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Top 10 New York City Landmarks
These are the sites the city that never sleeps has to offer! Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 New York City landmarks. For this list, we’ve covered all the hotspots in the that you have to see at least .

#10: Grand Central Station
Covering a total of forty-eight acres and acting as a hub for the City, this classy and grandiose depot is home to more platforms than any other across the globe. As an enduring favorite for Hollywood, it has made scores of in countless television shows and cinematic blockbusters, as a location even on screen. Catering to over 20 million commuting locals and visitors each year, Grand Central Terminal aptly sits as one of the ten in the world.

#9: Coney Island
Situated on the end of Brooklyn, this peninsula is the ultimate outdoor leisure and destination for City residents. Connecting a few of New York’s major beaches, the seaside resort has attracted millions each year ever since opening in the 1880s and continues to be a favorite tourist destination. Home to a string of , Coney also plays host to some of the U.S.’s most iconic historical gems in the world of , including The Wonder Wheel and Cyclone . These are just two among only a handful of amusement park attractions recorded in the National Register of Historic Places.

#8: Brooklyn Bridge
Finished in 1883, this cable-stayed was the first steel-wire suspension bridge ever built, and it connects the of Manhattan and Brooklyn. With more than 120,000 , 4,000 and 3,000 crossing it each day, the Brooklyn Bridge is the in NYC, and today it stands as one of the city’s finest . It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972. Although oily characters have often tried to the Bridge to unsuspecting rubes for a bargain, the bridge remains a priceless New York landmark.

#7: New York Public Library [Main Branch]
The center of the fourth largest library system in the , the New York Public Library’s main chapter is the organization’s largest and . Officially “The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building,” the central branch was opened in 1911 Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, adjacent to the local-favorite Bryant Park. Another favorite destination for Hollywood films hoping to situate themselves within the City, the flagship is a lively character in its own right, featuring the famous Rose Main Reading Room and being declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

#6: Fifth Avenue
Stretching from the neighborhoods of to , this bustling is 6.2 miles of landmarks, lavish apartments, and luxurious retail boutiques. Home to iconic American treasures including the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and the Rockefeller Center, there’s no shortage of ornamental reverence along this thoroughfare. It boasts dozens of flagship stores and department emporiums from some of the industry’s most names, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Lord & Taylor. Fifth Avenue has continually enduredas one of the U.S.’s busiest and shopping promenades - so prepare to bid your savings a fond farewell.

#5: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home to many museums, including the Guggenheim and MoMA, NYC is renowned for its embrace of the arts. However, to the other artistic institutions, nothing compares with the . Casually referred to as “The Met,” this two million square-foot realm of awe-inspiring works is the largest art museum in the country and one of the most-visited in the world. With a generous admission, this sees an annual average of five million visitors every year.

#4: Empire State Building
Measuring 1,250 feet to the base of its spire, this iconic surpassed the equally renowned and ARTfully DECOrative, or art deco, Building as the tallest in the world in 1931, a it held for over forty years. A national landmark, the Empire State Building was ranked #1 on the American Institute of Architects’ List of America’s Favorite Architecture in 2007. Today, it stands as the fifth tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. Its outdoor observatory is especially popular, having been visited by over a hundred million over its lifetime.

#3: Statue of Liberty
Positioned on the appropriately titled Liberty Island in New York , Lady Liberty has stood as a colossal welcoming beacon for and returning since the 1880s. The statue’s astonishing interior is open to the public for ; however only a limited number of people are permitted to ascend to her each day. The neoclassical beauty of ’s masterpiece can also be appreciated from all around, including back in the mainland’s Battery Park, and especially at sunset.

#2: Central Park
Despite having over 1,700 public parks, including the historical Union, Washington, Gramercy and Madison Square Parks, selecting the must-visit among all of them was no contest. Situated in the , Central Park is one of the most filmed and photographed locations in the world. The Park blissfully blends nature with buildings in the background, including the world famous Plaza Hotel. Covering 843 , it’s actually only the city’s fifth largest park, but it’s the U.S.’s most popular, receiving approximately 37 million visitors roaming across her grounds each year.
Before we visit our top pick, here are honorable mentions:
- South Street Seaport
- National September 11 Memorial & Museum
- High Line

#1: Times Square
With like “The Heart of the World” and “The Center of the Universe” attached to it, there was never any question that this and blazing intersection would take the top spot. As the central hub for New York’s Broadway district as well as a major for all things entertainment, Times Square draws in an annual average of fifty million visitors. Even a slow day sees 300,000 pass through. With an abundance of prominent names and landmarks, this destination is proof that New York is truly the Empire State.
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