DescriptionThe upper tip of Manhattan is perhaps the borough’s most incongruous. “Uptown” claims some of the most private and prestigious establishments of Manhattan and its most accessible, Central Park. The park is every New Yorker’s backyard and every visitor’s chance to see the populace at play in this 843-acre oasis. To the east of the park is the “old money” of the Upper East Side: opulent dwellings, doormen and chauffeurs and some of the finest cultural establishments in the country.
Museum Mile hosts the Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and sundry other artistic and cultural institutions. The Upper West Side is a little more laid back but still rife with pricey residences and civilizing establishments including Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Opera House.
Heading north, you can reflect in The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the world’s largest Gothic cathedral located in Morningside Heights, or take in the myriad music venues of Harlem. And if you're simply in the mood to relax, the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park is a great spot.
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