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Midtown West Itineraries
From W. 23rd to W.58th sts., btw Fifth Ave. and the Hudson River.
Times Square and Broadway shows, signs and landmarks lure visitors to these Hudson River-side neighborhoods.
Hell’s Kitchen & Garment District
» 9:00 a.m.
HK 523 Ninth Ave., at W. 39th St., 1.212.947.4208. Begin the day the Beautiful People way: with granola and fruit, personalized omelets or skirt steak and eggs at this airy, Zen-chic eatery.
» 10:30 a.m.
» 11:30 a.m.
Macy's Broadway, at W. 34th St., 1.212. 695.4400, www.macys.com. Explore "the world's largest department store," a block-long and -wide treasure chest of designer duds, furniture, housewares, cosmetics and jewelry, plus a Cellar-ful of kitchen gadgets.
Bryant Park Grill/Cafe 25 W. 40th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 1.212.840. 6500. Lunch on classic American dishes (outdoors under parasols if weather permits, within the light-filled interior if it doesn't) at this ivy-covered restaurant nestled behind the New York Public Library.
» 3:00 p.m.
International Center of Photography 1133 Sixth Ave., at W. 43rd St., 1.212.857.0000. Peruse photographic exhibits—everything from formal portraits to fashion spreads to wartime action shots—within the cool glass-fronted confines of this museum/research center.
» 4:30 p.m.
» 6:00 p.m.
Daisy May's BBQ USA 623 11th Ave., at W. 46th St., 1.212.977.1500. Savor super-tender ribs and delectable sides, such as bourbon peaches, at this 'cue shack run by a classically trained chef.
» 8:00 p.m.
Chicago, the Musical Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 126.96.36.19900, www.chicagothemusical.com. Paint the town—and all that jazz—at the musical about two merry murderesses.