Top Ten NYC Attractions

Good old New York Magazine ,whose Web site, I must say is very nice, has got a list of its top ten New York City attractions that is worth a look. All the usual suspects are there ,but I confess I was a bit surprised, and perhaps even inspired, by the rankings themselves. Here I would have thought most visitors to the city would go in for the hazy view of the Empire State Building or the heinous cheesiness of Coney Island .Sure they made the list, but at he top is probably my own very favorite attraction: the Museum of Natural History. Good for them to place such an esteemed and interesting place at number one. Granted you will spend the vast majority of your time there inside…which may be the right thing to do given the hot weather coming our way…but from the Darwin exhibit to the Hayden Planetarium, to the inscribed prose of Teddy R on the walls, the museum kicks arse.

  1. Museum of Natural History
  2. Bronx Zoo
  3. Brooklyn Bridge
  4. Central Park
  5. The Cloisters
  6. Coney Island
  7. The Chrysler Building
  8. Empire State Building
  9. The Guggenheim
  10. Grand Central Terminal