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See the Big Apple While Saving Like a Local

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Midtown Manhattan can be very costly for tourists who want to come to town to see a Broadway show. The secret to eating well and not breaking the bank is to go a couple of blocks west of Broadway to Ninth Avenue for every type of ethnic or vegan food you might desire. Stay away from the fast food places for an authentic meal.

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  • Foodie
  • Thrifty Traveller

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37 Places

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown

Restaurants

City Lobster & Steakhouse

Restaurants

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Performances

Aladdin - The Musical

Performances

Wicked

Performances

John's of Times Square

Restaurants

Sardi's Restaurant

Restaurants

Central Park

Parks, Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Times Square

Scenic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Statue of Liberty

Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Empire State Building

Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Manhattan Skyline

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Grand Central Terminal

Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Broadway

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Rockefeller Center

Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Wall Street

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Chinatown

Neighbourhoods

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Churches & Cathedrals

Staten Island Ferry

Ferries

SoHo

Neighbourhoods

Greenwich Village

Neighbourhoods

Ellis Island

Historic Sites, History Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Little Italy

Neighbourhoods

Radio City Music Hall

Theatres, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Art Museums

Lower Manhattan

Neighbourhoods

Times Square Visitors Center

Visitor Centres

Madison Avenue

Gift & Speciality Shops

American Museum of Natural History

Natural History Museums

Park Avenue

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

New York Public Library

Speciality Museums

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Speciality Museums

New York Harbor

Bodies of Water

Broadway Theatre

Theatres

United Nations Headquarters

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Government Buildings

911carolg's City Tips

  • You can buy a senior discount Metrocard giving you half price on a ride if you show the agent proof of age such as Medicare card. A ride will take you anywhere in the city and outer boroughs.
  • Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown
    Restaurants (Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar)
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    911carolg Says:

    The food is exceptionally good as is the wine and service. This Midtown steak house is a bit pricey, but it is worth it for a splurge and is within walking distance of many Broadway shows. The ambiance is great with wood paneling and large banquettes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Go for lunch rather than dinner to save on a meal.
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing food! 01/10/2018
    • Disappointing 09/09/2018
    • Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown
    Address:
    44 W 56th St
    New York City, NY 10019-3827
    Phone:
    +1 212-245-1550
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Mon
    11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Tue - Fri
    11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • City Lobster & Steakhouse
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Seafood)
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    911carolg Says:

    This is a splurge for seafood lovers. The cioppino has more fish and shellfish than one can eat in two meals. Lobsters are large and succulent. For meat lovers, steaks and chicken are also available. Bring a big appetite to this Midtown gem.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Lunch is less expensive than dinner. The portions are so large that one order can probably suffice for two meals.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Just amazing 12/05/2018
    • No big deal 26/04/2017
    • City Lobster & Steakhouse
    Address:
    121 West 49th Street
    New York City, NY 10020
    Phone:
    +1 212-354-1717
    Price range:
    US$40 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Performances
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    911carolg Says:

    This is the female version of Jersey Boys, a biographical musical with all the big names of the last half century in popular music. The lead, Jesse Mueller, won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Carole King. It was well deserved. The actors playing supporting roles are wonderful too, but most of all, this is the beloved music that spanned generations.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Go to the TKTs line in Duffy Square, Broadway and 47 St., for half price discounts on the day of the show. Lines open at 11 a.m. for a matinee and 3 p.m. for an evening performance. If you want to buy tickets a day ahead of time, go to the booth at the South Street Seaport, corner of John and Front Streets in lower Manhattan.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 437 Concerts & Shows in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful- The Carole King Musical 14/11/2018
    • Oh my goodness, what a show! 14/11/2018
    • Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Address:
    124 W 43rd St
    Stephen Sondheim Theatre
    New York City, NY 10036-6503
    Phone:
    +1 212-239-6200
    Other:
  • Aladdin - The Musical
    Performances
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    911carolg Says:

    This Tony Award winning show is the perfect introduction to Broadway theatre for people with young children. The lavish costumes, the music, and the staging engage audience members of all ages.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Groupon has discounts on Aladdin. You might also try the TKTs booths either at 47 Street and Broadway or at the South Street Seaport corner of John and Front Streets.(See tips for Beautiful.)
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 437 Concerts & Shows in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • First Broadway Show for my 6 year Old 12/11/2018
    • Amazing -SPOILERS BELOW- 08/11/2018
    • Aladdin - The Musical
    Address:
    214 West 42st Street
    New Amsterdam Theater
    New York City, NY 10036
    Phone:
    +1 866-870-2717
    Other:
  • Wicked
    Performances
    911carolg Says:

    The show has been a favorite with audiences for years with the backstory of the friendship of the witches in The Wizard of Oz. This is a family show that will enchant youngsters with the thrill of Broadway and live theatre.

