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  • 1 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..

  • 2 Rubin Museum of Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    150 150 West 17th St. USA - New York, NY 10011

    This stunning museum is the first Western institution dedicated solely to presenting and interpreting the little-known art of Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal and other parts of the Himalayas. Some 900 paintings, sculptures, textiles and ritual objects spanning ..

  • 3 New York Botanical Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    200 St. et Kazimiroff Bd USA - Bronx, NY 10458

    One of the largest and oldest gardens in the US, this glorious green space displays a wonderful array of plants and blooms, and conducts important botanical research. There are more than fifty gardens to explore here, from lovely perennial and herb p..

  • 4 Brooklyn Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    200 Eastern Parkway USA - Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Housed in a monumental Beaux-Arts building, this is New York's second-largest art museum besides the Met, and well worth a visit if you're in the borough. The collection contains a whopping 1.5 million works including an outstanding trove of Egyptian..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 Grand Central Terminal Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    À l’angle de Park Ave. South et 42nd St. USA - New York, NY 10017

    Often referred to as the "gateway to the nation,", this world-famous railroad terminal is a masterpiece of urban architecture. Today, more than 150,000 commuters a day pass through the terminal, which is a veritable city within a city. The ..

  • 7 St. Patrick's Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    5th Ave., entre 50th et 51st St USA - New York, NY 10022

    Construction on Saint Patrick's began in 1859 and was supposed to take eight years. Instead, thanks to the intrusion of the Civil War, it took 20. The church was dedicated in 1879 but was still not complete. The 330ft spires were added in 1888. St. P..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 South Street Seaport Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    USA - New York, NY 10038

    This historic district encompasses an 11-block area of South Street along the East River just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. Hub of the city's worldwide shipping activities in the early 19C, it contains the largest concentration of early commercial bu..

  • 10 Greenwich Village Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10014

    West of Broadway, venerable Greenwich Village wears well its reputation as New York's historic bohemia. A country village into the 19C, Greenwich still retains a small-town feeling in its narrow, bending streets and alleys. Rising to become the polit..

  • 11 Cathedral of St. John the Divine Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    1047 Amsterdam Ave. at W. 112th St. USA - New York, NY 10025

    This massive stone edifice, the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, is reputedly the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Strangely, though, it's only two-thirds complete, and there are currently no plans to finish it. The design incorporate..

  • 12 United Nations Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    First Ave. between E. 42nd & E. 48th Sts USA - New York, NY 10017

    An extraterritorial community within New York, the U.N. is abuzz with diplomats from all corners of the world, some in the native dress of their home countries, when the General Assembly is in session (Sept-Dec) and during various conferences held th..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 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..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 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..

  • 17 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..

  • 18 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..

  • 19 Ellis Island Immigration Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Ellis Island USA - New York, NY 10004

    Crowned by four copper-domed towers, the former processing center (1900) has been restored to reflect its appearance from 1918 to 1924, the years of peak immigration. Five thousand artifacts spread throughout the museum's 30 galleries, along with rec..

  • 20 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..

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