AKA expands reach to
Asia Pacific, Europe, Gulf Region
with Ascott the Residence
234 East 46th St.
New York, NY
Bold, Basque cuisine serving
tapas and authentic Spanish wine, in a satisfying retreat for United Nations
movers and shakers.
2 Aroma Espresso Bar
Rapidly expanding modern
design, mini–chain of quality coffee, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
3 Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
serves some of the city's best steaks and lobsters to a loyal, local, and
low-key clientele. While there are several other Manhattan steakhouses in the
same quality range, few provide an overall experience as satisfying as Van's.
Modest and attractive casual Vietnamese that pleases all
5 Dean’s Pizza
Dean’s thin crust, brick oven
pizza is heaven, served in a stylish restaurant at reasonable prices. Every
pizza contains homemade mozzarella and a choice of a dozen fresh toppings.
Dean’s also offers a full Italian menu, salads, and a complete wine list.
6 Eastside Social Club
Billy Gilroy (Employees Only)
runs this restaurant and bar in the old Montparnasse space in the Pod Hotel,
where the premises have been transformed into a three-section, 113-seat
restaurant with burgundy-upholstered booths and red carpeting. Plus cocktails
by the Employees Only crew.
Small, sedate, classic Northern Italian at this cozy Midtown
hideaway. Impeccable service, and solid cooking are the hallmarks of this
antidote to trendy.
8 Le Pain Quotidien
International chain of Belgian
bakeries of surprisingly high quality and pleasant atmosphere.
9 Macchiato Espresso Bar
coffee bar and quick sandwiches and salads
10 Patsy’s Pizzeria
In the early 1900’s, working in
the Salumerias of Little Italy, Patsy Lancieri perfected New York Style Pizza.
In 1933, he opened the city’s first Pizzeria Restaurant on 118th Street and
First Avenue, establishing himself as New York’s foremost pizza baker and
inspiring scores of imitators. Over 60 years later, Patsy’s Pizzerias still
proudly serve his famous recipe old–world–style pizza throughout the city.
Modern and casual restaurant serving excellent sushi and American
fare with a global spin.
12 Smith & Wollensky
cowboys herd together over big steaks with knives to match. There's surf and
turf aplenty, improvisations at lunch, and a mostly-American wine cellar.
13 Sparks Steak House
With a super high–quality New
York strip, Sparks achieves that delicate balance between tradition and
big-city chic better than any big-volume steakhouse in Manhattan.
14 Sushi Yasuda
The variety and freshness of
its food, both raw and cooked, puts Sushi Yasuda in the top ranks of NYC’s
Japanese restaurants. But it is the impeccable fish served in a bamboo–surfaced
room that shines.
15 World Bar at Trump International
Everything from the back-lit
marble bar to the bronze tables signals luxury at this bar in the lobby of the
Trump International Hotel.
16 Avra Estiatorio
a breath and relax, as Avra Estiatorio takes you away from the bustling streets
of New York City into a Mediterranean sanctuary. The open kitchen with its magnificent fish
display prepares the freshest selections right from the sea, including Mediterranean
specialties such as Barbounia, Lithrini, and Fagri.
17 La Fonda del Sol
for serving the finest modern-Spanish cuisine, La Fonda del Sol is a great
place for both a vibrant, family-style dinner at the tapas bar or a more
intimate setting in the main dining room.
With an elegant setting and sophisticated wait staff, there is a reason
everyone keeps going back.
18 American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of
the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding
in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and
disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the
universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and
exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific
collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a
panorama of the world's cultures.
19 Broadway Theatre District
stretch of Broadway known as “The Great White Way” runs through the midtown
theater district where millions of people come every year to see classic
Broadway theater performances as well as a variety of brand new shows
introduced every season. Even if you don’t choose to see a show, a stroll
through Broadway’s bright lights and bustling activity proves entertaining
20 Central Park Area
Spanning 843 acres in the heart of
Manhattan, Central Park is one of the world's greatest urban oases,
encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails and tranquil
bodies of water. Designed in the mid-19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and
Calvert Vaux, Central Park today is the centerpiece of the City's public parks
system. Among its landmarks are Wollman Rink,
the Central Park Zoo,
and the Friedsam Memorial Carousel, great for kids of all ages. Sheep Meadow
and the Great Lawn offer sprawling expanses where visitors can relax and enjoy
the outdoors. In the summer, the Great Lawn plays host to free shows courtesy
of The Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, while the Delacorte
Theater is the location for Shakespeare in the Park.
21 Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design
Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted
exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling
perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational
and curatorial programming. It is the mission of Cooper-Hewitt’s staff and
Board of Trustees to advance the public understanding of design across the twenty-four
centuries of human creativity represented by the Museum’s collection.
22 Empire State Building
Iconic NYC skyscraper which soars
more than 1/4 of a mile into the air. The open–air observatory is on the 86th
Floor, 1,050 feet in the air. Quite simply one of the most spectacular views in
23 Grand Central Terminal
One can easily get lost in the sprawling center
of New York City’s mass transit system,
but be prepared for the crowds as this is the commuting center of the city!
Grand Central Station has been completely restored to its original 1913
splendor and houses five exquisite restaurants and cocktail lounges, 20 casual
international eateries in the lower level Dining Concourse, gourmet foods from
the Grand Central Market and the 50 unique specialty shops throughout the
24 Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest
and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of
art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the
present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan
Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th
to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.
25 Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929 as an educational
institution, The Museum of Modern Art is one of the foremost museums of modern
art in the world. Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the
encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and
contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences
that it serves.
26 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as
"The Guggenheim") is a well-known museum located on the Upper East Side.
It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist,
and contemporary art
and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright,
it is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. The
museum opened on October 21, 1959, and was the second museum opened by the Solomon R.
27 The Frick Collection
The Frick is one of the preeminent
small art museums in the United States, with a very high-quality collection of
old master paintings and fine furniture housed in 16 galleries within the
formerly occupied residential mansion of Henry Clay Frick, and in fact, the
paintings in many galleries are still arranged according to Frick's design.
28 United Nations Headquarters
located around the corner from AKA United Nations is the UN Plaza. Each year,
the United Nations General Assembly shuts down most of the streets in the
midtown-east neighborhood of Manhattan, making walking the optimal form of
transportation. Tours of this 18-acre international
territory are available Monday-Friday from 9:45am-4:45pm.