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New York may be the epicenter of the contemporary art world—or at least the market that buoys it up—but it’s also a treasure house of earlier work. Lovers of Impressionist art in particular are extraordinarily well served by museums in NYC; the Metropolitan Museum of Art owns 37 paintings by Monet alone, and there are stellar works, too, by Cézanne, Manet, Renoir, and others at the Museum of Modern Art and Brooklyn Museum. This loose-knit group of painters was in thrall to urban life—bustling streets and cafés occupy as much canvas as water lilies and haystacks—so the pairing of art and location makes perfect sense. Here’s a Top Ten, listed chronologically, to get you started.