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  • 1 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..

  • 2 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 ..

  • 3 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..

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 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 Battery Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    USA - New York, NY 10004

    On the southwestern tip of Manhattan, the maze of stone and steel suddenly gives way to an expanse of greenery, Battery Park. Here, strolling along the newly revamped waterfront esplanade, visitors can enjoy upclose views of the Statue of Liberty and..

  • 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 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..

  • 17 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..

  • 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

    USA - New York, NY 10011

    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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