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  • 1. 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)

    2. 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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  • 3. 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

    4. 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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  • Empire State Building

    5. Empire State Building

    Murray Hill | Building/Architectural Site

    With an iconic silhouette recognizable virtually worldwide, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco monument to progress, a symbol for New...Read More

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  • 6. 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

    7. 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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  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Jane's Carousel

    DUMBO | Park/Playground

    Equal parts architectural marvel and children's plaything, this beautifully restored 1922 carousel twirls within a glass-walled waterfront pavilion...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. Riegelmann Boardwalk

    Coney Island | Beach–Sight

    Built in 1923, just one year before legendary Totonno's Pizzeria opened its doors on nearby Neptune Avenue, this famous wood-planked walkway...Read More

  • 13. Shore Park and Parkway

    Park/Playground

    This narrow park follows the Bay Ridge waterfront and has spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the ships in New York Harbor...Read More

  • Staten Island Ferry

    14. Staten Island Ferry

    Financial District | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Some 70,000 people ride the free ferry daily to Staten Island, one of the city's five boroughs, and you too can join them for the city's most...Read More

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  • Statue of Liberty

    15. 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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  • 16. Sunset Park

    Park/Playground

    The neighborhood’s namesake park offers fabulous views of New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline from one of Brooklyn’s highest hills...Read More

  • The High Line

    17. The High Line

    Chelsea | Park/Playground

    Once a railroad track carrying freight trains, this elevated space has been transformed into one of the city’s top attractions—a 1½-mile landscaped...Read More

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  • Top of the Rock

    18. Top of the Rock

    Midtown West | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Rockefeller Center's multifloor observation deck, the Top of the Rock, provides views that rival those from the Empire State Building. Arriving...Read More

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  • 19. Vessel

    Midtown West | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    The centerpiece of the new Hudson Yards development, a temporarily named interlocking staircase (which is called "art") is at this writing the...Read More

  • 20. WNYC Transmitter Park

    Greenpoint | Park/Playground

    Greenpoint residents of all ages head to this waterfront park to soak up the sun and stunning views of the Midtown skyline. From the manicured...Read More

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