park is made for you. This is the third largest park in New York City, but one of the least well known. It is filled with playgrounds, fields, picnic areas, a lake, and the Van Cortlandt House Museum. There is also a swimming pool, horseback riding and stables, a golf course, cross-country skiing trails, tennis courts, two nature trails and a bird sanctuary. Admission is free.
  • New York Aquarium

    Surf Avenue & West 8th Street New York, NY 11224 United States - Phone: +1 718 265 3457
    This aquarium has all the bases covered; shark tanks and shark feedings, dolphin and sea lion shows (for no extra charge), whales, walruses, touch tanks with skates and horse-shoe crabs, and interactive exhibits in the Discovery Cove building. The aquarium includes parking, a cafeteria and plenty of concession stands for those in need of a quick drink and snack. The beach and Coney Island are only a few yards away.
  • New York Waterways Sightseeing Cruises

    West 38th Street & 12th Avenue New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 800 533 3779
    The Waterways Cruise Line offers trips up the Hudson River, as well as in the East Harbor (bordered by Manhattan on one side and Brooklyn and Queens on the other). There are a variety of different cruises available, all of which allow you to enjoy the sights of New York City from the comfort of a luxury ferry. Choose a harbor cruise, baseball cruise, twilight cruise, disco cruise, Broadway entertainment cruise, history or architecture cruise. Prices vary. Call for information.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park

    Grand Central Parkway New York, NY 11355 United States - Phone: +1 718 760 6565
    At over 1200 square acres, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Queens' largest park. It is the site of two former World's Fairs, one in 1939 and the other in 1964, as well as the home to the famous symbol of the 1964 Fair: the Unisphere. The park also encompasses Shea Stadium (where baseball's the New York Mets play), the USTA National Tennis Center, three lakes, the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Museum of Art, a golf course and a skating rink. The park holds several events regularly. To learn more check the website.
  • Staten Island Zoo

    614 Broadway New York, NY 10310 United States - Phone: +1 718 442 3100
    This is a great place to go with younger children. It is a small zoo with a large variety of animals and one of the largest reptile collections around. It also has a petting zoo that young children will love. The Staten Island Zoo is cash only.
  • Fort Schuyler

    6 Pennyfield Avenue New York, NY 10465 United States
    This fort was built in 1833 to protect the western end of Long Island Sound. It once housed a garrison of over 1,200 men. It is now the site of the Maritime Industry Museum and is part of SUNY Maritime College and a park. There are such exhibits as The Evolution of Seafaring, which explores seamanship from ancient Phoenicia to the present day. Other exhibits explore naval history and clipper ships. A museum gift shop and library is on site. There is no admission fee, but a donation is encouraged.
  • Bowne House Historical Society

    37-01 Bowne Street New York, NY 11354 United States - Phone: +1 718 359 0528
    Built in the mid-1600s, the Bowne House is the oldest building in Queens and the second oldest in New York City. It was owned by John Bowne, who presided over numerous Quaker meetings there in the early 1600s. The house remains in its original condition, and features Dutch and English architecture at its best. An educational tour of the house is offered, and it is part of the Flushing Freedom Mile. A picnic area is also available.
  • Woodlawn Cemetery

    Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street Bronx, NY 10470 United States - Phone: +1 718 920 0500
    This famous resting place of the rich and famous was opened in 1863. It is the final home of some of the best known art, music, and business icons in New York history. Duke Ellington lies here, as well as department store magnate R.H. Macy. Miles Davis, F.W. Woolworth, Bat Masterson, George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin are all here as well. The cemetery sponsors free bus and walking tours, by appointment. Tours are free.
  • New York City Visitors & Convention Bureau

    810 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200
    This is a must for any visitor to New York City. The official visitors' bureau is innovative with a Video Wall where you can view photos or hear advice about what to do in New York. The center also provides the most up-to-date information on where to go, what do and what to see. There is a multilingual service for foreign-speaking visitors and touch-screen information kiosks for creating itineraries and navigating the city. The center is conveniently located at the edge of the Midtown Theater District.
  • Bronx Zoo

    2300 Southern Boulevard New York, NY 10460 United States - Phone: +1 718 220 5100
    The Bronx Zoo is the largest urban zoo in the United States. It houses thousands of animals, ranging from lions and monkeys to sea lions and sloths. The Congo exhibit features lowland gorillas, pythons and other central African animals. A modern zoo, it places animals into re-creations of their own ecosystems. Also, a plethora of activities held at the zoo provide an educating and entertaining experience for adults as well as children.
  • Central Park Carousel

    66th Street Transverse Road New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 879 0244
    One of the many treasures to be found within Central Park, this beautiful restored carousel is made up of huge, hand-carved and hand-painted jumping horses. It is simple, old-fashioned and children of all ages adore it. A carousel was originally placed in the park in 1871. The current carousel has been on this site since 1951 (although it is much older than that). You can take your children to one of the many playgrounds located throughout the park.
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

    460 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 753 2261
    This massive cathedral, situated across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue, is the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States. With its two soaring 330-foot spires, St. Patrick's Cathedral is also one of the city's most spectacular architectural sights. Construction on the neo-gothic structure had started in 1850 and completed in 1878. Inside, it boasts a seating capacity of 2,500, numerous altars and stained glass windows, and a giant organ with over 7,300 pipes. Services are held throughout the day, and many New Yorkers stop in for a moment of serenity in their otherwise hectic lives.
  • St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

    263 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 8075
    Before the massive Fifth Avenue St. Patrick's was completed, New York's Catholic community was centered at this small, dignified cathedral in Little Italy. Completed in 1815, the landmark building houses a beautiful marble altar surrounded by ornate hand-carved reredos. Historically significant, Old St. Patrick's weathered early American anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant sentiment and organized its congregation against their attackers. Still active, Old Saint Patrick's celebrates masses in English, Spanish and Chinese.
  • The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

    1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 United States - Phone: +1 212 316 7540 / +1 212 932 7347

    The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is not merely for Catholics, but for anyone who appreciates impressive architecture. This huge structure is one of America's crown jewels when it comes to stone work, a truly stunning work of design and craftsmanship. Inside is a large pipe organ, a number of stained glass windows and artist-created altars. In one corner is a poet's corner, which notes the distinguished contributions of celebrated American authors. 

  • St. Paul's Chapel

    209 Broadway New York, NY 10007 United States - Phone: +1 212 233 4164
    This Episcopal Chapel, located in what is now the bustling financial district, was dedicated in 1766 and is the oldest remaining church in Manhattan. Rich in history, George Washington worshiped here on his inauguration day, and his personal pew is still on display. During the 9/11 attacks, this little chapel survived the disaster and remained as a bulwark against the chaos and turmoil outside the chapel doors for many first responders. Today, services are held regularly, along with noonday concerts.
  • Trinity Church

    74 Trinity Place New York, NY 10006 United States - Phone: +1 212 602 0800
    Trinity Church, a distinctive Gothic-revival church at the end of Wall Street, is one of the earliest churches established in New York. The church itself has undergone many incarnations since its original charter in 1697; the original parish was destroyed in a fire during revolutionary times and the second one was demolished in 1838 after structural damage. The church which now stands was built in 1846 and it is considered a National Historic Landmark. In the cemetery, many well-known city denizens are buried, such as Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton and James Lawrence. The church was also the original location of King's College, now the venerable Columbia University. Check the schedule for services, noonday concerts and tours.
  • Riverside Church

    490 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027 United States - Phone: +1 212 870 6700
    A soaring neo-gothic church with architecture inspired by the cathedral at Chartres, Riverside Church church houses the world's second largest carillon in its impressive tower. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. gave the bells to the church in memory of his mother. Construction was begun 1927 and completed by 1930. Riverside Church, which is interdenominational, is also a thriving multicultural community center and sponsors a wide array of programs including anti-racism and anti-poverty initiatives. Carillon recitals are held on most Sundays and on special occasions. Check the schedule for regular services and tours.
  • St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

    15 East 97th Street New York, NY 10029 United States - Phone: +1 212 289 1915
    This impressive Upper East Side Cathedral, built at the turn of the 19th century, remains the center of Russian Orthodoxy in the United States. Five onion domes distinguish the opulent, redbrick structure that was inspired by the great architectural edifices of Tsarist Russia. Check the schedule for services and events.
  • Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

    235 East Broadway New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 374 4100
    The Lower East Side Conservancy is an organization dedicated to preserving the Jewish heritage and culture of Manhattan's Lower East Side. They offer walking and minibus tours highlighting historic synagogues and the neighborhood's culinary delights. The Bialystoker and Eldrige Synagogues are associated with this group and are featured on their tours. Call for tour schedules and prices.
  • Riverside Park

    Between 72nd to 129th Sreets New York, NY 10115 United States - Phone: +1 212 408 0264
    Upper West Side joggers, rollerbladers and dog owners love this four-mile long park beside the Hudson River. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same architects behind Central Park and Prospect Park, Riverside Park boasts excellent views of the river and New Jersey. Park attractions include Grant's Tomb, the Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt. Early morning may be the best time to visit or exercise, as this park can become fairly crowded.
  • Brighton Beach

    Brightwater Avenue New York, NY 11235 United States - Phone: +1 718 891 0800
    Brighton Beach is less popular for sunbathers than the nearby Coney Island, although it is just a short eastward stroll away along the boardwalk. The neighborhood of the same name is highly populated by Russian Jewish immigrants. On this beach and on Coney Island as well, you do not need to be tanned and fit to feel at ease in a bathing suit. For refreshments you can find hot dogs here, but there is also Russian, kosher and Arabic food available.
  • St. Bartholomew's Church

    325 Park Ave New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 378 0222
    Built in 1918, this large and beautiful Episcopal church is distinguished by its Byzantine architecture. The building was designed by Bertram Goodhue and contains a portal (moved from an earlier building) by Stanford White. Because it sits on some of the city's most valuable real estate, St. Bartholomew's struggled against developers for years, and finally became a test case for New York City's landmark preservation law. Today, it is home to a thriving congregation and sponsors many community outreach programs. The popular Cafe St. Bart's is run by the church.
  • Prospect Park

    95 Prospect Park West New York, NY 11215 United States - Phone: +1 718 965 8951
    This beautiful Brooklyn park was created by the same architects responsible for the splendid Central Park in Manhattan. Unlike its more famous cousin in Manhattan, Prospect Park sits pretty amidst a primarily residential area and is not surrounded by skyscrapers. Many Olmsted fans dub this 526 acre (212.87 hectare) park his crowning achievement. It features horseback riding, ice skating, tennis, paddle boats and a carousel, as well as the Prospect Park Wildlife Center. There is a band shell for concerts, and Prospect Lake is often teeming with ducks, geese and swans.
  • Prospect Park Zoo

    450 Flatbush Avenue New York, NY 11225 United States - Phone: +1 212 399 7339
    This is a great zoo for young children-unlike most others, here your toddlers can see animals up close without having to be lifted up. It maintains mostly domestic animals and small creatures. There is a petting zoo with a cow, sheep and goats. You will also see mice, chickens, groundhogs, birds, fish and a few lizards. Some of the larger and more exotic creatures include sea lions, baboons and emus. For hours according to season, please check the website.
  • Greenwich Village

    Washington Square Park New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200
    The zigzagging streets and charming brownstones of Greenwich Village have a far more laid back atmosphere than most neighborhoods in the city. The center of New York's gay and student communities lies here, with a variety of funky shopping and nightlife including jazz, rock and dance clubs, restaurants, bars and cafés. By the early 1900s, the Village had fully established itself as the center of radical thinking in the United States. Famous reformers, artists and intellectuals all gathered here and many still do. Do not miss a visit to Washington Square Park, where you will experience the nexus of it all!
  • Utica Avenue

    Utica Avenue New York, NY 11234 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200(Tourist Information)
    Hoards of tourists throng this happening street every year during the West Indian American Day Carnival & Parade. The whole avenue comes to life during this one day parade that celebrates ethnic differences. Utica Avenue is easily accessible by public transport and sees a huge influx of travelers venturing to Brooklyn and back.
  • Harlem

    West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 United States - Phone: +1 212 532 4900 (Tourist Information)
    First settled in 1637, this neighborhood that stretches from river to river above 125th Street has a long and rich history. Named by the Dutch after its namesake region in the Netherlands, they initially settled in the 17th Century. Jewish immigrants arrived in the 19th Century, and thereafter, a wave of African Americans from the south arrived in the 1920s. During the prohibition era, Harlem developed a well-deserved reputation for good music, good food and great literature. Harlem's black writers like James Baldwin, W.E.B DuBois and many other artists spearheaded the cultural Harlem Renaissance and influenced matters throughout the U.S. After more demographic shifts in recent decades, the neighborhood continues to change and develop, both economically and culturally, and it deserves a few days just to explore its storied streets.
  • Wall Street

    Wall Street New York, NY 10005 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200
    When the Dutch owned Manhattan (or New Amsterdam as they called it), fierce competition for trade led to war against the British. Governor Peter Stuyvesant ordered that a fortified wall be built, stretching 2,340 feet from the East River to the Hudson River. Today the wall may be gone, but a war continues to rage during the week in the financial banks, brokerage houses and insurance companies lining the street. The biggest attraction at Wall Street is the New York Stock Exchange at 11 Wall Street.
  • Battery Park

    State Street & Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 United States - Phone: +1 212 344 3491
    The 'Battery' was created in 1693 when the British government that then controlled New York mounted cannons there. It played a role in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and even the Civil War as draftees were housed in a tent city. Today, Battery Park attracts many New Yorkers and visitors, especially in warm weather. There is a fine view of the Statue of Liberty and New Jersey across the river. Castle Clinton is located inside the park.
  • New York Stock Exchange

    11 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 United States - Phone: +1 212 656 3000
    The Stock Exchange's present home on Wall Street did not open until 1903, but trading in stocks began well before that. By the time the New York Stock Exchange building became its headquarters, the Exchange had already been in existence for more than a hundred years. Today, people trade hundreds of millions of shares electronically as well as by the floor broker system.
  • Church of the Guardian Angel

    193 10th Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 929 5966

    New Yorkers, numbed by constant grandeur, too often pass architectural gems without noticing. However, buildings such as this one deserve special merit and attention. The Church of the Guardian Angel is a Roman Catholic place of worship reminiscent of early Romanesque architecture, a style emphasized by architect John Van Pelt, and modeled after the Clunic Abbey of Saint Peter in Moissac (France). The tympanum at the entrance is very ornate and it depicts a vivid story in stone about the life of Christ. In order to attend mass or other services, contact the website for more details.

     

     

     

  • New York Public Library

    5th Avenue at 42nd Street New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 340 0849
    Sitting in all its splendor on Fifth Avenue, the New York Public Library stands guarded by its two famous lions, Patience and Fortitude. For researchers, the library is a treasure. Its many halls contain millions of volumes, tens of thousands of current periodicals and a large staff to help. Conceived in 1897, the library did not open its doors until 1911. It is architecturally one of New York's classics, both inside and out. There are also free art exhibits occasionally on display.
  • The Dakota

    1 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200
    New York's first luxury apartment house The Dakota is still one of its most prestigious private addresses. Its history started in the 19th Century when it opened in an area of the city that was then still mostly farmland. With 65 apartments, the imposing, Neo-gothic Dakota attracts the rich and famous. Past tenants have included Lauren Bacall, Judy Garland, singer Rosemary Clooney and Boris Karloff. Unfortunately, most people now know the side entrance to The Dakota as the place where ex-Beatle John Lennon was murdered in 1980. The Dakota is further notorious as the place where Oscar-winning actor Gig Young committed murder-suicide in 1978 by shooting his wife and then himself.
  • Castle Clinton

    1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004 United States - Phone: +1 212 344 7220
    In 1807, the city constructed this red circular castle offshore from Battery Park as a fortress designed to hold defense cannons. Workers gradually filled in the land, so it now appears as if it was always a part of Manhattan and the surrounding park. Later, it would serve as the immigration center for New York before Ellis Island took over that job. Today, it serves as a museum of New York City history.
  • Columbia University

    2960 Broadway New York, NY 10027 United States - Phone: +1 212 854 1754
    In 1754 a Church of England minister was made the first president of what was then known as King's College. After the Revolutionary War, it was renamed Columbia University. In 1897 this Ivy League school moved to its present location; the notable faculty has included over 50 Nobel laureates. Notable buildings include the Low Library, which is built in a Roman Pantheon styleit houses offices and the visitor center. Organized tours are arranged or visitors can take a brochure and look on their own.
  • Historic Richmond Town

    441 Clarke Avenue Staten Island, NY 10306 United States - Phone: +1 718 351 1611
    Step back into New York's early history in this sprawling complex. There are 19th, 18th and 17th century buildings, including an original (moved) structure from 1685. Architectural styles of the 27 buildings range from a Greek revival courthouse to more typical Dutch colonial buildings. The 100-acre park hosts craft fairs, Saturday night concerts, Civil War reenactments and flea markets. Christmas is a month long celebration, and summer displays are hosted by staff in period costume.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    1000 Washington Avenue New York, NY 11225 United States - Phone: +1 718 623 7200
    This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese hill and pond garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
  • Kramer's Reality Tour

    358 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 268 5525
    Even though Seinfeld has long been in reruns, Kramer's Reality Tour beginning at the Producer's Club Theater is getting more and more popular. This is the "real" Kramer-Kenny, who served as the inspiration for the popular show's Cosmo Kramer. Kenny delivers a non-stop monologue as guests get to see Tom's Restaurant, the diner that Seinfeld's hangout on the show was modeled after, as well as the site of the so-called Soup Nazi (Soup Kitchen International) and a host of other locations. Reservations are essential.
  • Tompkins Square Park

    500 East 9th Street New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 639 9675(City Park Council)
    This 16-acre (6.5-hectare) park served as a military parade ground at the beginning of the 19th Century. Today, it is an integral part of the East Village's daily life. In 1988, riots occurred in Tompkins Square Park as a result of attempts to clear it of homeless people and empty nearby buildings of squatters. Shades of its past remain, but it is now predominantly a peaceful place, where people come to play basketball, rollerblade, sit on the grass, or just take a walk.
  • Union Square

    14th to 17th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200(Tourist Information)
    In the early 1800s, upscale townhouses and local theaters thrived in the area surrounding Union Square. In the 1850s and 1860s, factories and offices replaced the residences, and unionists and abolitionists held massive rallies here. In the 1920s, labor activists gathered, protested and rioted. As recent as the late 1980s and early 1990s, urban decay tainted the Square and its surrounding areas. But today, a lovely park is the centerpiece of a chic neighborhood brimming with restaurants, upscale shops and retail giants. The popular Union Square Greenmarket also takes place here.
  • J. N. Bartfield Fine & Rare Books

    30 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 245 8890
    This is not a paperback parlor, nor is it a bargain book basement. At times Bartfields, with its delicate antique volumes, manuscripts and maps, will appear to be more of a museum or fine arts gallery than anything. This image is not accidental. The person is expected to be a serious collector or lover of the genre, if not an actual antiquarian. No one attempts to pull books out of the stacks on his own, but rather asks to have a specific book shown to her.

  • Fashion Institute of Technology

    Seventh Avenue at 27th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 217 7999
    The Fashion Institute of Technology claims to be "where creativity and business meet." Since it was founded by clothiers in the Garment (Fashion) District, this claim is on safe ground. Started in 1944 with 100 students, today FIT has over 11,000 students majoring in over thirty fields. Students prepare to meet business head-on, many are involved in broadening internships. Calvin Klein and many other prominent designers learned their craft here.
  • New York University

    70 Washington Square Park New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 998 1212
    When New York University was founded in 1831, most higher education in the United States focused on such classical studies as Latin and Greek. NYU was determined to concentrate on more practical studies, and today over 30,000 students from all over the world get degrees in medicine, dentistry, business, law, education, social work and many other areas. This is much more than just an urban commuter college, and cultural events and lectures are readily available and usually open to the public.
  • NY Skyride

    350 5th Avenue New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 279 9777
    One of the most exciting rides in New York is this simulated one. Special seats, sights and sounds make you feel as if you are soaring over the streets of the city, as likely to crash on Wall Street (so say we all) as to survive the mission! The voice of James Doohan, Star Trek's "Scotty," acts as your pilot, and comedian Kevin Beacon is your co-pilot. Naturally, there is a lot of good-natured fun in this wild tour of New York's most famous sites. The ride starts every ten minutes and lasts half an hour. Pregnant women and children under five are discouraged from riding.
  • Bryant Park

    West 42nd Street New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 768 4242
    New Yorkers love this small, sculptured park, in the heart of Midtown. With its French benches, colorful flower gardens, green lawn and numerous cultural events, Bryant Park is a peaceful place to take a moment to watch the world go by. Named after poet William Cullen Bryant, the site of this historic park has played an important role in New York City. George Washington's troops walked through the park during the American Civil War. In 1853, the famous Crystal Palace was built here for the World's fair, but later burned. Once the reservoir was built (it was where the Library is today), the land was used as a public space. After being officially designated a public park, the site's fortunes rose and fell with the times. A brilliant restoration in the 1990s transformed the space into the beautiful midtown oasis it is today. For an event schedule and tour information, check the website.
  • Green-Wood Cemetery

    500 25th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States - Phone: +1 718 768 7300
    Created in 1838 as a pastoral park, this breathtaking cemetery covers 478 acres landscaped with lakes, gardens, rambling paths and of course, some of the finest cemetery landmarks in the country. Often used by New Yorkers as a day trip to escape the noise of the city, the serenity of this place is often overwhelming. It has been noted that Frederick Law Olmsted used Green-Wood as a basis for his original designs of Central Park. Notable residents include the composer Leonard Bernstein and stained-glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.
  • USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

    Grand Central Parkway New York, NY 11368 United States - Phone: +1 718 760 6200
    The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens hosts most of the major events in the professional tennis circuit. The center has been recently renamed after Billie Jean, the famous tennis player. Numerous tennis fans gather to witness some spectacular matches held here, with a bit of celebrity spotting thrown in as a bonus. Most famously, the US Open is played here, giving the venue a vibrant, carnival-esque atmosphere. The venue has both indoor and outdoor courts, with a seating capacity for thousands. Most of the courts are open daily with access to the public at nominal admission charges. Check the website for details of upcoming tournaments.
  • Saint Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

    131 East Tenth Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 674 6377
    The original church was built on the farm of Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1660 and later destroyed. This replacement was erected in 1799 and is one of the oldest churches in the city. Subsequently, the attached steeple was added in 1828 and the cast-iron portico around 1858. Still an active parish, the elegant wood and stone building is also used as a cultural center and performance space. This includes, the New York Poetry Project, the Dan space Project, and the Ontological Theater-venue of the famous avant-garde writer/director, Richard Foreman.
  • United Artists Entertainment LLC

    850 Broadway New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 253 2225
    Come down to the Union Square and you may bank on the opportunity of visiting a studio that has witnessed some of the most remarkable moments of motion pictures. Originally founded in early 1900's, this studio was revamped in 2006 and in a joint venture between the well known Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner. With decades of experience put behind, this studio today boasts of a list of movies that are nothing short of legendary. Right from 'When the clouds roll by' to 'Lions for Lambs', United artist has managed to churn out movie masterpieces. Surely a nostalgic trip for all the hardcore movie buffs.
  • Saint Thomas Church

    One West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 757 7013
    This church was founded in 1823, and the impressive cathedral was built in the French Gothic style right in the heart of what is now Midtown. The contrast between the architecture of this beautiful building and the skyscrapers surrounding it is breathtaking. The church offers regular Episcopal services, but the highlight of any visit is the renowned St. Thomas Choir.
  • Brooklyn Brewery

    79 North 11th Street New York, NY 11249 United States - Phone: +1 718 486 7422
    Brooklyn Brewery is an industrial-scale brewery that churns out one of New York's favorite beers, the Brooklyn Lager. Though it's available on tap in numerous local bars and restaurants, as well as in most delis and grocery stores, appreciating the brew and the process it takes to craft, is a delightful experience that should not be missed and this brewery facilitates just that. The brewery opens its doors to beer aficionados and the curious alike for tours as well as tasting sessions. It has become a terrific social spot for New Yorkers and tourists who come for a visit. The facility goes all out to welcome visitors and even has happy hours. So drop by at Brooklyn Brewery for stellar brews and an interesting experience.
  • Flatiron Building

    175 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200
    Built in 1902 and designed by Daniel H. Burnham, the Flatiron Building is considered the oldest and possibly, one of the most famous skyscrapers in New York City. Instantly recognizable, the building includes a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles and has a peculiar wedge shape (like that of an old-fashioned flat iron) that has made it a New York favorite. The area's Flatiron District is named after this enduring New York symbol.
  • National Arts Club

    15 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 475 3424
    Remodeled in the Victorian Gothic style by Calvert Vaux and opened in 1898, the National Arts Club supports American artists and has several galleries open to the public. Its members have included many famous painters, sculptors, musicians and writers, and the adjacent building houses studios. The building is a National Historic landmark and the art collection is intense, going beyond the hanging works to the actual workmanship in the glass and ceiling fixtures. The second floor bar is breathtaking and offers an incredible view of the famous Gramercy Park.
  • George Washington Bridge

    Interstate 95 New York, NY 10033 United States - Phone: +1 800 2255 697(Toll Free)
    Opened in 1931 and looming 604 feet above the water, the George Washington Bridge is the only New York City bridge that crosses the Hudson River. Designed by Othmar H. Ammann, it connects Manhattan at 178th Street to Fort Lee, New Jersey. Different from the Brooklyn Bridge, the towers are made of exposed steel, giving it an almost futuristic look that is positively spectacular once the sun has set. Operating on two levels, with millions of commuters passing over it daily, it is one of the busiest bridges in the world.
  • Citigroup Center

    153 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 559 9124
    Erected in 1978 by the architects Hugh Stubbins & Associates with the help of Emery Roth & Sons, this 910-foot high modern skyscraper is a vision of glass and aluminum with long sleek "legs." Four large "stilts" hold the tower, and the top has an angled roof originally built as a solar panel. Thought of as one of the most successful urban complexes in New York history, the infrastructure includes an 80-foot atrium as well as shops and restaurants. The subway station that stops in the Citicorp Center is one of the busiest in the system.
  • Queens Wildlife Conservation Center

    53-51 111th Street New York, NY 11368 United States - Phone: +1 718 271 1500

    A zoo dedicated to American wildlife, this park includes an impressive collection of almost 70 species from North and South America. The zoo is divided into two sections, the "wild" and the "domestic." The domestic area features animals which children are allowed to touch and interact with, like goats, ducks, sheep, rabbits, and more. A great day out for the kids, and fun for grownups too.

