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Essential NYC
High Line is one of Essential NYC.

1. High Line

9.4
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1498 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best place to remember why you love Manhattan takes you above the city while keeping you rooted in urban life. Walk through a field of wildflowers as cabs zoom along the street beneath you. Read more.

Employees Only is one of Essential NYC.

2. Employees Only

8.9
510 Hudson St (at Christopher St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · West Village · 510 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Arrive early at this best bar for birthdays to claim to prime barside real estate, and order a round of original cocktails mixed by rascally, white-jacketed gents. Read more.

Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of Essential NYC.

3. Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.5
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Central Park · 1951 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best place to gawk at priceless art has a collection that is seemingly endless, spanning creepy Egyptian tombs to the shimmering Impressionist paintings to an unparalleled costume collection. Read more.

Brooklyn Bridge is one of Essential NYC.

4. Brooklyn Bridge

9.5
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY
Bridge · 1009 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best view of NYC offers a stunning panorama. From the midpoint of the massive suspension bridge, there are spectacular sight lines of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and lower Manhattan. Read more.

New York Transit Museum is one of Essential NYC.

5. New York Transit Museum

9.0
Boerum Pl (at Schermerhorn St), Brooklyn, NY
History Museum · Downtown Brooklyn · 134 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best New York-focused museum is housed in a decommissioned subway station. Make sure to see the excellent collection of vintage subway cars. Read more.

Buvette is one of Essential NYC.

6. Buvette

9.2
42 Grove St (btwn Bedford & Bleecker St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · West Village · 528 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best birthday restaurant offers a homey French feast, centered on a shareable dish like roasted chicken, for groups of 8 to 12 on the long “kitchen table” in the back. Read more.

Brooklyn Flea - Williamsburg is one of Essential NYC.

7. Brooklyn Flea - Williamsburg

50 Kent Ave (btwn N 11th & N 12th St), Brooklyn, NY
Flea Market · Williamsburg · 105 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best year-round market brings together 150 local vendors carrying all manner of vintage, handmade and antique wares. The Flea will move to its winter location on November 26. Read more.

Bronx Museum of the Arts is one of Essential NYC.

8. Bronx Museum of the Arts

9.1
1040 Grand Concourse (at E 165th St.), Bronx, NY
Art Museum · Concourse · 40 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best place to remember why you love the Bronx places equal weight on forms such as graffiti art and folk-art as well as more conceptual art. Don’t miss the lively First Friday parties. Read more.

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) is one of Essential NYC.

9. Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

7.9
2 Columbus Cir (btwn 8th Ave & Broadway), New York, NY
Art Museum · Theater District · 81 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best spot to discover your new favorite hobby gives you an up-close view of its artisans-in-residence during its daily open studio. Interactive workshops offer hands-on training from the experts. Read more.

Peels is one of Essential NYC.

10. Peels

325 Bowery (at E 2nd St), New York, NY
Breakfast Spot · East Village · 381 tips and reviews

nymagnymag: The baked goods are the standout here, like the $3 fluffy biscuits, which you can stuff with scrambled eggs and melted pepper-jack cheese. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!

Caracas Arepa Bar is one of Essential NYC.

11. Caracas Arepa Bar

9.0
291 Grand St (btwn Roebling & Havemeyer St), Brooklyn, NY
Arepa Restaurant · Williamsburg · 220 tips and reviews

Cara C.Cara Capello: Is there anything not to like?

Sake Bar Decibel is one of Essential NYC.

12. Sake Bar Decibel

9.1
240 E 9th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY
Sake Bar · East Village · 255 tips and reviews

christian b.christian bovine: Decibel 240 E 9th StreetOne of the best Sake Bars in LES. You have to go downstairs to find it, so its hard to miss. Read more.

Café Habana is one of Essential NYC.

13. Café Habana

9.0
17 Prince St (at Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Cuban Restaurant · NoLita · 621 tips and reviews

HuffPostHuffPost: The takeout/delivery menu is different than the dine-in menu. Take out is limited, but the Steak Torta is delicious and delivery super-speedy. The Mexican corn can be considered a tourist attraction.

Felix is one of Essential NYC.

14. Felix

7.7
340 W Broadway (at Grand St.), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 98 tips and reviews

Ben F.Ben Farren: Felix: I own you

DuMont is one of Essential NYC.

15. DuMont

432 Union Ave (btwn Metropolitan Ave & Devoe St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · East Williamsburg · 146 tips and reviews
Num Pang Sandwich Shop is one of Essential NYC.

16. Num Pang Sandwich Shop

21 E 12th St (btwn 5th Ave & University Pl), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Greenwich Village · 278 tips and reviews
Motorino is one of Essential NYC.

17. Motorino

8.4
349 E 12th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Pizza Place · East Village · 316 tips and reviews
The Cannibal Beer & Butcher is one of Essential NYC.

18. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

113 E 29th St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Rose Hill · 200 tips and reviews
Duke's is one of Essential NYC.

19. Duke's

5.6
560 3rd Ave (at E 37th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Murray Hill · 119 tips and reviews
DBGB Kitchen and Bar is one of Essential NYC.

20. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

299 Bowery (at E Houston St), New York, NY
Gastropub · East Village · 364 tips and reviews
Café Gitane is one of Essential NYC.

