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New York City - Upper West Side & Central Park (PDF Chapter)
This is the Upper West Side & Central Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s New York City guidebook.
New York’s antidote to the endless stretches of concrete, Central Park is a verdant escape from honking horns and sunless sidewalks. Lining the park with inspired residential towers, the Upper West Side is home to the Lincoln Center.
- head to Central Park to escape the city’s frantic urban madness, with a day spent picnick-ing on Sheep Meadow, row-boating on the lake and strolling the grand Literary Walk
- plunge into the sheer depth of artistic choices at the Lincoln Center, with some of the world’s best opera, ballet, classical music, film and theatre
- walk among some of the world’s largest dinosaurs and run your hand along the pitted sur-face of the largest meteorite in the US at the American Museum of Natural History
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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