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The Plan Let’s get started

The Guide The best of the City

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Idling away a summer day in Central Park.

Shows, ticket information, n bars, cabarets, concerts, events, sports

>>TRIP PLANNER Boating, lunching and lateafternoon lounging.

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22 Hot Dates Festivals for music, crafts, food and film

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72 My New York A busy day in the city with Broadway set designer Derek McLane.

GALLERIES & ANTIQUES

Antiques shops and centers, commercial fine art galleries and auction houses

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SHOPPING

Fashion, décor, gifts, t jewelry, spas, department stores, sporting goods, toys

10 Let’s Dance Every type of dance club, for the swinger in you. BY HILLARY LATOS ON THE COVER

The lights of Broadway shine brightly in June, when the annual Tony Awards are given out: This year, it‘s Jun. 8, at Radio City Music Hall. CONNECT WITH US

14 So (Ho) Pretty Hot makeup, cool cocktails.

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WILLIAM FRIERSON

16 Raising the Steaks A mixed menu of NYC events (including a look at new steak houses). BY WILLIAM FRIERSON

18 Act One Two big openings, plus Tony winners talk about where they keep their awards. BY FRANCIS LEWIS 4

MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS

Major art museums, must-see u sights, historical treasures

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DINING

Eateries organized by neighborhood, plus restaurants in the Outer Boroughs

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TRANSPORTATION + TOURS

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Park at the Park Ah, summer in the park. Central Park, to be exact. Make a day out of the lush 843-acre playground that has, quite literally, something for everyone. For eats, go elegant (Lakeside Restaurant) or casual (Dancing Crane Cafe at the Central Park Zoo). Row a boat, bike, bird-watch, rollerskate. Sit on a bench and people-watch. Lie down on the Great Lawn and snooze. Catch a Shakespearean play; pay homage to John Lennon at Strawberry Fields. Or just drink in the marriage of bucolic and urban at this, one of the grandest parks in the world. For my full New York City itinerary, go to wheretraveler.com. TRIP PLANNER

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Start a warm summer morning on a boat in Central Park, like I often do: You can rent rowboats and Venetian gondolas (steered by a gondolier) by the hour at the Boathouse. And if you’re a bird lover, check out the loose-leaf notebook in the Boathouse filled with records of sightings from astute bird-watchers.

I love treating myself to a great lunch—and grand view—at the Lakeside Restaurant in the Loeb Boathouse. I happily munch on tempting dishes, such as roasted baby beets and filet mignon Cobb salad, while observing people lazily boating in the water or walking around the lake. It doesn’t get more serene in New York City.

I’ve boated, I’ve lunched, I’ve wandered around and now it’s time to plop down a blanket and check out the happenings on the Great Lawn, the 55-acre geographical center of the park, considered one of the most famous lawns in the world. Ball games, Frisbee and sleeping in the sun are all for the taking on this grand space.

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LET’S DANCE There are clubs to swing in, tango in, rock in and more, all over the city.

“Put on your red shoes and dance the blues …” was crooned by rocker David Bowie, and he knew what he was talking about. But in this city, it’s more like let’s swing, freestyle, salsa, bachata or even Charleston. As much as the Big Apple is a melting pot of food and cultures, the same can be said about its dance clubs, which on any given night can take you on a musical journey through the last century, from the swinging 1920s, the big band sounds of the 1940s and the Golden Age of jazz, to 1980s pop and 1990s old-school hip-hop, up to the present’s deep house and electronica dance music—the secret is knowing where to look. The tango, one of the world’s most romantic dances.

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SWING Relive the big brass instrumentals and The cavernous Webster Hall, still soulful vocals of the golden age of jazz going strong as a dance club. at Swing 46. One of the only dedicated swing-jazz supper clubs in New York City, Swing 46 is open nightly, transporting patrons back in time to the glamorous 1940s with different bands performing jazz classics. Free swing dance lessons are offered every night as well, with “industry night’‘ on Tues attracting professional dancers. For dinner, Swing 46 offers a $30 prix fixe menu. A Thurs Date Night package for $75 includes the three-course dinner for two along with a bottle of wine, or the option to order off the à la carte menu. 349 W. 46th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.262.9554. Every Fri, Old Hollywood is resurrected in the East Village’s bilevel Ella Lounge. Upstairs, starting at 8 p.m., Fleur Seule channels Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday, belting out vintage international jazz covers. Patrons are encouraged to dress in “vintage elegance” and do the Lindy Hop or jitterbug along with the band in the main cocktail lounge, which evokes the ambience of the 1930s. Time stands still, and it’s the golden age of F. Scott Fitzgerald in the intimate downstairs piano lounge, with its candlelit red leather banquettes and parquet harlequin floors, which make patrons feel like they are stepping back to New York’s speakeasy past. Only cocktails are served here, and the specialty drinks pay homage to stars of the silver screen, like the James Cagney, Clark Gable or Rock Hudson, all made with seasonal ingredients and housemade infused liquors. 9 Ave. A, btw E. 1st & E. 2nd tive Chef Eric Francou serves authentic Austro-Hungarian sts., 212.777.2230. pub fare, like Hungarian goulash and dumplings, and Jäger-

Culture Club transports us back to the future with retro goodness, playing classic bubblegum pop from the 1980s.

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NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND MORE Get your funk on at the Hungarian-themed Radegast Hall & Biergarten in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. On weeknights and weekend afternoons, live bands play and belt out vocals, and whether they specialize in jazz, swing or funk, it’s always a party in this casual and airy beer hall with a skylit roof. The place is filled with Williamsburg hipsters and older, pregentrification locals. Shared picnic table seating creates a convivial environment in which to strike up conversation with a stranger. During the day, the large beer garden, which can accommodate a few hundred people, also serves as the dance floor when the band starts playing around the tables and musicians start dancing with the guests. At night, more live bands play in the beer hall, with dancing around the large curved bar area and among the wooden tables. Execu-

schnitzel. 113 N. Third St., at Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.963.3973.

1990S POP AND OLDSCHOOL HIPHOP Though most of its patrons were born when these tunes were just hitting the airwaves, Culture Club transports patrons back to the future with retro goodness, playing classic bubblegum pop from the 1980s along with new wave, 1990s grunge and old-school hip-hop. Even those in their 40s and 50s will appreciate a walk down memory lane, as they take in the club’s large collection of nostalgic memorabilia. The four-story, 25,000-square-foot space is lined with 1980s and 1990s movie and concert posters, decorated with Pac-Man paraphernalia and neon black light graffiti, and features a thumping dance floor similar to the one John Travolta busted his moves on in Saturday Night Fever. Though w w w. wh ere trave ler.c om

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food isn’t served here, potent libations pay a nod to memorable 1980s films with drinks like Purple Rain and Indiana Jones. 20 W. 39 St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.921.1999. Webster Hall is one of the few remaining megaclubs from the 1990s. With 40,000 square feet spread over four floors, its five party rooms offer unique experiences. The Thurs House Party has a 1990s hip-hop band in the Grand Ballroom, a “1992” themed party in the Marlin Room, reggae on the balcony and EDM and hip-hop DJs in

Dance facts … The salsa is actually a homegrown dance, originating in New York City in the mid-1970s. It evolved from dances such as the mambo and the cha-cha, but also was influenced by swing dancing and the hustle, and borrowed from elements of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban dance, such as the pachanga and the guaguancó.

ally get started until midnight. 511 Lexington Ave. btw E. 47th & E. 48 sts., 212.593.7575. For salsa novices, Iguana Restaurant & Dance Lounge offers free salsa and bachata lessons Wed and Thurs at 6 p.m. From Wed through Sun nights, Iguana plays a mixture of salsa, bachata and merengue in its secondfloor Latin dance club, which holds around 150 guests. On weekends, the downstairs nightclub has a throbbing dance floor, and a DJ plays hip-hop, Top 40, Latin music, freestyle

the basement. Admission is free for ladies all night, and guys sporting flat tops (the popular 1990s-style crew cut) can skip the line and gain free admission. 125 E. 11th St., btw Third & Fourth aves., 212.353.1600.

SALSA AND TANGO LQ stands for Latin Quarter, and this Midtown club heats up at night with the Latin beats of the city. The LQ Club includes more than 15,000 square feet: There are three different VIP areas, and the nonstop Latin music of all types (but especially salsa) reverberates throughout this cavernous club. Don’t come too early, though: The dancing doesn’t re-

and disco. Banquettes with bottle service are available for those taking a time out. This three-floor complex also serves contemporary Tex-Mex food on the ground floor in a warm hacienda-style dining room. 240 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.765.5454. Club Cache is NYC’s most famous underground salsa nightclub, fashioned for serious salsa dancers. A no-attitude, no-frills, no-kitchen spot, patrons come here strictly to get down and dance. Some of the best salsa dancers in the country come to strut their moves every Thurs and dance bachata every Fri, with free classes starting at 9 p.m. Specialist salsa DJs spin a mix of classic salsa, mambo and a hint of hard-to-

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NYC dance clubs heat up quickly with jam-packed dance floors.

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find cha-cha tracks. 22 W. 39th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 347.385.6745. Experience the 18th-century art of traditional Andalusian flamenco, now experiencing its moment in the spotlight at La Nacional, which is supported by the New York Center for Flamenco Performing Arts. A traditional restaurant for members of the Centro Español “La Nacional” is located on the first floor. On the second floor of this brownstone is the tablao, Alegrias La Nacional. The performance space has the feeling of a dance hall that can accommodate 100 people, yet it provides an intimate setting in which to enjoy live theatrical performances. It’s like being in a small café in Seville. To ensure an authentic experience, and to keep this exciting art form current today, most of the professional singers, dancers and musicians who perform here were trained in Spain. The tablao serves reasonably priced traditional and authentic tapas, including montaditos and patatas bravas, as well as main courses such as Andalusian paella, and, of course, the requisite sangria. Two shows play every Sat evening, with a $22 cover (cash only). Alegrias La Nacional Theater, 239 W. 14th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 917.667.2695. Finally, if there is a dance form that can stir up feelings from its large, emotive movements, it would be tango, with its haunting melody and expressive form of attachment and detachment between partners. Prepare to be transported to that romantic café in Argentina at Tango House. Housed in NoLIta, the Tango House is every bit as authentic as its Buenos Aires counterpart. Street level is the Malbec Restaurant & Wine Bar, which offers a a pre-theater set menu with authentic dishes, such as gaucho-style grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, and features an extensive selection of Argentinian wines. Downstairs is the Tango House itself, with a cozy and elegant bar serving a selection of malbecs and seasonal cocktails (appetizers are also offered), while farther back

A few facts … Flamenco dancing, which dates back to 1774, occurs in four main settings: the juerga, an informal sponataneous gathering; tablaos, cafés throughout Spain, where many famous flamenco dancers got their start; professional concerts; and theatrical dance presentations, similar to ballet.

is a performance area with a cabaret vibe, street-art murals on exposed brick walls and small round tables close to the stage. Shows are held Thurs, Fri and Sat evening and include a tango performance of “The Showcase of Esquina Carlos Gardel” that features dancers, musicians and singers, creating an emotionally driven performance. 428 Lafayette St., btw Astor Pl. & E. 4th St., 212.419.4645. So, no matter what your preference, if you’re in the mood for dance, we’ve got you covered. w w w. wh ere trave ler.c om

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So(Ho) Pretty! Professional makeup has long been within the reach of only the rich, but NYC shopping mecca SoHo has rolled out beauty bars—accessible to all—to match its designer digs. Whether you want a fullblown makeover or just the perfect shade of lipstick, these recently opened spots have you covered, from lash to lip. —Joni Sweet — Perfect your pucker at BITE Beauty Lip Lab (174 Prince St., at Thompson St., 646.484.6111), where artists help customers customize the hue, scent, finish and case of bespoke lipstick.

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Bring your cosmetics bag to Rouge New York k (130 Thompson St., btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.388.1717), where celebrity makeup artist Rebecca Perkins and her team will advise on what to toss, keep and add before applying a gorgeous look of your choice. Let the pros at Pucker (129 Grand St., at Crosby St., 212.334.3690) give you a smoky eye and bold lip, then head downstairs to the loungy dressing room to complete your look using the available hairstyling tools. Get risqué with cosmetics, such as “Orgasm” blush and “Sexual Healing” lipstick, from legendary NARS (124 Prince St., btw Greene & Wooster sts., 646.356.0423).

SUMMER SIPS

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ter, candied grapefruit, club soda). 42 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.477.0777

NERAI A Greek resto may not come to mind when searching for cocktails, but this small, elegant Gramercy Tavern’s spot has a fruity N/A-Groni menu inspired by up even more at Greek mythology wheretraveler.com (just sweeter). restaurant Persephone and bar listings! (prosecco, CoinCity heat makes quenchtreau, St. Germain, pomegranate) ing thirst a hot priority. will leave you feeling like the queen We’ve sipped our way to of the underworld. 55 E. 54th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.759.5554 fast-track refreshment, with fruit-

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based cocktails, both boozy and virgin. Time to get a little fruity. —William Frierson TABLAO Leave it to a restaurant inspired by Spain, the land of midday siestas, to create the ultimate relaxation cocktail.l. Berry Good Mojito (rum,, lime, mint, sugar and a berry medley) gets higher marks for its flavorr and fragrance than its pun of a name. Sangria a and live flamenco show ws (Wed & Fri) add to the appeal. 361 Greenw wich St., btw Harrison & Franklin sts., 212.334.4043 GRAMERCY TAVERN Restaurateur Dann ny Meyer’s ever-popu ular spot mixes cocktails that stand up to th he venue’s rap—and the selection of virgin sips is (surprisingly y) satisfying. Go for the booze-free spin on n the negroni: N/A-G Groni (San Pellegrino’s Sanbit-

ROUGE TOMATE An in-house juice bar fuels a fresh list of offerings— alcohol-free (Cucumber Cooler: cucumber, lemon, dill, seltzer) and nice ‘n’ strong (chamomile-infused gin, Yellow Chartreuse, apple, lemon, elderflower, sage)—at this haute health-food haven. health 10 E. 660th St., btw Madison & Fifth a aves., 646.237.8977

Nerai’s Persephone

EVELYN DRINKERY Cocktails are a taken seriously at this ssmall spot with an ambience that blends homey and baroque. Madeleine’s Rose e (gin, Lillet Rosé, raspberrry, lemon, rose water, cava a) is mixed with fruity finessse. 171 Ave. C, btw E. 10th & E. 11th sts., 212.254.7772 POCHA 32 A hip Korean hau unt boozes up staple sum mmer fruit with Waterme elon Soju, a hollowedoutt melon brimming with cle ear rice liquor, pink pulp and d fizzy lemon-lime sod da. Fun for 4-6. 15 W. 32nd d St., 2nd fl., btw Fifth Ave. & Broad dway, 212.279.1876

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Raising the Steaks While New York strip and sirloin steaks bear our city’s name, if NYC were a cut of beef, our bet is that it’d be filet mignon—coveted, mouthwatering and expensive. This town doesn’t mess around when it comes to meat, and these Downtown steak houses, both new and revamped, are red-blooded proof. Meat you there.—William Frierson AMERICAN CUT Iron Chef winner Marc Forgione’s beef palace expands to TriBeCa, exuding a masculine brand of luxury (it’s an Art Deco throwback, straight out of Mad Men). The New York City Cut—a bone-in rib eye with a pastrami-spice crust—is a decadent homage, while the surf ‘n’ turf—a titanic tomahawk beef chop plated with sriracha-chili lobster— easily stuffs two. 363 Greenwich St., btw Harrison & Franklin sts., 212.226.4736 MORTON’S THE STEAK HOUSE A beacon of resurgent, post-9/11 Lower Manhattan (and right by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum), this year-old outpost has a chic look, with a lounge featuring black glass and a dining room with metallic tones. Think: slick suits and power lunches. Double-cut filet mignon is a tender treat. 136 Washington St., btw Albany & Cedar sts., 212.608.0171

Surf ‘n’ Turf at American Cut

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Costata’s Tomahawk Beef Chop

COSTATA With a name that means “rib eye” in Italian, Chef Michael White’s new place specializes in the cut, with a 42-ounce, dry-aged take with marbling to rival the Taj Mahal. Notable pasta dishes and eye-catching art by Nasser Azam, too. 206 Spring St., btw Sullivan St. & Sixth Ave., 212.334.3320

At the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party (Jun. 14-15, Aug. 16-17; tickets at www.jazzagelawnparty .com), revelers in their 1920s best descend upon Governors Island for Prohibition Era fun. Expect gramophones playing nostalgic ditties, big band performances and a Charleston dance contest. Luckily, the 18th Amendment no longer applies—Chef Jimmy Carbone has curated a menu of period bites and, yes, timewarp cocktails. F. Scott Fitzgerald would be so proud.

THRILL RIDE What moves at speeds of 65 mph, dwells by the water, is 125-feet-tall and stops the hearts of all who encounter it? No, it’s not Godzilla. We’re talking the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster, a thrilling new addition to Luna Park, the iconic amusement park in Coney Island (1000 Surf Ave., btw W. 8th & W. 12th sts., Brooklyn, 718.373.5862). It’s a new take on the Cyclone, which debuted in 1927—but this time made of

Morton’s The Steakhouse’s new look

steel, not wood. Whew.—W.F.

