Nestled in the northern corner of New York’s Upper West Side, stretching between West 110th Street, Central Park West, West 96th Street, and Broadway is Manhattan Valley. This charming and sophisticated neighborhood is a true Manhattan gem. Discover this secret NYC neighborhood and all it has to offer, from cozy cafes to little-known gardens. Experience the magic that is Manhattan Valley during your visit to NYC and your stay at The Lucerne Hotel.


Cozy Cafes to Discover

Start your Manhattan Valley day with the rich aromas and flavor profiles of robust coffees available at some of these quaint and charming cafes dotting the Manhattan Valley neighborhood. Delightful breakfast nooks and leisurely afternoon sipping experiences await!

Picky Barista

A cool coffee shop with homemade, mouth-watering pastries.

Birch Coffee

Discover house-roasted brews at this hip coffee shop.

City Coffee Bar

Enjoy Saturday brunch or just pop in for an afternoon hot brew delight.

Plowshares Coffee Bloomingdale

Smooth roasts, oven-ready pastries, and charming view of the iconic Upper West Side street vibes.

Charlotte Cafe

A European-style cafe offering espresso, premium coffee, and delectable pastries.

Silver Moon Bakery

Cakes, tarts, French pastries, and artisan breads, along with savory brews and sidewalk seating.

Zelma’s Cafe 

Signature lattes, desserts, and pastries with Manhattan Valley charm.


Nature’s Hidden Gems

While you can always enjoy a stroll through Central Park and Riverside Park, there are hidden gardens through Manhattan Valley worth exploring, too. These exquisite gardens are small pieces of real estate with beautiful demonstrations of nature’s flora and fauna and the charming community. Just make sure to check when the gardens are open!

West 87th Street Garden

This delightful community green space is nestled between historic brownstones, offers UWS residents and visitors a tranquil oasis adorned with vibrant flowers, shady trees, and inviting benches, perfect for relaxation and reflection amidst the bustling city.

Septuagesimo Uno Park

This magical and welcoming urban retreat features lush greenery, winding pathways, and inviting benches, providing locals and visitors alike with a serene escape.

West Side Community Garden

This garden oasis provides a haven of greenery, blossoming flowers, and communal gatherings, fostering a sense of unity and tranquility amidst the urban landscape of New York City.

West 104th Street Garden

This beloved community green space, teeming with colorful flowers, lush foliage, and serene seating areas, offers a peaceful naturescape. It serves as a nature-infused and vibrant hub for community events and gardening activities, fostering a sense of belonging and connection among Manhattan Valley neighbors.

Museums and Historical Adventures

Discover the rich history of the Manhattan Valley by visiting these stunning venues, demonstrating impeccable architecture and intriguing history.

The Cathedral of St. John The Divine

Explore one of the largest and most majestic cathedrals in the world, known for its Gothic Revival architecture, stunning stained glass windows, and rich history as a center for spiritual and cultural events.

Nicholas Roerich Museum

Discover this serene space dedicated to showcasing the profound artwork of Nicholas Roerich, a renowned Russian artist, philosopher, and mystic celebrated for his ethereal paintings inspired by spirituality and the Himalayas.

Nicholas Roerich Museum - only opens at 12 and closed on a thursday.


Explore Your Creative Side

If you’re looking for a more creative and artistic experience, the Manhattan Valley won’t disappoint. Explore some of the hands-on adventures available right here to nurture your creative inspiration and embrace your inner artist.

Paint N Pour

Gather with friends to “paint like Picasso” and “drink like Van Gogh” at Paint N Pour in Manhattan Valley! Raising the bar on the popular paint ‘n sip experience, the atmosphere is high-energy, and a party with paint brushes and cocktails is calling.

Supermud Pottery Studio

Join a class or book your private lesson to create incredible pottery pieces of art with your own two hands! Whether you’re new to pottery or just want to refine your skills, the Supermud expert teachers will help you enjoy your mud-wielding and painting experiences. Make sure to check their hours before you visit!

Magic and Charm Awaits at The Lucerne Hotel

Find exquisite and charming gems all over the Manhattan Valley. And book your equally enchanting stay at The Lucerne Hotel. The Lucerne exudes timeless elegance and sophistication with its classic architecture and refined accommodations. Offering unparalleled comfort and convenience, we offer a luxurious retreat for travelers exploring the vibrant culture and iconic landmarks of New York City's Upper West Side. Whether you’re in the neighborhood for a few days or intend on planning a city getaway, explore the hidden treasures and little-known gems in this magical community, full of incredible experiences.