The Big Apple always reserves many surprises. Here are 10 original experiences to be included among the “must-do” of Autumn.
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Recently inaugurated

  • Statue of Liberty Museum, New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty Museum opened on May, the 16th, on Liberty Island, offering visitors new opportunities to know the most famous New York monument up close and admire the original Statue of Liberty torch that is preserved there. The museum includes immersive exhibition galleries offering unpublished views of the statue, the harbor and Lower Manhattan.
  • Empire Outlets, St. George, Staten Island. There is one more reason to board the iconic Staten Island Ferry, the free ferry that connects Lower Manhattan with Staten Island and offers its passengers one of the most beautiful views of the city. On May, the 15th, a few steps from the ferry landing in the St. George district, Empire Outlets was inaugurated, the first outlet shopping center in the city, with a hundred shops and restaurants and where the food hall MRKTPL will soon open.
  • TWA Hotel, Jamaica, Queens. A blast from the past to the glorious 60s and to the Jet Age is what awaits the guests of the new TWA Hotel, opened last May, the 15th, at the John F. Kennedy Airport, in Queens. The hotel was built inside the former TWA Flight Center and includes six restaurants and eight bars, including “Connie”, a 1958 Starline aircraft transformed into a retro cocktail bar and a spectacular infinity pool on the roof overlooking the runway landing of the JFK.
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  • Belvedere Castle, Central Park. Walking in Central Park in the fall, admiring the bright colors of the foliage is a must-see New York experience. And finally you can again visit the historic Belvedere Castle, reopened on June, the 28th, following the renovation works (which lasted 15 months) that have given new life to the ancient tower.
  • Empire State Building, Midtown, Manhattan. On July, the 29th, the new museum (on the second floor) was inaugurated with galleries that trace the history of the building from its construction. Furthermore, in collaboration with NYC & Company, “NYC: Above and Beyond” will make its debut this autumn, a new interactive and technological experience designed to provide personalized travel advice to visitors from all over the world.

Coming soon

  • The new MoMa, Midtown, Manhattan. The expansion works of the Museum of Modern Art, which will increase the exhibition space by a third, will end on October, the 21th. The new gallery will allow MoMA to present its precious collection of works of art in a new way, with an emphasis on art and artists from different backgrounds and offering new perspectives. While waiting for the reopening, you can visit the MoMA PS1, the detachment of the museum in Long Island City, Queens, which offers an original look at contemporary art in a former public school.
  • 150th Anniversary of the Met, Upper East Side, Manhattan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the New York City museum par excellence. In 2020, on the occasion of its 150th Anniversary, numerous initiatives are planned but from October, the 26th, to January, the 26th, it will be possible to admire the exhibition “Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet”, a retrospective of the artist’s paintings and prints. The heart of the exhibition is the portrait of Gertrude Stein, who will be accompanied for the first time by the portrait of the art collector created by Picasso.
  • Coney Island and Luna Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn. The famous amusement park will remain open on weekends and some days of the week until the end of October: a decidedly amusing “excuse” to foresee an autumn day discovering the Brooklyn district, where also is the New York Aquarium, which reopened in the summer 2018 with the “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” exhibition, as well as the iconic Boardwalk. Finally, a hot dog can not be missing from Nathan’s Famous, organizer of the celebrated hot dog eater contest. Next year, Luna Park will open new attractions and a square with outdoor refreshment areas, increasing its surface area by 140 km2.
  • New York Botanical Garden, Fordham, The Bronx. Two exhibitions are scheduled for Autumn: “Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx” until September, the 29th, and “Kiku: Spotlight on Tradition”, from November, the 2nd, to 17th. Next year, the Bronx botanical garden will host (from May, the 2nd, to November, the 1st, 2020) the first large-scale exhibition of Yayoi Kusama on the theme of nature, including two new works created exclusively.
  • Apollo Theater, Harlem, Manhattan. It celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2019 and has an unmissable fall season in store. The theater will present the return of the theatrical adaptation of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a world premiere of Ballet Hispánico and the 31st season of the famous “Amateur Night at the Apollo”. In the autumn of 2020, the iconic Harlem theater will become the Apollo Performing Arts Center, expanding to incorporate two new halls (one with 99 seats and one with 199), part of the redevelopment project for the nearby Victoria Theater
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