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Best things to do in New York

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
“recommend to go to the fountain and walk "the mall" iconic picturesque stroll, opera and other local accoustic music and row boating. highlights of central park also include the Met museum, the museum of natural history, the alice in the wonderland sculpture.”
1381local recommendations
Park
“This park has it all- a zoo, a roller skating rink, a lake that you can paddle boat in, even a doggy beach. It's a beautiful place to visit when you need a break from the craziness of the city. Oh, and it's free!”
1653local recommendations
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
“Excellent collection, great social events that are free every first saturday of the month. It's also conveniently located next to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden if you're aiming for a two-in-one.”
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Art Museum
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“Art from ancient societies to present day. Walking through here, you feel as if you have been tranported to Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt!”
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Botanical Garden
“Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, fostering delight and curiosity in the world of plants while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. The Garden also offers weddings and private event catering at the Palm House and Atrium, in a beautiful outdoor setting.”
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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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Pizza Place
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“Roberta’s literally put Bushwick on the map: before Roberta’s very few people were venturing out to this corner of Brooklyn. Opened in 2008, Roberta’s still has the best pizza around. They don’t take reservations and you should be prepared to wait. Our favorite item on the menu is the Bee Sting Pizza, featuring spicy soppressata with a drizzle of honey.”
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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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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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Basketball Stadium
“ You can enjoy the events offered by barclays and it is close to our house using the bus lines”
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Science Museum
“This is by far my favorite museum in New York! I can and have spent the entire day getting mesmerized by the dinosaurs and butterfly exhibit!”
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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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Pizza Place
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“Unbelievably fresh and delicious cuisine from Northern Italy, and the outdoor space is adorable!”
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Park
“Historic Greenwich Village concrete-&-green park known for its stately arch & prime people-watching.”
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Bridge
“the Brooklyn Bridge? You can explore the two nearby neighborhoods, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, go for a walking tour of Vinegar Hill, and in summer, hop the ferry back to Manhattan or Long Island City . Eat, relax in a waterside park,take a cultural trip, explore.”
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