Upper East Side: Enjoy the Met, Carl Schurz Park and more between 80-89th streets


Il Salumaio (pictured)

1731 Second Ave.

Grab a sandwich (like the famed Arthur Avenue panini) or try a classic dish like eggplant parmigiano at this small trattoria.


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The Penrose

1590 Second Ave.

Brick walls and wood floors lend a cozy vibe to this trendy and popular cocktail bar. An extensive beer menu and high-end bar food make it a crowd pleaser.


Ethyl’s Alcohol and Food (pictured)

1629 Second Ave.

Step back in time in this 1970s-themed bar that features a DJ and go-go girls.


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Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

1670 First Ave.

The German bakery first opened its doors in 1902, slinging old-fashioned donuts, challah, and rugelach ever since.


Canine Styles

1195 Lexington Ave.

This high-end dog boutique is bursting at the seams with stylish clothing, toys and accessories.


Designer Revival

324 E. 81st St.

Find discounted designer clothes from Chanel, Lanvin, Prada and more at this local consignment shop.


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1000 Fifth Ave.

Get in touch with your inner fine art critic while touring this iconic New York museum. Suggested admission for adults at the Met is $25.


Carl Schurz Park

East End Avenue from East 84th to 90th streets

Relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city and look out at the calming water of the East River. Sit along one of the benches on the promenade, take your pooch to the dog park or bring the kiddies to the Catbird Playground.


Gracie Mansion

East End Avenue at East 88th Street

This historic mansion, built in 1799 and home to the city’s First Family, offers tours on Tuesdays, which have to be reserved in advance.


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