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  • American Museum of Natural History

    1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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)

    4. 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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  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • Ellis Island

    7. Ellis Island

    Financial District | Historic District/Site

    Between 1892 and 1924 approximately 12 million men, women, and children first set foot on U.S. soil at the Ellis Island federal immigration...Read More

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  • 8. 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

    9. 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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  • 10. 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

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

    11. Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

    Livingston | Museum/Gallery

    Once part of a retirement center for sailors, this 83-acre cultural center is now a popular spot to engage with contemporary art and historical...Read More

    Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
  • Statue of Liberty

    12. Statue of Liberty

    Financial District | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    For millions of immigrants, the first glimpse of America was the Statue of Liberty, and today it remains a powerful symbol of American ideals...Read More

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  • 13. Stuyvesant Heights

    House/Mansion/Villa

    More than 8,000 Victorian brownstones and row houses line the streets of Bed-Stuy, 825 of which fall in the landmarked historic district of...Read More

  • Tenement Museum

    14. Tenement Museum

    Lower East Side | Museum/Gallery

    Step back in time at the partially restored 19th-century tenement buildings that make up the essence of the Tenement Museum: you can only see...Read More

    Tenement Museum
  • The Morgan Library & Museum

    15. The Morgan Library & Museum

    Murray Hill | Museum/Gallery

    The treasures inside this museum and research center, gathered by John Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of New York's wealthiest financiers...Read More

    The Morgan Library & Museum
  • 16. "Fruit" Streets

    Brooklyn Heights | Historic District/Site

    The quiet blocks of Pineapple, Cranberry, and Orange Streets contain some of Brooklyn Heights's most picturesque brownstones and brick homes...Read More

  • 17. 75½ Bedford Street

    West Village | House/Mansion/Villa

    Rising real-estate prices inspired the construction of New York City's narrowest house—just 9½ feet wide and 32 feet deep—in 1873. Built on...Read More

  • 18. 9/11 Tribute Museum

    Financial District | Museum/Gallery

    This project of the September 11th Families' Association opened in 2006 with the intent of putting the events of that day into context—at the...Read More

  • 19. Asia Society and Museum

    Upper East Side | Museum/Gallery

    The Asian art collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III forms the core of this museum's holdings, which span territory from Pakistan...Read More

  • 20. Bay Ridge Architecture Tour

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Bay Ridge has no shortage of eclectic architecture. Wandering the neighborhood, you'll see everything from one of the oldest freestanding Greek...Read More

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