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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
The Morgan Library and Museum, a New York City treasure located near both Penn Station and Grand Central Station, was once the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United...
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476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
one of the best not-so-hidden treasures
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99 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040, USA
The Cloisters, a museum devoted to medieval art and architecture, is a delightful respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC. This tranquil treasure is definitely worth a half day (or more) trip on your next visit. A branch of the Metropolitan...
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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
Think you are overwhelmed by the beautiful churches in Europe? Check out the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. In fact, by area this is the 4th largest church in the world! Not only the building itself is stunning, make...
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2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
If you want to get into the holiday mood, see the annual Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Gardens which has become an annual tradition for lots of families. In the middle of luscious plants and trees, model trains run through New York...
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200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
Brooklyn is one of the most uniquely diverse places on the planet, and the museum embraces that identity. Stepping into an architectural gem of Brooklyn history, I found art, artifacts, and identities I've recognized in other museums around the...
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Randall Manor, Staten Island, NY, USA
One of the best and cheapest things you can do in New York City is take the FREE Staten Island Ferry to the little visited fifth borough. Most people just exit the ferry after the forty-minute ride in Staten Island and get back on the Manhattan...
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4 Cortlandt Alley, New York, NY 10013, USA
The world's "overlooked, dismissed, or ignored" objects are the purview of the delightfully quirky Mmuseumm, which exhibits everything from paintbrushes and Dustbusters to kids' rolling suitcases and empty potato chip bags. It's oddly touching to...
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1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

The McQueen exhibit at The Met is a must see. Greek dinner in Queens, watching engagement shots all over the park in Brooklyn, new architecture, and general people watching.

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New York, NY, USA
Life in NYC is never dull! It is vibrant, exciting and every day is an event, and I absolutely fell in love THE city from the first moment I step foot in it. Human interactions and emotions are in your face and displayed in the open for anyone who...
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Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
In New York City, the perfect getaway when you can't get away is Governors Island. This former Army and Coast Guard post is a cool combination of manicured parkland with art installations and a Stepford-ish ghost town. Its appeal isn't just its...
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Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, USA
This picture is too perfect for February, and it is. It was taken last summer at Coney Island, Brooklyn New York. Weather has been gorgeous in January. I am keeping my finger crossed that this would go on till spring, and then summer for this...
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99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Established in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney as a showcase for American artists, the Whitney continues to be the premier museum in the world for 20th-century American art. It displays masterworks from contemporary artists such as Edward...
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62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
Sitting right along the Hudson River, this 28-acre sports and entertainment complex is the out-of-doors escape from the concrete jungle. From a roller skating rink to a golf club (complete with an academy, driving range, and simulators), this...
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848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA
While it is true that NYC is mostly made of concrete landscapes, we do have some unique outdoor reservoirs open to the world that offer a different view of this cosmopolitan city. Along the West Side Highway, the city has created a track that go...
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210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
I love living in New York for many reasons. The High Line Park is one of them. As some random 'free things in NYC list' put it, 'How did they manage to squeeze so much awesomeness in such a small space?' In New York city no less! The elevated park...
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New York, NY 10018, USA
Bryant Park with 2,753 Chairs in remembrance of the 2,753 lives lost as a result of the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks. This was an interactive public art project by Sheryl Oring.
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22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
While technically the MoMA PS1 is a museum, their Warm-Up summer series is anything but. Every Saturday afternoon/evening, from the months of June through September, the outdoor courtyard turns into a music festival. Besides a slew of top-tier...
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St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
The Bushwick Collective is a must-see for any art connoisseur. Located near the Jefferson stop on the L train, the collective features artwork from both local and international artists. Joe Ficalora, a resident born and raised in Bushwick, curates...
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Little Italy, New York, NY 10013, USA
I live in New York, but the city never ceases to surprise me. I saw this fellow walking along the streets of Little Italy. Stroll through Little Italy and see what bewilderment awaits you. Oh, and grab a cannoli. I personally like the...
