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American Museum of Natural History New York City attraction

American Museum of Natural History and Rose Center for Earth and Space

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC

The premier museum of its kind in the US, AMNH is home to extensive permanent and temporary exhibits that cover numerous scientific disciplines.  Museum highlights include the newly renovated dinosaur exhibit, the Hall of Asian Mammals (elephants, pandas, and tigers), the  Hall of African Mammals ...

Battery Park New York City New York Destination Attraction

Battery Park

Battery Park

Hudson River between Whitehall Street and Third Place, NYC

At the tip of Manhattan, Battery Park boasts spectacular views of the lower Hudson River, New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the Staten Island Ferry.  Carefully designed gardens hold interest along the 25 acres that includes Castle Clinton, the ...

Bronx Zoo New York City New York Destination Attraction

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY

This is the world’s largest metropolitan zoo, and houses over 6,000 animals of 650 species from around the world in its 265 acres.  A visit to the Bronx Zoo will introduce you to any animal you or your kids will ever want to meet.  Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society with sister NYC ...

Getting the Band Back Together

Review: The Amiable Schlock of 'Gettin' the Band Back Together'

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2018 Sometimes shows come to Broadway that automatically get the online theater wags sharpening their knives. Before a show has even played its first preview, the theaterati start taking bets on when it will close, and polishing off their “What ...

Moulin Rouge

Review: 'Moulin Rouge' Gets a Lavish Pre-Broadway Tryout in Boston

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 Before the 1980s, Boston was a major out-of-town stop for plays and musicals before they went to Broadway. The economics of such tryouts have changed drastically, as has the standard model for developing new plays and musicals, and Boston’...

Hudson Valley museums

Art Break: Just a Short Journey North, The Hudson Valley ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 The Hudson Valley has a special place in the heart of Art Break. So many of our favorite artists spent their summers in the region with friends and family, working on projects, and enjoying the beautiful landscape, just ...

Newport Jazz Festival Showcases Women Artists and Emerging Talents

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, August 10, 2018 This year’s Newport Jazz Festival highlighted an incredibly diverse selection of women performers and women ensemble groups. The festival’s founder George Wein, in his newsletter “Notes from the Wein Machine” (March, 2018), was very direct in his statement ...

Beloved; photo: Kait Ebinger

Review: A Young Woman's Quest for Love and Passion in ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, August 9, 2018 Discovering how life works is what resonates the most in Lisa Langseth’s one-woman show Beloved, starring Ellinor DiLorenzo and directed by Kathy Curtiss. The play begins with the character Katarina rummaging around her grandmother’s cottage, putting things ...

Before We're Gone

Review: 'Before We're Gone' Tackles Big Themes at 13th Street ...

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 Before We're Gone ended it's run at 13th Street Repertory Theatre on August 5 with hopes of moving uptown and, with caveats, it deserves another chance to be seen. It is a small play, made for a small stage in ...

ICE; photo: Armen Elliott.

Review: A Mozart-less Evening Turns to ICE with 'Grand Pianola ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 The Mostly Mozart Festival's recent presentation of the International Contemporary Ensemble at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College was a welcome respite from the summer's punishing mugginess. Entitled "Grand Pianola Music," after the John Adams piece ...

Florence Griswold Museum

Art Break: A Reverse Commute Uncovers Museum Gold in Connecticut

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 Here at Art Break, we’ve often complained that people don’t realize how much art is available to see outside New York City. Case in point: the great state of Connecticut. Never been? Well, you’re missing ...

Jazz Notes Intel: 'West Side Story' Reimagined With Bobby Sanabria’...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, August 3, 2018 Last year marked the 60th birthday of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein’s classic Broadway show West Side Story, famously made into a 10 Academy Award-winning movie version in 1961 starring among others the Puerto Rico-born actress Rita Moreno. This year ...

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever at the Irish Rep

Review: ‘On a Clear Day’ Almost Shines at the Irish ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 3, 2018 After the disastrous 2011 Broadway revisal of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, it was looking like we might never see that show in New York City again. Peter Parnell’s ridiculous, gender-switching libretto, combined with Michael Mayer’...

Brooklyn Botanic Garden New York City NYC listings places

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Situated alongside Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (neither of which should be missed), these gardens are a beautiful, bucolic destination for any New York City traveler.  Popular as a spring destination when crocuses are blooming and trees are budding, the 52 acres of perfectly ...

The Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn New York Destination Attraction

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY

Second to the MET in size, The Brooklyn  Museum has a collection of over 1.5 million works.  The Beaux-Arts building by McKim, Mead and White houses a significant collection of antiquities, including Egyptian, African, Oceanic, and Japanese art.  American art is thoroughly represented with works ...

