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Best things to do in New York

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Rent a boat to row around the pond. Be sure to row under the bridge and beyond the crowds. Beautiful.”
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Park
“Huge park in Brooklyn. Great for having picnics, bike run, sports day or just to go for a walk.”
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Park
“Part old railway track part park. Wonderful walk above the city from 14th street all the way to 34th. Entrance right by Whitney musuem. Great poets, food and ice cream vendors lining the highline on your journey.”
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Art Museum
“One of the best museums in New York with both fantastic permanent collection and rotating exhibitions. Two blocks away.”
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Art Museum
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“Step inside The Met 5th Avenue, a Big Apple institution whose roots go back to 1866, and admire the Beaux-Arts Fifth Avenue façade and Great Hall. Make your way to the American collection to marvel at the epic Washington Crossing the Delaware by Leutze. From there, take a closer look at the magnificent brush strokes of Van Gogh's Wheat Field with Cypresses, found in the extensive European gallery. ”
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Botanical Garden
“If Flowers and Fauna is what you are in for. Look no further than the great Brooklyn Botanical Garden. ”
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Pizza Place
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“Can't go wrong with this hopping and hip pizza joint. Outdoor seating options, inventive entrees and vegetable dishes, as well as yummy cocktails. One of the 'must-do' Brooklyn pizza pilgrimages. ”
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Plaza
“welcome to the center of the world you can get lost in the 400,000 people who visit time square every day”
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Art Museum
“Their permanent collection is incredible, they have Starry Night by Van Gogh. Check their website for what's currently showing. They have free Fridays, so check the website for the time too!”
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Market
“If you are walking the Highline, make sure to get into Chelsea Market. Tons of shops with several restaurants, bakeries and one of the best gelatos in the city!”
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Science Museum
“This is by far my favorite museum in New York! I can and have spent the entire day getting mesmerized by the dinosaurs and butterfly exhibit!”
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Basketball Stadium
“Catch a game or a show at the world famous Barclay center, only a 15 minute walk or a few stops away on the F or R train to Atlantic Ave stop.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Excellent food, excellent variety of music each night, and an awesome place to hang out and socialize... with such wonderful ambiance.”
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Bridge
“Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and eat at wonderful places on the other side.”
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Park
“Historic Greenwich Village concrete-&-green park known for its stately arch & prime people-watching.”
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Pizza Place
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“Unbelievably fresh and delicious cuisine from Northern Italy, and the outdoor space is adorable!”
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