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  • 9/11 Memorial and Plaza

    1. 9/11 Memorial and Plaza

    Financial District | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Opened to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the somber Memorial occupies a large swath of the 16-acre World Trade Center complex, forming the...Read More

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  • 2. Afropunk Fest

    Fort Greene | Arts/Performance Venue

    This annual multicultural fete brings artists like Macy Gray, D'Angelo, Big Freedia, and Chuck D to an urban park near the Brooklyn Navy Yard...Read More

  • American Museum of Natural History

    3. American Museum of Natural History

    Upper West Side | Museum/Gallery

    With 45 exhibition halls and more than 34 million artifacts and specimens, the world's largest and most important museum of natural history...Read More

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  • 4. Arthur Avenue (Belmont)

    Belmont | Neighborhood/Street

    Manhattan's Little Italy is overrun with mediocre restaurants aimed at tourists, but Belmont (meaning "beautiful hill"), the Little Italy of...Read More

  • 5. Bethesda Fountain

    Central Park | Fountain

    Few New York views are more romantic than the one from the top of the magnificent stone staircase that leads down to the ornate three-tiered...Read More

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  • 6. Brighton Beach

    Brighton Beach | Beach–Sight

    Just steps from the subway, this stretch of golden sand is the showpiece of Brooklyn's oceanside playground. Families set up beach blankets...Read More

  • Bronx Zoo

    7. Bronx Zoo

    Belmont | Zoo/Aquarium

    With 265 acres and more than 10,000 animals representing 700-plus species, this is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, opened...Read More

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  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    8. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Prospect Heights | Garden/Arboretum

    A verdant 52-acre oasis, the BBG charms with its array of “gardens within the garden,” including an idyllic Japanese hill-and-pond garden, a...Read More

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  • 9. Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn Entrance)

    Brooklyn Heights | Bridge/Tunnel

    While the majority of tourists usually walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, you'll get better views if you enter and walk from the...Read More

  • Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan Entrance)

    10. Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan Entrance)

    Financial District | Bridge/Tunnel

    A drive-through cathedral" is how the journalist James Wolcott once described the Brooklyn Bridge, one of New York's noblest and most recognized...Read More

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  • 11. Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn Heights | Park/Playground

    This sweeping feat of green urban renewal stretches from the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO to the Brooklyn Bridge and south all the way to Pier...Read More

  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade

    12. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

    Brooklyn Heights | Promenade/Boardwalk

    Strolling this mile-long path, famous for its magnificent Manhattan views, you might find it surprising to learn that its origins were purely...Read More

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  • 13. Brooklyn Historical Society

    Brooklyn Heights | Library/Archive

    Four centuries' worth of art and artifacts bring Brooklyn's story to life at this marvelous space. Housed in an 1881 Queen Anne–style National...Read More

  • 14. Brooklyn Museum

    Prospect Heights | Museum/Gallery

    First-time visitors may well gasp at the vastness of New York’s second-largest museum (after Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art) and one...Read More

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  • Bryant Park

    15. Bryant Park

    Midtown West | Park/Playground

    This lovely green space spread out among landmarks and skyscrapers is one of Manhattan's most popular parks. Tall London plane trees line the...Read More

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  • 16. Celebrate Brooklyn!

    Prospect Park | Arts/Performance Venue

    New York City’s longest-running summer outdoor performance festival began in 1979 and remains a top-notch crowd-pleaser with its diverse roster...Read More

  • Central Park

    17. Central Park

    Central Park | Park/Playground

    Central Park's creators had a simple goal: to design a place where city dwellers could go to forget the city. Even though New York eventually...Read More

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  • 18. Chelsea Market

    Chelsea | Market/Bazaar

    This former Nabisco plant—where the first Oreos were baked in 1912—now houses more than 50 shops, food vendors, and sit-down restaurants. Probably...Read More

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  • Citi Field

    19. Citi Field

    Flushing | Sports Venue

    Opened in 2009, the Mets' stadium was designed to hark back to Ebbets Field (where the Dodgers played in Brooklyn until 1957), with a brick...Read More

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  • 20. Clinton Hill Architecture Walk

    Building/Architectural Site

    Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the buildings along Clinton and Washington avenues were originally lavish summer homes for...Read More

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