Museum Mania

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One thing that New York boasts more of than practically anywhere else is museums. Here’s a diverse sampling of some of the city’s best.

Author: Sarah


Neue Galerie New York

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1048 Fifth Ave
At 86th St
New York City, NY 10028

Phone:

+1 212 628 6200


The Cloisters

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Fort Tyron Park
(at Riverside Drive and 192nd Street)
New York City, NY 10040

Phone:

+1 212 923 3700


P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

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22-25 Jackson Ave
(at the intersection of 46th Avenue)
New York City, NY 11101

Phone:

+1 718 784 2084


The Frick Collection

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1 E. 70th St
At Fifth Ave
New York City, NY 10021

Phone:

+1 212 288 0700


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
At 89th St
New York City, NY 10128

Phone:

+1 212 423 3500


Day 1 - New York City


For centrally located luxury, check into the Pierre, overlooking Central Park just north of Midtown. The Belvedere Hotel offers another central location for the more economically minded travelers. To kick off your week of museums, start at the top: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located on the famed “Museum Mile.” A single afternoon is far from enough time to take in all this mammoth museum has to offer, but it’s worth a visit to explore any one of its special exhibitions or part of its permanent collection. Afterwards, have dinner and a sweet treat on the Upper East Side at Payard Patisserie & Bistro.


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Pierre New York (The)

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Location:

5th Avenue at 61st Street
New York City, NY 10021

Phone:

+1 212 838 8000 / +1 866 969 1825 (Toll Free)


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The Belvedere Hotel

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319 W 48th St
New York City, NY 10036

Phone:

+1 212 245-7000


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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Phone:

+1 212 535 7710


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Payard Patisserie and Bistro

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Location:

1032 Lexington Ave.
(Between 73rd & 74th Streets)
New York City, NY 10021

Phone:

1 212 717 5252


Day 2 - New York City


Have a hearty breakfast at Sarabeth’s, a New York City institution, before visiting the nearby Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. This branch of the Smithsonian Institution is located in an impressive mansion that once belonged to the self-made steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. In the afternoon, take advantage of free Fridays at the Museum of Modern Art. The museum canteen, Café 2, is a great spot for a late lunch or early dinner. If you’ve still got energy for more, head to the Rose Center for Earth and Space (at the American Museum of Natural History), which stays open late on Friday nights.


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Sarabeth's East

Location:

1295 Madison Avenue
New York City, NY 10128

Phone:

1 212 410 7335


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Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

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2 E. 91st St
(at Fifth Avenue)
New York City, NY 10128

Phone:

+1 212 849 8400 / +1 212 849 8351 (Tours)


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Museum of Modern Art

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Location:

11 W. 53rd St
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York City, NY 10103

Phone:

+1 212 708 9400


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Cafe 2

Location:

9 West 53rd Street
Second floor, The Museum of Modern Art
New York City, NY 10055

Phone:

1 212 708 9400


5

American Museum of Natural History

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Location:

Central Park West
at 79th Street
New York City, NY 10024

Phone:

+1 212 769 5100


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Rose Center for Earth and Space

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Location:

Central Park West
at 79th Street
New York City, NY 10024-5192

Phone:

+1 212 769 5200


Day 3 - New York City


A visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art is essential for anyone interested in seeing the best work from established and upcoming American artists. For a slightly less highbrow (but no less entertaining) cultural experience, head to the Museum of Television and Radio, located near the bustling shops and restaurants of Rockefeller Center. For dinner, try the upscale Greek restaurant Anthos, which offers a diverse sampling of meze (small plates) and main courses as well as a well-priced pre-theatre menu.


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Whitney Museum of American Art

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945 Madison Ave
At 75th St
New York City, NY 10021

Phone:

+1 212 570 7721


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Museum of Television and Radio

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Location:

25 West 52 Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
New York City, NY 10019

Phone:

+1 212 621 6800


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Anthos

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Location:

36 West 52nd Street
Between 5th and 6th Avenue
New York City, NY 10103

Phone:

1 212 582 6900


Day 4 - New York City, Brooklyn


Manhattan isn’t the only place where great art is on display. Today, head to the Brooklyn Museum—you can take the 2/3 train to the Brooklyn Museum-Eastern Parkway stop. If it’s nice weather, take a post-museum stroll in the adjoining Brooklyn Botanic Garden, or venture a little further into sprawling Prospect Park. While you’re in the neighborhood, enjoy an early Italian dinner at the homey Al di La Trattoria in Park Slope.


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Brooklyn Museum of Art

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Location:

200 Eastern Pkwy
(at Washington Avenue)
New York City, NY 11238

Phone:

+1 718 638 5000


2

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Location:

900 Washington Ave
At Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
New York City, NY 11238

Phone:

+1 718 623 7200


3

Prospect Park

Location:

Eastern Parkway to Parkside Avenue
At Grand Army Plaza, bounded by Prospect Park West, Parkside Ave., and Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Phone:

+1 718 965 8951


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Al di Là Trattoria

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248 5th Avenue (Carroll Street)
New York City, NY 11215-1201

Phone:

1 718 783 4565 / 1 718 636 8888


Day 5 - New York City


Many museums in New York are closed on Mondays, so grab a bagel breakfast and take the morning to stroll in Central Park. If you’ve got the time, and want a completely different museum experience, head to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, housed in a former tenement building on Orchard Street and dedicated to the history of immigrant life in New York and the United States. Rest your tired feet and enjoy a last New York City meal at ‘inoteca, a small eatery on the Lower East Side that offers delicious paninis and a variety of other small plates.


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Central Park

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Location:

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

Phone:

+1 212 310 6600


2

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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Location:

90 Orchard Street
(at Delancey Street)
New York City, NY 10002

Phone:

+1 212 431 0233 / +1 212 431 0714


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'inoteca

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Location:

98 Rivington Street
At Ludlow St
New York City, NY 10002

Phone:

1 212 614 0473


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