    Good for
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 437 Concerts & Shows in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing music and musical! 12/11/2018
    • WICKED 11/11/2018
    • Wicked
    Address:
    242 W 51st St
    Midtown Manhattan
    New York City, NY 10019-6221
    Phone:
    927320083
    Other:
  • John's of Times Square
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    911carolg Says:

    Right next to Broadway theatres is this moderately priced restaurant. It serves not only pizza but good sandwiches and luscious desserts. It can be loud and hectic, especially before a show.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Try to go in plenty of time to make the curtain because service can be slow.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #688 of 10,414 restaurants in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always an NYC stop! 13/11/2018
    • Authentic New York pizza No Slices 12/11/2018
    • John's of Times Square
    Address:
    260 W 44th St
    New York City, NY 10036-3900
    Phone:
    +1 212-391-7560
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Sardi's Restaurant
    Restaurants (Italian, American, International)
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    911carolg Says:

    This is a New York institution and worth the price for the experience of seeing where all the actors have dined. Food is delicious, and service is impeccable.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Go for after-theatre coffee and dessert so you do not break the bank on a meal and still get to experience the restaurant.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,294 of 10,414 restaurants in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Easy Dinner Between Harry Potter Acts! 13/11/2018
    • Buffet Food. Would not recommend. 10/11/2018
    • Sardi's Restaurant
    Address:
    234 W 44th St
    Ste 300
    New York City, NY 10036-3909
    Phone:
    +1 212-221-8440
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$45
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tue - Sat
    11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Central Park
    Parks, Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    This iconic park in the middle of Manhattan provides green space, ambiance, playing fields, and a zoo. In short, there's something for everyone. The horse-drawn carriages are a romantic way to see the southern end of the park from Central Park South at 59th Street.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    Tips
    • Go to the park during any season for spectacular views of nature surrounded by the city. Avoid the park after dark unless a special event such as a free concert or Shakespeare in the Park (in the summer) is going on.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bike Ride 15/11/2018
    • Beautiful Oasis in all the madness. 15/11/2018
    • Central Park
    Address:
    59th to 110th Street
    Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue
    New York City, NY 10022
    Phone:
    (212) 310-6600
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Times Square
    Scenic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    This is the "crossroads of the world," and it truly is. The plaza and the steps to the TKTs booth allow people a bit of time to people watch and catch their breath.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Avoid the costumed characters who hustle tourists, especially with young children, for money to take photos. They can be very aggressive and hostile. The Times Square Alliance has sought to license the people dressed as superheros and cartoon characters.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • WOW! 15/11/2018
    • Awesome time. 15/11/2018
    • Times Square
    Address:
    Broadway
    New York City, NY 10036
    Phone:
    (212) 768-1560
    Other:
  • Statue of Liberty
    Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    Sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's Liberty Enlightening the World has been a symbol of freedom and has welcomed immigrants and visitors alike since June 19, 1885. It was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States after both the American and French Revolutionary Wars.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Book tickets six months in advance online for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Be prepared for extensive security checks everywhere. Do not bring pocket knives or anything that you could not carry on a plane.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • USA history 15/11/2018
    • Lady Liberty! 15/11/2018
    • Statue of Liberty
    Phone:
    +1 212-363-3200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Empire State Building
    Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    New York is the Empire State, the first to have the tallest building in the world from 1931 for the next 40 years with 103 floors. On a clear day visitors can see New York Harbor, New Jersey, and Central Park as well as all the bridges crossing the Hudson River going north from the observation deck on the 86th floor. The spire is lighted in various colors to designate special events. The building is an iconic art deco masterpiece.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check weather reports before you plan a visit for the best visibility.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Top of the World 15/11/2018
    • A must do when in New York! 15/11/2018
    • Empire State Building
    Address:
    20 West 34th Street
    New York City, NY 10118-0114
    Phone:
    +1 212-736-3100
    Price range:
    US$38 - US$38
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Manhattan Skyline
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    Take a Circle Line Cruise around Manhattan Island to see the best of New York either in the day or evening. Hornblower Cruises feature sunset and dinner cruises to see New York at night.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • To get a great view of the Manhattan skyline inexpensively, take the subway to South Ferry and take the Staten Island Ferry, which will also give a spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Busiest yet beautiful 15/11/2018
    • Beautiful 14/11/2018
    • Manhattan Skyline
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Grand Central Terminal
    Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    More than just a transportation hub to the suburbs and points beyond via Amtrak, Grand Central Terminal is a repository of art in its ceiling and iconic clock and architecture as well as a shopping mall and eatery. The notable Oyster Bar, the oldest restaurant in the terminal, is here along with food stalls and high-end stores.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to look up at the ceiling restored beginning in 1998. One patch was left showing what the grime from tobacco smoke could do to the artwork.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • There’s more here than a train station! 15/11/2018
    • A beautiful NYC landmark! 15/11/2018
    • Grand Central Terminal
    Address:
    89 E 42nd Street
    New York City, NY 10017-5503
    Phone:
    (212) 340-2583
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Broadway
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    Broadway is the hallmark of big names in theatre as well as 24-hour action in terms of eateries and people watching. See the lights and see a show.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Must See
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What more can i Say...... 15/11/2018
    • Broadway show 14/11/2018
    • Broadway
  • Rockefeller Center
    Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    Rockefeller Center is a place for all seasons, whether it is ice skating in the winter, the tree lighting ceremony, or just finding a place to have a meal and watch people.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to see the art deco on the buildings surrounding the plaza.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the walk through when visiting NYC 15/11/2018
    • Great place to get in the holiday spirit 15/11/2018
    • Rockefeller Center
    Address:
    45 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York City, NY 10111-0100
    Phone:
    +1 212-332-6868
    Other:
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Art Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    This massive building houses art from antiquity through the ages with rotating special exhibits advertised on its website. Select an era for concentration: American, European, Egyptian, or costume collection. You can never see the entire museum in one visit.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy a New York Pass to avoid the $25 entry fee per person. If you are an art buff, the pass allows entry to more than seventy attractions and museums in New Yor.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not my first visit and wont be my last! 15/11/2018
    • Is there any better place to spend the day 15/11/2018
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Address:
    1000 5th Ave
    New York City, NY 10028-0198
    Phone:
    +1 212-535-7710
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Wall Street
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    911carolg Says:

