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Cultural Attractions & Landmarks in Manhattan

1871 House is a bed and breakfast style boutique hotel situated in a prime Manhattan location to experience all the attractions that Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side have to offer visitors to the City.

1871​ House is ​within walking distance ​from many of New York’s most famed ​cultural ​attractions ​including ​​the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection ​-- all New York landmarks that have to be seen to be truly appreciated.

While you're out and about, check out the legendary Rockefeller Center and the equally inspiring St. Patrick's Cathedral. Prefer to spend the morning or afternoon outdoors? 1871 House is located just two short blocks from historic Central Park.

In addition to the fine cultural institutions listed above, many of Manhattan's world-class venues for the performing arts like Carnagie Hall and Lincoln Center are either within walking distance or a short cab ride away from 1871 House.  

Carnegie Hall
Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall has its own artistic programming, development, and marketing departments, and presents about 250 performances each season.
881 Seventh Avenue (East 57th Street)
New York, New York 10019
212-247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org

The Frick Collection
The collection features some of the best-known paintings by major European artists, as well as numerous works of sculpture and porcelain. It also has 18th century French furniture, Limoges enamel, and Oriental rugs. After Frick's death, his daughter, Helen Clay Frick, expanded the collection, with a third of its artworks acquired since 1919. Included in the collection are Jean-Honoré Fragonard's masterpiece, The Progress of Love, three paintings by Johannes Vermeer including Mistress and Maid, and Piero della Francesca's St. John the Evangelist.
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
212-288-0700
www.frick.org

The Guggenheim Museum

Contains the works of Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso and van Gogh in one of the most significant structures of modern architecture. The Guggenheim houses the finest collection of 20th-century art. Walk along the grand ramp that wraps itself from the ground floor all the way up to the museum dome.
1071 Fifth Avenue (East 86th Street)
New York, New York 10128
212-423-3500
www.guggenheim.org

The Jewish Museum of New York

The Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections, distinguished exhibitions and related education programs.
1109 Fifth Avenue (East 92nd Street)
New York, New York 10128
212-423-3200
www.thejewishmuseum.org

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts serves three primary roles: The world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. Home of The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and several other resident performing arts companies.
10 Lincoln Center Plaza (On Columbus Avenue, between West 62nd Street and West 65th Street)
New York, New York 10023
212-875-5456
lc.lincolncenter.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world, with the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries.
1000 Fifth Avenue (East 82nd Street)
New York, New York 10028
212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org

Metropolitan Opera House
The Metropolitan Opera House is an opera house located on Broadway at Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the theater opened in 1966.
10 Lincoln Center Plaza (On Columbus Avenue, between West 62nd Street and West 65th Street)
New York, New York 10023
212-362-6000
www.metoperafamily.org

Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) is a history and art museum that was incorporated in 1923 to preserve and present the history of New York City, and its people. It is situated at the northern end of the Museum Mile section of Fifth Avenue. The red brick with marble trim museum was built in 1929-30 and was designed by Joseph H. Freedlander in the neo-Georgian style, with statues of Alexander Hamilton and DeWitt Clinton by sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman facing Central Park from niches in the facade.
1220 Fifth Avenue (Between East 102nd Street and East 103rd Street)
New York, New York 10029
212-534-1672
www.mcny.org

Museum of Modern Art
Often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, the museum's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.
MoMA's library and archives hold over 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, as well as individual files on more than 70,000 artists. The archives contain primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art. It also houses a restaurant, The Modern, run by Alsace-born chef Gabriel Kreuther.
11 West 53rd Street
New York, New York 10019
212-708-9400
www.moma.org

The New-York Historical Society

The New–York Historical Society is an American history museum and library located in New York City at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan. Founded in 1804 as New York's first museum, the New–York Historical Society presents exhibitions, public programs and research that explore the rich history of New York and the nation. The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library has been at its present location since 1908. The granite building was designed by York & Sawyer in a classic Roman Eclectic style. Renovation of its landmark building was completed in November 2011 which makes the building more open to the public, provides space for an interactive children's museum, and other changes to enhance access to its collections.
170 Central Park West (Between West 76th Street and West 77th Street)
New York, New York 10024
212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org

New York City Ballet
New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. It was founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein.
10 Lincoln Center Plaza (On Columbus Avenue, between West 62nd Street and West 65th Street)
New York, New York 10023
212-496-0600
www.nycballet.com

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