Whether you’re a longtime local or a regular visitor, you can never truly see all New York City has to offer. That’s why we’ve rounded up 20 New York attractions everyone should witness at least once. From a rooftop farm to world-famous museums, from iconic parks to the best date-night destinations, these spots are some of the must see attractions in New York City.
It should come as no surprise that one of the best flea markets in New York City was born and bred in the borough of Brooklyn. Every weekend since 2008, Brooklyn Flea has brought hundreds of top vendors of vintage clothing, furniture, antiques, and more to New York City shoppers. Trust the multiple major publications who’ve ranked the Flea as one of the world’s top markets, and save your shopping for Saturdays and Sundays in Brooklyn, New York.
If you’re lucky enough to explore the city in the summertime, your go-to weekend destination should be Smorgasburg. A foodie fantasy realized, this culinary market invites attendees to eat their way through the best of New York’s food scene: from trendy churro ice cream sandwiches to traditional Latin mofongo, Korean street snacks and plant-based junk food – Smorgasburg offers something for every appetite.
One of many ethnic enclaves in New York City, Koreatown stands out for the unique offerings of its shops and restaurants. K-beauty boutiques, Korean bookshops, and spots serving up bubble tea, Korean pastries, and more line this one block-stretch of over 100 small businesses.
Brooklyn Grange’s Rooftop Farms
A natural space with a cosmopolitan edge, Brooklyn Grange’s Rooftop Farms offer visitors the best of two worlds. Operating on two rooftops in Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn Grange grows over 50,000 pounds of organic produce each year while also hosting creative cooking workshops, hands-on group dinners, and evening yoga classes.
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This payday, forego Fifth Avenue in favor of the more bohemian Artists and Fleas, a shopping destination showcasing diverse independent businesses. Emphasizing local talents, the bazaar hosts sellers of vintage clothing, artisan bodycare products and home goods, hand-crafted jewelry, and more. With outposts in Williamsburg, Chelsea, and Soho, shopping small is easier— and more stylish— than ever before thanks to Artists and Fleas.
In a city with a pizza place on every corner, a slice has got to be pretty special to consistently earn block-long lines and over 2,000 reviews on Yelp. Trust us and your fellow foodies: the best pies in New York City are served at Roberta’s. Locals from every borough flock to this Bushwick hotspot for a taste of pies like the Lil’ Stinker, which comes topped with aromatic Parmigiano, Pecorino, and a double helping of garlic; the Good Girl, served with kale, pork sausage, and Taleggio; or the menu all-star the Bee Sting, which provides an unexpected yet welcome blend of hot chili and sweet honey.
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