    The first Federal Building when George Washington was president stands alongside the New York Stock Exchange and the bull.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #192 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    • A day in New York 13/11/2018
    • Impressive 12/11/2018
    • Wall Street
    Address:
    Wall Street
    New York City, NY 10005
    Phone:
    +1 866-648-5873
    Other:
  • Chinatown
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    911carolg Says:

    Chinatown is all about good food at very cheap prices. It is also the hub for buying the freshest ingredients for cooking authentic Chinese dishes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #325 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    • No visit to New York is complete without a visit to Chinatown 15/11/2018
    • Loved IT! 08/11/2018
    • Chinatown
    Address:
    Canal Street to Bayard Street
    New York City, NY
    Phone:
    +1 212-346-9288
    Other:
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Churches & Cathedrals
    See more photos
    911carolg Says:

    As well as a place of worship, the New York cardinal preaches here every Sunday. It is a neo-gothic style basilica that is undergoing renovation. The facade was cleaned beginning in 2012 to remove the soot on the building and will continue through 2015

    Good for
    • Family
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go to the website to find out when masses are being held.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So impressive! 15/11/2018
    • Stunning Architecture 15/11/2018
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Address:
    460 Madison Ave
    New York City, NY 10022-6863
    Phone:
    +1 212-753-2261
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Staten Island Ferry
    Ferries
    See more photos
    911carolg Says:

    This is an inexpensive way to see the lower Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island from the New York Harbor.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take the subway to South Ferry and go to Staten Island. You can return on the same boat.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ferry good 15/11/2018
    • Amazing views! 15/11/2018
    • Staten Island Ferry
    Address:
    4 South Street
    New York City, NY 10004
    Phone:
    +1 212-839-3061
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:00 a.m. - 12:59 p.m.
    Other:
  • SoHo
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    911carolg Says:

