Just minutes from The Lombardy, next to Central Park, you’ll find the Upper East Side. This neighborhood was once known as the Silk Stocking District. However, it is now one of the most affluent neighborhoods in NYC.
This chique neighborhood is where you’ll find some of the most famous NYC museums. In fact, the stretch of 5th Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets is known as Museum Mile, though it was previously called Millionaire’s Row.
The Upper East Side is for those who love art, fashion, and living the high life. It’s a beautiful area and won’t disappoint.
Park Avenue Armory
Can you imagine a building that is equal parts industrial warehouse and elegant palace? That’s what this mesmerizing locale offers. It’s a gigantic space, known to be one of the only places that is big enough for some of the more epic productions the city has to offer.
Besides the exciting presentations of artists, directors, dancers, and impresarios, you can tour the Armory and see for yourself its unique qualities. Make sure to book tickets ahead of time.
Where: Park Avenue Armory; 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets, Manhattan (10 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When (Tours): Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saks Off Fifth
Shopping in New York City can get pretty spendy, however that doesn’t mean you can’t find high fashion at a more affordable price. Just around the corner from the Armory is Saks Off Fifth, which is owned by the same company as Saks Fifth Avenue.
Here, you can find the same timeless high fashion, at a discount. Plus, it’s just on the other side of the block from the hotel.
Where: Saks Off Fifth; 125 E 57th St., Manhattan (5 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Saturday 10am – 9pm; Sunday 11am – 8pm
Craft beer connoisseurs will find their home here- their slogan is “undying passion for outstanding beer”, after all. Their beer options cover all the classics, from IPAs to stouts to ciders, as well as some unique German beers and several sour ale options.
However, you don’t have to be a beer snob to have fun here. They have games, like ping pong, and enormous hamburgers, smoked pork nachos, and gourmet sandwiches to go with the drinks.
Where: Treadwell Park; 1125 1st Avenue, Manhattan (5 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Wednesday 4pm – 2am; Thursday & Friday 2pm – 2am; Saturday & Sunday 11am – 2am
New York City is full of these little pieces of heaven- little parks and corners where you can walk under the trees, take a seat, and catch up with friends. This little park is no different.
It’s also the location of the entrance of the Roosevelt Island tram. Feel free to enjoy the tranquility or take a ride to Roosevelt Island.
Where: Tramway Plaza; 1123-1129 2nd Ave., Manhattan (10 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Daily 6am – 1am
Waterfall Mansion and Gallery
If there’s any establishment in NYC that represents the elegance and chic style of the Upper East Side, it’s this gallery. They call themselves a “luxury event venue and art gallery”. This doesn’t quite do it justice; you have to see it for yourself.
The art, decorations, and lighting is exquisite. The pieces are original, delicate, and perfectly styled. As opposed to its name, this gallery doesn’t just work with waterfalls, though many of the exhibitions do focus on flowing visuals. The variety of beauty will leave you breathless.
Where: Waterfall Mansion and Gallery; 170 E 80th St., Manhattan (10 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Saturday 12pm – 5pm; By appointment
The Jewish Museum
This museum is located in a beautiful mansion right on the edge of Central Park. It includes a gallery, shop, and even a restaurant. The gallery features pieces from over 600 unique works of art in the museum’s collection as well as other temporary exhibitions, such as The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922 and Martha Rosler: Irrespective.
The restaurant, Russ & Daughters, serves a book-ahead Saturday Shabbat Brunch, and many kosher platters, sandwiches, appetizers, soups, and salads, as well as delectable dessert options.
Where: The Jewish Museum; 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St., Manhattan (15 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When (Gallery): Friday – Tuesday 11am – 5:45pm, Thursday 11am – 8pm
When (Restaurant): Monday & Tuesday & Thursday – Saturday 11am – 4pm, Sunday 9am – 5:45pm
Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel
The Lombardy Hotel rests right on the border between Midtown and the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Find restaurants, museums, and many upscale activities minutes away from our front door. Our goal is to provide you with the best NYC hotel service in order for you to have an exemplary experience while you’re in town. We look forward to hosting you.
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