Staying Local in the City

Where to find a New York City adventure on a single street.

Sometimes the best of Gotham can be found on a single street, avenue or block. Take a stroll down these one-street sensations for a true New York City adventure.

Bleecker Street

Bohemian history and modern shopping collide here, where you can find designer havens such as Jimmy Choo (407 Bleecker St., 212.366.1305) and Sandro (415 Bleecker St., 646.438.9335) along with more unusual spots  like Goorin Bros. Hat Shop (337 Bleecker St., 212.256.1895) and Bleecker Street Records (which has moved just around the corner to 188 W. 4th St., 212.255.7899). For a great snack, it’s Murray’s Cheese Bar (264 Bleecker St., 646.476.8882) or Baker & Co. (259 Bleecker St., 212.255.1234) for a full menu, draft wines and craft beers. Come nightfall, head to The Bitter End (147 Bleecker St., 212.673.7030). This rock club helped define the Village music scene in the 1960s and is still going strong today.  

32nd Street 

Discover Little Korea along 32nd Street, including eateries Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong (1 E. 32nd St., 212.966.9839) and Don’s Bogam (17 E. 32nd St. 212.683.2200). Then, head to The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St., 212.691.1900) to hear some of the city’s most eclectic music in an elegant setting. After the show, stroll to the corner of W. 32nd St. and Broadway, and take the elevator up to the 39th floor and Gaonnuri (1250 Broadway, 212.971.9045) for a cocktail in the bar of this vast restaurant.

Juilliard Store, New York  

Broadway between 65th and 67th Streets

Start at the American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Sq., 212.595.9533) with its free admission and charming gift shop. Find great deals at Century 21 (1972 Broadway, 212.518.2121), then cross the street to Lincoln Center. Admire the Chagall murals in the Metropolitan Opera House lobby, then visit the Juilliard Store (144 W. 66th St., 212.799.5000). Dine at the Lincoln Center Kitchen in Avery Fisher Hall (10 Lincoln Center Plaza, 212.874.7000).