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48 Best Things to Do in NYC According to a Local

  1. See a Broadway show
  2. Go to Times Square at night
  3. Walk through Central Park
  4. See a movie in Brooklyn Bridge Park
  5. Visit an ancient Egyptian Temple at Metropolitan Museum of Art
  6. Visit the American Museum of Natural History
  7. Catch a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game
  8. Take a tour of the Coney Island Brewery
  9. Ice skate at Rockefeller Center
  10. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
  11. Ride the Wonder Wheal at Coney Island
  12. Drink a local bear at the top of One World Trade Center
  13. See Starry Night at the Museum of Modern Art
  14. Dance on the keyboard at FAO Shwartz
  15. Visit Top of The Rock
  16. See the American Ballet Theater and/or New York Ballet at Lincoln Center
  17. See the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center
  18. Visit the Frick Collection
  19. Eat a hotdog while watching a Mets (go Mets!) or Yankies game (they both have kosher options!)
  20. Go to the Bronx Zoo
  21. See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  22. Visit the New York Botanical Garden
  23. Visit the Morgan Library and Museum
  24. Buy something in China Town
  25. Play mini golf at Pier 25
  26. Sail long the low east side on an antique boat from South Street Sea Port
  27. Go to a speak easy
  28. Have a pastrami sandwich at one of the last great kosher delis Pastrami Queen
  29. See a piece of the Berlin Wall in Battery Park
  30. Take in the magnitude of ancient history at Cleopatra’s needle in Central Park
  31. Eat a real New York Bagel at Bagels & Co on Amsterdam ave.
  32. Have a New York slice of pizza
  33. Be enthralled at The Mysterious Bookshop
  34. Visit the Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum
  35. Ride the subway
  36. Pay respects at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
  37. Watch Shakespeare in The Park
  38. Step back in time at the Cloisters
  39. See the dolls that inspired the Winnie the Poo characters at the New York Public Library
  40. Buy a book at the Strand
  41. Find some peace at Governors Island
  42. Dance at the Copacabana
  43. Kayak the Hudson River from Pier 66
  44. Read for a cause at Housing Works Bookstore Café
  45. Ride the Staten Island Ferry
  46. Spend a day at the beach at Rockaway Beach
  47. Take a photo with a celebrate on display at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
  48. Enjoy a tour and tasting of Brooklyn Brewery

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