Abigail Adams Smith Museum - Federal style decorative exhibits. A garden surrounds this 1799 carriage house.
American Craft Museum - Covers a broad spectrum of 20th Century American crafts in every medium.
American Museum of the Moving Image - Motion pictures, television, video and electronic multi-media history.
American Museum of Natural History - MUST-SEE! Devoted to presenting the natural sciences, big, all-day event.
American Scandinavian Foundation - Often has exhibits featuring Scandinavian artists.
Americas Society - Exhibits of South & Central American art.
Aqueduct Raceway - One of the most important thouroughbred horse racing facilities in the U.S.A.
Asia Society Galleries, The - Ancient and modern Asian art including the Rockefeller collection.
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts - International decorative arts exhibits.
Battery Park (includes Castle Clinton and Battery Park City) You can get to the Statue of Liberty from here.
Bronx Museum of the Arts - Modern and Contemporary Art with ethnic themes reflecting local demographics.
Bronx Zoo, The - The biggest urban zoo in the U.S.A., this all day event even has a monorail and skyrides. Full day.
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel - Longest underwater vehicle tunnel in North America.
Brooklyn Bridge, The - MUST-SEE! You can't buy it but you can walk on it! A 19th century engineering marvel.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden - The wife and I took a romantic stroll here once, lots of roses.
Brooklyn Children's Museum - Hands-on, child geared exhibits.
Brooklyn Museum of Art - A broad spectrum, Goya, Degas, Monet, Courbet, Egyptian art and much more.
Carnegie Hall - This is a world famous performance hall/theater. I even saw Carl Sagan & Isaac Asimov there!
Cathedral of St John the Divine, The - A gothic revival w/ 17th cent. tapestries, under construction since 1892.
Central Park - MUST-SEE! Has a zoo, Carousel, walking tours, horse-drawn carriages, sports playing fields, boating & more.
Childrens Museum of Manhattan, The - My daughter liked it! 5 floors of hands-on exhibits.
Childrens Museum of the Arts, The - Includes international childrens art and hands-on exhibits.
China Institute, The - A smaller museum featuring traditional chinese arts and crafts.
Chinatown - MUST-SEE! It's growing and growing, little Italy has been absorbed by it and it's an epicural treat.
Chrysler Building, The - MUST-SEE! Stunning art deco building, you must go into the lobby and see this ornate wonder!
City Center - A theater center devoted to presenting diverse types of music, dance and theatrical performances.
City Hall & City Hall Park - Built in 1812, see the Governor's room furnished in antiques. It's FREE and near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Cloisters, The - Exclusively European medieval art & structures, operated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Conference House, The - National historic landmark, Staten Island, dtd. 1670's, peace conference here to prevent Amer. Revolution (failed of course).
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum - affiliated with the Smithsonian and housed in the former Andrew Carnegie mansion.
Downtown Athletic Club - Home of the Heisman Trophy.
Ellis Island National Monument and Immigration Museum - Millions of immigrants passed through these portals, next to the Statue of Liberty.
Empire State Building, The - MUST-SEE! Stunning panoramic views from the observation deck.
Equitable Gallery, The - Diverse art genres displayed.
Federal Hall National Landmark - Across from the New York Stock Exchange, New York was the site of the 1st U.S. capital.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Only Fort Knox has more gold. Contact beforehand before touring.
Flatiron Bldg. - This 1902 building looks so cool (it looks like a wedge from above), you have to catch a picture of it.
Forbes Magazine Galleries - Includes Faberge eggs, toy soldiers, historical documents, paintings, photos & more.
Fraunces Tavern Museum - Once bombed by terrorists, this famous 18th century tavern focuses on Amer. History.
Frick Collection, The - Features a collection spanning 7 centuries of sculpture, paintings and decorative art.
George Washington Bridge - Connects New Jersey with upper Manhattan.
Governors Island - Once a military base for various branches of the U.S. armed forces, very interesting old fortifications!
Guggenheim Museum, The Solomon R. - MUST-SEE! Frank Lloyd Wright designed building and an eclectic art collection.
Guggenheim Museum Soho - Special exhibitions and overflow display space to the extensive Guggenheim collection.
Gracie Mansion - Traditional home of the mayor of New York City.
