The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%)

1. Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.5
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · 1954 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: 3/4/13: The Museum's Islamic wing is open again, after 8 years of expansion and renovation. (Trying to see all [fifteen galleries] in one day will wreck you; come back repeatedly.) Read more.

St. James Theatre is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

2. St. James Theatre

9.2
246 W 44th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Theater · Theater District · 76 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Sarah Larson attends "Manilow on Broadway" (1/30/13): "Manilow is music, of course, and he writes the songs. Another sing-along, an explosion of confetti over our heads, and then home..." Read more.

92nd Street Y is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

3. 92nd Street Y

8.8
1395 Lexington Ave (at E 92nd St), New York, NY
Community Center · Upper East Side · 63 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Be sure to catch the concert of remounted 'New Dance Group'-- founded in NY in 1932-- dances, incl. works by Anna Sokolow, Sophie Maslow, and others. Performance on 2/1/2013. Joan Acocella has more: Read more.

Greater Grace Temple City Of David is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

4. Greater Grace Temple City Of David

23500 W 7 Mile Rd (at Shiawassee), Detroit, MI
Church · Redford · 4 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Rosa Parks was born a hundred years ago, on Feb. 4, 1913. In 2008, David Remnick wrote about her funeral, held in Detroit, at Greater Grace Temple Church. Here's a look: Read more.

Madison Square Garden is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

5. Madison Square Garden

8.8
4 Penn Plz (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Basketball Stadium · 999 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "Cohen's recitations feel like religious ceremonies. That may not be an accident." Sasha Frere-Jones on Leonard Cohen, who plays MSG on 12/18/12. Read more.

6. Church of the Holy Apostles (Episcopal)

296 9th Ave (at W 28th St), New York, NY
Church · Chelsea · 2 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: In 1996, Ian Frazier started a writing workshop here at the largest soup kitchen in New York City Read more.

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

7. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

7.0
1255 Hempstead Tpke (at Earle Ovington Blvd.), Uniondale, NY
Hockey Stadium · 219 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "Follow the spandex!" Kayleen Schaefer went to Lululemon's annual sale, held at the Nassau Coliseum, and lived to tell the tale: Read more.

Pig and Khao is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

8. Pig and Khao

9.1
68 Clinton St (btwn Rivington & Stanton St), New York, NY
Filipino Restaurant · Lower East Side · 307 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "David Chang [tried] to create a new breed of Asian-American comfort food, but... the formula doesn't work." - Lizzie Widdicombe reviews Pig and Khao Read more.

9. Todd English Food Hall

1 W 59th St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Food Court · Midtown East · 154 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “This is a fancy food court, and it fulfills its function with gusto.” Indeed, it’s hard to go wrong with most of the selection, including their “startlingly delicious take on the ubiquitous cupcake.” Read more.

International Center of Photography is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

10. International Center of Photography

250 Bowery (btwn E Houston & Prince St), New York, NY
Art Gallery · NoLita · 64 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Vince Aletti on "Rise and Fall of Apartheid": "...it's the photographers who were on the front lines who give this show its great strength. Their work has lost none of its power or fury." Nov 12, 2012 Read more.

11. Mayfield

8.9
688 Franklin Ave (at Prospect Pl), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Crown Heights · 171 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "The food, creative yet controlled, is unusually delicious. Seafood fares particularly well..." -Hannah Goldfield, in the 2/4/2013 issue. Read more.

Bistro Petit is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

12. Bistro Petit

774 Driggs Ave (at S 3rd St.), Brooklyn, NY
French Restaurant · Williamsburg · 64 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "Indeed, it felt like good luck to eat there." Hannah Goldfield reviews Bistro Petit in the Nov. 12, 2012 issue: Read more.

13. Steinway Hall

9.0
109 W 57th St (at 6th Ave.), New York, NY
Music Store · Theater District · 4 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “With more than twelve thousand individual parts, including Canadian maple, Bavarian spruce, and Swedish steel, each piano takes nearly a year to assemble,” at the factory in Queens. Read more.

