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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

    9/11 Memorial and Plaza
  • 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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)

    7. 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

    Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan Entrance)
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  • 8. 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

    9. 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

    Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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  • Bryant Park

    10. 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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  • Central Park

    11. 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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  • 12. 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

  • 13. Fort Greene Park

    Fort Greene | Building/Architectural Site

    With 30 acres of green hills, Brooklyn's oldest park is the unofficial nucleus of the neighborhood. It served as a military fort during the...Read More

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  • Governors Island

    14. Governors Island

    Financial District | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Open seasonally to the public and accessible via a short, free ferry ride, Governors Island is essentially a big, charming park that looks like...Read More

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  • Grand Central Terminal

    15. Grand Central Terminal

    Midtown East | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Grand Central is not only the world's largest (48 acres and 44 platforms) and the nation's busiest railway station, but also one of the world...Read More

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  • 16. Grand Ferry Park

    Park/Playground

    Hipsters, Hasidic Jews, and others hang out at this small waterfront park named for the ferry that for a century connected Williamsburg to Manhattan...Read More

  • 17. Green-Wood Cemetery

    Cemetery

    One of the loveliest places for a stroll in the five boroughs, the 478 acres of Green-Wood Cemetery are also home to more than 560,000 permanent...Read More

  • 18. Herbert Von King Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This 7.8-acre park is one of Brooklyn's oldest idylls—a leafy expanse with a playground, baseball field, dog run, and an amphitheater that serves...Read More

  • 19. Hudson River Park

    TriBeCa | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The quiet green spaces of New York City are treasured by locals, and one of the best is Hudson River Park, a 5-mile path from Battery Place...Read More

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  • 20. Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier

    Red Hook | Park/Playground

    This small pier and park, named for a fallen firefighter, has awe-inspiring views of the Statue of Liberty and across the Hudson. You won't...Read More

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