Located in a former schoolhouse in Long Island City, the space has championed creative experimentation for more than 40 years. It counts the works of renowned contemporary artists such as Carolee Schneemann and James Turrell among its roster, and features quality programmes well worth a detour out of Manhattan. Serious art lovers will want to allocate time to browsing the gift shop, which carries a wide array of independent magazines and books.
Experimental jazz, electronic music, theatre and more by emerging artists
A haven for romantics and nature lovers
A quaint suburbia that homes New York's contemporary art
The largest museum in the United States
A beautiful park stroll with elevated Lower West Manhattan views