21. Café Gitane

8.2
242 Mott St (at Prince St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoLita · 305 tips and reviews
PUBLIC is one of Essential NYC.

22. PUBLIC

210 Elizabeth St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Australian Restaurant · NoLita · 215 tips and reviews
EN Japanese Brasserie is one of Essential NYC.

23. EN Japanese Brasserie

8.6
435 Hudson St (at Leroy St.), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · West Village · 262 tips and reviews
Freemans is one of Essential NYC.

24. Freemans

8.8
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 565 tips and reviews
Mercer Kitchen is one of Essential NYC.

25. Mercer Kitchen

8.3
99 Prince St (at Mercer St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · SoHo · 406 tips and reviews
The Grey Dog - Nolita is one of Essential NYC.

26. The Grey Dog - Nolita

8.1
244 Mulberry St (btwn Spring & Prince St), New York, NY
Café · NoLita · 299 tips and reviews
La Colombe Torrefaction is one of Essential NYC.

27. La Colombe Torrefaction

8.7
319 Church St (at Lispenard St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Tribeca · 246 tips and reviews
Tartinery is one of Essential NYC.

28. Tartinery

209 Mulberry St (at Spring St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoLita · 117 tips and reviews
Saturdays NYC is one of Essential NYC.

29. Saturdays NYC

9.1
31 Crosby St (btwn Grand & Broome St), New York, NY
Clothing Store · SoHo · 254 tips and reviews
Pure Food and Wine is one of Essential NYC.

30. Pure Food and Wine

54 Irving Pl (btwn 17th & 18th St.), New York, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Gramercy Park · 158 tips and reviews
Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar is one of Essential NYC.

31. Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar

9 Crosby St (btwn Grand & Howard St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 42 tips and reviews
Café Integral is one of Essential NYC.

32. Café Integral

135 Grand St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · SoHo · 38 tips and reviews
Salvation Taco is one of Essential NYC.

33. Salvation Taco

145 E 39th St (btwn 3rd & Lexington Ave.), New York, NY
Taco Place · Murray Hill · 309 tips and reviews
Resto is one of Essential NYC.

34. Resto

111 E 29th St (btwn Park Ave S & Lexington), New York, NY
Belgian Restaurant · Rose Hill · 173 tips and reviews
Wogies Bar & Grill is one of Essential NYC.

35. Wogies Bar & Grill

7.8
39 Greenwich Ave (at Charles St.), New York, NY
Bar · West Village · 111 tips and reviews
Dover Street Market is one of Essential NYC.

36. Dover Street Market

8.9
160 Lexington Ave (at E 30th St), New York, NY
Boutique · Rose Hill · 68 tips and reviews
Levain Bakery is one of Essential NYC.

37. Levain Bakery

9.3
167 W 74th St (at Amsterdam Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Upper West Side · 857 tips and reviews
American Museum of Natural History is one of Essential NYC.

38. American Museum of Natural History

9.1
200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St), New York, NY
Science Museum · Upper West Side · 1389 tips and reviews
Little Collins is one of Essential NYC.

39. Little Collins

667 Lexington Ave (btwn E 55th & E 56th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Midtown East · 443 tips and reviews
The Meatball Shop is one of Essential NYC.

40. The Meatball Shop

64 Greenwich Ave (at Perry St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · West Village · 275 tips and reviews
Mermaid Oyster Bar is one of Essential NYC.

41. Mermaid Oyster Bar

9.1
79 Macdougal St (btwn Bleecker & W Houston St), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 266 tips and reviews
Turntable Chicken Jazz is one of Essential NYC.

42. Turntable Chicken Jazz

314 5th Ave #F # 2 (at W 32nd St), New York, NY
Wings Joint · Koreatown · 285 tips and reviews
Don's Bogam Korean BBQ & Wine is one of Essential NYC.

43. Don's Bogam Korean BBQ & Wine

9.0
17 E 32nd St. (Between Madison & 5th), New York, NY
Korean Restaurant · NoMad · 148 tips and reviews
Hillstone is one of Essential NYC.

44. Hillstone

8.9
153 E 53rd St (SW 54th & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Midtown East · 202 tips and reviews
Sweet Chick is one of Essential NYC.

45. Sweet Chick

8.9
164 Bedford Ave (at N 8th St), Brooklyn, NY
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Williamsburg · 312 tips and reviews
Acne Studios is one of Essential NYC.

46. Acne Studios

8.7
33 Greene St (at Grand St), New York, NY
Clothing Store · SoHo · 19 tips and reviews
Curry-Ya is one of Essential NYC.

47. Curry-Ya

8.0
214 E 10th St (btwn 1st and 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Japanese Curry Restaurant · East Village · 115 tips and reviews
Sauce Restaurant is one of Essential NYC.

48. Sauce Restaurant

7.9
78 Rivington St (at Allen St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 188 tips and reviews
Verboten is one of Essential NYC.

49. Verboten

54 N 11th St (btwn Wythe & Kent Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Nightclub · Williamsburg · 62 tips and reviews
RedFarm is one of Essential NYC.

50. RedFarm

8.4
529 Hudson St (btwn Charles & W 10th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · West Village · 289 tips and reviews