     

  • On Location Tours, Inc.

    10 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 209 3370

    Whether you live in the Big Apple or are just visiting for business or pleasure, these are the tours to take! See the actual locales where hit HBO series The Sopranos and Sex and the City were shot, as well as the popular CW show Gossip Girl. Also offered is the "New York TV & Movie Sites Tour" which covers 80 locations belonging to your favorite television shows (including Friends, Law & Order, Will & Grace, Seinfeld and The Cosby Show). Movie locations seen on the tour include Spider-man, When Harry Met Sally, Enchanted, Men in Black and the greatest adventure comedy of all time, Ghostbusters. All tours take place on luxury buses and last approximately 3.5 hours. For those who prefer to see the sights on foot, the "Central Park Movie Sites Tour" offers a two-hour guided tour to locations in and around the park where your favorite movies have been filmed. Breakfast at Tiffany's, pre-train-wreck Mel Gibson's Ransom, Home Alone II, Love StorySerendipity are just some of the 40 locations.

  • Times Square Visitors Center

    1560 Broadway New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 768 1560
    Times Square Visitors Center is a large facility in the heart of Times Square, that provides all the information visitors need to get around the city. In addition to the dizzying array of free brochures and maps, visitors may book guided tours, purchase theater and concert tickets, find information on local events and shop for NYC souvenirs. Airport transportation can also be booked here.
  • Harlem Spirituals

    690 8th Avenue New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 391 0900
    Harlem Spirituals, the tour company offers a wide variety of bus and walking tours that focus on African-American culture in New York. Tours can take visitors to soul food restaurants, Sunday services, the Apollo Theater and many other historic sites. Tours not only cover Harlem, but the rest of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx as well. Tours are primarily in English, French and Italian (other languages are also available with advance notice). Prices and times vary depending on the tour. Call or visit the website for more information.
  • Gray Line New York Sightseeing

    777 8th Avenue New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 445 0848
    Gray Line New York Sightseeing offers the signature hop-on, hop-off bus tours throughout New York City. With a fleet of new double decker buses, visitors can enjoy the All Loops Tour, which includes The Uptown Loop, The Downtown Loop, The Night Tour, Brooklyn Loop accessible for 48 hours, Manhattan Comprehensive, The Classic New York and an insider's tour called the NYC Showbiz Insiders Tour. Other services such as group and private motor coach charters, multilingual-guided tours, and day trips to Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Coney Island and Philadelphia make it both convenient and enjoyable for the New York tourist.
  • 92nd Street Y Tours

    1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128 United States - Phone: +1 212 415 5500
    One of New York's City leading cultural centers, the 92nd Street Y sponsors a number of literary, historical and cultural walking tours of interest to everyone from native New Yorkers to tourists. Recent tours have included New York's Economic Growth; Guess Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb; Soaring Heights: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine; The Algonquin Round Table: Tea, Tales and Tour; the Fulton Fish Market, and many more. Prices and meeting places vary, so check the Web site or call for more information.
  • American Standard Building

    40 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1222 (Tourist Information)
    Built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company, this building was the first major design in New York by Rockefeller Center architect, Raymond Hood. Its stepped-back pyramidal roof was one of the first of its kind, and the stark black brickwork helps it stand out as a familiar landmark of the New York skyline. At 21 stories, the tower is topped by gold terra-cotta trim. When originally lit in honor of the heating company, the stories were supposed to resemble fired coals.
  • General Theological Seminary

    175 Ninth Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 5150
    Founded in 1817, this is the oldest Seminary of the Episcopal Church. An oasis in a hurried city, men and women from around the world come here to seek solace and study for the ministry. The site features a series of buildings surrounding a gorgeous garden that is a delight to visit during spring and summer. It is also the home of the St. Marks Library, the largest Episcopal seminary library in the United States. When the clock strikes, the seminary's set of 15 Durfee tubular tower chimes are heard throughout Chelsea. Services are held daily in the chapel and open to the public.
  • B Bar & Grill

    40 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 475 2220
    Formerly known as the Bowery Bar, this was a good spot to indulge in some minor celebrity spotting. And even though the famous few have flown elsewhere, it remains a fashionable location for many city dwellers thanks to its characteristic interiors and a very friendly atmosphere.  There is a private garden where one can lounge around and sip chilled alcoholic beverages lazily. There is some good food here, including pizza, seafood and 'New American' cuisine. On certain week nights, the DJs take over, spinning a variety of numbers including hip-hop, funk or drum and bass.
  • Mandarin Court

    61 Mott Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 608 3838
    Dim Sum, dumplings and small appetizers are the specialties at this small, reasonably priced authentic Chinese restaurant. People from all over the city have been flocking here for years, leading to long waits on the weekend. Meals during the week are usually more relaxed. The emphasis is on the food rather than the decor or the service, so do not expect to be pampered.
  • Raoul's

    180 Prince Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 966 3518

    Raoul's may inspire curiosity when you walk past and see that it's packed no matter the hour. You'll find a bohemian crowd packed into this bar, and maybe a celebrity if you're lucky. The menu includes steak, such as the Steak Au Poivre, among other options. This French eatery has a lot to offer, so stop by for dinner and a drink. 

  • Stage Deli

    834 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 245 7850
    Thanks to its reputation for serving huge, high quality sandwiches, tourists and locals flock here in droves. While there are better Jewish delis in New York City, the Stage has become a landmark that illustrates just how good quality deli food can be. Pastrami, corned beef, turkey and tongue sandwiches are specialties. While the sandwiches seem expensive, they are large enough to fill up most people for both lunch and dinner.
  • Famous Joe's Pizza

    7 Carmine Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 366 1182 / +1 212 255 3946
    This pizza place features no atmosphere, no service and no seating. But if you are on the run and need a good slice, Joe's is the place to go. The pizza is available plain or with toppings. If you have a little more time, their other location is just down the street, with plenty of seats available. The pizza is just as good, and the atmosphere is definitely better.
  • Jules Bistro

    65 Saint Marks Place New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 477 5560
    Offering authentic bistro food at reasonable prices, this neighborhood standby exudes relaxed French charm. The young and hip clientele ensures that the atmosphere at Jules Bistro stays lively. Dishes such as Steak Frites are both tasty and filling. It is well worth a visit if you are yearning for a Parisian experience, or are just tired from walking around St. Mark's Place and shopping for items like records and cheap jewelry. Their brunch is noteworthy. Live jazz music every night just adds to the allure of this place. Call for hours.
  • New York Noodle Town

    28 Bowery New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 349 0923

    New York Noodle Town is a bustling restaurant in Chinatown, serving salt-baked soft-shell crabs and other delectable Chinese dishes. You'll find that they're not too picky about presentation, placing the most emphasis on the taste of the food. You won't find any fancy decor here, but the food and value more than makes up for this. For those with late-night cravings, New York Noodle Town is open late to keep you happy. Make sure to bring cash, since they don't take credit cards. 

  • Balthazar Restaurant

    80 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 965 1414(Reservations)

    Balthazar is a recreation of a typical French brasserie: bold, loud and exciting. The space is dominated by red leather banquettes with retro mirrors, giving it a spacious look. The restaurant is a venture by Keith McNally, who also owns Pastis in the Meatpacking District. It offers, breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus as well as special inventories for desserts, wines and after hours. You will find items such as Grilled Lamb T-Bones, duck confit and crisp Berkshire pork belly. The Sunday Brunch is particularly popular. For groups exceeding 12, special prix fixe menus are available. Call ahead for reservations or for booking the venue for a private event.

  • One if by Land, Two if by Sea

    17 Barrow Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 255 8649
    One if by Land, Two if by Sea embodies romance, featuring piano music, flowers, fireplaces, balcony seating and dim lighting. It is a favorite spot for marriage proposals, although predominantly popular with the over-50 crowd. The signature dish is Beef Wellington, featuring filet mignon wrapped in sumptuous pastry dough. The French desserts are also worth inspecting. Despite the high price tag, this romantic location is ideal for any important occasion or special date. Be advised, the dress code is formal.
  • Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca

    110 Waverly Place New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 777 0303
    Celebrity Chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich have come together to create the ultimate Italian dining experience in New York City. A giant stairway dominates the main dining room, set off by pale wood paneling and an abundance of fresh flowers. The Italian fare contains reinvented classics and sets new trends in Italian cooking using fresh game, flavorful olive oils, seasonal produce and rich Italian cheeses. These big and bold flavors make for a great fine dining experience.
  • Cafe Habana

    17 Prince Street at Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 625 2001
    From breakfast to late dinner, you can slide into one of the blue leather booths here and enjoy cheap Cuban cuisine. Meals have excellent value with large portions of good hearty food. Try the Sandwich Cubano and other pressed sandwiches for a truly satisfying lunch. The cafe Habana is particularly famous as an eco-eatery for its ecologically-sound design and use of bio-degradable dinnerware. Its other locations in Malibu and Brooklyn must also be visited.
  • Grimaldi's Pizzeria

    1 Front Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States - Phone: +1 718 858 4300
    Located near the waterfront in Brooklyn, the now legendary Grimaldi's offers excellent pizzas. Cooked in a brick oven, the crusts emerge crispy and pleasantly charred. The toppings always consist of only the freshest ingredients, including their delectable sausage, vegetables and mozzarella cheese. No reservations are taken, so be prepared to wait outside along with hordes of faithful customers, who consider this to be the best pizza in New York City.
  • Puglia Ristorante

    189 Hester Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 966 6006
    Live music, long tables, pitchers of beer and wine, these things surely add up to great, rowdy fun, which is exactly what you can expect to have at Puglia. It is also reasonably priced, and the standard Southern Italian food is better than most of the tourist traps lining Mulberry Street in Little Italy. Try such standby dishes as Veal Parmigiana and Linguine with Clam sauce.
  • Angelica Kitchen

    300 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 228 2909
    This organic restaurant serves a wonderful feast without preservatives or sugar. It also offers no meat, eggs or dairy products, which suits its downtown clientele just fine. Tasty dishes are offered at great prices, served at comfortable tables in a homely atmosphere. If you can have only one dish, go for the massive Dragon Bowl; it is a tasty mix of tofu, rice, seaweed and vegetables. Even the Tofu Cheesecake is tasty.
  • Fanelli's Cafe

    94 Prince Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 9412
    This is a simple, down-to-earth old-style bar that serves decent food amidst all the trendiness in Soho. There has been a bar in this space since 1847, and Fanelli's manages to exude the kind of unpretentious confidence that a place only garners with age. The food includes pub staples such as burgers, chili and fries. Sometimes it can be difficult to grab a seat, whether you are at the bar or wish to sit down, however the ambiance of Old New York is worth the wait.
  • Club Macanudo

    26 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10021 United States - Phone: +1 212 752 8200
    If cigars, cigar boxes, single-malt scotches and cognacs are up your alley, then Club Macanudo is definitely for you. You can also be happy knowing that you are surrounded by like-minded people. In fact, there is quite a trendy crowd at this Upper East Side spot. Should you desire a drink, the golden lounge is resplendent with fine alcohol. There is even a great ventilation system, to ensure that you only have to smell your own cigar.
  • P.J. Clarke's

    915 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 317 1616
    This bar has been in existence for over 120 years now, so it is very apparent that it survived such minor irritations as Prohibition! For most of its lifetime, P.J.'s has served delicious sandwiches and burgers, along with delicious steaks make up the menu. The meals go great with the large selection of whiskeys and beers available here. The kitchen is open late, meaning you can come in and grab a bite to eat at this bar at nearly any hour.
  • The Empire Diner

    210 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 596 7523
    After a brief hiatus, this iconic New York diner was reopened and revived under celebrity chef Amanda Freitag in January 2014. Open for dinner, everyday, from 5:30p onwards, the restaurant offers popular picks and quintessential comfort foods like matzo ball soup, cheesecakes and much more. The menu comprises of diner food-made-chic, thanks to Freitag's culinary flair. Try the Buffalo Skate Wings or go for the Empire Burger, there is nothing here that will leave you disappointed, except, perhaps the prices which are on the higher side, but are completely worth it.
  • Barbetta

    321 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 246 9171
    This elegant restaurant, opened in 1906, and makes a perfect place for that special occasion with a loved one. It is romantic, luxurious and spacious, and serves superb Italian cuisine. A garden is open in summer, providing a beautiful spot for alfresco dining. A huge wine list offers plenty of choices, mostly Italian, to complement your meal. Dinner may be costly, but it is worth an unforgettable night out.
  • Becco

    355 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 397 7597
    Inspired by his travels across Italy, Joe Bastianich opened Becco with his mom Linda to much fanfare. The word Becco comes from the verb "beccare," meaning "to nibble." A great addition to Broadway's dining alternatives, the lovely restaurant is a popular pitstop for theater-goers. Sample their delectable prix-fixe pasta menu and chef William Gallagher's redefinition of Italian flavors with an impressive wine list and seasonal cocktails.
  • Maya

    1191 First Avenue New York, NY 10021 United States - Phone: +1 212 585 1818
    Chef Richard Sandoval has what is clearly a deep love and understanding of Mexican cuisine and makes it his own with modern, innovative touches at this Midtown restaurant. Dishes such as roast pork loin in pumpkinseed sauce and sautéed red snapper take Mexican cuisine to a whole new level. For those in search of a more authentic South-of-the-border experience, there is a huge selection of tequila available.
  • John's Pizzeria Of Bleecker Street

    278 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 1680
    John's Of Bleecker Street will surely satisfy your craving for tasty Italian cuisine. Their menu offers superb brick oven pizzas with ultra-fresh topping, calzones, and various pasta entrées. It has a loyal following, which seems to increase daily. Reservations are not accepted. Cash only. As a result of its popularity, other locations have been opened nearby like John's Pizzeria on the 260 West 44th Street and John's Pizzeria Eastside on the 401 East 64th Street.
  • Frankie & Johnnie's

    269 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 997 9494
    This classic steakhouse first opened in 1926. Working quietly against prohibition, it supplied the illicit cravings of numerous alcohol lovers of the time. While that era of American history is long gone, Frankie and Johnnie's does not appear to have changed very much since then. Big steaks, chicken and fish are what it does best, particularly the T-bone Steak. Why go here when there are so many other top quality steakhouses in the city? Because it has character, charm and more meat than you can possibly hope to eat in one sitting.
  • Old Homestead Steak House

    56 9th Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 242 9040
    With a name like the Old Homestead, you are almost certain that this restaurant praises the bovine from top to bottom. The Old Homestead Steak House first opened in 1868 and it remains a straightforward, old-fashioned steakhouse without sacrificing any of the modern amenities. In this sense, thankfully, it is no longer that difficult to get Kobe beef from Japan, which probably wasn't on the menu in 1868. Most of the dishes are priced in the higher range, but are well worth your money.
  • Tribeca Grill

    375 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 941 3900
    Although this restaurant can count Robert De Niro among its owners, you are unlikely to be seated at a table next to him. Still, celebrities are often spotted here (if you care), and there is some very good food to draw you in. Seafood is excellent, not to mention the steak and chicken dishes. How does salmon and tuna tartare with crème frâiche and osetra caviar sound? The restaurant has a casual, relaxed feel with banquettes located throughout the dining room.
  • HanGawi

    12 East 32nd Street New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 213 0077
    Make sure you wear your best socks when you come to this Korean restaurant, because all customers must leave their shoes at the door. But as long as you are prepared, the experience of dining at Hangawi will be ethereal. Sitting on a cushion at a low table, you can fully appreciate the uncluttered elegance of the quiet dining space. The unusual and sophisticated cuisine is full of interesting tastes. Roots, tofu and even flowers appear amongst the delightful vegetarian fare; soups are particularly spectacular. Complement these vegetarian dishes with a selection from their sake or plum wine list.
  • Jackson Diner

    3747 74th Street New York , NY 11372 United States - Phone: +1 718 672 1232
    Jackson Diner is a diner in name only. It actually is a wonderful Indian restaurant that features excellent food at ridiculously low prices. The kitchen mostly focuses on delicacies from Northern India and the Punjab region. The extensive menu includes tikkas, masalas, tandooris and vindaloos. There are also plenty of vegetarian dishes, so there is definitely something for anyone who likes Indian cuisine. There is another location located in the West Village right near NYU on University Place and 11th.
  • Chin Chin

    216 East 49th Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 888 4555
    James and Wally Chin have created a Chinese restaurant that exudes style and sophistication. There are two dining rooms - one is a white, minimalist space, the other decorated with portraits of ancestral Chins. Both the wine list and service are not normally strong points of Chinese restaurants in New York, but on both counts Chin Chin impresses. The food-including pork, duck and seafood is quite exceptional, but at a price. A meal with wine is likely to be a little too expensive but if you can swing it, it is definitely worth the money.
  • Golden Unicorn Restaurant

    18 East Broadway New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 941 0911 / +1 212 941 0912
    This longtime Chinatown restaurant is tremendously popular due to its reputation for excellent steamed dimsum. Despite being on two floors, it is constantly packed, especially on weekends and a long wait for a table is not unusual. However, patience will be rewarded. For the more adventurous, there are seafood dishes such as braised shark fin soup and for everyone else, the dim sum will do just fine.
  • Joe's Shanghai Restaurant

    9 Pell Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 233 8888

    Taste amazing pork and crab soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai in Chinatown. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere, and you'll see diners wearing a satisfied expression in the dining room. Although prices are a little above the average for the neighborhood it's worth it once you get a taste of the dim sum served here. Only cash is accepted at the restaurant, so make sure to plan for that.  

  • Jean Georges

    1 Central Park West New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 299 3900
    Jean-Georges Vongerichten's impeccable French Contemporary restaurant, located on the southwest corner of Central Park in the Trump International Hotel, offers modern French food with Pan-Asian and other modern influences. The gleaming, modern space complements phenomenal dishes like herb-crusted rack of lamb and crispy sauteed frog legs. Black-clad waiters provide unsurpassed service. Another option is Nougatine, the slightly less formal and less expensive front room.
  • Peter Luger Steakhouse

    178 Broadway New York, NY 11211 United States - Phone: +1 718 387 7400

    Peter Luger is one of the best steakhouses in not just Brooklyn, but of all New York. Patrons can most assuredly expect to be served with top quality meats. The steaks, which are juicy and cooked to perfection, promise to give good value for your money. Moreover, the overall experience is made all the more memorable with amiable and friendly service. Do not forget to check out their daily specials.

     

  • Pearl Oyster Bar

    18 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 691 8211
    Pearl Oyster Bar delivers some of New York City's finest seafood. Perfectly nestled in Greenwich Village, Pearl is close to the subway and in the center of the downtown action. The decor is simple and the room is tiny, but the food definitely makes up for these flaws. Sample some raw oysters at the raw bar, or try the lobster roll served in a hot dog bun. Former partner Mary Redding recently left to open the equally popular Mary's Fish Camp on West 4th Street.
  • Blue Water Grill

    31 Union Square West New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 675 9500

    Whether you eat at the year-round sidewalk café (complete with heaters in the winter), the spacious and stylish main dining room or the smoky downstairs jazz room, the seafood is always lovingly prepared and served by an attentive, well-trained staff. The raw bar at the Blue Water Grill serves oysters from all over, especially the Northeast. The massive seafood platter is a great bargain. Fish entrées are exceedingly fresh and the pastas are also a treat. Live entertainment in the evening is hugely popular. Visit website for more information.

  • Lombardi's

    32 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 941 7994
    Magnificent New York brick-oven pizza with fresh toppings makes this cramped, noisy pizza parlor with an overworked staff worth going to. Weather permitting, dining in the backyard garden improves the experience significantly. Some even claim Lombardi's serves the best pizza in the five boroughs. Try it yourself and join one of the oldest debates in New York City. The pizza heaped with fresh chopped clams is certainly a slice to remember. Reservations are not accepted.
  • Kelley & Ping

    127 Greene Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 228 1212 / +1 212 979 7866
    This Soho hot spot is stylishly decorated like a Bangkok general store. Have a Thai beer at the lively bar before sampling the exotic, surprisingly legitimate Thai food available at fair prices. Classics like Pad Thai and satay are favorites. The open, aromatic kitchen adds to the spicy ambiance, and the staff is friendly, attractive and very attentive. It can get overcrowded, but the noodle soups are a good bargain if you want a quick bite.
  • N 33 Crosby

    33 Crosby Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 219 8856
    Snack on tapas and sample the first rate sherries at N 33 Crosby a small, shadowy downtown hangout. During the week, the crowd is a local mix of artists and their ilk. On Fridays and Saturdays, it is a packed pick-up scene. The food is delicious but drinks such as their tasty mojitos are a treat.
  • White Horse Tavern

    567 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 9260
    This old-fashioned West Village pub dates back to 1880, and it is famous for being the location where the great poet Dylan Thomas drank himself to death. Shy poetry enthusiasts might be disturbed by the rowdy after-office bar scene and the greasy food that only a drunk could love. Nevertheless, the place is oozing with history and character. In good weather, there is additional seating outside in front of the bar.
  • Trinity Pub

    229 East 84th Street New York, NY 10028 United States - Phone: +1 212 327 4450
    Trinity is a homey Upper East Side Irish pub that offers live traditional Irish music on Sundays. On other nights, you might hear innocuous disco or top-40 music from the stereo. In any case, the understated crowd of young locals mixes amiably while sipping pints of Guinness or strong cider, and the bartenders are quick, gracious and competent. And if it gets crowded, there are numerous other Irish bars in the area that offer basically the same services.
  • Blue Ribbon Sushi

    119 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 343 0404
    Like the original Blue Ribbon, Blue Ribbon Sushi is a small and sleek restaurant that serves some of the freshest fish in town. Here it takes the form of spicy, luscious sushi that looks as beautiful as it tastes. For a real treat, wash it down with one of their special sakes. The restaurant does not take reservations for small groups, so be prepared for a wait at peak hours. The owners also run the nearby Blue Ribbon Bakery and Blue Ribbon Manhattan.
  • Duke's New York

    99 East 19th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 260 2922
    Looking through the neon beer signs in the window, one could assume that Duke's is merely a jovial, local guy's bar; however, it is much more than that. In the back of the restaurant, a Southern dining room serves up comfort food like Chicken Fried Steak and Jambalaya. Duke's is also far less pretentious than most Gramercy area restaurants. So sit back and relax, and keep the food and beer coming.
  • Tracy J's Watering Hole

    106 East 19th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 674 5783
    The sign outside this large, darkish Gramercy neighborhood bar proudly announces Tracy J's is owned by "Art Heyman-Former New York Knicks Duke University All American College Player of the Year," and the clientele of middle-aged sports fan seems to appreciate this fact. Tracy J's serves Cajun (Louisiana style) inspired entrees like Skirt Steak and Shrimp Creole-Cajun. People really come here to drink though, so do not expect too much from the food.
  • Pravda

    281 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 4944
    This underground Russian vodka and caviar bar serves excellent cocktails and martinis, alongside delicious Russian-inspired food. Tucked away on the edge of SoHo, the cavernous space boasts lamps designed to bear a resemblance to Russian streetlights, adding to the Moscow panache. Pravda has an incredible list of more than 70 different vodkas, including ten house-infused flavored selections. They also offer a full menu of Russian specialties like beef stroganoff, blini with caviar or smoked fish, and chicken kiev. Go here for an intimate dinner, a late-night martini, or for a relaxing gathering with friends.
  • Hard Rock Cafe

    1501 Broadway New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 343 3355

    On a block where many imitators have come and gone, this old theme-chain standby still draws busloads of teenagers and Midwestern tourists. There are good reasons for its staying power-the only slightly over-priced American food is better than what is served by its competition, the line moves quickly and the rock and roll memorabilia is still downright fun. They added a veggie burger a few years ago that is actually worth trying.

