Visiting New York


New York City’s tremendous energy, excitement, and diversity set it apart from all other destinations on the planet—and that’s no overstatement. Take in the dazzling lights in Times Square and breathtaking views of our famous skyline from Top of the Rock Observation Deck or the Empire State Building; experience celebrity-studded theater on and off Broadway, visit renowned art museums and monuments, stroll tranquil green expanses in parks citywide and choose from a wide array of major league sports; indulge in incredible shopping and enjoy sumptuous meals. With five boroughs—each with many neighborhoods—comprising the City of New York, there’s so much to do and see. People, communities, businesses and architectural development are often in flux here so, whatever your tastes or interests, there’s always something new to discover in New York City.


Getting Around New York City

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LaGuardia Airport


John F. Kennedy International Airport


Transportation within New York City






Dining in New York City is nothing short of an amazing excursion around the world. The cuisines served here represent the enormous cultural diversity of the City’s inhabitants. From Middle Eastern fare to bagels and lox to Chinese dim sum to tender dry-aged steaks, there’s no shortage of exceptional foods. You can always have a casual brunch, a four-course meal or a late-night snack, but you can also expand your culinary boundaries in NYC. Televised chefs showcase innovative pop-up restaurants, and there are eateries throughout the five boroughs to satisfy any palate or budget. Whether you’re in the mood for the traditional or an innovative creation, New York City has it all. Check out for the latest restaurant news and be ready to “Eat Up.”





Before you even get here you may have an image of the City as the setting for numerous movies and books, but once you arrive you see that the fame is rightly due. With five boroughs, each with remarkable landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to Ellis Island, Coney Island to Times Square, the United Nations to the Empire State Building, it is clear why the City’s sights represent America to the world. You can certainly visit the most famous attractions, but consider wandering a little farther into all five boroughs to discover wonderful surprises in diverse neighborhoods such as Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, Flushing in Queens, St. George on Staten Island and the Upper West Side of Manhattan. With endless places to explore, you’ll have no problem filling your free time and entertaining your family. Plus, getting around NYC is efficient and affordable with its extensive mass transit system, 24/7. Hail a cab, rent a bike, hop a ferry, board a bus or take the subway to everywhere.



This is the city of retail, with great discounts, variety and abundance. There’s no city or state sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110, and savings can always be found on photography and electronic gear. Discover artists’ works on the streets of SoHo or in Chelsea art galleries; find that special trove at flea markets in Hell’s Kitchen and at Brooklyn Flea; purchase Asian delicacies in Flushing, Queens, or Italian imports on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Try on vintage clothes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, or browse designer boutiques in the Meatpacking District. The City is also home to world-renowned flagship stores like Apple, Tiffany & Co., Saks and Bloomingdale’s. Be sure to come with room in your luggage or an extra bag for all the must-have goodies you’ll want from New York City.


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NYC Attractions


·      Empire State Building

·      One World Observatory

·      Top of the Rock

·      Statue of Liberty National Monument

·      Yankee Stadium

·      Citi Field

·      Grand Central Terminal

·      Coney Island

·      The Stonewall Inn

·      Brooklyn Bridge

·      Central Park

·      Madison Square Garden


Broadway Shows


·      Aladdin

·      Beatiful: The Carole King Musical

·      The book of Mormon

·      Chicago

·      Hamilton

·      Jersey Boys

·      Kinky Boots

·      The Lion King

·      Matilda

·      The Phantom of the Opera

·      Wicked



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NYC Museums and Galleries


Whitney Museum


·      Whitney Biennial 2017 | Mar 17–June 11, 2017


MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)


·      Collection Galleries 1880s–1950s (Ongoing)
·      Sculpture from the Collection 1960–1969 (Ongoing)




·      Projects 105: Cinthia Marcelle | On view October 23, 2016–September 4, 2017


American Museum of Natural History


·      The Butterfly Conservatory | December 10, 2016 – May 28, 2017
·      ¡Cuba! | November 21, 2016 – August 13, 2017
·      Opulent Oceans | October 3, 2015 – October 1, 2017


The Met Fifth Avenue


·      Age of Empires | April 3- July 16, 2017
·      Irving Penn Centennial | April 24-July 30, 2017
·      Carpets for Kings: Six Masterpieces of Iranian Weaving | March 3- August 27, 2017


The Met Breuer


·      Mardsden Hartley’s Maine | March 15- June 18, 2017
·      Lygia Pape A Multitue of Forms | March 21- July 23, 2017


The Met Cloisters


No upcoming Exhibitions


Brooklyn Museum


·      Ancient Egyptian Art |Long term installations
·      American Art | Long term installations
·      European Art | Long term installations
·      Arts of Asia | Long term installations
·      Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern | March 3-July 23, 2017


Museum of Arts and Design


·      Counter-Couture| March 2-August 20, 2017
·      Judith Leiber | April 4-August 6, 2017
·      Fashion after Fashion | April 27- August 6, 2017


Brooklyn Children’s Museum


·      Sensory Room|Permanent Exhibit
·      Brooklyn Block Lab|Permanent Exhibit
·      World Brooklyn|Permanent Exhibit
·      Wilderness Camp | January 21- May 28, 2017


Queens Museum


·      Commonwealth: Water for All | February 4- July 30, 2017
·      A Passion for Tiffany Lamps On View in the Neustadt Gallery | April 10, 2016- April 30, 2018
·      Marinella Senatore: Recent Work | April 9- July 30, 2017
·      Anna K.E.:Profound Approach and Easy Outcome | April 9, 2017- February 18, 2018


Museum of the Moving Village

Museum-moving image NYC

·      Behind the Screen | Ongoing



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