Commerce & Culture
Each end of Central Park South is anchored by one of the city’s premier shopping and dining destinations. To its west, The Shops at Columbus Circle includes two Michelin-star restaurants (another, Jean-Georges, is on the other side of the circle), a collection of stores including a Whole Foods Market, and the Mandarin Oriental hotel. At the opposite end of Central Park South, the Plaza Hotel overlooks both the park and a prime retail stretch of Fifth Avenue. Along the three blocks of Central Park South itself are a number of other top restaurants, including those located at leading hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott Essex House. The most prominent cultural institution in the immediate neighborhood is the Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle, but others, from Carnegie Hall to the Museum of Modern Art, are just minutes away.