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28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
The Sketchbook Project lives within the Brooklyn Art Library, filling their entire left wall from floor to ceiling. Yes, leave it to a place as cool as Brooklyn to have an art library. Anyway, my friend and I stumbled onto this fascinating place...
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44 Eagle St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Wandering through rows of basil and tomatoes, with the Manhattan skyline in the background and volunteers weeding and chatting away, I am struck by an intense 'I (heart) NY' moment. The sunny Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a large urban garden with...
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20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
If walking through New York’s streets seems chaotic, try getting above it all—with a panoramic view from the top of the city’s most famous skyscraper. From above, the beautifully engineered order of the buildings, parks and thoroughfares below is...
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889 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
Since 1986, this kitchen supply store has been selling whimsical, New York-centric plates, bowls, barware, dish towels, and other entertaining doo-dads you'll suddenly feel you can't live without. Want a set of glasses frosted with an image of the...
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828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
If you love books, a visit to the world-famous Strand Book store is a must when you go to New York. The store is most famous for having 18 miles of books which can be overwhelming when you first walk in but everything is super organized on all...
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476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
The New York-themed souvenirs sold around Times Square or along Fifth Avenue tend to be terribly kitschy, cheaply made, and overpriced. For a more lasting, sophisticated reminder of your time in New York, browse the selection at the gift shop of...
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90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
“This weekend flea market is off the hook. You’ll see a lot of Brooklyn-made items and rare 12-inch records. Its winter location is the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank, with chandeliers, marble floors, and high ceilings that remind...
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1050 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
Seek, and antiquers shall find that New York is a paradise of flea markets, vintage shops, and emporia like this one offering up all kinds of goods. The Manhattan Art and Antique Center is in Midtown East, near the tony Sutton Place enclave. Its...
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219 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
For more than a decade, Catbird has been the go-to Brooklyn jeweler for those interested in personalized rings, necklaces, and other accessories. The atelier claims to use gold that is either recycled or fair trade, as well as stones that are...
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285 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
1970s and '80s rock t-shirts, cowboy boots, jean jackets, and flannels that will transport you back to the dawn of Nirvana and Pearl Jam are the specialties at this vintage shop in Williamsburg. Most of the goods on sale are color-coded making...
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848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA
The Meatpacking District is a mecca of design-forward restaurants, bars, clothing boutiques, galleries, and artists' residences in a neighborhood formerly known for its meat warehouses. Today glitter and guts live side by side on the West Side of...
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1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
The Met's rooftop terrace, open from May to late fall, is a delightful spot for a breath of fresh air. Visitors are treated to unobstructed panoramic views of NYC's skyline and Central Park's lush treetops. The cafe serves wine, beer, specialty...
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132 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
When you've had enough of the hectic hustle of tourists and traffic in Times Square, seek refuge at Haven, a rooftop lounge located on the top of the Sanctuary Hotel on 47th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. The owners of this chic establishment...
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32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106, USA
Don't limit your art experiences to just Manhattan. There's plenty of new and innovating exhibits to see in Queens, too. Not only will you have a great view of the New York City skyline from the Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, but you'll get...
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75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
A good market not only brings the best goods and foods from around the world to your city, but also transports you to their origin. Spend a few hours to a few minutes getting lost at Chelsea Market. Located on 9th Ave between 15th and 16th, just...
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1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
If walls could talk, you’d be stuck in conversation with the Fillmore for hours. The building was a dance hall when it opened in 1912 and a roller rink during the 1940s, and led its first concerts in 1952 with artists like James Brown and...
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18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465, USA
I absolutely love how in Colorado every single person has at least one dog, and a vast majority are rescue dogs--you have got to love CO! Grab a friendly pet and take a hike up by Red Rocks or a yoga class held in the amphitheater, now that is...
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815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
This is D.C.'s hub of music history and culture for nearly 34 years.
