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Name Category Location
 
75½ Bedford Street
Rising real-estate rates inspired the construction of New York...
Houses / Mansions West Village
 
Abyssinian Baptist Church
This 1923 Gothic-style church holds one of Harlem's richest legacies...
Religious Sites Harlem
 
Alphabet City
The north-south avenues east of 1st Avenue, from Houston Street...
Neighborhoods / Streets East Village
 
Appellate Division Courthouse
Sculpted by Frederick Ruckstuhl, figures representing Wisdom...
Government Buildings Flatiron District
 
Astor Place Subway Station
At the beginning of the 20th century almost all of the city's...
Transportation Sites East Village
 
B. Altman Building/New York Public Library–Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL)
In 1906 department-store magnate Benjamin Altman gambled that...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
Battery Park
Jutting out at the southernmost point of Manhattan, tree-filled...
Parks Financial District
 
Bowling Green
Perhaps most recognized as the home of Arturo Di Modica's 7,000-pound...
Parks Financial District
 
Brooklyn Bridge
"A drive-through cathedral" is how the journalist James Wolcott...
Bridges / Tunnels Financial District
 
Bryant Park
This lovely green space nestled among landmarks and skyscrapers...
Parks Midtown West
 
Canaan Baptist Church of Christ
The heavenly gospel music during Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson Jr.'s...
Religious Sites Harlem
 
Carl Schurz Park
Facing the East River, this park, named for a German immigrant...
Parks Upper East Side
 
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
The largest Gothic-style cathedral in the world, even with its...
Religious Sites Upper West Side
 
Central Park
Central Park's creators had a simple goal: design a place where...
Parks Upper West Side
 
Chelsea Market
This former Nabisco plant—where the first Oreos were baked in...
Markets / Bazaars Chelsea
 
Chelsea Piers
This sports-and-entertainment complex along the Hudson River...
Sports Venues Chelsea
 
Christie's
One of the first items to be auctioned at the New York outpost...
Stores / Malls Midtown West
 
Christopher Park
You might have to share a bench in this tiny park with George...
Squares West Village
 
Chrysler Building
A monument to modern times and the mighty automotive industry...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
Citi Field
Opened in 2009, the Mets' newest stadium was designed to hark...
Sports Venues Queens
 
City Hall
What once marked the northernmost point of Manhattan today houses...
Government Buildings Financial District
 
Columbus Circle
This busy traffic circle at Central Park's southwest corner anchors...
Neighborhoods / Streets Upper West Side
 
Columbus Park
People-watching is the thing in this park. If you swing by in...
Parks Chinatown
 
Cushman Row
Built in 1840 for merchant and developer Don Alonzo Cushman...
Historic Districts / Sites Chelsea
 
Daily News Building
The landmark lobby of this art deco tower contains an illuminated...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
The Dakota
One of the first residences built on the Upper West Side, the...
Architectural Sites Upper West Side
 
Ellis Island
Please note that due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island...
Historic Districts / Sites New York Harbor
 
Empire State Building
With a pencil-slim silhouette, recognizable virtually worldwide...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
Essex Street Market
Started in 1940 as an attempt by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia to...
Markets / Bazaars Lower East Side
 
Federal Hall National Memorial
It's a museum now, but this site has quite a notable claim: George...
Memorials / Monuments Financial District
 
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
With its imposing mix of sandstone, limestone, and ironwork...
Financial Institutions Financial District
 
First Corinthian Baptist Church
One of the most ornate structures in Harlem, this church kicked...
Religious Sites Harlem
 
Flatiron Building
When completed in 1902, the Fuller Building, as it was originally...
Architectural Sites Flatiron District
 
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Standing in the lush grass of this park, you'd never imagine...
Sports Venues Queens
 
Fraunces Tavern Museum
This former tavern, where General George Washington celebrated...
Museums / Galleries Financial District
 
Gallery Onetwentyeight
Inside this narrow space, artist Kazuko Miyamoto directs crisp...
Museums / Galleries Lower East Side
 
Gay Street
A curved, one-block lane lined with small row houses, Gay Street...
Neighborhoods / Streets Greenwich Village
 
Governors Island
Governors Island is open to the public from May to October: get...
Parks New York Harbor
 
Gracie Mansion
The official mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion was built in 1799...
Houses / Mansions Upper East Side
 
Gramercy Park
You may not be able to enter this private park (the only truly...
Parks Gramercy
 
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central is not only the world's largest (76 acres) and...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
Grant's Tomb
Walk through upper Riverside Park and you're sure to notice this...
Memorials / Monuments Upper West Side
 
Hamilton Heights
To taste this neighborhood's Harlem Renaissance days, walk down...
Neighborhoods / Streets Harlem
 
Helmsley Building
This Warren & Wetmore–designed 1929 landmark was intended...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
The High Line
Once a railroad track carrying freight trains, this elevated...
Parks Chelsea
 
Hotel Chelsea
This 12-story Queen Anne–style neighborhood landmark (1884) became...
Hotels Chelsea
 
Hudson River Park
The quiet places of New York City are treasured by locals, and...
Parks TriBeCa
 
Kimlau Square
Ten streets converge at this labyrinthine intersection crisscrossed...
Squares Chinatown
 
Madame Tussaud's New York
Sit in the Oval Office with President Obama, sing along with...
Museums / Galleries Midtown West
 
Madison Square Park
The benches of this elegant tree-filled park afford great views...
Parks Flatiron District
 
