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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone's New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city. Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you are exploring the park on your own, start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.”
  • 1200 locals recommend
Park
“A railroad track that’s been converted into green space. A nice walk with great views and treats along the path. ”
  • 1099 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“It is a great sightseeing for guests who would like to explore NYC museums, and also enjoy drinks in the rooftop bar. ”
  • 977 locals recommend
Building
“The Empire State Building is a skyscraper located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, in New York City, United States. Its name derives from the nickname of the State of New York The Empire State Building is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, between 33rd and 34th Streets”
  • 441 locals recommend
Plaza
“Times Square is the most iconic area of the city. While it is always crowded, first time visitors shouldn't miss the bright lights. This location is even more exciting after the sun goes down and you can really appreciate all the chaos.”
  • 511 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The American Museum of Natural History, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is the largest natural history museum in the world.”
  • 587 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Roberta’s literally put Bushwick on the map: before Roberta’s very few people were venturing out to this corner of Brooklyn. Opened in 2008, Roberta’s still has the best pizza around. They don’t take reservations and you should be prepared to wait. Our favorite item on the menu is the Bee Sting Pizza, featuring spicy soppressata with a drizzle of honey.”
  • 876 locals recommend
Market
“Best supermarket, local products and Italian gourmet downstairs! Most affordable compared to most of the other markets around.”
  • 571 locals recommend
Bridge
“You can cross the brighe by walk amazing views free activity for an afternoon in a sunny day. Great pictures! ”
  • 450 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as The Guggenheim, is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The museum's collection has grown over eight decades and is founded upon several important private collections, beginning with that of Solomon R. Guggenheim. The collection is shared with sister museums in Bilbao, Spain and elsewhere. In 2013, nearly 1.2 million people visited the museum, and it hosted the most popular exhibition in New York City.”
  • 369 locals recommend
Park
“No matter what time, even at night, this archway invites all artists and tourists alike! Sit around the fountain, go to Pommes Frites and bring back some french fries to eat as you people watch. Or even go for an iced coffee, or just stop through. NYU students are around, as are artists who will engage with you and ask you to go out of your comfort zone and participate in something new! ”
  • 450 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Headlined by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the diversity of the neighborhood with its soul food menu. The restaurant, which opened in 2010, is named after the now-shuttered legendary Harlem speakeasy. Red Rooster has its own speakeasy (Ginny’s Supper Club), tucked in the basement, where visitors can enjoy dishes such as cornbread slick with apple butter and waffles crowned with fried chicken, all while listening to local musicians.”
  • 569 locals recommend
Movie Theater
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“This place is amazing! They serve a full food menu, drinks, and gourmet popcorn during the movie. Never have to leave your seat!”
  • 647 locals recommend
Park
“This area in New York is beautiful to experience in Spring or Summer. Walk the shoreline eat some good food and enjoy NY. Great for kids there's a park they would enjoy.”
  • 471 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Place where the New Yorkers receive the New Year. You have to go and feel the energy.”
  • 321 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Amazing art exhibits here and has a beautiful terrace on the top floor for a view of Chelsea.”
  • 322 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Roberta’s literally put Bushwick on the map: before Roberta’s very few people were venturing out to this corner of Brooklyn. Opened in 2008, Roberta’s still has the best pizza around. They don’t take reservations and you should be prepared to wait. Our favorite item on the menu is the Bee Sting Pizza, featuring spicy soppressata with a drizzle of honey.”
  • 876 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Headlined by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the diversity of the neighborhood with its soul food menu. The restaurant, which opened in 2010, is named after the now-shuttered legendary Harlem speakeasy. Red Rooster has its own speakeasy (Ginny’s Supper Club), tucked in the basement, where visitors can enjoy dishes such as cornbread slick with apple butter and waffles crowned with fried chicken, all while listening to local musicians.”
  • 569 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“This place is amazing! They serve a full food menu, drinks, and gourmet popcorn during the movie. Never have to leave your seat!”
  • 647 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“This place is a tourist trap, but for good reason. If you go after midnight it does slow down and you can the best pastrami sandwich of your life. ”
  • 409 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Neighborhood favorite right next to the park. Brunch is a competitive sport here ”
  • 498 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“When visiting Flatiron building, this is a place to have some coffee or food :) I would not recommend restaurants inside, just grad some pizza or a sandwich..”
  • 356 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Cash-only steak icon where old-school waiters serve aged beef in a German beer hall setting.”
  • 280 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Sylvia’s Restaurant has been delighting the neighborhood with its Southern comfort food for over 50 years. Dine on classics such as Southern-fried chicken and waffles, barbecue short ribs, catfish and peach cobbler at this restaurant while enjoying weekly events including Gospel Brunch Sundays and Live Music Wednesdays.”
  • 191 locals recommend

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