There are more than 1,000 things to do in the City That Never Sleeps. That overwhelming number of possibilities means there is something for everyone. Popular sites like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are among the most recognizable places in the country.
The best advice is to take the Big Apple one bite at a time. Know the sites that you want to see and build and an itinerary around those places.
While Manhattan is the borough most people think of when they think of New York, be sure to wander off the beaten path and take in some of the “others.” Brooklyn and Queens are more popular than ever.
For first-time visitors, there are some great ways to experience the city cheaply and easily, such as heading to a park or grabbing a hot dog from a street vendor or taking a bagel to Central Park to enjoy a bit of the great outdoors in the middle of the concrete jungle.
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New York City Food & Drink Guide
- Sparks Steak House (E. 46th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues)
- Rossini’s (East 38th Street between Park and Lexington avenues)
- The Musket Room (Elizabeth Street and E. Houston Street in the Nolita neighborhood)
- Gramercy Tavern (E. 20th Street at Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Flatiron District)
- Grand Central Oyster Bar (Grand Central Terminal)
- Grotta Azzurra (Brooklyn)
- La Bellezza Pizzeria (E. 49 Street between Third and Lexington)
- Katz’s Delicatessen (Lower East Side in Manhattan)
- Ess-a-Bagel (3rd Avenue between 50th and 51st streets)
- Zucker’s Bagels and Smoked Fish
- Best Bagel & Cafe
- La Bagel Delight (Brooklyn)
- Cipriani Dolci (Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan)
- Fraunces Tavern (Financial District)
- Pershing Square Cafe (adjacent to Grand Central Terminal)
- Refinery Rooftop (Garment District)
- Keg & Lantern Brewing Company (Greenpoint Brooklyn)
- Circa Brewing Co. (Brooklyn)
- Flagship Brewing (Staten Island)
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