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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.

Park
“Very large park with many trails to follow. Great for strolling, biking, running.”
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Park
“An elevated train track turned walking park in the famous meatpacking and chelsea area.”
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Park
“Great place for a run or a walk. When the weather's warm, you can grab a blanket, wine and some food and go out there and be surrounded by a zillion fire flies. ”
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Art Museum
“They just opened a Frida Kahlo exhibit (ends May 12, 2019). It's pay as wish all year long and they have Target First Saturdays every first Saturday of the month.”
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Art Museum
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“Sit on the steps or wander the different installations. One of my favorite places to wander around on a weekday while everyone else is at work. ”
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Pizza Place
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“The most famous pizza in NYC Ask what pizza they don't have on the menu Get the salad with the dried mushrooms. My God ”
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Botanical Garden
“Gorgeous in the spring- catch the cherry blossoms if you can. There's a kids section as well with a discovery center. ”
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Plaza
“A total tourist trap that most locals avoid, but definitely worth a quick visit. Nighttime is the only time to go. Spend a few minutes looking around, take some pictures, and then go to the North end of the triangular pedestrian island located at Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets, and listen: you'll hear Max Neuhaus' sound sculpture, "Times Square" wafting up through the grates, which it's been doing since 1977. Most people walk right over it without knowing! Check it out! And then get the hell out of Times Square! ”
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Art Museum
“Best of the best. I don't spend much time uptown, but MoMA is worth the trip. While you're there, you might as well visit Central Park.”
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Market
“This is a must for all visitors. seafood, tacos, groceries, French restaurant, Pizza, Korean noodle shop, sushi, wine, bakery, ice cream and lots more. All under one roof!”
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Basketball Stadium
“Many different performances - music, professional basketball (NY Nets) Hockey, Boxing, WWF, etc. ”
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Science Museum
“The Museum of Natural History always has stunning and life-like exhibits that will blow you away. Take the M-79 cross town bus and it is just on the other side of Central Park.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Named in honor of the legendary Harlem speakeasy that attracted neighborhood folk, jazz greats, authors, politicians and some of the most noteworthy figures of the 20th century such as Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Nat King Cole and James Baldwin. ”
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Bridge
“The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge. Must see place.”
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Building
“On a clear day a visit to the top of this icon is totally worth the wait. The crisp, clear days of fall and winter are the best (it's less crowded, too) but any time the weather is clear will afford breathtaking views; the building itself is gorgeous as well. As with most popular tourist spots, it's better to get there early in the day. ”
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Pizza Place
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“Neapolitan pizza from a wood-burning oven served in a rustic setting that includes a coffee bar. Beautiful outdoor space in the summer.”
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