"As soon as I was old enough (1964), I got myself to New York. I learned the subway, went to (now long gone) little movie theaters, sketched in the Bleecker St. Café, and saw everything at the Museum of Modern Art. I was going to college in Brooklyn and found the best free thing to do in New York was to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and it still is, although now I usually do it from Manhattan and then stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The two best movie theaters in NY are now the Film Forum on West Houston St. and the Paris on 58th St. just west of 5th Ave. (You'll understand why when you go.) If you're walking around Midtown, you'll appreciate the bathrooms at the fabulous Japanese department store, Takashimaya, on 5th Ave. between 54th & 55th. The best place for breakfast is the Dining Room at the Neue Gallery, 5th Ave. & 86th, home to the world's most ... [more]
Lloyd Ziff, Photographer
Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is defined by 110th Street on the north and 59th Street on the south, the East River on the east, and Central Park on the west perimeter. In between you will find the following avenues starting from the East Side; York, First, Second, Third, Lexington, Park, Madison and Fifth.
The Upper East Side is home to a majority of the city’s major art museums including The Cooper Hewitt, The Frick, The Guggenheim, The Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Gallery and The Whitney. You will also find here a large upscale residential community centering on Fifth and Park Avenues, and to support it, the upscale shopping of Madison Avenue and the too few private schools over which residents vie for space. Peppered throughout are restaurants and services in keeping with the neighborhood: fancy and fancier. The Upper East Side contains the smaller ...