From its art museums, such as the Met and MoMA, to its lures such as the Bronx Zoo as well as Dyker Heights Holiday Lights, New York City is – without a doubt – the best city in the world. Its dining and drinking scenes, are unbeatable and boast incredible bars (Dante) as well as restaurants (Lilia).
Each and every single day, there is something new and wonderful to discover about New York, whether it’s one of the incredible cosy spots, some amazing views, art that you’ve just got to see, or hidden-gem stores.
Here are our leading picks of places to go to when you’re next in the Big Apple.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) houses several of the world’s most recognisable modern masterpieces from artists such as:
- Calder, and
Most notably, Van Gogh’s The Starry Night is here.
Dedicated to art, sculpture, and photography, the museum is a must-visit. In Queens, MoMA PS1 showcases avant-garde contemporary art in a converted schoolhouse. It’s a love it or hate it kind of place, where art is provocative, confusing, shocking, and everything else art should be.
Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop
With its charred and woodfired pies, Paulie Gee’s quickly became a cult favourite in Greenpoint. So when they unveiled a spin-off slice shop a few blocks away in 2018, it naturally got the neighbourhood’s attention. The decor mirrors the old-school New York dollar-slice shop, from the ’70s faux-wood Formica tables and letter-board menu to the red plastic trays and the paper plates on which each slice is served, but the’ za is the real deal.
This part-park, part-museum, part-concert hall devours central Manhattan. In addition, many of the city’s most notable attractions are situated next to it or within its limits. Examples are the:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, and
- American Museum of Natural History.
However, travellers insist that you shouldn’t merely pass through Central Park on your way to another destination. This 843-acre green space is a favourite of New Yorkers and tourists. You are able to come here to exercise, dine, play at Canadian casino sites on your phone while lazing on the grass, go to the zoo and so much more.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
This expansive cathedral sits amid the hustle and uniquely secular bustle of Rockefeller Centre. However, that doesn’t take away from its otherworldly atmosphere. Whether you’re religious or merely making an architectural pilgrimage, you can’t help but be awed by St. Patrick’s.
Travellers love the historical church’s beauty and stained glass windows but report you don’t have to dedicate too much time to see it. Previous holidaymakers also suggest visiting at Christmastime to really see the church in all its glory.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum functions as the main honour to the almost 3 000 victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks in addition to the six lives lost in the 1993 bombing.
The memorial’s twin reflecting pools, as well as man-made waterfalls, rest as footprints where the World Trade Centre’s Twin Towers once stood. The 1-acre pools are fenced in by bronze panels on which the names of every victim are inscribed.
The museum spans across 110,000 square feet and relays the narrative of the attacks through a series of multimedia displays, real-time recordings, authentic artefacts and an interactive table.