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What to see in New York City? The question is what to see first!


There are tons of appealing attractions in New York City from which visitors can choose, dedicated for all tastes, ages and budget, ranging from fabulous museums and art galleries to breathtaking natural settings for outdoor enthusiasts.


Unique architectural structures and one of the most thriving shopping scenes in the wolrd - these are two of New York City's strongest assets, along with a long list of appealing attractions, among the most popular and favorite ones being considered:


>> Rubin Museum of Art, home to the the largest Western collection of religious art from cultures of the Himalayan mountain range, including those of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan as well as the interrelated traditions of India, Mongolia, and China. The museum's collection is primarily made up of scroll paintings (thangka) and sculptures form the region, but also includes a wide variety of artifacts, such as masks, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts.


>> Washington Square Park, one of the best-known of New York City's 1900 public parks. The park's fountain area has long been one of the city's popular spots for both residents and tourists. Washington Square has long been a hub for politics and culture in New York City and it is considered to be one of New York's most popular attractions for tourists and has appeared in many films, over the years, including in the 2007 film August Rush.


>> Joyce Gold History Tours of NY, which offers exceptional walking tours and vehicle tours of special Manhattan neighborhoods, showing and telling visitors how the city's fascinating past illuminates its vibrant life today. For over 25 years, Joyce Gold, a recognized expert and educator in New York history, has been guiding New Yorkers and visitors alike. Taking one of the historical tours offered by Joyce Gold is considered a memorable experience and it is considered a definitely ''must'', when visiting New York.


>> Merchant's House Museum, New York City's only family home preserved intact — inside and out — from the 19th century. Built in 1832 just steps from Washington Square, this elegant red-brick and white-marble row house on East Fourth Street was home to a prosperous merchant family for almost 100 years. Complete with the family's original furnishings and personal possessions, the house offers a rare and intimate glimpse of domestic life in New York City during the three decades before the Civil War. Besides being recognized as one of New York City's historical architectural jewels, Merchant's House is also known as...Mahnattan's most haunted house.


Annual Events


There are dozens of fun annual events, happening throughout the year, in New York City, among the most popular and favorite ones being considered:


- the Sixth Avenue Festival, which happens in July, along with Lexington Avenue Festival, Bleeker Street Festival, Fourteen Street Festival, Greenwich Avenue Festival and Broadway Summerfest, including Junction Boulevard Festival and Columbus Avenue Summer Fair, both celebrated in August, as well as Thirtieth Avenue Astoria Festival and Bleecker Street Festival, which take place in September, plus many other.




Among the top places to shop in New York City, NY, there are:


- Manhattan Mall: 100 W. 33rd Street NYC, NY.

- Herald Center Mall: 1293 Broadway, New York, NY.

- Merchant Mall: Fl 59, 350 5th Avenue, New York, NY.

- West Ridge Shopping Center: 10 East 40th Street, New York, NY.

- L'Occitane: 247 Bleecker Street, New York, NY.

- Clear Channel Malls: 110 East 42nd Street, New York, NY.

- Kiki Riki: 225A West 37th Street, New York, NY.

- Project 234: 234 Mulberry Street, New York, NY.

- Canal Shopping Center Inc.: 263 Canal Street, New York, NY.

- Jewel Mall LLC: 76 West 47th Street, New York, NY.

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