The Vegolution

W22nd-300-Foragers-1
The Vegolution

In the past thirty years, there has been what Maoz Vegetarian might call a “vegolution.” Manhattan, always a leader in culinary trends, is home to a plethora of vegetarian and vegan restaurants catering to the tastes and preferences of locals and visitors. Whether one of our hidden gems or more … read more

The National Academy School of Fine Arts

1083 5th ave at 89th National Academy Museum School-TA11

click to viewMORE PHOTOS

Arts & Entertainment, Museums
Education & Community, Schools

  • Side Pick

5 East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
212 369 4880
nationalacademy.org
The National Academy School of Fine Arts

The National Academy of Fine Arts has a long and prestigious history. It was founded in 1825 with the goal, in Mary Fisher’s words, of “making American Art as important as European Art.” Mary is the School Administrative Director and wears many hats. She informed me that in the very beginning, the Academicians … read more

West Side Community Garden

W89 142 West Side Community Garden 4-ANC

click to viewMORE PHOTOS

Parks & Gardens, Gardens

  • Side Pick

142 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024
westsidecommunitygarden.org
West Side Community Garden

Some of the most beautiful tulips in the city can be found between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue at the West Side Community Garden. The small green patch of urban wildlife was begun in a vacant lot in 1987. It is entirely run by volunteers. Along with the impressive flower garden, which is the center … read more

Meet 86th Street

86th Intro-TA

click to viewMORE PHOTOS

Meet 86th Street

In the early twentieth century, 86th Street was the heart of the area known as “Germantown.” At one point, New York had the third largest German-speaking population in the world after Vienna and Berlin. By 1900, many of those immigrants had moved to the Upper East Side to settle in what is more commonly … read more

City Swiggers

E 86th 320 City Swiggers-TA10

click to viewMORE PHOTOS

Food & Beverage, Beer Shops

  • Side Pick

320 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
212 570 2000
cityswiggers.com
Hours:
M-Th 1pm-10pm; F 1pm-11pm; Sa 12pm-11pm; Su 12pm-9pm
City Swiggers

City Swiggers, which opened in 2011, is where casual and professional overlap. The atmosphere of the beer shop / tasting room is neighborly and homey, but each staff member is an encyclopedia of beer information and each bottle has been chosen with the utmost care. The eclectic space, which contains … read more

Laytner's Linen & Home

E 86th 237 Laytner's -TA04

click to viewMORE PHOTOS

Beauty & Grooming, Soaps
Home Decor, Bathrooms, Beds & Bedding, Framing, Furniture & Home Furnishings, Kitchens & Kitchen Accessories, Window Treatments

  • Side Pick

237 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
212 996 4439
laytners.com
Hours:
M-Sa 10am-7pm; Su 11am-6:30pm
Other Locations:
2276 Broadway; Brooklyn
Laytner's Linen & Home

After surviving World War II, Helen and Joseph Laytner moved to New York from Eastern Europe in the 1960s and opened their own shop. They started with a classic candy store on the Upper West Side, which was twelve feet wide by forty feet deep. They sold cigarettes and cigars at the front and had a counter … read more

La Mirabelle

W 86th 102 La Mirabelle-TA15

click to viewMORE PHOTOS

Food & Beverage, Brunch, French

  • Side Pick

102 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
212 496 0458
lamirabellenyc.com
Hours:
M-Th 5pm-10pm; F-Sa 5pm-10:30pm; Brunch Su 12pm-3:pm Dinner 5-m-9:30pm
La Mirabelle

Annick and Emmanuel LeDouaron, originally from Brittany, France, opened La Mirabelle – named for a French plum, on the Upper West Side – in 1984. It was initially located farther west on 86th Street, but it moved to its current location in 1998. Sadly, Annick LeDouaron passed away in 2015, but now her … read more

Dancing in the Street

w13 126 peridance capezio center 10 - AI

click to viewMORE PHOTOS

Dancing in the Street

I have been a dance enthusiast for most of my life. Like many, my first introduction to ballet was attending the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with my mother. Fast forward some fifty-five years to December of 2015, I was thrilled to continued this tradition when I had the pleasure of not only taking my … read more

Shining a Light on Chandeliers

53rd. Baccarat Hotel, 20 W. 53rd

click to viewMORE PHOTOS

Shining a Light on Chandeliers

Whether for function or aesthetic appeal, chandeliers grace many of Manhattan’s side street businesses with glowing charm. These fixtures are often hidden behind main attractions like refined dining, well-fashioned clothing, and profound architecture, but this Sideways Story takes a closer look.

Varying … read more

I Will Survive: Downtown Edition

Alex Harsley Photo
I Will Survive: Downtown Edition

In a city where streets change with the seasons, storefronts are renamed or repurposed yearly, and shops open and close faster than we can visit them, the establishments that have been able to stick around for decades – and sometimes centuries – deserve special mention. Scattered throughout Manhattan, … read more



© 2016 Manhattan Sideways. All Rights Reserved. Website by Polivision Productions