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Broadway and Off-Broadway Theater

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  • $$-$$$$
  • Category: Theater

Summary:

While in New York, you’ll want to catch a show. Playbill.com includes all of the theater listings, links for tickets and news and events. If you want to see a long-running show (like Phantom or Les Miz), you’ll most likely find it at the TKTS Discount Booths. With three locations — Times Square (Broadway and 47th Street), South Street Seaport (199 Water Street), and Downtown Brooklyn (1 MetroTech) — you’ll find discounts of up to 50% for shows that day. There are no advance sales. Also check out todaytix.com, a ticket concierge website and app, whose discounts aren’t as deep, but you can plan ahead. And, best of all, someone meets you at the theater with your tickets!

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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  • 2 E 91st St
    New York, NY 10128

  • (212) 849-8400
  • $$
  • Distance from Dr. Choi’s Office: 1.8 miles
  • Distance from Weill Cornell Medical College: 1.8 miles
  • Category: Museum

Summary:

If you’re looking for a museum but aren’t an art enthusiast, check out the Cooper Hewitt. Of course, the more you look at how design of everything from textiles to home appliances has taken shape over the centuries, you will marvel at the art behind innovation.

On Location Tours

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  • (212) 913-9780
  • $$$
  • Category: Tours

Summary:

Looking to see more of the city? There are lots of great tour companies out there (we recommend Big Bus Tours or Grayline Tours), but if you want something a little different, try an On Location Tour where you’ll see New York through the lens of your favorite movies and TV shows. If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll especially get a kick out of seeing these famous sites in a whole new way.

The Frick Collection

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  • 1 E 70th St
    New York , NY 10021

  • 212-288-0700
  • $$
  • Distance from Dr. Choi’s Office: .8 miles
  • Distance from Weill Cornell Medical College: .9 miles
  • Category: Museum

Summary:

You don’t need us to tell you about The Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art or the Guggenheim. These are all wonderful places to wile away an afternoon whose renown is well-earned, but The Frick is usually low on most visitors’ to-do list. It shouldn’t be! This spectacular museum is the former residence of Henry Clay Frick who spent his life acquiring an eclectic art collection that includes masterpieces of European painting, major works of sculpture, eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelain. Admission includes an audio tour, which we also recommend.

Time Out New York

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Summary:

This isn’t one thing to do, it is a great resource for things to do day and night on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Time Out New York (“TONY”) is also a great place to find things happening seasonally.

Walking Tours

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  • FREE
  • Category: Tours

Summary:

If you want to experience New York like the locals, you have to do it on foot. MustSeeNewYork.com is a great resource for self-guided walking tours. The link we provided is for a casual eight hour day around Museum Mile — the stretch of Fifth Avenue that includes nine world-class museums, including the Frick and Cooper Hewitt, as well as the Guggenheim, The Met and the Whitney.