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  • 1 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..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 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.

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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 ..

  • 9 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 ..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 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..

  • 15 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..

  • 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 Morris-Jumel Mansion Interesting

    Museums and art

    65 Jumel Terrace (à l’angle de West 160th St. et de Edgecombe Ave.) USA - New York, NY 10032

    Occupying a hilltop site with a superb view of the Harlem valley, this handsome Georgian mansion is the only colonial home to survive in northern Manhattan. Today it's part of a historic district that includes 20 wood-frame row houses built in the 18..

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