14. Manhattan School of Music

120 Claremont Ave (at Broadway), New York, NY
College Theater · West Harlem · 7 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: The delivery of seventeen brand-new grand pianos was “no ordinary U-Haul job”. As students and staff assisted with the movers, two trumpeters “played a fanfare, as if to greet an arriving monarch.” Read more.

15. Tibor de Nagy Gallery

8.9
724 5th Ave (btwn W 56th & W 57th St), New York, NY
Art Gallery · Midtown East · 1 tip

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: After opening in 1950, the gallery amounted to a salon for the New York School of poets, publishing the first or second books of John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, James Schuyler and Barbara Guest. Read more.

Barclays Center is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

16. Barclays Center

8.7
620 Atlantic Ave (at Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Basketball Stadium · Prospect Heights · 537 tips and reviews
Calliope is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

17. Calliope

84 E 4th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · East Village · 64 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "[T]errines, tarts, tripe, and rabbit... grownup food, which arrives as a whisper, not a shout." - Amelia Lester reviews Calliope in the 10/8/12 issue: Read more.

18. New York Public Library

9.2
476 5th Ave (at W 42nd St), New York, NY
Library · 529 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Tomorrow night (10/24/12) at 7 P.M., Don DeLillo will discuss his new short-story collection "The Angel Esmerelda" with writer Jonathan Franzen. Don't miss it! Read more.

19. The Fat Radish

17 Orchard St (btwn Hester & Canal St), New York, NY
English Restaurant · Chinatown · 223 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: The women look like they may be jewelry designers and are overheard pronouncing Kenya “Keen-ya”; the men are almost universally floppy-haired and insist on wearing their plaid scarves through dinner. Read more.

20. Roosevelt Island

New York, NY
Island · 78 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Near the landing dock, check out new "smart" parking spaces, featuring square sensors embedded in the pavement that monitor overstays. Read more.

21. Museum Mile

Fifth Avenue (btwn 82nd and 105th Streets), New York, NY
Road · Upper East Side · 11 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: This stretch might just as well refer to the distance spanned if you lined up, ends to end, all the paperweights, mouse pads, and refrigerator magnets with reproductions of famous paintings on them. Read more.

22. Whitney Museum of American Art

9.2
99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Meatpacking District · 435 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "The show, as installed by the artist [and] Scott Rothkopf, is an over-all art work in itself." Peter Schjeldahl reviews the Wade Guyton retrospective: http://nyr.kr/SyDICg

Reynard is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

23. Reynard

80 Wythe Ave (N 11th St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 160 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: At Reynards, "you don't feel like part of a parody, you just feel lucky to be there." Ariel Levy reviews Reynards: http://nyr.kr/NZLFAZ (9/24/12)

24. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

8.7
224 Waverly Pl (7th Avenue), New York, NY
Indie Theater · West Village · 16 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "[F]or a hundred minutes, his ruthless, ravaged caricatures of catastrophe manage to hold our attention with their sense of cultural doom." John Lahr reviews Adam Rapp's "Through the Yellow Hour": Read more.

25. Millesime

92 Madison Ave ((At 29th St)), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoMad · 52 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: It’s not easy to be a hotel restaurant. Too adventurous and you drive away the hotel guests; too predictable and you become a mere canteen for people who can’t be bothered to go out. Read more.

26. Brooklyn Museum

9.3
200 Eastern Pkwy (at Washington Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Art Museum · 424 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: The museum has transposed Lucy R. Lippard's cult classic book "Six Years"-- "art history written from the front lines, porous and unresolved"-- into an exhibit. Andrea K. Scott's review: Read more.

David H. Koch Theater is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

27. David H. Koch Theater

9.4
Lincoln Center Plaza (at W 63rd St & Columbus Ave), New York, NY
Theater · Lincoln Square · 65 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: "He was thinking of Tchaikovsky, he said." Joan Acocella on "Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée,'" part of the NYCB's Stravinsky/Balanchine festival 9/18-9/30 Read more.

28. High Line

9.4
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1499 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Don't miss the diminutive sculptures tucked into unexpected locations throughout the park, all part of "Lilliput," an exhibit curated by Cecilia Alemani and on display through April 14, 2013: Read more.

