A NEW YORK LANDMARK

Central Park is a beautiful oasis in the heart of Manhattan.

DISCOVER POP ART

The Museum of Modern Art houses a large collection of Andy Warhol’s work.

WELCOME TO BROADWAY

A trip to New York is not complete without a visit to Broadway.

MADISON AVENUE AND BEYOND

From the glitzty streets of Madison Avenue to Midtown, Soho and the Meatpacking District, New York is a feast for the true shopping connoisseur. Whether visitors are looking for luxury flagships, or small, idiosyncratic gems, New York has it all.

IN HOUSE BOUTIQUES

New York is home to a collection of chic and trendy boutiques. From up-and-coming designer stores to individual gems tucked down quiet side streets, visitors will find a well-curated selection suitable for all styles, be it casual chic, bohemian or romantic.

As one of the most exciting cities in the world, New York offers an endless array of recreation and events that will please any urban explorer. Located on the Upper East Side, guests of The Carlyle are just a short distance away from the wealth of outdoor activities at Central Park and world-class performances.

ESSENTIALS

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge, a steel-wire suspension bridge completed in 1883, spans the East River connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. A stroll along its promenade offers breathtaking, panoramic views of New York City and takes about 40 minutes to complete. 

Statue of Liberty

This 305 feet tall statue was for many their first glimpse of America and remains today one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks.  The Statue is once again open and visitors can climb up to the crown - a quintessential New York experience.

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Enjoy 360-degree views of New York City from atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, one of Manhattan’s Art Deco landmarks.  Outdoor and indoor viewing decks look over the whole of the city from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge.  At winter, the Rockefeller Plaza is also home to the world’s most famous Christmas Tree.
Photo courtesy of Tishman Speyer/Photographer Bart Barlow.

ART

Egon Schiele: Portraits

Through January 15, 2015

The Neue Galerie’s unique exhibition is the first in America to exclusively explore the portraits created by the iconic Viennese artist Egon Schiele. The New York Times has described the exhibit as “gripping” and Schiele as “…the feverish Expressionist who would become one of the most popular artists of the 20th century.”

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Through February 8, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art’s must-see exhibition examines the final chapter of Henri Matisse’s fabled career as he began experimenting with cut paper to create vibrate, textured collages. New York Magazine has described the exhibit as being filled with “visual thunder, physical profundity, and oceanic joy.” 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The crown jewel of Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the United States. Its permenant collection contains over 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of history, from classical antiquity and ancient Eygpt to paintings and sculptures from European masters.

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Devoted to 20th and 21st-century American art with a focus on highlighting living artists, The
Whitney houses an extensive permanent collection that is one of the most forward thinking in the country. The Edward Hopper works on display are worth the price of admission alone.

Neue Galerie

A more boutique museum experience, the Neue Galerie is located in the former William Starr Miller House, which was once the home of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt III. With a collection mainly focused on twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design, it brilliantly explores the boundaries between functionality and beauty. There is also the museum’s Café Sabarsky, where visitors can refuel on Viennese coffee and authentic strudels.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is not only rightfully famous for its content, but for its exterior as well. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the height of his power, this is considered one of the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks. Its collection, which includes Kandinsky and Miro, offers a heady glimpse into the world of 20th and 21st century art, from Impressionism to Modernism.

The Jewish Museum

Housing the largest collection of art and Jewish cultural artifacts in the United States, the Jewish Museum’s collection explores over 4,000 years of culture with its two-floor permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.

The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Currently closed for renovations until 2014.

Housed in the former residence of Andrew Carnegie, the Smithsonian is the only museum in the United Stated devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Through active education and curatorial programs, it aims to highlight the impact of design on daily life, and its many intersections with art.

Museum of the City of New York

Guests are invited to explore the history of the Big Apple through the only museum devoted to its evolution. An extensive photograph collection provides a loving chronicle of bygone years, pulling visitors straight back into the past.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

One of the world’s premier modern art museums, the MoMA’s extensive art collection will leave visitors awed and mesmerized at its breadth, scale and depth. Its permanent collection includes such indisputable masterpieces such as Monet’s Water Lilies and Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

CENTRAL PARK

Central Park

This world-famous 843 acre park is located just one block from The Carlyle.  Inside visitors can discover everything from free performances of Shakespeare’s plays to boat rowing in the summer and ice skating during the winter.

