Sights & Attractions in New York City

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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
 
Astor Place Subway Station
At the beginning of the 20th century almost all of the city's...
Transportation Sites East Village
 
Battery Park
Jutting out at the southernmost point of Manhattan, tree-filled...
Parks Financial District
 
The Bronx Zoo
When it opened its gates in 1899, the Bronx Zoo had only 843...
Zoos / Aquariums The Bronx
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Hamilton Heights
To taste this neighborhood's Harlem Renaissance days, walk down...
Neighborhoods / Streets Harlem
 
The High Line
Once a railroad track carrying freight trains, this elevated...
Parks Chelsea
 
Historic Richmond Town
Think of Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg (the polar opposite...
Museum Village Staten Island
 
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
 
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
At the top of a hill sits this replica of a Tibetan monastery...
Museums / Galleries Staten Island
 
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
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
If Manhattan held no other museum than the colossal Metropolitan...
Museums / Galleries Upper East Side
 
MoMA PS1
A pioneer in the "alternative-space" movement, PS1 rose from...
Museums / Galleries Queens
 
Morris-Jumel Mansion
During the Revolutionary War, General Washington used this wooden...
Houses / Mansions Harlem
 
Museum at Eldridge Street
The exterior of this Orthodox synagogue, the first to be built...
Religious Sites Lower East Side
 
Museum of the City of New York
In a Colonial Revival building designed for the museum in the...
Museums / Galleries Upper East Side
 
Museum of the Moving Image
Like switching to a widescreen television, the Museum of the...
Museums / Galleries Queens
 
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 Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Unfortunately you can't tour it, but it's certainly worth ogling...
Financial Institutions Financial District
 
The Noguchi Museum
In 1985 the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904–88)...
Museums / Galleries Queens
 
Patchin Place
This little cul-de-sac off West 10th Street between Greenwich...
Neighborhoods / Streets Greenwich Village
 
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
 
South Street Seaport Historic District
Had this charming cobblestone corner of the city not been declared...
Neighborhoods / Streets Financial District
 
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
 
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
 
Studio Museum in Harlem
Contemporary art by African-American, Caribbean, and African...
Museums / Galleries 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
 
Union Square Park and Greenmarket
A park, farmers' market, meeting place, and site of rallies and...
Markets / Bazaars, Squares Union Square
 
United Nations Headquarters
Officially an "international zone" and not part of the United...
Government Buildings Midtown East
 
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Each August, 700,000 fans come here for the U.S. Open, which...
Sports Venues Queens
 
Washington Square Park
NYU students, street musicians, skateboarders, jugglers, chess...
Squares Greenwich Village
 
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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