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Act One

TONY TRIVIA

Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub in Act One

Hart chronicled his success story—from stagestruck kid to first hit as co-author, with George S. Kaufman, of Once in a Lifetime— in his best-selling autobiography, Act One, published in 1959 and still in print. With the memoir to inspire

him, James Lapine, a double-threat talent like Hart, has written and directed Act One (Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200), the new Broadway play that has been nominated

for five Tony Awards, including Best Play. (Act One learns its fate when the Tonys are handed out on Jun. 8; for the record, Hart won his only Tony in 1957, for his direction off My Fair Lady). y Many of the play’s best lines are taken verbatim from the book, including this loving observation,, which surely resonates with every theater buff: “The theater is not so much a profession as a disease,” says Hart, “and my very first look at Broadway was the beginning of a lifelong infection.” If Act One is your very first Broadway show, get ready to run a fever.

ACT TWO The scene of many a glamorous Broadway openingTavern on the Green in Central Park (entrance on

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night party before it closed on Dec. 31, 2009,

You’ve won a Tony Award, Broadway’s most coveted honor. So, where do you keep it? We asked these four past winners. Tom mmy Tune: The actor, director and cchoreographer has nine Tonys, h which he has arw ran nged on a bookshe elf ladder in his apa artment. “There are e nine rungs on tthe ladder,” he says, “and there’s one on each.” Chita Rivera: The two-time Best Actress in B a Musical likes to keep her “twins” together. “It seems to make them happy,” she says. “They’re in a glass cabinet in my living room. When walking by, I sometimes slow down and look in disbelief.” Joel Grey: Grey won a slew of awards as The Emcee in Cabaret, t including a Tony, which is on a windowsill in his study. “I keep it with my Oscar—how pushy is that!” he says. “The Oscar is in the center, beside the Golden Globe and BAFTA.”

back. Completely renoDonna McKechnie: Tragedy befell McKechnie’s 1976 prize (for Best Actress in a Musical, A Chorus Line): “My cat knocked my Tony off the mantel, and the stem broke. I put it in a brown paper bag … I guess the message is, the feeling is inside, not in the object.”

vated and redesigned, the restaurant is more dramatic than ever, thanks to the input of Tony winners John Lee Beatty (set design) and Ken Billington (lighting design). Chef Katy Sparks has top billing in the kitchen.

Tavern on the Green reborn

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PHOTOS: ACT ONE, JOAN MAR CUS; TAVERN ON THE GREEN, R OBIN CAIOLA

Moss Hart (1904-1961) rose from abject poverty in the Bronx and Brooklyn to fame and fortune on Broadway as a playwright and director. How did he do it? He followed his dream.—Francis Lewis

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Splash of Sun

BREEZY BAUBLE Queens-born jewelry designer Roberta Chiarella dives into the sea for inspiration for her Summer Wind Necklace, $48. Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., btw 55th & 56th sts., 212.247.1100

STREE BEATS STREET NYC-b based Mojo Backp packs puts speak kers in the Boom mbox Masta M Blasta, $6 60. Dr. Jay y’s, 17 W. 34th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.695.3354

PERFECT SHADES With nearly a century of experience offering glasses to New Yorkers, MOSCOT unveils the Governor Sunglasses Sunglasses, $295 $295. 108 Orchard St St., at Delancey St., 212.477.3796

GOLD TO HOLD The Ita Collection glams up summer style with the made-in-NYC Talla Envelope Clutch, $1,575. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000

STATEMENT SNEAKERS Gotham-style darling kate spade new york and Keds kick off slip-on season with their Champion Laceless Hexagon sneakers, $75. Kate Spade, 454 Broome St., at Mercer St., 212.274.1991

PHOTOS: CLUTCH, COUR TESY OF ITA; NECKLACE, COUR TESY OF R OBER TA CHIARELLA; BACKPACK , COUR TESY OF MOJO; SUNGLASSES, COUR TESY OF MOSCOT

Section S i Subhead Syou’re bh dpicnicking Overall O ll theme hin Central for f section i strollis i stated here Whether Park, ing the Coney Island boardwalk or tanning on a city rooftop, let your style shine by slipping on one (or more!) of these accessories.—Joni Sweet

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WHERE CALENDAR JUNE 2014 Compiled by William Frierson; Edited by Francis Lewis

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Drums Along the Hudson in Inwood Hill Park Brooklyn Film Festival (thru Jun. 8)

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Taste of Times Square on W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Ninth Ave.

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Futurebirds at Rough Trade NYC Red Hook Fest at various venues (thru Jun. 7) Smokey Robinson at Beacon Theatre Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park (+ Jun. 8) World Championship Boxing: Cotto vs. Martinez at Madison Square Garden

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It’s no coincidence that the rainbow flag is the symbol for LGBTQ pride—the range of human sexuality is as varied as the color spectrum. And NYC is one colorful town, particularly so as queers, queens, allies and advocates take to the streets to celebrate the changing social tide (begins at 36th St. & Fifth Ave., ends at Christopher & Greenwich sts.). Check www.nycpride.org for even more events and parties during Pride Week (Jun. 22-29). You’ll have a gay ol’ time.

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NEW YORK ELECTRO ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTI VAL > JUN. 28 Abrons Arts Center in the Lower East Side is overtaken by video art and performances that combine electronic composition with live performance. www .nycemf.org 1

NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL > JUN. 1219 Headquartered in Williamsburg’s McCarren Park, this groovefest features live shows from musical innovators, from Beirut to Dan Croll to Talib Kweli. Plus, films and tech. www . northsidefestival.com 2

3 SUMMERSTAGE > JUN. 3AUG. 24 Musicians, from Jon Batiste to Sisquó, perform during an outdoor fest with rain-orshine shows in various city plots, from Central Park to East River Park. www.sum merstage.com

MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK > JUN. 21 The summer solstice is celebrated with over 1,000 free street performances, in varied genres, throughout the five boroughs, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. www.makemusicny.org

open-air ballrom, where bands play swingin’ tunes, from disco to calypso, for a night of dance fever. www .midsummernightswing.com

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The Governors Ball attracts wild crowds. JUN. 6-8

The Governors Ball Vampire Weekend, The Strokes and more on Randall’s Island

Figment NYC, Governors Island (+ Jun. 7)

American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center (+ Jun. caption here 7, 8 &capt 15)

Courtney Barnett at The Bowery Ballroom Tigers Jaw at Williamsburg Hall of Music Little Dragon at Terminal 5 (+ Jun. 21) Solstice in Times Square on Broadway, btw W. 42nd & W. 47th sts. Mermaid Parade in Coney Island

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Savion Glover opens at Joyce Theater The Eastern Sea at Mercury Lounge Last chance to see Camille Henrot’s The Restless Earth at New Museum

PHOTO: THE GOVERNORS BALL, FOREST WOODWARD

JUN. 29: NYC Pride March

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Neighborhoods

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Day Trip to DUMBO, Brooklyn Wander Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, verpass, where indie bookstores, haute boutiques and spectacular city vistas make for an artsy chic experience.—J —Joni Sweet RIVERSIDE RIDE Soak up the summer sun at Brooklyn Bridge Park k (Plymouth St., btw New Dock & Adams sts.). The waterfront area offers picture-perfect views of lower Manhattan, a grassy lawn for picnics, concession stands, a playground and outdoor event spaces. Don’t leave without taking a ride on Jane’s Carousel, a historic attraction with 48 carved wooden horses and two chariots that have been painstakingly restored by hand to their 1922 elegance.

SUGAR HIGH In 2010, Alison Oblonsky took the sense of style she had cultivated d from more than 25 yearrs in the fashion industry and launched Dewey’s Candy (141 Front St., at Pearl St., 718.4 422.1333). The colorfu ul sweetshop temp pts with a selection of retro classics, modern favorites and international finds (left)—all underneath a chandelier of jumbo lollipops dangling from ribbons.

HEART OF ART DUMBO’s art community struts its stuff in a restored factory that boasts a postindustrial feel. The exhibition spaces at 111 Front Street Galleries (111 Front St., btw Adams & Washington sts., safetgal lery.com) showcase ever-changing displays of multimedia works from both local and international names, along with artists-in-residence. DOWN-HOME GRUB DUMBO families savor straig ghtforward Italian cuisine at AlMar (111 Front St., btw Adams & Washington sts., 718.855.5288), a caash-only trattoria that’s especially popular forr weekend brunch h. Weekend mornings ffeature eggbased enb tré ées, while the dinner menu boasts pasta, bruschetta, b roasted meats and pan-searred seafood. ECLECTIC CLOSET Girly girls and tomboys alike can score stylish finds at EHVonnae (145 Front St., btw Pearl & Jay sts., 718.310.3686), a cozy boutique with a curated selection of fashion-forward apparel, trendy footwear (above), statement accessories, hip sunglasses and beauty products.

PHOTOS: DEWEY’S CANDY, ALISON OBLONSKY; BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK, JULIENNE SCHAER; EHVONNAE, STYLEEXPO

DOG-EARED PAGES Bibliophiles, rejoice: Indie bookstores thrive in cool, smart DUMBO. P.S. Bookshop (76 Front St., at Washington St., 718.222.3340) stocks its floor-toceiling shelves with rare titles and new and used books in multiple languages; The PowerHouse Arena (37 Main St., at Water St., 718.666.3049) carries many NYC-specific titles and hosts readings, art shows and events; and Singularity & Co. (18 Bridge St., 1G, at John St., 347.460.7724) specializes in sci-fi, fantasy and vintage pulp fiction.

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Shakespeare for Free In 1962, free theater in Central Park was considered a radical concept; 52 years later, it’s a summertime tradition. Intended to make the Bard accessible to all, Shakespeare k has welcomed more than 5 million playgoers to 150-plus productions. The in the Park 2014 season kicks off with the comedy Much Ado About Nothing, starring Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater as confirmed bachelors who fall in love in spite of themselves. Much Ado About Nothing, Delacorte Theater in Central Park, entrance at Central Park West & W. 81st St., 212.539.8750, Jun. 3-Jul. 6

Broadway Opening HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME LC4250(Previews begin

Jun. 2, opens Jun. 19) The hip-hop and rap lyrics of Tupac Shakur have inspired this original musical about family, friendship and hope in the inner city. Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $59-$139. www.hollerifyahearme.com. Palace

Theatre, 1564 Broadway, btw W. 46th & W. 47th sts., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5

Broadway A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERT LC197304 ony Award Nominee

2014!! (2 hrs 20 mins) In the new musical comedy, the black sheep of the D’Ysquith family will do anything to

become the next earl, even murder his nearest and not-so-dearest. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $99-$137. www.agentlemansguidebroadway .com. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 A RAISIN IN THE SUNTony Award Nominee 2014! LC408(2 hrs 40 mins) The

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TOP OF THE POP-UPS The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop (Paramount Hotel, 235 W. 46th St.), open thru Jun. 8, sells Tony-themed T-shirts, posters and more.

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Guidelines The dates, hours and prices in these listings are subject to change. Furthermore, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows can close after Where® goes to press. It is therefore best to call to confirm if the show of your choice is still running. For even more entertainment choices, visit us online at www.wheretraveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. unless otherwise noted.

MAP LOCATIONS The references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 68-70.

TICKET INFORMATION Tickets for Broadway and Off-Broadway events, can be purchased at the individual box offices or through ticket agencies such as CenterCharge (212.721.6500) for Lincoln Center events, Telecharge (212.239.6200), Ticket Central (212.279.4200) and Ticketmaster (877.250.2929). Service fees vary. Independent brokers, such as Continental Guest Services (212.944.8910, 800.299.8587, www.continentalguestservices.com), help with securing hard-to-obtain tickets for shows, sports and concerts. For information, up-to-the-minute news, tickets and discount offers for Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals, go to www.broadway.com. The Broadway Ticket Center (Times Square Visitors Center, 1560 Broadway, btw W. 46th and W. 47th sts. Map 1, F5) provides information about special events. Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. At givenik.com, 5 percent of the ticket price (discount, full or premium) goes to the charity of the ticket buyer’s choice.

Day-of-performance discount tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows may be purchased by credit card, cash or traveler’s checks at the three TKTS booths in Times Square (Father Duffy Square, W. 47th St. & Broadway. Map 1, F5), in Lower Manhattan (at the corner of Front & John sts. Map 1, N7) and in Brooklyn (1 Metro Tech Center, at the corner of Jay St. & Myrtle Ave. Map 3, D4). Times Square: For sameday evening shows: Mon, Wed-Sat 3-8 p.m., Tues 2-8 p.m., Sun 3-7 p.m.; for same-day matinee performances: Wed & Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 7-Day Fast Pass: Return within seven days of a TKTS purchase, with your TKTS stub, and walk up to Window #1 thereby avoiding long lines. Lower Manhattan: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Brooklyn: For same-day evening and next-day matinee performances: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, log on to www.tdf.org.

revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play about three generations of an African-American family living on Chicago’s South Side stars Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo and

Anika Noni Rose. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $67-$149. www .raisinbroadway.com. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 ACT ONET LC5084 ony Award Nominee 2014!

(2 hrs 45 mins) Playwright/director Moss Hart’s best-selling autobiography is the basis of James Lapine’s new play. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $77$137. www.lct.org. Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, D4 AFTER MIDNIGHTTony Award Nominee 2014! LC572304(1 hr 30 mins, no

way.com. Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE BOOK OF MORMON LC391270(2 hrs 30 mins)

Two Mormon boys from the States are on a mission in Africa in the irreverent musical comedy smash hit, winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $69-$175. www.bookofmor monthemusical.com. Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

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intermission) The Jazz Age lives again in this new musical revue celebrating Harlem’s Cotton Club. Special Guest Star: Fantasia (Thru Jun. 8), Patti LaBelle (Jun. 10-29). Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $60-$142. www.aftermid nightbroadway.com. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5 ALADDINTony Award Nominee 2014! LC7064(2 hrs 20 mins) Disney’s new musical

comedy is an exotic magic carpet ride, filled with romance, special effects and songs from the 1992 animated feature. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $59.50-$125.50. www.aladdinthemusi cal.com. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717. Map 1, F5 ALL THE WAYTony Award Nominee 2014! LC21640(3 hrs) Bryan Cranston of TV’s

Breaking Bad d makes his Broadway debut as President Lyndon Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s new play about the passage of a landmark civil rights bill. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $57-$142. www.allthewaybroadway .com. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, E5 BEAUTIFULTHE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Tony Award Nominee 2014! LC4210(2 hrs

20 mins) The new musical traces the rise of the singer/songwriter, from her early days as Carole Klein, an aspiring composer from Brooklyn, to her international success as Carole King, charttopping sensation. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $75-$152. www.beautifulonbroad

A Joyful Noise Thirty days, 15 venues, 150 performances: The Blue Note Jazz Festival (p. 38) is the city’s largest jazz jamboree, featuring such superstars of the genre as Bobby McFerrin, Ramsey Lewis, Diane Schuur and Joe Lovano. Celebrating his 70th birthday and fivedecade career at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (p. 38) is piano maestro Monty Alexander (above).

BRAVO! Yefim Bronfman scales a classical-music mountain when he performs all five Beethoven piano concertos with the New York Philharmonic (p. 37).

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Award Nominee 2014!! (2 hrs 35 mins) Woody Allen has adapted his 1994 movie comedy about an aspiring playwright into a musical featuring songs from the 1920s. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $52-$147. www.bulletsover broadway.com. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 CABARETT LC6084 ony Award Nominee 2014!

(2 hrs. 30 mins) Michelle Williams makes her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the revival of the Kander and Ebb musical, starring Alan Cumming as the Emcee. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $47-$162. www.round abouttheatre.org. Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.719.1300. Map 1, E5 CASA VALENTINATony Award Nominee 2014! LC87940(2 hrs 25 mins) In Harvey Fi-

erstein’s new play, set in 1962, a group of heterosexual white-collar men vacation in a Catskill Mountains bungalow community, dressed as women. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $67-$125. www .manhattantheatreclub.com. Manhattan Theatre Club, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 CHICAGO LC06841(2 hrs 30 mins) In the Tony

Award-winning revival of the vaudeville musical, two alluring jailbirds named Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption. Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 & 7 p.m. $69-$146.50. www.chicagothemusical .com. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 CINDERELLA LC38104(2 hrs 30 mins) The

ultimate rags-to-riches, makeover fairy tale boasts a score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Tues 7 p.m., Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Thurs & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $45$147. www.cinderellaonbroadway.com. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, at W. 53rd St., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAANTony Award Nominee 2014! LC67940(Closes Jul. 20)

A Hollywood film company stirs things up when it makes a movie on a remote Irish island in Martin McDonagh’s play, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $27-$142. www.crip pleofinishmaan.com. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5

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Entertainment HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHTony Award Nominee 2014! LC9084(1 hr 35 mins,

no intermission) The Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell (book) and Stephen Trask’s (music and lyrics) groundbreaking rock musical about the life, loves and (botched) sexchange operation of Hedwig Robinson stars Neil Patrick Harris in the title role thru Aug. 17. Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 7 & 10 p.m., Sun 3 & 7 p.m. $49-$154. www.hedwigbroadway.com. Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 IF/THENT LC0184 ony Award Nominee 2014!

