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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.

Park
“For the most romantic evening, take one of the horse carriage around Central Park West and create a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany's”
1400 locals recommend
Park
“Sundays, April 7 through October 27, 11 am-6 pm, Smorgasburg, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, is considered the "Woodstock of Eating," offering a range of cuisines from 100+ local and regional food purveyors on Sundays from 11 am until 6 pm, from April through October. ”
1666 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world. Wikipedia Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028 Customer service: 1 (800) 662-3397 Sales: 1 (800) 468-7386 Products and Services: metmuseum.org Reservations: opentable.com Subsidiaries: The Met Breuer, The Met Cloisters Did you know: The Met was briefly moved downtown to the Douglas Mansion on 14th Street in 1880. nycgo.com”
1086 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A must-go in Brooklyn and (dear I say) Manhattan too! The Brooklyn Museum showcases some of the worlds best art.”
1277 locals recommend
Park
“Part old railway track part park. Wonderful walk above the city from 14th street all the way to 34th. Entrance right by Whitney musuem. Great poets, food and ice cream vendors lining the highline on your journey.”
1222 locals recommend
Political
“Their permanent collection is incredible, they have Starry Night by Van Gogh. Check their website for what's currently showing. They have free Fridays, so check the website for the time too!”
731 locals recommend
Plaza
“welcome to the center of the world you can get lost in the 400,000 people who visit time square every day”
586 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful botanic garden next to the museum and the park. Features include a japanese garden, cherry tree esplanade, rose garden, shakepeare garden, conservatory garden, lily ponds, native garden and a farming garden. Perfect place to get lost for hours. ”
921 locals recommend
Science Museum
“American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world.”
672 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Roberta’s literally put Bushwick on the map: before Roberta’s very few people were venturing out to this corner of Brooklyn. Opened in 2008, Roberta’s still has the best pizza around. They don’t take reservations and you should be prepared to wait. Our favorite item on the menu is the Bee Sting Pizza, featuring spicy soppressata with a drizzle of honey.”
935 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Iconic National Monument opened in 1886, offering guided tours, a museum & city views ”
357 locals recommend
Building
“I recommend to go by sunset time frame on a sunny day. You will get the best pictures out of it. ”
552 locals recommend
Market
“a modern shopping experience with a mix of boutiques, eateries, and outdoor spaces”
611 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge has a main span of 1,595.5 feet and a height of 133 ft. above Mean High Water.”
488 locals recommend
Park
“great for picnics, lots of street performers (music, magic, comedy, etc) Great for people watching, ice cream. The heart of Greenwich village, tons to do and see here”
502 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“The premier center for concerts, basketball, and other lives events. 15 minutes away on the subway.”
685 locals recommend