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New York, NY

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Manhattan is known as the city that never sleeps, and for good reason—there’s lots to do. There are the famous well-known sites: Grand Central Station , the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the New York Public Library and Bryant Park. You can take a cab down Fifth Avenue to see all the famous stores and then head down to Times Square to see the “lights on Broadway” at night. Or, you can decide to take a more Bohemian route and go in the opposite direction and go shopping in Greenwich Village, have dinner in Little Italy, and walk through Chinatown.

Getting Around in New York, NY

Walk Score®
"Walker's Paradise"
Transit Score®
"Rider's Paradise"
The average commuter time in New York is:
60 to 89 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.11%
  • 17.12%
  • 3.08%

Metropolitan Museum of Art

<p>In every city there will be museums, but few will be as grand as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History. The Met, simply stated, is the largest art museum in the world under a single roof. There are more than 2 million works of art from all periods and cultures, with most notable collections being, the Greek and Roman galleries, the American Wing, 19th Century European paintings, and the Egyptian section with the Temple of Dendur. In addition, at any given time, there are world renowned special exhibits.</p>

Midtown's Modern Art

<p>Start with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and be prepared to be wowed by its collection of works from van Gogh's The Starry Night to Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans and Cezanne's The Bather to Matisse's The Dance I. It has been hailed as the most influential museum of modern art in the world beginning with its 1935 exhibit of van Gogh and a 1939 international retrospective of Picasso. Continue your tour with the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum, which features masterpieces of the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early-Modern, and contemporary art world.</p>

Lower Manhattan Monuments

<p>There are three key places to visit in Lower Manhattan. Starting with the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island, you can take a very scenic ferry ride over for the tour of the Ms. Liberty herself (are you ready to climb 150 stairs?) and look out her crown to the New York Harbor for a great view of the city skyline. (Unfortunately, the Ellis Island Museum is closed due to damages from Hurricane Sandy.)</p>