(2 hrs 40 mins) In the new musical, a woman on the verge of 40, played by Idina Menzel, rebuilds her life in New York, where opportunities and choices are seemingly endless. Tues & Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $67-$142. www.if thenthemusical.com. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5 JERSEY BOYS LC768410(2 hrs 30 mins) The songs

of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tell the story of how the blue-collar quartet rose to become one of the nation’s most beloved pop-music sensations. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $47-$172. www.JerseyBoysBroadway .com. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 KINKY BOOTS LC57104(2 hrs 20 mins) Cyndi

Lauper has written the music and lyrics for the Tony Award-winning musical about a down-on-its-heels shoe factory given a transfusion of style, thanks to a drag queen. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $87-$157. www.kinky bootsthemusical.com. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL T LC81054 ony Award Nominee 2014!! (Closes

Aug. 10) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermission) The tumultuous life of jazz singer Billie Holiday (portrayed by Audra McDonald) is told through the songs that made her famous. Tues, Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $97-$157. www.ladydayonbroadway .com. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 LES MISÉRABLEST LC31840 ony Award Nominee

2014!! (2 hrs 50 mins) One of the world’s most popular musicals has been restaged, drawing inspiration not only from Victor Hugo’s epic novel, but

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Entertainment also from the author’s paintings. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $55-$145. www.lesmis.com/broadway. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE LION KING LC968410(2 hrs 30 mins) Theater-

goers sing along at the stage version of Disney’s animated movie, enjoying songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $80-$142. www.lionking.com. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717. Map 1, F5 MAMMA MIA! LC52140(2 hrs 30 mins) The disco-

flavored music of Swedish pop group ABBA is integrated into the story—set in Greece—of a bride-to-be searching for the father she never knew. Mon-Sat 8 p.m., Thurs & Sat 2 p.m. $49-$140. www.mammamianorthamerica.com. Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 MATILDA THE MUSICAL LC4710(2 hrs 40 mins)

The hit musical, based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book, follows a precocious young girl as she triumphs over indifferent parents and a monstrous headmistress. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $37-$147. www.matildathe musical.com. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 MOTHERS AND SONSTony Award Nominee 2014! LC31640(1 hr 30 mins, no

intermission) Twenty-five years after the death of her gay son from AIDS, a mother (Tyne Daly) comes to terms with his lifestyle when she visits his former partner, who is now married to another man and the father of a child. Tues-Thurs 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $59-$137. www.mothersandsonsbroadway .com. John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL LC67104(2 hrs 45 mins)

The story of music mogul Berry Gordy Jr. and his Motown record label, which set toes tapping in the second half of the 20th century. Tues-Sat 7:30 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $72-$167. www.motownthemusical .com. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, F5 NEWSIES LC786051(2 hrs 30 mins) Newsboys go

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Entertainment Pulitzer threatens their hardscrabble livelihood in Disney’s fact-based musical set in New York at the turn of the last century. Mon-Wed 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $67-$125. www.newsiesthemusi cal.com. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717. Map 1, F5 OF MICE AND MENTony Award Nominee 2014! LC1840(Closes Jul. 27) (2 hrs 20

mins) The revival of John Steinbeck’s play stars James Franco and Chris O’Dowd as two migrant workers whose dream of owning an acre of land turns into a nightmare. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $37$137. www.ofmiceandmenonbroadway .com. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 ONCE LC6928410(2 hrs 30 mins) An Irish musi-

cian and a Czech immigrant meet, compose and fall in love in the Tony Award-winning musical based on the 2007 movie of the same name. Tues & Thurs 7 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $60-$157. www .oncemusical.com. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA LC678410(2 hrs

30 mins) Broadway’s longest-running show tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young singer, whisking her away to his mysterious chambers. Mon 8 p.m., Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Thurs & Sat 2 p.m. $27-$167. www.thephantom oftheopera.com. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 PIPPIN LC0714(2 hrs 35 mins) There is “Magic

to Do” in the musical about a prince’s search for his “Corner of the Sky.” Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $69-$157.50. www .pippinthemusical.com. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 THE REALISTIC JONESES LC4180(1 hr 30 mins,

no intermission) Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei portray neighbors coping with illness in Will Eno’s new play. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $39-$135. www.therealis ticjoneses.com. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 ROCK OF AGES LC58270(2 hrs 15 mins) A young

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Entertainment a Hollywood club faces its demise in this late-1980s-era musical. Mon, Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Tues 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. $70-$165. www .rockofagesmusical.com. Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F5 ROCKYTony Award Nominee 2014! LC1640

(2 hrs 20 mins) Small-time Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa takes on heavyweight champion Apollo Creed in the new musical based on the 1976 Oscarwinning movie. Tues 7 p.m., Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $79$143. www.rockybroadway.com. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, at W. 50th St., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E5 VIOLETTony Award Nominee 2014! LC51840(Closes Aug. 10) (1 hr 45 mins, no

intermission) A disfigured young woman (Sutton Foster) searches for a faith-based transformation in the musical set in the image-conscious 1960s. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed, Sat & Sun 2 p.m., $67-$152. www.roundabouttheatre .org. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300. Map 1, F5 WICKED LC0841(2 hrs 45 mins) This hit

musical—a prequel to The Wizard of Oz—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., ThursSat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $56.25-$156.25. www.wickedthe musical.com. Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929. Map 1, E5

Off-Broadway AVENUE Q LC85410(2 hrs 15 mins) People and

puppets live together on a fictitious New York City block in this uproarious and long-running Tony Award-winning musical for adults. Mon, Wed-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. $72.50-$92.50. www.avenueq .com. New World Stages, Stage 3, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E4 BLUE MAN GROUP LC68410(1 hr 45 mins, no

intermission) The trio of bald blue life-forms utilizes high-energy music, props, splatters of paint, comedy and pantomime as it stretches the limits of performance art. Now in its 24th year with new material. MonFri 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 2, 5 & 8 p.m. Schedule can vary. $85-$99. www.blue man.com. Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., btw E. 4th St. & Astor Pl., 800.982.2787. Map 1, J7

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Entertainment THE CITY OF CONVERSATION LC2054(Closes

Jun. 22) (2 hrs) An influential hostess (played by Jan Maxwell) weighs the political gains and personal losses of her 30-year career as a Washington, D.C., power broker. Tues-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $75-$85. www.lct.org. Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 212.239.6200. Map 1, D4 FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! LC4892510(1 hr 40 mins) The lat-

est edition of Gerard Alessandrini’s popular musical parody show spoofs current Broadway shows. Mon-Tues 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 & 7 p.m. $29-$79. www.forbidden broadway.com. Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, F4 HERE LIES LOVE (1 hr 30 mins, no

intermission) With music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, this deconstruction of the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos is a nonstop immersive experience in which audiences stand, move and dance with the actors. Tues-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 9:30 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. (Schedule can vary.) $99-$139. www.herelieslove.com. LuEsther Hall, The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., btw E. 4th St. & Astor Pl., 212.967.7555. Map 1, J7 HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER LC0174(65 mins)

This sketch comedy is for tourists, who don’t want to stand out as an out of towner. Thru Aug. 30: Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1:30 & 7 p.m. Pre-show lunch and dinner served 30 minutes before each performance. $59 (includes buffet). www.how2banewyorker.com. The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square, 1540 Broadway, at W. 45th St., 212.352.3101. Map 1, F5 THE KILLER LC36504(Closes Jun. 29) Michael

Shannon stars in Eugene Ionesco’s play. Tues-Sun 7:30 p.m., Sat & Sun 2 p.m. $60-$100. www.tfana.org. Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Pl., btw Lafayette Ave. & Fulton St., 866.811.4111. Map 3, E6 MURDER FOR TWO LC5304(Closes Jul. 6) (1 hr

30 mins) The musical murder mystery features a cast of two: one actor, who plays all the suspects, and another actor, who investigates the crime. Both play the piano. Mon & Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $85. www.murderfortwo musical.com. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200. Map 1, E4

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Entertainment SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING LC0824(Previews begin

Jun. 3, opens Jun. 16, closes Jul. 6) Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater play rapier wits Beatrice and Benedict in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. Tues-Sat 8 p.m. (No performances Jun. 17 & 22, Jul. 4). Free tickets are distributed on the day of the performance beginning at noon at the Delacorte Theater. Two tickets per person. www.publictheater .org. Delacorte Theater in Central Park, entrance at Central Park West & W. 81st St., 212.539.8750. Map 1, B5 TOO MUCH SUN LC2054(Closes Jun. 22) In

Nicky Silver’s new play, an acclaimed actress (Linda Lavin) freaks out while preparing a new production of Medea and retreats to the seaside to spend the summer with her married daughter, who receives her with less-than-open arms. Tues-Wed 7 p.m., Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 3 p.m. $80. www .vineyardtheatre.org. Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St., btw Irving Pl. & Union Square E., 212.353.0303. Map 1, I7 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID  LC5604(In previews, opens Jun. 17, closes

Aug. 10) Sarah Treem’s world-premiere play, starring Cherry Jones, is set in an underground women’s shelter in the early 1970s, as the feminist revolution gains momentum. Schedule varies. $89. www.manhattantheatreclub .com. Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center, Stage 1, 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. Map 1, E5

Bars/Lounges BIRRERIA LCA 9723510 retractable roof protects

beer lovers from the elements at Chef/ restaurateur Mario Batali’s “beer oasis in the sky,” which serves the only rooftop-brewed cask ales in the U.S. Sun-Wed 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. www.eataly.com/ birreria. Eataly, 200 Fifth Ave., btw 23rd & 24th sts., 212.937.8910. Map 1, H6 GALLOW GREEN T LC6504 he rooftop green

space offers cocktails and punches, seasonal small plates, bottomless Sun brunch (11:30-4 p.m.) and stunning vistas. Mon-Fri 5-11 p.m., Sat & Sun late night. www.mckittrickhotel .com. The McKittrick Hotel, 542 W. 27th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.564.1662. Map 1, H3 MINUS 5 ICE BAR LC73B 04 aby, it’s cold inside,

so bundle up in your parka, hat and gloves (provided) and admire the ice sculptures and architecture (everything here is made of Canadian ice)

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Entertainment while downing really cool cocktails. Sun-Thurs 1 p.m.-midnight, Fri-Sat noon-2 a.m. www.minus5experience .com. New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Sixth Ave., btw W. 53rd & W. 54th sts., 212.757.4610. Map 1, E5 TERROIR LC354910Oenophiles can take their

pick from more than 50 wines by the glass, in either 3- or 6-ounce pours. Happy hour specials. Mon-Thurs 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri-Sat 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun 5-11 p.m. www.wineisterroir.com. 439 Third Ave., btw E. 30th & E. 31st sts., no phone. Map 1, G7

Cabarets + Supper Clubs CAFÉ CARLYLE T LC03941 his sophisticated caba-

ret features French cuisine pre-show. Highlights: Thru Jun. 7: Megan Hilty. Jun. 10-21: Melissa Manchester. Jun. 24-28: Alexa Ray Joel. Every Mon thru Jun. 16: Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Times/music charges vary. www.rosewoodhotels .com/en/carlyle/dining/cafe_carlyle. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel New York, 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave., 212.744.1600. Map 1, B6 54 BELOW T LC823510 he subterranean nightclub/

restaurant/cocktail lounge presents up to three shows nightly. Highlights: Jun. 4 & 20: The Skivvies. Jun. 10, 13-14: Emily Bergl. Jun. 18-21: Jane Lynch. Times/prices vary. www.54below .com. 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 646.476.3551. Map 1, E5 QUEEN OF THE NIGHT T LC26504 he Diamond

Horseshoe nightclub presents Queen of the Night, an all-in-one, eveninglength (it runs a nonstop 3 hrs), adults-only entertainment and party comprising drinks, dinner, circus acts and dancing. As performers interact with guests, inhibitions relax. The ambience is totally chic and elegant, so dress accordingly (jacket for gents and cocktail attire for ladies). Tues-Sun (staggered entry times 7:30-7:50 p.m.). $140-$475. www.queenofthenightnyc .com. Paramount Hotel, 235 W. 46th St., btw Eighth Ave. & Broadway, 212.706.7344. Map 1, F5

Comedy Clubs CAROLINES ON BROADWAY T LC839410 he na-

tion’s hottest stand-up talents. Highlights: Jun. 1: Jeffrey Ross. Jun. 5-8: Chris Distefano. Jun. 12-15: Charlie Murphy. Jun. 26-29: Rob Stapleton. Times/cover charges vary. www.caro lines.com. 1626 Broadway, btw W. 49th & W. 50th sts., 212.757.4100. Map 1, F5

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CHICAGO CITY LIMITS LC735M 20 asters of im-

provisation take suggestions from the audience for an evening of interactive sketch comedy. Shows Fri 8 p.m., Sat 8 & 10 p.m. $20 cover charge, two-drink minimum. www.chicagocitylimits .com. Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.888.5233. Map 1, E5 MAGNET THEATER LC84I560 mprov comedy

shows nightly 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Cover charges vary. Free introductory classes in improvisation are also offered several times a week. www .magnettheater.com. 254 W. 29th St., ground fl., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.244.8824. Map 1, H5

Dance + Music ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER  LC67504(Jun. 11-22) The renowned dance

troupe performs world premieres, repertory favorites and classic works. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. $25-$150. www.alvinailey.org. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. Map 1, D4 AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE LC14730( Thru

Jul. 5) The spring season comprises full-length classics choreographed by Natalia Makarova (La Bayadère), Kenneth MacMillan (Manon), Frederick Ashton (Cinderella)) and others. Mon-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Wed & Sat 2 p.m. $20-$200. www.abt.org. Metropolitan Opera House, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000. Map 1, D4 BARCLAYS CENTER LC74B 0 rooklyn’s state-

of-the-art entertainment and sports arena. Highlights: Jun. 13: Ennio Morricone. Jun. 21: Morrissey. Jun. 28: Avicii. Jun. 29: New Edition. Times/ prices vary. www.barclayscenter.com. 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. Map 3, E6 BEACON THEATRE TThe Upper West

Side theater houses pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights: Jun. 5: StarTalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman. Jun. 6: Smokey Robinson. Jun. 17-18: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band. Jun. 21: Julianne & Derek Hough. Jun. 22: Theresa Caputo. Times/prices vary. www .beacontheatre.com. 2124 Broadway, at W. 74th St., 866.858.0008. Map 1, C3 BOSTON BALLET LC4650(Jun. 25-29) The

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Entertainment neoclassical and contemporary works choreographed by William Forsythe, George Balanchine and others. WedThurs 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $29-$150. www.boston ballet.org. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. Map 1, D4 JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER LCA 35740 state-

of-the-art jazz complex. Highlights: Jun. 5-6 in the Rose Theater: Modern Ellington: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Jun. 6-7 in the Appel Room: Bill Frisell: The Electric Guitar in America. Jun. 11-12: Legends of the Jazz Age with Michael Feinstein. Times/prices vary. www.jalc .org. Time Warner Center, Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.721.6500. Map 1, D4 JOYCE THEATER T LC45910 he respected venue

welcomes modern-dance companies. Highlights: Jun. 3-8: Ronald K. Brown / Evidence. Jun. 12-15: Ballet Tech Kids Dance. Jun. 17-22: Rioult Dance • New York. Jun. 24-Jul. 12: Savion Glover. Times/prices vary. www.joyce .org. 175 Eighth Ave., at W. 19th St., 212.242.0800. Map 1, I5 MADISON SQUARE GARDENT LC659410 he

entertainment and sporting venue hosts concerts and other live events. Highlight: Jun. 21 at 8 p.m.: Billy Joel. Prices vary. www.thegarden.com. Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008. Map 1, G5 NEW YORK CITY BALLET LC13840( Thru Jun. 8)

One of the world’s most distinguished ballet companies. Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $29-$159. www.nycballet.com. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600. Map 1, D4 NEW YORK CITY CENTER T LC95410 his perform-

ing arts venue hosts music, dance and theater events. Highlights: Jun. 1: Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia in the U.S. premiere of Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin. Jun. 12-14: Rugantino. Jun. 25-28: Encores! Off-Center: Tick, Tick … Boom! Times/ prices vary. www.nycitycenter.org. 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212. Map 1, E5 NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC LC16N 940 ew York’s

preeminent orchestra. Highlights: Jun. 5 & 7: Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 4. Jun. 11-14, 18-21, 24-28: The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival. Times/prices vary. www.nyphil.org. Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656. Map 1, D4

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Entertainment RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL T LC5670 he Art Deco

landmark is one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls. Highlights: Jun. 10: Willie Nelson and Family & Alison Krauss and Union Station. Jun. 14-15: Aretha Franklin. Jun. 16: Idina Menzel. Jun. 18-22: Dave Chappelle. Times/prices vary. www.radiocity .com. 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 866.858.0008. Map 1, F5 THE TOWN HALL T LC569410 he esteemed venue

boasts an eclectic lineup of performers. Highlights: Jun. 5: Patty Griffin. Jun. 9: 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. f Jun. 23: The Broadway Musicals of 1990-2014. Jun. 26: Michael McDonald. Jun. 27: Cole Porter’s The Ambassador Review. Times/prices vary. www.the-townhall-nyc.org. 123 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.840.2824. Map 1, F5

