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Best things to do in Manhattan

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Just 10 blocks south of us is one of the most stunning places to visit in the city. Central Park! Most visitors end up walking around the south end, but the North end has some wonderful sights to see as well. The north woods provides some light hiking, and on the east side you can find a beautiful pond and gardens to walk through. ”
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Art Museum
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“This is a really nice museum to visit, there is a lot of information for you to learn about the history of art. ”
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Park
“Part old railway track part park. Wonderful walk above the city from 14th street all the way to 34th. Entrance right by Whitney musuem. Great poets, food and ice cream vendors lining the highline on your journey.”
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Art Museum
“Their permanent collection is incredible, they have Starry Night by Van Gogh. Check their website for what's currently showing. They have free Fridays, so check the website for the time too!”
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Plaza
“Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.”
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Building
“I recommend to go by sunset time frame on a sunny day. You will get the best pictures out of it. ”
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Science Museum
“If you don’t mind standing in line for a while this is one of the must see museums”
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Pizza Place
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“Some of the best pizza in all of NYC. A must visit for anyone visiting NYC. Waits can be long, but you can also grab a picnic table outside and grab a pizza from the neighboring "to-go" portion of the restaurant and typically eat within 30 mins. Great cocktails, beers, wine, and cool scene. ”
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Market
“Large market with shops and restaurants. On the edge of Meatpacking District. Give yourself a few hours to stroll and eat.”
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Bridge
“Breathtaking view of NYC skyline right between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Lots of great places to walk and great food choices in the area. ”
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Art Museum
“The Guggenheim is great because it isn't huge and the spiral building itself is such a great site to see. Check to see what exhibits are on - they have a very well curated collection of permanent works as well.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“the northern part of central park is more beautiful! when you make it up there, eat here.”
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Theater
“Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan”
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Park
“Historic Greenwich Village concrete-&-green park known for its stately arch & prime people-watching.”
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Park
“take a stroll around the most expensive neighborhoods in NYC brooklyn bridge parks gives you amazing shots of city take a ferry ride to the city or explore dumbo”
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Art Museum
“Friday evenings are FREE. If you like MoMa, you'll like The Whitney. It's contemporary.”
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