The Local's Guide to New York City
By An Trieu November 27, 2021
TOP OF THE ROCK
Observation Deck located at Rockefeller Center, one of the best and classic must-stop attractions for 360 degree views of NYC.
Must- visits include The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, Wollman Rink, The Mall, The Pond, The Reservoir, & The Conservatory Garden
Untermyer park & gardens
Park located in Yonkers, NY, known for Wall Garden, Greek-style temple and amphitheater with overlook to Hudson River. Free admission.
THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM
Art museum located in Queens, NY. Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi, the leading sculptor and designer of the 20th century. Don't miss a visit to the Museum Shop.
roosevelt island tramway
Fun and unique way to see NYC skyline by taking the tramway to Roosevelt Island. Round trip cost $5.50.
franklin d. roosevelt four freedoms state park
This triangular shaped park was designed by the iconic architect Louis I. Kahn. Located on Roosevelt Island and overlooking Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
After visiting DUMBO, walk Brooklyn Bridge Park and take a detour to Squibb Bridge for unique views of Manhattan skyline.
GRAND ARMY PLAZA
Historical landmark in Brooklyn, NY, located next to Brooklyn museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, and many lively neighborhoods.
Known as FiDi. Home to Wall Street and sky-high buildings. Visit Stone Street, National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One World Trade Center, the Oculus, & Charging Bull.
EAST VILLAGE & WEST VILLAGE
The best foodie and nightlife spots in Manhattan besides Chinatown and Koreatown. Next are Williamsburg and Greenpoint in Brooklyn, Astoria and Flushing in Queens.