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Top Choice Park in Upper West Side & Central Park

Central Park

One of the world’s most renowned green spaces, Central Park spreads across 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, a lake and a reservoir — n…
Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This sprawling encyclopedic museum, founded in 1870, houses one of the largest art collections in the world. Its permanent collection has more than two million individual objects, from Egyptian temples to American p…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Upper West Side & Central Park

Lincoln Center

This stark arrangement of gleaming Modernist temples house some of Manhattan’s most important performance companies: the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet and the iconic Metropolitan Opera House, whose…
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Grand Central Terminal

Completed in 1913, Grand Central Terminal – more commonly, if technically incorrectly, called Grand Central Station – is one of New York’s beaux-arts beauties. Adorned with Tennessee-marble floors and Italian-marble…
Top Choice Landmark in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Ellis Island

Ellis Island is America's most famous and historically important gateway. Between 1892 and 1924, over 12 million immigrants passed through this processing station, their dreams in tow. Today, its Immigration Museum …
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Chrysler Building

Designed by William Van Alen in 1930, the 77-floor Chrysler Building is prime-time architecture: a fusion of Moderne and Gothic aesthetics, adorned with steel eagles and topped by a spire that screams Bride of Frank…
Top Choice Bridge in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Brooklyn Bridge

A New York icon, the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, was the world’s first steel suspension bridge. Indeed, when it opened in 1883, the 1596ft span between its two support towers was the long…
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Rockefeller Center

This 22-acre 'city within a city' debuted at the height of the Great Depression, with developer John D Rockefeller Jr footing the $100 million price tag. Taking nine years to build, it was America's first multi-use …
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Empire State Building

This limestone classic was built in just 410 days – using seven million hours of labor during the Great Depression – and the view from its 86th-floor outdoor deck and 102nd-floor indoor deck are heavenly. Alas, the …
Top Choice Museum in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

National September 11 Memorial Museum

Just beyond the reflective pools of the September 11 Memorial is the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Architecturally intriguing and deeply moving, its collection of artifacts, video, photographs and audio cre…