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Where New York - - Sights -

BRONX ZOO

The largest ur­ban zoo in the United States pro­vides nat­u­ral habi­tats and en­vi­ron­ments for its 4,000 species, in­clud­ing snow leop­ards, lemurs and Western low­land go­ril­las. Open M- F 10 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-5:30 pm. 2300 South­ern Blvd., Bronx, 718.220.1500.

EM­PIRE STATE BUILD­ING EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Wrap­around views of New York from the 86th- and 102nd-floor ob­ser­va­to­ries. Open daily 8 am-2 am (last el­e­va­tor as­cends at 1:15 am). Ev­ery day, 100 vis­i­tors who book in ad­vance can see the sun rise from the 86th-floor ob­ser­va­tory. 350 Fifth Ave., btw 33rd & 34th sts., 212.736.3100.

THE HIGH LINE

The 1.45-mile-long el­e­vated park and public prom­e­nade of­fers views of the Man­hat­tan sky­line, gar­dens and public art dis­plays. Open daily 7 am-11 pm. Free. Gan­sevoort to W. 34th sts., btw 10th & 12th aves., 212.500.6035.

NA­TIONAL GEO­GRAPHIC EN­COUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY

The im­mer­sive and in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence is an un­der­wa­ter walk-through ad­ven­ture that takes ex­plor­ers into the depths of the Pa­cific Ocean, where they en­counter a life-size hump­back whale and wit­ness a bat­tle be­tween preda­tory Hum­boldt squid, among other rarely seen oc­cur­rences in na­ture. Open Su-Th 10 am-9 pm, F-Sa 10 am-10 pm (last ticket sold one hour be­fore clos­ing). 226 W. 44th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 646.308.1337.

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 8 am-10 pm (last ticket sold at 8:45 pm). One World Trade Cen­ter, 285 Ful­ton St., en­trance to the ob­ser­va­tory is on West St., at Vesey St., 844.696.1776.

SPYSCAPE

The in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes a museum of spy ar­ti­facts and im­mer­sive spy chal­lenges, such as en­cryp­tion, de­cep­tion, sur­veil­lance, hack­ing and spe­cial ops. A typ­i­cal visit lasts ap­prox­i­mately 1.5-2 hrs, and is rec­om­mended for adults and teens. Open M- F 10 am-9 pm, Sa-Su 9 am-9 pm (last en­try 7:30 pm). 928 Eighth Ave., at W. 55th St., 212.549.1941.

STATUE OF LIB­ERTY

The 151-foot neo­clas­si­cal statue, de­signed by sculp­tor Frédéric Au­guste Bartholdi, was a gift from France to the United States in 1886, and is known world­wide as a sym­bol of free­dom and democ­racy. Open daily. Free. 212.363.3200.

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 8 am-mid­night (the last el­e­va­tor as­cends at 11:15 pm). 30 Rock­e­feller Plz., W. 50th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 877.692.7625.

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