1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle
Proclaimed a “vertical experience” at its hyped opening in early 2004, the $1.7 billion Time Warner Center purports to offer something for everyone. The two soaring towers and Columbus Circle concourse house Manhattan’s largest food market, the luxurious
The 59,000 square-foot gourmet supermarket boasts a wine shop, a 248-seat café, a sushi bar, a brick-oven, a walk-in greenhouse with fresh flowers, the city's first Jamba Juice, a chocolate station, three hot-food bars (Indian, Latin, Pan-Asian and Chinese), an organic cosmetics center, and 49 registers to ring it all up.
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental
The drink of choice may be Tri-doshic herbal tea instead of tequila, but this two-story oasis is a scene. There's a waitlist for some of the treatments and celebrities like Uma Thurman and Michelle Yeoh have been spotted in the crystal steam room. A visit to the V.I.P area for two will set patrons back around $1,000. Mere mortals will fork over $20 for a polish change or $30 for chin wax.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Opened in the fall of 2004, the world's first performing arts center specifically designed for jazz consists of three performance spaces, a 3,500 square-foot educational center, and the Jazz Hall of Fame.