  • Planet Hollywood Restaurant & Bar

    1540 Broadway New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 333 7827
    Planet Hollywood is widely known to be a major tourist trap. Nevertheless, kids love every inch of the place, from the celebrity handprints outside to the promotional movie memorabilia, not to mention the greasy burgers and fries. The meal itself is not too expensive, and you will likely spend a lot more in the gift shop. But maybe if you go there first, the kids will not mind so much when you drag them to nearby Central Park.
  • Rice

    292 Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 5775
    At this gracious, Asian-inspired little restaurant in the increasingly hip neighborhood of Nolita, you can choose from several different kinds of rice (including jasmine, basmati and sticky) to go with your small but inexpensive chicken or vegetable dish. The agonizing rice choice makes for good conversation on a first date. They do not take reservations however, so be ready to wait. And while this is a sit-down restaurant, it actually feels more like a takeout spot.
  • Nobu New York

    105 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 219 0500 / +1 212 757 3063
    This high caliber Japanese restaurant features exquisite sushi, greaseless tempura, extraordinary specials, elegant décor and a large bill; most people would agree it is worth every penny. Owner Nobu Matsuhisa (who is a partner here and at Next Door Nobu, along with Drew Nieperont and Robert De Niro) features a mix of traditional Japanese food, with some French and even Peruvian touches. A piece of sashimi may be sprinkled with fresh chiles, and sauteed sea bass topped with seared foie gras. Try the chef's tasting menu for a real treat.
  • L' Express

    249 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 5858
    At L'Express, the diverse French menu and good food will satisfy you at all hours, but the real party does not begin until 4amthat is when the bars close, and those still on the go need a place to gather and re-energize. The décor is charming, although the place can get overly noisy. There are salads, burgers and basic dishes like lamb with potatoes and Steak Frites. The French fries are fabulous.
  • Next Door Nobu

    105 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 334 4445
    If you were unable to land a reservation at Nobu, this more casual location (next door) may be the answer to your prayers. The stellar quality of the fish remains unchanged, as do the spectacular and imaginative specials. If you are lucky, they will be serving the seaweed wrapped cod sautéed with a spicy-sweet sauce. Beware: while prices are a bit more inviting at Next Door Nobu, it is still ridiculously easy to blow your paycheck in a couple of hours. Reservations are not accepted for less than five people.
  • Les Halles

    411 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 679 4111
    The filled butcher's case in the doorway proudly illustrates what draws people to this Murray Hill restaurant-lots of meat. Inside Les Halles, sophisticated patrons (including many Europeans) are served top-notch steak, poultry and seafood by an attentive wait staff. Although the typical art deco bistro decor is pleasant, quarters are cramped and the noise level can be insufferable. Hanger steak is a specialty, and their crème brulee is to die for. The kitchen is run by Anthony Bourdain, who has made a name for himself by writing the bestseller Kitchen Confidential.
  • Prohibition

    503 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10024 United States - Phone: +1 212 579 3100
    One of the few live jazz venues on the Upper West side, Prohibition tends to attract a twenty-to thirty-something crowd of suburbanites and couples. It is a large, sophisticated space (for the neighborhood) that contains multiple bars, lounging areas and a pool table. The bars are well stocked, and it is a premium cocktail kind of place. Altogether, Prohibition is a very classy alternative to the multiple college bars located nearby.
  • L'Ecole

    462 Broadway New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 219 3300
    A casual, fine French restaurant run by the students of the French Culinary Institute, L'Ecole serves a four (sometimes five) course prix fixe feast that is often as good as the city's most expensive meals. Even better, the other perks of this restaurant include seating for a large crowd, and the staff is earnest and passionate. The menu changes constantly, so it is always worth returning. The school is headed by retired celebrity chefs Andre Soltner and Jacques Pepin, among others.
  • Tom's Restaurant

    2880 Broadway New York, NY 10025 United States - Phone: +1 212 864 6137
    This popular tourist attraction is a bit more famous than your standard diner. The coffee is hot and the food is delicious, but that's to be expected. What sets Tom's Restaurant apart is its pop culture history. This diner, running since the 1940s, served as the model for the diner on Seinfeld, where the gang spent every day discussing shrinkage, puffy shirts and, you know, "yada yada yada."
  • Yuka

    1557 Second Avenue New York, NY 10028 United States - Phone: +1 212 772 9675
    A casual, neighborhood sushi place, Yuka offers a popular "all you can eat" special. Origami birds hang from the ceiling, embellishing an otherwise generic space. The friendly service is sometimes efficient, and at other times it is a little slow. The restaurant offers the usual assortment of New York City sushi, including such items as Alaska Maki (fresh salmon with avocado, smelt roe and cucumber) and California roll (with crab meat and avocado).
  • Birdland

    315 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 581 3080
    A popular jazz club, Birdland is dedicated to Charlie Parker, a famed jazz musician nicknamed Bird. Located on West 44th Street, this place is all about soulful jazz music. Well spread with simple decor, the food here is typically spicy Southern cooking. The sirloin steak with gravy and the pork medallions with collared greens are worth trying. Musical greats like John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and, of course, Charlie Parker have all performed here. All in all, Birdland is a great place for jazz music. Glance through their website to see who's playing when.
  • Carnegie Deli

    854 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 757 2245
    For more than 60 years, Carnegie Deli has successfully served gargantuan sandwiches to countless residents and tourists looking for an authentic taste of Jewish culture in New York. With the wholesome sandwiches at great prices, you surely wont go away hungry. The subway-style seating may seem strange to some customers, but just go with it; you wont regret it. Don't skip the Dancin' Desserts section, they have some star crowd pullers in there. Try the pastrami and egg sandwich along with a piping hot coffee and seal the deal with the gingerbread cheesecake; you will soon be making plans to visit again.
  • Brandy's Piano Bar

    235 East 84th Street New York, NY 10028 United States - Phone: +1 212 744 4949
    Many of the regulars at this charming little neighborhood cabaret are mature, suavely dressed gay men who appreciate excellent musical performers. Those singers and piano players also draw in local straight men and women to share a song. Every night the music scene at Brandy's Piano Bar is different and exciting. There is also a happy hour earlier on in the evening and drinks are very affordable, especially considering that the live entertainment comes at no extra charge.
  • Grand Oyster Bar & Restaurant

    89 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 490 6650
    Grand Central Terminal is one of New York's crown jewels, and the Oyster Bar, located in the basement, is certainly one of the high points of Grand Central. Cavernous and loud, this is where New Yorkers come to feast on fresh oysters, clams and other seafood, as well as drink white wine or beer. The restaurant also serves other fish dishes and has a great dessert selection.
  • The Odeon

    145 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 233 0507
    This downtown restaurant serves French brasserie style food in an upscale cafeteria setting. The Odeon was the center of all that was cool in New York City during the high-rolling 1980s. Although its glory days are long gone, it remains a stylish bar and restaurant patronized by the now aging, upscale hipsters who live in and around its Tribeca neighborhood. Unfortunately, the staff remains just as pretentious as ever.
  • Republic

    37 Union Square West New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 627 7172
    Stylish but inexpensive, this noodle house is always crowded with young, professional downtown dwellers whose salaries have yet to catch up with their aesthetics. The minimalist, loft-style interior is as sleek and pleasing as any of the area's more expensive restaurants. The diverse menu of Pan-Asian noodle dishes like Pad Thai and Shrimp and vegetable soup offers something for everyone at a reasonable cost. The place can get crowded, but service is reasonably fast.
  • Lucky Cheng's

    24 First Avenue New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 995 5500
    Lucky Cheng's is the coolest spot in New York, hands down. It is a flamboyant fusion food restaurant with equally flamboyant waitresses (all of whom happen to be men dressed in drag!). The food is okay, the drag shows are hilarious, but the service is good. Overall though, it is a great place to bring someone looking for the seedier side of the city. The menu includes such dishes as spicy duck and straw noodles.
  • Heartland Brewery

    35 Union Square West New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 645 3400
    This casual microbrewery is a fairly typical, smoky after work gathering place filled with young men and women in suits. But what makes Heartland stand out is its homemade micro brews, which are very good and served up by knowledgeable, friendly bartenders. A rotating list of beers is offered to reflect the season. The food is not bad, especially if you are hungry. Tables have been laid on two floors with outside seating available in season.
  • Art Bar

    52 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 727 0244
    A bit of East Village style can be found farther west at this modish, often stiflingly crowded bar. Art Bar is a low-lit, bluish hued lounge scene with plenty of attitude, plus a jukebox and fireplace in back. The bar is filled with regulars in black clothing and they cannot seem to get enough of this place. And while these arty types mix with a professional crowd after work, later at night they have the place all to themselves.
  • Uncle Moe's Burrito & Taco Shop

    14 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 727 9400
    Fresh, delicious tacos and burritos are served up at an efficient, friendly counter in this Mexican fast food favorite.There are plenty of vegetarian and non-dairy options, and fat free yogurt can be substituted for sour cream.They also serve tasty rotisserie chicken. The line is long at lunchtime,but it moves quickly. Cash only.
  • Dojo West

    14 West 4th Street New York, NY 10012-1104 United States - Phone: +1 212 505 8934
    Prospective students of New York University who are looking for a true taste of campus culture should skip the dorms and libraries and visit Dojo West instead. It is unlikely that anyone will graduate from the school without eating at this ridiculously cheap, funky Asian-influenced restaurant. It serves plenty of vegetarian fare, and the conversation is always intense. Nearby, its sister restaurant Dojo East caters to a similar clientele. The eatery accepts only cash.
  • The Water Club

    East River at 30th Street New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 683 3333
    One of New York City's true gems, The Water Club is a perfect spot for special occasions. Located on a renovated barge on the East River, this posh New American serves top-notch cuisine in a spectacularly elegant setting. The seafood is the best option, with such highlights as lobster (priced daily) and seared tuna steak. If you do not feel like eating, the bar provides the same wonderful ambiance and good drinks.
  • Tavern on the Green

    67th Street & Central Park West New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 877 8684

    Magical, resplendent and enchanting, all these words describe dining in Tavern on the Green's glittering Crystal Room, which looks out onto the glorious Central Park. On a spring day, eating in the flower-filled garden is equally divine. Shrimp cocktail, lobster tail, pork chops and chicken potpie are some of the menu's standbys. The restaurant may attract a lot of tourists, but many New Yorkers also come here to enjoy the wonderful view of the park with their meals. Albeit on the pricier side, everything about this place is worth the money spent.

  • Candle Bar

    309 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 874 9155
    Despite a healthy gay population on the Upper West Side, there are surprisingly few locations in the area catering to gay men. Candle Bar is one of the rare ones, a cozy spot dominated by a crowd of local, older guys. It offers pool, a generous happy hour from Monday to Friday, and daily drink specials. Service is friendly and professional. In other words, it fits right into the neighborhood. Only cash accepted.
  • King's Carriage House

    251 East 82nd Street New York, NY 10028 United States - Phone: +1 212 734 5490
    Nestled in an elegant, charming townhouse, the King's Carriage House has three small dining areas, which feels like a room in someone's home. The décor resembles an Irish country manor, and the Continental menu fits the scene perfectly. The service is top-notch, as are the rotating dinner specials like rack of lamb and filet of beef. It might not be the trendiest place in the area, but the clientele seems to like it that way.
  • Dawat

    210 East 58th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 355 7555
    Many believe that there is a lack of good Indian food compared to many other cuisines in New York City, particularly when it comes to upscale restaurants. Dawat helps make up for that deficiency. The elegant, spacious interior is inviting, and painted masks on the walls add a sense of the exotic. The excellent food will win over even those who claim to dislike Indian cuisine. There is tandoori and other typical Indian fare, as well as more exotic regional dishes.
  • China Grill

    60 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 333 7788
    Possessing a stunning interior, the China Grill also happens to serve excellent Asian food. However, these elements of the clubby restaurant are often overshadowed by its reputation as a power scene. Located in the lobby of the CBS building in Midtown, it is a gathering place for television executives who come here to wheel and deal with each other over lunch. It is also popular as an after-work spot. When a cell phone rings, watch the whole room jump.
  • The Cupping Room Cafe

    359 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 925 2898
    Enjoy an intimate, subdued atmosphere with friendly and unhurried service at this cozy Soho favorite cafe. Smooth jazz sets the mood as patrons chat and dine.The varied menu features a generous selection of vegetarian entrees, in addition to classics like rosemary chicken. During the popular Sunday brunch, the service turns somewhat frenzied and the noise level elevates, but it is still fun.
  • Cafe Con Leche

    424 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024 United States - Phone: +1 212 595 7000
    Cuban comfort food has arrived on the Upper West Side, to the delight of local residents at Cafe Con Leche. This bright, sociable spot serves simple fare like Seafood and Rice Soup and Arroz Con Pollo to a lively, eclectic crowd. The cafe is popular and not very big, so you will probably have to wait if you go at peak dining hours. The namesake Café Con Leche is delicious.
  • Home Restaurant

    20 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 9579
    The Home Restaurant is an utterly adorable restaurant in the middle of Greenwich Village that resembles a country cottage. Comfort food like steak, burgers and homemade ketchup will really make you feel at home. Served on mismatched china, other dishes include pork chops and roasted chicken. Do yourself a favor and save room for the chocolate pudding. The restaurant also tries to support local farms by acquiring the local produce.
  • Blockhead's Mexican Diner

    954 Second Avenue Front New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 750 2020
    A self-styled Mexican 'diner', this causal, candle-lit Tex-Mex restaurant serves generous portioned burritos, including many non-dairy options and wacky-flavored frozen margaritas. In good weather, try the inviting garden in the back. They have hefty portions of food served. The health-conscious can try out the low-cal and vegetarian options. With locations all over New York, Blockhead's is a famous place to be in.
  • World Yacht Cruises

    Pier 81 New York, NY 10004 United States - Phone: +1 212 630 8100
    Fantastic views await you on these city cruises along with some good food, live music and narrated tours around Manhattan. The windows on the yachts allow for unobstructed viewing, and there is ample climate control. Dinner cruises last about three hours, brunch cruises two hours. 
  • City Market Cafe

    178 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 206 8922
    Just steps away from the magnificent Flatiron Building, this café sits humbly waiting to serve. Catering mainly to locals on the run, the servers help you mix and match a perfect lunch or dinner combo to go. Fresh salads, tasty sandwich wraps and foccacia and pizza breads are enticingly displayed. During the hot summer, expect to find special offers such as a free lemonade or frozen yoghurt to complement your meal.
  • Once Upon a Tart

    135 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 387 8869
    This cheerful Soho café beckons to all pedestrians with the delicious aroma of baked breads and pastries. The simple décor includes exposed brick, black and white photographs and a copper plated ceiling, making it a peaceful place to enjoy coffee and pastries. Tarts of every size, shape and flavor are on display, including a wonderful currant and buttermilk tart. A selection of sandwiches and fresh salads are also available at reasonable prices. For approximately USD 6, you can enjoy a delicious sandwich on freshly baked bread. Delivery is available from 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday around Broadway and Houston to Franklin.
  • Coffee Shop

    29 Union Square West New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 7969
    Are you looking for a taste of downtown attitude without having to worry about being turned away by a bouncer? Then this Brazilian-American bar and restaurant is the place for you. The restaurant section always seems secondary to the bar area, with okay food served by models and waitresses in bad moods. It is not too expensive though, and it is a cool spot for a late-night or early morning breakfast. The separate bar area is sleek, loud and usually packed with young downtown professionals.
  • The River Cafe

    1 Water Street New York, NY 11201 United States - Phone: +1 718 522 5200

    Situated on a barge beside the Brooklyn Bridge, this superb, elegant restaurant is where old-money New Yorkers and people who want to impress their dates gather for special occasions. With a spectacular view of lower Manhattan right outside the window and beautiful flowers blanketing the room, it all culminates into an incredibly romantic setting. The service is excellent, and the creative American cuisine is always in the hands of the capable chefs in the kitchen. Jacket and tie are required for men at dinner.

  • Mr. Chow

    324 East 57th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 751 9030
    One of the finest, most elegant Chinese restaurants in the city, this well-appointed Midtown spot is perhaps best known as a fixture of the 1980s art scene. Andy Warhol and the rest of his crew were devoted patrons. Although those days are long gone, Mr. Chow still lives on because of the quality of the food and the great space and its reputation. Menu highlights include crunchy whole shrimp and filet mignon. The two-course prix fixe is reasonably priced and is a great choice for lunch; there is another location in Tribeca if you find yourself downtown, call for details or check website.
  • Baraonda

    1439 Second Avenue New York, NY 10021 United States - Phone: +1 212 288 8555
    This cozy little Italian place has two personalities. If you want to quietly savor inventive dishes like Lobster Spaghetti, go early or at lunch. But as the night wears on, this unassuming spot transforms into a scene complete with cell phone users and blaring dance music, which is not necessarily such a bad thing. In fact, it might be the best party on the Upper East Side on any given night.
  • Spring Street Natural Restaurant

    62 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 966 0290
    It is hard not to be fond of this spacious Soho mainstay, especially if you are into eating healthy food. The good, reasonably priced fare is a surprising treat in a neighborhood filled with overpriced, pretentious eateries. The high ceilings and ceiling fans give the place a relaxed air, and it is great for stopping off after a hot day of shopping. The menu includes such items as a char-grilled tempeh burger on a seven-grain roll, and a chicken breast salad.
  • Aquavit

    65 East 55th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 307 7311
    This attractive Scandinavian restaurant features a mid-century Scandinavian décor both in the café as well as in the dining room and lounge area. The ash wood ceiling, mellow lighting, wooden floors and sleek designs create a refined and modern ambiance. However, the spectacular food prepared by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is the real star. The three-course prix fixed dinner menu includes favorites like smoked salmon, Arctic char, and some vegetarian options. Service is extremely professional without being stuffy. Reservations are a must in the formal downstairs dining room, but there is also casual seating in the upstairs area. You can hire two rooms for corporate and private events with facilities like WiFI, a large screen and  projector.
  • Caffe Reggio

    119 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 475 9557
    If you have a craving for old world Italian charm and recipes, Caffe Reggio will satisfy your needs. After a visit to nearby Washington Square, stop in and enjoy an Italian soft drink; they come in all sorts of exotic flavors, including Tamarindo, Chinotto and Bitterno. Be sure to sample their sinful desserts; the Affogato is made with an assortment of flavored ice cream and espresso and topped with whipped cream. These sinful concoctions match the rich décor of thickly coated painted walls displaying icons and renaissance style paintings.
  • Cupcake Cafe

    545 9th Avenue New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 465 1530
    This well-known takeout bakery lives up to its stellar reputation. It is a cupcake and dessert heaven, set in a gritty neighborhood near the Lincoln Tunnel. The cakes are considered masterpieces of pastry art, beautifully decorated with sumptuous butter cream icing in the shape of blooming flowers. The café also serves daily lunch specials, and one of their cupcakes makes an excellent finale to a meal. Although it may seem a little out of the way, your taste buds will thank you.
  • C'est Bon Cafe

    11 East 55th Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 319 6680
    Located just around the corner from mod stores like Bergdoff Goodman, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier, this café serves up delicious hot and cold sandwiches in seconds. There are also a number of salads to choose from. A juice bar offers smoothies, a refreshing blended mix of fruit and ice. Affordable and filling meals are served here. And in this neighborhood, a bargain is hard to come by.
  • Bubby's Pie Company

    120 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 219 0666
    This Tribeca restaurant is for the most part a grazing spot for the cool, upscale loft-dwellers of the neighborhood. However, on weekends it really heats up for brunch, with lines sometimes snaking around the corner. Bubby's serves comfort food at breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as amazing desserts, and generous cocktails. In good weather, the outdoor cafe becomes the neighborhood patio. There is a pleasant bar in front, making it an option for nighttime as well. Although it's open for 24 hours a day, the restaurant closes for a few hours every Tuesdays.
  • China Fun

    1221 Second Avenue New York, NY 10065 United States - Phone: +1 212 752 0810 / +1 212 752 0819
    This newly renovated restaurant recently moved down the street a block to its current location. The vast menu features standard Chinese fare, including tasty noodle soups and dim sum all day long. A new sushi bar features a selection of raw fish. Entrees at China Fun are innovative and portions are generous. It is popular with groups and families, and the service is quick.
  • Le Pain Quotidien

    100 Grand Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 625 9009
    When you stop at this café, it is as if you entered a charming French bakery. The large, airy space features brightly painted walls and pillars. Three long wooden tables hold open jars of marmalade and other spreads. The staff is friendly and attentive. Desserts are excellent, as are the sandwiches; breakfast is also served. Cash only.
  • Patsy's Pizzeria (Murray Hill)

    509 Third Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 689 7500
    With brick walls adorned with black and white photos, and gourmet pizza, salads and pasta on the menu, this Patsy's location has become a comfortable Murray Hill favorite. Both the salads and pasta dishes come in individual and family portions, so it is a great place for small groups. Though it gets crowded at peak time, the long bar area is a fine spot to wait for a table.
  • Papillon Bistro & Bar

    22 East 54th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 754 9006
    Papillion Bar and Bistro is the latest in town, conveniently located this bar offers diners a gastronomic fantasy with fine cuisines and excellent decor with rustic elements. With two dining halls and a 70 ft bar this place is a diners paradise, a perfect way to enjoy a night out would be to dine here. The menu has excellent selections with most of it being French and European cuisines. They even have an impressive line up of alcohol here.

  • Churrascaria Plataforma

    316 West 49th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 245 0505
    Housed in a massive but simple space, the Brazilian Churrascaria Plataforma is a meat lover's paradise, with spectacular varieties carved up at your table by circling waiters. There is a huge salad bar, but most people come here primarily for the main courses. The real party begins when servers arrive with all sorts of skewered meat (beef, chicken, pork, lamb, goat), and patrons pick what they like. The desserts and sides are excellent as well, but nobody seems that interested in them either.
  • Good Enough To Eat

    483 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024 United States - Phone: +1 212 496 0163
    For those New Yorkers who yearn for a taste of Vermont without leaving the city, Good Enough To Eat satisfies with down home decor and simple comfort food. It is incredibly popular for brunch, with lines around the corner; however, the food is not really good enough to warrant such a long wait. The small space can also get crowded for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week.
  • Pellegrino's

    138 Mulberry Street-1 New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 3177
    This tourist destination in the heart of Little Italy epitomizes the festive fun that makes the area so popular. How can you go wrong with dishes like Linguine alla Sinatra (shrimp, clams, mussels, mushrooms and pine nuts in a red sauce), or Fettuccine Giovanni (asparagus, prosciutto and sweet peppers in a cheese sauce)? The outdoor tables are ideal for watching the passing crowds while you sample some coffee and dessert-try the cannoli. Take out and delivery are available for lunch.
  • Sotto Cinque

    322 East 86th Street New York, NY 10028 United States - Phone: +1 212 472 5563
    Sotto Cinque is a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant that serves decent, uncomplicated pasta dishes like ravioli marinara and capellini primavera. For those looking to splurge, pasta specialties such as linguini pescatore and rigatoni vodka with shrimp are the way to go. In good weather, there is a backyard garden. Service is fast and friendly.
  • Felix

    340 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 431 0021
    This restaurant has a very French vibe, and even though it is a New York brasserie it serves up good French food to a posh crowd of Europeans. It has been around for awhile now, despite taking up space on an upscale stretch of West Broadway. The Steak Frites is a wonderful choice. If you want to end your night in style, head down the street to the lobby bar of the ritzy SoHo Grand Hotel, where the margaritas are pricey but extremely zingy.
  • Pete's Tavern

    129 East 18th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 473 7676
    Open and virtually unchanged since 1864, this homey destination attracts tourists as well as its share of locals. With a long attractive bar, wooden booths and well-drawn pints of beer, it is a comfortable stalwart in an ever-changing world. The menu features the usual selection of pub fare, including burgers and steaks. However, this is much more than just a local bar, and its location near Gramercy Park ensures a mostly upscale crowd. After work, it can be difficult getting a table or a stool at the bar.
  • Michael Jordan's The Steak House

    23 Vanderbilt Avenue New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 655 2300
    'Michael Jordan's The Steak House' owned by superstar Michael Jordan (in partnership with some experienced New York restaurateurs) is a masculine, mahogany steakhouse located inside the newly renovated Grand Central Terminal. A popular spot for commuting businessmen, it serves heavy, well-prepared steak dishes, including a New York Strip and the porterhouse for two. Side dishes and appetizers such as Shrimp Cocktail are also above the norm. Alternatively, a drink at the bar overlooking the bustling commuter terminal is a great rush hour experience.
  • Caffe Napoli

    191 Hester Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 8705
    An institution in Little Italy for over 30 years, this casual restaurant offers its patrons food prepared in the Southern Italian tradition, served in a friendly, cozy atmosphere. Seafood is a specialty, so try one of their many offerings from this menu category. Reservations are accepted for parties of six or more only. Afterwards, be sure to visit one of the many pastry shops lining Mulberry Street, such as Sambuca's Cafe.
  • Rockefeller Center

    45 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020 United States - Phone: +1 212 332 6868 / +1 877 692 7625(Toll Free)
    A National Historic Landmark, Rockefeller Center stretches over a vast area covering a massive 22 acres (8.90 hectares). At the center, engage in a plethora of activities that includes shopping at designer houses, dining at lavish restaurants and bars, attending various concerts and art shows, and in winter trying your skating skills at the Lower Plaza that transforms into the famous ice-rink. Visitors can take a tour of Radio City Music Hall on 50th Street at Sixth Avenue and the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza houses NBC, which offers guided tours of its premises. The stunning cityscape from the Top Of The Rock observation deck steals most of the visiting crowd, but come December the spectacularly lit Christmas tree is where the magic lies.
  • Times Square

    7th Avenue 46th & 47th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 768 1560 / +1 212 452 5283
    Named after the New York Times, which moved its office here in 1924, Times Square is a vibrant, neon-lit area in the heart of the Theater District. Over the years, this area has transformed with an increasing number of hotels, office towers and commercial businesses that have sprung up here. Mega stores and theme restaurants have also set up shop, famously including the Hard Rock Cafe, Walt Disney Studio and the M&M's World. Times Square remains the city's favorite venue for New Year's Eve, with a huge street party hosted every year highlighted by a glittering ball dropped from Times Tower. The Times Square Alliance which was founded in 1992, works for the betterment and promotion of this most popular New York city attraction.
  • Bloomingdale's

