United Nations Visitors' Entrance
Welcome to the headquarters of the UN, a worldwide organization overseeing international law, international security and human rights....
Top of the Tower
Hosting anniversary dates for half a century (and plenty of old-timers are still coming), the classy Beekman Tower’s rooftop bar and...
Owner Orhan Yeger can usually be found supervising the kitchen, just to make sure everything tastes authentically Turkish (to match the...
333 E 47th St · interesting places nearby
Japan Society information
Elegant exhibitions of Japanese art, textiles and design are the main draw at this cultural center. Its theater hosts a range of films and dance, music and theatrical performances, while those who want to dig deeper can browse through the 14,000 volumes of the research library or attend one of its myriad lectures.
Founded in 1907 by a group of NYC businesspeople with a deep admiration for Japan, this nonprofit society has played a large role in strengthening American–Japanese relations. Its expansion into a full arts and cultural center was thanks in no small part to philanthropist John D Rockefeller III, an ardent fan of the country.