Cathedral of St. John the Divine New York City Destination

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC

The cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, St. John the Divine (officially Cathedral Church of Saint John: The great Divine in the City and Diocese of New York) is the fourth largest Christian church in the world, covering 121,000 square feet and measuring 600 feet in length.  Begun by ...

Central Park New York City New York Destination Attraction

Central Park

Central Park

Between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West, 59th Street to 110th Street, NYC

The crowning jewel of Manhattan, Central Park’s 843 acres offer visitors and New Yorkers more diversion than most any other New York City destination.  Carefully and beautifully designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and opening in 1857, Central Park is a miracle in city ...

City Reliquary museum Williamsburg Brooklyn New York

City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

City Reliquary

370 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer,  April 3rd, 2016 The City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg humbly began as a window display in founder Dave Herman’s Williamsburg apartment and has since grown into a small depository of New York-centric bits and bobs. Its permanent collection includes subway ...

The Cloisters Museum New York City New York Destination Attraction

Cloisters, The

The Cloisters

99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park, NYC

The Cloisters is abbey, renowned medieval art collection, and respite from a busy metropolitan city, all in one.  A short subway ride to the northern tip of Manhattan, The Cloisters sits in the vast and peaceful Fort Tyron Park.  Pieced together from five European abbeys and transported to New ...

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration New York City Destination

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Ellis Island, New York Harbor

As part of the National Park Service, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration tells the story of how New York’s Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants arriving to America from 1890-1954. Although the focus of the museum covers the years 1890-1954, when the island ...

Empire State Building New York City Tourist Destination Attraction

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, NYC

The Empire State Building is the seventh New York City building to be declared the tallest structure in the world. Open seven days a week, this iconic New York City destination offers both spectacular views of New York City and an interesting overview of New York City history during the ...

Grand Central Station New York City Destination Attraction

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Terminal

89 East 42nd Street, NYC

Nearly raised except for the efforts of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 70’s, Grand Central Terminal is a stunning example of grand urban architecture meant to enrich the lives of the millions of passengers that pass under its arches.  Opening in 1913 and the brainchild of New York Central ...

The High Line New York City New York Park Destination Attraction

High Line, The

The Highline

Tenth Avenue between Gansevoort Street and West 30th Street, NYC

The High Line is one of the best examples of urban architecture to happen in recent years, reclaiming for park a railroad track system the brought meat into and out of Manhattan when New York City was the leading distributor of meat in the United States.  Stretching from Gansevoort Street to 30th ...

Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum New York City Destination

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, The

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, 12th Avenue at 46th Street, NYC

Having seen action in the Pacific during World War II, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid serves as the foundation of this extensive museum that includes the Enterprise space shuttle, a British Airways Concorde, the WWII submarine Growler, and ...

Koreatown New York City New York Destination Attraction


Koreatown takes up a tiny part of the Garment District in Midtown Manhattan, and yet it is packed full of things to see, do, and eat. For cheap, authentic Korean food, look no further than Woorijip, which is a Korean food buffet and grab-and-go restaurant. Of course, there are hundreds of Korean ...

Little Italy Neighborhood New York City Destination Attraction

Little Italy

Little Italy

Mulberry Street between Canal and Spring, NYC

This lower Manhattan destination (Mulberry Street between Canal and Spring Streets) is a feast of sight and sounds, boasting over 50 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.  Worth the trip year round, Little Italy is not to be missed during the San Gennaro Festival in September.  Chinatown sits just ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met New York City Destination

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Any trip to New York City should include a stop at this venerable world-class art institution, housing one of the largest art collections anywhere.  To avoid being overwhelmed, plan on visiting just a few areas.  Choose from European painting, sculpture & decorative arts (thirteenth to ...

Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York City Destination

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)


11 West 53rd Street, NYC

MoMA is one of the hottest NYC destinations these days, with its central location, beautiful building, eclectic crowd, dining options, and, of course, great modern art.  Developed by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to address what she perceived as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s lack of interest ...

National September 11 Memorial & Museum New York City NYC listings places

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

World Trade Center, NYC

Sitting on the grounds of the former World Trade Center Towers, the 9/11 memorial is a vast park complex commemorating the victims of the attack. Two large recessed pools occupy the original World Trade Center foundations among an array of sweet gum and swamp white oaks.  The Museum holds ...

New York City Botanical Garden New York Destination Attraction

New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY

New York’s other botanical garden (with Brooklyn Botanic Garden), offers 250 acres of natural beauty not often available in New York City.  The famous 1890’s Haupt Conservatory is a major attraction at the garden, a wrought-iron framed “crystal-palace style” greenhouse ...

