Out of Town Patients New York
Area Highlights & Entertainment
Landmarks: the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations, St.Patrick’s Cathedral, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Bronx Zoo, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, and Ellis Island.
One of New Yorkers’ greatest pleasures is to get away from it all with a stroll through Central Park. Stretching over 51 blocks, there is so much to see and visit in the park. Maps and information boards can be found throughout the park guiding you through the various trails and to the famous landmarks. For more information, please visit www.centralpark.com. Central Park Zoo 64th Street and 5th Avenue, (212) 439-6500
Discover giant polar bears, red pandas and monkeys in the heart of the Big Apple. The Central Park Zoo is home to over 130 species from all over the world. Take a walk through the different climates to witness the animals in their natural habitats – from the penguins in the Polar Zone, to the lizards and snakes of the Tropical Zone, and the Californian sea lions in the Temperate Territory.
830 5th Ave (212) 439-6900
Strap on your skates and set off for a beautiful day of skating in the heart of Central Park. At night, the rink turns into a disco as skaters move to the beat of the music. A perfect date whether on a family outing or a romantic night on the town.
56th Street and Madison Avenue, (212) 833-8100
Discover a world of dreams at this venue, a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Explore the hands-on exhibits where you can create with communication technology and entertainment. A great attraction for children of all ages.
47th – 51st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, (212) 632-3975
There is so much to see and do at Rockefeller Center. Find everything you need and more in 100-plus trendy boutiques, including Anthropologie, Christie’s and Sharper Image. Then grab a coffee to go at Dean & Deluca and head for the 70th floor straight to the observation desk where you’ll discover a spectacular 360-degree view of New York City in all its glory. Still have energy? Take a tour of the NBC studios or Radio City, or check the schedule and attend a taping of the Today Show. For more information, visit www.rockefellercenter.com.
11 West 53 Street, (212) 708-9400
With over 22,000 film, video and media works and 100,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and design objects, MoMA is home to the largest collection of art created between 1880 and today. Visit the many exhibitions, then stop by the MoMA store to find unique gift ideas ranging from the classic to the cutting-edge.
1 East 70th Street, (212) 288-0700
Discover the most famous paintings by some of the most renowned European artists, the finest collection of small bronzes, eighteenth-century furniture and porcelains, and many other works. Visit www.frick.org for more information.
1000 Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, (212) 535-7710
Take a trip from ancient to modern times through more than two million pieces of art and artifacts from around the world. Explore the civilization of Asia with over 60,000 pieces ranging from the second millennium B.C. to early twentieth century. Demystify the language of the pharaohs at the Egyptian exhibit. Over 22 permanent exhibits and a number of special exhibits to explore. Visit www.metmuseum.org for more information.
1071 Fifth Avenue, (212) 423-3500
Admire the works of Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso and Van Gogh in one of the most significant structures of modern architecture. The Guggenheim houses the finest collection of twentieth-century art. Walk along the grand ramp that wraps itself from the ground floor all the way up to the museum dome. For more information, visit www.guggenheim.org.