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AKA Central Park

AKA Central Park
42 West 58th Street
New York

Located one block from Central Park, the modernistic Apple store, Bergdorf Goodman, and the famed Plaza Hotel, AKA Central Park is in the center of this vibrant city. Just west of Fifth Avenue on 58th Street, the building has been completely redesigned as an antidote to the ordinary, and is an ideal choice for work or as a starting place for a city outing. Walk north from the front door into the park for a walk through the Great Lawnâhome to several free New York Philharmonic concerts each summerâand then circle along the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Or head down Fifth Avenue, to toy giant FAO Schwarz, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Harry Winston, and boutique department stores, Takashimaya and Henri Bendel. But shopping isnât all there isâupper Fifth Avenue is home to nine great museumsâ including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim, with its well-known circular leitmotif.