Attractions

Staten Island Ferry

Whitehall St, New York, NY 10004
The best boat ride in the world! Leaving Manhattan, you gaze at the most enduring symbol of the city, the Statue of Liberty, ahead on the right, with the sleek Verrazano-Narrows Bridge dominating the left.
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Seagram Building

375 Park Ave, Between 52nd & 53rd St, New York, NY 10022
Designed and built in the mid-1950s by architects Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, the Seagram Building stands as one of Manhattan's finest examples of the modern school.
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Radio City Music Hall

1260 6th Ave, at 50th St, New York, NY 10020-1797
212-307-7171
Host to some of the top performers of all time, Radio City Music Hall was built in 1932 with the slogan, "The Showplace of the Nation."
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NBC Studio Tours

30 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10112
212-664-7174
New York City is home to many of the world's major music, television, and film productions, and a good number of stars call NY home.
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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

132 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023-6903
212-239-6200
The Lincoln Center covers nearly 15 acres and stands as one of the world's foremost performing arts venues.
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Union Square

Park Ave at Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-460-1200
This grassy enclosure is surrounded by some of Manhattan's best restaurants and boutiques. The park, designed in the first half of the 19th century, is home to the popular Greenmarket, where you can buy flowers, plants, and produce of all types.
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Historic Richmond Town

441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
718-351-1611
Take a step back through time when you visit Historic Richmond Town, a settlement that dates back to the 17th century.
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Gray Line New York Sightseeing Tours

8th Ave at 42nd St, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY 10036
212-397-2600
This tour company offers a night tour, as well as a three-day, "Super Savor Tour" that includes admission to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Empire State Building.
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Circle Line Tours

Broadway at Battery Pl, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004
212-269-5755
Circle Line operates the Statue of Liberty ferry and offers several entertaining sightseeing tours.
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Central Park Walking Tours

New York, NY 10022
212-360-2726
The Park Conservancy offers a variety of guided walking tours on a seasonal basis.
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Big Onion Walking Tours

476 13th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
212-439-1090
Many of the tours are themed, and all are conducted by professional tour guides who are enthusiastic about sharing what they know about the Big Apple.
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Central Park Zoo

830 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021-7001
212-439-6500
This amazing complex offers a brush or two with wildlife in the heart of the Big Apple.
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Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460
718-367-1010
The largest urban zoo in the world, The Bronx Zoo is an exciting place to view over 4000 animals (600 species) in large, realistic reproductions of natural habitats.
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Washington Square Park

Fifth Ave at W 4th St, New York, NY 10013-1737
Washington Square is the former stomping grounds of such writers as Henry James, Mark Twain and Eugene O'Neil.
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Rockaway Beach

Beach 9th to 149th Sts, Queens, NY
212-639-9675
The 170 acres of sand is perfect for sunbathers and fisher-folk while the conservation areas reveal the wilder, natural side of the urban jungle.
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Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park

between Battery Pl and the Hudson River, New York, NY 10280
212-267-9700
Operated by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park is part of the series of parks that stretches from Historic Battery Park to the World Financial Center.
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Prospect Park

95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-965-8951
Brooklyn's version of Central Park, Prospect Park provides a pleasant retreat for those seeking refuge from city life.
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Hudson River Park

W 44th St to W 59th St, New York, NY
212-255-5051
Manhattan kids love to play in this park. Bronze, life-sized (kid-sized actually) statues of animals and people populate the landscape.
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Gramercy Park

Irving Pl at 19th St, New York, NY 10003
(646) 524-8066
A cast-iron fence completely surrounds the tranquil grounds of Gramercy Park, one of the only private parks still remaining on Manhattan Island.
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Central Park

New York, NY 10022
212-360-3456
This famed 843-acre rectangular park offers a variety of beautiful recreational opportunities amid the bustle of Gotham.
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Bryant Park

6th Ave, between W 40th and 42nd Sts, New York, NY 10036
212-768-4242
This is the largest illuminated park in the world and the site of the first World's Fair (1853-54).
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Brooklyn Heights Esplanade

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1324
At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, you'll find this small park and promenade that overlooks Lower Manhattan.
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Battery Park

Broadway at Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004
212-360-3456
Named for the battery of cannons that once guarded New York, Battery Park dominates the southern tip of Manhattan.
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The Paley Center for Media

25 W 52nd St, between 5th And 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019-6104
212-621-6800
Founded by William S. Paley, this museum aims to preserve defining examples of the two mediums.
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South Street Seaport Museum

12 Fulton St, Pier 16, New York, NY 10038
212-748-8600
Among the museum's collection are historic ships like the "Lettie G. Howard," "Ambrose," and "Peking."
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum

108 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002-3106
212-431-0233
The historic gateway to America, Manhattan's Lower East Side is home to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. In the 19th century, millions of European immigrants poured into New York Harbor.
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Forbes Magazine Galleries

62 5th Ave, corner of 12th St, New York, NY 10011
212-206-5548
This museum is filled with fascinating items from the Forbes family collection; Faberge eggs, toy soldiers and boats, original Monopoly game sets and items from US Presidents line the walls.
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American Museum of Natural History

W 79th St at Central Park W, New York, NY 10024-5102
212-769-5100
One of the world's largest natural history museums with over 36 million specimens and exhibits, the American Museum of Natural History educates and entertains visitors, keeping them busy for quite some time.
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Yankee Stadium

161st Street and River Ave, New York, NY 10451
718-579-4531
The historic "House that Ruth Built," which dates from the Roaring '20s, has been the stage for some of the game's greatest performers and singular events: Lou Gehrig's famous retirement speech and the on-field exploits the Babe, Joe DiMaggio and M & M Boys, Mr. October and the heroes of today.
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Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York, NY
The building, designed and built by Cass Gilbert, was known as the "Cathedral of Commerce" for several years due to its ornamental gargoyles, flying buttresses, and ornate lobby.
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United Nations Headquarters

3 United Nations Plz, New York, NY 10017-4414
212-963-8687
An approach from Grand Central offers the best view of this immense complex ­ a place where the representatives of more than 185 nations join together in an effort to preserve international security and promote worldwide peace.
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Top of the Rock

30 Rockefeller Plz, Rockefeller Center, 70th fl, New York, NY 10012
212-698-2000
The multi-tiered platform occupies the 67th to 70th floors, and encased in glass, it affords a spectacular vista of Central Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and much more.
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The Villard Houses at the New York Palace Hotel

455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
212-888-7000
The Villard Houses were once six individual mansions, whose unique design was inspired by Rome's Palazzo della Cancelleria.
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The Cloisters

99 Margaret Corbin Dr, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040-7503
212-923-3700
Home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval collection, this North Manhattan museum resembles an Old World monastery.
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Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island

New York Harbor, New York, NY 10004
212-363-3200
These two sights represent freedom for millions of people, and the Statue of Liberty, a 450,000 pound gift from the people of France, is a must-see for anyone visiting the Big Apple.
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St. Paul's Chapel

209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007-2977
212-233-4164
Under the proprietorship of Trinity Church, St. Paul's is the oldest church on Manhattan Island.
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South Street Seaport

Fulton & South Sts, Pier 17, New York, NY 10038-2101
212-732-7678
The South Street Seaport, a neat collection of pedestrian malls, shops, cafés and galleries, offers visitors a glimpse into New York's maritime past.
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Grand Central Terminal

87 E 42nd St, at Park Ave, New York, NY 10017
212-532-4900
Grand Central Terminal is a magnificent example of art meeting functionality. Visible on the south side of 42nd Street is a grand beaux arts façade with three high arched windows separated by pairs of fluted columns.
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Fraunces Tavern Museum

54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004-2429
212-425-1778
The Fraunces was the site of the launching of the New York Tea Party and the founding of the New York City Yacht Club.
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Fort Tryon Park

Fort Washington Ave, at Margaret Corbin Cir, New York, NY 10040
The 60-plus acre park surrounding historic Fort Tryon, one of the last strongholds to resist the British invasion of New York in 1776, offers spectacular views of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge.
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Federal Hall National Monument

26 Wall St, New York, NY 10005
212-825-6990
The Federal Hall was the site of the swearing-in of George Washington as the country's first President on April 30, 1789.
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Empire State Building

350 5th Ave, at 34th St, New York, NY 10118
212-736-3100
One of the world's most famous skyscrapers is easily recognized by its strong, slender ascent into the NY sky. The building opened in 1931 at a cost of $41 million after about a year of construction, making it the fastest development of any major skyscraper (4.5 stories per week).
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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

2460 Grand Concourse, Poe Park, New York, NY 10458
718-881-8900
The last home of America's first, and perhaps greatest, gothic writer, this Colonial-style cottage is located in an area that was once known as Fordham Park.
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Columbia University

Broadway at W 116th St, Visitor's Center, New York, NY 10027
212-854-4900
Columbia is the oldest university in New York and one of the oldest in the United States.
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Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Ave, between 42nd and 43rd Sts, New York, NY 10174
212-682-3070
This Art Deco masterpiece briefly held the title of world's tallest building for some few months before the completion of the Empire State Building in 1931.
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Brooklyn Bridge