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6 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002, USA
"Nothing beats the Bowery. We’ve probably played here more than anywhere else in the world. It’s a nostalgic concert hall for us, and one of the better places to see live music in New York. I often opt out of bigger venues in the city,...
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7929 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA
Discover new music in one of L.A.'s most stories venues. This unassuming building on Santa Monica Boulevard opened its doors in 1957 and has welcome rock and roll greats ever since. Bob Dylan made his debut here, so did Elton John, comedian...
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1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Blues Alley is a Washington, D.C., landmark. Music lovers of all types will be hooked by this gem of a jazz club. The venue gets its name from its location: an alley off Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. You'll probably need to look for the sign...
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726 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Preservation Hall is the best spot in the French Quarter for live jazz. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will take you back to the early 20th century with some of the hottest jazz you ever did hear. A must-see when you're in N'awlins.
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402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
There are dozens of gigs, every night, in Nashville. But there's only one must-see. Not everyone knows about the Time Jumpers' regular Monday night slot at the Station Inn, but that's a good thing, because it's already a weekly sell out. They are...
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305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
The Belmont is a state-of-the-art music venue space in the Warehouse District. The new Belmont boasts a cutting edge sound and light system and hosts music ranging from indie rock and electronic dance music to what’s the next hottest band! You can...
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116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
The original home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman is a place of pilgrimage for every country music fan. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see a gig there—so we went one better and got up onstage ourselves. The Ryman tour—a good...
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170 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014, USA
There's only one place that I made sure to visit every single time I came to New York City before I was a resident. It didn't matter how long or short my stay was, my pilgrimage to 19th Street, up a flight of steep stairs and into the hallowed...
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67 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Add the Palmer Trading Company to your when-I-go-to-New-York-I-always-have-to-stop-at list. Boston natives David and Willy have pulled off Americana just right with their Soho store. I would have walked out with more than just a tie had I not been...
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89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
I love gazing at the star studded ceiling here. And if you haven't already, check out the whispering walls on the way down to the lower concourse.
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Union Square, New York, NY 10003, USA
One thing that NYC does not have enough of (compared to other major cities like London or Barcelona) are farmers' markets. I always felt pretty lucky having this market a hop skip and a jump away from my apartment and whenever I'm taking the...
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11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Printin' is a wonderful exhibit that challenges traditional ideas of what print could be, encompassing prints, drawings, films, photographs, sculptures and more. Spent a fun afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art. Worth checking out! Moma.org
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Manhattan, NY 10036, USA
Whenever I get back to the USA from my new European home, I just have to get to New York City. I'm from across the river in Jersey but feel that the city is a part of home, having been going here since I was a kid. And look, the top billboard here...
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W 72nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
My son Julian laughing over the Imagine mosaic. Over one my generation icons... Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York City.
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686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
At this independent bookstore, sunlight streams onto industrial tables covered by books. They’ve got a range of titles about New York, Fort Greene, and photography.—Jason Lampkin
See all of Jason Lampkin’s favorite places in Fort...
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2246 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, USA
Westsider Rare and Used Books is a great off-the-beaten-track shop where you can check out books ranging from Oscar Wilde to Malcolm Gladwell (two of my favorites), to “rare and used books” in other languages. The treat is really in...
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154 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Three Lives bookstore in the historic West Village caters to serious book-lovers. The individually owned store and its employees are warm and full of character—it feels like you wandered into your best friend’s (large) library in which...
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Old Dock St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
You know a carousel must be quite special if it is the first to make the National Register of Historic Places. Jane's Carousel, located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, is truly unique. The fully-restored antique carousel...
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15 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
East Village's Other Music is the most likely place in New York to find serious audiophiles by day. The store sells a large selection of hard-to-find vinyl and a staff whose opinions you can trust better than a Pitchfork review.
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990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA
Participating in the Japanese tradition of hanami, or "flower viewing" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during springtime is one of the simplest pleasures I've had that didn't involve food. For four weeks, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is home to pink...