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Enjoy the Lincoln Center and Upper East Side
This page continues our New York City walking tour at Columbus Circle, where Central Park South, 59th Street, Broadway, Eight Avenue, and Central Park West meet. This is at the southwestern corner of Central Park, and is the hub many subway lines.
If you're getting hungry, "certified organic" Whole Foods Market, Manhattan's largest grocery store, is located on the concourse level of the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle. As you enter, take the moving stairway down.
You can either snack in the store, or gather picnic items for the Central Park Conservatory Gardens later on.
From the circle, walk north on Broadway to 62nd Street.
Turn left onto 62nd, and walk one block to Lincoln Center.
Lincoln Center hosts the famed New York Philharmonic orchestra and New York City Opera Company, as well as the New York Ballet and Julliard School.
Try to get tickets to the Philharmonic, opera, and ballet far in advance. If that's not possible, the Lincoln Center also offers smaller venues for film, chamber music, theatre, etc. This is the premier cultural centre of North America. It's also the site of a remarkable early scene in the Mel Brook's film The Producers.
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Upper East Side
Sixty-fifth Street runs one way on the north side of the Lincoln Centre.
On 65th, grab an M-66 bus, which shows up every 6 to 9 minutes on weekdays and every 8 to 17 minutes on Saturday and Sunday.
This takes you on a pleasant ride through Central Park.
One block after exiting the park, the M-66 turns left—north—onto Madison Avenue.
You are now on the Upper East Side, the most prestigious residential neighbourhood in New York City. Madison Avenue is its main commercial street.
Exit the bus at its first stop on Madison.
Transfer to the northbound M-1 or M-3 bus. One of these should arrive within 5 or so minutes.
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