Aficionados should consider spending
an entire day here; others might follow
the museum’s customized itineraries
and mosey a few hours. Opened in
1872, The Met features precious arti-
facts from ancient Egypt, the Roman
Empire, and other early civilizations.
pièce de résistance
, though, is
the European art, with works by El
Greco, Caravaggio, and Monet, among
many more masters.
When your legs finally give out —
and they will — hop in a southbound
cab and tell your driver, “
(73rd Street between First and Second
avenues).This sophisticated gastropub
reinvents Czech and other Central
European cuisines, and
pairs them with fan-
tastic pilsners. It is
located, quite fittingly,
inside the Bohemian
National Hall, home of
the Czech consulate.
If there’s time:
through Central Park
to the
Upper West
S i de
, home to the
American Museum of
Natural History
Lincoln Center for
the Performing Arts
Day 4 — A Downtown High:
Greenwich Village
Prepare to purposefully wander.
Already an established village when
the city government created the street
grid plan for Manhattan in the early
19th century,
Greenwich Village
is a
jumble of narrow streets running in
seemingly random directions.
The best way to approach the
neighborhood is via the
High Line
. A
few years ago, this one-time elevated
railway, which runs 22 blocks along
the West Side from 30th Street to
Gansevoort Street, sat unloved and
abandoned. Today it is a masterpiece
of landscape architecture.
The Lower East Side’s ethnic influences and dynamic hotspots are a feast for the senses. BELOW: While
exploring the city’s West Side, wander through the High Line, a public park constructed on the former
freight line raised above the streets.
From the glow of Broadway’s neon lights
to the extended hours of daylight, summer
is the sweetest season for enjoying Big
Apple entertainment, festivals, and other
events, many of which are free and held
outdoors. Visit
for up-to-the-
minute information, as well as a complete
listing of shows. Interval Gold and Interval
Platinum members can also call on VIP
Concierge for assistance with tickets
and reservations.
Museum Mile Festival:
Seven museums
will be open for free, and host a lively
block party.
SummerStage (through September):
concert series featuring live music from
a range of genres.
Celebrate Brooklyn! (through August):
Free performances in Prospect Park.
Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week:
The superstar game and other events
take place in Queens, at Citi Field, home
to the Mets.
Lincoln Center Festival:
locales around the city will feature
music, dance, art, and puppetry.
Summer Streets:
Three Saturdays of
biking, strolling, and dancing in the car-
free streets.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival:
One of
the largest races in the U.S., the festival
also showcases global music, martial
arts, dance, and international food.
US Open:
The final Grand Slam tennis
event of the year.
Lincoln Center out of Doors:
There will
be more than 100 performances in
Damrosch Park.
Scan the QR code with your mobile
device to view an in-depth map of
Manhattan’s neighborhoods.
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