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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
“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”
447 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping mall with wide variety of stores, extensive food court, movie theater, and car rental.”
135 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This place has some incredible pieces of art. I love winding up the walkway and looking at the wide array of modern art.”
370 locals recommend
Park
“6 reclaimed piers with award winning park design. Great views of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. Carefully curated food vendors too.”
460 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“This is a great place for a local feel of Harlem and some down home southern cooking. Get the chicken and waffles!”
565 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Amazing pizza featuring artwork outside by Shantell Martin. Great atmosphere with a cocktail bar attached. This popular Italian restaurant and bakery serves up top-notch pizzas with a number of creative combos on offer, like the coppa & carcoifi, with hot coppa and roasted spicy artichokes. Appetizers include grilled octopus, pickled sardines with grilled polenta, and meatballs, while a tight edit of pastas and mains complements the pizza selection. There’s also a bar down the block, opened in 2015. that serves up small plates, solid cocktails, and a place to wait for a table at the OG restaurant. In the summertime, there’s usually a cart outside serving up gelato. ”
623 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey.”
91 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Place where the New Yorkers receive the New Year. You have to go and feel the energy.”
322 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of my favorite museums in New York! Check out the observation decks for a truly picturesque view of Manhattan.”
320 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Best place to catch a movie - bonus they serve drinks and offer a full menu while you’re watching the movie. ”
643 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“In Lower Manhattan. You have to go there hungry. The best pastrami sandwich ever.”
405 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Apollo Theater is a Historical land mark that some my believe is the essence of Harlem”
386 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Lots of shopping and restaurants around the area. Plus, there is a farmers market on the northwest side of the park, and a seasonal holiday market on the west side of the park. You can also find lots of street musicians and artists. ”
426 locals recommend
Opera House
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“Great live shows - theatre, music, dance. Often better, cheaper than broadway and thankfully shows that aren't 3hrs long.”
437 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
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“There is SO much happening at Lincoln Center. You can see NYC Ballet, ABT Ballet, Opera and other Concerts. The works are nothing short of breath-taking. You will not be disappointed.”
308 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Fun day 🎳! Check the age requirement for children after hours. There is a bar here and adults drinking. ”
517 locals recommend