8 Dec 2010 12 pm eastern

NYC Must-See

People who are coming to New York for the first time always ask me what they should see. So I’ve made a little list. Here are eighteen of my favorite places in New York City.

Filed under: architecture, art, arts, cities, New York City, Parks, Travel, Urbanism

6 Responses to “NYC Must-See”

  1. Glenn Haggis said on

    Wonderfully compiled list of places to see in NYC. My wife and I visited your city in may and managed to to thirteen of the eighteen places – an unforgettable experience! Glenn & Gill – Johannesburg, South Africa. PS. It seems as if your offices or place of residence is in KIps Bay – we stayed with a friend in Murray Hill (440 3rd Ave.) which I am sure is in the same neighborhood.

  2. Emma Dobrescu said on

    And once you’re done with Lombardi’s, cross the street to dive into Rice to Riches and marvel at the number of flavors that rice pudding can have. Then take a leisure stroll to China Town and meet the crowd of street vendors trying to sell you counterfeits. Pretend to be interested. The way they try to convince you and bargain is a spectacle in itself. Then pass by the noodle and dumplings shops and if the smells tempt you, enter one. Even if you’re full, you’re sure to find some place in your stomach for it. Or come back later.
    Go to Broadway to see at least one show and attend at least one stand-up comedy.
    And in the morning, get a coffee from Starbucks, take a deep breath and meet the city again. Because every day is different there.

  3. Sean McCambridge said on

    Great list. Will definitely check out a few new ones.

  4. Justin said on

    Great list. I’d also add the Frick Museum and The Cloisters.

  5. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Good ones, Justin and Emma.

  6. David Sims said on

    Inspired, and inspiring, list!

    There is SO much to enjoy about NYC…and this post brought back some memories for me…so I did my own list:

    NYC Must-See Revisited

    Maybe readers would like some of these too?

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