Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is one of the more quiet neighborhoods of New York. Located
along the east side of famed Central Park, it extends from 59th Street to 96th street.
Important museums run along the Upper East Side's section of Fifth Avenue, which is
nicknamed the “Museum Mile”. This “mile” includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art
(www.metmuseum.org/), the Jewish Museum of New York (www.thejewishmuseum.org),
The Frick Collection (www.frick.org), as well as the Guggenheim Museum
(www.guggenheim.org), among others. Although the subways run along Lexington Aven-
ue, stroll down to 2nd Avenue, where an array of local known restaurants and pubs are
found along the street.
If looking for New York City's renowned bright lights and city hustle, then head to
Midtown. This small neighborhood is not to be judged by size, as its streets are home to
some of the most well known buildings such as Chrysler Building, Grand Central, and the
Empire State Building, and the iconic Bryant Park. Be sure to look at the New Year's Eve
Ball and the bright billboards in Times Square.
Due to the large corporations and tourist attractions like Times Square, you will find your
most expensive options for dining and nightlife in Midtown. Popular chains and retail
stores reside closer to Times Square. If you're traveling on a budget or looking for local
cuisine, walk west to 9 th Avenue in Midtown to the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Hell's
Kitchen, also known as Clinton or the Midtown West neighborhood, is located between
34th to 59 th street, between Eighth Avenue and the Hudson River. “Restaurant Row” is
located between 8 th and 9 th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen.
Lower East Side
The Lower East Side is seen as one of the “trendier” areas of New York. It consists of short-
er buildings, street graffiti, street vendors, and laid-back vibe are a far cry from looking like
the tall cityscape of Midtown. Whether in the mood for a quick bite at the famous Katz's