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Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The vast collection of art contained within this palatial museum (founded in 1870) is one of the world's largest, with more than two million individual objects in its permanent collection: paintings, sculptures, tex…
Top Choice Sushi in Upper East Side

Tanoshi

It’s not easy to snag one of the 20 stools at Tanoshi, a wildly popular, pocket-sized sushi spot. The setting may be humble, but the flavors are simply magnificent. Only sushi is on offer and only omakase (chef’s se…
Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Guggenheim Museum

A New York icon, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s conical white spiral is probably more famous than the artworks inside, which include works by Kandinsky, Picasso and Pollock. Other key additions, often exhibited in t…
Top Choice Gallery in Upper East Side

Frick Collection

This spectacular art collection sits in a mansion built by steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, one of the many such residences lining the section of Fifth Ave that was once called 'Millionaires’ Row.' The museum has ove…
Top Choice Pizza in Upper East Side

Two Boots

With the two 'boots' of Italy and Louisiana as inspiration, this quirky, pioneering NYC chain has over 40 original, eclectic pizza flavors in all (with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options) – all named after comed…
Top Choice Austrian in Upper East Side

Café Sabarsky

The lines can get long at this popular cafe evoking an opulent, turn-of-the-century Vienna coffeehouse. But the well-rendered Austrian specialties make it worth the wait. Expect crepes with smoked trout, goulash sou…
Top Choice Hot Dogs in Upper East Side

Papaya King

The original hot-dog-and-papaya-juice shop, from 1932, over 40 years before crosstown rival Gray's Papaya opened, Papaya King has lured many a New Yorker to its neon-lit corner for a cheap and tasty snack of hot dog…
Museum in Upper East Side

Neue Galerie

This restored Carrère and Hastings mansion from 1914 is a resplendent showcase for Austrian and German art, featuring works by Paul Klee, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Egon Schiele. In pride of place on the 2nd floor is…
Museum in Upper East Side

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, this is the only US museum dedicated to both historic and contemporary design. Housed in the 64-room mansion built by billionaire Andrew Carnegie in 1901, the 2…
Museum in Upper East Side

Met Breuer

The newest branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in the landmark former Whitney Museum building (originally designed by Marcel Breuer) in 2016. Exhibits are dedicated to modern and contemporary art across …