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New York's best: The top things to do in NYC

Find New York City's best restaurants, bars, theater, events and live music with our authoritative guide to the best Gotham has to offer

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Find the best things to see and do in New York City right now—from Gotham's best restaurants and bars to rooftop films and burlesque. In these best-of lists, our editors spotlight the superlative events and venues that'll keep you cultured and entertained all year long. Ready? Let's get going!

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The best NYC movie theaters

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The best Broadway shows

The musicals, plays and revivals to see now

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The best free museums in NYC

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Best things to do by borough

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Manhattan

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Brooklyn

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Queens

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Bronx

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Staten Island

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See the best things to do by neighborhood

New York restaurants

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Best coffee shops in New York

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The best Italian restaurants in NYC

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The best breakfast restaurants in NYC

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New York bars

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The 10 best cocktails in NYC

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The 13 best bars with fireplaces in NYC

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The best beer in NYC

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The best wine bars in NYC

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Broadway and New York theater

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Best Broadway shows

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Best Off Broadway shows

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Best Off-Off Broadway venues

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Best theater bars and cafes

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Live music in New York

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The best jazz clubs in NYC

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Best big live-music venues

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Best downtown rock clubs

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Best classic New York venues

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Things to Do in New York

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Art in New York

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The best free art exhibitions in NYC

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Best Chelsea art galleries

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Best Lower East Side art galleries

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The top 10 spots to see graffiti in NYC

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New York clubs and nightlife

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The 10 best places to dance in NYC

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Best burlesque shows

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LGBT

The best gay club nights and parties in NYC

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Shopping in New York

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The best tattoo shops in NYC

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The best vintage clothes shops in New York

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The best flea markets in New York

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New York comedy

Comedy

The best comedy clubs

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The best comedy shows run by female comedians

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The best comedy shows this month

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The best weekly improv comedy club shows

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New York books

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The best books about New York

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The best bookstores

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The best NYC authors of all time

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Comments

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Rhea S
Rhea S

I'm going to do go crazy in New York City!! just got my tickets last week thanks to Lufthansa's amazing ticket prices :) bit.ly/1Da11sS

Bob-der-Baumeister
Bob-der-Baumeister

hi i am bobiebob the baumeister and i live in the central parc, my best friends are the birds

Walter Streng
Walter Streng

The BEST ROCK SHOP in New York City is by far ROCK STAR CRYSTALS. Located in Manhattan, they have the best collection of rocks and minerals at the lowest prices! Check them out at www.rockstarcrystalsmanhattan.com or call them at 212 675 3065. Their store is open every day, and seeing is believing, so check them out.