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Top 10 Must Go Spots in New York City
Top 10 Must Go Spots in New York City



New York is a city with millions of things to do and not enough time to do it, no matter how long you decide to stay. New York Design Agenda will show you the place that does things better than anywhere else in the world, and here’s how to pay tribute to them before you leave:

1. State of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City. The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.


2. Visit the Guggenheim.

Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a must-see before an NYC exit (Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

The number of museums to visit in this city is overwhelming, but the Guggenheim stands as a bucket-list pick for its spectacular architecture, as well as a manageable art collection that you can view in an afternoon. No matter what exhibit is on display, the slow, circular wind up the building is unlike any other museum experience in New York.

3. Visit the Conservatory Garden in north Central Park.

Conservatory Garden in Central ParkThe Conservatory Garden is one of Central Park’s more hidden-away nooks (Photo: Orin Hassan/Flickr CC)

Central Park is a must-visit destination for anybody walking the streets of New York. For a unique experience, and to escape the hustle and bustle of the park, travel north. It’s there you’ll find the Conservatory Garden, located at Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. This is Central Park’s only formal garden, and it’s spectacularly maintained.


4. Order a bagel with lox at Russ and Daughters.

Russ and DaughtersYou will never get a better lox bagel than at Russ and Daughters, so eat there while you can (Photo: Russ and Daughters)

Another Lower East Side food staple, Russ and Daughters has mastered the art of the New York bagel. Open since 1914, the folks at Russ and Daughters serve bagels with lox to perfection alongside other smoked fish, latkes, caviar and specialty foods.


5. Go gallery hopping through Chelsea.

James Cohan GalleryLive the bon vivant life one more time and browse the Chelsea galleries (Photo: Brock Stoneham/CUNY Journalism Photo)

Even many New Yorkers don’t realize that museum-worthy art is on display throughout west Chelsea, and it’s all completely free.  Begin on the corner of 20th Street and 10th Avenue. From there, wind between 10th and 11th avenues all the way up to 26thStreet. Be sure to hit popular galleries like David Zwirner, Paula Cooper, Gagosian, Gladstone, Paceand Luhring Augustine.


6. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Dumbo.

Brooklyn BridgeOne of the best ways to see Manhattan is from the Brooklyn Bridge — take a last look (Photo: Mat Szwajkos)

The walk across this iconic bridge provides some of the best views of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. Once you’ve crossed into Brooklyn, settle at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you’ll find expansive green lawns, walking and biking paths, rec facilities and views, views, views.


7. Explore Queens.

Flushing, QueensThere’s no place like Queens (Photo: Daniela-h/Flickr CC)

Plan a visit to an immigrant-heavy neighborhood in Queens. Do your research: Jackson Heights boasts a rich Southeast Asian population, a large influx of Spanish immigrants live in Corona, and Flushing has a Chinatown that easily rivals Manhattan’s. Plan to spend the day exploring the neighborhood and most importantly, eat everything in site. Queens is home to some of the best, most authentic ethnic food in New York at the cheapest prices.

8. Go to the opera, any opera, at the Metropolitan Opera.

The Metropolitan Opera HouseBe wowed by high culture at the Metropolitan Opera House (Photo: Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images)

You may think that the opera will bore you to tears. You may think a ticket will break the bank. Go against assumptions and buy a ticket — any ticket! — to see an opera at the Met in its season (September-May). It’s an unforgettable evening in New York if there ever was one.


9. Times Square.

Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square – iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”


10. Take one last stroll along the High Line.

High LineSee the city from the idyllic environs of the High Line; it just might make you want to stay put (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

It’s true, the Highline is almost too popular for its own good. But it’s one of those rare destinations in New York that appeal equally to tourists and born-and-bred New Yorkers. The meticulously landscaped walkway changes with flowers and plants of every type throughout the seasons; it’s never the same stroll twice.

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