Grand Central Terminal - MUST-SEE! Beautifully restored, incredible zodiac light ceiling, useful bustling commuter center.
Grant's Tomb (a.k.a. General Grant National Memorial) - Crypt of Ulysses S. Grant & his wife Julia, dangerous at night.
Greenwich Village - Much more than the city's gay/lesbian epicenter; hetero's have a blast here too!
Hayden Planetarium - MUST-SEE! Now a component of the Rose Center for Earth and Space
Hispanic Society of America, The - Art from Spain, Portugal, the Americas and an extensive library.
Holland Tunnel, The - Long underwater tunnel connecting New Jersey and Manhattan.
Hotel Chelsea - Built in 1884, so many famous people lived here, see the lobby, the music store & their site.
IBM Building - MUST-SEE! - See the tranquil public space with living bamboo trees inside & cool river sculpture outside.
International Center of Photography, The - Photographic art works.
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum - MUST-SEE! Aircraft carrier, submarine, includes the SR-71 (the worlds fastest jet plane).
Islamic Cultural Center - Architecturally interesting domed mosque and minaret.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - a humongous, ultra-modern convention center, the largest in the city.
Jacques Marchais Center of Tibetan Art - Way out on Staten Island, biggest collection in the western hemisphere.
Japan Society Gallery - Classical and modern Japanese works of art including touring exhibits.
Jewish Museum, The - Religious and historical Jewish art.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts offers several different tours and also includes these famous entities:
Lincoln Tunnel - A Vehicular toll tunnel with 3 tubes connecting New Jersey with Manhattan.
Little Italy - A ghost of it's former self, China town has surrounded it and one by one the buildings become chinese-owned.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum - Recreates the common living experience of 1900's N.Y.C. dwellers.
Macys at 34th St. Herald Square - This amazing department store is the last of it's kind, it's NOT a mall experience.
Madison Square Garden - NY Knicks, NY Rangers, other teams, circuses, animal shows, tennis, boxing, exhibitions, much more. They also offer the "All Access Tour" where you get a behind the scenes look at the facility.
Manhattan Bridge - The entry arch is significant, it crosses the east river, next north of Brooklyn Bridge (easy to see from South St. Seaport.
Manhattan Municipal Building - Near Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall & Police Plaza, see the golden angelic statue atop its pinnacle.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The - MUST-SEE! A real Egyptian temple, ancient to modern art, overwhelming! >1 day.
Museo Del Barrio, El - Latin American art in many mediums including Puerto Rican folk art.
Museum for African Art, The - Changing art exhibits from the continent.
Museum of American Folk Art - Across from Lincoln Center and displaying traditional American folk art.
Museum of the City of New York - Describing the history of the great city via various historical artifacts & media.
Museum of Jewish Heritage - Memorial to the Holocaust located in Battery Park,
Museum of Modern Art, The - a.k.a. MoMA, it presents works from a ginormous collection.
Museum of Television & Radio, The - Located in a 17-floor custom designed ediface, displays the history of T.V. and radio.
National Academy of Design - Design art museum/gallery.
National Museum of the American Indian - a Smithsonian Institution museum.
New Museum of Contemporary Art in Soho, The - presents art created in recent years.
New York Aquarium - In Coney Island, this is an excellent aquarium with dolphin shows, sharks and much more.
New York Botanical Garden, The - Offers tram, golf cart and walking tours. One of the most beautiful collections of flora on Earth.
New York City Fire Museum - Antique fire-fighting equipment and presenting the distinguished history of "New York's Best"
New York City Transit Museum, The - Full scale train cars in an actual subway station. Currently being renovated.
New York Commodities Exchange (a.k.a. New York Board of Trade) - You'll never see more controlled-chaos anywhere else!
New York Life Insurance Company Bldg. - Walk through the lobby of this 1928 New York Classic. Feel old New York!
New York Stock Exchange - MUST-SEE! They have a free visitors gallery.
New York City Subway System, The - MUST-SEE! Thrilling and perfectly safe in most areas, scary and dark in some.
New York Hall of Science - On the grounds of the former World's Fairs '39 & '64, hands-on science museum.
New York Historical Society, The - A museum and library with millions of important historical documents.
New York Public Library, The - MUST-SEE! - Although there are many interesting branches, you MUST SEE the one at 42nd St. & 5th Ave.
