Popular Areas in New York

Attractions in New York City sorted by visitor popularity
  • Statue of Liberty
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    A short boat trip brings you from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France for the centennial of America’s Independence which now symbolizes the USA and New York in particular.
  • Times Square
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    Times Square, the most bustling square of New York is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and electronic billboards. It is one of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps.
  • Brooklyn Bridge
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    The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and 1883, connects Brooklyn with Manhattan. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in all of New York City.
  • Empire State Building
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    A visit to the most famous skyscraper in the world is a must when you go to New York. From the top, you have a great view over Midtown and the rest of New York City.
  • Central Park
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    Central Park was the first large city park in the United States. The design by Olmsted and Vaux has been copied all over the world. Originally situated in a sparsely populated area, the park is now surrounded by highrises.
  • Chrysler Building
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    The Chrysler building is one of the most famous and most beloved skyscrapers in New York City. The Art Deco tower was the tallest building in the world when constructed in 1930.
  • Fifth Avenue
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    Fifth Avenue is one of the world’s most famous streets. The street is not only a shopping paradise with numerous flagship stores, it also boast some famous landmarks like St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Trump Tower.
  • Rockefeller Center
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    Rockefeller Center, originally known as Radio City, is a complex of buildings developed in the midst of the Great Depression. Originally the complex consisted of 14 buildings, the 70 story RCA building being the tallest.
  • World Trade Center
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    The World Trade Center is an office complex that once featured the world’s tallest skyscraper. It is now replaced by a new office complex and a memorial that honors the victims of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the former WTC’s Twin Towers.
  • Grand Central Terminal
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    Grand Central Terminal is one of the greatest railway stations in the world. The grand Beaux-Arts structure was built in 1913 for the New York and Harlem Railway Company.
  • 9/11 Memorial
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    A memorial plaza with two large recessed pools and cascading waterfalls commemorates the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. 
  • Wall Street
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    Wall Street, a small street in Lower Manhattan, is one of the world’s most famous streets. Thanks to the stock exchange and the many banks here, the street embodies New York City’s financial establishment. 
  • United Nations Headquarters
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    The headquarters of the United Nations in New York were developed by an international team of architects. The main building, the Secretariat, was one of the city’s first towers in International Style.
  • Ellis Island
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    Now home to the immigration museum, Ellis Island was the immigrant gateway to America. More than 12 million people arrived here on the way to their new life in a new country.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    The art collection of ‘the Met’ is one of the world’s most extensive, ranging from prehistoric to modern times. It is housed in a monumental Beaux-Arts building in Central Park.
  • Flatiron Building
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    The Flatiron was one of the world’s tallest buildings when it was constructed between 1901 and 1903. It became one of New York’s most famous buildings, thanks in part to its triangular shape.
  • Macy's Department Store
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    One of the world’s largest department stores started as a small shop opened by Rowland Hussey Macy in 1858. The immense 10 story building in Beaux-Arts style was completed in 1938.
  • MoMA
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    This world-renowned museum opened in 1929 thanks to Abby Rockefeller. Today the museum has a large collection ranging from paintings over photographs and film to electronic media.
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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    The USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier, serves as a unique home to a museum of mostly helicopters and airplanes. Also part of the museum are a submarine, a Concorde and a Space Shuttle.
  • Bryant Park
    #20

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    Bryant Park is a small but pleasant park located next to the NY Public Library and surrounded by interesting architecture such as the historic Bryant Park Hotel and the modern Bank of America Building.
  • High Line
    #21

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    Originally an elevated railroad line for freight trains, the High Line was converted into a long elevated park. The park opened in 2009 and became an instant hit with residents and visitors alike.
  • Madison Square
    #22

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    Madison Square is one of New York’s most pleasant squares, with a sculpture-littered park surrounded by great architectural landmarks. This is also the location of the famous Flatiron building.

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