Jazz Clubs THE BAR NEXT DOOR LCA 60941 romantic spot

offering dining and weekly live jazz from a variety of performers. Times/ prices vary. www.lalanternacaffe.com. 129 MacDougal St., btw W. 3rd & W. 4th sts., 212.529.5945. Map 1, K6 B.B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL T LC92410 his

intimate space is dedicated to the musical legend. Highlights: Jun. 5: Tarrus Riley. Jun. 7: Sergio Mendes. Jun. 10: Diane Schuur & Friends. Jun. 12: Monty Alexander 70th Birthday Celebration. Jun. 13: Lala Hathaway & Ruben Studdard. Jun. 16 & 19-20: Tommy Emmanuel. Jun. 25-26: Ginger Baker. Jun. 27: Chrisette Michele. Jun. 28: Oleta Jones. Times/prices vary. Every Sat at noon: Beatles Brunch. Every Sun at 1:30 p.m.: Sunday Gospel Brunch. www.bbkingblues.com. 237 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.997.4144. Map 1, F5 BIRDLAND “ LC69410 The jazz corner of the

world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. Highlights: Jun. 3-7: Freddy Cole. Jun. 10-14: Stacey Kent. Jun. 17-21: Ravi Coltrane Quartet. Jun. 24-28: Tierney Sutton Quartet. Sets 8:30 & 11 p.m. Music charges vary, $10 food or drink minimum. Dinner nightly (5 p.m.-1 a.m.). www.birdlandjazz.com. 315 W. 44th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.581.3080. Map 1, F4 BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB T LC769410 he best and

brightest have performed here, including the late Dizzy Gillespie. Highlights: Jun. 3-4: The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience. Jun. 6-8: André Previn and Christian McBride. Jun. 1011: Lou Donaldson Quartet featuring

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30) The fourth annual festival runs the gamut from Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall to André Previn and Christina McBride performing

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Entertainment Solvent with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. (Classic Swing). Jun. 25: Ricardo Lemvo & Makima Loca with special guest Jimmy Bosch. (Soukous, Samba, Kizomba, Cuban Son). Jun. 26: The Losers Lounge: Dancing Queens: The Music of ABBA and More. (Disco); Silent Disco 10-11:30 p.m. Jun. 27: The Hot Sardines. (Hot Jazz, Swing). Jun. 28: The Band Courtbouillon. (Cajun). Dancing 7:30-10 p.m. Group dance lesson for all levels 6:30-7:15 p.m., included in the price of admission. $17 admission; $60 for four nights, $84 for six nights, $170 for the full season. www.midsummernightswing .org. Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park, W. 62nd St., at Amsterdam Ave., 212.721.6500. Map 1, D4

beverages. www.timessquarenyc.org. W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Ninth Ave. Map 1, F4-5 TONY AWARDS LC62830(Jun. 8) Broadway’s

best and brightest attend a gala awards ceremony, hosted by two-time Tony winner Hugh Jackman, to celebrate the 2013–2014 theater season. Fans gather to watch the arrivals on the red carpet at 6 p.m. The show is broadcast on CBS-TV (local Channel 2) at 8 p.m. www.tonyawards.com. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St. Map 1, F5

Sports + Gambling BELMONT STAKES LC418320(Jun. 7) The Triple

MUSEUM MILE FESTIVAL LC0645(Jun. 10) A

stretch of Fifth Ave. is closed to traffic, allowing museumgoers to stroll at their leisure and take in several of New York’s finest museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and Museum of the City of New York. Other highlights up and down the mile include street performers, live music and a variety of children’s activities such as chalk-drawing. 6-9 p.m., rain or shine. Free. www.museum milefestival.org. Fifth Ave., btw 82nd & 105th sts. Map 1, B6-A6 RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL LC86320(Jun. 19-29)

The totally free arts festival presents music, dance, visual art and participatory experiences by renowned as well as breakout artists at sites in the neighborhoods south of Chambers Street. Venues/times vary. www.river torivernyc.com. SOLSTICE IN TIMES SQUARE LC72350(Jun. 21)

Yoga classes, musical performances, giveaways and raffles in the heart of Times Square on the longest day of the year. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. www .timessquarenyc.org. Times Square, Broadway, btw W. 42nd & W. 47th sts. Map 1, F5 SUMMERSTAGE LC58320(Jun. 3-Aug. 24) The

outdoor arts festival presents more than 100 music, dance and theater programs in 14 parks in all five boroughs, including the Mainstage in Central Park. Times vary. Free. www .summerstage.org. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at Fifth Ave. & 72nd St., 212.360.2777. Map 1, D6 TASTE OF TIMES SQUARE LC4061(Jun. 2)

Visitors can sample signature dishes from neighborhood restaurants and enjoy entertainment at this outdoor fest. 5-9 p.m. Admission is free; tickets are redeemable for “tastes” and

Crown’s third and final jewel—the oldest and longest of the three horse races (the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes are the other two)—challenges young Thoroughbreds on a 1.5-mile track. The purse is $1.5 million. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. www.belmontstakes .com. Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, at Locustwood Blvd., Elmont, Long Island, 516.488.6000. NEW YORK METS T LC79410 he Amazin’ Mets

play 2014 home games in Queens. Highlights: Jun. 10-12: Milwaukee Brewers. Jun. 13-15: San Diego Padres. Jun. 24-25: Oakland Athletics. Times/ prices vary. www.newyorkmets.com. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., at 126th St., Queens, 718.507.8499. NEW YORK YANKEES T LC879410 he 2009 World

Series Champions step up to home plate. Highlights: Jun. 1: Minnesota Twins. Jun. 3-5: Oakland Athletics. Jun. 17-19: Toronto Blue Jays. Jun. 20-22: Baltimore Orioles. Jun. 27-29: Boston Red Sox. Jun. 30-Jul. 2: Tampa Bay Rays. Times/prices vary. www.new yorkyankees.com. Yankee Stadium, 44 E. 161st St., btw River & Jerome aves., Bronx, 718.293.6000. RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY T LC18305 he casino is the first of its kind

in NYC and features 5,000-plus slot machines and electronic table games, plus restaurants and complimentary nightly entertainment. Daily 8 a.m.-4 a.m. www.rwnewyork.com. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, Queens, 888.888.8801.

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Art for Acceptance Down with shame! That’s the inclusive idea behind After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality (Jun. 5-Jul. 27), featuring works by a group of queer artists who take a stand against negative, body-centric judgments. Featured is a self-portrait by transgendered art maven Juliana Huxtable, of House of Ladosha fame, entitled “HISTORY.” Her defiant pose, framed anachronistically by a colonial backdrop, alludes to themes of injustice, pride, social change and battles to come, yet to be won. Fight on, soldiers. Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster St., btw Canal & Grand sts., 212.431.2609

Antiques Shops/Centers CITY FOUNDRY Twentieth-century

design pieces, from furniture to home décor, in industrial and midcentury modern styles. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun noon-7 p.m. www.cityfoundry .com. 365 Atlantic Ave., btw Bond & Hoyt sts., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718.923.1736. Map 3, E5 THE MANHATTAN ART & ANTIQUES CENTER More than 100 established

galleries on three levels offer an encyclopedic selection of rare and intriguing objects from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, including furniture, silver, antique jewelry and sculpture. Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. www.the-maac .com. 1050 Second Ave., at E. 55th St., 212.355.4400. Map 1, E7 OBSCURA ANTIQUES & ODDITIES Fea-

tured on the Science Channel’s reality show Oddities, this staple stocks hardto-find knickknacks and natural history

oddities, including taxidermy, anatomical models, rare medical tools and bull scrotum purses. Mon-Fri noon-8 p.m., Sun noon-7 p.m. www.obscuraantiques .com. 207 Ave. A, btw E. 12th & E. 13th sts., 212.505.9251. Map 1, J8

Art Galleries AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS GALLERY

Illustration art by established American artists, including Maxfield Parrish and Norman Rockwell. By appointment only.

PHOTOS: JULIANA HUXTABLE, “HISTORY,” COURTESY OF THE ARTIST; LUCIEN CLERGUE, “LE TESTAMENT D’ORPHÉE, LES BAUX PROVENCE,” COURTESY OF THROCKMORTON FINE ART

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CLOUD SPOTTING Olar Breuning’s installation Clouds, a cartoonish cumulus crowd, is on view in Central Park’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza, thru Aug. 24.

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Galleries+Antiques GLADSTONE GALLERY Barbara Glad-

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stone’s notable lineup of contemporary, buzz-generating artists includes Shirin Neshat, Jim Hodges and Elizabeth Peyton. Mon-Fri 10 Elizabe a.m.-6 p.m. www.gladstone ga allery.com. 515 W. 24th St., btw 10th & 11th aves., S 212.206.9300. Map 1, 4H 2

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HIGHER PICTURES A c collection of contemporary and vintage p wheretraveler.com photography, with an GALLERIES & emphasis on artists who ANTIQUES DISTRICTS push conventional boundarIn general, commercial art galleries and d iies. T Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www antiques shops are concentrated in five .higherpictures.com. 980 Madison areas of Manhattan: Ave., 3rd fl., btw. E. 76th & E. 77th sts., The Upper East Side. Madison Ave., and 212.249.6100. Map 1, B6 surrounding streets, is a rich hunting ground

FIGMENT PROJECT (Jun. 7-8) An annual,

rain-or-shine celebration of participatory art and large-scale installations transforms Governors Island. Past works have included a giant “cloud” of recycled plastic water bottles and a “tree” made of McDonald’s french fries. Sat-Sun 10 a.m-6 p.m. Free. www .newyork.figmentproject.org. Governors Island. Map 1, 07

SPOTLIGHT

for the collector of fine art and antiques. 57th St. The stretch btw Madison & Sixth aves. is of special interest to the art lover. The most notable buildings here are 40 W. 57th St. (btw Fifth & Sixth aves.); 724 Fifth Ave. (btw 56th & 57th sts.); 745 Fifth Ave. (btw 57th & 58th sts.); the Fuller Building (41 E. 57th St., at Madison Ave.); and the Crown Building (730 Fifth Ave., btw 56th & 57th sts.). Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. These are unquestionably two of Manhattan’s hottest art districts. Contemporary paintings, sculpture and video installations prevail, with only a few antiques shops. Art galleries are mainly located btw W. 14th & W. 29th sts. and btw 10th & 12th aves. A multitude of galleries can be found on W. 20th, W. 21st, W. 22nd, W. 24th, W. 25th & W. 26th sts. SoHo. Though SoHo has ceded its title as Manhattan’s art epicenter to Chelsea, many outstanding galleries remain in this neighborhood, where the cast-iron buildings are works of art themselves. Greene & Wooster sts. and W. Broadway are important thoroughfares for the art-minded. The East Village and Lower East Side. Shops along two streets—Broadway, btw E. 10th & E. 13th sts., and E. 10th St., btw University Pl. & Broadway—specialize in fine furniture and accessories. Offbeat art exhibitors cluster on Rivington, Orchard, Eldridge and Chrystie sts., as well as on Bowery.

www.americanillustrators.com. 18 E. 77th St., Ste. 1a, btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.744.5190. Map 1, B6 EDEN FINE ART A contemporary art

gallery representing international artists and showcasing colorful and spiritually uplifting works, including paintings, sculpture and photography. Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. www.eden-gallery .com. 437 Madison Ave., at E. 50th St., 212.888.0177. Map 1, F6

LESLIE + LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART Dedicated to the

exhibition and preservation of LGBTQ art, this gallery curates themed shows that celebrate and shed light on queer cultural themes and histories. Tues-Sun noon-6 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m. www.leslielohman.com. 26 Wooster St., btw Canal & Grand sts., 212.431.2609. Map 1, L6 MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES Found-

ed in 1975, this far-reaching gallery —with showroom locations from Hawaii to New Orleans—exhibits paintings, sculpture and limitededition prints by Picasso, Warhol and other renowned masters. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m. www.martinlawrence.com. 457 W. Broadway, btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.995.8865. Map 1, K6 THROCKMORTON FINE ART Spe-

cializing in early and contemporary photography, the gallery has a primary focus on the works of Latin American artists. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www .throckmorton-nyc.com. 145 E. 57th St., 3rd fl., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.223.1059. Map 1, E7

Special Shows AMERICAN CRAFTS FESTIVAL (Jun. 7-8,

14-15) This annual festival features the work of about 380 of the finest craft artists from across the United States, as well as live entertainment, demonstrations, and exotic and natural foods. Sat noon-9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. www.craftsatlincoln.org. Plazas at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 973.746.0091. Map 1, D4

Happy 80th! Born in France in 1934, renowned artist Lucien Clergue has spent his life pursuing photography. His legacy, and 80th birthday, is celebrated with a selftitled exhibit at Throckmorton Fine Art (this page), showcasing 30 rare, vintage shots spanning his career, including “Le testament d’ Orphée, Jean Cocteau, Les Baux Provence” (1959), thru Jul. 12.

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POSITIVE/NEGATIVE Gladstone Gallery (this page) showcases usually upbeat pop artist Keith Haring’s darker, AIDS-themed works, thru Jun. 14.

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Join the Club With golf season in full swing, it seems like the right time for an iconic polo shirt designer to open a new flagship store. Men ace fairway fashion with Original Penguin’s checked dress shirts, solid color polos and plaid buttondowns—all emblazoned with the penguin logo. Shoppers may never be able to swing like a pro, but with the shop’s wall of accessories (left), they can at least look like one. Original Penguin, 654 Broadway, btw Bond & Bleecker

Accessories + Footwear

E. 45th St., 212.949.9545. Map 1, F6; and one other NYC location.

ton Ave., btw E. 73rd & E. 74th sts., 212.628.1981. Map 1, C7

ALTMAN LUGGAGE (Men, women)

The family-owned store offers a large selection of name-brand luggage, including Tumi, Samsonite and Titan Luggage, plus small leather goods, high-end watches and writing instruments. www.altmanluggage.com. 135 Orchard St., btw Delancey & Rivington sts., 212.254.7275. Map 1, K8 CITISHOES (Men) This family-owned

footwear store sells sophisticated dress and casual shoes, from established brands such as Church’s, Edward Green, Cole Haan, Ralph Lauren, Alden, Santoni, Paraboot and Mephisto. www.citishoes.com. 445 Park Ave., btw E. 56th & E. 57th sts., 212.751.3200. Map 1, E5 CLARKS  (Men, women) Footwear on

offer at this store includes loafers, hiking shoes and dress boots. www .clarksusa.com. 363 Madison Ave., at

THE FRYE COMPANY (Men, women, children) The brand known for its vin-

tage-inspired leather boots, handbags and accessories occupies a 3,600square-foot space. www.thefryecom pany.com. 113 Spring St., btw Mercer & Greene sts., 212.226.3793. Map 1, L6 GOORIN BROS. HAT SHOP (Men, women) Flashy hats inspired by San

Francisco’s artistic community are available at this long-running family endeavor. www.goorin.com. 337 Bleecker St., btw Christopher & W. 10th sts., 212.256.1895. Map 1, K5; and two other NYC locations. KOKIN (Women) Boasting a star-

studded clientele, this millinery shop offers hats both practical and fanciful, and small accessories, as well as custom and bridal services. www .kokinnewyork.com. 1028 Lexing-

PORSCHE DESIGN (Men, women)

Fans of the sports car go for the name-brand sunglasses, gloves and luggage in this super-sleek gallery store. www.porsche-design.com. 624 Madison Ave., btw E. 58th & E. 59th sts., 212.308.1786. Map 1, E6; 462 W. Broadway, btw Prince and W. Houston sts., 212.475.0747. Map 1, K6 SHOE PARLOR (Men, women, children)

The family-run shop offers dress and casual shoes and boots, from labels such as Frye, UGG Australia, Skechers, Hunter, Timberland, Blundstone, Converse, Dr. Martens and Clarks, at attractive prices with a helpful staff on hand. www.shoeparlor.com. 851 Seventh Ave., btw W. 54th & W. 55th sts., 212.582.0039. Map 1, E5 SPACE COWBOY BOOTS (Men, women) This Western specialty shop

PHOTOS: ORIGINAL PENGUIN, BRIAN KELLEY; WHITE SAND, COURTESY OF FINN & CO.

sts., 212.228.4578

GAME DAY The recently renovated Nintendo World store (p. 47) hosts the launch of Nintendo 3DS game “Tomodachi Life” on Jun. 6.

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Shopping Guidelines For these and even more shopping choices, visit www.wheretraveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. before the area code.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 68-70.

