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Best things to do in New York

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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Park
“The second largest park in Brooklyn - it has a zoo, ravine, dog beach, carousel, boathouse and more. ”
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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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Art Museum
“If you're in town on the first Saturday of the Month - Target sponsors a party that is super fun and a true experience of Brooklyn's gentrified community”
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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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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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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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Monument / Landmark
“People always argue about where the Statue of Liberty is located: Jersey or New York? Great thing about it is that it is easily accessible on both sides. From the jersey side you can take the light rail to Liberty State Park/Museum and a ferry to the island. From the New York Side you can take a ferry. Either way, it's perfect for a picnic day, kite flying or a bike ride!”
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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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Basketball Stadium
“Home of the Brooklyn Nets and the NY Islanders, along with dozens of huge concerts a year. The biggest acts on earth play here!”
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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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