New York Public Library Fifth Avenue New York City Destination

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Though there are hundreds of branches of the New York Public Library all over the city and the state, the biggest and most beloved one is its main branch, also known as the Stephen A. Schwartzman building. Its majestic front entrance is guarded by two marble lions named Patience and Fortitude. The ...

One World Observatory New York City Destination Attraction

One World Observatory in Manhattan

One World Observatory

285 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10006

Truly see forever on a clear day –  or reach for the stars –  at the One World Observatory, a beautiful and powerful celebration of downtown New York’s rebirth, history and spirit.  Positioned on levels 100, 101 and 102 of the One World Trade Center building,  now the tallest ...

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Paley Center of Media in New York City

The Paley Center for Media

25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 29th, 2016 The former Museum of Broadcasting is now the Paley Center of Media, an archive of film, television and radio that sits right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The New York branch of this institution often plays host to exhibitions, receptions, ...

Queens Museum Flushing Meadows, Queens New York art

Queens Museum – Art in the Middle of Flushing-Meadows Corona Park

Queens Museum

Queens Museum New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 T 718 592 9700 F 718 592 5778 E

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, April 3rd, 2016 Tucked away in the Flushing-Meadows Corona Park is the Queens Museum. A short 15-minute stroll through the park will take you to its front doors, beyond which lie amazing exhibitions of modern art. If you decide to bring your family, the museum ...

Rockefeller Center New York City New York Destination Attraction

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

45 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC

Famous as the home of NBC Nightly News, Saturday Night Live, and 30 Rock, Rockefeller Center is a complex of shops, restaurants, and outdoor areas that shouldn’t be missed.  Its promenade (just west of Fifth Avenue) is beautifully planted year round, and particularly beautiful during the ...

Roosevelt Island New York City New York Destination Attraction

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Rental housing was developed in 1969 on this narrow island that today is home to over 10,000 New Yorkers.  The island’s 147 acres boast great views of Manhattan, restaurants and walking trails.  Roosevelt Island is now accessible by subway (F train) but take the Roosevelt Island Tram ...

Guggenheim Museum New York City Destination Attraction

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, NYC

The Guggenheim building is as much an attraction as the art it houses.  Designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this iconic structure on Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile is a spiral of exhibition space overlooking a vast inner court that is itself lit by a large dome skylight.  Small ...

South Street Seaport New York City Destination Attraction

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport

East River at Fulton Street, NYC

This colonial-era, cobble-stoned collection of ships, shops, stores, restaurants and bars is a must-see if you are in lower Manhattan.  Visit the South Street Seaport Museum for a look at maritime history and its long association with New York City.  Follow with shopping at national and local ...

St. Patrick's Cathedral New York City New York Destination Attraction

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Fifth Avenue at 51st Street, NYC

This highly decorated Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral church is the seat of the Archbishop of the New York Archdiocese and a favorite destination for New York City travelers of all religions.  It’s ornamented space is over 300 feet long and its spire rises 330 feet above Fifth Avenue.  ...

Dumbo Neighborhood Brooklyn New York Park Destination

The Dumbo in Brooklyn

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 22nd, 2016 Just across the river from Manhattan, on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, sits Dumbo, one of New York City’s most interesting parks. This neighbourhood, whose name stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is home to a few ...

Flatiron District New York City New York Destination Neighborhood

The Flatiron District

This beautiful, old-fashioned neighborhood tucked in between Chelsea and Gramercy is home to a few significant New York landmarks as well as some fascinating lesser-known spots. The Flatiron Building, after which the district was named, is one of the most popular in this neighborhood. You can also ...

Fiushing Meadows Corona Park Queens New York New York City

The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Brooklyn, NY

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 29th, 2016 Tucked away in Forest Hills, Queens, is one of the largest parks in New York City. The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is home to iconic monuments like the Unisphere, as well as a complete recreational center, a zoo, and the Queens Museum of Art, ...

Museum of the City of New York New York City Destination

The Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Not only is going to the Museum of the City of New York a great opportunity to support New York’s artists, but it is also a good way to learn about the history of New York City. The exhibitions on display are both aesthetically pleasing and educational and the museum hosts several fun, ...

New York Transit Museum New York City New York Public

The New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum

99 Schemerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 29th, 2016 The NY Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States that is dedicated to urban public transportation history and displays historical artifacts of the subway system, buses, bridges, and tunnel systems of the city. Exhibits include ...

The Whitney Museum New York City New York American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 29th, 2016 Just off the High Line near Gansevoort St., the Whitney opens its doors to tourists and art aficionados alike. The museum, which moved from its Upper East Side location to its new building downtown in May 2015, is home to over 21,000 pieces of ...

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