ANISH KAPOOR: DESCENSION ( Thru Sept. 10) At 26 feet in diameter, Anish Kapoor’s public-art installation is a continuously spiraling funnel of water. Daily 6 am-1 am. Free. Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, 718.222.9939. EMPIRE STATE BUILDING EXPERIENCE Wraparound views from the 86th- and 102nd-floor indoor and outdoor observatories. Open daily. 350 Fifth Ave., btw 33rd & 34th sts., 212.736.3100. GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL MEMORIAL The imposing, granite-andmarble neoclassical mausole- um is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the victorious Union army in the Civil War and 18th president of the United States. Open W-Su. Free. Riverside Dr., at W. 122nd St., 212.666.1640. GULLIVER’S GATE The interactive, miniature world display features more than 300 built-to-scale models of well-known landscapes and monuments, as well as moving model trains, planes and people from past, present and future. Visitors can take home miniature versions of themselves, thanks to a fullbody scanner and 3- D printer. Open daily. 216 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave. THE HIGH LINE The 1.45-mile-long elevated park and public promenade offers views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, plus gardens and public art. Open daily. Free. Gansevoort to W. 34th sts., btw 10th and 12th aves., 212.500.6035. NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN Lush gardens, a conservatory, walking trails, educational programs, tours and a handson children’s adventure garden offer an escape from the city. Open Tu-Su. 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718.817.8700. ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY The three-level indoor observatory at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere affords uninterrupted views in every direction. Open daily. One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St., entrance to the observatory is on West St., at Vesey St., 844.602.4000. SOUTH STREET SEAPORT This Lower Manhattan area encompasses a 12-block historic district with East River views, shopping, dining, bars, entertainment, events and a museum. Fulton St., at South St., on the East River. STATUE OF LIBERTY The 151-foot neoclassical statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from France to the U. S. in 1886, and is known worldwide as a symbol of freedom and democracy. Open daily. Free. 212.363.3200. THEODORE ROOSEVELT BIRTHPLACE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE The reconstruction of the boyhood home of the 26th president of the United States—the first president to be born in New York City (Donald Trump, the nation’s 45th president, is the second president to be born in the city)—includes period rooms
and museum galleries. Open
Tu-Sa. Free. 28 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.260.1616. TOP OF THE ROCK The observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center welcomes visitors with panoramic vistas some 70 floors above street level. Open daily. 30 Rockefeller Plz., W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 877.692.7625.