STORE HOURS, ETC. In general, hours at Midtown retail outlets are Mon thru Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many stores have specific late nights, often on Thurs, and many are open on Sun. Downtown shopping hours in neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, SoHo and Chelsea are generally noon to 8 p.m., with a lot of flexibility. While most establishments welcome major credit cards, it’s a good idea to call ahead for information about acceptable forms of payment, as well as for hours of operation and directions to the store.

son Ave., btw E. 79th & E. 80th sts., 212.570.2600. Map 1, B6; and one other NYC location. BEDHEAD (Men, women, children) Sleepyheads

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can find tailored pajama sets, robes and accessories for shut-eye at this company’s East Coast flagship. hip. www.bedheadpjs.com. 252 Elizabeth St., btw Prince & E. Houston sts., 212.233.4323. Map 1, K7

BROOKS BROTHERS (Men, women, children) Since 1818, this well-respect-

ed clothier has been known for its superior-quality conservative apparel and accessories. www.brooksbroth ers.com. 901 Broadway, at E. 20th St., 212.228.3580. Map 1, I6; and seven other NYC locations. DESIGUAL (Men, women) This whimsi-

in NoLIta has its walls lined with cowboy boots, hats, belts and buckles. www.spacecowboyboots.com. 234 Mulberry St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 646.559.4779. Map 1, K7 ULTIMATE SPECTACLE An Upper East

Side luxury boutique that offers quality, comprehensive eye care, along with exclusive collections by Thom Browne, Anne Et Valentin, Cutler and Gross, and Céline. www.ultimatespec tacle.com. 789 Lexington Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 212.792.8123. E12

Apparel A SECOND CHANCE (Women) A favorite

of stylists and the fashion-savvy, this consignment shop offers designer items at a fraction of the original price, including dresses and handbags from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior. www .asecondchanceresale.com. 11091111 Lexington Ave., btw E. 77th & E. 78th sts., 212.744.6041. Map 1, B7; 155 Prince St., at W. Broadway, 212.673.6155. Map 1, K6 BARBOUR (Men, women) Durable

outdoor clothing from this British company, which was founded in 1894 and is under warranty to Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family. The label’s oiled Egyptian cotton jackets last a lifetime, and to ensure that they do, the firm offers reproofing, repair and alteration services. www.barbour.com. 1047 Madi-

UN NIQLO (Men, women, ch hildren) Trendy basics are

cal Spanish label’s graphic-print T-shirts and dresses pop against the store’s black walls. www.desigual.com. 594 Broadway, btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.343.8206. Map 1, K7; and two other NYC locations. GALERIE SAINT GIL (Women) Stylish

apparel, such as blouses and dresses, plus handbags and accessories for the modern, sophisticated woman. www .saintgil.com. 60 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.664.9700. Map 1, E5; 541 Lexington Ave., at E. 50th St., 212.486.0001. Map 1, E6 GUDRUN SJÖDÉN (Women) This

Scandinavian designer incorporates bright colors and eye-catching prints into women’s clothing, pillows and curtains. www.gudrunsjoden.com. 50 Greene St., btw Broome & Grand sts., 212.219.2510. Map 1, L6 LISA PERRY (Women) Bright, modish

dresses in bold colors and simple geometric prints are joined by a lifestyle collection consisting of bedding, pillows, towels and place mats at this NYC-based designer’s Upper East Side boutique. www.lisaperrystyle .com. 988 Madison Ave., at E. 77th St., 212.431.7467. Map 1, B6 OSKA (Women) Comfortable, casual

basics are the staples of this German fashion line. Linen trousers, Bermuda shorts and soft tunics are among the separates offered. www.oska.de. 311 Columbus Ave., btw W. 74th & W. 75th sts., 212.799.3757. Map 1, C4

a available at the tri-level flagship of this Japanese label. www.uniqlo.com. 666 Fifth Ave., at 53rd St., 6 877.486.4756. Map 1, E6; and 8 tw wo other NYC locations.

WINK K (Women) Clothing, hip handba and funky accessories handbags fill the racks at this fashionable Upper East Side store. www.winknyc.com. 1050 Lexington Ave., btw E. 74th & E. 75th sts., 212.249.2033. Map 1, C7; and two other NYC locations.

Audio + Electronics ACADEMY RECORDS & CDS Rare CD

albums and vinyl records, in genres ranging from theatrical to country, can be found here. www.academy-records .com. 12 W. 18th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.242.3000. Map 1, I6

SPOTLIGHT Summer Scent Inspired p by a simple white T-shirt and lazy T summers in Nantucket, Finn & Co. blends the fragrances of honeysuckle, mandarin oranges and a touch of salt into White Sand, the scent of the season. The handy rollerT ball, available at Shen Beauty (p. 44) and www.the 4 faceoffinn.com, makes it easy to apply the sexy, sporty aroma.

BEACH SOLES Create custom flip-flops at Havaianas‘ summer pop-up shop (74 Gansevoort St., btw Washington & Greenwich sts.), thru Sept. 30.

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Shopping HALCYON THE SHOP A music store

and gallery offering contemporary electronica, house, techno, soul, funk and avant-garde sounds. www .halcyontheshop.com. 57 Pearl St., at Water St., DUMBO, Brooklyn, 718.260.9299. Map 3, C3

and locally made grooming products are provided in a vintagelike setting. www.nyshavingcompany.com. 202B Elizabeth St., btw Prince & Spring sts., 212.334.9495. Map 1, L7; and two other NYC locations. ROUGE NEW YORK Law & Order:

INDUSTRIA MOBILE Provides a

custom-built box filled with cell-phone chargers, universal adapters and other connectivity solutions for luxury and boutique hotels to loan or sell to guests. Guests can inquire about availability at their hotel’s concierge desk. www.industriamobile.com.

Beauty + Health THE ART OF SHAVING Razors, brushes,

oils, soaps, creams and gels are among the offerings at this shaving mecca. www.theartofshaving.com. The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.9410. Map 1, D5; and five other NYC locations. ASTROLOGY BY ELAINE Visitors to

this uptown astrologist can receive individual readings by palm or tarot cards, along with other spiritual services, such as aura cleansing and feng shui consulting. Meditation classes are also available. 797 Lexington Ave., btw E. 61st & E. 62nd sts., 917.833.1406. Map 1, D7 BABELAND Sex toys for women pre-

sented in a warm and fun atmosphere. Everything is openly displayed and the staff is happy to provide assistance and information. www.babeland .com. 43 Mercer St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.966.2120. Map 1, L6; 94 Rivington St., at Ludlow St., 212.375.1701. Map 1, K8; 462 Bergen St., btw Fifth & Flatbush aves., Brooklyn, 718.638.3820. Map 3, E6 CENTRAL PARK ASTROLOGY This spiri-

tual center offers a variety of readings, including tarot cards, crystal balls and tea leaves. www.innerhealing-inc.com. 30 Central Park So., Ste. 1A, btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.682.6765. Map, 1 D6 DR. JAN LINHART, D.D.S., P.C. Named

one of America’s top dentists in 2008, Dr. Linhart offers treatments in all areas of dentistry, including implants, root canal, orthodontics and periodontal care and laser tooth whitening. www .drlinhart.com. 230 Park Ave., Ste. 1164, at E. 46th St., 212.750.3388. Map 1, F6 THE NEW YORK SHAVING COMPANY

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Special Victims Unitt actress Stephanie March founded this glamorous SoHo salon with the show’s makeup department head Rebecca Perkins to offer women access to professional makeup artists in a chic, comfortable setting. www.rougeny.com. 130 Thompson St., btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.388.1717. Map 1, K5 THE SCENTSORIUM Fragrance expert

Sue Phillips invites guests to her cozy TriBeCa workshop to create their own perfumes. By appointment only. www.scenterprises.com. 85 Franklin St., btw Broadway & Church St., 917.449.1134. Map 1, M6 SHEN BEAUTY This boutique beauty

and body care shop stocks its shelves with a curated selection of products from brands such as Cowshed, Griffin Remedy, Rare Elements and more. www.shen-beauty.com. 315 Court St., btw Sackett & Degraw sts., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 718.576.2679. Map 1, Q10

Cameras + Computers B&H PHOTO, VIDEO & PRO AUDIO

More than 100,000 tech-related products, including top-of-the-line cameras, computers, binoculars, lenses, professional lighting and presentation equipment. www.bhphotovideo .com. 420 Ninth Ave., at W. 34th St., 212.239.7765. Map 1, G4 LEICA STORE NEW YORK SOHO New

York’s only purveyor of Leica cameras and equipment, plus binoculars and accessories, an in-house gallery, classes and seminars. www.kurlandphoto .com. 460 W. Broadway, btw Prince & Houston sts., 212.475.7799. Map 1, K6 MAKERBOT The first retail outlet from

the global leader in 3-D printing features a fun photo booth that immortalizes its subject in a 3-D portrait. www.makerbot.com/retail-store. 298 Mulberry St., btw Houston & Bleecker sts., 347.457.5758. Map 1, K7

Dept. Stores + Centers BARNEYS NEW YORK Offering fashion-

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Shopping home furnishings, special sizes and cosmetics. www.barneys.com. 660 Madison Ave., btw E. 60th & E. 61st sts., 212.826.8900. Map 1, D6 BERGDORF GOODMAN Brimming with

the latest from luxe designers, this store offers exclusive clothing, accessories, shoes and jewelry for fashionloving femmes. A men’s store is across the street. www.bergdorfgoodman .com. 754 Fifth Ave., btw 57th & 58th sts., 212.753.7300. Map 1, E6 BLOOMINGDALE’S The store’s

International Services Desk/Visitors Center has consultants who speak more than 35 languages and offers a complimentary coat check and personal shoppers. While the Midtown original carries everything for men, women and the home, the SoHo branch focuses on hip designerwear and accessories. www.bloom ingdales.com. 1000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., 212.705.2000. Map 1, D7; 504 Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.729.5900. Map 1, L6 CENTURY 21 Deep discounts (up

to 65 percent off) on everything from famous designer apparel for men, women and children to quality cosmetics, electronics and housewares. www.c21stores.com. 1972 Broadway, btw W. 66th & W. 67th sts., 212.518.2121. Map 1, C4; 22 Cortlandt St., btw Broadway & Church St., 212.227.9092. Map 1, N6; and two other NYC locations. EAST MIDTOWN PARTNERSHIP A

complimentary Passport card gives holders direct access to deals at a myriad of Midtown restaurants, shops, art dealers, spas and fitness centers. www.eastmidtown.org/passport.com. 212.813.0030. MACY’S HERALD SQUARE “The world’s

largest department store“ lives up to its reputation, encompassing a full city block. The 100-year-old space contains a mammoth variety of merchandise— designer clothing by Kenneth Cole, French Connection and Calvin Klein— plus shoes and accessories for men, women and children, beauty products and home furnishings. www.macys .com. 151 W. 34th St., btw Broadway & Seventh Ave., 212.695.4400. Map 1, G5 SAKS FIFTH AVENUE A luxury de-

partment store carrying designer apparel, accessories and home décor items, plus cosmetics and fragrances. www.saksfifthavenue.com. 611 Fifth Ave., btw 49th & 50th sts., 212.753.4000. Map 1, E6

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Shopping candy dispensers and special holiday items. www.mmsworld.com. 1600 Broadway, btw W. 48th & W. 49th sts., 212.295.3850. Map 1, 5E

THE SHOPS AT COLUMBUS CIRCLEďšź

Numerous luxury stores, such as L.K. Bennett and Wolford, can be found inside the seven-story atrium in the Time Warner Center. www.theshops atcolumbuscircle.com. 10 Columbus Circle, btw W. 58th & W. 60th sts., 212.823.6300. Map 1, D5

MENDEL GOLDBERG FABRICSďšź In busi-

ness since 1890, this textile mecca specializes in European couture fabrics of the highest quality, including a large selection of eveningwear materials, as well as made-to-order designs from the staff. 72 Hester St., btw Allen & Orchard sts., 212.925.9110. Map 1, L8

Flea Markets + Markets BROOKLYN FLEAďšź Furniture, jewelry,

bicycles, clothing and more from over 150 local artists are on offer, plus an assortment of exciting food vendors. www.brooklynea.com. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: 176 Lafayette Ave., btw Clermont & Vanderbilt aves., Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 718.928.6033. Map 3, D7; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Ave., btw First & Second sts., Park Slope, Brooklyn; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: 50 Kent Ave., btw N. 11th & N. 12th sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

MOLESKINEďšź The famed paper goods

company offers its popular writing supplies, such as pocket- and full-sized notebooks, planners and journals, along with a new selection of bags and travel supplies, at its recently opened shop. www.moleskine.com. 436 W. Broadway, at Prince St., 646.964.4146. Map 1, K6; and one other NYC location. STARBRIGHT FLORAL DESIGNďšź Located

GREENFLEA MARKETďšź This year-round

indoor/outdoor market offers a huge range of merchandise, including new and antique home furnishings and collectibles, Hollywood memorabilia, jewelry, ethnic handicrafts, books, clothing for men, women and children, a farmers market and prepared-food vendors. Sun 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Open rain or shine. www.greeneamarkets .com. Columbus Ave., btw W. 76th & W. 77th sts., 212.239.3025. Map 1, B4

in the heart of the Flower District, this emporium stocks more than 500 varieties of owers and plants and delivers fresh owers across the New York City area. www.staror.com. 150 W. 28th St., 2nd ., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 800.520.8999. Map 1, H5 STILL HOUSE Items for the home, funky

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Traditional African textiles, crafts, clothes and ďŹ gurines. 52 W. 116th St., btw Fifth Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd., 212.685.8131. Map 1, M2

Jewelry + Watches

Gifts + Home

IOSSELLIANIďšź Bright, intricate, con-

temporary jewelry for the modern woman is displayed in this new, petite boutique that features a gigantic King Kong statue. www.iosselliani.com. 4 W. 29th St., btw Fifth Ave. & Broadway, 212.686.2211. Map 1, H6

DYLAN’S CANDY BAR The colorful

duplex shop stocks a bountiful assortment of gourmet candies, sweets and chocolates, along with candythemed apparel. www.dylanscandybar .com. 1011 Third Ave., at E. 60th St., 646.735.0078. Map 1, D7

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innovation, this historic retailer was the ďŹ rst to offer such imaginative products for travel, home and personal care as the pop-up toaster and electric shaver. www.hammacher.com. 147 E. 57th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 800.421.9002. Map 1, E6 M&M’S WORLD NEW YORKďšź A shop

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IPPOLITAďšź Italian designer Ippolita

Rostagno creates collections of ďŹ ne jewelry, such as charm necklaces, gold bangles, diamond hoop earrings and black onyx cuff links, intended for everyday wear. www.ippolita.com. 796 Madison Ave., btw E. 67th & E. 68th sts., 646.664.4240. Map 1, C6 TIFFANY & CO.ďšź The famous jewelry

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Shopping at 57th St., 212.755.8000. Map 1, E6; and one other NYC location. TOURNEAU This store boasts 8,000-

plus styles of timepieces from top watchmakers, such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Cartier and Omega, among others. www.tourneau.com. 12 E. 57th St., at Madison Ave., 212.758.7300. Map 1, E6; and three other NYC locations. WEMPE JEWELERS Fifth Avenue’s only

official Rolex dealer offers an impressive collection of other watch brands as well, such as A. Lange & Söhne, Chopard, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-Le Coultre and Panerai. Also on hand is gold and diamond jewelry. www .wempe.com. 700 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 212.397.9000. Map 1, E6

Sporting Goods

FAO SCHWARZ This flagship store

features life-size stuffed animals, toys, dolls, books and race sets, as well as a giant dance-on piano, design your own Muppet Whatnot, LEGO shop and a candy department. www.fao .com. 767 Fifth Ave., btw 58th & 59th sts., 212.644.9400. Map 1, D6 IDLEWILD BOOKS The inventory of

travel writing, location guides and literature from around the globe is categorized by country. www.idlewild books.com. 12 W. 19th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.414.8888. Map 1, I6 KIDDING AROUND A whimsical

independent store stocking toys, clothes, gifts and party favors. www.kiddingaroundtoys.com. Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. Passage, E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 212.645.6337. Map 1, F6; 60 W. 15th St., at Sixth Ave., 212.645.6337. Map 1, I6

ADIDAS SPORT PERFORMANCE Span-

ning 29,500 square feet, the brand’s sports performance outpost offers gear for athletes of all sports. www .adidas.com. 610 Broadway, at Houston St., 212.529.0081. Map 1, K7 THE NBA STORE This sports shop

features the widest selection of NBA merchandise a hoops fan could ever imagine, including jerseys, footwear, basketballs and gifts. www.nba.com/ nycstore. 590 Fifth Ave., btw 47th & 48th sts., 212.515.6221. Map 1, F6

MARY ARNOLD TOYS This old-fash-

ioned toy store carries all the latest toys, as well as classic favorites, without the fuss and crowds at big chain stores. www.maryarnoldtoys.com. 1010 Lexington Ave., btw. E. 72nd & E. 73rd sts., 212.744.8510. Map 1, C7 THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP Mystery

publisher Otto Penzler’s bookstore specializes in crime and detective fiction. www.mysteriousbookshop.com. 58 Warren St., btw Church St. & W. Broadway, 212.587.1011. Map 1, N6

THE NEW BALANCE EXPERIENCE STORE

Trained fit specialists help customers discover their perfect shoe size at this athletic apparel and footwear store. Shoppers can also design their own sneakers at the customization station, exclusive to the NYC location. www .newbalance.com. 150 Fifth Ave., at 20th St., 212.727.2520. Map 1, I6

Toys, Books + Games AMERICAN GIRL PLACE The recently

expanded store features not only collectible dolls, but also fashionable clothing, accessories and design-ityourself tees for them, along with a bookstore and café. Guests also enjoy a personal shopping area, doll hair salon and photo studio. www.ameri cangirl.com. 609 Fifth Ave., at 49th St., 877.247.5223. Map 1, F6 BOOK CULTURE Genres carried at this

bookstore include nonfiction, poetry, history and travel. www.bookculture .com. 536 W. 112th St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway, 212.865.1588; and one other NYC location.

