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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park

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Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park

Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park

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Beautiful Sunset in Midtown Manhattan

Beautiful Sunset in Midtown Manhattan

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From Wall Street's skyscrapers to the neon of Times Square to Central Park's leafy paths, New York City pulses with an irrepressible energy. History meets hipness in this global center of entertainment, fashion, media, and finance. World-class museums like MoMA and unforgettable icons like the Statue of Liberty beckon, but discovering the subtler strains of New York's vast ambition is equally rewarding: ethnic enclaves and shops, historic streets of dignified brownstones, and trendy bars and eateries all add to the urban buzz.

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A Comeback Story That Stretches 20 Blocks
Samantha's Pick A Comeback Story That Stretches 20 Blocks

An abandoned elevated train line is transformed into the High Line, a glorious landscaped park that offers a new perspective on this thrilling city.

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Grocery Store of the Gods
Samantha's Pick Grocery Store of the Gods

Eataly is a glorious food hall that celebrates everything gourmet. Swirl sugar into an espresso or slowly sip a prosecco. Just enjoy.

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Brooklyn, Baby!
Samantha's Pick Brooklyn, Baby!

Check out hotels in downtown Brooklyn for a unique local feel that’s still just a few stops on the subway from Manhattan.

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Spend Some Time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Spend Some Time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

No trip to New York would be complete without seeing the largest art museum in the country. Set aside an afternoon for this one. Or perhaps the whole day.

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Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

For spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, take the subway to Brooklyn and walk back over the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll end up right at City Hall Park.

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Look Down From the Top of the Rock
Look Down From the Top of the Rock

Since undergoing a $75 million facelift, the Top of the Rock has rivaled the Empire State Building for the coveted Best View of Manhattan. See for yourself!

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Behold Central Park
Behold Central Park

Nothing can prepare you for the awesomeness of Central Park. The 843-acre natural retreat lies smack-bang in the middle of Manhattan—you can’t miss it.

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