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Things to do

The old American Museum of Natural History, with its world-class dinosaur exhibit, and the new great Rose Planetarium  are just across Columbus Avenue.
The New York Historical Society  (77th St.) and the Childrens Museum  (83d St)  are only a few blocks away.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (83d and Fifth Avenue) is a pleasant walk across Central Park to reach Museum Mile featuring the Guggenheim, Museum of the City of New York, Carnegie and Frick Art MuseumsLincoln Center (66th and Broadway) is a 17 short block walk or  trip on the Broadway #104 bus or two stops away on the #1 subway.
Or, after visiting the Planetarium why not stroll through Central Park and the Great Lawn or visit Strawberry Fields and the John Lennon memorial.

With the #1 Subway at Broadway and 79tn Street,  the (B) and (C) Subway trains at Central Park West and 81st Street, and the Crosstown bus passing in front of your door, you're within easy access of all New York City has to offer.

The upper-west side is also famous for a host of great brunch places and restaurants, all a few minutes walk away, including:
  • Cafe con Leche  - Amsterdam Ave btwn 80th and 81st
  • Sarabeth's - Amsterdam Ave btwn 80th and 81st, for a really serious brunch
  • Amsterdam Luncheonette - Amsterdam Ave btwn 81st and 82nd - a good breakfast bet
  • Nice-Matin - Amsterdam Ave and 79th St
  • Tamarind - Amsterdam Ave btwn 80th and 81st
  • St. James Pub on the corner of 81st & Amsterdam.
  • leaving that immediate area produces scores of good restaurants on Broadway and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
And of course, for food shopping (and kitchen gadgets) and that true New York experience, famous Zabar's Deli is just a block
and a half away on Broadway and 81st St..

Fairway (meats, fish, a constellation of veggies and organic
 items) is further down at 75th Street on Broadway

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