    59th Street & Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 705 2000
    Whatever you need, this upscale department store is sure to have it. And if you are not after anything in particular, there is still plenty to browse through. Downstairs, you will find the accessories department and the glitzy beauty counters. Upstairs, the floors include a large selection of women's fashion, as well as men's clothing, bedding, kitchenware and more. Those into brand names will be pleased to find the likes of Stella McCartney among others. While most merchandise is expensive, Bloomingdale's is also famous for its big sales.
  • Macy's Herald Square

    151 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 695 4400 / +1 212 494 3827
    Macy's at Herald Square is so large that it's easy to get lost in it. Almost covering an entire city block, this Macy's was the largest department store in the entire world until 2009. Fashion sections meld with jewelry, clothing, beauty, home decor, luggage and much more to lure shopaholics in. The gift card options available here are a great token of love for family and friends. And in case strolling around this huge outlet tires visitors, there is an in-house restaurant to refuel and get back to splurging.
  • Grand Central Terminal

    89 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 532 4900
    Built in 1913, Grand Central Terminal remains impressive even to New Yorkers, particularly for its massive main hall with cathedral-like vaulted ceilings. The building itself is beautiful with chic shops and a food court lending an air of urban charm; a not so easy feat for a railway station that is filled with half a million commuters each week. If hungry, head to the bar at Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. which overlooks the busy terminal, but if you crave shellfish, dine at the legendary Oyster Bar. Vanderbilt Hall within the station also forms the venue for numerous cultural events. Along with regular routes, the station services outlying suburbs via the Metro-North Commuter Railroad.
  • Bergdorf Goodman

    5th Avenue & 58th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 800 558 1855(Toll Free)
    Words like opulent, posh and elegant come to mind as you enter the luxurious and legendary Bergdorf Goodman. Designer clothing, perfumes, leather accessories, sports gear, bed and bath linens, jewelry and antiques fill this massive store that caters to upscale pockets. After a long day of shopping, head to the in-house day spa and feel the stress just melt away. And if that's not enough, stop by at their lavishly decorated BG Restaurant, situated on the seventh floor, to indulge your taste buds.
  • Henri Bendel

    712 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 247 1100
    Henri Bendel's is a small, chic establishment which resembles a grand townhouse more than a department store. Most customers prefer to use the beautiful winding stairs, rather than the escalators. The first floor is a cosmetics shrine. Bendel's is the place to come for the latest fashions from America's most sought after designers. However, one of the most desirable items is the store's trademark brown and white striped shopping bag which are perfect for looking trendy while you stroll along the posh neighborhood that is Fifth Avenue.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue

    611 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 753 4000
    You can easily spot Saks by its array of flags fluttering outside the building. With an aim to dress the city's stylish, the department store includes expansive sections for contemporary women's clothing and classic men's fashion. The departments have a great range of international designer wear, including Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Sonia Rykiel as well as cosmetics and fragrances by Bond No.9, Chanel and more. The store also features collections by American designers such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan. So if you want to include a bit of New York into your wardrobe, splurge at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Lord & Taylor

    424 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 391 3344
    As the oldest department store in the United States, Lord & Taylor continues to offer the latest in fashion for the whole family, along with home decor and accessories. An immigrant from England, Samuel Lord opened the store in 1826, specializing in women's clothing and hosiery. Today the store has expanded to over 49 stores across the country. Styles for both men and women are decidedly conservative, yet fashion forward with a big focus on American designers. An added bonus is a full range of sizes.
  • Barneys New York

    660 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065 United States - Phone: +1 212 826 8900
    Emphasizing luxury and specialty goods, Barneys New York is a premium shopping experience with fabulous customer service and a knack for promoting new, young designers. Barneys New York sells ritzy items such as silk ties, Prada bags and elite business suits. It began as a men's tailor renowned for its professional sales staff and classic clothing designs, and the store is still admired for its great tailoring and discerning selection of designer labels. There is also an excellent range of high-end household items on sale. The flagship location on Madison Avenue keeps an intense focus on specialty items and caters to all ages.
  • Manhattan Mall

    100 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 465 0500
    Manhattan Hall is crowded and not particularly attractive. Nevertheless, many New Yorkers come here to buy their clothes and gifts, ignoring other malls in the city. That is because Manhattan Mall is near so many popular stores like Toys R Us, Macy's, a number of shoe stores, Barnes and Noble and the Burlington Coat Factory. What is more, the mall is located directly on top of a subway station. The largest shop in Manhattan Mall is the department store Stern's. Others include Ann Taylor, Nine West and JC Penney.
  • South Street Seaport

    Fulton Street and South Street New York, NY 10038 United States - Phone: +1 212 732 7678
    This seaport dates back to the 1600s. It was remodeled to become a historic landmark as well as a shopping mall. The South Street Seaport features fantastic views of the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge. The mall is divided into three sections; one based in the original home of New York City's fish market, another at Pier 17 along the water, and the final section in the Fulton Market building near South Street. A center of activities with events, a maritime museum, dining and shopping, this is an important NYC experience!
  • Trump Tower

    725 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 832 2000
    This hangout for rich shoppers features sumptuous decor everywhere, including lots of bronze, marble, crystal and flowing water. It is a great place to come if you are looking for a knockout diamond solitaire engagement ring, as there is no shortage of prestigious gem stores. Cartier & Asprey is one example (just be sure to bring your platinum card). Other shops here are Salvatore Feragamo, Dooney & Bourke and the Boheme, Dyansen and Arras Galleries.
  • Chinatown

    Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1222(Tourist Information)
    New York's Chinatown is a cultural haven full of ancient and exotic traditions, and a huge amount of restaurants. This bustling and crowded neighborhood is home to over half of the city's Chinese population. In the grocery stores and fruit stands, you will find many food items available nowhere else in the city - from exotic fruit and vegetables to live snails and dried shrimp. Excellent Thai, Vietnamese and Korean restaurants have joined the mix. Every lunar new year, the street are filled with the hubbub of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade.
  • Dean & Deluca

    560 Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 6800 / +1 800 999 0306(Toll Free)
    Dean & Deluca has several locations in the city. This one in SoHo is the largest and is an impressive gourmet food marketplace with cheese, meat, fish, imported food, cooking implements and prepared hors d'oeuvres, sauces and soups. While prices are definitely high, New Yorkers appreciate the high quality and attractive displays. Other Dean & Deluca locations in Manhattan are really just lunch counters with a nice selection of pastries and designer coffee.
  • Citarella

    2135 Broadway New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 874 0383
    Originally a fish market, this Upper East Side store has expanded into meat, produce, cheese and other gourmet foodstuffs. You will find just about everything you need here for that special dinner party. The quality is among the best in the city, especially for the fish, meat and vegetables. The choices are plentiful and the store is immaculately clean. Delivery is also available. There are two other locations within the city as well.
  • Fairway

    2127 Broadway New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 595 1888
    The Upper West Side is a Mecca for gourmet markets, but walk into this place and you will discover an old-fashioned supermarket where quality is good and prices are even better. The breadth of selection here is one to be reckoned with, and the full selection of merchandise is comparable to that of other gourmet markets in the neighborhood. Beware of the crowds; try to go during off-peak hours. There is also store-to-door delivery available.
  • Zabar's

    2245 Broadway New York, NY 10024 United States - Phone: +1 212 787 2000
    The Upper West Side is home to a number of gourmet marketplaces, but perhaps none as impressive as this one. It is hard to walk by Zabar's without stopping in to purchase some of their top quality, reasonably priced delicacies. Nobody does it better when it comes to olives, cheese, smoked salmon, whitefish and other New York essentials. It can get unbearably crowded however, and during some Jewish holidays you might even have to wait on line to get into the store.
  • FAO Schwarz

    767 5th Avenue New York, NY 10153 United States - Phone: +1 212 644 9400
    FAO Schwarz presents a spectacular experience for children of all ages. Their one-of-a-kind toys, gifts and collectibles are unlike anything you've seen elsewhere. There's even a nursery where you can adopt a newborn baby doll, or perhaps you'd like a Thomas the Tank Engine track with your name on it. FAO Schwarz is a place to go nuts with every kind of toy under the sun, right down to the kid-sized Mercedes 500SL or up to seven-foot tall polar bear!
  • Eli's Vinegar Factory

    431 East 91st Street New York, NY 10028 United States - Phone: +1 212 987 0885
    Located in the high-priced Upper East Side of New York, the high cost of products at Vinegar Factory comes as no surprise. Featuring gourmet food- cheese, bread, fruits and vegetables, the store is good place to pick up some exotic items. There are salads and snacks available for those interested in buying a quick lunch. Browsing through the shelves, one can gauge the sheer variety of goods that this place stocks.
  • G & S Sporting Goods

    43 Essex Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 777 7590
    This store stocks an ample variety of name-brand sportswear, particularly clothing such as jerseys, T-shirts and baseball caps. There is also a good selection of basketball sneakers and other footwear, as well as team jackets. The sporting equipment department lacks the variety you might find in some larger sports stores, but it covers basketball, football, baseball and hockey well. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the prices are reasonable.
  • Bicycle Renaissance

    430 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10024 United States - Phone: +1 212 724 2350
    Race on over to this hardcore bicycling enthusiasts' haven and indulge your sporty side! This one-stop-shop sells, services and repairs bikes. A wide selection of books and videos on cycling is also available, and there are even racing baby strollers on sale. Since the store is close to Central Park, you can stop off while taking a ride around the loop encircling the park. Bicycle Renaissance, is, indeed, a revolution!
  • Eastern Mountain Sports

    530 Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 966 8730
    The ultimate shopping experience awaits outdoor enthusiasts at this specialty equipment emporium called Eastern Mountain Sports. The clientèle is mostly professional and knowledgeable. Purchases here can be more expensive than at some other sports shops in the city, but the quality is always good. EMS carries practically everything needed for an outdoor trip, including tents, knapsacks, sleeping bags, climbing rope and safety gear. There hiking shoe department is among the best in the city.
  • Resurrection

    217 Mott Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 625 1374
    Perfect for those with an Austin Powers or Brady Bunch fetish, this upscale vintage clothing shop is teeming with psychedelic wear. Vintage does not mean cheap however, and classy items such as paisley housecoats, rainbow platform shoes and hot-pink mini-dresses do come at a price. If the 1970s are not your era, they also offer items dating back to the 1890s. A must-visit for lovers of charming, exotic clothing!
  • Kate's Paperie

    72 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 941 9816
    Kate's is a place for stationery, gifts, and gift wrapping with artistic flair. Choose from an assortment of eye-catching prints and designs splayed on delightful calendars, notebooks, gift ribbons, diaries, keepsakes, collectibles, photo albums and art kits that make for a perfect gift. Women will love the dainty set of handbags and clutch purses on display while the arts and crafts section is any connoisseur's delight! A selection of international papers from South America and Asia runs from handmade coarse textures to the most silky and delicate. Traditionalists will also delight in the choice of fountain pens and ink. A great customer service team will design invitations and wrap your gifts with care. Check website for more details.
  • Strand Book Store

    828 Broadway New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 473 1452
    This Greenwich Village favorite has been around since 1927. The Strand Book Store claims to have 18 miles of books on its three floors, so give yourself time to browse the stacks and you may be rewarded with a real find. Strand has good prices on both new and used books. There are numerous specialty sections, including an excellent one of discounted art books. It also maintains a collection of antique books, and there are discounted reviewers' copies in the basement. Available from time to time are special discounts and sales. Strand is a must-visit for bookworms!
  • Century 21

    22 Cortlandt Street New York, NY 10007 United States - Phone: +1 212 227 9092
    Century 21 has long been loved by bargain hunters, who go to find huge markdowns on designer clothing for men and women, as well as items for the home. Hunt for a wide range of clothing, accessories, shoes, designer wear, evening wear, cosmetics, beauty products and lingerie for women. You can also choose from an assortment of sports gear, sunglasses, watches and perfumes that are sure to turn heads. Buy household goods, electronics, furnishings, upholstery for your home and get the dream look! Avail of special discounts from time to time. Check website for more details.
  • Paragon Sporting Goods

    867 Broadway New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 255 8889 / +1 800 961 3030(Toll Free)
    This is where New Yorkers go for all their sporting good needs. Paragon Sporting Goods has been around since 1908. It stocks top quality clothing and accessories for just about every sport. Among many other apparel, shop for underclothes, shoes, fitness gear, wrestling gear, cycling gear, or baseball gear for men, women and kids. There are departments for camping and hiking, water sports and racket sports, plus equipment for more obscure pursuits like fencing and croquet. The store does get crowded on weekends, but for one-stop shopping, this place cannot be outdone.
  • Kim's Video & Music

    124 First Avenue New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 533 7390
    Kim's is a downtown haven for film fanatics, where you can buy all kinds of independent, foreign, classic and cult videos. However, you might find it a tad tedious to browse through their range: all titles are categorized by either director, genre or country. But you can browse as long as you like, and chances are that you will eventually find what you want. Blu Ray DVDs and videos make for an interesting new addition for those who love their picture quality. Check their website for more details.
  • Anna Sui

    1124 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 585 0200
    Anna Sui's creations at Cream are a treat for the senses. Colorful, glamorous clothes, shoes and accessories will delight all women while a fabulous range of cosmetics is sure to make you sigh with pleasure!. Numerous cultures influence Sui's youthful fashions. Everything she designs is infused with a playful spirit, and some of her work is inspired by vintage fashions of the 1970s. She also has designs for men who do not mind a touch of the outrageous.
  • Screaming Mimi's

    382 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 677 6464
    Located in the East Village, this is a fun shop where you can buy cool and trendy vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories. The colorful decor and retro music at Screaming Mimi's will make you feel like a fashion insider, or at the very least will transport you back to the 1960s and 70s. While you are there, take a look at the upstairs loft for a variety of silly and whimsical housewares. For lovers of unusual fashion.
  • Neuhaus Chocolatier

    42nd Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 972 3740
    Satisfy your chocolate fix at this upscale shop in Grand Central Terminal. Dark and white chocolate and truffles can all be had, albeit at high prices. The sleek store, knowledgeable service and exceptional quality make it worth the extra cash. The Belgian chocolate has been in existence since 1857. Choose from an assortment of macarons, delicious truffles, ice creams, pastries, pralines, white chocolates, milk chocolates, dark chocolate among other delights and be hooked for life! Visit Neuhaus for a sinful delectation and rest assured that you would visit this shop more than once!
  • Posman Books

    9 Grand Central Terminal New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 983 1111
    Commuters looking to brush up on their favorite literary interests can stop into this intellectual bookstore in Grand Central Terminal. The company began as a chain of collegiate bookstores, but it now carries a wide variety of highbrow general interest titles. You can also buy cards, candles, memorabilia, notebooks and paper stationery at this store. The store features readings and literary events, including a spring poetry series. Check their Web site for upcoming programs.
  • Bauman Rare Books

    535 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 751 0011
    The offerings at this unique book gallery range from expensive to extremely expensive. To give you a sense of the types of rare gems you'll find here, a first edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass is available for $165,000. Titles range from William Faulkner's Sound and the Fury to Toni Morrison's Beloved. Bauman Rare Books is truly a delight for avid book collectors!
  • Anthropologie

    375 West Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 343 7070
    Anthropologie stocks some of the best European fashion goods for women. Delightful perfumes and colorful women's clothing, from Michael Stars T-shirts to silk skirts, are mixed with home furnishings, antiques, gardening equipment and accessories. Half of this trendy store is dedicated to outfitting fashion-forward girls, and the other half houses everything from rubber duck toys, bed linen to leather couches. There is also fancy and eclectic tableware, books, beauty supplies, garden supplies, candles, incense, and whatever else the store feels like carrying at the moment. The sales staff is knowledgeable and will help you narrow down your options.
  • Bangkok Center Grocery

    104 Mosco Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 349 1979
    If you are in the mood to fix a little spicy Penang Beef Curry or delicious Lemongrass soup, then thisfamous market has all of the ingredients you need for your ambitious Thai culinary creations. Chili paste, exotic fruits, sticky rice and spices fill the shelves at the Bangkok Center Grocery. The savory scent of herbs permeates through the store. For the less savvy chef, recipe books are available to guide you through your first meal. Check website for more details.
  • Catherine Malandrino

    468 Broome Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 925 6765
    Frilly frocks and cowboy hats set this boutique apart from other SoHo style shops. Rustic and demure pieces are combined to give the ultimate fashion shopper the best mix and match selection in Manhattan. Bright shades provide a colorful ensemble for women looking to stand out at the next happening party. The sales associates are decked out in the store's garb, and thus provide you with some interesting shopping ideas. Check website for more details.
  • Scoop

    473-475 Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 925 3539
    After hour party girls and other young trendy folks stop by this Broadway boutique for the latest dresses, coats, pants and chic tops. Ultra-feminine slip dresses are the best offerings that are sure to charm all women. Designer digs include Anna Sui, Chaiken, and Capone and Theory. The shop's large selection of handbags and other accessories complement any fashion ensemble. Scoop is indeed one of those stores enabling you a wardrobe that is a head turner. Check website for more details.
  • Tiffany & Co.

    Fifth Avenue & 57th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 755 8000
    This dream of a shop is full of gorgeous items, none more so than the beautiful jewelry displayed on the ground floor. At Tiffany & Co. you will find the most luxurious and expensive diamonds, rubies and emeralds in the world. You can go elsewhere to buy a Tiffany knockoff, but this is where you will find the real thing. The second level offers sterling silver at more affordable prices. And if you buy a present for someone here, they will certainly be impressed by the famous blue Tiffany's box!
  • Daryl K

    21 Bond Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 529 8790
    In a neighborhood filled with women's boutiques, this one stands out for original and innovative designs. Comfortable but fashion-forward outfits are the norm for the young visionary designer Daryl K. Her clothing is crafted for the new millennium. The pants, sweaters and other items sold at the shop have an edgy but sensible quality. The unique and inspiring line of clothing by Kerrigan is worth a look as well. Best of all, you can put together a terrific outfit that is actually comfortable.
  • Cynthia Rowley

    376 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 242 3803
    Frilly and feminine dresses are what Cynthia Rowley is known for making. In the spring season, her sun dresses stand out for their flirtatious, floral designs. The autumn and winter collections offer office-friendly selections. Be on the look out for the shop's occasional sample sales. Normally, prices are high and geared towards fashionable Soho shoppers, who do not mind laying down a small fortune for the latest styles. Accessories are also on sale.
  • Tokio7

    64 East 7th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 353 8443
    What would the average New Yorker do if the ultra rich never got tired of the latest Prada fashions? This hip, popular vintage clothing store sells some of the biggest designers around: including Gucci, Moschino, Miu Miu and others for a quarter of their original price. Browse through racks of elegant pants, trendy suits, comfortable dresses, chic skirts, colorful tops, fashionable jackets, jewelry and more. Take your pick from their fine assortment of hep shoes and footwear that are sure to make heads turn. Do visit!
  • Barbara Feinman

    66 East 7th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 358 7092
    A large selection of original and creative headwear covers the walls in this tiny East Village hat shop. Cowboy hats covered in a patchwork of brown and black fur and other interesting items line one wall. Across the way, dressy fedoras and different designs are displayed. Feeling extra frisky? Try on the red feather cat mask complete with silver sequined-rimmed eyes. If you buy something, feel free to wear your new purchase on the streets outside-the surrounding neighborhood. Check website for more details.
  • Urban Outfitters

    162 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 375 1277
    The feeling of urban youth permeates this ultra-hip clothing and housewares chain. You can find everything from mirrored purses and wallets to hip-hugger pants, dating guides and children's books. Also browse through a wide collection of jewelry, exotically upholstered pillows and other eclectic items available at reasonable prices.
  • A. Cheng

    152 5th Avenue New York, NY 11217 United States - Phone: +1 212 783 2826
    A. Cheng is an eclectic women's boutique in the Brooklyn. The simple but stylish designs fill this tiny Brooklyn clothing store. There are uncomplicated fashions ranging from shirts to dresses to slacks. A-line skirts might feature a side slit or two, or several practical pockets that could hold coins or keys. Luckily, prices fit with the neighborhood and are as no-nonsense as the clothing.
  • Amaran- Is About Beauty

    109 Avenue B New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 420 0427
    Amaran is an Indonesian wonderland selling gorgeous bed frames, armories, chairs and antique door panels that are a once in a lifetime find. Everything is a treasure that the store's owners brought back from their many trips to Bali, Lombok and Java in Indonesia. You could also shop for trendy clothing items at Amaran. Prices may be expensive, but then good quality merchandise never comes cheap in this city.
  • Chess Forum

    219 Thompson Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 475 2369
    Chess Forum is a dream come true for any chess player. The large selection of game sets range from the traditional to the campy-say checkmate with a Simpson's or Alice in Wonderland game piece. Miscellaneous items include instruction booklets as well as competition clocks. On any given day, you can find some fierce competition in the on-site chess studio, with player levels ranging from novice to professional. Enjoy the option of playing with the masters with or without the clock.
  • Flight 001

    96 Greenwich Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 989 0001
    This new Greenwich Village store offers accessories, necessities and bags for the sophisticated traveler. There is a terrific selection of guidebooks so be sure to browse through them. If your budget allows, do check out the ever-trendy aluminum travel cases in a variety of sizes or the sleek wristwatches with multiple time zones. Flight 001 also carries such unusual items as travel incense and shampoo bars, as well as a backgammon kit, dental kit and mini umbrellas.
  • Kinokuniya Bookstore

    1073 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 869 1700
    You will find much more than books at New York City's largest Japanese bookstore. In addition to the shop's main items, such as Japanese books, magazines, comics, music and English books on Japan, there is also a good selection of imported pens and mechanical pencils, origami paper, stationery sets and coil-bound notebooks. Kinokuniya is geared toward Japanese residents and tourists, but they do cater to non-Japanese shoppers as well.
  • Tribal Soundz

    340 East 6th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 673 5992
    An array of tribal, ethnic and traditional percussion instruments hang from the ceiling and fill up the glass cases lining the walls in this East Village shop. Seasoned pros as well as students and collectors can find an amazing variety of acoustic and electrified instruments only at Tribal Soundz from sitars to an electric Turkish saz. There is also a listening station where you can preview world music CDs and cassettes. The store is also known to host workshops with celebrity musicians on a regular basis.
  • Greenwich Village

    Washington Square Park New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200
    The zigzagging streets and charming brownstones of Greenwich Village have a far more laid back atmosphere than most neighborhoods in the city. The center of New York's gay and student communities lies here, with a variety of funky shopping and nightlife including jazz, rock and dance clubs, restaurants, bars and cafés. By the early 1900s, the Village had fully established itself as the center of radical thinking in the United States. Famous reformers, artists and intellectuals all gathered here and many still do. Do not miss a visit to Washington Square Park, where you will experience the nexus of it all!
  • 67 Wines and Spirits

    179 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 724 6767
    With some of the lowest prices in the city and two floors of merchandise, this Upper West Side liquor store is a tremendous find. 67 Wines and Spirits proudly carries the largest selection of burgundies in New York City, over 100 types of champagne, a large assortment of single malt scotch, 200 ports and many choices in half-bottles. Try their selection of Canadian ice wines as well. You could also drop in for wine tastings at 67 Wines and Spirits. Check website for details.
  • Astro Gallery of Gems

    185 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 889 9000
    A stunning array of gemstones sparkle and shine in this mineral and fossil paradise. Well-lit glass cabinets display crystal balls, pyramids, cubes and art pieces with numerous different precious stones. Experience the incredible display of authentic amethyst chunks from Uruguay and Brazil at Astro Gallery of Gems. Tibetan bowls and butterfly collections are also showcased amidst gemstone trees and Egyptian mosaic boxes. The lower level features African artifacts. Sterling silver and gold jewelry with precious gems can be found in the back, offering appropriate gifts for every birthstone or anniversary.
  • Avitto

    424 West Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 219 7501
    Avitto may be a small store but the men's and women's shoes on offer make a big statement. With the latest styles from Italy, you can choose from classic leather casual shoes or the trendiest rubber sole, square-heel dress boots. The store also carries a selection of men's leather briefcases and a handful of shapely women's handbags. You can also check out its other outlets spread across other locations in the New York city.
  • Georgi-Oh

    1658 Broadway New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 262 5776
    Casual sportswear for men, women and children from a line of famous labels fill up the racks and shelves in this small Theater District shop. Names such as Calvin Klein, Levi's, Polo Ralph Lauren, Guess, Replay, Diesel, Chaps, Nautica Boys, Tommy Hilfiger and more are offered at Georgi-Oh. There are always some items on sale and prices are moderate for these famous brands. Shop for fleece pullovers, jeans, shirts, T-shirts, vests, belts and other accessories. The small children's section carries some adorable jean jackets and hooded pullovers for kids.
  • Backstage Memories

    1638 Broadway New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 582 5996
    Gifts and souvenirs from many different Broadway shows are represented here in the form of posters, painted boxes, collector's dishes, books, sheet music, coasters, T-shirts, dolls and various other trinkets. Find your favorite show amongst the selection of cast recordings on compact disc. It is no surprise that a number of promotional items from Cats are on display, since the show ran for years next door at the Winter Garden Theater.
  • Lee's Art Shop

    220 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 247 0110
    Spend a few minutes looking at the display windows of Lee's Art Shop and you will be irresistibly drawn inside this Midtown shop. Lee's carries a wonderful selection of fine pens, stationery, accessories, leather-bound notebooks, photo albums and art project kits for kids. It also has well-stocked framing and art supplies departments as well as architectural materials. At Lee's, you can find great gifts for any occasion as well as everyday supplies for your house or studio.
  • Orchard Street Shopping District

    54 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 9010
    Once primarily a wholesale clothing spot, this street has been designated a historic district. The shops at Orchard Street Shopping District offer designer clothes, shoes and accessories for men and women at unrivaled discount prices. Catering to an adult shopping clientèle, fashions are generally classic as opposed to trendy. Find a Donna Karan, Jones New York or Liz Claiborne suit or a leather backpack right here. Also shop for lingerie, fabrics, linens, children's clothes, toys and leather luggage, briefcases, jackets and belts. Make sure to have your pockets full of money.
  • Alabaster Bookshop

    122 4th Avenue New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 982 3550
    You are always guaranteed literature from some of the best authors at this tiny East Village outpost for second hand books. Everyone from Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck to Norman Mailer and Charles Bukowski is represented here. Despite tight quarters, the browsing experience at Alabaster Bookshop is never harried or cramped. Since all titles are used, the prices are very affordable. For extreme bargains, be sure to check the selection of titles on the sidewalk outside the shop.
  • Forbidden Planet

    840 Broadway New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 473 1576

    Find rare comics, manga, and more at Forbidden Planet, the ultimate shop for science fiction. Star Trek fans will find much to love among toys and other items relating to the show. Toy aficionados will love the KISS and Batman dolls sold here; they even have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer figurine. Located at 12th Street and Broadway, there's a lot to discover at this eclectic shop. 

