San Carlos Places

TripWhat's travel guide to San Carlos; our list of the best things to see, including Brooklyn Museum, BAM Harvey Theatre and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  • The best place in San Carlos: Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn Museum

    200 Eastern Pkwy
    W 11AM-6PM, Th-F 11AM-10PM, Sa-Su 11AM-6PM. Suggested contribution $10 adults, $6 students and seniors, free for children under 12. Housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, the Brooklyn is the 2nd largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the USA. Its world-renowned permanent collections include more than one million objects, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan, with its own newly renovated subway station, the museum is part of a complex of 19th century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo. On the first Saturday of each month, the museum is open until 11PM with free admission and special events.
    Fort Green food nearby
  • BAM Harvey Theatre

    BAM Harvey Theatre

    651 Fulton Street
    A good cinema in an old opera hall. Films shown are in between arthouse and mainstream.
    Fort Green eat nearby
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    1000 Washington Ave
    Tu-F 8AM-4:30PM, Sa-Su 10AM-4:30PM. $8 adults, $4 seniors 65+ and students with ID 12+, free for children under 12. The garden is 52 acres and the layout was well planned. It is definitely worth a visit. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers in 1910 and open to the public since 1911. The garden includes an authentic Japanese garden, a Children's Garden, and the Cranford Rose Garden. The garden has the largest cherry blossom trees in one place outside of Japan. There are 42 gorgeous varieties. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts various festivities throughout the year, including Hanami Sakura in May and the Chile Pepper Festival in October.
    restaurants nearby
  • Federal Hall

    Federal Hall

    26 Wall St
    On this site on April 30, 1789, George Washington stood on a balcony overlooking Wall Street and was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. The old building on the site had been used as New York's city hall and had hosted some of the first congregations of the colonies in the lead-up to the American Revolution, such as the Stamp Act Congress. After the revolution the building, now Federal Hall, briefly housed Congress, the Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices before the national capital moved to Philadelphia. The current building dates to 1842 and was used first as a Customs House, then later the US Sub-Treasury (millions of dollars of gold and silver were kept in the basement vaults). Today the building is maintained by the National Park Service as a museum dedicated to the history of the site. Guided tours of the building are available, or you can just walk in and look up at the rotunda and view some of the artifacts, such as the bible Washington used in his inauguration ceremony.
    Financial District food nearby
  • Music Hall of Williamsburg

    Music Hall of Williamsburg

    66 N 6th St
    Door times usually at 8PM.. Hosts larger indie rock concerts for the 18+ crowd. 600-person capacity.
    eat nearby
  • New York Transit Museum

    New York Transit Museum

    Boerum Pl and Schermerhorn St
    Tu–F 10AM-4PM, Sa-Su Noon-5PM, closed Mondays and major holidays. $5 adults, $3 children (3–17) and seniors (62+). Seniors free on Wednesdays. A self supporting arm of the MTA, it is housed in the Subway's former Court Street Station, on a spur line from the current A and C lines. Closed to passengers in 1946, it was reopened in 1976 as the New York Transit Exhibit and was popular enough to be made permanent. The museum is made up of two underground levels: the Mezzanine, which hosts exhibits on the construction of the subway, surface transportation in New York, fare collection and rotating exhibits on various transit-related subjects; and the station platform, which houses about 20 retired subway cars dating as far back as 1903 and a working signal tower. The museum sponsors events throughout the year, including simple art projects, walking tours on the subway, and rides on the museums' fleet of retired trains. There is also an annex of the museum in Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Governors Island

    Governors Island

    ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street
    Open seasonally; W-Th guided tours take place at 10AM and 1PM, F ferries leave every hour 10AM-3PM, Sa-Su ferries leave every hour 10AM-5PM, from Brooklyn ferries leave every 20 minutes. Free. Governors Island has a long military history, home to headquarters and military posts of the United States Army from 1794 until 1966, then a complex for the U.S. Coast Guard before becoming a historic district open to tours.
    Financial District food nearby
  • African Burial Ground National Monument

    African Burial Ground National Monument

    290 Broadway, 1st floor
    Visitor Center: Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM except Federal holidays; Memorial: Daily 9AM-5PM except Federal holidays. Free. For most of the 18th century, Africans in New York City were buried in a graveyard outside the city. The graveyard was eventually forgotten and was rediscovered in 1991. This museum and memorial site commemorate the estimated 15,000 Africans that were interred on the site of the memorial. Note that the museum is located inside of a Federal building so airport-style security should be expected.
    Financial District eat nearby
  • Bryant Park

