by Allen J. Sheinman | November 01, 2016

For an Elevated Experience

The High Line is now complete. This innovative public park, built on an old freight rail line high above the West Side, runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District north to West 34th Street between 10th and 12th avenues. Along the trail are art and video displays, F&B, performance spaces, surprising landscapes and lofty views.

 Very Avant Garde
Housed in a former mansion, the Neue Galerie on Fifth Avenue and East 86th Street is devoted to the work of German and Austrian artists such as Gustav Klimt (pictured), George Grosz, Otto Dix and others.

 Eat Before or After the Show  
A new hot spot for dining in the Theater District is Serafina at the Time Hotel, from noted chef Vittorio Assaf and architect Fabio Granato. Diners enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and dazzling Midtown views. And FYI: The 193-room Time offers an incredible triplex penthouse suite, a glass pavilion and more for events.

 Seeds of the Big Apple
You can still trace New York City's rural past in Northern Manhattan, where the Dyckman Farmhouse, from the 1780s, on Broadway and West 204th Street, is the last such structure on the island. Just west lies the preserved original woods of Inwood Hill.