Downtown Manhattan (Downtown) Attractions

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  • usmboyzzz
    Sontag, MS299 contributions
    if you're going to visit one place in NYC, this is it. we did not hire a guide, but we did rent a pair of the audio devices with headphones which were $10 each. Very much worth it. There is so much emotion that I felt during this visit. You can't help but be moved and changed. Never forget.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • Clark845
    Vancouver, Canada277 contributions
    The High Line is a marvel of adaptive reuse. This elevated park on a disused rail line runs from Gansevoort Street in the meatpacking district to Hudson Yards. During the warmer months it is packed with people strolling along or hanging out in the various nooks and crannies along the way. It winds it's way thru Chelsea and cuts thru the former Nabisco complex at Chelsea Market. At the Market it is possible to stop off for a nosh to refresh yourself before continuing on. This is the quintessential take the folks out for a fun time sort of adventure. Highly recommended.
    Written 8 March 2023
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  • Traveller2023
    York, UK93 contributions
    Free ferry ride across the river. Floated as an alternative to the Statue of Liberty tour for views of the the statue, it doesn’t really go past close enough for that. The highlight is the view of Manhattan skyline. Not busy and way to get a good view.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Janette C
    7 contributions
    We did this one on a very clear, and cold , day but what an amazing experience. Choose you day carefully as if it's raining, you may only see clouds. 360 views of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs , incredible.
    Written 10 March 2023
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  • Kelly Umholtz
    Houston, TX2 contributions
    Visiting the 9/11 workshop museum was a highlight of my trip to NYC. Gary’s stories and photographs brought the devastation and grief in the aftermath of 9/11 to life in such an honoring way to the first responders and also the victims and their families. His workshop carry’s the raw emotion and legacy of this devastating attack on our country and helps people ,like me, get a taste of what many experienced in the days and months following of 9/11. Don’t let the small size of the museum fool you. There is a lot of material, artifacts and stories to see. I spent 2 hours there! It was an honor to meet Gary while at the museum with his warm welcome and friendly demeanor.
    Written 13 March 2023
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  • ldjs
    Fort Lee, NJ617 contributions
    Interesting and certainly memorable architecture, clean and modern space, a pleasure to walk and shop. Maybe a bit too sterile in somewhat shocking contrast in esthetics to old New York subway stations. Very airy and spacious.
    Definitely worth stopping by..
    Written 10 March 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,709 contributions
    Greenwich Village is on the Western side of Braodway which tends to be the trendy side. We were staying on East 13th and felt it was equally good.
    Written 3 February 2023
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  • Madison Y
    Thornton Cleveleys, UK77 contributions
    Really enjoyed our tour - we did a tour that focused on two families - one that came over fleeing the war and another who came from Puerto Rico for employment. Loved that we sat in the actual apartment with some keepsakes donated by the families.

    Our guide was lovely and very engaging.

    The area the museum/shop is in I found to be a little sketchy - we were hassled whilst starting our tour on the street however people moved on when we didn’t engage.

    Lovely gift shop that was reasonably priced.

    Would definitely visit again. Yes it’s $30 per person which I see is mentioned often in the reviews but honestly we felt it was absolutely worth it.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • Gregsky
    Ottawa, Canada911 contributions
    This park and tribute is a must-see for every person visiting New York. Very respectfully and tastefully executed.
    Written 12 March 2023
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  • Barbara-BrookeMorales-Murphy
    London, UK1,039 contributions
    This is a beautiful and well-kept area in the city. Explore by walking Sohos streets. Lovely architecture, high-end stores, beautiful restaurants, and cafés. Enjoy!
    Written 13 February 2023
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  • Gary H
    Niagara Falls, Canada75 contributions
    You can feel it. It draws your senses.
    Very tastefully rededicated to the fallen. That is all that needs to be said.
    Written 5 March 2023
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  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada532 contributions
    The Whitney Museum of American Art is situated between the High Line and the Hudson River and the exterior reveals the design genius of Renzo Piano. I was enthralled with the engineering of the property and the collection of Edward Hopper depicting NYC's iconic skyline and picturesque landmarks. The 2 Lizards was an amusing piece, looking like a pair of lizards that could be used for a Geico TV commercial.

    A retail shop provided me with a selection of assorted museum fare and the Whitney Cafe offered grab-and-go dining.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Mich Herondale
    92 contributions
    A very nice park to go for a walk, it's great to relax and there's many people doing lots of different things.
    Written 8 March 2023
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  • Mich Herondale
    92 contributions
    This is such a gorgeous neighborhood, the architecture is stunning and it's a lot more peaceful than midtown.
    Very nice place to go for a relaxing walk.

    And we went around Halloween and there were a lot of building decorated, which was very cool to see.

    I also visited Cornelia Street, (I had to as a Taylor fan).
    Written 8 March 2023
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  • Deaf_Leopard
    Trondheim, Norway435 contributions
    The kind of museum that you have to visit. That said the museum in itself feels like a missed opportunity for a great museum.
    Some cool info, but its lacking in variety and depth.
    Written 8 March 2023
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