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Top 5 Free Attractions


The New York Public Library.  

Brooklyn Bridge
Tillary St. at Adams St., Brooklyn.
This mile-long, Industrial Age wonder has inspired painter Georgia O’Keefe and poet Hart Crane among others.

Central Park
Fifth Ave. at 59th St.
Fifty-eight miles of pedestrian pathways lead 25 million visitors around the reservoir, the Boathouse, and the Belvedere Castle.

National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green, nr. Broadway; 212-514-3700.
Aside from being open every day of the year except Christmas, this trove of Native American culture is housed in a Beaux Arts masterpiece dating back to 1907.

New York Public Library
476 Fifth Ave., at 41st St.; 212-930-0830.
This majestic library’s revolving series of concerts, lectures, and art exhibitions is open to everyone. Plus, its backyard is Bryant Park.

Staten Island Ferry
4 South St., at Whitehall St.; 718-727-2508.
A Fanta-orange commuter vessel that offers stunning panoramic views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. (It’s your one excuse to see the forsaken fifth borough.)

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