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  • 1 The Noguchi Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    3338 10th St USA - Long Island City, NY 11106

    Established by renowned Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, this recently renovated museum complex consists of an outdoor sculpture garden and 10 indoor galleries, an education center, café and museum shop. The ground floor displays a permanent..

  • 2 Trinity Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    74 Trinity Place USA - New York, NY 10006

    Upon its completion in 1846, this was the tallest building in Manhattan. Today its graceful Gothic spire appears quaint, framed as it is by the tunnel of Wall Street skyscrapers that extend to the East River. Yet a feeling of tranquillity continues t..

  • 3 Seagram Building Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    375 Park Ave USA - New York, NY 10022

    This striking pile of bronze glass and steel (1958) by Mies van der Rohe is widely regarded as one of the finest International-style skyscrapers ever constructed. Less than half of its "zoning envelope" was used; Mies opted instead to set t..

  • 4 Soho Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10013

    The site of the first free black community on the island, this area was settled in 1644 by former slaves of the Dutch West India Company. Today, Soho (an acronym for South of Houston Street) mixes up a lively blend of tony emporiums, art galleries an..

  • 5 Asia Society Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    725 Park Ave. at 70th St. USA - New York, NY 10021

    This artfully revamped museum and culture center is New York's leading purveyor of Asian arts and culture. A 2001 renovation doubled its gallery space which today provides an elegant setting for Indian bronzes, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, exquisit..

  • 6 Lower East Side Tenement Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    108 Orchard St. USA - New York, NY 10002

    Tour guides interpret several generations of immigrant life at 97 Orchard Street, a five-story tenement building (now a National Historic Landmark) that housed, between 1863 and 1935, some 7,000 people here in the heart of what was once the most dens..

  • 7 National Museum of the American Indian Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 Bowling Green USA - New York, NY 10004

    Cass Gilbert's Beaux-Arts former US Custom House (1907) makes a splendid setting for this Smithsonian museum, opened in 1994. Collections are displayed on a rotating basis, including masks, weapons and ceremonial garments. The enticing array of objec..

  • 8 Upper West Side Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10019

    Historically the seat of the city's intelligentsia, the Upper West Side remains an enclave of performing artists and literate liberals drawn to the area's world-famous cultural venues, including Lincoln Center and Columbia University. Lately the area..

  • 9 Flatiron Building Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Junction of Broadway & Fifth Ave. USA - New York, NY 10010

    Viewed from the north side which faces Madison Square Park, the structure looks like an iron (hence the name), the acute angle of its facade formed by Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Though it's only 6ft wide on this sharp corner, the building rises 22 st..

  • 10 Madison Avenue Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10075

    This chic avenue cuts the block between Fifth and Park (Fourth) avenues in half, and is lined with elite boutiques and world-famous designer stores, as well as a number of upscale galleries. It's considered the stratosphere of New York fashion.

  • 11 Museum of the City of New York Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    À l’angle de la 5th Ave. et de la 103rd St. USA - New York, NY 10029

    Founded in 1923 as America's first institution dedicated to the history of a city, this museum chronicles the changing face of New York through its rich collections of decorative arts, furnishings, silver, prints and paintings. Worth noting is the fa..

  • 12 TriBeCa Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10007

    An intriguing district of warehouses, loft residences, art galleries and chic restaurants, TriBeCa was named by a real estate agent hoping to create a hip identity for the area. Home to dozens of celebrities, the area offers great shopping, dining, g..

  • 13 42nd Street Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10036

    Packed cheek by jowl on this bright, frenetic thoroughfare are some of the most touristic and historic attractions in Times Square. Famed theaters include the New Victory Theatre and the New Amsterdam Theater.

  • 14 Chelsea Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10011

    Center of New York's art world and gay community, trendy Chelsea contrasts busy commercial avenues with quiet residential side streets. Pleasant cafes rub shoulders with cutting-edge art galleries, shops and restaurants. Along the waterfront areas yo..

  • 15 Whitney Museum of American Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    945 Madison Ave. (à l’angle de 75th St.) USA - New York, NY 10021

    The Whitney, which grew from the collections of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in the early 1930s, is dedicated to the advancement of contemporary artists and is known for its provocative exhibits as well as its invitation biennials, held since 1932, wh..

  • 16 New-York Historical Society Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    170 Central Park West (à l’angle de 77th St.) USA - New York, NY 10024

    Housed in an imposing Neoclassical building fronting Central Park, the New-York Historical society houses antique treasures, Hudson River School paintings, watercolors by John James Audubon, and various objects of Americana. It also has amassed a com..

  • 17 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1071 5th Ave. (à l’angle de 89th St.) USA - New York, NY 10128

    In 1943 art patrons Solomon R. Guggenheim and his wife, Irene Rothschild, commissioned architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design a permanent home for their collection of modern art, which today numbers more than 6,000 works. Wright considered the buildi..

  • 18 Brooklyn Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10038

    The first bridge (1883) to link Manhattan and Brooklyn, this famed structure was one of the great engineering triumphs of the 19C and the world's longest suspension bridge for 20 years. Stroll across it to enjoy one of the most dramatic walks in New ..

  • 19 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..

  • 20 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.

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