NINTENDO® WORLD An interactive

gaming paradise that features Nintendo Wii kiosks and carries an extensive selection of merchandise. www.ninten doworldstore.com. 10 Rockefeller Plz., at W. 48th St., 646.459.0800. Map 1, F6 THE SCHOLASTIC STORE Offering

books, toys, games and art and craft supplies, plus meet ’n’ greets with literary characters. www.scholastic.com/ sohostore. 557 Broadway, btw Spring & Prince sts., 212.343.6166. Map 1, L7 STRAND BOOK STORE New, used,

out-of-print and rare books are housed in this well-established, multilevel warehouse. www.strandbooks .com. 828 Broadway, at E. 12th St., 212.473.1452. Map 1, J7

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Pterosaur Puzzle Learning about pterosaurs—flying reptiles that ruled the skies between 220 million and 66 million years ago—is a puzzle. The mysterious creatures left very few fossils and no descendents, so paleontologists rely on their dinosaur cousins and limited petrified remains, such as this Scaphognathus, to develop theories about the winged animals. Their findings are on view in Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, thru Jan. 4, 2015. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100, www.amnh.org

Museums AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Artifacts include rare

gems, meteorites and fossils. Daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Suggested admission $22 adults, $17 seniors/students (with ID), $12.50 children 2-12. www.amnh .org. Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100. Map 1, B5 BROOKLYN MUSEUM Multiple perma-

nent collections, including ancient Egyptian and contemporary American art, are in this Beaux Arts building. Wed 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-10

p.m., Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., first Sat of the month 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Suggested admission $12 adults, $8 seniors (62+)/ students, children under 12 accompanied by adult and first Sat of the month after 5 p.m. free. www.brooklyn museum.org. 200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718.638.5000. Map 3, F9

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street. Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $11 adults/children, $7 seniors, under 12 months and first Fri of the month 5-8 p.m. free. www.cmom.org. 212 W. 83rd St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway, 212.721.1223. Map 1, B4 EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO The art and

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN  Interactive exhibits, such as

PlayWorkss and Adventures With Dora and Diego, promote fun and wellness and encourage learning for children ages 18 months thru 6. Thru Dec. 31:

cultural heritage of the Caribbean and Latin America are celebrated at this center of Latin pride. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. Suggested admission $9 adults, $5 seniors/students, children under 12 free. www

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CULTURAL ROOTS The National Museum of the American Indian (p. 50) examines Haida art in Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse (thru Sept. 14).

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Museums+Attractions Guidelines Many museums have bookstores and gift shops, as well as restaurants conducive to either a quick bite or leisurely meal. For these and even more choices, visit us online at www.wheretraveler.com. Dates, hours and prices in these listings are subject to change; call to confirm.

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DISCOUNT ADMISSIONS: NEW YORK CITYPASS The discount pass provides access to six of New York’s top attractions, including the Empire State Building, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and a two-hour Circle Line harbor cruise or trip to Ellis and Liberty islands via Statue Cruises, for one low price. Passes are sold at any of the participating attractions. $106 adults, $79 children ages 6-17. www.citypass.com. 888.330.5008.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 68-70.

.elmuseo.org. 1230 Fifth Ave., at 104th St., 212.831.7272. Map 1, N3 ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

Visitors seeking their heritage are welcomed on this historic island to view artifacts displayed in the museum and the American Family Immigration History Center. www.ellisisland.org. Ellis Island: 212.363.3206. Map 1, P6 THE FRICK COLLECTION The former

residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick houses one of the world’s most magnificent collections of Old Master paintings, furnishings and decorative arts. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $10 students, pay what you wish Sun 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children under 10 not admitted. www .frick.org. 1 E. 70th St., at Fifth Ave., 212.288.0700. Map 1, C6

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY This

center, which contains more than 100,000 prints, was founded in 1974 by photographer Cornell Capa and is devoted to all aspects of historical and contemporary photography. Tues-Thurs, Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $14 adults, $10 seniors/ students, children under 12 free, Fri 5-8 p.m. pay what you wish. www.icp .org. 1133 Sixth Ave., at W. 43rd St., 212.857.0000. Map 1, F5

INTERNATIONAL PRINT CENTER NEW YORK Nonprofit institution dedicated

to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. www.ipcny.org. 526 W. 26th St., Rm. 5A, btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.989.6069. Map 1, H4 THE JEWISH MUSEUM Archaeological

artifacts, ceremonial objects, photographs and art exhibitions explore Jewish diversity. Fri-Tues 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 seniors (65+), $7.50 students, children 18 and under and Sat free, Thurs 5-8 p.m. pay what you wish. www.the jewishmuseum.org. 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St., 212.423.3200. Map 1, P3

Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous structure is the repository for world-class art and exhibits. It also hosts performances, lectures and film screenings. Thru Sept. 1: Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe. SunWed & Fri 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m. $22 adults, $18 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12 with an adult free, pay what you wish Sat 5:45-7:45 p.m. www.guggenheim .org. 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.423.3500. Map 1, A6

MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE: A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST

Exhibitions and events celebrate the lives of Holocaust victims. Sun-Tues & Thurs 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Wed 10 a.m.8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $7 students, children under 12 and Wed 4-8 p.m. free. www .mjhnyc.org. Battery Park City, 36

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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Greek and Roman galleries; vast fashion holdings; instruments of historical, technical and social importance; and collections of American, European and Far Eastern art and more fill this renowned museum. Thru Jul. 27: Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century. y Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Suggested admission $25 adults, $17 seniors (65+), $12 students, children under 12 with an adult free. www.metmuseum .org. 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 212.535.7710. Map 1, B6 THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM The

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tion of contemporary objects, plus a jewelry gallery, studios for artistsin-residence and an auditorium. Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs & Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students, children under 18 free, Thurs & Fri 6-9 p.m. pay what you wish. www.madmuseum.org. 2 Columbus Circle, btw Broadway and Eighth Ave., 212.299.7777. Map 1, D5

facility houses a research library and museum featuring three of the extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible, rare manuscripts and drawings. Tues-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $18 adults, $12 seniors (65+)/students/ children under 16, children 12 and under and Fri 7-9 p.m. free. www .themorgan.org. 225 Madison Ave., at E. 36th St., 212.685.0008. Map 1, G6

Never Forget The attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 damaged more than just property, like this ambulance on display at The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (p. 53)—the entire city was left devastated. NYC has since been reborn, and the newly opened museum pays tribute to this resilience, reminding visitors of the enduring impact of that fateful day.

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CELESTIAL SIGHT Chat with astronomers and gaze at the night sky through high-powered telescopes every Tuesday night on the High Line (p. 52).

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Museums+Attractions Battery Pl., btw West St. & First Pl., 646.437.4202. Map 1, P5 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART One of the

world’s greatest repositories of 20thcentury art showcases masterpieces by van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, a sculpture garden and a film collection. Thru Aug. 24: Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988. MonThurs, Sat & Sun 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, children under 16 and Fri 4-8 p.m. free. www .moma.org. 11 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.708.9400. Map 1, E6 MUSEUM OF SEX This museum is dedi-

cated to the cultural significance of human sexuality. Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $17.50 adults, $15.25 seniors/students. www .museumofsex.com. 233 Fifth Ave., at 27th St., 212.689.6337. Map 1, H6 MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

New York City’s past, present and future are illustrated through paintings, photos and more. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Suggested admission $10 adults, $6 seniors/students, $20 families (max. two adults), children under 12 free. www.mcny.org. 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672. Map 1, N3 MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE This

museum chronicles the art, technology and history of filmed entertainment. Wed-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $12 adults, $9 seniors/students, $6 children ages 3-12, children under 3 and Fri 4-8 p.m. free. www.movingimage .us. 36-01 35th Ave., at 37th St., Astoria, Queens, 718.777.6888. Map 2, C6 NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM The

academy boasts a collection of more than 5,000 pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+)/students, under 12 free. www.nationalacad emy.org. 1083 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 212.369.4880. Map 1, A6 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN This is the nation’s first

museum to promote Native American history, culture, languages and arts. Sun-Wed, Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. www.nmai.si .edu. 1 Bowling Green, at Broadway, 212.514.3700. Map 1, P6 NEUE GALERIE NEW YORK An elegant

space dedicated to 20th-century German and Austrian fine and decorative arts. Thurs-Mon 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $20 adults, $10 seniors (65+)/students, first

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Museums+Attractions Fri of the month 6-8 p.m. free. Children under 12 not admitted, children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. www.neuegalerie.org. 1048 Fifth Ave., at 86th St., 212.628.6200. Map 1, A6 NEW MUSEUM This museum explores

art by American and international artists. Wed, Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $14 adults, $12 seniors (65+), $10 students, under 18 and Thurs 7-9 p.m. free. www.newmuseum.org. 235 Bowery, btw Rivington & Stanton sts., 212.219.1222. Map 1, K7 NEWYORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSE UM & LIBRARY This cultural institution

features more than 60,000 objects and artworks focused on NYC history. Jun. 14-Sept. 21: “I Live. Send Help.” 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Tues-Thurs, Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $18 adults, $14 seniors/ educators, $12 students, $6 children 5-13, children under 4 free. www.nyhis tory.org. 170 Central Park West, at W. 77th St., 212.873.3400. Map 1, B4 9/11 TRIBUTE CENTER Recovered

objects, films and personal effects allow visitors to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery admission: $17 adults, $12 seniors/students/ military, $5 children 6-12. Gallery admission and guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial: $22 adults, $17 seniors, students/military, $7 children 6-12. www.tributewtc.org. 120 Liberty St., btw Greenwich St. & Trinity Pl., 866.737.1184. Map 1, O6 THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA This

institution focuses on the social impact of media technology, as well as the preservation of TV and radio programs since the 1950s. Wed, Fri-Sun noon-6 p.m., Thurs noon-8 p.m. Suggested admission $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children under 14. www.pa leycenter.org. 25 W. 52nd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.621.6800. Map 1, E5 ROSE CENTER FOR EARTH AND SPACE

Home to the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway, Cullman Hall of the Universe and Scales of the Universe Walkway. Daily 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., first Fri of the month 10 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Museum: Suggested admission $22 adults, $17 seniors/students, $12.50 children 2-12. Museum & Space Show: $27 adults, $22 seniors/students, $16 children 2-12. www.amnh.org/rose. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, entrance on W. 81st St., 212.769.5200. Map 1, B5

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Museums+Attractions RUBIN MUSEUM OF ARTďšź Specializing in

Himalayan art, this museum features paintings, sculpture and textiles. Mon & Thurs 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat & Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/ students; children under 12, seniors on ďŹ rst Mon of the month and everyone Fri 6-10 p.m. free. www.rmanyc.org. 150 W. 17th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.620.5000. Map 1, J5 TENEMENT MUSEUMďšź Turn-of-the-last-

century immigrant life is illustrated through guided tours. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (ďŹ rst tour 10:30 a.m., last tour 5 p.m.). $22 adults, $17 seniors/students, children under 5 free. www.tenement .org. 108 Orchard St., btw Broome & Delancey sts., 212.982.8420. Map 1, L8 WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ARTďšź

The museum focuses on modern and contemporary artwork by American artists. Thru Jun. 29: American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe. WedThurs, Sat & Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 1-9 p.m. $20 adults, $16 seniors (65+)/students/ages 19-25, children 18 and under free, pay what you wish Fri 6-9 p.m. www.whitney.org. 945 Madison Ave., at E. 75th St., 212.570.3600. Map 1, C6

Attractions DISCOVERY TIMES SQUAREďšź A large-

scale exhibition center with immersive shows. Current exhibitions include Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., Body Worlds: Pulse and The Art of the Brick. Sun-Tues 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed & Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Prices vary. www.discoverytsx.com. 226 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.987.9692. Map 1, F5

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tallest buildings offers views from the 86th and 102nd ďŹ&#x201A;oors. A saxophonist plays Thurs-Sat (10 p.m.-1 a.m.). Observatory open daily 8 a.m.-2 a.m. (last elevator ascends at 1:15 a.m.). Main deck (86th ďŹ&#x201A;oor) admission: $27 adults, $24 seniors (62+), $21 children 6-12, under 5 free. Main & Top decks (86th ďŹ&#x201A;oor & 102nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor) admission: $44 adults, $41 seniors (62+), $38 children 6-12, under 5 free. www.esbnyc.com. 350 Fifth Ave., at 34th St., 212.736.3100. Map 1, H6 THE HIGH LINEď&#x161;ź This promenade offers

views of the city skyline. Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. www.thehighline.org. Gansevoort to W. 30th sts., btw 10th & 11th aves., 212.500.6035. Map 1, J4-H4 MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORKď&#x161;ź

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Museums+Attractions sculptures of celebrities. Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $36 adults, $29 children 4-12, children under 4 free. www.nycwax.com. 234 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.841.3505. Map 1, F5 NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM Within the original foot-

prints of the Twin Towers are parapets inscribed with the names of the victims from the 9/11 attacks. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m., last entry at 7 p.m. Free passes to the memorial are required in advance by registering online or calling 212.266.5200. Museum admission: $24 adults; $18 senior (65+), U.S. veterans, college students; $15 youth (7-17); children under 6 and Tues 5-8 p.m. free. www.911memorial.org. 1 Albany St., at Greenwich St., 212.312.8800. Map 1, N5 RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! TIMES SQUARE The famed “odditorium”

presents one-of-a-kind and unusual attractions such as shrunken heads and torture devices. Daily 9 a.m.-1 a.m. $29.95 adults, $22.95 children 4-12. www.ripleysnewyork.com. 234 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.398.3133. Map 1, F5 STATUE OF LIBERTY The 151-foot statue

was a gift from France. Statue Cruises operates a daily ferry service to Liberty Island: 201.604.2800, www.statuecruis es.com. www.nps.gov/stli. Map 1, P6 TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE Works to

promote Times Square’s attractions. Upcoming events include Taste of Times Square, Jun. 2, and Solstice in Times Square, Jun. 21. Official NYC Information Center open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. www.timessquarenyc.org. 1560 Broadway (Seventh Ave., btw W. 46th & W. 47th sts.), 212.452.5283. Map 1, F5 TOP OF THE ROCK The deck at the top

of Rockefeller Center offers vistas from the 70th floor. Daily 8 a.m.-midnight (last elevator ascends at 11 p.m.). $29 adults, $27 seniors (62+), $18 children 6-12. The “Sun & Stars” combination ticket allows visitors to enjoy Top of the Rock twice in one day. $42 adults, $24 children 6-12. www .topoftherocknyc.com. 30 Rockefeller Plz., W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.698.2000. Map 1, F6

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Dining

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Master of Mezze There’s a newcomer on the East Village resto scene—and it doesn’t mess around when it comes to mezze platters. Au Za’atar, billing itself as a “French Arabian bistro,” is generous with the shareable classics. Lebanese chef Salwa Fallous makes sure of that. Creamy hummus, smoky baba ghanoush, veggie moussaka and filling falafel. Wash it all down with a cold Lebanese ale. Au ye’ah. 188 Ave. A, at E. 12th St., 212.254.5660

Chelsea BLUE GINGER Japanese. Pan-Asian

cuisine is served in a chic, modern space. L & D (daily). www.ming.com. 106 Eighth Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 212.352.0911. $ Map 1, I5 CAFETERIA American. A neighborhood

stalwart for elevated comfort classics in a hypermodern black-and-white space. B, L & D (daily). www.cafeteria group.com. 119 Seventh Ave., at W. 17th St., 212.414.1717. $$ Map 1, I5

across from the High Line. Plus, a garden dining area. B, L & D (daily), brunch (Sat & Sun). www.trestleon tenth.com. 242 10th Ave., at W. 24th St., 212.645.5659. $$ Map 1, H4

with pork and chives in a no-frills space. B, L & D (daily). 54 Mulberry St., btw Worth & Bayard sts., 212.349.0070. $ Map 1, M7 VEGETARIAN DIM SUM HOUSE Chinese.

Chinatown NEW BO KY RESTAURANT Vietnamese.

Soups brim with such ingredients as sliced pork, shrimp balls and pig intestines. B, L & D (daily). www.bokynyc .com. 78-80 Bayard St., at Mott St., 212.406.2292. $ Map 1, M7

More than 200 vegetable- and grainbased dishes. L & D (daily). www .vegetariandimsum .com. 24 Pell St., btw Doyers & Mott sts., 212.577.7176. $ Map 1, M7

East Village AU ZA’ATAR French/Arabic. This fu-

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG APPETITE During Taste of Times Square (p. 39), some 50 food vendors set up stands at the Crossroads of the World.

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Dining Guidelines This directory is arranged by neighborhood. For further details and more restaurant choices, visit us online at www.wheretraveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. before the area code.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 68-70.

RESERVATIONS Making advance reservations for most restaurants is highly recommended.

THEATER DINING If dining before an 8 p.m. curtain, it is advisable to make dinner plans for around 5:30 p.m. to ensure a relaxed meal and sufficient time to arrive at the theater (traffic in the Broadway Theater District is particularly heavy beginning about one hour before curtain time).

PRICE SYMBOLS Price range is noted by dollar signs, which refer to the approximate cost of an appetizer and main course, usually at dinner. All major credit cards are accepted, unless noted otherwise. $ $$ $$$ $$$$

20 and below 21-35 36-50 51 and above

Humm. L (Thus-Sat), D (nightly). www .elevenmadisonpark.com. 11 Madison Ave., at E. 24th St., 212.889.0905. $$$$ Map 1, I6 GRAMERCY TAVERN American.

The comfort of a late-19th-century American inn. Main dining room: L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). Tavern: L & D (daily). www.gramercytavern.com. 42 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.477.0777. $$$$ Map 1, I6 SD26 RESTAURANT & WINE BAR Italian. Across from Madison Square

Park, diners find takes on Italian dishes in a space with red and gold accents. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.sd26ny .com. 19 E. 26th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.265.5959. $$ Map 1, H6

79 Madison Ave., btw E. 28th & E. 29th sts., 212.696.5700. $$ Map 1, H6 VIC & ANTHONY’S STEAKHOUSE Steaks. Jumbo lump crab cakes can

serve as a starter for a porterhouse for two. Plus, an edgy, modern décor. L & D (Mon-Sat). www.vicandanthonys .com. 233 Park Ave. So., btw E. 18th & E 19th sts., 212.220.9200. $$$ Map 1, I6

Greenwich Village CAFÉ ESPAÑOL Spanish. Savory flavors

of Spain sing in classic paellas. Nearby

SPOTLIGHT

Garment District BRYANT PARK GRILL New American.

