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Best things to do in New York

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Building
“Just know it's not possible to go any further than the lobby… still worth it if you love Art Deco.”
19 locals recommend
General Entertainment
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“Take a train ride upstate. The 7 train goes directly there... no transfers!”
303 locals recommend
Building
“Shimmering art deco skyscraper from 1930 whose spire once made it the world's tallest building.”
36 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Yes Michael Jordan owns it!!! Start with the stack of soft, toasted bread soldiers in a pool of hot Gorgonzola fondue. Pristine oysters make a great prelude for a prime dry-aged ribeye or a 2½-pound lobster, grilled, steamed, sautéed, or broiled. Sides, like creamy mac 'n' cheese and a crispy rosemary hash-brown cake, are equally tempting.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome old restaurant/bar for seafood and nearly every oyster imaginable. Housed inside Grand Central on the lower level. Just sit at the oyster bar. Try the clam chowder too!”
23 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Most immaculate subway in New York City. Great view into what New York is like on a typical chaotic day. However, amongst the hustle and bustle, there is so much history and beauty to this subway station. ”
9 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Check out the hot items offered at this location. You are sure to find great souvenirs to take back home to brag about! ”
9 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“If you haven't tried Shake Shack it would be a good time to start. Worth the sometimes crazy waits.”
7 locals recommend
Electronics Store
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4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Mega transit hub, over 700,000 commuters/day! Beautiful architecture, an iconic set for movies.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place is a must if you're hungry while visiting Grand Central Station. It's a Nordic foodhall with various small plate options. The savory porridge and flatbread is great. A good breakfast place, with plenty of seats and oddly quiet for such a touristy location.”
4 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“Opens 24 Hours - Buy essentials like medicine, health & beauty, snacks, etc.”
2 locals recommend
Bakery
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2 locals recommend
Bar
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“also, La Especialita, offering a lower cost pre-fix lunch, located across Grand Central Station”
2 locals recommend
Street Address
“Meet me under the clock! The romance of New York City, the lure of arrival and departure—all this is captured in the beautiful interior and exterior of Grand Central Terminal.”
3 locals recommend
Street Address
“Grand Central Terminal 4.5 star rating973 reviews Details , Landmarks & Historical Buildings, Train Stations”
1 local recommends