Must see attractions in New York City

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    Known for its excellent installations, this 4000-sq-ft gallery is an anchor of the downtown art scene with monthly solo and group shows.

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    Lesley Heller

    Catch emerging artists at this small, culturally minded space on a gallery-lined stretch of Orchard St.

  • New York Aquarium

    This kid-friendly aquarium has several different exhibits around its central courtyard. Penguins, otters and seals frolic in the Sea Cliffs display. The…

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    Cooper Union Building

    The large brownstone Cooper Union is a private college offering degrees in architecture, fine arts and engineering; it was founded by glue millionaire…

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    Ravenite Social Club

    Now a designer shoe store, this was once the Ravenite Social Club, an infamous mobster hangout. It was right here that big hitters such as John Gotti (as…

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    All People’s Garden

    This small community garden provides a quick dose of greenery when out exploring the East Village. Hours vary depending on when members are there to do…

  • B

    The oldest building in Central Park, the Blockhouse is a military fortification from the War of 1812. It's located in the North Woods, on the west side of…

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    Eastern States Buddhist Temple

    This storefront temple smack in the middle of Chinatown's bustle is a quiet little refuge lined with hundreds of Buddhas. You can buy a souvenir or…

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    Montgomery Place

    This shady, one-block street contains a coveted series of beaux-arts row houses, most of which were built by Paris-educated Charles Pierrepont Henry…

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    6th & B Garden

    The 6 & B Garden is a well-organized community garden that hosts free movie screenings, music events, workshops and yoga sessions; check the website for…

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    Brisas del Caribe

    This is one of the tiniest community gardens in the East Village, worth a peek if you're strolling past.