An elegant outpost, with seasonal patio and rooftop dining, situated in bucolic Bryant Park. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.arkrestaurants.com. 25 W. 40th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.840.6500. $$$ Map 1, F5 CLYDE FRAZIER’S WINE AND DINE American. The style of a legendary

Knick is embodied in this spot, featuring a free-throw court. L & D (daily). www.arkrestaurants.com. 485 10th Ave., at W. 37th St., 212.842.1110. $$ Map 1, G4

pallets—serves traditional dishes from Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco. www .auzaatar.com. 188 Ave. A, at E. 12th St., 212.254.5660. $$$ Map 1, J8 BUENOS AIRES Argentinean. A spirited,

warm restaurant offers dishes from the “Paris of South America,” including bife de chorizo (grilled shell steak). L & D (daily). www.buenosairesnyc .com. 513 E. 6th St., btw aves. B & A, 212.228.2775. $$ Map 1, K8 DBGB KITCHEN & BAR French.

This Chef Daniel Boulud outpost offers diners 12 varieties of housemade sausage and more than 20 craft beers on tap. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.dbgb.com. 299 Bowery, btw E. Houston & E. 1st sts., 212.933.5300. $$ Map 1, K7

Flatiron District ELEVEN MADISON PARK American. A

sophisticated and soaring café and wine bar fronting Madison Park offers the classic cuisine of Chef Daniel

FRANKIE & JOHNNIE’S STEAKHOUSE Steak. The attentive staff serves a

menu of steaks, veal chops and grilled chicken. L (Mon-Fri), D (Mon-Sat). Complimentary limo service to and from the Midtown area and the restaurant. www.frankieandjohnnies.com. 32 W. 37th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.947.8940. $$$ Map 1, G6; 269 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.997.9494. Map 1, F5

Gramercy Park CHEF 28 Asian. Japanese and Chinese

favorites; plus the featured house specialty: Neptune’s Duo (scallops, prawns and vegetables in garlic sauce). L & D (daily). www.chef28.com. 29 E. 28th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Madison Ave., 212.685.8871. $ Map 1, H6 PRANNA Asian. Pan-Asian delights,

such as Singapore crab chili, in a space that doubles as a chic cocktail lounge. L (Mon-Fri), D (Mon-Sat), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.prannarestaurant.com.

Village Jazz Jazz is embedded in the culture of the West Village. As are stimulating dining experiences. Garage Restaurant & Café (p. 56) combines the two, offering dishes such as Chilean sea bass to diners indulging in live jazz nightly. A 16-piece big band plays on Mon and Tues, while brunchgoers get their ears and bellies satisfied with a toe-tapping jazzy feast on Sat and Sun.

BBQ SAUCE Lovers of down-home eats salivate for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party (p. 38) in and around Madison Square Park.

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Dining Salon de Tapas (190 Sullivan St., at Bleecker St., 1.212.505.8475) serves a variety of small plates. L & D (daily). www.cafeespanol.com. 172 Bleecker St., btw Sullivan & MacDougal sts., 212.505.0657. $ Map 1, L6 THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ American Bistro. This landmark resto/cabaret

embodies the lively spirit of the Village, offering 35 wines by the glass, innovative cuisine (from housemade pizza Provençal to Thai bouillabaisse), a classic country dining room with fireplace, sidewalk seating and a downstairs performance space with 700 shows per year (from jazz to poetry readings; see web for schedules). B, L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .corneliastreetcafe.com. 29 Cornelia St., btw W. 4th & Bleecker sts., 212.989.9319. $$ Map 1, K5 GARAGE RESTAURANT & CAFÉ American. Seafood, steaks, quesadillas and

burgers at this multilevel dining space. Live jazz seven days a week; 16-piece big band Mon & Tues; Sat & Sun brunch special with live jazz. No cover, no minimum. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.garagerest .com. 99 Seventh Ave. So., at Christopher St., 212.645.0600. $$ Map 1, K4 SEVILLA RESTAURANT AND BAR Spanish. Open 365 days a year, this local

favorite, known for its superb service and reasonable prices, has been family-run since 1941 and is celebrated for its seafood, veal and paella dishes. L & D (daily). www.sevillarestaurant andbar.com. 62 Charles St., at W. 4th St., 212.929.3189. $$ Map 1, K5

Harlem BIER INTERNATIONAL International. A

menu of German snacks and hearty burgers pair with global drafts. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .bierinternational.com. 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd., at W. 113th St., 212.280.0944. $ DINOSAUR BARBQUE American.

Barbecue thrives at this Southern-style eatery. Patrons can purchase tangy sauces, rubs to take home. L & D (daily). www.dinosaurbarbque.com. 700 W. 125th St., at 12th Ave., 212.694.1777; 604 Union St., btw 3rd & 4th aves., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 347.429.7030. $$ HARLEM PUBLIC American. Guests sip

from mason jars at this hip, homey spot with communal seating and a menu featuring fried pickles. L & D (daily). www.harlempublic.com. 3612 Broadway, at W. 149th St., 212.939.9404. $$

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Dining Little Italy BRINKLEY’S PUB & KITCHEN British.

Gastropub fare, such as monkfish fritters and burnt cream pudding. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .brinkleyspubs.com. 406 Broome St., at Centre St., 212.680.5600. $$ Map 1, L7 DA NICO Italian. Northern and South-

ern Italian specialties include pesto gnocchi and broiled veal chop. L & D (daily). www.danicoristorante.com. 164 Mulberry St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.343.1212. $$ Map 1, L7 LA ESQUINA Latin American. An

aluminum-sided, counter-service taqueria serves south-of-the-border dishes. B (Mon-Fri), L & D (daily). www .esquinanyc .com. 114 Kenmare St., btw Centre & Lafayette sts., 646.613.7100. $ Map 1, L7

Lower East Side ANTIBES BISTRO French/Mediterranean. Refined fare served in a romantic

space with exposed brick and wooden tables. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.antibesbistro.com. 112 Suffolk St., btw Delancey & Rivington sts., 212.533.6088. $$ Map 1, K8 BEAUTY & ESSEX Contemporary American. Classic comfort dishes are given a

modern reimagining and are creatively plated in a lavish dining room hidden behind a pawnshop facade. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.beautyand essex.com. 146 Essex St., btw Stanton & Rivington sts., 212.614.0146. $$$ Map 1, K7 KATZ’S DELICATESSEN Jewish/ American. Among New York’s oldest

delicatessens, this iconic and bustling spot has been serving internationally famous pastrami, corned beef and huge sandwiches since 1888. L & D (daily). www.katzsdelicatessen .com. 205 E. Houston St., at Ludlow St., 212.254.2246. $ Map 1, L8

Lower Manhattan/ Financial District CIPRIANI WALL STREET Italian. Guests

dine on comforting Italian classics while sipping signature Bellinis. B, L & D (Mon-Fri). www.cipriani.com. 55 Wall St., btw William & Hanover sts., 212.699.4099. $$$ Map 1, O7; Cipriani Downtown, 376 W. Broadway, btw Broome & Spring sts., 212.343.0999. Map 1, L6; Cipriani Dolci, 89 E. 42nd St., btw Park & Vanderbilt aves., 212.973.0999. Map 1, F6

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Dining IL GIGLIO Italian. Lavish portions of

Northern Italian staples are preceded by complimentary antipasti. L (MonFri), D (Mon-Sat). www.ilgigliorestau rant.com. 81 Warren St., btw W. Broadway & Greenwich St., 212.571.5555. $$$ Map 1, M6 P.J. CLARKE’S ON THE HUDSON American. The famed bar and restau-

rant offers oysters just a short walk from the water. L & D (Mon-Fri). www .pjclarkes.com. World Financial Ctr., btw Liberty & Vesey sts., 212.285.1500. $$ Map 1, N6; and two other NYC locations.

Meatpacking District BEAUMARCHAIS French. A brasserie

kitchen named after French Renaissance man Pierre Beaumarchais. D (Mon-Sat), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .brasseriebeaumarchais.com. 409 W. 13th St., btw Ninth Ave. & Washington St., 212.675.2400. $$$ Map 1, J4 DOS CAMINOS Mexican. South-of-the-

border spice is given a modern rebirth in Mexican French toast and inventive guacamoles. L (Mon & Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.doscaminos .com. 675 Hudson St., at W. 14th St., 212.699.2400. $$ Map 1, J4; and three other NYC locations. MORIMOTO Japanese. Iron Chef Ma-

saharu Morimoto devises such dishes as oyster foie gras in this minimalist 12,000-square-foot space. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.morimotonyc.com. 88 10th Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 212.989.8883. $$$$ Map 1, J4

Midtown East DARBAR Indian. Southeast Asian fla-

vors in a bi-level restaurant and lounge serving dishes from spicy shrimp curry to lamb kebabs. Sister restaurant Darbar Grill specializes in tandoori plates. L & D (daily). www.darbarny.com. 152 E. 46th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.681.4500. $$ Map 1, F7; 157 E. 55th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.751.4600. $$ Map 1, E7 MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Steaks.

Pepper-crusted beef carpaccio, baked escargot and Maine lobster cocktail are among appetizers that can precede an array of steak and seafood entrées served at this upscale national chain. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.mortons.com. 551 Fifth Ave., at 45th St., 212.972.3315. $$$$ Map 1, F6; 136 Washington St., btw Cedar & Albany sts., 212.608.0171. Map 1, 06.

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Dining THE SEA FIRE GRILL Seafood/American.

Contemporary dishes emphasize fresh, seasonally sourced fish in a space with an elegant dining room; also serves dry-aged steaks. L (MonFri), D (nightly). www.theseafiregrill .com. 158 E. 48th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.935.3785. $$$$ Map 1, F7

Murray Hill FRANCHIA Korean. Inside this serene

refuge, diners experience vegetarian fare, such as ginger fried rice. L & D (daily). www.franchia.com. 12 Park Ave., btw E. 34th & E. 35th sts., 212.213.1001. $$ Map 1, G6 LE PARISIEN BISTROT French. Comfort

food for Francophiles prepared by Chef Johnathan Masse. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .leparisiennyc.com. 163 E. 33rd St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.889.5489. $$ Map 1, G7 WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE Steaks.

Steaks and seafood in a vaulted dining room. L & D (daily). www.wolf gangssteakhouse.net. 4 Park Ave., at E. 33rd St., 212.889.3369. $$$$ Map 1, H6; and three other NYC locations.

Rockefeller Center DA MARCELLA Italian/Mediterranean.

Food is taken seriously at this warm taverna, where organic meats and veggies populate dishes such as petto di pollo organico arrosto (organic chicken breast, herbed breadcrumbs, olive oil, lemon, pinot grigio). L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.damarcellamidtown .com. 11 W. 51st St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 917.639.3911. $$ Map 1, E6; 142 W. Houston St., btw Sullivan & MacDougal sts., 646.559.9192. $$ Map 1, K5 FOGO DE CHÃO Brazilian Steak. The

meaty taste of Southern Brazil can be savored just steps from MoMA in a cavernous, tri-level space. Guests wield signal cards for summoning traditionally costumed waiters who bear skewers of assorted fire-roasted meats. www.fogodechao.com. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). 40 W. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212 969.9980. $$$ Map 1, E6 ROCK CENTER CAFÉ American. Diners

at this family-friendly staple enjoy meals with prime views of iconic Rockefeller Center. B (Mon-Fri), L (MonSat), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www. patinagroup.com. Rockefeller Center, 20 W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.332.7620. $$$ Map 1, E6

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Dining SoHo/NoLIta ANTIQUE GARAGE Turkish. Small plates

and platters in a dining room with chandeliers and mirrors. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.antique garagesoho.com. 41 Mercer St., btw Grand & Broome sts., 212.219.1019. $$ Map 1, L7 BIANCA Italian. The feel and charm

of an Old World home and dishes such as eggplant and zucchini tart. D (nightly). www.biancanyc.com. 5 Bleecker St., btw Bowery & Elizabeth St., 212.260.4666. $$ Map 1, K7 DAVID BURKE KITCHEN American. Den-

im banquettes and a blackened steeltop bar create a rustic yet modern atmosphere for a locally sourced menu. B, L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.davidburkekitchen.com. The James New York, 23 Grand St., at Sixth Ave., 212.201.9119. $$$ Map 1, L6

Theater District CHEZ JOSEPHINE French-American.

A colorful restaurant bursting with the energy of 1930s Paris calls upon the memory of the seductive singer/ actress Josephine Baker. Nightly live piano. D (Tues-Sun), live piano brunch (Sun). www.chez josephine.com. 414 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.594.1925. $$$ Map 1, F4 CHURRASCARIA PLATAFORMA Brazilian Steak. Feast like a gaucho at this

Brazilian steak house, where cuts of meat are ceremoniously brought to the table and carved rodízio-style. A salad bar satisfies vegetarians while cachaça flows freely at the bar. L & D (daily). www.churrascaria plataforma.com. 316 W. 49th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.245.0505. $$-$$$ Map 1, F4 DB BISTRO MODERNE French-American. The burger gets a posh reimagin-

ing with French flair in the “original db burger” (sirloin filled with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle on a Parmesan bun). B, L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.dbbistro.com. City Club Hotel, 55 W. 44th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.391.2400. $$$ Map 1, F6 GUY’S AMERICAN KITCHEN & BAR American. The big and bold flavors

of television personality Guy Fieri are served in the heart of Times Square. L & D (daily). www.guysamerican.com. 220 W. 44th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 646.532.4897. $$ Map 1, F4 HARU Japanese. Fusion dishes, such

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Dining vinaigrette, are served along with fresh sushi and sashimi. L & D (daily). www .harusushi.com. 205 W. 43rd St., at Broadway, 212.398.9810. $$$ Map 1, F5; 433 Amsterdam Ave., at W. 81st St., 212.579.5655. Map 1, B4; 1329 Third Ave., btw E. 76th & E. 77th sts., 212.452.2230. Map 1, B7; 1 Wall St. Court, at Broad St., 212.785.6850. Map 1, O6; and two other NYC locations. HB BURGER  American. This burger ha-

ven offers variations on the classic that include a buffalo-style beef burger. L & D (daily). www.heartlandbrewery .com. 127 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212.575.5848. $ Map 1, F5 HEARTLAND BREWERY & CHOPHOUSE American. Steaks, chops, hearty pub

fare and seasonal, handcrafted beers are served in a warm, rustic atmosphere. L & D (daily). www.heartland brewery.com. 127 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 646.366.0235. $ Map 1, F5; 625 Eighth Ave., at W. 41st St., 646.214.1000. Map 1, F4; 35 Union Square W., at E. 17th St., 212.645.3400. Map 1, I6; 350 Fifth Ave., at 34th St., 212.563.3433. Map 1, G6 KELLARI TAVERNA Greek. This

vast, traditional restaurant has a wide array of Hellenic dishes. Prix fixe pre- and post-theater D $31.95 (4-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight). L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.kellari.us. 19 W. 44th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.221.0144. $$$ Map 1, F6 LE BERNARDIN Seafood. Named after

an order of monks fond of food and drink, this acclaimed restaurant— helmed by Chef Eric Ripert—serves fresh fish dishes. L (Mon-Fri), D (Mon-Sat). Jackets required, ties optional. www.le-benardin.com. 155 W. 51st St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.554.1515. $$$-$$$$ Map 1, F5 THE MARSHAL American. Seasonal

ingredients inspire the farm-to-table menu—featuring wood-oven-baked dishes—in a homey, rustic and narrow space located blocks from Times Square. L & D (daily). www .the-marshal.com. 628 10th Ave., btw W. 44th & W. 45th sts., 212.582.6300. $-$$ Map 1, F4 NOBU FIFTY SEVEN Japanese. Chef

Nobu Matsuhisa’s largest outpost features a dramatic and enticing David Rockwell design and signature dishes, including miso-glazed black cod. L (Mon-Fri), D & Bar/Lounge (nightly). www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com. 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.757.3000. $$$$ Map 1, E6

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Dining PATSY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian.

