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Brooklyn Museum

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Empire State Building

Both are rated highly by travel writers. Overall, Empire State Building scores slightly better than Brooklyn Museum. Empire State Building ranks #3 in New York City with recommendations from 8 reviewers like National Geographic, Lonely Planet and Not For Tourists.

Both are rated highly by travel writers. Overall, Empire State Building scores slightly better than Brooklyn Museum. Empire State Building ranks #3 in New York City with recommendations from 8 reviewers like National Geographic, Lonely Planet and Not For Tourists.

tripexpert score
93
#7 in New York City
location

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    This Beaux Arts building houses the second-largest permanent collection in the city, with more than a million objects.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Although it may be overshadowed by the big name museums in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum, with more than 1 million pieces in its permanent collection. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The museum is known for its consistently remarkable temporary exhibitions as well as its excellent permanent collection. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This encyclopedic museum is housed in a five-story, 560,000-sq-ft beaux arts building designed by McKim, Mead & White. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Housed in a monumental Beaux-Arts building, this is New York's second-largest art museum besides the Met, and well worth a visit if you're in the borough. The collection contains a... Full Review →

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98
#1 in New York City

350 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10118

  • 10 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    With the tragic demise of the World Trade Center, this symbol of New York is again the city's most recognizable skyscraper and, at 1,050 feet, its tallest.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Empire State Building is an art deco monument to progress, a symbol for New York City, and a star in some great romantic scenes, on- and off-screen. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    There’s no better introduction to New York than a visit to the Empire State Building... the apex of the New York skyline. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Empire State Building – actually a very glorified office building – is the most famous member of the New York skyline. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Strength and grace combine to make the Empire State Building the most famous sky­scraper in the world and the quintessential New York landmark. Full Review →

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