With so much to see in NYC trying to get everything in can become overwhelming. So to make your stay in NYC hassle free, we’ve narrowed some of the must-see places that the boroughs have to offer. Check out our NYC Gems list.
Arthur Avenue The area is known as the Little Italy of the Bronx, it’s the best place for bread, pasta, meat, pastries, espresso machines, and the only place to buy Italian sausage! Make sure to make a stop at Casa Della Mozzarella. Arthur Ave. and E 187th St.
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage The actual cottage where Poe and his family lived for the last 3 years of his life. It has been restored to its original appearance and is open to the public on weekends. Poe Park between E 192nd St., and E Kingsbridge.
Wave Hill Spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. W 249th St. and Independence Ave.
Brooklyn Heights One of the best neighborhoods in NYC! The area features grand historic brownstones and several churches along Montague Street! A short stroll takes you to the Brooklyn Promenade, which offers striking views of Manhattan’s skyline.
The City Reliquary This community museum connects visitors to both the past and present New York. It is worth a visit for anyone who enjoys artifacts and trinkets. 379 Metropolitan Ave.
The Cloisters Museum & Gardens This extension of The Met is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The Cloisters’ art collection offers an extensive collection of statues, paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries. Fort Tryon Park-99 Margaret Corbin Dr.
The Riverside Church Stunning cathedral-like church modeled after the 13th Century cathedral in Chartres, France. The architect tours are offered Sunday mornings after service around 12:15pm. 490 Riverside Dr.
Museum of the Moving Image The only museum dedicated to exploring the art, history, and technology of the moving image. It aims to increase public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, and technology of film, television, and digital media. 36-01 35th Ave.
Gantry Plaza State Park Just one train stop from Manhattan is this riverside oasis located in Hunter’s Point. It offers the most amazing views of the Midtown Manhattan skyline. 4-09 47th Road.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Snug Harbor is a renovated 83 acres of land, including a 19th century home converted into an art center, museums, theatre, and of course the botanical garden. Housed here is also the NY Chinese Scholars Garden, the only authentic classical Chinese garden built in the United States. 1000 Richmond Terrace.
Historic Richmond This part of Staten Island sits on a hundred acres of gorgeous farmland, with dozens of original historic buildings that you can’t find anywhere else. 441 Clarke Ave.