29. Alison Eighteen

15 W 18th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Union Square · 23 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “Like the service, the food is uneven but friendly.” The appetizers are a strong suit, and they are “justifiably proud” of their rotisserie. For dessert, head straight for the fragrant franzipan cake. Read more.

30. The Plaza Hotel

8.9
5th Avenue, Central Park South (at Central Park S), New York, NY
Hotel · Midtown East · 233 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Unfamiliar with the city and hiding out from fans, Charlie Chaplin once stayed here in 1916 because he didn’t know of any other hotel where you could dine. Read more.

31. Perla Cafe

234 W 4th St (West 10th st), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · West Village · 154 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: The Italian restaurant’s twist on potato chips and P.B. & J. may seem out of place, but “skip the scoffing and order.” Next, try one of their fresh pastas, and be sure to save room for secondi! Read more.

Harvard Club of New York City is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

32. Harvard Club of New York City

8.0
35 W 44th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Historic and Protected Site · Midtown East · 52 tips and reviews
Merchant's House Museum is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

33. Merchant's House Museum

8.9
29 E 4th St (at Lafayette Street), New York, NY
History Museum · NoHo · 25 tips and reviews
Central Park Zoo is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

34. Central Park Zoo

8.5
Central Park (btwn E 63rd & E 65th St), New York, NY
Zoo · Central Park · 248 tips and reviews
The Morgan Library & Museum is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

35. The Morgan Library & Museum

9.2
225 Madison Ave (btwn E 36th & E 37th St), New York, NY
Museum · Murray Hill · 179 tips and reviews
Rockefeller Center is one of The New Yorker's Level 10 (100%).

36. Rockefeller Center

9.1
Rockefeller Plaza (btwn W 49th & W 50th St), New York, NY
Plaza · Rockefeller Center · 848 tips and reviews

37. Alice in Wonderland Statue

8.9
Wallach Walk (btwn E 75th & 76th St), New York, NY
Outdoor Sculpture · Central Park · 56 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: The plaque reads “In Memory of My Wife, Margarita Delacorte, Who Loved All Children.” Not only must all children love Alice but when they go to the Park they must love Mrs. Delacorte, too. Read more.

38. Strand Bookstore

9.4
828 Broadway (at E 12th St), New York, NY
Bookstore · Greenwich Village · 592 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Books-by-the-Foot service provides ready-made libraries. “Bargain books,” a random selection of hardbacks, is the cheapest, at ten dollars a foot. For thirty dollars, clients can customize the color. Read more.

39. Hecho en Dumbo

354 Bowery (btwn Great Jones & E.4th), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · NoHo · 192 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: The place began life as an evening tenant at the Dumbo General Store, but the atmosphere in its new location on the Bowery is meant to evoke the sophistication of contemporary Mexico. Read more.

40. Poets House

8.8
10 River Ter (at Murray St), New York, NY
Library · Battery Park City · 16 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “And if you’re trying to describe a institution like Poets House,/…With a library, an auditorium, exhibition space, and reading rooms,/…Ordinary prose will not do.” –Ian Frazier Read more.

41. Hudson River Park

9.6
West St (btwn Battery Pl & W 59th St), New York, NY
Park · West Village · 117 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “My history is a Hudson River history,” said Albert Butzel in a 1997 Talk piece about his battle against highway expansion and for the park’s creation. It only took him twenty years. Read more.

42. New York Penn Station

5.7
1 Penn Plz (btwn W 31st & W 33rd St), New York, NY
Rail Station · Chelsea · 1667 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “At the moment of marching across Penn Station, there seemed to be mighty few travellers who would take sides for or against her.” —John O’Hara, “Drawing Room B” Read more.

43. Saks Fifth Avenue

8.8
611 5th Ave Fl 8 (btwn E 49th & E 50th St), New York, NY
Department Store · Midtown East · 290 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “While riding in Fifth Avenue buses, girls who knew Holden often thought they saw him walking past Saks’ … but it was usually somebody else.” —J. D. Salinger, “Slight Rebellion Off Madison” Read more.