Jogging map PDF

Ice Skating

For a winter adventure, the park offers two skating rinks with Wollman Rink in the southern end and Lasker Rink to the north. Visitors can enjoy the wintery scenes and festive atmosphere of the park while skating.
Ice skating is available from November through March with rentals for skates and lockers available at both locations.

Model Boat Sailing

Navigate the waters of Central Park’s Conservatory Water by commanding a model sailboat.  Located next to the popular Alice in Wonderland statue, the Conservatory Water is a delight for sailors of all ages. Model boat sailing is open from approximately April through October.

Boat Rowing

Leisurely pass the day by rowing a boat across Central Park’s 22-acre Lake, the second largest body of water in the park. Visitors can glide under the famed Bow Bridge, row past Bethesda Foundation or admire the park’s foliage.
Boat rowing is available April through October.

Belvedere Castle

Created by the park’s co-designer Calvert Vaux in 1869, Belvedere Castle is located mid-park at 79th Street and provides the highest vantage point to take in the beauty of Central Park.

Central Park Zoo

Just a few steps from Fifth Avenue, visitors will discover over 150 different species ranging from playful sea lions and chilling penguins to the exotic in an open-air tropical aviary. A walk around the Zoo’s five-plus acres includes a variety of habitats, all carefully designed to recreate the natural environment of the animals they house.

Bicycle Riding

Central Park’s varying terrain is able to satisfy cyclists who are looking for anything from a leisurely ride to a grueling climb. Three long-distance routes of 6.1 miles, 5.2 miles or 1.7 miles are available and each offering beautiful scenery. Bicycles are available to rent at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse.

Central Park Carousel

The Carousel, located mid-park near 66th Street, brings its riders back to a by-gone era with its 57 hand-carved horses and festive calliope music.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

The beloved Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is home to one of the last public marionette companies within the country and has been been entertaining children and adults alike with whimsical productions of fairy tale classics since 1947.

The Central Park Playgrounds

Central Park contains 21 family playgrounds, each one with its own special features. Some playgrounds include water features for cooling off in the summer and others have slides and structures perfect for year-round play. These playgrounds are some of the Park's most popular locations and during the past 30 years the Conservancy has renovated or reconstructed each one of them.

Shakespeare in the Park

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park program, which is free to the public, is a beloved summer tradition in New York with performances held in Delacorte Theater inside the park.

Central Park SummerStage

SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, presents performances of outstanding artistic quality, free of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City.
The artists represent a breadth of genres and cultures and perform in an outdoor setting accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. SummerStage strives to develop audiences' appreciation for contemporary, traditional and emerging artists as well as the communities in which these artists originate.

DRINK

Booker & Dax

In the spirit of innovation, they employ new techniques and technologies in rethinking traditional cocktails, coming up with drinks which are as surprising as they are delicious.

HILO Bar

HILO Bar is a secret hideaway in the Meatpacking District with great music and cocktails but without the velvet rope. A disco ball and nightly DJs keep the crowd dancing all night long.

Milk & Honey

A hidden speakeasy in the Flatiron District, this is a must for those looking for the New York beneath the gloss and landmarks. With a cocktail list that utilizes only the best ingredients – including hand-squeezed juices and hand-cut ice wedges – the experience is enlivened by heady music and an array of snacks and platters.

Monkey Bar

Famed for its lively murals of Jazz Age and 60s icons, the Monkey Bar is one of the most elegant and established bars and eateries in New York. Evoking an easy old-world charm, it offers delicacies, drinks and desserts, all equally scrumptious.

Pegu Club

An atmospheric lounge in Soho that takes its cue from bygone days, this is a place where classic cocktail culture is kept alive. Skilled mixologists offer up a selection of New York’s finest, including its Famed Earl Gray martini, while patrons relax and unwind in comfort.

Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at The Met

Commanding panoramic views of Manhattan, the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at The Met serves a variety of cocktails and light snacks in an informal, outdoor setting. It is a great way to combine an afternoon of exquisite art with a pre-dinner drink.

Please note that the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar is typically open May through late fall, weather permitting.

EAT

ABC Kitchen

A keen advocate of the farm-to-table movement, Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten delivers a flavorful menu that is high on sustainability, eco-responsibility and local organic produce.

Kappo Masa

Chef Masa Takayama makes his Upper East Side debut with his restaurant Kappo Masa, located under Madison Avenue’s Gagosian Gallery. The elegant dining room’s extensive menu is sure to delight sushi enthusiasts.

Carbone

Carbone is an Italian-American restaurant created by the talented trio of Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant pays homage to the essence of the great Italian-American restaurants of mid-20th century in New York.

Dirty French

Located within the Ludlow Hotel in the Lower East Side, Dirty French recreates (with a twist) classic French bistro dishes using modern culinary techniques and bold flavors from regions heavily influenced by French culture, like New Orleans and Morocco. 

Momofuku

An umbrella of several restaurants serving modern Asian delicacies, including Momofuku Noodle Bar and Momofuku Ssäm Bar, the chain is guided by chef David Chang’s vision in updating Korean cuisine from the casual to the casually elegant.

RedFarm

This farm-style Chinese restaurant puts a modern spin on classic dishes and dim sum, to tantalizing effect. Unlike other traditional Chinese restaurants on the scene, the emphasis is on fusion and modernization—the food is a welcome synthesis between East and West, and the interiors are bright, open and airy.

Ristorante Morini

Chef Michael White comes to the Upper East Side with a seasonal menu offering diners pan-Italian regional cuisine.

Root & Bone

Offering a down-home experience in the heart of the East Village’s Alphabet City with its flavorful menu of southern specialties, including their much-hyped fried chicken.

FAMILY

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History houses one of the most extensive natural-science collections in the world with more than 30 million artifacts. Their collection is vast but be sure to see their dinosaur and mammal fossils on the fourth floor and the Rose Center for Earth and Space’s four-story tall planetarium.

GALLERIES

Blain | Di Donna Gallery

The Carlyle’s prime location places it within a stone’s throw of celebrated galleries.

Located within The Carlyle, Blain |Di Donna is a gallery space dedicated to Impressionist, modern and select contemporary artists. From Cezanne and Matisse to modern masters like Kandinsky and Cy Twombly, its exhibitions are centered around specific artists’ works, from the iconic to the obscure. A premium showcase for some of the most exciting artwork to come out of this century and the last.

The vicinity is also home to a number of other iconic galleries, from the Gagosian, which specializes in contemporary art, to Kenneth Rendell, the premier destination for original historic documents, as well as Mnuchin Gallery, featuring edgy museum-quality shows in an elegant townhouse setting.

OFFBEAT

Tenement Museum

Housed within a former tenement apartment building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, this unique museum brings to life the stories of the thousands of immigrants who came to America in the 19th and 20th century through interactive guided tours of the building’s restored apartments of past residents.

Fischbach Food Tour

Take a guided tour of some of New York’s most iconic eateries, from hot dogs at Katz’s Deli and mouth-watering bagels at Ess-a-Bagel to world famous cheesecake at the original Junior’s and homemade ice cream at Brooklyn Ice Cream.

PhotoTrek Tours

Leave the camera at home and explore the best sights in New York City. Enjoy a private excursion with a native New Yorker serving as your guide who will not only provide you with fascinating facts on each location but also serve as your personal vacation photographer, capturing all of your once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

SECRET

Accomplice Tour

Part Game. Part Theater. Part Tour. Guests are taken on a journey through the city streets, aided by clues and mysterious cast members located throughout various locations. Groups, consisting of ten people, wander the streets, piecing together clues to make it to the end.

SHOP

Dover Street Market

Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons artfully blurs the line between high-end department store and rotating art installation with the New York installment of Dover Street Market. This seven-story shopping destination, best known for its exclusive partnerships with various designers including Prada and Nicolas Ghesquiére, is a must for anyone searching for truly unique pieces to add to their collection.