    Home to the first immigrants, SoHo (south of Houston Street) has the Tenement Museum and some good, cheap restaurants.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #80 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun Neighborhood to Explore ... 12/11/2018
    • Visiting from Brisbane 12/11/2018
    • SoHo
    Address:
    South of Houston Street
    New York City, NY 10022
  • Greenwich Village
    Neighbourhoods
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    911carolg Says:

    Off Broadway productions, trendy eateries, and lovely row houses mark where the rich originally lived around Washington Square Park. The area is also home to New York University.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • NOT Henry James 14/11/2018
    • Another bucket list visit 13/11/2018
    • Greenwich Village
    Address:
    14th Street and West of Broadway
    New York City, NY
    Phone:
    646-801-8
    Other:
  • Ellis Island
    Historic Sites, History Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    The history of immigration from Europe and around the world began at Ellis Island for many Americans and their offspring. The museum takes one through the voyage of those coming to America during the late 19th through 20th centuries. A genealogy database is accessible from the computers.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Be sure to book at least six months in advance of the visit by going to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island website. Be prepared for extensive security checks before boarding the ferry to the island.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must see.... 12/11/2018
    • Great history 11/11/2018
    • Ellis Island
    Address:
    New York Harbor
    New York City, NY 10017
    Phone:
    +1 212-363-3206
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    This is a holy place where everyone comes to pay respect to those victims of the attack. Reflecting pools give an air of tranquility. Names are engraved with people and their coworkers. Computers and attendants at the site help visitors find the name of someone lost on 9/11/01. The attendants distribute a roll of paper and crayon for rubbings. Don't be surprised if people from around the world offer help or take photos.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Go online for a time to visit. Tickets to the site are free, but the 9/11 Memorial Museum admission is $25 per person to support the upkeep and pay personnel.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enlightning 15/11/2018
    • A must do in NYC! 15/11/2018
    • The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Address:
    180 Greenwich St
    World Trade Center
    New York City, NY 10007-0089
    Phone:
    +1 212-312-8800
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Little Italy
    Neighbourhoods
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    911carolg Says:

    Little Italy has gotten smaller. It's really no more than a couple of blocks in lower Manhattan adjacent to Chinatown. Ferrara's is the store that sells Italian pastries and desserts. The main attraction of the area occurs in September during the San Genero Festival.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #204 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    • Nothing overly worthy to see 14/11/2018
    • a must see area 12/11/2018
    • Little Italy
    Address:
    Mulberry Street
    New York City, NY 10013
    Phone:
    +1 917-817-9888
    Other:
  • Radio City Music Hall
    Theatres, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    911carolg Says:

    The Christmas and Easter shows featuring the Rockettes are perennial favorites with local and visiting families. Be sure to note the art deco architecture in the building.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy tickets online at discount prices for the Christmas show.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Queues were around the block 15/11/2018
    • Bucket List ✔️ Rocketts 14/11/2018
    • Radio City Music Hall
    Address:
    1260 6th Avenue
    Between 50th and 51st Streets
    New York City, NY 10020
    Phone:
    +1 212-247-4777
    Other:
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
    Art Museums
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    911carolg Says:

    For modern art lovers and film buffs, this is the place to see everything from the iconic impressionists to some doubtful excuses for art.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website for feature films showing at the museum. Also, plan to have lunch at the extraordinary and affordable cafe.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • BEST PLACE EVER 15/11/2018
    • Great Art on Display 14/11/2018
    • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
    Address:
    11 West 53rd Street
    New York City, NY 10019-5401
    Phone:
    +1 212-708-9400
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$25
    Hours:
    Fri
    10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sat - Thu
    10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Lower Manhattan
    Neighbourhoods
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    911carolg Says:

    From the South Street Seaport's museums, retail outlets, restaurants, and access to half-price theatre tickets, you can see where New York began as well as get great views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

    Good for
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely 12/11/2018
    • Big Apple Essential 07/11/2018
    • Lower Manhattan
    Phone:
    +1 646-322-9189
    Other:
  • Times Square Visitors Center
    Visitor Centres
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    911carolg Says:

