"A Little Treasure Street"
George Balanchine Way is a segment of West 63rd Street that was renamed for the founder of the New York City Ballet in June of 1990. On the western end is the Empire, a building that was first an inexpensive hotel for people to live, then an expensive hotel for people to visit and is now condos! Its biggest purpose or attraction, of course, is that it leads directly to the New York State Theater, where Balanchine created so much for the New York City Ballet, and in general to the theatres and plaza at Lincoln Center (Metropolitan Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Damrosch Park). An incredible place to be.