44. CBS Broadcast Center

9.1
524 W 57th St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave), New York, NY
TV Station · Hell's Kitchen · 14 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “[Tomasina] had pretty much everything she wanted in life. She had a great job as an assistant producer of the ‘CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.’ ” —Jeffrey Eugenides, “Baster” Read more.

45. Bryant Park

9.5
W 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Midtown · 1228 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “Many of the midday strollers in the park are office workers; they have the subdued mood of prison inmates released into the yard for their daily hour of sunshine and exercise.” —Victor Chen, 1974 Read more.

46. Sony Wonder Technology Lab

550 Madison Ave (btw 55th St & 56th), New York, NY
Science Museum · Midtown East · 41 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: George Clinton, the Methuselah of funk, toured a robot exhibit here, and, even with a spiky mop of red, yellow, green, pink, and black braids, he managed to remain invisible to a school of preteens. Read more.

47. Bloomingdale's

8.2
1000 3rd Ave Fl 5 (btwn E 59th & E 60th St), New York, NY
Department Store · 343 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Don’t miss the basement around Christmastime “by thoughtlessly choosing to go to Europe instead.” It’s “a high adventure in smells”: bacon, leather, “rayon undies.” Read more.

48. The Jewish Museum

9.3
1109 5th Ave (at E 92nd St), New York, NY
Museum · Carnegie Hill · 73 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: There’s menorah mania in the gift shop of this spot, which, considering the many exhibits that feature artists such as Pissarro or Soutine, could easily be called the "I Didn’t Know They Were Jewish!" Read more.

49. Empire State Building

9.0
350 5th Ave (btwn 33rd & 34th St), New York, NY
Structure · Koreatown · 1174 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Letters addressed to God sent care of this address are classified as “misdirected” and burned in the Post Office basement, as reported in a 1934 Talk of the Town piece. Read more.

50. Washington Square Park

9.5
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY
Park · Greenwich Village · 708 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Home to a free summer music festival since 1953, where music “usually heard in the sanctity (some might say imprisonment) of small concert halls” mixes with the elements, as described in 1987. Read more.

51. New Museum

7.9
235 Bowery (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Lower East Side · 204 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Designed by the Japanese architects SANAA: “The visual signals this building sends—it is at once crisp and pliable, solid and permeable—seem deliberately ambiguous.” Read more.

52. The Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel

8.0
10 Central Park S (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Hotel Bar · Midtown East · 66 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: This Plaza Hotel bar is a bit of classic New York (Cary Grant went there in “North by Northwest”) and features fetching murals of Central Park in winter by Everett Shinn. Read more.

53. Marea

9.3
240 Central Park S (at 59th St & Broadway), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Theater District · 356 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Having already appropriated northern Italy (via Alto) and southern Italy (via Convivio), chef Michael White takes on the coast with this shrine to seafood. Read more.

54. Waldorf Astoria New York

301 Park Ave (btwn E 49th & E 50th St), New York, NY
Hotel · Midtown East · 275 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: In 1938, workmen laid down a new 2,295-square-foot rug in the lobby, “stopping only to extricate a workman who had fallen into its folds.” Read more.

55. Hotel Pennsylvania

401 7th Ave (at W 33rd St), New York, NY
Hotel · Chelsea · 314 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: In 1929, Mexican revolutionaries holed up here. In case of spies, they blasted “serenades and nocturnes played by a stringed trio” over a “battery of radios.” Read more.

56. Wyndham New Yorker

7.4
481 8th Ave (btwn 34th and 35th St), New York, NY
Hotel · Garment District · 211 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: It’s got our name, but it’s got nothing to do with the magazine. Read more.

57. Hammerstein Ballroom

7.6
311 W 34th St (btwn 8th & 9th Ave), New York, NY
Music Venue · Garment District · 90 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Charlie Chaplin said in 1978 that “it was Willie Hammerstein, Oscar’s son, who invented pie-throwing” as a gag for one of Chaplin’s acts. Read more.

58. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

9.3
11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Art Museum · 1874 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: “Immaculate, rectilinear, capacious, and chaste,” John Updike wrote in 2004 after the museum’s renovation. Read more.