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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.

Gourmet Shop
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“When visiting Flatiron building, this is a place to have some coffee or food :) I would not recommend restaurants inside, just grad some pizza or a sandwich..”
353 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Always full, very buzzy spot. Although the burgers are good, we feel this spot is pretty touristy. So if you're trying to avoid those kinds of places, best to know that. Otherwise, if you're down for the wait, you'll likely have a good or decent meal here. ”
494 locals recommend
Park
“Fabulous park with monuments, tennis courts, and kid's playgrounds (x2!), and also close to many excellent restaurants on Dekalb Ave. A great place to relax and people-watch. Check out the Farmer's Market every Saturday along the park's east side.”
380 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
Museum
“Great place to spend a few hours at if you enjoy medieval art and the fine collection of 9th -15th century European art housed in a monastery. ”
376 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Great food along the Williamsburg waterfront. You must go if you love to taste all diverse New York food in one place. Every Saturday 11am to 6pm, April through November.”
432 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“When you need soul food, this is the spot. Go early! Folks line up and wait for this restaurant, but if you’re solo or with a friend, grab a seat at the bar and chat up the staff.”
354 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“Make sure to go to the actual museum too! One of the best museums I've been too, and it is free after 5pm on Tuesdays. Go at 4:30pm to get tickets if you do decide to do the free entry.”
151 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“If you like donuts, you'll love Dough. The donuts are to die for, and taste way better than Dunkin Donuts!”
378 locals recommend
Park
“Free shows and movies in the summer nights. Ice skating ring in the winter. Still great place to hang out throughout the year.”
222 locals recommend
Building
“Memorial fountains, One world trade observatory (overpriced! book on groupon to save a bit), Occulus”
210 locals recommend
Park
“great for people watching, going for a run around the track, watching a pickup softball game. ”
434 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Leave some space in your luggage for premium outlet shopping! 25 min. drive. Free parking.”
65 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Observatory on top of Rockefeller Center, with an ocean-liner style design, offering city views. Rating: 4.7 Stars”
160 locals recommend
Bakery
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“ Carlo's Bakery, featured on Cake Boss, is known for our delicious pastries, desserts & cakes. Carlo’s is a family owned bakery featured on the TLC hit show Cake Boss. Carlo’s, originally opened by Carlo Guastaffero in 1910, was acquired by Bartolo Valastro Sr. in 1964. Since the untimely passing of Bartolo Sr. in 1994, matriarch Mary Valastro and her children Grace, Maddalena, Mary, Lisa and master baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” Valastro have expanded the business with the help of their spouses. Because of the Valastro family’s dedication to quality and excellence, Carlo’s has received national recognition. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications, such as M”
83 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and ambiance. The ideal spot to casually mingle with locals in the area. ”
275 locals recommend