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Best things to do in Manhattan

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
“For the most romantic evening, take one of the horse carriage around Central Park West and create a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany's”
1256local recommendations
Art Museum
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“This is a really nice museum to visit, there is a lot of information for you to learn about the history of art. ”
1034local recommendations
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.”
1158local recommendations
Political
“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!”
703local recommendations
Plaza
“welcome to the center of the world you can get lost in the 400,000 people who visit time square every day”
551local recommendations
Science Museum
“American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world.”
635local recommendations
Pizza Place
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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.”
899local recommendations
Building
“I recommend to go by sunset time frame on a sunny day. You will get the best pictures out of it. ”
508local recommendations
Market
“a modern shopping experience with a mix of boutiques, eateries, and outdoor spaces”
599local recommendations
Bridge
“The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge has a main span of 1,595.5 feet and a height of 133 ft. above Mean High Water.”
464local recommendations
Park
“great for picnics, lots of street performers (music, magic, comedy, etc) Great for people watching, ice cream. The heart of Greenwich village, tons to do and see here”
485local recommendations
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Marcus Samuelsson celebrity chef lives in Harlem and is hands at his renowned local restaurant.”
592local recommendations
Park
“Brooklyn Bridge Park, nestled on the shore of the East River across from lower Manhattan has spectacular views, with a huge vista of New York Harbor, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, lower Manhattan, boat traffic on the East River, and of course, views of the Statue of Liberty.”
464local recommendations
Art Museum
“The Guggenheim is great because it isn't huge and the spiral building itself is such a great site to see. Check to see what exhibits are on - they have a very well curated collection of permanent works as well.”
394local recommendations
Art Museum
“An aesthetically pleasing museum building with a focus on living artists. It claims to have an unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art. Founded by an American sculpture and member of the famous Vanderbilt family, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Located right by the High Line. ”
327local recommendations
Deli / Bodega
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“Where Sally gave Harry a demonstration of how woman fake it. “I’ll have what she’s having.” ”
430local recommendations