  • Brooks Brothers

    346 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 682 8800
    This famous upscale clothing store was founded in New York City in 1818, and it has been peddling men's fashion and outerwear to devoted patrons ever since. The high quality, well-priced suits, shirts, sports jackets, ties and tuxedos never go out of style. They now sell women's clothing as well. Although geared towards businessmen, in-the-know hipsters can be found shopping here due to the good selection of basic black.
  • Other Music

    15 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 477 8150
    Do not expect to find the traditional musical categories at Other Music. Replacing the rock, R&B and country sections are innovative groupings named Psychedelia, Out, In, Electronica and LA Decadence. This store carries compact discs from rising young artists, as well as all time favorites. DJs and party spinning hopefuls will delight in the huge selection of the latest groovy albums. International and national music industry publications are also sold at this cutting-edge music Mecca.
  • Nat Sherman International

    12 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 United States
    This 60-year old cigar manufacturer, Nat Sherman International stocks plenty of fine cigars in their Midtown shop. Aficionados have a large variety of choices, including Macanudos and the signature Nat Sherman brand. Patrons will also find well-crafted humidors, lighters and accessories like fine cigar cutters. For those distinguished smokers who prefer to puff out of a pipe, a variety of tobaccos with interesting names like Riverside Whiskey will suit their fancy.
  • The Manhattan Art and Antiques Center

    1050 Second Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 355 4400
    This rather large and impressive antiques dealer has over 100 opulent galleries filled with prized American, African, Asian and European pieces. The Manhattan Art and Antiques Center is open to the general public and charges no admission fee. The center is best known for its art pieces, antique furniture, silver wares and porcelains. There is also jewelry, bronzes, medallions, baskets, glass, fine rugs and tapestries forming an unending selection of collectibles. Services include watch and clock repairs, appraisals and even rug and tapestry mending. So for a bit of intrigue to hang up on the office wall or display in the master bedroom, pick a piece at The Manhattan Art and Antiques Center.
  • Dinosaur Hill

    306 East Ninth Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 473 5850
    If you are looking for the perfect fun gift, stop by the children's fantasy store Dinosaur Hill. Favorites of past decades continue to be sold in this eclectic East Village toyshop. Classics such as Babar the Elephant plate sets, Le Petit Prince lunchboxes, monsters from Where the Wild Things Are and Nancy dolls are just a few of the many items that can be enjoyed by kids of all generations. Beautiful handcrafted marionettes dangle from the ceiling, also waiting to be purchased.
  • Meghan Kinney

    312 East 9th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 260 6329
    This young designer boasts contemporary knit-based sportswear with neat lines, simple twists and a feminine appeal at Meghan Kinney. Particularly popular are Meghan's zipper sweater dresses, which allow the wearer to choose between a turtleneck or draping bib. The comfortable jumpers provide comfort for a stroll through the city. For the spring season expect a lot of print-based, Moroccan-inspired selections. Equally appealing are the colorful knit hats handmade by Meghan's very own grandmother.
  • Eileen Fisher

    521 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 759 9888
    This East Village store sells comfortable clothes that can be worn in the office or at a cocktail party. The Essentials line is washable knits that are interchangeable with other pieces in the line. The practical line offers wide leg pants, straight skirt and a cardigan. This line also believes in eco-friendly clothing which is evident in their materials and fabrics.
  • Tokyo Joe

    334 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 473 0724
    Tokyo Joe, a consignment store, sells designer clothing like Helmut Lang, Prada and Gucci at very reasonable prices. They sell it really cheap for some used items; and you get to have DKNY jeans, kinky t-shirts, smart street wears and stuffs, all in your kitty for very less. So why pay more when no one will know the difference anyway? All you need is patience and a good idea for fashion.
  • Enchantments Inc.

    424 East 9th Street New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 228 4394
    For those feeling a bit magical, this small but friendly East Village shop will fulfill all their mysterious needs. Check out their ample selection of candles, incense, books, music and spell ingredients. Whether you are a novice, an advanced practitioner or just an interested party, the staff will help you find what you need. Astrology and tarot readings are also available. Just mind the black cat, and make sure no one is trying to cast a spell on you.
  • Cobblestones

    314 East 9th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 673 5372
    Cobblestones is one of the coolest stores on bustling 9th Street in the East Village. An assorted mess of stuff runs the gamut from very cheap vintage sewing patterns to a bit expensive pony skin wallet. Show tunes are always playing, transporting you into the world of 1930s, '40s, '50s and 60s America. Hand bags, fine linens, vintage tableware, shoes, bar ware, skinny ties and cozy winter clothing surround you wherever you turn.
  • Katinka

    303 East 9th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 677 7897
    Since 1979, Katinka has sold inexpensive original and eclectic handicrafts and clothes from India and other countries. This cozy shop has a piano, and you can often see proprietor Billy Lyles, playing the saxophone. A wonderful mural adjacent to the shop contains Billy and his sax. Prices for items sold in the store range anywhere from 50 cents to $1,000, but most merchandise typically runs around $10. Only cash is accepted at this store.
  • Gallery Vercon

    332 East 9th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 473 0506
    Knit hats made from vintage sweaters and silk kimonos transformed into one-of-a-kind scarves are just some of the precious finds you will encounter in this contemporary East Village boutique. Silver jewelry, with clean lines and semi precious stones designed by Vashti DeVerteuil add style to the casual office attire as well as cocktail couture. An assortment of handbags made of felt, wool and ultra-suede from Ekologica and Liz Rice have gained popularity with Gallery Vercon regulars.
  • TG 170

    170 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 995 8660
    Hip, urban fashions have managed to keep this Lower East Side start up afloat, even as many other boutiques around it have come and gone. Prices may be a bit steep for the neighborhood, but every penny is well-spent on the trendy coats, pants, dresses, bags and hats available here.
  • The Children's Place

    36 East 16th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 529 2201
    This chain of inexpensive children's clothing stores features locations around the city. They all offer fashionable, sturdy garments for children and babies. Prices are much lower than at many other kids' stores in the city. A vast inventory offers everything from fleece jackets and hats to pajamas in soft pastels, as well as T-shirts, jeans and everything else your child might need for any season of the year. In the late summer, keep an eye out for back-to-school specials.
  • Nusraty Afghan Imports, Inc.

    113 West 10th Street New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 691 1012
    Shoppers must first get past the gorgeous tapestries and rugs upon entering this exotic shop, and then the antique beads, jewels and clothing items that are crammed into this tiny space will astound them. An Arabic-speaking staff adds to the Middle Eastern atmosphere at Nusraty Afghan Imports, Inc. Most of the wares sold here are from the Middle East, but they also offer items from Africa and Asia. Prices range widely, from inexpensive beads to rugs costing thousands of dollars.
  • Lucky Wang, Inc.

    799 Broadway at East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 353 2850
    All things Asian is what Lucky Wang offers for children. The Kawaii Kimono will make the little one look like a sweet samurai. Printed tees with "I Love New York" written in Japanese and toys of bright and pleasant colors all make this store a must visit if you are looking for something out of the ordinary. True Asian regalia for your little prince or princess.
  • Mare

    426 West Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 343 1110
    Soho is perhaps the best place in New York to walk around and shop for fashionable shoes, and Mare is one of the top shoe stores in the neighborhood. Cutting-edge designs make the store's funky designs "must-haves" for its fashionable patrons. Luckily, one does not have to be a millionaire to shop here. The store peddles both men's and women's footwear for moderate prices. The leather designs are well crafted and are as much fun to look at as they are to wear.
  • The Library Shop

    Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 930 0869
    Items for the literary minded abound in this clever bookstore and gift shop adjacent to, and owned and operated by, the New York Public Library (40th St branch). Browsers may have a tough time deciding between the magnetic poetry kit and the 52-card deck of "Great Books to Read". Shoppers have much to choose from in the novels, notepads, photo frames, jewelry and other items all related to reading and authors. Decide on the Shakespeare notepaper and T-shirts, Century, a 1,100-page pictorial of the 1900's, or the children's books lining one wall of the shop. An additional store is housed inside the main New York Public Library across the street at 42nd St and 5th Ave, +1 212 930 0641, and at the 135th St branch, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027, +1 212 491 2200.
  • Sega Carpet New York Inc.

    117 Greenwich Avenue New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 727 8084
    Colorful Tibetan rugs with traditional and contemporary designs are available in a variety of sizes. Priced approximately a few hundred dollars, some of these imported rugs are magnificent, and certainly provide a unique alternative to the Persian variety. The store also carries a fine selection of traditional Tibetan and Nepalese all-cotton clothing, incense, curtains, and religious wall hangings.
  • Union Square

    14th to 17th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 484 1200(Tourist Information)
    In the early 1800s, upscale townhouses and local theaters thrived in the area surrounding Union Square. In the 1850s and 1860s, factories and offices replaced the residences, and unionists and abolitionists held massive rallies here. In the 1920s, labor activists gathered, protested and rioted. As recent as the late 1980s and early 1990s, urban decay tainted the Square and its surrounding areas. But today, a lovely park is the centerpiece of a chic neighborhood brimming with restaurants, upscale shops and retail giants. The popular Union Square Greenmarket also takes place here.
  • Botticelli

    620 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10020 United States - Phone: +1 212 582 6313
    Browsers in Rockefeller Center who get to see this high-end shoe store will be hard pressed to walk away once they get anywhere near the store. Found therein are fur-trimmed boots and maroon, patent leather Francesco Biasia bags that beckon from store windows. Prices are not low, but the beautifully crafted pumps, bags and coats may be well worth the asking price.
  • Patagonia

    426 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10024 United States - Phone: +1 212 441 0011
    This is great clothing for the great outdoors. Designed to last, many of the company's products are made of natural fibers and organic cotton. You will not find big splashy logos on their shirts or jackets, just rich solid colors. And whether you are going trekking in Nepal or skiing in the back country, you can find all manner of technical clothing in this Upper West side boutique.
  • Kenneth Cole

    595 Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 965 0283
    Sleek, contemporary shoes, accessories, leather, sportswear and outerwear are always available in classic black at Kenneth Cole, although brown and other colors can also be spotted as well. Known primarily as a designer of men's shoes and clothing, women can also find shoes and accessories here.
  • Tip Top Shoes

    155 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 787 4960
    This shoe store has everything you could want; a good selection, fresh styles, recognizable brands like Rockport, Kenneth Cole, Birkenstock, Arche, Mephisto, Bostonian, Timberland and Clark's of England, and friendly salespeople who really know about fitting shoes. On the Upper West Side for over 40 years, they carry shoes for men and women for every occasion, from hiking expeditions to weddings. Many styles are available in different widths. Check out their new kid's shoe store next door. Prices are competitive.
  • Weiss and Mahoney

    142 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 675 1915
    American Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines surplus clothing and gear share the racks and shelves with military surplus from other nations, as well as some sportswear labels. You will find New York University students here looking for a cheap wool peacoat, alongside retired veterans seeking a rare insignia or medal. There is also lots of camouflage stuff, camping equipment, winter coats, work jeans and more at this store that has been in business since 1924.
  • Pearl River Mart

    477 Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 431 4770
    Pearl River Mart offers an amazing selection of Asian ceramics, kitchenware, art, toys, furniture and clothing. They specialize in traditional Asian clothing and accessories, particularly women's brocade gowns and robes. Choose from a variety of sake sets, or purchase a Japanese Sumi brush and start a new hobby. Prices are terrific; if you can find these items uptown you'll end up paying twice the amount.
  • Michael C. Fina

    500 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 800 289 3462
    This Midtown store with moderate to high prices may be the perfect bridal registry spot for women with expensive taste. Upstairs, gold and diamond-studded jewels (engagement rings included) gleam from rows of jewelry cases. Shoppers may express their love by giving that special someone a silver bracelet with Amore spelled out in diamonds. Those with a tighter budget may opt for the gold and diamond-studded boy-on-a-trapeze pendant. Downstairs, a massive, winding basement houses a lot of crystal, china, table linens and other items, including Kosta Boda hand-painted glass goblets or Salviati pitchers and vases with vibrant stripes.
  • Manhattan Portage/ Token Store

    258 Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 9655
    Textbook-toting students and Silicon Alley CEO's wear these shoulder bags. The waterproof accessory comes in different sizes, but the most popular style is the traditional shoulder bag. Every bag is available in almost any color you prefer, from basic black to marvelous mauve. Take your pick from backpacks to tote and graffiti bags. Go ahead and indulge yourself.
  • St. Mark's Comics

    11 Saint Mark's Place New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 598 9439
    X-men, Star Wars, Pokemon and Archie fans will not be disappointed when they enter this fantasy store. There are loads of other comic book titles from the most recently published to the more obscure collector's items. Plenty of novelty items are also sold including Gumby & Friends Flexibles, Star Wars Die Cast Darth Maul figures and the ever-popular plush Pikachu. Additional location: 148 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Skechers

    430 Broadway New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 965 8910
    Loud music, posters of urban youth and fast paced videos bombard the shopper at this unisex Soho shoe store. The fun and comfortable sneakers attract both trendy teens and parents looking for reasonable prices. Other Skecher offerings include black leather boots with convenient side pockets as well as an assortment of durable hiking footgear. Men may find the Skechers Sity line appealing for city walking.
  • Quicksilver

    512 Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 226 1193
    Although people in Manhattan have to drive a bit before they hit the beach, they don't have to travel far for beach attire. This retail shop is a favorite among the surfer set. Bathing suits, trunks, jackets, pants, watches, sweatshirts and board stickers can be found here. Women in the market for fun fashion may want to take a look at Quicksilver's Roxy line.
  • Three Lives and Company

    154 West 10th Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 741 2069
    Though this is indeed a general neighborhood bookstore with a broad selection chosen from among many categories, it is not of the modern "superstore" variety. A friendly and helpful staff will assist the customer in finding what he or she needs. Browsing is encouraged and many interesting older works of fiction, reprints and cookbooks are available.
  • Barnes & Noble

    33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 253 0810
    Barnes & Noble began as a college book emporium. Now, this huge company sells virtually every new book you can think of. There are more than a dozen Barnes & Noble stores in Manhattan alone, including this superstore. Textbooks are still a strong point at the Union Square location, as are volumes from the great literature of the world, paperbacks and children's books. Seating is available, and authors frequently put in an appearance to sign their latest creations. Most branches have a cafe as well as an extensive magazine section.
  • Sunrise Mart

    4 Stuyvesant Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 598 3040
    This gem of a Japanese supermarket is easy to miss because it's located on the second story of the Astor Place Books building in the East Village, but don't pass it up. The Sunrise Mart has everything from Hello Kitty products to Japanese toothpaste, soaps, and shampoos to a mind-boggling array of foods. You can purchase dishware, as well as fresh foods that require refrigeration. This is a place where you can easily lose track of time while browsing, and the staff at the Sunrise Mart is friendly and helpful.

  • Fisher Heritage

    305 East 61st Street New York, NY 10021 United States - Phone: +1 212 838 2596
    This store abounds with quilts, hooked rugs, camp blankets and other textile art that capture the spirit of early America. Native American as well as frontier and Western designs have inspired these creations, but most of the wares are much more comfortable than those with which the pioneers "made do." Synthetics and cotton blends are more likely to be found here than rough wool, which should make you happier in the end.
  • Florian Papp Incorporated

    962 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021 United States - Phone: +1 212 288 6770
    This Upper East Side dealership specializes in rare, refined and even museum-quality antique furniture. Items tend to be English and no more recent in origin than the “raj” days of the Victorian Era. Many pieces are from the 18th Century, and a few are fine examples of 17th-century craftsmanship.
  • Kentshire

    37 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 673 6644
    This is one of America's most outstanding dealerships in 18th and 19th-century English furniture. In addition, Kentshire maintains an excellent collection of jewelry at the uptown location, whose pedigree and elaborate styling evoke images of a more gracious age. Ornate diamond rings set in platinum have come back into fashion, and they are a featured item here. There is also fine furniture, paintings and porcelains of past generations, as well as a number of other antiques.
  • MacKenzie-Childs

    14 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 570 6050
    Strange, colorful, amusing and unusual pieces of pottery, glassware and other handicrafts have been a feature of this store since Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs opened it in 1983. Patrons are amazed as well as amused by the ingenious ways in which the artists recycle everything they discover, break or step on. Even if you do not buy anything, the shop has a small restaurant on the premises featuring light and fanciful fare.
  • Hammacher Schlemmer

    147 East 57th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 421 9000
    If Hammacher Schlemmer did not exist, New York City would somehow have to invent it. After all, the world's wealthiest, most successful people need their cutting edge toys. Since 1848 this store has been offering that "special something" for the individual who "has everything." Down through the years HS has sold some merchandise that has become popular, like the original microwave ovens. Among the items proudly being offered today are a combination umbrella-flashlight, a wearable (belt, wrist and head) computer, an all-terrain two-person hovercraft, a folding birdhouse and a seven-person tricycle. High quality and customer satisfaction is guaranteed.

  • Beads of Paradise

    16 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 620 0642
    Make your own fantastic jewelry using these spectacular beads and semi-precious stones from the world over in any color you can think of. Beads, mainly from Africa, run from ancient to contemporary. Once you select your stones and beads, you can also purchase all the wire and findings you will need to create your own unique necklace, bracelet or earrings. Artifacts and textiles are also sold here, in the back.
  • Ty's

    114 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 741 9641
    Unassuming from the outside and low-key on the inside, Ty's is a friendly gay bar and a great place to party every day of the week. Add to this the frequent drink specials and the Firemen's Night (held on the second Tuesday of each month) and you are bound to have a good time. Beers are cheap and the crowd is laid back, so feel free to come here even if you are straight.
  • Third and Long

    523 Third Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 447 5711
    Whether you are exhausted from either playing or watching a game, you will enjoy stopping by this typical neighborhood sports bar. The crowd will understand your obsession with sports, and the bartender may even give you a free beer (tipping well certainly helps). It is also a great place to view a game on television. And if you are looking for a companion who enjoys sports as much as you do, this is a good place to hang out at.
  • Coyote Ugly New York

    153 First Avenue New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 477 4431
    Yes, this is the Coyote Ugly that the movie of the same name was modeled after. However, the real version is seedier and much more ugly. Both Wall Street types and New York University boys love it, although they never really mix with the true Southerners who also inhabit this spot. However, females can move in both circles if they choose to. While the female bartenders may not be as pretty as in the movie, they have been known to jump on the bar and drink shots. Subway transport is nearby.
  • Culture Club

    179 Varick Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 1999
    The neon Pac Man above the door will let you know you are in the right place. This bi-level club features an unapologetic 1980s theme. Inside, Rubik's Cubes hang from the ceiling, movies like Flashdance and The Breakfast Club play on television monitors and murals of 1980s pop icons like Milli Vanilli grace the walls. When the DJ plays Devo, The Cure and Culture Club, a cheesy good time is had by all.
  • Birdland

    315 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 581 3080
    A popular jazz club, Birdland is dedicated to Charlie Parker, a famed jazz musician nicknamed Bird. Located on West 44th Street, this place is all about soulful jazz music. Well spread with simple decor, the food here is typically spicy Southern cooking. The sirloin steak with gravy and the pork medallions with collared greens are worth trying. Musical greats like John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and, of course, Charlie Parker have all performed here. All in all, Birdland is a great place for jazz music. Glance through their website to see who's playing when.
  • Brandy's Piano Bar

    235 East 84th Street New York, NY 10028 United States - Phone: +1 212 744 4949
    Many of the regulars at this charming little neighborhood cabaret are mature, suavely dressed gay men who appreciate excellent musical performers. Those singers and piano players also draw in local straight men and women to share a song. Every night the music scene at Brandy's Piano Bar is different and exciting. There is also a happy hour earlier on in the evening and drinks are very affordable, especially considering that the live entertainment comes at no extra charge.
  • Webster Hall

    125 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 353 1600
    Established in 1886, exclusively as an event space, Webster Hall grew to become an entertainment space, and has become a classic New York dance party spot. The eclectic crowd includes people from all walks of life. Call ahead to find out what some of the best DJs in the world will be spinning on a particular night. There are also live musical performances featured. So come away and party all night in the true New Yorker style.
  • Candle Bar

    309 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 874 9155
    Despite a healthy gay population on the Upper West Side, there are surprisingly few locations in the area catering to gay men. Candle Bar is one of the rare ones, a cozy spot dominated by a crowd of local, older guys. It offers pool, a generous happy hour from Monday to Friday, and daily drink specials. Service is friendly and professional. In other words, it fits right into the neighborhood. Only cash accepted.
  • Hogs & Heifers

    859 Washington Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 929 0655
    New York City can be a very strange place indeed. How else do you explain a Southern dive bar that catered to Meatpacking District truck drivers being transformed into a celebrity infested hot spot? The likes of Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid may not be dancing on the bar anymore, but there are plenty of young downtowners; and Bridge and Tunnelers from New Jersey still that come here.
  • American Trash

    1471 First Avenue New York, NY 10075 United States - Phone: +1 212 988 9008
    This Upper East Side bar is filled with biker memorabilia, surfboards and other pop culture kitsch. It is an amiable place to drink excessively, if that is what you like! The bar features pool, darts and a television set. There is also live music on Sundays. Beer is cheap, and there is never a cover charge. It might not be worth a special trip, but if you want a drink and are still wearing the same clothes you had on the night before, then this is the place for you.
  • Whiskey Blue

    541 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 407 2947
    Rande Gerber (also known as Mr. Cindy Crawford) understands that conservative finance types want to feel cool too; as a result, he has created a mini-empire including Whiskey Park and Whiskey Bar based on that very idea. Located in the W Hotel, Whiskey Blue is very chic. The burly bouncers make certain it is never too crowded. In other words, prepare to wait in line at peak hours. Once inside, you will find a sleek, candle-lit cocktail bar.
  • Pyramid Club

    101 Avenue A New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 228 4888
    This legendary little dance dive in the East Village hosts some of the best '80s nights in the city. On Thursday Remission and Friday 1984, you will hear plenty of New Order, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus and Roxy Music (no New Kids on the Block, thank you very much.) The fun-loving crowd is a mixture of gays and straights, some of whom danced here when the music was new. Many people are discovering the scene for the first time. Only cash is accepted and the admission fee varies. Daily 3p. onwards.
  • Sway

    305 Spring Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 620 5220
    When they transformed this neighborhood pub into a velvet-roped lounge, they did not bother to remove the old "McGovern's Bar" sign from over the door. However, that has not kept anyone away from this sleek, vaguely North African lounge and celebrity haunt. While the customers at Sway display plenty of attitude, at least the staff comes across as friendly, well-trained experts. Go early, or be prepared to wait in queue.
  • G Lounge

    225 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 929 1085
    Just when you thought nothing could be done to save the mundane lounge scene, the inventive Chelsea crowd came along and made it their own. G Lounge is easily the most swanky and suave of the area's new breed of lounges, and it has an energy and aesthetic that most heterosexual clubs would envy. DJs spin regularly. Cocktails are pricey, but totally worth the money. There is a bank machine on the premises however, and a juice bar for all you nondrinkers out there.
  • Cubbyhole

    281 West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 9041
    Essentially a dressed up neighborhood spot, this adorable beach-themed hideaway in the West Village is about as relaxed and friendly as bars can get. It draws an amiable mix of lesbians, gays and heterosexuals. The staff seems especially proud of their extensive selection of unusual martinis including Chocolate, Raspberry, Caviar and the English Sapphire Martini. Be sure to take notice of the extremely cute cartoon character bar stools. Cash only.
  • The Stonewall Inn

    53 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 488 2705
    If you stand outside Stonewall, you are likely to witness people pass by this bar with a look of reverent pride. Usually they are visiting the city and have made a pilgrimage to the place where, over 30 years ago, life changed forever for the city's gay community. Stonewall was the site of the infamous 1969 police raid and subsequent riot that set off the gay pride movement in the United States. It is now a somewhat touristy, upscale gay pub. Cash only.
  • Barracuda

    275 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 645 8613
    Despite the intimidating name, Barracuda is actually a friendly, mainstream gay bar with two comfortable rooms. In the dimly lit front, guys cruise and mingle at the bar, looking to meet that special someone. In the back, groups of friends can lounge on couches or play pool and pinball. Check the schedule for the legendary drag shows and other entertainment, as well as the list of DJs. Cash only.
  • Boots & Saddle

    76 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 633 1986
    Boots & Saddle is a kitschy cowboy bar, complete with swinging wooden saloon doors. It is the perfect spot for any guy who ever dreamed of being a cowboy as well as being with one. A few bikers always round out the crowd. Like most places on Christopher Street, the clientele is a little older, but everyone (including straight men) are welcome. Check out the jukebox and weekday happy hour. Cash only.
  • Henrietta Hudson

    438 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 924 3347
    This relaxed neighborhood bar draws a mixed group of lesbians, most of who seem more interested in making friends than meeting lovers. The jukebox plays Melissa Etheridge, Janis Joplin and the Indigo Girls and there is always a wait for the pool table. Many straight woman stop by, knowing they can enjoy a drink without being bothered by an annoying drunken man (or woman). Henrietta Hudson's hosts live music every Wednesday and Sunday.
  • Julius'

    159 West 10th Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 1928
    Follow the yellow brick road, or at least follow the yellow brick exterior wall to this landmark gay bar. It has been around for ages, having survived so many turbulent times for the gay population of New York City. The mature, good-natured crowd seems content to relax and enjoy beer and pub food. The rustic decor includes sawdust on the floor and giant, wooden spools that serve as tables.
  • Knitting Factory

    361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States - Phone: +1 347 529 6696
    This is the new incarnation of the Knitting Factory, the former Tribeca club known for its myriad display of bands from almost every type and genre. Now located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this KF emulates its shows with the same success, however in a venue that is a bit more intimate. The new location also retains the same style as the former with performances of all types, from jazz and blues to alternative rock and hip-hop. The crowded spot usually fills up with an assortment of hipsters and other interesting folk ranging from business types to students. Do check the website for more details. No longer is the "Knit" just a local club either, today the holding group has locations in Boise, Spokane, Reno and North Hollywood, CA.
  • Blue Note

    131 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 475 8592
    Jazz clubs in New York City are always jumping and for more than 30 years, this popular haunt in Greenwich Village has done the same. The club regularly books top musicians and award winners such as Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett, Tito Puente and Sergio Mendes. They provide great shows during brunch and the spot also supports young musicians who are still honing their chops. Check website as cover charge and minimums vary from day-to-day.
  • Phoenix

    447 East 13th Street New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 477 9979
    Play pool, pinball or alternative rock on the jukebox at this large and rather attitude-free East Village gay dive bar. There is a daily happy hour until 8p, and even room to sit down. The crowd tends to be a bit older than in many other bars, making it a nice place to meet a friend for a drink if you are not in the mood for a crowd. Cash only.
  • The Bitter End

    147 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 673 7030

    Founded in 1961, the Bitter End is New York's oldest rock club. There is no food served here, so you do not have to worry about the sounds of tinkling glasses and quaking crockery distracting the likes of Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan. Over the years, a number of big name comedians have performed here as well, including Woody Allen, George Carlin and Joan Rivers. A brick wall forms the backdrop for all these acts, including many you may not have heard about.

