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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.

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