Despite good competition from its younger sister at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall remains one of the best places to hear music in this city. It was originally opened in the late 19th century and since then has been one of the world's most beloved concert halls. Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler, Goodman, Ellington, Basie, Winston Churchill, Dolly Parton, Bill Cosby, PDQ Bach and so many others have performed here and the list will continue to grow. One note: this hall badly needs a large, concert pipe organ.
Pros: Acoustics, History, ambience
Cons: no pipe organ, uncomfortable, many stairs