W New York - Union Square is uniquely set at the intersection of uptown and downtown. Let the location energize you with its innovative culture of film, art, music and fine dining. Spend the day shopping downtown in the West Village or uptown on 5th Avenue. Explore the Green Market in the Square or relax in the greenery of Central Park. When the lights go out and the music turns up, find a late-night release in the urban playground. Mingle in the Lower East Side, sip sophisticated cocktails in SoHo or head to the Meatpacking District for electric beats and a vibrant crowd.
To the North: Newly restored Grand Central Station - Shopping concourse: Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, J. Peterman, (also, commuter rail service to the Northern New York suburbs and Connecticut).
Still farther North: Visit famed Saks Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Plaza and the ice rink, The Today Show, Le Cirque and Fifth Avenue shopping, Museum of Modern Art. Sample some haute couture at Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman, pick up a little brown bag at Bloomingdale's and wander through the boutiques of 57th Street and Madison Avenue. The Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, and Central Park.
To the West: Be adventurous at Chelsea Piers - a year-round sports village with six separate athletic facilities. Check out the art galleries. Relax in the sun at Bryant Park, peruse the stacks or explore the newly-revamped Reading Room at the magnificent Public Library, see a show in the Theater District. Along lower Fifth Avenue stop in to the Empire State Building or do it up at Macy's. Also, there's Madison Square Garden and Penn Station with rail service to the North-East Corridor (Washington/Baltimore/Philadelphia/Boston; and commuter rail service to Long Island and New Jersey).
To the East: Local east side neighborhoods bursting with the flavor of New York. And via convenient car or bus service, The Hamptons, Shelter Island and vineyards of the North Fork are waiting for you.
To the South: Stroll through the East village and Soho for eclectic boutiques and vintage gear. Hang out at the art galleries. Visit the Guggenheim Soho. Chill out at a coffee bar. Experience one of the many off-broadway shows. Go wild.
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Arts & Culture
- Flatiron Building (Historical Landmark) 0.8 km/0.5 miles
- Statue of Liberty 1.6 km/1.0 miles
- Empire State Building 1.6 km/1.0 miles
- Guggenheim Museum 4.8 km/3.0 miles
- Greenwich Village 1.2 km/0.8 miles
- Times Square 1.6 km/1.0 miles
- Union Square Park 0.1 km/0.1 miles
- Rockefeller Center 1.6 km/1.0 miles
- Radio City Music Hall 1.6 km/1.0 miles
- Madison Square Garden 1.6 km/1.0 miles
- Central Park 3.2 km/2.0 miles
- Lincoln Center 4.8 km/3.0 miles