SideWalk: Rockefeller Center

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SideWalk: Rockefeller Center

The winter holidays are a time to treat and be treated, and Manhattan provides a myriad of ways to do both at the same time.  Use this holiday walking tour as a way to make viewing of the Rockefeller tree more exciting, or to turn winter shopping into an exploration of the senses. Start at Delicate … read more

Holiday Shopping on the Side Streets

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Holiday Shopping on the Side Streets

Get out this Small Business Saturday, and every day, shop small, and explore the hidden gems and gift-giving treasures of Manhattan’s Side Streets! With endless unique, beautiful, quirky, crafty, and quality options, your friends and family will be thankful for you this holiday season!

Stock up on … read more

Meet 56th Street

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Meet 56th Street

56th Street was a lesson in the realities of twenty-first century New York: a city beset by constant development and growth where traces of its past exist intermittently – some celebrated, others barely noticed or forgotten entirely. The east side of 56th was largely residential, by far the most peaceful … read more

Norma Kamali

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Fashion & Accessories, Women's Clothing

  • Side Pick

11 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
212 957 9797
normakamali.com
Hours:
M-Sa 10am-6pm
Norma Kamali

Everything at Norma Kamali’s eponymous store feels distinctive, from the layout to the designs of the clothes. In the years since the designer opened her first shop on 53rd street in 1968, she has carved out a style all her own. Her flagship store’s aesthetic is striking – white walls, floor-to-ceiling … read more

Má Pêche

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Food & Restaurants, Asian, Breakfast, Dessert

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15 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
212 757 5878
momofuku.com/new-york/ma-peche
Hours:
Breakfast 7am-11am Everyday; Lunch M-F 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner Su-Tu 5:30pm-10pm; W-Sa 5:30pm-11pm
Má Pêche

David Chang’s Momofuku, since it first opened in the East Village in 2004, has played a significant role in the New York restaurant scene. Expanding to several other locations within the city and outposts in Tokyo and Sydney as well, Mr. Chang’s reputation for excellent dining has never wavered. There … read more

Meet 55th Street

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Meet 55th Street

Parking garages, cleaners, medical offices, hair salons, and many of the other usual suspects abound on 55th Street, but peering between them revealed an abundance of magnificent landmarks and other side street gems.

From east to west there are an array of synagogues and churches rich with history: … read more

Antiques on Sutton

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Home Decor, Antiques

402 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
212 759 9232
Hours:
M-F 9am-6pm; Sa 10am-5pm
Antiques on Sutton

Sutton Place Antiques is a tiny gem tucked away almost as far east as once can go – and it is jam packed with unique items. Run by Laura Willis, the little store is filled with a fascinating collection of antique objects, and truly one of a kind treasures, including lamps, chests, figurines and furniture.

AVA Lounge at Dream Hotel

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Nightlife, Rooftop Bars

210 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
212 956 7020
AVA Lounge at Dream Hotel

It may not be possible to fully capture the allure of Ava Gardner, but the AVA lounge, named after the enchantress, surely emanates her spirit. With Times Square shimmering from below, guests sit on wickerwork lining the perimeter of the space. Many buildings loom above; however, these surrounding high-rises … read more

Meet 54th Street

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Meet 54th Street

It is always a welcome beginning to my walk from the east side of Manhattan to the west when I can sit on a bench and look out at the East River from a quiet pocket park. Sutton Place offers a perfect vantage point to view the bridges and the boats, to meet some of the residents in the neighborhood, … read more

Il Gattopardo

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Food & Restaurants, Italian

  • Side Pick

13-15 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
212 246 0412
ilgattopardonyc.com
Hours:
Lunch: M-F 12pm-3pm; Dinner: 5pm-11:30pm; Sa 11am-3pm; 5pm-11:30pm; Su 11am-3pm; 5pm-10pm
Il Gattopardo

After having successfully occupied the space at 33 West since 2001 – now home to his restaurant, Mozzarella & Vino – twelve years later, owner Gianfranco Sorrentino had a new vision for Il Gattopardo. The restaurant’s current location features two dining rooms, two full bars and a larger kitchen … read more



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