NY Boat Charter - Offering yachts, sailing and fishing boats for 1 to 600 passengers; daily, hourly & weekly.
Orchard St. - Interesting old time sidewalk hawking of apparel. Bustling.
Pennsylvania Station (Madison Square Garden Above) - Mega commuter node, the definition of New York City commuting!
Pierpont Morgan Library - In the former residence of J.P. Morgan, rare books from the dawn of printing to the present.
Police Bldg., The (old) - NOT Police Plaza, it's the former N.Y.C. Police headquarters, copper-top dome and interesting fascade.
Police Plaza - Unremarkable exterior, but the epicenter of police operations in N.Y.C., next to City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge & Municipal Bldg.
Queensborough Bridge - Unremarkable.
Queens Museum of Art, The - Features a scale model of NYC, last updated early '90's, on the old Worlds Fair Grounds.
Radio City Music Hall (Don't Miss NBC Studios, also see Rockerfeller Center) - see the Rockettes and more.
Richmondtown Restoration - On Staten Island, 17th century lifestyle re-enactment, 25 restored buildings, 1 built in 1695!
Rockerfeller Center (also see Radio City Music Hall) - MUST-SEE! see the murals and underground tunnels.
Roosevelt Island Tramway - take a ride over the East River. Quiet on residential Roosevelt Island, but a fun ride.
Rose Center For Earth and Space - Ultra-modern complex which absorbed the Hayden Planetarium.
St. Patricks Cathedral (Across from Rockerfeller Center) - a GINORMOUS Catholic house of worship.
South Street Seaport - MUST-SEE! major tourist stop, tall ships, Fulton Fish Market, mall-like shopping experience, Titanic memorial lighthouse, more!
South Street Seaport Museum - The rich nautical history of South Street Seaport on display.
Staten Island Ferry, The - MUST-SEE! Best panoramic view of N.Y on the upper back deck, see Statue of Liberty & Verrazano Bridge.
Staten Island Zoo - A nice small zoo featuring a tropical forest setting with bats, a large collection of reptiles and an acquarium with sharks and piranhas.
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Museum - MUST-SEE! - Currently closed to viewing from within, the grounds are still open. When it re-opens, you'll find that walking up the spiral staircase to the head is quite memorable.
Strand Bookstore - More than 8 miles of used books. Not one of those cookie-cutter chain book stores!
Studio Museum in Harlem, The - African descended artists works presented.
Temple Emanu-El - a Jewish temple located in an interestingly designed structure.
Theater District - The center of the New York professional theater universe, see the world famous musicals & plays. Links to plays coming here.
Times Square - Completely transformed into a family friendly environment (REALLY!) It is completely new and unbelievable eye candy.
Tribeca - This neighborhood of converted warehouses is a trendy rising star of epicure and art.
Trinity Church (and museum) - See famous Alexander Hamilton's grave and other notable figures. Near Wall St.
Trump Tower - MUST-SEE! - Cool waterfall, giant geodes, stone everything, neat upper outdoor balcony. (IBM bldg. next door!)
Ukrainian Museum - Once a dominant ethnic group in the east village, presents Ukrainian art including Easter eggs.
United Nations, The - MUST-SEE! - When you are on their property, you have legally left the U.S.A.! It's a cool feeling.
United States Customs House - Incredibly ornate building which now houses the National Museum of the American Indian (above)
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - You can only drive over it, no walking allowed. Seen from Staten Island Ferry. Longest suspension bridge in N. America.
Wall St. Area - Walk down some of the narrow side streets and be amazed at how little light penetrates some of them.
Washington Square Park - MUST-SEE! - Hyper-human activity surrounded by NYU (private university w/many blgs.) & Greenwich Village.
Whitney Museum of American Art - a.k.a. "The Whitney", another super-power art museum.
Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris - note the hanging mobile sculptures in this smaller space.
Williamsburg Bridge - Unremarkable.
Woolworth Building, The - Lost in a competition with the Chrysler Building to be the tallest of its time.
Yankee Stadium - See the beloved New York Yankees powerful baseball team. Outside the stadium use auto-theft deterrent systems, keep eyes open.
Yeshiva University Museum - Jewish ceremonial religious objects and rare literature and art. Moved to The Center for Jewish History.
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