Formerly The Museum of Television & Radio, this institution focuses on the social impact of media technology, as well as the collection and preservation of TV and radio programs since the 1950s, of which more than 150,000 are available to be viewed or listened to at private consoles.
Hours: W, F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm
Suggested contribution: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children under 14
(Opens Oct. 8, 2018)
Outdoor ice-skating in the center of Midtown Manhattan.
Hours: Daily 8:30 am-midnight, each session lasts 90 mins
Admission: $25-$33 adults, $15 seniors/children under 11
Skate rental: $12.50
Skate lessons: Daily 9 am-6 pm, $50 per half hour
Dedicated to local, national and international artists of African descent, the permanent collection boasts more than 1,600 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations, as well as temporary exhibitions.
Hours: Th-F noon-9 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm
Suggested donation: $7 adults, $3 seniors/students, children under 12 and Su free
After Jan. 15, 2018, the museum will be closed to construct its new home on its current site. Stay tuned.
The reconstruction of the boyhood home of the 26th president of the United States—the first president to be born in New York City (Donald Trump, the nation’s 45th president, is the second president to be born in the city; Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens)—includes period rooms, museum galleries and a bookstore. The period rooms can only be seen on guided tours, which are available every hour 10 am-4 pm (no tour at noon).
Hours: W-Su 9 am-5 pm; closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Open 365 days a year, the observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center welcomes visitors with panoramic vistas some 70 floors above the ground.
Hours: Daily 8 am-midnight (last elevator ascends at 11 pm).
Admission: $36 adults, $34 seniors (62+), $30 children 6-12.
The “Sun & Stars” combination ticket allows visitors to enjoy Top of the Rock twice in one day: $54 adults, $43 children 6-12.
Dubbing themselves the “Uber of the tour guide business,” this new app allows visitors (and New Yorkers) to find a professional tour guide in minutes, in virtually any part of the city. You can custom-build a tour with the tour guide and arrange the meeting place—no advance booking required. See sights, attractions, specific neighborhoods and more, on your timetable and according to your interests. For more information, download the app or visit the website.