  • Village Vanguard

    178 Seventh Avenue South New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 255 4037
    The Village Vanguard has been around since 1935, when it was founded by an enterprising Lithuanian immigrant. Today, a sizable international crowd packs the club, enjoying the great music and acoustics, an informal New York camaraderie and a good selection of beer and cocktails (no food is served). Musical giants from Leadbelly to John Coltrane to Wynton Marsalis have played here, and fresh talent as well as "name dropping performers" can be heard in this fabled Greenwich Village basement seven days a week.
  • Zinc Bar

    82 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 477 8337
    The jazz at the Zinc Bar ranges from North America's coolest to South America's hottest. Enter this popular spot, descend a steep stairway and brush through a velvet curtain to arrive at the table side and enjoy what has been called 'New York City's most happening jazz club' by Guitar Player magazine. Even if a few aficionados disagree with this statement, there are enough people out there who love the place enough to keep it crowded all weekend.
  • The Bottom Line

    15 West 4th Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 228 6300
    Located near Washington Square Park, the Bottom Line is a club that has long attracted great folk rock bands, and vocalists and instrumentalists covering everything from the standards to contemporary experimental music. The club maintains a friendly and intimate setting, has an impressive sound system and includes a number of fine comedy acts. Over the years Bruce Springsteen, Marshall Crenshaw, Buster Poindexter and many other famous performers have appeared here.
  • Arthur's Tavern

    57 Grove Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 675 6879
    This Greenwich Village club has been belting out great jazz, rhythm and blues and a lot more since it opened in 1937. Gather around the rectangular bar with like-minded music lovers, or enjoy some Italian food at a table. There is never any cover charge at Arthur's Tavern, and bottled beers are reasonably cheap. The liquor tends to be a bit more expensive, but overall prices are quite reasonable.
  • Cotton Club

    665 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 United States - Phone: +1 212 663 7980
    The original Cotton Club was a Harlem institution during the Roaring 20s. Politicians, gangsters, movie stars and other celebrities congregated here. They delighted in fine dining and drinks while listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. Today, the club's new incarnation is part of the latest Harlem Renaissance. In addition to Swing Night on Mondays, jazz and blues nights are popular the rest of the week, and the Gospel Brunch is a treat on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Paddy Reilly's

    519 Second Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 686 1210
    Paddy Reilly's is located in the unassuming neighborhood of Murray Hill, but rowdy fans of Irish music flock here from all over the city. The music is mostly Irish folk tunes, like 'The Jolly Beggar,' 'Cliffs of Dooneen,' 'Cunla,' and 'Pat Reilly,' but there is plenty of rock too. The Irish rock band Black 47 got its start here. The brew on tap is Guinness, and it is definitely the drink of choice. There is also bottled beer available.
  • Providence/Triumph Room

    311 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 307 0062
    If God were a DJ, then Providence might be his/her choice. This former church and famed recording studio turned classy restaurant/club is a celestial space. But heavenly atmospheres also mean lofty prices. American and European fare is served for dinner. Their price fixe deal is a good option. On the weekends, head down to the Triumph Room to dance off the calories. Unless there is divine intervention, Providence will cost you. Sharp dressers are encouraged. Go all out and see where it leads you. Perhaps you'll meet someone named Yahweh or another stranger.
  • Swing 46 jazz and supper club

    349 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 262 9554
    If you are into the swing dancing craze, this jazz and supper club, Swing 46, specializes in the big band sound. Its romantic, retro ballroom ambiance will provide you with a highly pleasurable night out with that special someone. And if you need to brush up on your steps, lessons are given every night at 9p. The American menu features dishes like Oysters Rockefeller, and filet mignon topped with enoki mushrooms. Fun bands like 'The Flying Neutrinos' perform regularly.
  • Jazz Standard

    116 East 27th Street New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 576 2232
    Jazz Standard, the upscale and relaxing jazz club, has found success thanks to a good location and mainstream but high quality entertainment. The typical cover charge at Jazz Standard is reasonable for Manhattan standards. The sound system is excellent, and there is seating for a total of 130 people. 
  • Continental

    25 Third Avenue New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 529 6924
    Since 1991, this East Village rock bar called Continental has been introducing little known groups, then watching as some of their careers take off. They also occasionally feature bigger rock names. Just a few of the bands that have appeared here include the Lunachicks, Iggy Pop and Guns & Roses. With up to five bands performing every night of the week, you will encounter some not to your taste, but every so often great musicians come along and makes time spent here a treat.
  • 55 Bar

    55 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 929 9883
    This is one of those bars you wish you lived a few apartments down from, although the 8a opening time might become a threat to your better nature. There is nothing impressive about the decor of this dark, usually mellow venue, but it is comfortable and has plenty of chairs. The beer is cheap at 55 Bar, and there is a small stage area in the front that hosts talented jazz, blues, folk and funk musicians. There is music every night of the week, and almost never a cover charge. Only Cash is accepted.
  • Joe's Pub

    425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 539 8778
    You never know what sort of show you are going to catch at Joe's Pub, located in the Public Theater but you can always be certain it will be a classy performance. Jazz quartets, spoken word performers and drag queen cabarets have all graced the small, intimate stage. Tickets are required for shows, but the public is admitted for free before and after the show. There is seating at small tables and chairs, and also at the bar and in banquettes. The kitchen serves upscale burgers, fries and similar fare. You can also rent the space for hosting private and business events and parties. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
  • The Slipper Room

    167 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 253 7246
    From the shiny stage to the tea-salon tables and gigantic comfy booths, The Slipper Room has a relaxing cabaret feel. A variety of acts are performed here, including DJs, alternative jazz and comedy acts. If you are hungry, they serve good food like cherrystone clams casino, duck and cherries, or good old-fashioned steak. Hang out by the bar and sample their fine drinks as you take an eyeful of the events on offer. Show times vary. Call or visit the website for further information on current and upcoming events.
  • St. Dymphna's

    118 Street Marks Place New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 6636
    This slightly seedy Irish bar and restaurant is a real New York City find. The front dining area is lit by candles and has an Old World atmosphere. There is an open garden dining area in the rear, perfect for large groups or parties. The kitchen serves such Irish cuisine as Fish and Chips and Lamb Chops. Wash it all down with a pint of your favorite ale.
  • Mercury Lounge

    217 East Houston Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 260 4700
    Mercury Lounge is one of the 'in' spots for seeing live music, with some of the hottest independent performers and old-time alternative favorites like John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards. The no cover charge front bar is a great place to hang out and be seen, and the rear performance space makes for an intimate club music experience. There are normally two to four shows per evening. Call or check local listings for events.
  • Fat Cat Billiards

    75 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 675 6056
    This spot, located in a windowless, subterranean space in Greenwich Village, is an amiable place to shoot some pool. As true billiard halls should be, it is smoky, gritty and the games are cheap. The crowd is a mix of locals and students. If getting dressed up to play pool is more your style, you would probably be happier at the multitude of fancier pool halls in the city.
  • Excelsior

    390 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States - Phone: +1 718 832 1599
    This chic but homey Park Slope bar has fast become "the" place for local gay men to meet a geographically compatible gal or guy. The stylish, deco-inspired interior makes for a relaxed time, and there is also a very charming garden in back. The crowd, much like the rest of the neighborhood, is very gentrified, but with a touch of the bohemian still evident. The highly efficient bartenders have garnered quite a following. Open daily till 4 am.
  • Escuelita

    301 West 39th Street New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 631 0588
    Escuelita is a spacious dance club hidden among the anonymous warehouses of Manhattan. It draws a huge crowd for its spicy Latin club nights. Latin drag queens camp it up for the crowd. It is all so fun that Escuelita also attracts people from all walks of life, including some celebrities.
  • Iona Bar

    180 Grand Street New York, NY 11211 United States - Phone: +1 718 384 5008
    This charming Celtic pub has found its niche in the heart of hipster Williamsburg, nestled among the clothing boutiques, trendy restaurants and coffeeshops. The small space is cozy and charming and the staff is relaxed and friendly. The patrons are mostly local and no hard liquor is served here, but there is a great selection of Irish, English, Belgian and domestic brews on tap. The place offers some entertainment with live events and artsy happenings throughout the week. Check website for details.
  • Slate Restaurant Bar & Billiards

    54 West 21st Street New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 989 0096
    Take a few shots at one of the professional pool tables, or try your hand at the snooker tables, and the Danish billiard tables. There's a VIP lounge for those who love their privacy, pool lessons for those who want to perfect their skills and lots of lounge areas for you to relax in. The space is enormous and extremely swanky for a pool hall, with a glass bar and enough room to house a private party of 600 people. The Slate Restaurant serves contemporary American food, making this the only pool hall in New York City with upscale dining and a full bar. Check website for more details.
  • Arlene's Grocery

    95 Stanton Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 995 1652
    Before this rock club came along in the 1990s, there was nowhere in the Lower East Side to see young, struggling bands playing their hearts out for free. Some good bands do still perform here however, and drinks remain cheap. It can get crowded on the weekends, and the upstairs bar serves some great drinks and offers good company.
  • Irving Plaza

    17 Irving Place New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 777 6800
    Irving Plaza is a three-level auditorium and club that can accommodate about 1,200 guests. The venue is very popular amongst the New Yorkers looking for some live entertainment. The place is primarily a concert venue, and has showcased bands from The Hives to Prince. Even though the hall can hold a large audience, it provides an intimate atmosphere to enjoy your favorite bands. On certain days you can also catch other performing events like dance, musicals and plays. Only 16-year olds and below need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to gain entrance.
  • 40/40 Club

    6 West 25th Street New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 832 4040
    This upscale sports bar styled nightclub offers patrons a classy place to enjoy the finer things in life, most notably cigars, drinks and sports. Comfortable leather couches, large High Definition screens and a selection of sports memorabilia give the 40/40 Club an inviting environment. For the true sports fan, keep an ear to the bar to find out about exclusive events like signings and personal appearances by the creme de la creme of the sports world, including Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Jose Canseco.
  • Marquee

    289 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 646 473 0202
    This spacious, chic nightclub and bar caters to the stylish elite of New York, and the decor more than matches the crowd. Dance the night away under a sparkling chandelier, and go up the double staircase to explore the more intimate lounges. The energy levels are high, and the music flows generously, just like the drinks. Suave and inviting, this is one happening bar. Filled to the brim with models, dress to impress.
  • Barbès

    376 9th Street Brooklyn , NY 11215 United States - Phone: +1 347 422 0248
    Brooklyn is a hub for the art community. Music, theater and the literati abound in this artistic borough of New York. However, there is a dearth of performing platforms despite the concentration of the art community. Barbès is probably the best venue for artists of all genres to commune and showcase their talents. The music, the food and the well-traveled, much cultured crowd make this venue a hot spot.
  • SOB's

    200 Varick Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 4940
    Situated in SoHo, SOB'S also known as Sounds of Brazil, is renowned for playing wonderful world music, while serving delectable cuisine that involves Latin and Brazilian specialties. At SOB's one gets to hear an eclectic mix of live world music, where you can relax your senses and enjoy an evening filled with lovely entertainment. Popular names with the likes of Marc Anthony, Seu Jorge, Celia Cruz, Issac Delgado and many more have performed here. For further information, please check the website.
  • Play Lounge

    77-17 Queens Boulevard Queens, NY 11373 United States - Phone: +1 718 476 2828
    Once at Play, you can indulge yourself in games like chess, bowling, twister, uno and many more. The delectable New American menu gives great bar food options; afterwards, you can get back to the game or just lounge around with your pals. The chic interiors complete with a plush red and grey seating area and a sleek bar make for a cool hub where you can sit back and sip the fresh cocktails while enjoying the atmosphere. The lounge also hosts regular events including parties, concerts, film screenings and DJ nights. So are you ready to play yet?
  • Last Exit Bar and Lounge

    136 Atlantic Avenue New York, NY 11201 United States - Phone: +1 718 222 9198
    Visitors and locals in Brooklyn can definitely spend a memorable night at the Last Exit Bar and Lounge.Make yourself comfortable on velvet sofas and sip on cocktails or beers of your choice.Red lights and loud, upbeat music give the place its chic ambiance.And if you happen to be here in summer, you can enjoy Last Exit's small garden.The bar is also involved in various other activities, such as organizing pub quizzes and exhibiting local artwork.
  • Groove

    125 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 9393
    Club Groove is a popular Greenwich Village nightspot featuring local R&B, soul, and funk talent. This trendy bar has live music every night of the week including an Open Mic. For a late-night snack, Club Groove's menu has a standard list of burgers, French fries, and mozzarella sticks. There is a two-drink minimum and Club Groove is a cash-only venue. See their website for a list of upcoming performances. Please call ahead for club hours.
  • Tenjune

    26 Little West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 646 624 2410
    Tenjune is a high energy ultra lounge which focuses on luxury, customer satisfaction and snazzy appeal. The space houses three areas, all different in ambiance and scope. Next to the dance space is the semi-private zone, inviting in its royal purple hues. A large white marble fireplace, cushy carpets and loose furniture for flexible seating are some of the highlights of this zone. Tenjune also caters for private dinners and corporate buffets.
  • Doc Holiday's

    141 Avenue A New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 979 0312
    In a city rife with pricey bars containing pretentious patrons, Doc Holliday's stands as a welcoming oasis of fun in New York's East Village. It's the kind of bar where it's common to see the bartenders dancing on the bar and doling out shots straight from the bottle. The rugged, spartan surroundings include several weathered booths and tables, and a jukebox that is more likely to play Johnny Cash than John Legend. Stop by to play a little pool, and if you're lucky, you may be treated to an impromptu bagpipe.
  • Boxers

    190 West 4th Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 206 7526
    This bar and grill in West Village offers you more than just a bar menu. Youngsters flood the place sipping their beer and chewing on Boxer's offerings. The cheeseburgers here are a real hit among the patrons. Avail of the regular lunch and dinner and also the weekend brunch prix-fixes. End your meal with an Apple Brown Betty for dessert. The happy hour, between four and seven in the evening, allows you two drinks for the price of one. So go ahead and enjoy!
  • vol de nuit

    148 West 4th Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 979 2616

    Poorly marked and tucked away in the West Village's bustling West 4th Street, you'd think it would be difficult for a bar like Vol de Nuit to survive. That, however, doesn't take into consideration Belgian beer and great French fries. With dozens of beer choices from the great Belgian breweries and a menu that focuses solely on mussels and 'pommes frites,' Vol De Nuit feeds the soul with equal parts of starch, salt and mild buzz. The calming atmosphere with warmth provided by inviting wooden benches and soothing roseate lighting is a great backdrop for a conversation with a friend or flirtation with a future friend. It's considered one of the best beer bars in the great NYC surroundings; a unique mix of downtown lounge and Trappist monastery.

  • Café Wha?

    115 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 3706
    A small doorway on a busy Greenwich Village street leads you down into Café Wha?: underground den of live music. Though the bands aren't ones that you are likely to see on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine anytime soon, they are very talented. The varied groups change out its singers and can play anything from Fleetwood Mac to Bonnie Tyler to Bob Marley. As house bands go, they are a cut above and the energy definitely picks up when they start playing. The staff is friendly and as attentive as they can be in such a busy place. If you can handle the cozy surroundings, you'll probably have a great time here. Stop by on Wednesday or Sunday, when there is no cover, and get there before 10 to get the best seats.
  • Iridium Jazz Club

    1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 582 2121
    New York is indisputably the hub of jazz music. It's the ideal place where jazz lovers meet and exchange ideas. Iridium Jazz Club, located in the glitzy Upper West Side, offers unlimited soothing music to patrons. Live concerts by versatile performers from around the world make the experience especially interesting. What's more, the bar provides guests all kinds of drinks that helps them jazz the night away.
  • The Green Room

    45 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 253 5555
    Finally there's a perfect place for theater-goers leaving the Bleecker Street Theater as well as the smaller Lafayette Street Theater to find refuge during those late slightly desperate hours. The Green Room, located at 45 Bleecker Street in New York City, is the special late-night hangout that everyone is buzzing about. Open until 2:30 in the morning, the Green Room hosts an array of entertainers such as singers, musicians, performance artists, comedians, spoken word masters, and alluring burlesque performers. So don't get in a cab and head home after your theater fare. Instead, come to the Green Room and lose some dignity.
  • Club Studio B

    259 Banker Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States - Phone: +1 718 389 1880
    Club Studio B, once part of the tradition of polish nightclubs in Greenpoint, has switched over to the Indie Rock scene. Groups such as Soundpool and Gravy Train mix with Indie Rock in Spanish from groups like the Peruvian Resplandor. Their dance floor is graced by funky 70s lights. Friday night parties are not to be missed by anyone in the Indie Rock scene. The place is also used as a venue for events and performances. Check the website for event dates and updated events.
  • Bar 13

    35 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 979 6677
    Bar 13 offers a fun night out with its themed evening and its bars on multiple stories. Crowning the building is its rooftop deck where you can cool off after the heat of the dance floor. Look on the website for information about the weekly schedule.
  • Pearl New York Lounge

    155 8th Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 229 2291
    One of Chelsea's most happening lounges, Pearl New York Lounge embodies the spirit of the Big Apple's insanely vibrant nightlife. Elegantly decorated, as soon as you open its doors, you will find yourself lost in the fervor, with the atmosphere inside charged with an enthusiasm for dance and good music that can lighten even the darkest of days. The interiors are mostly done up in white, with flashes of blue emanating from lava lamps or black lights making for a brilliant contrast. The lounge also offers Bottle Service, with a range of vodkas, rums, gins, and whiskeys, being available. See the website to know more.
  • Room Service NYC

    35 East 21st Street New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 5709
    Room Service has a main room accommodating thirteen tables complete with music and a dance area. However, people come to this place to party in the individually curtained rooms that range from the standard ten feet by ten feet to an even larger 'Presidential Suite'. Once you enter the boudoir style room, the concierge takes all orders by phone. There is an exciting range of dinner and dessert fares apart from drinks. Chill out with the in-room DVD player and minibar. For anything extra, just inform in advance and make your visit a memorable one. Check website for details.
  • Blue Bar

    59 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 840 6800
    Get a table in this warmly lit bar in Algonquin Hotel and enjoy yourself in the company of thinkers. The Blue Bar is still a favorite of the literary intellectuals of New York who flock here for martini. The air is heavy on spirit while the artwork by Al Hirschfeld has remained unchanged. Pieces reflecting the glamor of old Broadway is scattered around the semi formal setting. But with Matilda, a drink named after the hotel cat, the fun factor finds its place.
  • Fat Black Pussycat

    130 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 533 4790
    Fat Black Pussycat easily offers something for everyone, including pool, darts, dancing and DJs. Due to its proximity to NYU, FBPC caters to a younger crowd. On a busy night, the long lines outside may deter you, but go for it if you find yourself with a group of eclectic friends with different tastes. The bar offers over 40 beers plus a huge cocktail selection. Try for the lounge in the back, if you want to chill out, because it can get loud and crowded in the front. And there's no telling what will cross your path.
  • Anchor

    310 Spring Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 463 7406
    Friendly and unpretentious - the Anchor Bar has a mission statement that might be music to the ears of jaded New York night life veterans. It's a fun, lively spot to dance (the bar's popularity means that it can get pretty crowded) , the drinks flow nicely (if a little expensively) and there's a chance to do some celebrity-spotting. Drop your anchor here; you might not be leaving for a while.
  • Pacha New York

    618 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 209 7500
    The NYC branch of Pacha, the European clubbing dynasty, quickly became one of the city's foremost nightlife destinations. Pacha features four stories, each complementing different decor and music, making it a four-in-one destination. On the top level is Pachita (little Pacha), a more lounge-like space complete with movable cushioned seating. Underneath Pachita is The Funky Room, featuring shower booths inhabited by soaking go-go dancers. All levels feature a full bar. The main floor features the main dance floor with ever-coveted tables, regularly populated by the rich and famous.
  • Crash Mansion

    199 Bowery New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: + 1 212 982 0740
    Crash Mansion may provide tasty meals and mean cocktails for a reasonable price, but it's most famous for its spectacular lighting and sound systems and diverse roster of performers. Inside, the decor is a sleek and cave-like, with modern lighting and craggy walls. 
  • LQ

    511 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 593 7575
    LQ is a trendy restaurant, lounge and dance club in Midtown with an ambiance and a menu that mixes Latin and Asian influences. The decor is flawless, with a warm, bright orange palette set off by cool gray couches and Asian-style marble arches. However, there's one catch, and its a long one. As early as 10p the wait in line to get into the club portion can be up to an hour long, but you can beat the system by making a reservation in the restaurant to enjoy excellent food before you slip out onto the dance floor.
  • The Australian

    20 West 38th Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 869 8601
    The Australian rests in a bad Midtown location where bar names change annually. Hopefully, it will last longer. Fair dink'em. It's worth a visit when trying to avoid Times Square and looking for something different in Midtown. There are no boxing kangaroos or didgeridoos to make the Australian distinctly Australian. Rather the Aussie brews, like Cooper's, and foods, like meat pies and tiger prawns, provide the connection to the land of Oz. The long wooden bar offers ample stools, but a tight standing area when busy, so run for the tables in the back and be sure to say "G'day"!
  • Element

    225 East Houston Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 2200
    Originally built as a bank in the 19th century, Element is now one of New York's hottest night clubs. Each of Element's three stories has a different atmosphere and a unique purpose. There's the intimate, brick-walled Mezzanine level, the archways of the Vault and the spacious wooden dance floor on the main level. You'll find it hard to resist dancing as the DJ gets started on the thundering sound system. Special VIP areas cater to the elite and also offer bottle service and a number of party packages. This chic nightclub attracts a glamorous crowd and is gaining popularity by the day thanks to its classy vibe and world-class DJs.
  • Gypsy Tea

    33 West 24th Street New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 645 0003
    With visitors ranging from Bruce Willis to the Olsen twins, the swanky Gypsy Tea club is one of New York's most selective night spots. Guests will enjoy choosing from two different floors, each with its own elegantly designed style and mood. Dance to the beats of world famous guest DJs while sipping on a signature Gypsy Cosmo.
  • Branch

    226 East 54th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 688 5577
    The upscale Branch club offers guests the choice of a comfortable and inviting lounge or a high-energy dance floor fueled by popular guest DJs. With cherry wood accents and carefully selected earthy colors, the design of Branch is meant to evoke feelings of surprise and wonder associated with nature. The club is also available for corporate, weddings, and social gathering rentals.
  • Hell's Kitchen

    523 9th Avenue New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 800 781 0466
    The upscale HK Hells Kitchen is fast becoming one of the city's most glamorous destinations for dining, entertainment and night life. The cuisine is a gourmet blend of Asian and French favorites and there's a wide range of fine vodkas, mixed drinks, wines and beers. After tasting some of the popular menu items, hit the dance floor, where DJs entertain crowds from behind a glass booth. Check the website for reservations and details of upcoming events.
  • Katra

