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  • 1 New-York Historical Society Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    170 Central Park West (corner of 77th St.)

    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..

  • 2 The Morgan Library and Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    225 Madison Ave. USA - New York, NY 10016

    This highly regarded institution houses an outstanding collection containing some 350,000 works: rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints and artworks assembled by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), an inveterate collector whose interest in art, litera..

  • 3 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1071 5th Ave. (corner of 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..

  • 4 General Electric Building Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 5 Grand Central Terminal Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corner of Park Ave. South & 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 ..

  • 6 St. Patrick's Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    5th Ave., between 50th & 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 Whitney Museum of American Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    99 Gansevoort St. USA - New York, NY 10014

    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..

  • 10 Federal Reserve Bank Interesting

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 11 Brooklyn Botanic Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    990 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..

  • 12 New-York Aquarium Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    West 8th St. & Surf Ave.

    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..

  • 13 Noguchi Museum Interesting

    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..

  • 14 Lincoln Center Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Broadway (between 62nd & 66th St.)

    A 16-acre complex comprising five major theater and concert buildings, a library, a band shell and two outdoor plazas. Visually, the space is stunning, with sleek rectangular buildings of glass and Italian travertine marble arranged around a central ..

  • 15 Trinity Church Interesting

    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..

  • 16 Haughwout Building Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    488-492 Broadway USA - New York, NY 10012

    This Italianate style cast-iron commercial warehouse is a quintessential New York innovation boasting the oldest complete cast-iron faþade in the city (1857) as well as the first safety elevator, an invention that would help push civilization skyward..

  • 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 City Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Between Centre St. & Broadway USA - New York, NY 10007

    Distinguished by a well-proportioned Neoclassical facade and a superb Georgian interior, the building you see here was constructed between 1802 and 1811 at a cost of about $500,000, by architects Joseph F. Mangin and John McComb Jr. The tour takes in..

  • 19 South Street Seaport Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    12 Fulton St. USA - New York, NY 10038

    Scattered throughout the South Street Seaport area are several historic vessels, some open for visitors. You can also peruse the shops and galleries along Schermerhorn Row.

  • 20 Washington Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Greenwich Village

    The chunk of the village bounded by West 8th Street, Broadway, Houston Street and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave.) is anchored by Washington Square. Though architecturally disparate, the area is largely defined by the presence of New York Universi..

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