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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!

New York's best

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The best things to do in New York this winter

Shake off the cold with the festivals, concerts and culture you can’t miss this season

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Attractions

The 50 best sights and attractions in NYC

From historical landmarks to newer destinations, here are the best sights to visit in NYC for tourists and locals alike

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Restaurants

100 best New York restaurants

From unimpeachable classics to buzzy newcomers, these are the spots to know right now

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Bars

The best bars in New York, as chosen by bar experts

NYC’s top bar brass (bartenders, sommeliers, tastemakers) voted on the city’s best bars—and here are the gilded winners

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Best free things to do in NYC

We’ve got the best free events, shows, parties and things to do in town right here—no money down

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The best NYC movie theaters

Whether you're into indies, classics or new releases, here are the best NYC movie theaters to watch your flick

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Theater

Best Broadway shows

The musicals, plays and revivals to see now

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Attractions

The best free museums in NYC

Our favorite completely free institutions in the city for checking out art, history and even a few gravestones

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Art

The top 10 art museums in NYC

We picked the best art museums in New York showcasing the world's finest art, from classics to contemporary works

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Restaurants

The 100 best dishes and drinks in NYC

From genre-bending pasta to big-money cocktails, here’s our annual guide to the 100 best dishes and drinks 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

Restaurants

Best coffee shops in New York

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Restaurants

Where to eat the best ramen in NYC

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Restaurants

The best Italian restaurants in NYC

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Restaurants

The best breakfast restaurants in NYC

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New York bars

Bars

The 10 best cocktails in NYC

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Bars

The 13 best bars with fireplaces in NYC

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Bars

The best beer in NYC

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Bars

The best wine bars in NYC

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Broadway and New York theater

Theater

Best Broadway shows

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Theater

Best Off Broadway shows

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Theater

Best Off-Off Broadway venues

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Theater

Best theater bars and cafes

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Live music in New York

Music

The best jazz clubs in NYC

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Music

Best big live-music venues

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Music

Best downtown rock clubs

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Music

Best classic New York venues

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Things to Do in New York

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Best walking tours in NYC

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The 10 best views in NYC

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The best places to take out-of-towners (that you’ll love too)

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The best apps for New York City

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Art in New York

Art

The best free art exhibitions in NYC

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Art

Best Chelsea art galleries

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Art

Best Lower East Side art galleries

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Art

The top 10 spots to see graffiti in NYC

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New York clubs and nightlife

Nightlife

The 10 best places to dance in NYC

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Clubs

Best parties

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Clubs

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

Shopping

15 best shops in NYC

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Shopping

The best tattoo shops in NYC

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Shopping

The best vintage clothes shops in New York

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Shopping

The best flea markets in New York

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New York comedy

Comedy

The best comedy clubs

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Comedy

The best comedy shows run by female comedians

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Comedy

The best comedy shows this month

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Comedy

The best weekly improv comedy club shows

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New York books

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The 14 best books of 2015

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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

5 comments
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.