    217 Bowery Street New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 473 3113
    This Moroccan-French fusion bar and restaurant is sure to get your heart pumping and your taste buds roaring. Inspired by North African cuisine and infused with a subtle hint of French culture, Katra offers a warm and cozy ambiance and a menu worth being hungry for. The décor is very much Moroccan. The walls are adorned with traditional rugs, lanterns and tapestries, and the nooks and hideaways are strewn with fancy pillows and hazy candles. Here you can relax amongst friends or mingle with some new faces while dining on foods such as the mushroom and paneer Cheese Tart, Lamb Tagine and pan seared Red Snapper. Also, be sure to try some of their specialty cocktails such as the Lychee Martini or the Tangier Safi. And feel free to stay on after your meal as this place also has a reputable night scene. Smart-casual attire is preferred, and reservations are recommended.
  • Canela Lounge

    45-01 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101 United States - Phone: +1 718 786 5686
    Canela Lounge, the hip Queens bar is something to check out if you're into live DJ spinning, themed nights and drink specials. The self-proclaimed 'best cocktail' bar mainly caters to the hip-hop and R&B loving crowd, but that's not to say that you wont hear any of the famous drunken American clichés on Karaoke night. The whole place has a sexy vibe to it, and the people at the door expect patrons to dress the part. So ladies, get out your Manolos, and gents should save the sweat gear and sneakers for the gym. Canela always has a drinks special on offer, however, sometimes they tend to be a bit watered down. So plan on drinking plenty or paying full price for something a little bit more worthwhile. Sometimes a cover, but if you get there early enough you can scrap it at the door.
  • Cielo

    18 Little West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 645 5700
    Cielo strips the nightclub experience down to its basic elements: music and dancing. This is not to say that there's no alcohol or difficult door; as you can still find both a full bar and a long line at Cielo. What you won't see are any exclusive V.I.P. areas, much sitting room, or a lot of glitzy decor. In fact, the space is downright minimalistic, with just a bar, a couple of couches, and a dance floor. Still, Cielo does more with what they have than most other clubs do with a whole lot more. The walls are bare, save for bars of light that give the edges of the club a glow like in a furnace, while the central recessed dance floor is lit in a cool, dark blue. Then there is the phenomenal sound system which no one, no matter how big an audio nerd, could find fault with. There's no smoking inside, but smokers don't need to fear having to deal with the door again in order to get their fix - the club has a smoking patio. A music-lover's club, Cielo is only for those who want to dance the night away in style, no conversation needed.
  • The Cabanas

    363 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011-5902 United States - Phone: +1 212 243 3888
    This outdoor, open-air bar is popular among locals and tourists alike for its relaxed and fun atmosphere. The North side of the cabana is an upscale lounge area where guests are treated to exceptional service at private tables, while the South side is more of a mingling, less selective crowd of club goers. Be sure to try one of Cabanas' signature frozen mojitos.
  • Village Pourhouse

    64 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 979 2337
    Hailed as being one of the best beer joints in the city, the Pourhouse is the place to go for sports, exotic beers and good times. But this isn't your average grimy sports bar, because it features four differently themed rooms. The front room and the dug out are best for watching games, but for a slightly more sophisticated time, head over to the Vegas or the Red Light Room. Both offer chic and intimate surroundings. 
  • SOL

    609 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 643 6464
    Upon entering SOL, the first thing you notice is that it is a very, very big club. Some of that feeling may arise from the high ceilings and the sky roof, but still, SOL is, in fact, big. 700 people can cram within its gaudy walls to listen and dance to a mix of house, hip-hop, and Latin music pulsing out of towering speakers. People who come to SOL tend to be of a younger, exhibitionist set that matches well with the technicolor lighting and décor that's more reminiscent of Miami Beach than of the drab shores of the Hudson. It's all pretty tacky, but that's alright every once and a while.
  • Snitch Rock 'N Roll Bar & Lounge

    59 West 21st Street New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 727 7775
    Snitch Rock 'N Roll Bar & Lounge was formed by rock stars from the bands 'Velvet Revolver' and 'Fuel' as a venue for live music. If you know anything about those bands, then you can guess at Snitch's aesthetic. If you haven't heard of the bands, then imagine exposed brick, cigarette butts and lots of people dressed in black and leather. Sounds like a dive-bar, right? The problem is, Snitch is a dive-bar without the cheap drinks. But for fans of hard rock, the price is worth it. The star power of the owners attracts mostly decent bands and there's always a possibility that the owners themselves break into an impromptu performance.
  • Central Sushi Bar Lounge

    20-30 Steinway Street New York, NY 11105 United States - Phone: +1 718 726 1600
    Central serves up Mediterranean food to New Yorkers in style. The interior is very impressive- leather banquettes, divided from the main floor by waist high glass partitions, line walls made from wide wooden panels, and in the center rests a white-padded bar. Towards the back sits a sushi bar, but the Greek food is Central's real draw, featuring, among other items, a positively delicious goat cheese salad. Outside is a lovely patio that is open during spring and summer for star-gazers and smokers. DJ's spin Greek music early in the night, then turn to European house later, as the club starts to get crowded and the bar warms up. The largely European crowd adds to the Mediterranean ambiance that Central cultivates. Food and drinks are pricey, which may discourage frequent visits, but Central is worth it, especially for a nightspot in Queens.
  • Warsaw At The Polish National

    261 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States - Phone: +1 718 387 0505
    Warsaw located inside the Polish National home serves as a bar cum concert hall for the elite bunch of people at Greenpoint and Williamsburg. This premium venue, has a capacity to accommodate a crowd of up to 800. Luna, Cat Power and Le Tigre are some of the brands that shine here. And, there's nothing more exciting than the fact that everything here is reasonably priced, so you can enjoy a good meal with a nice refreshment or alcohol that also comes at a low and affordable price. For more details, do visit the website or call ahead.
  • Enigma Nightclub

    1546 62nd Street New York, NY 11219 United States - Phone: +1 718 837 4852
    Enigma is a popular nightclub located in Brooklyn. On entering the club, one is welcomed by dazzling lights and the blazing music played by the DJs who spin popular hits for the party-goers. With an electric ambiance, the place is lively and an ideal hang-out for those looking for a good time. A decent place overall to go shake a leg and to experience a taste of the nightlife of the city.
  • Europa Nightclub

    98 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 United States - Phone: +1 718 383 5723
    Europa Club is a popular nightclub and concert venue, located in Brooklyn. Frequented by the youngsters of the city for its amazing, electrifying ambiance and fantastic music, there is a special charm about this place. Apart from adding to the city's nightlife, this club accommodates concerts and live performances by famous bands and musicians. Several popular artists such as Slim Cessna's Auto Club, DJ Monk One, Daisy Grenades, Verse and many more have performed here, enthralling the captivated audiences. Make sure you're 'dressed to impress' if you happen to head here, as the crowd flocking here is usually very happening. A must-visit for those who enjoy live and versatile genres of music.
  • The Elite Ark

    73 Wortman Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 United States - Phone: +1 718 649 6535
    This place is massive and probably the biggest events venue in the Brooklyn area, here you can find the hottest entertainers, the best DJ's and the best performers from Brooklyn performing here. The atmosphere is great for a party with amazing sound systems and cool music. Acts like Fayeann, KMC, W.I.L.L.I.A.M and The Game, to name a few, have performed here. This is a great place to let your hair down and just dance the night away Also, have the fun of relaxing at the lounge while sipping on your favorite drink.
  • The Lab

    1428 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11216 United States - Phone: +1 718 713 1760
    The Lab is more than your average nightclub as it is a great place to host events as well. With the good-looking crowd flocking to this place and the music, food and drinks on-site, its one of the most sought-after place for themed parties. The Lab is not only a disco but a versatile space complete with a banquet hall and customized ramp for fashion shows. One can rent this space anytime of day or night for weddings, fund-raisers, bridal showers, private parties and luncheons. From catering to decorations, flower arrangements to seating, everything is undertaken by skilled professionals. So, head here next time you need to play host.
  • 12-Turn-13

    172 Classon Avenue New York, NY 11205 United States - Phone: +1 718 623 9689
    12-Turn-13 is located in the middle of Brooklyn. It is a loft turned into a nightclub that has a makeshift bar and is certainly not a regular nightclub or a bar, as you will find out! The place is almost always dark and the music played is loud. It is generally a mix of funk, soul, hip hop, electro, and anything and everything that will set your feet tapping!
  • Sapony Night Club

    3727 32nd Street Queens, NY 11101 United States - Phone: +1 718 706 2444
    Sapony Night Club is a party hot-spot. This chic nightclub is a favorite haunt of the uber cool young crowd. The club also plays host to a number of social events and celebrations as same. Power-packed entertainment, drives crowds in large numbers and makes it a favorite among locals. Don't want to miss out on your favorite sports match? Well get all your sports update at this place. Sapony Night Club adds to the fun quotient of Long Island.
  • After Prom Cruise

    West Houston Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 289 8506
    What better way to ensure you never forget your prom night than to spend it out on the water, watching the glittering skyline of the city that never sleeps? This unforgettable way to spend a special night is what the After Prom Cruise offers. You can spend five hours, from 1a to 4a, dancing away to the dance music being belted out by the DJ, with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, in the company of one of the world's most famous landmarks, the Statue of Liberty. Party till the sun comes up, for the price of UDS50.
  • Iguana Restaurant and Lounge

    240 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 765 5454
    Iguana New York is a Mexican food paradise right inside the hep city of New York. While you will be amazed to just dive into a myriad flavors of Margaritas and Mojitos here, Chicken Taquitos and Quesadillas are some dishes that would totally put you on an altogether another high. Iguana has splendid decor with separate levels for dining and dancing so you can enjoy both in their exclusive zones respectively. The club also hosts parties and events upon request.
  • Pussycat Lounge

    96 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10006 United States - Phone: +1 212 349 4800
    Boys and Men gear up The Pussycat Lounge is for you. One of New York's premiere venues, this strip bar attracts a lot of men to it with beautiful looking women heating up the dance floors. Here you can find scantily clad hot women, great music and amazing alcohol to guzzle. This lounge even has bands performing regularly, playing some great music and the wonderful state-of-the-art sound system just adds to the electrifying ambiance. This venue is perfect for a bachelor's party or a "boy's night out". The music played here is mostly a mix of rock and 80's retro.
  • Slake

    251 West 30th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 695 2747
    Slake, formerly called Rebel, is a nightclub complex with five rooms and stages, the Red Room, Mezzanine, Chandelier Room, Canary, and Propaganda Room. The club hosts weekly clubbing and DJ events, and occasional rock, pop, blues, and reggae concerts. The dance floors here are spacious, dark, and psychedelic.
  • The Park

    118 10th Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 352 3313
    If you want to take your taste buds on a sumptuous Mediterranean ride, just remember, the Park is not that far away. Apart from the lovely fare served here, there's plenty to appreciate when it comes to décor at The Park. While the rain forest themed dining room pervades a strange dash of freshness all around, the Red Room and the Atrium impart a sensual feel to the place. Once you visit the Park, you will certainly deem it an excellent party or event place. The bar is open even after dinner service ends.
  • The Delancey

    168 Delancey New York, NY 10002 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 9920
    This three-story rock club attracts the most hip and happening crowds of New York and is a great venue to host theme parties. There is live DJ music on most nights, playing fast and peppy songs to get the crowd grooving. The lounge on the first floor has a relaxed atmosphere and sleek wooden decor. The rooftop bar is the perfect place to enjoy the Lower Side breeze and unwind after a hard day at work. The basement space hosts live band performances, and is frequented by 20-something music aficionados. It's definitely a great place to socialize and enjoy a drink with friends.
  • F-Lounge

    410 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 917 559 1779
    The F-Lounge is regarded as one of the most popular dance clubs in New York City. Conveniently located on West 16th Street, the club has an upscale lounge environment, a thundering sound system with live DJs that keep the crowds swinging to their beats. The ethereal environment of the club and the food and drinks including the crazy cocktail mixes, amongst other things, make it a great venue for a rocking night out.
  • Terminal 5

    610 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 582 6600
    A search for the perfect venue for rock out concerts drives you to Midtown Manhattan, where you'll find Terminal 5. This colossal venue is a facility with many levels, allowing multiple events to take place at the same time. Stellar sound and light technology and a design that allows unobstructed views of the stage makes this place a favorite entertainment hub among locals. Winning accolades for the almost flawless technical support, the venue also receives a thumbs up for its capacity of up to 3000. Terminal 5 has the same box office number as Mercury Lounge, so do call ahead for more details.
  • Village Underground

    130 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 777 7745
    Village Underground in New York is probably one of the best places to catch the foremost names of the city's music scene. The bands that play here usually play in rooms thrice the size, but the smaller space here simply intensifies the effect of the great music. Well-known celebrities like Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder have been known to drop in here regularly and Bob Dylan used to play here back in the sixties. Cover charges vary.
  • Suzie Wong's

    547 West 27th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 268 5105
    Located in the center of the Nightclub District, Suzie Wong's is a good addition to the already bustling nightlife scene in New York. This 4,000 sq.ft. space is dripping with sensual ambiance and character. Oriental touches dominate the interiors with warm colored brocades, ethnic lanterns and Buddha sculptures. The crowd is typical of Manhattan, making it a good place to socialize over a drink. The music is great, with a mix of pop, rock and 80s classics. Drinks can get a bit pricey, which is common in New York and the DJ makes sure you dance all night long by spinning the latest hits on the system.
  • Grand Central Terminal

    89 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 532 4900
    Built in 1913, Grand Central Terminal remains impressive even to New Yorkers, particularly for its massive main hall with cathedral-like vaulted ceilings. The building itself is beautiful with chic shops and a food court lending an air of urban charm; a not so easy feat for a railway station that is filled with half a million commuters each week. If hungry, head to the bar at Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. which overlooks the busy terminal, but if you crave shellfish, dine at the legendary Oyster Bar. Vanderbilt Hall within the station also forms the venue for numerous cultural events. Along with regular routes, the station services outlying suburbs via the Metro-North Commuter Railroad.
  • Javits Center

    655 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 216 2000
    The Javits Center was designed by architect I.M. Pei and built in the 1980s. It is a massive steel and glass structure covering five city blocks between the 34th and 39th streets, and somewhat removed from the subway system and the heart of the city. It primarily showcases trade shows such as the New York International Boat Show, the New York International Auto Show, Internet World and PC Expo.
  • Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapathi Devasthanam

    45-57 Bowne Street Flushing, NY 11355 United States - Phone: +1 718 460 8484
    This ornate temple, complete with hand carved elephant heads, was originally designed and built in India. It was moved to Flushing during the 1970s and reconstructed by master craftsmen in full accordance with Hindu principles. The temple holds daily services and also sponsors festivals and cultural performances. Check their schedule for times. A cafe on premise provides visitors with beverages and light snacks. No eating, drinking or photography is allowed in the temple, and silence must be observed at all times.
  • The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

    1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 United States - Phone: +1 212 316 7540 / +1 212 932 7347

    The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is not merely for Catholics, but for anyone who appreciates impressive architecture. This huge structure is one of America's crown jewels when it comes to stone work, a truly stunning work of design and craftsmanship. Inside is a large pipe organ, a number of stained glass windows and artist-created altars. In one corner is a poet's corner, which notes the distinguished contributions of celebrated American authors. 

  • Temple Emanu-El

    One East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 United States - Phone: +1 212 744 1400
    An impressive Romanesque building, this reformed synagogue is the world's largest Jewish house of worship with over 3,000 member families. Construction on the huge limestone structure began in 1927 and was completed in 1929. Prominent features include the massive bronze doors and the ornate carved façade with symbols representing the twelve tribes of Israel, a Star of David and two deco-influenced lions. Sabbath and Holy Day services are held regularly.
  • Trinity Church

    74 Trinity Place New York, NY 10006 United States - Phone: +1 212 602 0800
    Trinity Church, a distinctive Gothic-revival church at the end of Wall Street, is one of the earliest churches established in New York. The church itself has undergone many incarnations since its original charter in 1697; the original parish was destroyed in a fire during revolutionary times and the second one was demolished in 1838 after structural damage. The church which now stands was built in 1846 and it is considered a National Historic Landmark. In the cemetery, many well-known city denizens are buried, such as Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton and James Lawrence. The church was also the original location of King's College, now the venerable Columbia University. Check the schedule for services, noonday concerts and tours.
  • The Islamic Cultural Center of New York

    1711 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States - Phone: +1 212 722 5234
    Built in 1966, New York's largest mosque combines both ancient and modern architectural elements, and each day welcomes the city's thousands of Muslims to prayer. For the interior, the builders took special inspiration from the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Also known as the New York Mosque, it is located on the Upper East Side, and Muslims and non-Muslims are welcome for all prayer services.
  • The Church of the Transfiguration

    1 East 29th Street New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 684 6770
    Also known as the "Little Church around the Corner," this neo-gothic Episcopal Church is most famous for its actor parishioners like Sandra Bernhardt and Edwin Booth, and today is home to the Episcopal Actors' Guild. The construction of the Church of the Transfiguration begun in 1849 and was completed in 1856. Interior Highlights include St. Mary's Chapel, the Bride's Altar and the St. Faith Window. Check the schedule for services, events and tours.
  • Grace Church

    802 Broadway New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 2000
    Built between 1843 and 1846, this beautiful Episcopal Church with an ornate spire and tower appears straight out of an Edgar Allen Poe story. James Renwick, Jr., who later designed St. Patrick's Cathedral, was commissioned to design Grace Church at the age of 23, and it remains one of the city's finest examples of neo-gothic architecture. Grace Church is located at the first bend on Broadway, which follows a straight path from downtown until this point.
  • Asphalt Green

    555 East 90th Street New York, NY 10128 United States - Phone: +1 212 369 8890
    A phenomenal facility built on the former site of an asphalt storage area, the 74,000 square feet facility is now home to a myriad of health and fitness offerings including swimming, sports and a large variety of classes and equipment. Patrons can try their hand at Tai chi, Yoga, swimming classes, aerobics and a number of other activities geared for all age levels and abilities. Facilities include indoor and outdoor tracks, a sauna, a steam bath, and basketball courts. Prices vary. Call for information.
  • Gleason's Gym

    77 Front Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States - Phone: +1 718 797 2872
    Ever had the urge to follow in a famous boxer's footsteps? Or maybe you just wanted to hit the punching bag a little bit and learn how to spar. Either way, this well-known gym offers boxing, kick boxing and other classes. More than 60 professional trainers are available to walk you through the techniques of self-defense. Trainers charge on per hour basis. Reduced weekly and monthly rates are also available. Appointments are necessary.
  • The Running Center

    461 Central Park West New York, NY 10025 United States - Phone: +1 212 362 3779
    Whether you are a competitive runner or a beginner, this place can put you on the right track. The center offers tests and evaluations, personalized training programs, running lessons, marathon training, and leg strength classes. All programs include the demonstration of stretching techniques, nutritional guidelines and other tips. The coach, Mindy Solkin, has won running awards in her age category. Running tours of Central Park are available.
  • New York Martial Arts Center

    598 Broadway New York, NY 10012 United States - Phone: +1 212 598 1100
    This 3,000 square foot, fully equipped center has everything from punching bags to kicking shields. If you fancy martial arts, this place will knock your socks off. There is a complete training gym, a black belt master and lessons for all ages and skills levels. Karate, Tai Chi and Jujitsu are just some of the offerings. Prices vary.
  • Pex Personalized Exercise

    924 Broadway 21st Street New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 254 1915
    This personalized training facility is headed by United States Olympian Jana Angelakis, who was on the American fencing team in 1980 and 1984. The center provides professional strength and endurance development. It exists not simply for world-class competitors and professional athletes, but for anyone needing the experience and guiding hands of a serious trainer. Kick boxing, massage therapy, nutritional counseling and even acupuncture are provided. Lockers and laundry services are available.
  • Church Street Boxing Gym

    25 Park Place New York, NY 10007 United States - Phone: +1 212 571 1333

    With 10,000 square feet of space and an impressive array of equipment, this lower Manhattan gym is the place to go for everything related to boxing, from basic lessons to professional training. There are speed bags and double-end bags, free weights, calisthenics equipment and treadmills. There are also elevated rings for standard boxing, kickboxing, Thai boxing and Tae Kwon Do. Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes and Evander Holyfield are only a few of Church Street Boxing Gym's alumni.

  • New York Health & Racquet Club

    39 Whitehall Street New York, NY 10004 United States - Phone: +1 212 269 9800
    While there are a growing number of these clubs in the city, this New York Health & Racquet Club branch offers an especially strong list of programs and services. Racquetball and squash are the standard fare, but numerous other classes are also available. Cardiovascular and strength training, personal training of all types and nutritional instruction are popular offerings. The latest equipment and air-conditioned courts and rooms make it a pleasure to get healthy. Fees vary based on programs.
  • Church of Saint Mary The Virgin

    145 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 869 5830
    This imposing and elegant Episcopalian Church, which is one of the city's finest examples of neo-gothic architecture, contrasts wildly with the nearby garishness of the Times Square area. Built in 1895, the solemn and ornate interior serves as an oasis amid Midtown's hustle and bustle. There are no official tours, but there is usually someone willing to show you around following Sunday Mass.
  • Sony Style

    550 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 833 8800

    Learn how to kickbox, wrestle or drag race cars within minutes (virtually speaking, that is) at this Sony superstore. If the name brand does not pull shoppers in, the vast array of activities and electronics surely will. They have conveniently divided the space into two separate stores: one for games, and the other for customers who want to peruse and purchase CDs, stereos, mini disc players, laptop computers and other items. The basement has a home theater showroom and design experts ready to demonstrate the latest technology.

  • Equinox

    897 Broadway New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 677 0180
    Each branch of this luxurious and trendy chain of gyms offers the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment, as well as a wealth of classes by top-notch instructors and pampering spa services. There are numerous Equinox facilities around the city, and membership will give you access to every one of them. Services and classes vary by site, so check their website for up-to-date information. It is not possible to sign up as a guest of the gym for the day, unless you are accompanied by a member.
  • New York Sports Club

    1372 Broadway New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 575 4500
    New York Sports Clubs offer plenty of classes, state-of-the-art equipment and immaculately clean facilities. Many of the locations have spinning studios, saunas, steam rooms and heavy bags for boxing and kick-boxing. In addition to aerobics, body sculpting, step, yoga, tai chi and African dance, classes also include Urban Rebounding, The Martha Graham Workout and the New York City Ballet Workout. This place is a haven for the fitness-conscious. One step inside and you'll soon see why its one of the trendiest places to work out at in the city. New York Sports operates gyms all over the city. Check their website for locations and class schedules.
  • Reebok Sports Club

    160 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 362 6800
    Reebok Sports Club, the massive gym and sports center styles itself as New York's most elite spot to work out at, whether you are doing laps in the junior Olympic pool, weight training, scaling the climbing wall, running on a treadmill or track, or taking one of their many classes. Afterwards, members can stay on the healthy track by dining in the gourmet organic restaurant.
  • Lucille Roberts

    80 5th Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States - Phone: +1 212 255 3999
    This location of the chain of ladies-only fitness gyms provides decent fitness facilities in a judgement free, supportive environment. In other words, even if you do not look like a supermodel, you will feel right at home here at Lucille Roberts. In addition to the basic cardiovascular and weight training equipment you can find elsewhere, this club offers plentiful aerobics, step and body sculpting classes. Lucille Roberts is undoubtedly a place to stay in shape with fun.
  • West Side YMCA

    5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 630 9600
    More than just a gym, The West Side YMCA is a thriving community center that offers excellent and diverse fitness facilities. Besides all the basic cardiovascular and free weight equipment available, there are two swimming pools, basketball and volleyball courts, spinning and rowing gyms, and separate stretching rooms. The class schedule is as diverse as any in the city, offering over 100 choices from standard aerobics and step, to chi gong, funk and karate.
  • Vanderbilt YMCA

    224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 United States - Phone: +1 212 912 2500
    This gym/community center is located in quiet, residential Turtle Bay - a few steps away from the United Nations. Thus, a very international clientele patronizes the basic but functional fitness facilities, which include cardio equipment and free weights, basketball and volleyball studios, a swimming pool and a plethora of classes.
  • Harlem YMCA

    180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 United States - Phone: +1 212 912 2100

    This YMCA branch has been serving the Harlem Community for decades. In addition to the excellent fitness facilities, this gym offers a number of youth and community programs. The fitness facility include a swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts, weight training and cardiovascular fitness rooms, handball courts and a number of dance and activity studios. There are also boxing, aerobics, yoga, martial arts and swimming classes.

