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Shopping

The Shops at The Plaza
A new addition to The Plaza experience is the gathering of the world’s most luxurious shops, high-end boutiques and specialty food purveyors in The Shops at The Plaza.  Occupying 160,000 square feet on six levels, this world-class retail collection also includes a Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa and the Warren-Tricomi Salon.

Location: 1 West 58th Street

Fifth Avenue & 57th Street
Known to be one of the most famous shopping district’s in the world, here you’ll find everything from Louis Vuitton, Versace, Christian Dior, Cartier, Fortunoff, Prada, Harry Winston, Chanel, Tiffany and Co., Henri Bendel's and Bergdorf Goodman.

Location: From Fifth Avenue to 57th Street and 57th Street from Fifth Avenue to Madison Avenue.

Madison Avenue
Prominent for it’s lush designer boutique stores and home to such stores as Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Yves St. Laurent, Valentino, and more. 

Location: Madison Avenue from 57th to 79th Street.

Apple Store
The 20,000-square foot location operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and features a distinctive 32-foot glass cube creating an exciting new destination on Fifth Avenue. The Apple store features more than 100 Macs and 200 iPods for customers to try before they buy, as well as the world’s largest assortment of accessories.

Location: 767 Fifth Avenue (Between 58th and 59th Street)
(212)  336-1440

FAO Schwarz
FAO Schwarz opened its flagship store at the corner of 58th Street and Fifth Avenue in 1986. This world-famous toy emporium has been an essential part of any visit to New York for generations of children- and adults- from every corner of the world.

Location: 767 Fifth Avenue (58th Street and Fifth Avenue)
(212)  644-9400

Museums

Neue Galerie 

The Neue Galerie (which means ‘new gallery’ in German) is devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design.  Located in one of the most distinguished mansions on Fifth Avenue, the museum also offers a bookstore, design shop, and a Viennese cafe.

Location: 1048 Fifth Avenue (86th Street and Fifth Avenue)
(212) 628-6200

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met is one of the world’s largest and most important art museums.  The permanent collection contains more than two million works of art, from classical antiquity, Ancient Egypt, and the European masters to an extensive collection of American and modern art.  In addition to the permanent collection, The Met hosts a large number of traveling exhibits throughout the year. 

Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue (82nd Street and Fifth Avenue) 
(212)  535-7710

The Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage opened its doors in 1997 to pay tribute to Jewish life in the 20th Century.  It is devoted to both the exploration of Jewish heritage and to be a living memorial to the Holocaust.

Location: 36 Battery Place 
(646) 437-4200

The Museum of Modern Art

The MOMA is one of the leading museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.  Its collection of works offers one of the most comprehensive and panoramic views into modern art.  The collection included 22 000 films, 4 million film stills, 300 000 books, and files from over 70,000 artists.

Location: 11 W. 53rd Street (53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue)
(212)  708-9400

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Built by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of six art museums around the world run by the Guggenheim Foundation. It was founded by its namesake in 1937 with his private collection of non-objective paintings of pure abstraction as its core. It continues to be of the world’s most important modern art museums as well as an architectural icon. 

Location: 1071 Fifth Avenue (89th Street and Fifth Avenue)  
(212) 423-3840

Entertainment

Jazz at Lincoln Center

With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and an array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces year-round performances, education and broadcast events.  Led by Wynton Marsalis it will produce nearly 2,000 events during its 2007-08 seasons both at home at Frederick P. Rose Hall and around the world.

Location: 33 W 60th Street # 11 (60th Street and Broadway) 
(212)  258-9800

Metropolitan Opera House

Since its inception in 1883, The Metropolitan Opera has been one of the premier opera companies of the world.  Under the musical direction of James Levine, the home of America's largest classical music organization presents some 240 opera performances annually.

Location: 150 W 65th Street (65th Street and Broadway) 
(212) 362-6000

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