Designed by Calvert Vaux in the 1860s as a lookout point for the Great Lawn to the north and the Ramble to the south. Now home to the Henry Luce Nature Observatory. Read more.
Stunning design, view of central park/columbus circle and the food!!! The tuscan soup and salmon are excellent - and I loathe salmon. Simply delish for lunch and dinner in midtown where options are li Read more.
On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Scott Conant is a kid again with the Cheesecake Lollipop Tree, complete with raspberries and bubblegum whipped cream, at David Burke Townhouse. Find more tips at FN Local Read more.
Hating on this nouveau riche French resto is besides the point and will distract you from how much fun it is to get in on the party. The cajun chicken is as addictive as dishes come. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.
Solid food, an exciting wine program (choice bottles are served at cost weekly), and killer terrine. Hey, it's a Daniel Boulud joint, so what else would you expect? [Eater 38 Member] Read more.
Lincoln Center's latest artist-in-residence is chef Jonathan Benno. His 150-seat modern Italian spot comes complete with grass roof and views of the reflection pool and Henry Moore sculpture. Read more.
The best concert auditorium in NYC hosts the world’s greatest orchestras, instrumentalists and singers. Lately, prominent world-music acts and even rock bands have been added to the mix. Read more.
The best spot to discover your new favorite hobby gives you an up-close view of its artisans-in-residence during its daily open studio. Interactive workshops offer hands-on training from the experts. Read more.
In 1966, master painter Marc Chagall painted to enormous murals for the Metropolitan Opera, entitled “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music.” The murals, considered New York treasures Read more.
A throw back to the traditional style of public art, the bronze statue, is Penelope Jenck’s statue of Eleanor Roosevelt at the entrance to Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, which was formerly an Read more.
I always loved the idea of the time capsule. There’s one I mentioned at the 1939 World’s Fair site in Queens, not to be opened until 6939 AD. There’s the one in my parents’ back yard that I buried... Read more.
Everyone knows The Met is the city’s most epic museum, with a vast collection from ancient to modern. I don’t have to tell you that it is a must see. I love to twirl around the period rooms alone... Read more.
The Apple Store flagship is underground, but you can't miss the 32-foot glass cube atop it. Open 24/365, so Mac fans can shop for computers, software and accessories forever. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.
Try the lemongrass caramel ribs here, which Adam Platt calls “the finest ribs (sticky, charred, infused with lemongrass and caramel) ever to be served in the vicinity of 56th Street and Fifth Avenue." Read more.
The Bowery Diner serves breakfast until 5 p.m., dishing morning staples like omelettes, granola and Belgian waffles—served with not-so-standard bacon, frozen custard and chocolate sauce. Read more.
The best museum to spend the day in boasts unparalleled holdings in 20th- and 21st-century art, the Sette MoMA restaurant, a plush movie theater and the MoMA Design Store. Read more.