Step aside, Central Park, and move over, Museum Mile: we’re sharing a new way to experience Manhattan’s Upper East Side. From old-school eateries to aerial entertainment, this New York City neighborhood offers more than mere tourist traps. Here is our off-the-beaten-path guide to New York’s Upper East Side.
On an ordinary block in Manhattan’s Upper East Side lies a piece (literally) of history dating back to New York City’s Roaring Twenties. At its peak, the Ziegfeld Theatre was considered a design marvel, complete with an enormous mural, 10-foot-wide (three meters) classical columns, and twin female figures standing guard outside its entrance. While the Art Deco triumph was torn down in 1966, the Ziegfield Head, once belonging to one of the building’s limestone ladies, now surprisingly stands guard outside a townhouse stoop.
Enjoy an authentic taste of Old Vienna without leaving the city (or entering a time machine) at Café Sabarsky. Situated inside the Neue Gallery, this elegant eatery specializes in edible works of art. Turn-of-the-century Vienna serves as the inspiration at this café, where people of all ages can enjoy classic Viennese cuisine, including hot spiced red wine, cheese-stuffed bratwurst with riesling sauerkraut, and chestnut cream soup with Viennese melange.