  • Caren Golden Fine Art (CAFA)

    170 East 87th Street New York, NY 10128 United States - Phone: +1 212 727 8304
    Caren Golden Fine Art (CAFA) used to feature contemporary works of art by mid-career modern artists. Regularly featured artists included Jean Blackburn, Tom Burckhardt, Seong Chun, Ryan Humphrey, Laura London, Gerhard Mayer and Amy Morken. Now, Caren Golden, the proprietor offers curatorial services and offers valuable advice to collectors of artwork. Check website for more details.
  • Taxi Services-Medallion Taxis

    3202 Queens Boulevard New York, NY 11101 United States - Phone: +1 212 692 8294
    Medallion Taxis are the distinctive yellow cabs famously associated with New York City. They are regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). To hail a taxi, simply raise your arm when an available cab approaches; only ones with their numbers illuminated atop the car are in service and not being used. As a taxi rider, you have the right to choose the route used, travel to any destination in the five boroughs of New York City, and have air conditioning or heat on demand.
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal

    625 8th Avenue New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 502 2200
    Port Authority is the center for bus travel to and from New York City. No longer the seedy crossroads it once was, the terminal spans two blocks and is multi-leveled. It is home to New Jersey Transit bus service and major national bus lines such as Greyhound and Peter Pan. Though its size might be intimidating to the business or vacation traveler, there are information booths at every entrance. Main entrances are on both Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Buses run to and from the three major New York area airports (La Guardia, JFK and Newark) for a comparatively nominal fee. There are many shops and eateries to pass the time while you wait for your bus to depart.
  • LaGuardia Airport

    LaGuardia Road New York, NY 11371 United States - Phone: +1 718 533 3400
    LaGuardia, serving the domestic airline market, is the closest and most convenient airport to the city, located east of Manhattan. Taxi cabs into Manhattan charge a minimum fair and take about 15 minutes at non-peak hours (considerably longer during rush hour). You can also take the Carey Express Airport Coach or the Gray Line Air Shuttle. Many private car services are available such as 'Tel Aviv'. The M60 bus line connects to all the major subway lines. Long term parking and rental cars are also available.
  • PATH Trains

    225 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 435 7000
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey runs the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) subway system from New York City to cities in northern New Jersey. Trains run 24 hours, but the schedule is limited late at night. There are stops in Manhattan along Sixth Avenue at 33rd, 23rd, 14th and 9th streets, as well as Christopher Street in the West Village. The World Trade Center is accessible along a different PATH line.
  • Chase Bank - Murray Hill

    450 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 481 0683
    Since merging with Chemical Bank in 1996, Chase Manhattan Bank has been one of the most dominant New York City retail banks and one of the largest banks in the world. First incorporated in 1799, Chase maintains dozens of full service branches throughout Manhattan and even more automatic teller machines. Most Chase branches offer currency exchange services, but customers with special requests should call the main customer service line to find a branch that carries the needed currency.
  • Citibank

    399 Park Avenue New York, NY 10043 United States
    One of the largest retail banks in the world, New York-based Citibank offers dozens of full service branches throughout the five boroughs and even more ATMs. All Citibank branches offer currency exchange, but customers need to place an order by phone. Do call or check website for more details.
  • HSBC

    1185 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 800 975 4722
    HSBC gained a major retail banking presence in New York City recently when it acquired the popular state banks Marine Midland and Republic National. HSBC now has dozens of retail branches throughout New York City. London-based HSBC Holdings is one of the largest banking and financial company in the world. The HSBC branches in New York City provide full banking services, including loans, insurance, electronic banking, traveler's checks and currency exchange.
  • Bank of New York

    1 Wall Street New York, NY 10286 United States - Phone: +1 212 495 1784
    The Bank of New York (BNY) offers full retail banking services at dozens of branches across New York City. Most of these branches have ATM (automated teller machine) service. They also offer full teller services, including currency exchange and traveler's checks, as well as loans, credit, personal banking and investment services. BNY is the oldest bank in the United States, having been founded by American patriot Alexander Hamilton in 1784.
  • Philippine National Bank

    30 Broad Street New York, NY 10004 United States - Phone: +1 212 790 9600
    Since 1918, the Philippine National Bank has had a full-service bank in New York. Commercial banking services include loans, letters of credit, and wire transfers. PNB has 2 branches across New York and you can avail to their services at any one of these branches. The helpful staff at the bank helps you with all kinds of banking services. Check website for further details.
  • U.S. Trust Company of New York

    114 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 852 3739
    Since 1853, when it became America's first trust company, U.S. Trust has been serving as an investment management firm for individuals and corporations. They help the clients manage their financial resources in the most optimal way. The company also furnishes other financial services for its clients.

  • Atlantic Bank

    405 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 752 8300
    Atlantic Bank is a full-service commercial bank with more than $3 billion in assets, placing it in the top five percent of all commercial banks in the United States and ranking it among the top twenty largest banks in the New York metropolitan area. Atlantic Bank has a 75-year old history of serving the financial needs of small businesses and middle market companies, commercial real estate entrepreneurs, investors and consumers. The Bank operates through branch banking offices in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, Dutchess, and several other places. Check website for details.
  • Dime Savings Bank

    209 Havemeyer Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States - Phone: +1 718 782 6200
    Since 1859, when it was possible to open a savings account here with only a dime, the Dime Savings Bank has provided banking services for ordinary citizens. Now the bank serves individuals and businesses all over the Tri-State area. The bank has earned a reputation of being one of most trusted banks of the city due to its impeccable service and customer loyalty.
  • Allied Irish Bank

    405 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 339 8000
    Established in America in the 1980s, the bank proper was founded in Dublin in 1966 but has an Irish ancestry going back to 1825. This is a full-service financial institution and some of the services offered include Treasury Services and Not-for-Profit Financing. Their presence is felt in other cities of the US such as Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

  • Brown Brothers Harriman

    140 Broadway New York, NY 10005-1101 United States - Phone: +1 212 483 1818
    Founded in 1810 by the sons of a successful Irish immigrant, Brown Brothers Harriman is the oldest and largest private bank in America. In 1892, it was the first to issue travelers checks. Today, it has branches in Europe and Asia as well as elsewhere in the Americas. They provide services like Asset Management, Mutual Funds, Equity Strategy Research etc.

     

  • Interaudi Bank

    19 East 54th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 833 1000
    For over 150 years Bank Audi has been operating in Lebanon, even through the most difficult days of the civil war in that troubled nation. They offer services such as Transaction Accounts, Debit/Credit Cards ,Asset Management: Brokerage. Now Bank Audi has branches in the U.S, Switzerland and other countries.

     

  • Bayerische Landesbank

    560 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 310 9800
    An international full-service bank with North American branches since 1973, Bayerische Landesbank has its headquarters in Munich. It now operates in Asia as well as many other locations in Europe. This is the second largest state-owned bank in Germany.
  • 269 Electronics

    269 Canal Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 625 0405
    If you are an electronics hobbyist, New York can be a rough town. Aside from Radio Shack there is only one other place that sells the little components you need to get that project working. 269 Electronics is truly one of the only such shops left in the city. The owner can help you track down a hard to find part or identify an unmarked component.
  • The Baseball Center

    202 West 74 Street New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 362 0344
    Hidden away in an old, Upper West Side bank building, this up to date baseball facility offers devotees of America's pastime, a way to practice their game all year. With batting cages, clinics and private lessons, everyone from beginners to pros can participate. The center also caters to private parties. Rentals include batting cages, baseball and softball machines and pitching mounds. Private lessons are also available. A pro-shop sells sports equipment and clothing too. Check website for details.
  • Manhattan Plaza Health Club

    482 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 563 7001
    This giant, immaculate gym located off Times Square offers everything anyone could want in a health club: cardiovascular machines, free weights, dozens of classes, a sundeck, tennis, swimming pool, climbing wall, café and spa services. Net Pulse entertainment systems are available at all cardio machines. The clientèle consists mainly of people who work in the neighborhood or live in Manhattan Plaza's towers, but actors also like this club due to its proximity to the Theater District. The club also provides plenty of programs for children and families. Check website for details.
  • Times Square TKTS Booth

    47th West Street & Broadway New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 768 1818 / +1 212 912 9770
    If the soaring price of Broadway tickets starts to take a toll on your budget, never fear the TKTS Booth is nearby. Established by the Theater Development Fund in 1973, TKTS offers dozens of tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway at half or three-quarters price on the day of the performance. The more popular shows tend to move fast, so arrive as early as you can before the booth opens. Cash and traveler's checks only.
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

    1 Gustave L. Levy Place New York, NY 10029 United States - Phone: +1 212 241 6500
    Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai Medical Center is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care, education, and scientific research in medicine. This hospital offers emergency room, primary care and rehabilitation services. Cardiac care center, surgical specialties and maternal and child health care are also available. It is a teaching hospital with more than 1,000 beds and nearly 1,800 physicians and is affiliated with NYU Downtown Hospital.
  • Tisch Hospital

    560 First Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 263 7300
    The Tisch Hospital hospital specializes in cardiovascular disease treatment, neurosurgery and pediatric medicine. Emergency room, AIDS and cancer treatment, reconstructive surgery, transplants, orthopedic surgery, pharmacology and women's health are part of the facilities that the hospital provides. It is also a part of New York University Medical Center. The hospital has 730 beds for its patients in addition to the other facilities that it provides. Check website for details.
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

    630 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032 United States - Phone: +1 212 305 2500
    The facilities provided by this center include emergency room, intensive care, obstetrical unit and more. In addition, surgery, urology, neurosurgery and inpatient radiology services are also available. Facilities of this center are shared by New York City's Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Public parking is available at West 165th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.
  • Weill Cornell Medical College

    425 East 61st Street New York, NY 10021 United States - Phone: +1 212 821 0560
    Founded in 1898, Weill Cornell Medical College provides state-of-the-art resources for conducting clinical and translational research. The facilities here include an emergency room and ambulatory services, primary care including pediatrics, gynecology and internal medicine. Surgery services, rehabilitation medicine and neurology centers are also available. It is also affiliated with New York Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Check website for details.
  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division

    First Avenue at 16th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 212 420 2000
    A full-service tertiary teaching hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center provides 1,368 beds. This center also provides services like an emergency room, ambulatory care, primary care, inpatient surgery, radiology and cancer care. It is affiliated with St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Public parking is also available nearby.
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

    1111 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 United States - Phone: +1 212 523 4000
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center came about as a merger between the St. Luke and Roosevelt hospitals in 1979. Emergency room, ambulatory-surgery center, heart center, woman's health pavilion and emergency mental health services are provided here. It is affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center. This is a community hospital with more than 1,076 beds, and there is public parking available nearby. Check website for further details.
  • Bellevue Hospital Center

    462 First Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 212 562 1000
    Bellevue Hospital Center is a major health care center providing inpatient and outpatient services, including a number of intensive care units. Adult and pediatric care and ambulatory services are offered at this hospital run by NYU School of Medicine. Parking available nearby.
  • Lenox Hill Hospital

    100 East 77th Street New York, NY 10075 United States - Phone: +1 212 434 2424 / +1 212 434 2000
    Lenox Hill Hospital is an affiliate of NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. This acute care hospital provides an emergency room and ambulatory services. Treatments include cardiac care, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and primary care.
  • American Travel Abroad

    505 8th Avenue New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 586 5230
    Having been around since the mid 1940s, this is one the oldest travel agencies in America. It specializes in tours to Poland, Central and Eastern Europe. The agency provides a wide array of services, from group travel programs, air and land packages, hotel accommodations, car rentals, fly and drive holidays, independent tours and packages, special weekends and theme tours. They have also expanded their tours to include combined packages of pilgrimages to sacred and historic sites in Poland, Italy and Israel.
  • St. Luke's Church

    186 Decker Avenue New York, NY 10302 United States - Phone: +1 718 442 7224 / +1 718 273 8530
    With a seating capacity of 30, this is one of Staten Island's smaller churches. St Lukes Church actively participates in the annual Super Bowl of Caring campaign. The church conducts services and other events on a regular basis. Call ahead to know more.
  • Greenwich House

    224 West 30th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 991 0003
    This Greenwich Village neighborhood center offers space for meetings, concerts, theater, public assemblies, art exhibitions and more. The center includes a gymnasium, rooftop playground and meeting rooms for up to 50 people. Greenwich House also provides space for a number of programs including a Music School, Pottery School, Senior Center, Counseling Center and Community Services. Check their website for more information on each program and to view the current events calendar.
  • Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church

    552 West End Avenue New York, NY 10024 United States - Phone: +1 212 580 3326
    If Broadway is a bit too risqué for your liking, then head over to Saint Ignatius Episcopal Church. Rector Reverend H. Gaylord Hitchcock Jr. resides over this Anglo-Catholic church located off 87th Street. Open to all, the church has a lot of educational programs and musical performances.
  • Studio Gaia

    601 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 680 3500
    Pubs, boutique hotels, bistros, cafes and chic restaurants all have one ingredient that is of crucial importance to the success. These establishments have all one name in common, Studio Gaia. Blending innovative designs, customized hues and neo-modern furniture is an art that this studio has mastered to perfection. They are the newest kid on the block as far as interior design goes but their success gains momentum with every project. Be it Michael Jordan's restaurant, The Westin chain of hotels or private residences, Gaia promises individuality and exclusivity enhanced by the en-vogue minimalist bend.
  • Avenue of the Americas

    1040 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551 / +1 800 869 9595(Toll Free)
    With Avenue of the Americas you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Avenue of the Americas has just what you need. Visit website for more details.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    1120 Avenue Of The Americas New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. Visit website for more details.
  • Alliance Business Center

    1285 Avenue Of The Americas New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    75 South Broadway White Plains, NY 10601 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. Visit website for more details.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    641 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. Visit website for more details.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    275 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. Visit website for more details.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    575 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. Visit website for more details.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    40 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    1001 Avenue Of The Americas New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. Visit website for more details.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    1325 Sixth Avenue New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. Visit website for more details.
  • AviStar

    130-24 South Conduit Avenue Jamaica, NY 11430 United States - Phone: +1 718 322 2221
    Avistar is part of the Park 'N Fly Network, one of the industry's leading on-line booking engines for airport parking. With facilities nation-wide and growing, parking with Park 'N Fly is fast and easy. By booking your airport parking today you have the peace of mind in knowing that a parking space is reserved when you need it. You never have to worry that a location is full, or that the price is too expensive. The Park 'N Fly Network charges no service fees. Their lots are secure, convenient to the airport and have prompt pick-up/drop-off and helpful employees. To begin booking your airport parking simply click on their website and select the Airport that you wish to park from the drop down menu.
  • G & G Chinese Laundry

    30 Grand Street New York, NY 10013 United States - Phone: +1 212 966 9813
    Want to darn a hole in your sweater, or reduce the hem of your skirt? Is that favourite pair of jeans ripping at the seams? G & G will help you fix it in a jiffy! All kinds of dry-cleaning techniques, old and new are applied for that flawless finish. Even reputed New York designers like Yohji Yamamoto and APC swear by the service. So go ahead and get those tiny tears fixed right away! Please call ahead for hours.
  • All Mobile Video Chelsea Television Studios

    221 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001 United States - Phone: +1 212 727 1234
    Catch the taping of the shows like Change of Heart and the Martha Stewart Show at the All Mobile Video Chelsea Television Studio located on 26th Street. This studio also has been the former studio of the popular talk show host Ricki Lake. You can even check out if they have any technical tours. Call to find out about various schedules, happenings and the registration hours and get your tickets pronto. Call for more information.
  • Al-Mustafa Mosque

    206 East 116 Street New York, NY 10029 United States - Phone: +1 212 831 0228
    For the Islamic community of New York, Al-Mustafa Mosque is the city's location for Muslim worship and other services. This tranquil place draws worshipers with its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. Besides offering the regular prayers, this place is ideal to spend a quite time with yourself.
  • Madina Masjid

    401 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009 United States - Phone: +1 212 533 5060
    For the Islamic community of New York, Madina Masjid (Mosque) is the city's location for Muslim worship and other services. This tranquil place draws worshipers with its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. Besides offering the regular prayers, this clean space is ideal to spend a quite time with yourself.
  • Masjid Manhattan

    20 Warren Street New York, NY 10007 United States - Phone: +1 212 766 1865
    For the Islamic community of New York, Manhattan Mosque is the city's location for Muslim worship and other services. This tranquil place draws worshipers with its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. Besides offering the regular prayers, this clean space is ideal to spend a quite time with yourself.
  • Uthman bin Affan Mosque

    154 East 55th Street New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: 1+ 212 888 7838
    For the Islamic community of New York, Uthman bin Affan Mosque is the city's location for Muslim worship and other services. This tranquil place draws worshipers with its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. Besides offering the regular prayers, this clean space is ideal to spend a quite time with yourself.
  • Sabur Mosque

    2250 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard New York, NY 10030 United States - Phone: 1+ 212 694 2863
    For the Islamic community of New York, Sabur Mosque is the city's location for Muslim worship and other services. This tranquil place draws worshipers with its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. Besides offering the regular prayers, this clean space is ideal to spend a quite time with yourself.
  • Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood

    130 West 113th Street New York, NY 10026 United States - Phone: 1+ 212 662 4100
    For the Islamic community of New York, Islamic Brotherhood Mosque is the city's location for Muslim worship and other services. This tranquil place draws worshipers with its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. Besides offering the regular prayers, this clean space is ideal to spend a quite time with yourself.
  • Physique 57

    24 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 399 0570
    Stop whining every time your jeans don't fit. Instead, dedicate 57 minutes of your time to sculpting yourself. Physique 57 offers a wide range of programs: toning, weight-lifting, ballet, and other flab-burning techniques for the clinically fat, and for those who think they are. Mirrored walls, foot-tapping music and an overzealous trainer make for a good exercise program. And if you don't want to suffer' alone, get your buddies along.
  • Sparty!

    39 East 20th Street New York, NY 10003 United States - Phone: +1 646 736 1777
    Whether it's a bunch with your close girlfriends or office colleagues, no one can pass off a chance for some pampering. Sparty organizes that perfect private or corporate event for you. Let the professional team at this event marketing company wave their magic wands and transform your space into a spa made in heaven. From facials and pedicures to deeply relaxing massages, you and your guests can hand yourselves over to them completely. Companies can also use this service to launch and showcase their products. The Sparty spa experience consists of music, drinks, divine treatments et al. Cocktails and a nice rub down; what could be better than that!
  • SoulCycle

    117 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023 United States - Phone: +1 212 787 1300
    This fitness studio is particularly welcoming, given its spa-like ambiance. It is one of the first indoor cycling studios in New York City, and strives to achieve fitness while connecting you to your inner being. Undergo intense cardio workouts with upbeat music setting the pace. Also, take advantage of the state-of-the-art spinning equipment. Experienced trainers are present to help you every step of the way.
  • Micato Safaris

    15 West 26th Street New York, NY 10010 United States - Phone: +1 212 545 7111
    Being voted the World's Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter by the Travel and Leisure Magazine for four consecutive years, says a lot for Micato Safaris. Specialising in African tours, they play the perfect host while you tread on unfamiliar grounds. Not just food and accommodation are on the cards, but also professional guidance in getting acquainted with the life and culture of the residents. Go ahead, explore the savannahs and marvel at the wildlife. Cameras are handy here!
  • New York Water Taxi

    89 South Street New York, NY 10038 United States - Phone: +1 212 742 1969
    Whether you're just visiting New York City for a day or you've lived here your entire life and want to learn more about your home town, New York Water Taxi's Hop-On/Hop-Off service is the only water ride in NYC where one ticket is all that you need to partake in some of the city's greatest sights, monuments and attractions! Get the best view in town on our top deck and see the entire New York City and New Jersey Skyline including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island and much more - all narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides! A cash bar is available on board to keep you refreshed along the way. Do the complete ride alone in 90-minutes - or go at your own pace, hopping on and off as many times as you like at any one of our four convenient piers (listed below), and have a blast exploring!
  • Bowne & Co., Stationers

    211 Water Street New York, NY 10038 United States - Phone: +1 212 748 8651
    The old art of letterpress printing is kept alive in this quaint 19th century shop. The curators and staff will help you to choose from the ancient wood and metal type to create visiting cards invites or letterheads. Children are given tours to show them how the printing was done in the days of yore. Visit this store and come back with the warm glow of nostalgia.
  • Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew

    263 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024 United States - Phone: +1 212 362 3179
    The members of the United Methodist congregation are dedicated to supporting one another, worshiping together, studying as a group, and fighting for justice. Not only is the church home to an active all-volunteer choir, but this fast growing congregation is also the spiritual residence for a number of students, gays, lesbians, and singles. Even though the sanctuary holds over a hundred worshipers, the alternative, non-traditional environment tries to connect with each congregant on a personal level.
  • Crenshaw Christian Center East

    1 West 96th Street New York, NY 10025 United States - Phone: +1 212 749 9323
    As the spiritual brainchild of Frederick K.C. Price D.D., the Crenshaw Christian Center strives to help its congregation develop a personal relationship with God. With a strong belief in the power of the scriptures, the Crenshaw Christian Center believes that its congregation should act upon God's word.
  • INTIX

    330 West 38th Street New York, NY 10018 United States - Phone: +1 212 629 4036
    The International Ticketing Association (INTIX) is a nonprofit trade organization devoted to the advancement of admission services. Established in 1979, INTIX now represents over 1,200 ticketing professionals in the performing arts, theater, entertainment, professional sports, and college and university athletics.
  • The New School for Drama

    151 Bank Street New York, NY 10014 United States - Phone: +1 212 229 5859
    This high-intensity school for the dramatic arts teaches students the ins and outs of the competitive world of theater. Aspiring playwrights, actors, and directors have the opportunity to work with both professionals and fellow students to push their creative limits. As a bonus for theater-goers, the school puts on a variety of events and performances showcasing the talents of its students. Be sure to check out the website for updated information on events and performance schedules.
  • Broadway Inbound

    330 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 302 0995
    Broadway Inbound provides wholesale and group ticketing services for tour operators and travel industry distribution companies. If you need movie or theater tickets for a large group, this is the place to call. Professional staff and efficient service are some of the features of this company. Call ahead for more rates.
  • Central Presbyterian Church

    593 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065 United States - Phone: +1 212 838 0808
    Central Presbyterian Church, located in the classy Upper East Side of New York, is an exceptional building, renowned for its extravagant architecture. As for the Church, it holds a strong tradition of liberal preaching, outreach to children in need, and great music. New York's only permanent professional choir, Musica Sacra, and the Central City Chorus, a 50-voice volunteer choir society, were both founded at CPC. So come on down and hear what all the commotion is about.
  • Saint Peter's Church

    619 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States - Phone: +1 212 935 2200
    St Peter's Church mixes up Sunday worship by adding jazz music to its services. Enjoy this special blend of scripture and jazz. The parish is friendly and caring and welcoming. Come join in the active, loving and lively community and proclaim the faith of God. Everyone is always welcome here, whether you want some rest and quiet or just need someone to talk to.
  • St. John Baptist Church

    448 West 152nd Street New York, NY 10031 United States - Phone: +1 212 283 2648
    St. John's Baptist Church, wedged between Harlem and Washington Heights in New York City, is the perfect place to head to when in need of peace and quiet. The soothing ambiance provides solitude to those in need for some personal space. Apart from community workshops and prayer services, the Church actively encourages and supports the elderly with it's senior citizen program.
  • Ticket Central

    416 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 279 4200
    Ticket central is a low-cost ticket vendor for a wide selection of Theater, Dance, Opera and Performance Arts groups all oner New York. Purchase tickets online, over the phone, or in person at the box office.
  • Park Avenue United Methodist Church

    106 East 86th Street New York, NY 10028 United States - Phone: +1 212 427 5421
    Whether you are on a spiritual low or if you are just seeking to find a church to fellowship, Pastor Pastor Bill & Pastor Sara are more than ready to welcome you. Enjoy the worship every Sunday morning and if you are on the look out for a more in depth research of the scriptures, you could participate in one of the series they host. Check their informative website for accurate details on when and what is being preached.
  • Forest Hills Tennis Club

    1 Tennis Place Queens, NY 11375 United States - Phone: +1 718 268 2300
    It is acclaimed for hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It has over 800 members, 38 courts, 10 of which are indoors for all year round facility use, along with a junior Olympic pool complex. It also features a swimming pool wherein one can take lessons in the same. Come here with family or friends and indulge in a sporting activity, however if it leaves you too tired then have a wholesome fare at the restaurant here.
  • B Taxi Management Inc

    314 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019 United States - Phone: +1 212 957 0033
    B Taxi Management Inc is one of the premier taxi companies in New York. It's 24-hours services include pickups and drops to the airport or anywhere in the city. They may also take on trips outside the city, on request. Be it shopping, sightseeing or just roaming around the city, just call B Taxi Management Inc and they will be at your service!
  • The Rose Castle

    380 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States - Phone: +1 718 797 5500
    The Rose Castle is as beautiful as it's name and may be this is reason enough to entice you to hold a convincing reception party here. Popular as a kosher catering hall, The Rose Castle is a charming place for grand weddings. There is a main hall, built especially for this purpose. The other smaller halls here can be occupied for smaller parties and gatherings. Having all this, and providing ample space for parking, makes The Rose Castle a lovely choice for grand weddings.
  • Old First Reformed Church

    729 Carroll Street New York, NY 11215 United States - Phone: +1 718 638 8300
    Designed by George L. Morse, this building is beautifully designed with stained glass windows and the interiors are extremely artistic and visually appealing. At this church you can also find an original pipe organ which is quite a rarity these days. The mission of the community besides worship is also to offer sanctuary to anyone seeking spirituality and hope. Join their many organizations and groups which focus on growth and enrichment.
  • Christian Cultural Center

    12020 Flatlands Avenue New York, NY 11207 United States - Phone: +1 718 306 1000
    All Christian believers of Brooklyn meet at Christian Cultural Center to seek spiritual awareness and development. People are welcomed with the view of blooming flowers in the lush garden of this center. As beautiful as the exteriors, the center doesn't let you down with its tastefully decorated classic interiors. The center boasts of a tranquil Prayer Center where visitors can spend few minutes offering their prayers to God. With its museum, mall, restaurants, book store, pavilion garden and community services, there couldn't be a better way to enjoy socialization and leisure.
  • Actors Temple & Theatre

    339 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 United States - Phone: +1 212 245 6975 / +1 212 947 3499(Box Office)
    The Actors Temple was established in 1917 by the shopkeepers of Hell's Kitchen but grew in popularity with the Jewish actors community of Broadway. The Judaic worship center is located in a three-story building with several studios which can be rented for shows, auditions, rehearsals and functions. The synagogue has innovative programs like 'Storahtelling', Jewish Rock and many other modern Jewish adaptations. There are Shabbat services on Friday nights and Saturday mornings as well as prayer services on all Jewish holidays.