Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St. Arts & Entertainment
Address: 72 Spring Street
This little museum/institute is located across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and occasionally hosts some small, highly interesting shows, featuring promising new talent.
Address: 1048 Fifth Avenue
A relative newcomer to the area, this museum specializes in German and Austrian art. As such, it has a small, but interesting collection of expressionist and Bauhaus pieces, among others. They also feature a popular central-European restaurant, Caf? Sabarsky, renowned for its charming interior and wicked-delicious strudel.
Address: One East 70th Street
This French-style neo-classical mansion was once home to Henry Clay Frick, an American steel and railroad tycoon. Featuring a renowned collection of artwork that includes paintings by Vermeer, Velazquez, Goya and Degas, the setting alone makes any trip here an experience to remember.
Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue
One of the world's greatest museums, the collections of the Met are on par with the Louvre. The items on exhibit range from fine Japanese prints to 20th century masterpieces. Some of the permanent featured collections include an Egyptian wing, a classical European section, featuring several Rembrandts and Vermeers and a world-class impressionist installment.