Central Park South Commerce & Culture
Some of the city’s absolute premier shopping and dining destinations anchor each end of Central Park South. The Shops at Columbus Circle bless the west with Michelin-starred restaurants and a whole host of shopping options — clothes, food, etc. Down the other end of 59th Street, the retail wonders of Fifth and Madison Avenues on the Upper East Side are close at hand. Even in between, this brief section of Manhattan teems with some of the city’s finest dining establishments. You also cannot do much better than Central Park South in terms of proximity to revered cultural institutions. Columbus Circle is the site of the Museum of Arts and Design, Carnegie Hall is on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 57th Street — no practice is required to get there — and the wondrous Museum of Modern Art is only a few blocks to the southeast.