Nestled between Central Park and spectacular views of the Hudson River, the hotel provides its guests with a snapshot of upscale, New York living. The neighborhood, largely inhabited by a community of artists, writers, and actors, creates the perfect backdrop for people-watching. Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City? Relax in the calming oasis of our luxurious Upper West Side boutique hotel. The Lucerne is close to Central Park and Lincoln Center, and only minutes from Columbus Circle shopping, The American Museum of Natural History, and many fine restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. For those wishing to visit other New York City attractions, The Lucerne is just a block from the cross-town bus and a short subway ride away from other New York City places of interest. Hop onto the nearby 1, 2, and 3 trains to visit Columbia University, Times Square, and Broadway.
79th Street is a major two-way street in the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. On the Upper East Side East 79th Street stretches from East End Avenue, passing the New York Public Library, Yorkville Branch, to Fifth Avenue, where the entrance to the 79th Street Transverse is flanked by Children’s Gate. The transverse crosses Central Park; its exit at West 81st Street on the Upper West Side is flanked by Hunters’ Gate. 79th Street does not exist between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, due to the superblock of Manhattan Square, largely occupied by the American Museum of Natural History. West of Columbus Avenue, 79th Street continues and terminates in Riverside Park at a traffic circle directly after the exit/entrance ramps for the Henry Hudson Parkway, under which sit the 79th Street Boat Basin and its cafe.