Fivestory

Fivestory features an array of top designers for men, women and children in addition to accessories, jewelry and home décor. Housed in a five-story townhouse on the Upper East Side, the store’s highly curated collection offers guests an array of unexpected discoveries.

Kirna Zabete

Kirna Zabete is a shopper’s paradise featuring clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories from top designers including Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, Thakoon, Prabal Gurung and many more.
With an impressive new location on Broome Street in SoHo, Kirna Zabete is a must stop on any New York shopping itinerary.

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony New York was founded in 2002 but is still a firm favourite of New York’s fashion pack . Located in SoHo, the unique space features established designers like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte as well as a range of up-and-coming talents.   The original store now occupies four stories and features a shoe gallery, a kid’s corner, a bookshop and four floors of women’s wear while menswear is located in a neighboring building.

Madison Avenue

The Upper East Side’s Madison Avenue is the premier luxury shopping destination for anyone wishing to indulge in a little retail therapy. This fabled area offer a vast array of American and European designer boutiques, including Barneys New York, Ralph Lauren and Hermès.

Midtown

In nearby Midtown, visitors may take a whirl through the larger department stores, such as Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s, where they will find a plethora of global brands and cutting-edge labels. The streets are also home to world-class flagship stores, including Tiffany’s, Armani, FAO Schwartz and Apple.

SoHo

Infused with artistic spirit and distinct bohemian charm, the cobblestoned streets of Soho provide shoppers with a picturesque backdrop while popping in and out of trendy boutiques, some stocking fashion’s brightest gems. For a more down-to-earth shopping experience, street vendors’ stalls offer original art, handcrafted jewelry and beautiful accessories on selected days.

Meatpacking District

Known for its trendy designer boutiques and iconic nightlife, the Meatpacking district is a rightfully famous New York landmark. Visitors are encouraged to take a break from shopping and clubbing to stroll along the High Line, a former elevated railroad. Other remarkable locations include the Chelsea Market, and the former headquarters of the Nabisco Corporation that now houses the city’s biggest collection of gourmet-food retailers.

In House Boutiques

The Carlyle itself is a treasure trove of upscale shopping opportunities. In-house boutiques include H.M. Luther antiques, Helly Nahmad art gallery, Blain|Di Donna art gallery, florist L'Olivier and Yves Delorme linens, as well as designer boutiques Vera Wang, Stubbs & Wootton and Perrin Paris 1893.

THEATER

Cabaret

Through March 29
Step inside the world of pre-WWII Berlin as the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret returns to Broadway with the infamous Kit Kat Klub and its ensemble coming alive at Studio 54.

Les Misérables

The critically acclaimed musical Les Misérables returns to Broadway’s Imperial Theatre. The turbulent revolutionary times of 19th-century France comes alive on stage as audiences follow Jean Valjean on his quest for redemption. The show’s moving musical numbers, such as “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More”, will leave show goers mezermized.

Kinky Boots

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots is a story about a man who suddenly inherits his father’s shoe factory just as it’s on the verge of bankruptcy. Featuring a score by Grammy® winner Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a spectacularly uplifting book by Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots is the must-see new musical of the year.

Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts is located on the Upper West Side. Twelve different resident arts companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic and New York City Opera, make their home at Lincoln Center, America's first and foremost performing arts center.

Broadway Theater District

The Broadway Theater District is just a short cab ride to Midtown. Offering some of the finest theaters in the world, visitors can visit Broadway.com in advance for an overview of what's on stage, or ask the concierge for details on ticket availability.

Radio City Music Hall

Set on Sixth Avenue between 50th and 51st Street, Radio City Music Hall is a classic Art Deco venue with a full calendar of live shows. More than 300 million people have come to the Music Hall to enjoy stage shows, movies, concerts and special events. There's no place like it to see a show or stage a show. Everything about it is larger than life.

ALSO SEE

EVENTS AT THE CARLYLE

EVENTS AT THE CARLYLE

Guests will never have to venture far for entertainment in New York. In fact, they can stay within the comforts and luxury of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel. This legendary location is renowned for featuring top musical talents, including: Sutton Foster, Loston Harris, Judy Collins and Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.