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Best Attractions & Activities: With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is the world's foremost museum of modern art. This multi-level museum displays cutting edge contemporary works, as well as pieces by modern masters Edward Hopper, Le Corbusier and Rene Magritte. Crowds can be intense, particularly for big-name installations and traveling exhibitions. Take the elevator to the top floor upon entering, and then work your way down, missing the masses who bottleneck on the ground floor. MoMA's Michelin-starred restaurant by New York City star chef Danny Meyer is appropriately named The Modern; Meyer's award-winning eatery is largely credited with reinventing museum fare. For casual fare, Cafe 2 is located on the second floor.

Museums: With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is the world's foremost museum of modern art. This multi-level museum displays cutting edge contemporary works, as well as pieces by modern masters Edward Hopper, Le Corbusier and Rene Magritte. Crowds can be intense, particularly for big-name installations and traveling exhibitions. Take the elevator to the top floor upon entering, and then work your way down, missing the masses who bottleneck on the ground floor. MoMA's Michelin-starred restaurant by New York City star chef Danny Meyer is appropriately named The Modern; Meyer's award-winning eatery is largely credited with reinventing museum fare. For casual fare, Cafe 2 is located on the second floor. 11 West 53rd St., New York, NY 10019-5498; 212-212-708-9400 TRAINS E, M, B, D, F, #6/51st St., transfer to E or M/53rd Street and 5th Ave.

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Local Expert Maria Lisella Says:

Museums: "Admission is free every Friday between 4:00-8:00 p.m. Dodge the inevitable crowds by arriving after 6:00 p.m. The Sculpture Garden is free daily, 9:30-10:15 a.m."

Best for Museums Because: MOMA's avant-garde sister, MoMA PS 1 in Long Island City, is included in the price of admission.

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