NYC: Top Sights for First-Timers

Having just returned from New York this is the second of an explosion of short and longer blogs on Places, Food, Entertainment and People of the city. It is probably one of my more pedestrian blogs but an essential one nonetheless.

Below is a list of places that I suggest you should cover off seeing on your first or second visit, time dependent of course.

Most are cheesy affairs but many are icons of New York and some are great value for money. I have included hyperlinks and the address.

My personal favourite is the Rockefeller Center and buying a ticket to go to the “Top Of The Rock” for the premier view in New York bar none.


Rockefeller Center / “Top Of The Rock” – Between 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Central Park – Central Park Conservancy, 14 E. 60th St, New York, NY, 10022

Ellis Island / Ellis Island Museum / Liberty Island / Statue Of Liberty – Access at Battery Park, 75 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280

The Staten Island Ferry / View of Statue Of Liberty – 4 South St, New York, NY 10004

MoMA Museum of Modern Art – 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

The High Line (High Line Park) – Between 10th and 12th Avenues, New York City, NY 10014

American Museum of Natural History – Central Park W & 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Grand Central Terminal – 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Times Square – Broadway, 7th Avenue, 42nd and 47th Streets

Brooklyn Bridge / Brooklyn Bridge Park – 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NBA Game – New York Knicks – Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

NBA Game – Brooklyn Nets – Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

NHL Game – New York Rangers – Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

MLB Game – New York Yankees – Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451

MLS Game – New York City FC – Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451

MLS Game – New York Red Bulls – Red Bull Arena, 600 Cape May St, Harrison, NJ 07029

NFL Game – New York Giants – 1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

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