Things to do in New York

New York, often called New York City to distinguish from New York State, or NYC for short is the most populous city in the United States. New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.

Tourist Attractions

*Central Park

*Statue of Liberty National Monument

*The Metropolitan Museum of Art

*Times Square

*Empire State Building

*The Museum of Modern Art

*Brooklyn Bridge

*The High Lane

*Broadway and theatre district

*Chelsea Market

*Manhattan Bridge

*City Hall

*Madam Tussauds

*Trinity Church

*Vessel

*9/11 Memorial & Museum

*Brooklyn Botanical Garden

*One World Trade Center

*Fifth Avenue

*St. Patrick’s Cathedral

*Carnegie Hall

*Wall Street

*Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Local Delicacies

*New York style Pizza

*Bagel

*Hamburger

*Pastrami and corned beef sandwich

*Matzo ball soup

*Hot dog

*Manhattan clam chowder

*Fried chicken and waffle

*New York cheesecake

*Soft pretzel

*Tacos

*Street meat

Where to shop

*The Upper East Side

*Soho

*Nolita

*East Village

*Canal Street

*West Village

*Williamsburg

*Park Slope

*Chelsea Market

*Macy’s Herald Square

*Saks Fifth Avenue

*Brookfield Place

*Grand Central Market

*Union Square

*China Town

*Madison Avenue

Things to buy

*Great New York Souvenirs Ideas (e.g., T-shirt, glasses, keychains with ‘I Love New York’ wordings)

*Trinkets from Museum of the City of New York

*The Museum of Modern Art Souvenirs

*New York Flea Markets Gems

*Assorted Broadway Merchandize

*Unique Long Island Wine

*Christmas Ornaments

*locally made crafts at Artists & Fleas

the versatile Bagel salts

*New York Chocolates

When to visit New York

The best time to visit New York City is from April to June and September to early November when the weather is warm and pleasant but the tourist crowds are not overwhelming. The cheapest time to visit New York is on weekends from mid-January to the end of February.


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