A Day and Night in New York City



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Beginning on the Upper West Side, heading across Central Park and down to Soho and the Village, then up to the lights of Times Square, this is a whirlwind one-day tour of some of New York City's many attractions.

Photo: On the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By Monica Arellano-Ongpin.

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Day 1 - New York


Start on the beautiful Upper West Side (hotels in the area include the Hotel Lucerne) and eat a hearty breakfast (Nice Matin is French and a little more fancy; Café con Leche is a casual Cuban eatery) or grab a bagel to go (H&H on Broadway at 80th Street is considered one of the city’s best). Enter Central Park at 81st Street and walk across the park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After taking in your fill of the world’s most impressive museum (don’t try to do it all in one day or you’ll exhaust yourself; prioritize your favorites), get down to Houston Street by bus (the M1 to South Ferry goes all the way down Fifth Avenue) or subway (6 train from 86th & Lexington to Spring Street) and eat coal oven-fired pizza at Lombardi’s. For a fancier meal (and maybe some celeb-spotting) try the French bistro Balthazar. After lunch, window-shop and people-watch your way through SoHo and the West Village (check out Washington Square, a hub of activity for nearby New York University) and grab a cup of coffee or a pint at the Blind Tiger on Bleecker Street). Make sure to get up to Times Square so you can gawk at the lights, push through the crowds, and still make it to your Broadway show (the St. James Theatre is a favorite for big musicals) on time. Finally, eat a late sushi dinner at Blue Fin and toast a day’s worth of the Big Apple.


1

The Lucerne

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Location:

201 W 79th St
(at Broadway)
New York, NY 10024

Contact:

tel: +1 212 875 1000 / +1 800 492 8122
fax: +1 212 721 1179(Reservations)
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2

Nice Matin

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Location:

201 West 79th Street
At Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10096

Contact:

tel: 1 212 873 6423
fax: 1 212 873 1832
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3

Cafe Con Leche

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Location:

424 Amsterdam Avenue
(at 80th Street)
New York, NY 10024-5857

Contact:

tel: 1 212 595 7000
fax: +1 212 595 0936
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4

Central Park

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Location:

Central Park Driveway
The Central Park Conservancy
New York, NY 10022

Contact:

tel: +1 212 310 6600
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5

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Location:

1000 Fifth Ave
Fifth Ave. at 82nd St
New York, NY 10028-0198

Contact:

tel: +1 212 535 7710
fax: +1212 570 3972
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Lombardi's Pizza Gennaro's Caffe

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Location:

32 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012-4173

Contact:

tel: 1 212 941 7994
fax: 1 212 941 4159
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7

Balthazar

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Location:

80 Spring Street
(between Broadway and Crosby Streets)
New York, NY 10012

Contact:

tel: 1 212 965 1785
fax: +1 212 343 1274
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8

Washington Square

Location:

5th Avenue
South
New York, NY 10003

Contact:

tel: +1 212 484 1200 (Tourist Information)
fax: +1 212 245 5943 (Tourist Information)
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9

New York University

Location:

70 Washington Square South, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Contact:

tel: +1 212 998 2356
fax: +1 212 995 4400
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10

Times Square

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Location:

1560 Broadway, Between 46th & 47th streets
New York, NY 10036

Contact:

tel: +1 212 768 1560 (Times Square Alliance)
fax: +1 212 768 0233 (Times Square Alliance)
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11

St. James Theatre

Location:

246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Contact:

tel: 212 239 6200
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12

Blue Fin

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Location:

1567 Broadway at 47th Street
W Hotel Times Square
New York, NY 10036

Contact:

tel: 1 212 918 1400
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