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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Museum
“Previously an old school, this was bought by MoMa and turned into a contemporary art museum. Pro tip - if you’re here in the summer check out MoMa PS1 Warm up. It’s a day party every Saturday in the outdoor courtyard featuring different musicians/dj’s, with beer and wine vendors, and you can also stroll in and out of the museum as you please. ”
  • 271 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Although sunsets are obstructed by the buildings, the colors of the sunsets are worth seeing. ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Very cool restaurant and bar in old glass factory. Really good Mediterranean food and cocktails!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“Great trendy area very famous for the impressive view on upper Man, the MoMa PS1 and some great restaurants & bars”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great bar setting, used to be ice making factory, mixology cocktails to die for ...”
  • 61 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“Head to this Mexican restaurant and comedy club on Saturdays for Power Hour! Open Mic night. There'll always be someone on stage during your set to help give it an extra layer of support, and a lot of liquid courage gets drunk here. It’s a fun vibe where silliness is guaranteed, as well as a different space to try out jokes and laugh at them. It’s all about audience participation, so everyone should go up. You’re all drinking, anyway.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“It is the nicest park in NYC. Take the Roosevelt Island Tram at 59th street and 2nd avenue up and over the east river to Roosevelt Island. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Market driven menu and natural wines in a neighborhood spot
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“Their food is just amazing!! Dishes range between 10-14 dollars. The place is enchanting!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The only Michelin-Star Mexican Restaurant in NYC. The food and drinks are delicious, kitchen is open late and its affordable.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Super good sushi and a great scene. Make a reservation, it gets packed early.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“Has free wi-if, so-so coffee. I’m a coffee snob. You may like it. I recommend Birch, Stumptown or Irving Farm coffee.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
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“Compact restaurant featuring Japanese, American & mixed dishes plus a large tea selection.”
  • 29 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Pulled pork at its best. This is a famous spot for pulled pork and all smokehouse meat.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“I wanted to select bar and music venue, but could only pick one. The wine is not good, but the beer and music is.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Climbing Gym
“Largest indoor rock climbing facility in the Northeast. You can get a day pass and rent a harness and climbing shoes for an additional fee. Located directly across the street and is a perfect rainy or cold day/ night activity. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“If you can get in, this is one of the best Mexican Restaurants in the city. The margarita's are excellent and the entire menu is delicious. ”
  • 26 locals recommend