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40 Things to Do in New York City (Video)


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This quick New York City insider travel guide for sightseeing Manhattan will take you through Things to Do, Eat and Neighborhoods to check out. It will guide you through the top attractions in NYC. Activities are listed by neighborhood so you can tackle this itinerary easily.

I’ve lived in New York City (Manhattan) for close to nine years. If you think this Big Bad Apple is exciting, charged and quick-paced, then you’re right!  The city doesn’t sleep and for its ladder-climbing-strap-holding citizens, that’s a good thing. Life is lived on the run. Just like the way Manhattanites like it.

Anything I miss? Leave it down in the comments section below.

40 Things to Do in New York City

Note: Due recent content scrapings and duplication of my City Guide posts, relevant information is included in the video and summarized below.


1.  9/11 memorial to the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers

2.  9/11 Museum,  Admission: $24, Tuesdays Free after 6pm

3.  Wall Street Charging Bull.,  Broadway and Morris Street

4.  Wall Street, Between Broad and Wall Street

5.  Federal Hall Memorial, 26 Wall Street

6.  Brooklyn Bridge

7.  Statue of Liberty, Governors Island

8.  Staten Island Ferry, Admission: Free

Lower East Side

9. Katz’s Famous Delicatessen


10. Chinatown

11. Street Eats:  Boba Tea in Chinatown

 Little Italy

12.  Little Italy

13.  Street Eats: Cannoli in Little Italy

14.  Soho for Shopping

15.  Soho Cobblestone streets (Mercer, Greene, Bond & Wooster Streets)

West Village

16.  Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes,  401 Bleeker Street/11th St

Union Square

17.  Union Square Park, 14th & Broadway  (Fresh Market, Dog Park, People Watching)

Meatpacking District to Chelsea

18.  High Line Park, Gansevoort St to 30th St/9th-11th Aves)


19.  Bus Tours/ Film Location Tour (Review of my Sex & the City hotspots tour with  OnLocation Tours coming )

20.  New York Food Tours  (Read my review of Ahoy NY Food Tours & Tastings)

21.  Eating at a Breakfast Truck in NYC (Video)

28. Subway performances, Trains


22.  Empire State, 350 5th Ave

23. B & H Photo and Camera Store, 34th St & 9th Ave

24.  New York Public Library

25.  Bryant Park

26. Chrysler Building

27. Grand Central, 89 East 42nd St,

29. Times Square, Broadway Ave/ 42nd- 53rd St

30.  Broadway Theater District, 40th-54th Streets, 7th and Broadway

31.  Halal Food Truck in NYC (Video)

5th Avenue

32.  Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller

33.  Top of the Rock

34.  FAO Schwartz (next to the giant Apple Store)

Central Park Area

35.  Columbus Circle, 59th & Broadway

36. Central Park, 59th -110th Streets/ 5th & 8th Aves, Website

37. Bike Rentals & Park Tours at Central Park  (Cost ranges from $15+)

38. Horse Carriage & Pedicab Tours  (Costs start at $155+)

39. John Lennon’s “Imagine” Memorial, Central Park west & 72nd St

Lincoln Center

40. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (62nd-65th Streets)

Still want more?

Foodie Guides: Eat the Streets Manhattan

A Food Guide of Ethnic Neighborhoods in NYC

(Video) Eating at a Breakfast Truck in NYC

(Video) Halal Food Truck in NYC



Music:  Someone_Your_Own_Size | YouTube Commons

Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons: Daniel Schwen, Jim Henderson, Eldar Kalmalov

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  1. jonthan swirsk6 says:

    If u like cheese cake…got to try “lindy’s” in penn. Station or just penn. Station alone is somthing all its own..;)

  2. Very cool list Christine.

    As a NJer who’s spent much time in the City I feel you have all the great spots covered.

    Even though they’re terrible this year I’d say for any tourist to definitely catch a Knicks game at MSG.

    They may be struggling but it’s still an amazing experience.

    I went to Game 4 of the 99 Finals – Game 4 I think at least – and the place exploded as it was their only win of the series. I’ve also been to a few regular season games over the years.

    Thanks for the share!


    • Christine Kaaloa says:

      @Ryan: haha.. I wish I had thought of that. That’s a great add. I’ve not gone to a game yet! How about baseball teams? Which do you root for?

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