Areas to Explore

Murray Hill

Notable landmarks here, east of Fifth Ave. and between E. 30th and E. 40th sts., range from the Morgan Library & Museum to Scandinavia House to “Curry Hill,” an enclave so named because of its profusion of Indian eateries.

NoLIta

The area NOrth of Little ITAly—between Broome, Houston and Lafayette streets and the Bowery—contains chic boutiques, ethnic restaurants, intimate wine bars and atmospheric lounges.

Restaurant Row

Located in the heart of the Theatre District, this one-block stretch of 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues is jam-packed with distinctive restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. From Barbetta's old-world Italian to Joe Allen's classic American fare, you will find whatever you're looking for in this only-in-NYC cluster of fine dining, perfect for a pre-theatre prix fixe or a leisurely late-evening meal.

SoHo

Named for its location SOuth of HOuston St., this area was once the stomping ground for New York’s community of artists, but now it is known for its plethora of chic boutiques, art galleries, salons and fashionable restaurants.

Theater District

With its heart at the intersection of Seventh Ave., Broadway and W. 42nd St., this section of Manhattan, between W. 41st and W. 53rd sts. and Sixth and Eighth aves., is a bustling mecca of bright lights and historic theaters. The Times Square Alliance offers travel information, tours, MetroCards and more. Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The visitors center is located at

Theater District

The Theater District is the teeming heart of Midtown West. In the pedestrian plazas of Times Square, costumed characters beckon to energetic crowds under the pulsing lights of towering digital billboards. Locals and tourists gather on the giant red staircase above the TKTS booth, which sells tickets to Broadway shows running at the area’s historic theaters. On busy 42nd Street, chain stores and restaurants abound.

Tribeca

The TRIangle BElow CAnal St. has been gentrified by “settlers” such as Robert De Niro and Gwyneth Paltrow, who prize its lofts, gritty informality and fine restaurants, including Nobu, Acappella, City Hall and Tribeca Grill.

Upper East Side

This neighborhood, where the socially prominent reside, extends from E. 59th to E. 96th sts. and from the East River to Fifth Ave. The stretch of Fifth Ave. along Central Park is called Museum Mile, as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Jewish Museum, Metropolitan Musuem of Art and others line the thoroughfare.

Upper West Side

Bounded by W. 110th St., Central Park West, Columbus Circle and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side counts Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Museum of Natural History among its major attractions.

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