"A cultural nexus"
If your idea of fun is going out every night to a play, classical or jazz concert, or civilized meal, then East 62nd Street might just be your ideal New York City street. Catering to a more mature crowd than do the dive bars of the East Village, the meat markets of SoHo and the Meatpacking District, but nevertheless attracting a less staid set than the elegant Upper East Siders, this district is ideal for older men and women of means (it ain't cheap) who enjoy the lively spirit of this crowded district even as they want easy walking access to all New York has to offer. Lincoln Square and Water Reade are two of the city's best art-house cinemas (while Lincoln Plaza is one of the city's largest for blockbusters), while Lincoln Square and the Time Warner Centre between them offer a host of nightly cultural activities - from dancing in summertime's Midsummer Night's Swing to the New York City Opera. Excellent dining choices - often on the pricier, more-established - end of things abound: try the pizzas at Fiorello's, and don't skimp on the excellent bread basket at Josefina's.