    The Times Square Visitors Center on Broadway across from the TKTS booth has maps, discount tickets, and brochures for popular tourist sites. Many of the brochures have discount coupons for the venue.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in New York City
    • CROWDS 11/12/2017
    • Great place to get information 17/10/2016
    • Times Square Visitors Center
    Address:
    1560 Broadway
    New York
    New York City, NY 10036-1537
    Phone:
    +1 212-869-1890
    Other:
  • Madison Avenue
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    911carolg Says:

    Upscale shopping at its priciest for the finest luxury items and foods have Madison Avenue its reputation.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 915 Shopping in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Don't Miss Barney's 25/10/2018
    • Nice 11/10/2018
    • Madison Avenue
    Address:
    c/o Madison Avenue Business Improvement District
    59 East 79 Street, Lower Level
    New York City, NY
    Phone:
    +1 212-861-2055
    Other:
  • American Museum of Natural History
    Natural History Museums
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    911carolg Says:

    Besides the favorite dinosaur displays and dioramas of early man and various beasts, the museum has a planetarium featuring a space show and an IMAX theatre.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Buy a New York pass to save on entry fees.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hugh museum, highlights: Dino's and solar system experience 15/11/2018
    • Fantastic museum for dinosaur lovers! 15/11/2018
    • American Museum of Natural History
    Address:
    79th Street
    Central Park West
    New York City, NY 10024
    Phone:
    +1 212-769-5100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
    Other:
  • Park Avenue
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    911carolg Says:

    Park Avenue is home to the wealthiest New Yorkers and foreign residents. Its median changes with the seasons. In Midtown, there is the Plaza Hotel anchoring it to Central Park at 59th St. Upscale shopping and dining are available here.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #122 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ok for passing theough 04/09/2018
    • Worth a walk 15/08/2018
    • Park Avenue
    Address:
    Manhattan
    1049 Park Ave
    New York City, NY 10028-1061
    Other:
  • New York Public Library
    Speciality Museums
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    911carolg Says:

    The New York Public Library at 42 St. and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) houses millions of books for borrowing as well as collections for use in the main reading room and rare books for scholars. All are free!

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • An unexpected must see! 15/11/2018
    • Loved It!! 15/11/2018
    • New York Public Library
    Address:
    476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018
    New York City, NY 10018
    Phone:
    +1 212-930-0800
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Mon
    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Tue - Wed
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Thu
    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Fri
    8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    911carolg Says:

    The "huddles masses yearning to breathe free" Emma Lazarus wrote came through Ellis Island from the late 1800's to the middle of the 20th century. The museum tells of their journey and the history of immigration to America.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Book trip online at least six months in advance. The site is paired with the Statue of Liberty. Expect long lines and extensive security checks several times before being admitted.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Really Interesting! 14/11/2018
    • Who we are... 12/11/2018
    • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    Address:
    Battery Park
    New York City, NY 10017
    Phone:
    +1 212-883-1986
    Other:
  • New York Harbor
    Bodies of Water
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    911carolg Says:

    From shore at the South Street Seaport or alongside the East River in Brooklyn, visitors can see boat traffic, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the lower Manhattan skyline including the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take the Staten Island Ferry for an inexpensive way to take in the views.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #79 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Christmas Salad with grilled Salmon 13/11/2018
    • the views are incredible 03/11/2018
    • New York Harbor
    Phone:
    +1 212-668-3432
    Other:
  • Broadway Theatre
    Theatres
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    911carolg Says:

    Big names, big productions, and long-playing shows characterize Broadway theatre.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Get discount tickets at the TKTS booth on 47 St. and Broadway for same-day productions.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Puppetry 07/11/2018
    • KING KONG THE MUSICAL 30/10/2018
    • Broadway Theatre
    Address:
    1681 Broadway
    New York City, NY 10019-5827
    Phone:
    +1 212-239-6200
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • United Nations Headquarters
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Government Buildings
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    911carolg Says:

    This is the place that is supposed to bring world peace and understanding--at least that was the theory after World War II. Now it's about power and personal gain. Nevertheless, it is a landmark building in New York.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #123 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the visit! 14/11/2018
    • My teenagers loved it 12/11/2018
    • United Nations Headquarters
    Address:
    405 E 42nd St
    1st Avenue
    New York City, NY 10017-3507
    Phone:
    +1 212-963-4475
    Other:
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