Mahayana Buddhist Temple
This pleasant and bright Buddhist temple is at a very busy corner...
Religious Sites Chinatown
 
Marcus Garvey Park
At the center of this historic, tree-filled public square, atop...
Parks Harlem
 
Masjid Malcolm Shabazz
Talk about religious conversions. In the mid-'60s, the Lenox...
Religious Sites Harlem
 
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower
When it was added to the original building on this site, in 1909...
Architectural Sites Flatiron District
 
MoMA PS1
A pioneer in the "alternative-space" movement, PS1 rose from...
Museums / Galleries Queens
 
Museum at Eldridge Street
The exterior of this Orthodox synagogue, the first to be built...
Religious Sites Lower East Side
 
The New York Botanical Garden
Considered one of the leading botany centers of the world, this...
Gardens / Arboretums The Bronx
 
New York Hall of Science
At the northwestern edge of Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, the...
Museums / Galleries Queens
 
New York Public Library (NYPL) Main Branch: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
In 2011 the "Library with the Lions" celebrated its centennial...
Architectural Sites Midtown West
 
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Unfortunately you can't tour it, but it's certainly worth ogling...
Financial Institutions Financial District
 
The New York Times Building
This 52-story building with its distinctive, ladderlike ceramic...
Architectural Sites Midtown West
 
Patchin Place
This little cul-de-sac off West 10th Street between Greenwich...
Neighborhoods / Streets Greenwich Village
 
Queens Botanical Garden
Adjacent to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, these 39 acres include...
Gardens / Arboretums Queens
 
Queens Museum of Art
Between the zoo and the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows–Corona...
Museums / Galleries Queens
 
Queens Zoo
Behind the Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park lies...
Zoos / Aquariums Queens
 
Riverside Park
Surrounded by concrete and skyscrapers all day, you might not...
Parks Upper West Side
 
Rockefeller Center
If Times Square is New York's crossroads, Rockefeller Center...
Architectural Sites Midtown West
 
Roosevelt Island
The 2-mile-long East River slice of land that parallels Manhattan...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Memorials / Monuments Upper East Side
 
The Row
Built from 1833 through 1837, this series of Greek Revival and...
Architectural Sites Greenwich Village
 
The San Remo
You're likely to notice its twin towers rising above the trees...
Architectural Sites Upper West Side
 
Seagram Building
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a pioneer of modern architecture, built...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
Socrates Sculpture Park
In 1986 local artist Mark di Suvero and other residents rallied...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Queens
 
South Street Seaport Historic District
Had this charming cobblestone corner of the city not been declared...
Neighborhoods / Streets Financial District
 
St. Luke's Place
Steeped in New York City history and shaded by graceful gingko...
Neighborhoods / Streets West Village
 
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
This charming 1799 fieldstone country church, which is Episcopalian...
Religious Sites East Village
 
St. Marks Place
The longtime hub of the edgy East Village, St. Marks Place is...
Neighborhoods / Streets East Village
 
St. Patrick's Cathedral
This Gothic edifice—the largest Catholic cathedral in the United...
Religious Sites Midtown East
 
St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
If you've watched The Godfather, you've peeked inside New York's...
Religious Sites NoLIta
 
St. Paul's Chapel
For more than a year after the World Trade Center attacks, the...
Religious Sites Financial District
 
Staten Island Ferry
Every day, some 60,000 people ride the free ferry to Staten Island...
Tours New York Harbor
 
The Statue of Liberty
For millions of immigrants, the first glimpse of America was...
Memorials / Monuments New York Harbor
 
Strivers' Row
This block of gorgeous 1890s Georgian and neo-Italian homes earned...
Architectural Sites Harlem
 
Stuyvesant Street
This diagonal slicing through the block bounded by 2nd and 3rd...
Neighborhoods / Streets East Village
 
Sugar Hill
Standing on the bluff of Sugar Hill overlooking Jackie Robinson...
Neighborhoods / Streets Harlem
 
Tompkins Square Park
This leafy park fills up with locals year-round, partaking in...
Parks East Village
 
Top of the Rock
Rockefeller Center's multifloor observation deck, the Top of...
Viewpoints Midtown West
 
Trinity Wall Street Church
Alexander Hamilton is buried under a white-stone pyramid in this...
Religious Sites Financial District
 
Trump Tower
The tallest all-glass building in Manhattan when it was completed...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
Tudor City
Before Donald Trump, there was Fred F. French. In 1925 the prominent...
Architectural Sites Midtown East
 
Union Square Park and Greenmarket
A park, farmers' market, meeting place, and site of rallies and...
Markets / Bazaars, Squares Union Square
 
University Club
Among the best surviving works of McKim, Mead & White, New...
Architectural Sites Midtown West
 
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Each August, 700,000 fans come here for the U.S. Open, which...
Sports Venues Queens
 
Washington Mews
A rarity in Manhattan, this pretty, brick-covered street—really...
Neighborhoods / Streets Greenwich Village
 
Washington Square Park
NYU students, street musicians, skateboarders, jugglers, chess...
Squares Greenwich Village
 
Woolworth Building
Until 40 Wall Street stole the title in 1930, but first the 792-foot...
Architectural Sites Financial District
 
World Financial Center (WFC)
The four towers of this complex, which range from 34 to 51 stories...
Architectural Sites Financial District
 
World Trade Center Site (Ground Zero)
Thousands come each year to connect with events that unfolded...
Architectural Sites Financial District
 
Yankee Stadium
Fans are still nostalgic about the original, legendary Yankee...
Sports Venues The Bronx
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