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828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
“18 Miles of Books” is the slogan at this nearly century-old Union Square bookshop—and it’s not hyperbole. The Strand’s warren of high-ceilinged rooms contains more than 2.5 million new and used titles, and browsing...
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art—or, commonly, the Met—is one of the world's great museums, alongside the Louvre, the British Museum, and a handful of others. It would be easy to devote an entire week's visit to the museum alone, and...
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA
This spiraling white concrete structure, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is one of the most iconic buildings in NYC, if not in all of the USA. This is one museum where the building itself is as interesting as the exhibition inside. First check out...
3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
An hour and a half train ride from Manhattan’s Grand Central Station, Dia: Beacon is set along the Hudson River, with the gardens around the property being enough reason to travel out. The museum itself is an old industrial building that lends...
1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
Head up Fifth Avenue from Loews Regency and the first museum you'll hit will be the Frick Collection, at 70th Street. This small museum houses one of the preeminent collections of works by Old Masters, counting important paintings by Hals, van...
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, USA
For most of its history, the Whitney Museum, originally founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1931, was located on New York's Upper East Side, in the building that now houses the Met Breuer. In 2015, it reopened in a new, larger space designed...
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