Top 10 Things to Do 10 New York City
In this article, we’ll show you 10 best things to do in New York City. The suggestions are based on our exciting trip to the city that never sleeps.
We also created a mobile-friendly .pdf document covering all places in this video including maps, links, opening hours, and other information plus 10 additional attractions so that you can avoid the hustle and stress when you’re in New York and help support our YouTube channel Hungry Passport.Scroll to the bottom of this article to get yours.
Here are our top 10 picks:
NUMBER 10: TIMESSQUARE
Times Square is one of the busiest pedestrian areas in theworld, located in the heart of Manhattan. It is famous for its enormous electrifiedads creating a surreal neon atmosphere, as well as famous theatres, shopping,and dining. Times Square is also the center of New York’s entertainmentindustry with its Broadway Theater District, and the venue of New Year’s Eveball drop.
NUMBER 9: ONE WORLDOBSERVATORY AND 9/11 MEMORIAL
One World Observatory is an observation deck situated on the top floors of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America. Check out our .pdf guide for a full list of best views of the city.
One World Trade Center is the main building of the area known as World Trade Center complex, rebuilt after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
V view from One World Observatory
Just outside the Freedom Tower, there is the 9/11 memorial, located exactly where the World Trade Center twin towers once stood, represented by two square reflecting pools. The 9/11 Museum is also part of the memorial.
Don’t miss the Oculus, animpressive terminal station on the PATH system, part of the World Trade Centercomplex, which peacefully blends with the surrounding architecture.
NUMBER 8: PARKS
New York City is home to hundredsof parks and recreation areas offering a great escape from the busy citystreets. Here are some of the best parks in New York City:
The High Line, a nearly 1.5-mile-long (2.3 km) elevated park, built on a former railroad spur, redesigned as a livingsystem full of amazing green areas above New York.
Central Park, the mostvisited urban park in the United States, and probably one of the most famousparks in the world. It spreads across 843acres (341 ha) and features lakes, meadows, impressive buildingsand much more.
New York is also full of smaller but equally impressive parks such as Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan.
Check out our .pdf guide for more park suggestions.
NUMBER 7: ICONICBUILDINGS
New York would not be New York without its unique skyline stretching across the Manhattan island.
The Big Apple is home to numerous unique and world-famous buildings, such as The Vessel, Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza and many more.
NUMBER 6: LITTLEITALY & CHINATOWN
Two neighborhoods which played a crucial role in the culturalhistory of New York are Little Italy and Chinatown located in lowerManhattan.
Little Italy or Piccola Italia was once a largesettlement of Italian immigrants. It was a known mobster meeting place, infact, you can even take a mafia walking tour. Today Little Italy is still hometo several Italian restaurants and cafés, but the majority of the originalItalian population relocated.
Chinatown is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population in the Western Hemisphere estimated between 90,000 and 100,000. The neighborhood is full of Chinese restaurants, shops, as well as other cultural organizations.
NUMBER 5: MUSEUMS
New York City is oneof the world’s main centers for culture and art and home to numerousmuseums. Let’s name just a fewof the most famous museums in New York:
Guggenheim Museum isthe permanent home to Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporaryart, as well as several temporary exhibitions. Even if impressionism is notyour thing, the building itself, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a work ofart.
MoMA or Museum ofModern Art offers a collection of modern and contemporary art and is alsohome to film and design displays and performances.
New York TransitMuseum in Brooklyn offers a glimpseof amazing history of New York’s complex transit system. The museum is locatedin a former subway station and displays a collection of subway trains from thebeginning until now.
Check out our .pdf guide for the list and a special map of the must-see museums in New York City.
NUMBER 4: GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
Grand Central Terminal is a world-famous commuter train terminal in Midtown Manhattan. The building also features shops and restaurants spread out through several different levels. You will probably recognize the Main Concourse with its iconic clock in the middle from the movies, as it is a popular meeting place. Don’t miss the whispering gallery located below the Main Concourse.
NUMBER 3: BROOKLYNBRIDGE
The Brooklyn Bridge connectsBrooklyn and Manhattan, two of New York’s five boroughs, crossing the EastRiver. When opened in 1883 it was the largest suspension bridge in the world. BrooklynBridge is 1,596 feet (486 meters) long and 277 feet (84 meters) tall and is oneof the main tourist attractions in New York City.
NUMBER 2: WALL STREET
New York City would probably not be one of the world’s main financial centers without Wall Street. Wall Street is an actual street, located in Manhattan’s financial district but over the years the word Wall Street became a synonym for the American financial markets.
Don’t miss New York Stock Exchange building, the Federal Hall or Trinity Church and two impressive statues: Fearless Girl and Charging Bull. Find more information in our travel guide.
NUMBER 1: STATUE OFLIBERTY AND ELLIS ISLAND
Liberty Enlightening the World or what we know today simply as the Statue of Liberty is a 151-feet-tall (46 m) statue located on the Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. The statue was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States in 1886.
On the adjacent Ellis Island, you will find another museum, dedicated to the former immigration inspection station which operated on the island from 1892 to 1954. The American Museum of Immigration offers a glimpse of what it was like for people arriving in America for the first time, trying to find a better life. Find more information in our Travel Guide.
We created a mobile-friendly .pdf document covering all places in this video including maps, links, opening hours, and other information plus 10 additional attractions so that you can avoid the hustle and stress when you’re in New York and help support our YouTube channel Hungry Passport.
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