Housed at Rutgers University, this is the largest archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world. Visitors will find a spectacular collection of music, photos, instruments, and memorabilia, including Billie Holiday's comb and an original manuscript by Fats Waller.
Home to a farmers' market, boating derbies, and a famed cherry blossom festival, Branch Brook Park joined the National Register of Historic Places as America's first county park. Don't miss the roller rink for classic Jersey fun.
Few places in the country offer the diversity of galleries and activities you'll find at the Newark Museum. The list includes a sculpture garden, a planetarium, a mini zoo, and the largest collection of Tibetan art in the Western Hemisphere.
This critically acclaimed concert hall hosts a diverse lineup of the world's greatest performers, entertainers, and artists - from the Dave Brubeck Quartet to Mark Knopfler, Bill Maher to Don Rickles, the Orchestre National de France to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
The fastest game on ice is expertly played by the New Jersey Devils, one of the NHL's elite teams of late. They have three Stanley Cup wins, and continually make the playoffs and send fans cheering from the stands for yet another shot at hockey immortality.
The Newark Bears are a professional baseball team and members of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Founded in 1998, the club plays at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
Madison Square Garden, known colloquially simply as The Garden, is the world's most famous arena. It is located in Manhattan on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets, and is home to the New York Rangers of the NHL, the New York Knicks of the NBA, and the New York Liberty of the WNBA, as well as concerts, circuses, comedy, and much more.
Art lovers can find every kind of artwork imaginable in the vast depths of the Met's carefully curated collection with works dating as far back as the Stone Age. Don't try to see everything in one day, but pick a few exhibitions and be sure to include the awe-inspiring Egyptian art collection.
The country's most well-known city park stretches across 843 acres, but it's not just a chunk of empty green space. Central Park features numerous attractions on its grounds including Central Park Carousel, Central Park Wildlife Center, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Wollman Rink and more! Central Park is perfect for days upon days of active fun.
Carnegie Hall's mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience and to provide visionary education programs that foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, The Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York City.
See New York's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 11 to 15-minute helicopter tour. You'll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park.
Just minutes from Newark in Jersey City, this 1,212-acre park offers picnicking, fishing, crabbing, boating, stunning views of Manhattan, and ferry service to the Statue of Liberty. It also hosts the Liberty Science Center, a marina, a restaurant, and nature trails.
One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Yankees have been Major League Baseball's most storied team, winning 26 World Series titles in 39 appearances. Their 26 titles makes them the most successful franchise in North American pro sports history. Don't miss the chance to take in a Yankees game or tour the storied stadium in the Bronx.
La Grenouille opened its doors on December 19th, 1962 on a quiet night in the midst of a snowstorm. From the first day there were flowers, just a few roses here and there, but few as they were, this was to be the birth of a tradition. La Grenouille serves classic French cuisine and spontaneous creations in a glowing setting that many consider home.
Breathing new life into a hundred year old brownstone in the West Village, Bobo hums with the excited din of a dinner party. Bobo is a clubhouse for spirited grown-ups to enjoy soulful bistro food in a fantasy apartment setting that marries European elegance and romance with New York's downtown energy.
Daniel Boulud's namesake restaurant features contemporary, seasonal French cuisine in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. The sophisticated bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.
Le Bernardin, Zagat's top pick for 2007, and awarded the Michelin Guide's coveted 3-stars as well as The New York Times' highest rating of 4-stars, has maintained its status of excellence for 20 years and its international acclaim as one of the world's top seafood restaurants. Owner/Chef Eric Ripert continues to set unsurpassed standards with his piscatorial paradise and partner Maguy Le Coze's seamless and unparalleled service. *When making your reservation, please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending THEATER so that we may accommodate you appropriately.
Per Se, the much-anticipated restaurant from renowned chef Thomas Keller, debuted in February 2004 in the Time Warner Center complex at Columbus Circle. With striking views of Columbus Circle and Central Park, the dining room is a rare blend of open space and easy intimacy, discreet drama and understated luxury. Offering a 64-seat dining room, a 10-seat private dining room, a lounge, a bar and wine cellar, all presented in a palette of warm neutrals and natural elements, Per Se will refine and redefine the dining experience.
The surreal atmosphere of this awe-inspiring restaurant in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan combines the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th century Paris. The menu features fanciful interpretations of Chinese dishes and delights even the most discriminating palates.
Keens Steakhouse, a classic New York chophouse, was already famous for its steaks and chops at the turn of the century. Founded in 1885, Keens has 90,000 clay pipes that line the ceilings - pipes once smoked by customers after dinner. Today Keens legendary mutton chops and dry aged prime steaks are still without equal in the city.
Looking for an assortment of Belgian style moules frites, accompanied by an impressive beer list? Try B.Cafe. This cozy beer lovers' paradise fulfills your cravings for good homemade Belgian food, as well as artisan and trappiste beer in a rustic setting. And no trip to B.Cafe would be complete without a sweet plunge into some of our homemade waffles or melting Belgian chocolate cake.
Petaluma has been an Upper East Side institution for over 20 years. Anchored by its custom built wood burning pizza ovens and grills, Petaluma serves authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on classic, seasonal fare.
