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Best of New York City

Best of New York City
Best of New York City

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Whether it's taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, climbing to the top of the Empire State Building, or simply staring at the ceiling in Grand Central Station, New York has no shortage of must-see places. Because it's nearly impossible to experience every attraction, here is a guide to the best New York has to offer. Even if you can't get to all of them this time, at the very least, you'll relish recognizing many of your surroundings from countless films and Law & Order episodes.

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Brooklyn Bridge
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Sauntering along in the middle of New York City traffic is usually not a good idea… unless you're crossing the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Canal Street / Chinatown
Chrysler Building
  • Chrysler Building
  • On the corner of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, the Chrysler Building stands at 1,047 feet tall. Adorned with a silver crown, Chrysler eagles and Chrysler radiator caps, the Chrysler Building is...
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Empire State Building
  • Empire State Building
  • If you've ever been to New York City, you've caught a glimpse of it. If you've been to New Jersey or Connecticut, you may have even seen it. Standing at 1,454 feet, the Empire State Building has been a highlight of the NYC skyline — and a major tourist attraction — since 1931.
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Grand Central Station
  • Grand Central Station
  • Tour the original artwork and sculpture. Examine the lofty Beaux Arts architecture and design. Dine at one of the 25 fine restaurants and casual eateries and browse the 50 specialty shops. But don't forget to catch your train.
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Greenwich Village
  • Greenwich Village
  • Charles Street. Perry Street. Jane Street. Greenwich Village is full of street names like these, often confusing tourists due to the lack of numerical grid structure present in most areas of Manhattan.
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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Let's face it. You're eventually going to wear yourself out walking all over New York's streets, up and down subway stairwells, and in and out of towering buildings. That's when it's time to let someone else take over the reins, literally.
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Loeb Boathouse
  • Loeb Boathouse
  • The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, a respite from concrete chaos, provides opportunities to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city.
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New York Public Library
  • New York Public Library
  • A search for the New York Public Library reveals four research libraries and 87 branches in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. During a short trip to the city, one could never explore the entire system, serving 15 million annually and expanding by 10,000 items weekly.
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Row Boating in Central Park
  • Row Boating in Central Park
  • Perhaps the most notable place to paddle around on the water in New York City is in the heart of Central Park on the Lake. Loeb Boathouse, which is also a restaurant and bar, rents rowboats from mid-April through October, allowing you to paddle around the Lake to enjoy nature and people-watch.
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Statue of Liberty
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Peering majestically from the shores of Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty has stood as a symbol of America through turmoil and triumph and has proudly greeted new arrivals for more than 120 years.
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Top of the Rock
  • Top of the Rock
  • This unique attraction features the most exhilarating and unobstructed panorama view of Manhattan and beyond.
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