The Paley Center for Media

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

Admission: Free

Suggested contribution: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children under 14

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

(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

The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall

The story of the famed concert hall is told through historical documents and exhibits of treasured memorabilia.

Hours: Daily 11 am-4:30 pm

Admission: Free

The Skyscraper Museum

Stainless steel floors and ceilings reflect the floor-to-ceiling exhibition cases at this space, which celebrates the history of skyscrapers and skylines and also provides children’s workshops.

Hours: W-Su noon-6 pm

Admission: $5 adults, $2.50 seniors/students

The Studio Museum in Harlem

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 Ukrainian Museum

Honoring the cultural legacy of the Ukrainian people, this museum boasts the largest and most important folk art collection outside the Ukraine. Wed-Sun 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, children under 12 free.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

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

Admission: Free

Times Square

With its heart at the intersection of Seventh Ave., Broadway and W. 42nd St., this section of Manhattan is known for its bright lights and historic theaters.

Top of the Rock

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.

Tourist App

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.


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