Osteria Morini - New York is a authentic rustic Italian restaurant by acclaimed and award winning Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group. In Italian, "osteria" means a place where the owner "hosts" guests, and at Osteria Morini - New York Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first downtown restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
Through an unmarked door, up an elevator, through an undistinguished hallway and then past one more unmarked door, a hidden 1920's throwback New Orleans style speakeasy opens up. The space's rich leathers, black and white marble, antique tin ceiling and plush seats offers a sexy, intimate and classy backdrop to Chef Guiseppe Fanelli's classic southern Italian cooking and steakhouse favorites.
Eleven Madison Park is located in a landmark art deco building with soaring 35-foot ceilings and a view of Madison Square Park. They offer an intimate bar featuring 35 wines by the glass as well as seasonal classic and proprietary cocktails. The second floor private dining rooms also feature views of Madison Square Park.
One of America's most popular restaurants, Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe, serves robustly flavored, seasonal American cuisine in a relaxed setting of casual elegance. They offer a full lunch and dinner menu with daily specials in the dining room and the bar. Union Square Cafe is famous for welcoming guests with excellent value and warm hospitality.
The Dutch is an American restaurant, bar and oyster room inspired by local cafes, country inns, corner taverns, neighborhood bistros, seaside shacks, roadside joints and the same mix of cultural influences that make New York City great. Award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini's roots-inspired American menu features fresh fish and shellfish, choice meats, local produce and the best of what's around.
One of America's most popular restaurants, Gramercy Tavern serves inventive American cuisine from Chef Michael Anthony in a rustic yet elegant setting. Gramercy Tavern's superb staff will envelop you with warm hospitality and delight you with an extraordinary selection of wines.
Cavo is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Chef, Richard Farnabe. Chef Farnabe is an award winning chef with experience working under Daniel Boulud and Jean-George Vongerichten, among others. Chef Armand of Dish du Jour Magazine wrote, "Cavo is without a doubt, an extravagantly designed beauty of a restaurants at Cavo you can wine and dine the night away in the true traditions of a Mediterranean vacation and lifestyle."
The Brooklyn location is the original Peter Luger Steakhouse. Since 1887, they have been serving the discerning steak connoisseur. The restaurant features a fully-stocked bar. Don't expect any micro brews or trendy drinks, this is a true, classical gentleman's bar. Timeless wood furnishings fill out the natural ambience and charm.
Vetro is guaranteed to change the landscape of fine dining. From exquisite cuisine, expansive wine cellar, private roof top cocktail lounge and exemplary service. Vetro expands Russo's fine culinary tradition into an elegant restaurant completely distinct for your private occasion. Restaurant, Dine in wine cellar, special occasions.
Located directly on the shore of the East River at the Avalon in Long Island City, Riverview Restaurant commands the most spectacular views of New York City's skyline. Directly facing the United Nation with Citicorp Center, Trumps International Hotel and the Queensboro Bridge to the north and the Chrysler and Empire State Building to the south, Riverview is unmistakably, "A Room with a View".
Newly renovated the Water's Edge entire back facade is comprised of glass. They offer spectacular panoramic views of New York City, world-class decor and renowned cuisine. They also provide complimentary transportation from 23rd Street & The East River (Skyport Marina). Please call for Ferry Schedule.
London Lennie's is a casual American Fish House, serving the finest in a wide variety of seasonal fish & seafood. Their fish is purchased daily at the New Fulton Fish Market so the menu changes daily based on market supplies.
On the Upper West Side, Prohibition is one of those places that offers the works - friendly (and attractive) staff, hip decor and live music.
Where else can you enter a bar through a telephone booth? The secret is out at "Please Don't Tell", a speakeasy with cocktails and a small-but-delicious menu.
This classic tavern features the original mahogany bar and dumbwaiters from the early 1900s. History buffs should check out the bar's vintage urinals, but everyone should order the award-winning hamburgers.
Sister to clubbing hotspot Ibiza, Pacha features four floors of sizzling music, each with its own flavor. Like Ibiza, this mega-club can get a little wild.
The building's dubious massage parlor history gives Happy Ending somewhat of an irreverent vibe, but the two-floor lounge and club embraces its laid-back sex appeal.
This January, Little Italy's GoldBar, is re-opening with a fresh take on the concept & design, transforming the lounge into a modern hybrid locale. Internationally renowned Bartender Tim Cooper to create a mixology and ingredient driven drink program dedicated to providing high-quality, approachable cocktails within a spirited atmosphere. In addition, a highly-curated beer & wine selection is available on the list.
Experience the excitement and glamor of New York City in this exclusive nightlife tour where you skip the lines and go behind the velvet rope into New York City's hottest nightlife spots. Join our guided tour and dance the night away.
You'll find the epitome of New York shopping in SoHo, where retail stores line up like dominos in the 25-block area. Head to the most concentrated shopping areas between Lafayette and Broadway.
This iconic strip might as well be the yellow brick road. Tiffany & Co., Prada, Fendi, Versace and others shine like treasure chests (use credit cards to open).
Neon lights, jumbo screens and lots of tourists might initially seem daunting, however this is where New York City's energy erupts. Think pop-culture megaplex. Forever 21, Hershey's and Toys "R" Us all convene here. Besides, where else can you stand on the sidewalk and watch MTV tape a live show?
Just east of SoHo and "north of Little Italy," NoLita is less touristy but not less trendy, featuring smart shoes, sexy jeans and urban edginess.
Join us for a small-group tour of the art galleries in Chelsea in the company of a knowledgeable art critic. Get a broad overview of the galleries, visiting some of the area's pioneers, and some of the young art dealers' new and exciting programs.