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  • 1 Rockefeller Center Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    5th Ave. (entre 48th et 51st St USA - New York, NY 10112

    Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this "city within a city" encompasses more than a dozen harmoniously designed skyscrapers, a formal garden, public works of art, a world-famous skating rink, the headquarters of television giant NB..

  • 2 Frick Collection Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 East 70th St. USA - New York, NY 10021

    One of the world's most distinguished small museums, the Frick offers a unique opportunity to view an exceptional trove of Old Masters paintings, furnishings and decorative arts in the luxurious confines of a sumptuous mansion. Pittsburgh steel and r..

  • 3 Park Avenue Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10021

    Long an exclusive address for upperclass New York, this elegant avenue is almost entirely residential. Large apartment buildings attended by doormen face each other across the manicured median strip.

  • 4 Metropolitan Museum of Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Fifth Ave. at E. 82nd St. USA - New York, NY 10028

    The Met is the largest museum in the Western hemisphere, and the pride of New York. The collection embraces two million objects tracing 5,000 years of human history, divided inito nineteen curatorial departments; and offers a veritable encyclopedia o..

  • 5 Upper East Side Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10019

    Known primarily as an enclave for New York City's "old money," the Upper East Side developed in the late 19C, as rich industrialists including Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick began building mansions on the large lots along Fifth Avenue..

  • 6 Statue of Liberty Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Liberty Island USA - New York, NY 10004

    The Statue of Liberty, her torch upraised in welcome since 1886, was a gift to the US from the people of France. Alsatian sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel created the 225-ton, 151ft colossus. The observ..

  • 7 GE Building Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    30 30 Rockefeller Plaza USA - New York, NY 10112

    This lithe 70-story skyscraper is Rockefeller Center's tallest and finest structure. It's well-known to American TV viewers as the headquarters of NBC television studios, which offers a popular studio tour. The top-floor observatory contains exhibits..

  • 8 Empire State Building Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    350 Fifth Ave USA - New York, NY

    Strength and grace combine to make the Empire State Building the most famous sky­scraper in the world and the quintessential New York landmark. Topping out at 1,454 feet, it is the city's tallest building, and one of the few you can actually experien..

  • 9 Chrysler Building Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    405 Lexington Ave. at E. 42nd St USA - New York, NY 10017

    In the late 1920s, automobile magnate Walter P. Chrysler commissioned architect William Van Alen to design th tallest building in the world. Completed in 1930, the striking Chrysler Building was indeed the tallest, rising to 1,048ft (77 stories)—unti..

  • 10 American Museum of Natural History Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    USA - New York, NY 10024

    A famed research facility, the AMNH makes the natural world as fascinating to today's young people as it was to those who never experienced television, air travel or the Internet. (It's not easy!) The vast halls present astounding collections of foss..

  • 11 The Cloisters Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    USA - New York, NY

    Built on a hilltop in a park overlooking the Hudson, the Cloisters (part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) re-creates a fortified monastery by incorporating four reconstructed medieval cloisters. Housed within is an unrivaled collection of medieval ..

  • 12 Central Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    USA - New York, NY 10022

    Manhattan's beloved backyard, this 843-acre haven of greenery, light and air draws millions each year, residents and visitors alike. Siutated in the island's geographical center, Central Park measures 2.5mi long by half a mile wide, and is delightful..

  • 13 Museum of Modern Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    11 West 53rd St. (entre 5th et 6th Ave.) USA - New York, NY 10019

    One of the world's preeminent cultural institutions, the MoMA offers an unparalleled overview of the modern visual arts, with collections encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, videos and the most comprehensive film ..

  • 14 Federal Reserve Bank of New York Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    33 33 Liberty St USA - New York, NY 10038

    One of 12 US reserve banks in the country, the New York "Fed" makes for a fun and enlightening visit for those interested in the inner workings of the world financial system. Here you can see the Federal Reserve's gold vault, and the excell..

  • 15 Woolworth Building Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    233 233 Broadway USA - New York, NY 10038

    This 1913 skyscraper, the tallest in the world for 17 years, has been called a cathedral to commerce and it's no wonder. Standing 792 feet and one inch in height, the tower is ornamented with the gargoyles, flying buttresses and finials you're more l..

  • 16 Gallery District Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    10th Ave USA - New York, NY 10011

    Chelsea's many excellent art galleries occupy both street-level storefronts and upper-level lofts in the heart of the neighborhood. Act like a New Yorker and enjoy a leisurely wander, drifting in and out of the spaces that catch your eye.

  • 17 American Folk Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Ave. (entre 65th et 66th St.) USA - New York, NY 10019

    Utilitarian, symbolic, functional and beautiful, American folk art in this museum's wide-ranging collection runs the gamut from ship figureheads to storybooks, quilts to artisan signs. The bilevel permanent exhibit, "Folk Art Revealed," dis..

  • 18 Lever House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    390 390 Park Ave. USA - New York, NY 10022

    When it opened in 1952, the 21-story green-glass Lever House, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, was considered avant-garde, contrasting as it did with the stone and brick apartment buildings of Park Avenue. But the structure inspired many imi..

  • 19 Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    2 East 91st St. USA - New York, NY 10128

    Founded in 1897, this eclectic museum occupying an opulent, 64-room mansion on the Upper East Side explores design across continents and cultures. The collection of more than 250,000 objects related to the art, craft and commerce of design covers som..

  • 20 Museum of Jewish Heritage Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    36 Battery Pl. USA - New York, NY 10280

    One of the most architecturally striking museums in New York City, this Jewish history museum celebrates freedom and those who struggled to achieve it. Storytelling is at the heart of the museum's mission; its three sections chronicle Jewish life and..

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