Open since 1944, this friendly familyrun restaurant, a favorite of the late Frank Sinatra and his friends, specializes in heaping portions of authentic Neapolitan cuisine. L & D (daily). www .patsys.com. 236 W. 56th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.247.3491. $$ Map 1, E5 VICTOR’S CAFE Cuban. Classic

fare from the island nation of Cuba includes ropa vieja (shredded Black Angus steak in a bed of plantains). L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www .victorscafe .com. 236 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.586.7714. $$$ Map 1, E5

TriBeCa NOBU NEW YORK Japanese. Nobu

Matsuhisa’s inventive cuisine is served in a David Rockwell-designed dining room. Plus, a raw bar. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly). www.myriad restaurantgroup .com. 105 Hudson St., at Franklin St., 212.219.0500. $$$ Map 1, M6 NOBU NEXT DOOR Japanese. A

haven for elevated Japanese cuisine. Reservations are taken, but tables are also available for walk-ins. D (nightly). www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com. 105 Hudson St., btw Franklin & N. Moore sts., 212.334.4445. $$$ Map 1, M6 TRIBECA GRILL American. The bras-

serie fare at this landmark restaurant, owned by Robert De Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent, serves short rib ragu with sheep’s milk and ricotta; the extensive wine list has repeatedly earned the Wine Spectator Grand Award. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www.myriadrestaurantgroup .com. 375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St., 212.941.3900. $$$ Map 1, N6

Upper East Side CAFÉ BOULUD French. The menu

at Chef Daniel Boulud’s much-applauded informal restaurant features classic fare and world cuisine. L (MonSat), D (nightly), Brunch (Sun). www .cafeboulud.com. The Surrey Hotel, 20 E. 76th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.772.2600. $$$ Map 1, B6 DANIEL French. Chef Daniel Boulud’s

contemporary cuisine—duck terrine with red-wine-poached Forelle pear— is served in an elegant space with grand neoclassical accents. D (MonSat). Jacket required, tie preferred. www.danielnyc.com. 60 E. 65th St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.0033. $$$$ Map 1, D6

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Dining SFOGLIA Italian. This rustic eatery

makes use of local produce, serving fennel soup with crab and dill. L (TuesSat), D (nightly). www.sfogliarestau rant.com. 1402 Lexington Ave., at E. 92nd St., btw Park & Madison aves., 212.288.0033. $$$$ Map 1, D6

Upper West Side BOULUD SUD Mediterranean. Flavors

from Southern France to North Africa. Also on-site are Bar Boulud and Épicerie Boulud. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun). www.bouludsud.com. 20 W. 64th St., btw Central Park W. & Broadway, 212.595.1313. $$$$ Map 1, D4 PER SE French. Exclusivity epitomized

with Central Park views. Reservations required. L (Fri-Sun), D (nightly). www.perseny.com. 10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl., at W. 60th St., 212.823.9335. $$$$ Map 1, D5 ROBERT Contemporary American.

In a colorful, sculptural dining room overlooking Central Park, diners sample complex dishes. L & D (daily). www.robertnyc.com. Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 9th fl., at Eighth Ave. & W. 59th St., 212.299.7730. $$ Map 1, D5

The Boroughs DONOVAN’S PUB Irish/American.

A Tudor-style building houses this family-friendly, labyrinthine Irish tavern serving pub fare, amid stainedglass windows and fireplaces. L & D (daily). www.donovansny.com. 57-24 Roosevelt Ave., at 58th St., Woodside, Queens, 718.429.9339. $ Map 2, C9 PETER LUGER STEAKHOUSE Steak.

A standard-bearer of Brooklyn steak. Cash only. L & D (daily). www .peterluger.com. 178 Broadway, at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.387.7400. $$$ ROBERTA’S Italian-American. In an

unassuming, cinder-block-faced structure, expertly made wood-oven pizzas are fired. A “secret” dining room that has hosted celebs and cultural elites serves an elaborate tasting menu. L & D (daily). www.robertaspizza.com. 261 Moore St., at Bogart St., Bushwick, Brooklyn, 718.417.1118. $$

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WRITTEN BY JONI SWEET; EDITED BY FRANCIS LEWIS

The Grand Tour Grand Central Terminal has mystified visitors with its glittering celestial ceiling (above) and Beaux Arts aesthetics since its unveiling in 1913. Travelers can now learn the secrets and compelling history of this transit hub at their own pace by taking a self-guided audio tour, available on a device from Orpheo. Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour, $8 adults, $7 seniors/

Transportation CARS CO. With more than 25 years of

experience in the industry and a fleet of vehicles with eco-friendly engines, this chauffeured car service offers competitive rates on transportation to airports, around town or out of town. Membership subscribers receive substantial discounts. 24/7. www .mycarsco.com. 800.800.6757. COMMONWEALTH LIMO Luxury chauf-

feured transportation throughout the NYC metro area offering a variety of vehicles, such as stretch limousines and executive vans that can seat up to 13 passengers. www.commonwealth limo.com. 866.770.1677

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Trains

run on the Metro-North railroad line to and from this majestic landmark, which celebrated its centennial in 2013. For a complete list of schedules and prices, visit www.mta.info/mnr. Terminal open daily 5:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Stores: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dining concourse: Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.grandcentralter minal.com. 87 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 212.340.2583. Map 1, F6 MANHATTAN BY SAIL  Public sails and

private charters on elegant ships, including the Shearwaterr and Clipper City, y accommodate up to 150 people and feature comfortable seating, a full

bar and raised decks for spectacular views of the city. Special sails, departure times and prices vary. www.man hattanbysail.com. North Cove Marina, btw Vesey & Liberty sts., 212.619.6900, Map 1, N5; Slip 1, South Side of Battery Park, Map 1, N7 NEW YORK WATER TAXI Luxury seating

is available on this commuter taxi, which cruises the Hudson and East rivers daily, making convenient stops that include Christopher St. (Pier 45), Battery Park (Slip 6), South Street Seaport (Pier 16), Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO, Brooklyn), Pier 11 (Slip A), W. 39th St. (Pier 79) and others. All-Day Access Pass: $30 adults, $19 children 3-12. Under 2 free per ride. Routes/

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disabled, $6 students/children, GCT Tour Window on the Main Concourse, 87 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave., 917.566.0008

FUMBLE NO MORE Prepare to pay for your taxi ride at any point during the journey by tapping “fare” on the screen and swiping your credit card.

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Transportation+Tours Guidelines This section contains information on traveling around the city and its environs, tours and lots more. For these and even more choices, visit us online at www.wheretraveler.com. All phone numbers begin with the prefix 1. unless otherwise noted.

MAP LOCATIONS Note that the references at the end of each listing (Map 1, A1; Map 2, B5, etc.) are coordinates for the street maps on pages 68-70.

STREET FINDER To find the Manhattan street nearest a number on any avenue, cancel the last figure. Divide the remainder by 2 and add the key number given below—the result is the nearest street. 500 Fifth Ave., for example: Cancel the 0, divide the 50 by 2, add the result (25) to Key No. (17) and the answer is 42nd Street. Avenue A ..............................................................................................3 Avenue B...............................................................................................3 Avenue C ..............................................................................................3 Avenue D..............................................................................................3 First Avenue .......................................................................................3 Second Avenue.............................................................................3 Third Avenue .................................................................................10 Fourth Avenue................................................................................8 Fifth Avenue (Below No. 200)........................................13 Fifth Avenue (Above No. 200).......................................17 Fifth Avenue (775-1286)................................Deduct 18 Sixth Avenue (Below Central Park).....Deduct 12 Seventh Avenue (Below Central Park)..................12 Seventh Avenue (Above Central Park) ................20 Eighth Avenue (Below Central Park) ......................10 Ninth Avenue................................................................................13 Tenth Avenue................................................................................14 Eleventh Avenue .......................................................................15 Convent Avenue....................................................................127 Lenox Avenue...............................................................................10 Lexington Avenue....................................................................22 Madison Avenue........................................................................26 Park Avenue....................................................................................35 Park Avenue South .....................................................................8 St. Nicholas...................................................................................110 York Avenue.......................................................................................4 Central Park West .....................................................................60 Columbus Avenue...................................................................60 West End Avenue......................................................................60 Amsterdam Avenue...............................................................60 Broadway..................................................................... y Deduct 30 Riverside Drive (Below No. 567) ..................................72 Riverside Drive (Above No. 568) .................................78

times vary. www.nywatertaxi.com. 866.985.2542. NYC AIRPORTER The express bus

service, part of Veolia Transportation, transports travelers from New York City airport terminals to three locations in Manhattan: Grand Central WELCOME GIFT Support Big Apple Greeter’s (p. 66) mission to provide free visitor services by shopping its online gift store at www.bigapplegreeter.org.

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Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal and Penn Station. For reservations, call 718.777.5111.

BIG APPLE GREETER Local volunteers

show tourists the ins and outs of New York City on two-to-four-hour jaunts. Free excursions are available by foot and by subway. Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance. For more information, call 212.669.8159. www.bigapplegreeter.org.

SUPERSHUTTLE  Part of Veolia Trans-

portation, SuperShuttle’s bright blue and yellow vans transport travelers on shared rides from home, office or hotel to LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy or Newark International airports. www .supershuttle.com. 800.258.3826.

CIRCLE LINE DOWNTOWN One-hour VEOLIA TRANSPORTATION This transit

cruises aboard the New York Water Taxi offer pristine views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. $30 adults, $19 children 3-12. www.circleline downtown.com. Pier 17, South Street Seaport, btw Fulton & South sts., 212.742.1969. Map 1, O8

company, which serves more than one million passengers daily, aims to improve mobility in urban centers. Contact ExecuCar (www.execucar .com, 800.410.4444) for point-to-point car service, or Golden Touch Transportation (www.goldentouchtransporta tion.com, 718.886.5204) for travel by coach bus, luxury van, SUV or sedan. www.veoliatransportation.com. 630.571.7070.

CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING CRUISES

Views of the Big Apple skyline can be seen on one of the fully narrated cruises of New York Harbor. Full Island, Semi-Circle, Harbor Lights and Liberty cruises and more are available. Times/ prices vary. www.circleline42.com. Cruises depart from Pier 83, at W. 42nd St. & 12th Ave., 212.563.3200. Map 1, F3

Taxi Tips • You can hail a cab by extending your arm and whistling or shouting, “Taxi!”

CITYSIGHTS NY Hop-on, hop-off

• Most taxis in NYC are yellow, but there are green cabs that serve riders north of E. 96th and W. 110 sts. and in the outer boroughs. boroughs • Cabs indicate they are available by illuminating their rooftop medallion numbers. • Hailing a cab between 4 and 6 p.m. or around 5 a.m. can be difficult— these are the times of day when drivers change shifts. • Passengers have a right to specify any destination in NYC’s five boroughs, Nassau and Westchester counties or Newark Airport. • Know the cross streets of your destination and nearby landmarks. • Tipping at least 15 percent is customary. • There are surcharges 8 p.m.-6 a.m. daily and 4-8 p.m. Mon-Fri. • There is no charge to stow bags. • Obtain a receipt from your driver.

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double-decker bus tours by day and night allow passengers to experience Manhattan from the top (Harlem) to the bottom (Battery Park), with visits to Brooklyn as well. Frequent departures daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Prices vary. www .citysightsny.com. Visitors Center: 234 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves. (inside the lobby of Madame Tussauds), 212.812.2700. Map 1, F5 CITYSIGHTSEEING NEW YORK On

90-minute Midtown and Twilight sails, passengers glide past the city’s most iconic sights. Land-and-sea packages are also available. www .citysightseeingnewyork.com. For departure points, times and prices, call 800.669.0051. Pier 78, 455 12th Ave., at W. 38th St. Map 1, G3 GRAY LINE NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing tours by bus, boat and helicopter, such as the 48-hour, hop-on/ hop-off double-decker bus tour that includes the Downtown Loop, Uptown Loop and Brooklyn Loop. Citywide transportation, individual, group and one-day packages are also available. Tours are available in 11 languages. Times/prices vary. www.graylinenew york.com. Gray Line Visitor Center, 777 Eighth Ave., btw W. 47th & W. 48th sts., 212.445.0848. Map 1, F5 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ALLACCESS TOUR This tour allows visitors to

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Transportation+Tours an exhibition on the landmark’s 130year history. Daily 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $17.95-$26.95. www.MSGAllAccess Tour.com. Seventh Ave., at W. 33rd St., 866.858.0008. Map 1, H5 NEW YORK CITYPASS Visit NYC attrac-

tions with a discount booklet, with which holders skip lines and save 40 percent on costs. Attractions are the Empire State Building Observatory, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (or Top of the Rock), American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and either a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise or the Statue of Liberty. Booklets are valid for nine days. $109 adults, $82 children ages 6-17. Purchase online or at any CityPass attraction. www .citypass.com. 888.330.5008. RADIO CITY STAGE DOOR TOUR Radio

City Music Hall’s secrets are revealed on a guided one-hour tour that introduces visitors to one of the Rockettes. Daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $19.95 adults, $15 seniors (62+)/children 12 and under. www.radiocity.com/tours. For tickets, visit the Radio City Sweets & Gifts Shop, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 800.745.3000. Map 1, F5 STATUE CRUISES Ferries carry visitors

to the Statue of Liberty National Monument 100 times a week, with National Park Service rangers on board. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. $18 adults, $14 seniors (62+), $9 children ages 4-12, under 4 free. Audio tour included. www.statuecruises.com. 201.604.2800. Map 1, P6 UNITED NATIONS International staff

lead tours of the building and grounds. Tickets are available online only and are not sold on-site. Tours: Mon-Fri 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. $16 adults, $11 seniors (60+)/students, $9 children 5-12. Children under 5 not admitted. visit .un.org. Visitors entrance: First Ave., at E. 43rd St., 212.963.8687. Map 1, F8 WORLD YACHT Spectacular views on

this river ride are complemented by gourmet dishes on brunch, lunch and dinner cruises. Special holiday cruises are also available. Times/prices vary. www.worldyacht.com. Pier 81, at W. 41st St., at the Hudson River, 800.498.4270. Map 1, G3

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Maps Getting Around New York by Bus and Subway MTA New York City Transit subways connect four of the city’s five boroughs. Blue and white buses run in all five boroughs. Subways run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bus or subway questions? Check out www.mta.info or call 718.330.1234. ABOUT SUBWAYS NYC Transit’s subway system operates 24 lines designated by either a route number or letter. Serving 468 stations along 660 miles of track, approximately 6,400 air-conditioned subway cars will take you to almost anywhere in the city faster than a taxi and at a fraction of the cost. Subways run every 2-to-5 minutes during rush hours, 10-to-15 minutes during the day and about every 20 minutes between midnight and 5 a.m. Signs above the platform edge tell you which trains stop there and the direction of travel. Signs on the front of the train identify the route. Subway maps are hung at stations and in every subway car. Subway station entrances display the routes that stop there; some entrances only provide service in one direction (for example, uptown only or downtown only), so be sure you check before you pay. Station booth agents can answer questions and sell MetroCard, NYC Transit’s electronic farecard. Subway stations also have MetroCard vending machines. They accept credit/debit cards or cash. ABOUT BUSES Approximately 5,900 air-conditioned buses provide reliable service on over 300 routes to almost anywhere in the city. Bus stops are located about every two blocks on street corners and are marked by a sign pole with a bus emblem and route number. While some buses run 24 hours a day, most operate between 5 a.m. and 2 a.m. Bus schedules and route maps are posted on most bus stops. All buses are equipped with wheelchair accessible lifts. Check the sign on the front of the bus. If you’re not sure it’s the bus you want, ask the bus operator. ABOUT FARES No matter how far you ride, the base subway and local bus fare is $2.50 per ride, payable by MetroCard. Buses also accept exact change (but no dollar bills or pennies). METROCARD You can buy MetroCards at any subway station booth. MetroCards are also available at MetroCard vending machines, which are found in many subway stations and at neighborhood stores. Look for the MetroCard sign in store windows or visit www .mta.info/metrocard for a store near you. There are two kinds of MetroCards: 1) Unlimited Ride—$30 for seven consecutive days and $112 for 30 consecutive days. 2) Pay-Per-Ride—The bonus for purchasing multiple rides is 5 percent.

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[WHERE INSIDE]

My New York Derek McLane

MY PERFECT DAY Morning Coffee and Current Events

[Theatrical and Television Set Designer]

My days vary a lot, since I am freelance and work on several very different projects. But a typical day would be breakfast at home, which takes about three minutes, consisting of coffee and a protein shake. I have that in my apartment while reading the news on my phone.

Derek McLane designed the sets for the current Broadway hit, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, the 2013 and 2014 Oscars and last year’s NBC production of The Sound of Music. McLane, who lives in the West Village, recently chatted with us about life in the city.

Afternoon Working Man’s Day

Why did you decide to become a theatrical designer? Before I even had any real training or skills, I knew that it combined several talents of mine. Designing for theater involves reading and analyzing a play, sketching, painting, model building and a lot of brainstorming with the director.

Red Steps at Times Square

Evening Dinner and a Show If you had to give a first-time visitor to New York your must-sees, what would they be? Walking Times Square in the evening is a must. Coming out of a show and being blinded by the LED screens and neon and masses of people is a thrill. Also, ride in the bike lane that runs along the Hudson River. You can rent a Citi Bike at one of the stations scattered all over the city.

At 7 p.m., I might be seeing a preview of a show (and if it is one of my shows, have a quick note session afterward), and then I finally head out to dinner. But my days are always different. If I don’t go to theater, then I go to dinner earlier. I am addicted to Opentable .com, and use it constantly to find restaurants. If I am eating near Times Square, I often go to Marseille on Ninth Ave., off W. 44th St., or Nizza, half a block up on Ninth. If I head back to my neighborhood, I might sit at the bar at Gotham Bar and Grill: The dining room is a bit more formal than most places I go, but the food is superb.

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PHOTOS: DEREK MCLANE, JOAN MARCUS; CITI BIKE, NEW YORK CITY BICYCLE SHARE

What are some of your favorite neighborhoods in the city? I love the Village, where I’ve lived the last few years. The scale and sense of history are amazing, the idiosyncratic way in which streets are laid out—I still get lost there. The pocket stores and restaurants, tucked away in unusual spots: I love AC Gears for cool gadgets; Flight 001, a tiny travel store; and Greenwich Letterpress (stationery and paper goods).

I head over to my studio, which is just off Times Square, and look over the work my studio associates have been doing. I have a couple of meetings with directors and other collaborators on new projects.

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