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St Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick's Cathedral

If the white marble spires soaring 100m above Madison Avenue pique your interest, step into the largest Gothic cathedral in the nation to see two gorgeous Tiffany altarpieces and an astonishing 9,000-pipe organ. Completed in 1878, the... Read More

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

  If you want to take a romantic boat ride past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, you can pay to ride on one of the pleasure cruisers that dot the waters south of Manhattan, or you can take this free 24-hour ferry. Get off to... Read More

Panorama of the City of New York

Panorama of the City of New York

You know in your gut that New York is a big city, but when you’re standing over it –a 868m 2 model of it, at least – it becomes overwhelmingly clear. Consisting of 895,000 individual structures, the sprawling diorama was built... Read More

NYC Transit Museum

NYC Transit Museum

Housed in a decommissioned subway station from 1936, this museum delves into the century-plus history of NYC’s formidable mass-transit system. Learn about the subway’s artwork, deserted stations, design and all the ways that... Read More

9/11 Memorial & One World Trade Center

9/11 Memorial & One World Trade Center

On its completion in late 2013, One World Trade Center will stand at a symbolic 1,776 feet (1776 was the year America declared independance) and will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the third tallest in the world. Read More

Museum of National History

Museum of National History

The motherlode for science geeks, history buffs and dinosaur enthusiasts. Visit for whales, IMAX movies, the 750 creatures in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the stars in the Planetarium Space Theater… Best of all, it’s all free,... Read More

Merchant's House Museum

Merchant's House Museum

Come see what life was like for New York’s wealthy mercantile class in this well preserved 19 th -century home. It features three floors of period furnishings and belongings, not to mention the ghosts of the Tredwells, the family who... Read More

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

C all ahead for a tour of a historic apartment block that housed Italian, Greek and Polish immigrants in the early part of the 20th century. The building contains restored dwellings and businesses of past residents and merchants... Read More

High Line Park

High Line Park

A n elevated freight train line transformed into an above-ground park, since opening in 2009 the High Line has become an essential part of their recreational life for many native New Yorkers. It boasts seasonal gardens, outdoor artwork... Read More

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

One hundred years old this year with a packed programme to celebrate its centennial. But at anytime, it’s a must-visit for the celestial ceiling mural above the vast main concourse, the gourmet food market, great shopping and... Read More

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

  Lovers of the macabre or literary buffs should visit the modest farmhouse in the Bronx where Gothic horror writer Edgar Allan Poe (he of The Fall of the House of Usher and The Raven ) spent his final years in surprisingly... Read More

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

The wait can be long but the view is beyond worth it. Once the elevator catapults you 102 stories to the top of the second tallest building in NYC, the view is spectacular. If you can’t face the lines at the Empire State, try the Top... Read More

Central Park

Central Park

It is the most-visited urban park in the entire USA but it is still possible to lose the crowds. Try renting a bicycle: it’s about $20 for two hours, or you can sign up with Central Park Bike Tours for a more structured exploration.... Read More

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

  Stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan for 2km of world-class, revitalised public waterfront with promenades, gardens, playgrounds, picnic areas and a host of other amenities. Then there are the views back across the... Read More

Brooklyn Brewery Tours

Brooklyn Brewery Tours

Spend an afternoon in hip and quirky Williamsburg taste-testing local brews. Brooklyn Brewery hosts free tours at 5pm sharp Mon-Thur, and on the hour from 6-11pm Fri, 1-5pm Sat and 1-4pm Sun. The tour concludes with guided tastings of... Read More

Arthur Avenue

Arthur Avenue

This legendary avenue in the Bronx is an Italian-flavoured wonderland filled with restaurants, bakeries, and shops selling unique and delicious delicacies. Check out Mike’s Deli (2344 Arthur Avenue), known for its classic Italian... Read More


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