New York, NY 10038
Spanning from the South Street Seaport to Brooklyn Heights, the famous Brooklyn Bridge has ushered New Yorkers across the East River since 1883.
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Apollo Theatre

253 W 125th St, between 7th and 8th Ave, Harlem, NY 10027-4408
212-531-5337
Home of the famous "Showtime" and "Amateur Night at the Apollo," this theater has a very rich history of bringing some of the most talented African-American performers to the stage.
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Wave Hill

W 249th St & Independence Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
718-549-3200
In the mid-1960s, this surreal 28-acre estate, welcomed the public for the first time.
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Staten Island Botanical Gardens

1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY 10301
718-273-8200
Located at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, this charming garden complex offers visitors a touch of green on Staten Island. Eighty-six acres highlight an English Perennial Border, a Conservatory, a Butterfly Garden, an Herb Garden and a collection of woodlands and wetlands.
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Snug Harbor Cultural Central

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
718-448-2500
Sailors' Snug Harbor opened in 1833 as a home and hospital for retired seamen.
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New York Botanical Garden

Bronx River Pkwy and Fordham Rd, Kazimiroff Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
718-817-8700
These magnificent gardens host an exciting array of flowers, plants, trees and shrubs. The plant collection boasts over 18,000 different species from around the world.
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Ford Foundation Atrium

320 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017-4890
212-573-5000
Built as part of the Foundation Building in 1967, the atrium features soaring trees and cascading plants in the middle of teeming Manhattan. The atrium is 130-feet high and is one-third of an acre large.
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Conservatory Garden

5th Ave and 105th St, Central Park ­ Vanderbilt Gate, New York, NY 10029
212-794-6564
Located at the 105th Street entrance to Central Park, the Conservatory Garden is the park's only formal garden. The six-acre manicured grounds are surrounded by a wrought-iron gate and feature three distinct European garden styles.
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Channel Gardens

5th Ave, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10003
Just a few steps away from the famed Rockefeller Center, a narrow promenade separates the British Empire Building and the Maison Française.
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Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7200
Occupying 52-acres of manicured land adjacent to Prospect Park, Brooklyn's Botanic Gardens are a little bit of country in the middle of the city.
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Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Ave, at 75th St, New York, NY 10021-2790
212-570-3676
Founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1931, the Whitney is one of the most well-known contemporary art museums in the country.
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The Frick Collection

1 E 70th St, between Madison & 5th Aves, New York, NY 10021-4967
212-288-0700
Opened in 1935, the Frick was once a private mansion and now houses numerous works by such greats as Rembrandt, Whistler, Vermeer, and El Greco, along with special exhibitions.
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Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences

75 Stuyvesant Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301
718-727-1135
The Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences is a general interest facility dedicated to preserving local history and does so by housing more than 80,000 pieces of media, from 19th century maps and legal documents to old, black and white photographs and books.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 5th Ave, at 89th St, New York, NY 10128-0173
212-423-3500
The Guggenheim building with its spiraling gallery resembling a nautilus shell was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1959, it houses galleries whose artwork ably stands up to the dramatic architecture.
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New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park W, New York, NY 10024
212-873-3400
This neoclassical structure guards some of the oldest artifacts associated with the city of New York.
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Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave, at 103rd St, New York, NY 10029-5221
212-534-1672
The Museum of the City of New York was established in 1923 with the mission to collect, preserve and present pieces related to the original culture and history of New York City.
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Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St, between 5th and 6th Aves, New York, NY 10019-5498
212-708-9400
MoMA houses many works representing a variety of media and genres. It opened in 1929 and has weathered numerous changes throughout its history, including major renovations completed in 2004.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St, New York, NY 10028-0198
212-535-7710
The Met is a coalition of internationally renowned museums housing more than 2 million works of art.
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Madame Tussauds New York

234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036-7215
212-512-9600
Madame Tussaud's is home to the likes of Brad Pitt, Michael Jordan, Evander Holyfield and Michael Jackson ­all wax, of course, but each looking very much alive.
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Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

9-01 33rd Rd, at Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106
718-204-7088
This unique museum displays the artwork of renowned sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop

420 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
212-209-3370
This unique museum, billed as the "The Biggest Little Museum in New York" tells the story of tragedy, shock and recovery via real World Trade Center artifacts, audio clips and fascinatingly poignant photography of Gary Marlon Suson.
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Brooklyn Museum of Art

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638-5000
The second largest museum in New York, the Brooklyn Museum boasts some 1.5 million pieces of artwork.
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