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  • 1 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 ..

  • 2 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.

  • 3 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..

  • 4 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 ..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 Ellis Island Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Ellis Island USA - New York, NY 10004

    Ellis Island is situated about halfway between lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Between 1892 and 1954 Ellis Island received more than 12 million immigrants, one of the greatest mass migrations in history. Its grandly refu..

  • 10 Times Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Au croisement de Broadway et 7th Ave. USA - New York, NY 10036

    This trapezoidal plot formed by Broadway and Seventh Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets has long been the epicenter of New York's live entertainment district. Though it fell into seamy squalor in the mid-20C, the area has been reclaimed, and today ..

  • 11 Chinatown Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10013

    In the narrow streets of New York's Chinatown, densely packed markets stock everything from lychee to lipstick, while storefront restaurants serve up all manner of Asian cuisine. Today the majority of Manhattan's Asians and Asian-Americans live in th..

  • 12 World Trade Center Site Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    1 Liberty St USA - New York, NY 10006

    The world's largest commercial complex stood here from 1970 until the morning of September 11, 2001, when two hijacked commercial airliners were flown into the twin towers, causing their collapse and effectively destroying the entire complex. More th..

  • 13 Columbia University Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Entrée principale sur Broadway (à hauteur de la 116th St.) USA - New York, NY 10027

    Founded in 1754 by a charter from George II, King's College was first located in lower Manhattan, where the original class of eight men met in the schoolhouse of Trinity Church. Among the early students at King's College were Alexander Hamilton and J..

  • 14 Brooklyn Botanic Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    900 Washington Ave. USA - Brooklyn, NY 11225

    This outstanding 52-acre botanical garden contains a great variety of vegetation, including one of the finest assemblages of roses in the country. Among its many well-kept gardens are a Shakespeare Garden, a Children's Area, Fragrance Garden and a Li..

  • 15 New York Aquarium Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    West 8th St. et Surf Ave. USA - Brooklyn, NY 11224

    Located at the corner of the Coney Island boardwalk and West 8th Street, this aquarium is a top-of-the-line facility that educates and entertains with its exhibits and demonstrations. Indoor and outdoor tanks hold moray eels, sharks, walruses, sea ot..

  • 16 Little Italy Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10013

    Roughly bounded by Canal, Lafayette and Houston Streets and the Bowery, was the destination for thousands of Italian immigrants between 1880 and the 1920s. Its hub lies along Mulberry Street. The corridor throngs with alfresco diners during the Feast..

  • 17 Wall Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10005

    Running for less than a mile between Broadway and the East River, Wall Street was named for a short wooden wall built along its path by the Dutch in 1653. Today it's home to the New York Stock Exchange; financial institutions occupy offices in the ar..

  • 18 Washington Square Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    1 Washington Square N USA - San Francisco, NY 94133

    With a broad, sunny lawn and clusters of willow, cypress and sycamore trees, this pentagonal park occupies the heart of North Beach. The popular neighborhood gathering spot was donated to the city by its first mayor, John W. Geary, and set aside as a..

  • 19 Washington Arch Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10011

    Constructed in 1891 of Tuckahoe marble and designed by Stanford White, the 77ft-high triumphal arch replaced a temporary wooden one commemorating the centennial of George Washington's inauguration. Gracing its north face are two sculptures of Washing..

  • 20 Fifth Avenue Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10018

    New York's most prestigious thoroughfare, Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 57th Streets) is studded with striking landmark skyscrapers (the Empire State Building), and churches (St. Patrick's Cathedral), famed department stores (Macy's, Saks) and grand..

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