    Bryant Park

    Main Library, 42nd St and 6th Ave
    Located behind the Main Library, this shady park is an excellent spot to relax and get some good views of the surrounding skyscrapers. The park has free wireless internet, a children's carousel, several food and drink kiosks, and seasonal shows such as Fashion Week.
    Greenwich Village restaurants nearby
  • J&R Music and Computer World

    J&R Music and Computer World

    23 Park Row
    M-Sa 9AM-7:30PM, Su 10:30AM-6:30PM. Occupies an entire block of stores right across the street from City Hall Park and sells the widest selection of computers, computer accessories, and various other electronic products (including blank CDs and batteries) in New York, at the lowest prices short of ordering through the internet. It is also probably the second best source of digital cameras and accessories in New York (B&H near Penn Station is generally considered by New Yorkers to be the best source). Well worth visiting if you need something right away or prefer to look at products before purchasing them. Generous return policies, too.
    Financial District
  • Strand Bookstore

    Strand Bookstore

    828 Broadway
    One of the foremost used bookstores in New York, reportedly housing over 18 miles of shelf space, all of it crammed to capacity. A recent renovation has opened up the space tremendously, though that will be a surprise to any newcomer, who will marvel at the wall-to-wall crowds.
    East Village
  • Knitting Factory

    Knitting Factory

    361 Metropolitan Ave
    Door times usually at 7PM or 8PM. Bar open Mon-Fri 5PM to late, Sat + Sun 12PM to late. The legendary New York concert club moved from Manhattan to Williamsburg in 2009. Check a diverse blend of live music, comedy, and special events. Main room events are all ages, bar events 21+.
    Williamsburg
  • Film Forum

    Film Forum

    209 W Houston St
    Nonprofit cinema showcasing independent and art film.
    Greenwich Village food nearby
  • Anthology Film Archives

    Anthology Film Archives

    32 Second Avenue
    A varied program of unique films, both repertory and new, most playing for only one or two screenings. Many of the films shown here can't be seen anywhere else (for better or worse). It also plays host to several film festivals yearly.
    East Village eat nearby
  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    1 Albany St
    M-F 10AM-8PM, Sa-Su and holidays 9AM-8PM (last entry one hour before closing). Free. On the site of the former World Trade Center towers, the memorial consists of two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools set within the footprints of the twin towers, lined with bronze panels with the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of that fateful day inscribed. The surrounding plaza holds a grove of trees. A museum is under construction nearby - for now only the glass pavilion which will serve as the entrance is visible, with two large artifacts from the towers within. Due to construction on new towers and facilities on the WTC site, access to the site is currently restricted - a timed reservation system is being used and you must reserve your tickets in advance. Go to the website [2] to reserve a pass.
    Financial District restaurants nearby
  • Northwest Film Forum

    Northwest Film Forum

    1515 12th Ave
    Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to becoming the nation's leading center for film artists. Our cinemas showcase the best in American and international cinema, 360 days a year, as well as quarterly world premiere live performances.
    Greenwich Village food nearby
  • Museum of Chinese in America

    Museum of Chinese in America

    215 Centre St
    M 11AM-5PM, Th 11AM-9PM, F 11AM-5PM, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM, closed Tu-W. $7 adults, $4 students/seniors, children under 12 free. Exhibits on the history and culture of Chinese-Americans.
    Little Italy eat nearby
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    36 Battery Pl
    Su-Tu,Th 10AM-5:45PM, W 10AM-8PM, F 10AM-5PM. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students, children 12 and under free; free admission W 4-8PM. A memorial to the Holocaust.
    Battery Park restaurants nearby
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

    Brooklyn Children's Museum

    145 Brooklyn Ave
    W-F 11AM-5PM, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM. $5 per person. A highly interactive museum designed specifically for children.
    Bedford-Stuyvesant food nearby
  • St. Ann's Warehouse

    St. Ann's Warehouse

    38 Water Street
    $140 for five shows $119 for four, etc.. A nondescript building on the corner of Water and Dock Streets, St. Ann's Warehouse delivers consistently impressive avant garde theater.
    Williamsburg eat nearby
  • Halcyon

    Halcyon

    57 Pearl Street
    Tu Noon-9PM, W Noon-8PM, Th-F Noon-9PM, Sa Noon-8PM, Su Noon-6PM, M by appointment. Record store.
    Williamsburg
  • World Financial Center

    World Financial Center

    Shopping, dining, events and the Winter Garden all open to the public.
    Financial District
  • New York City Fire Museum

    New York City Fire Museum

    278 Spring St
    Suggested admission $7 adults, $5 seniors/students/children. Housed in a restored 1904 firehouse, the NYC Fire Museum covers the history of fire fighting in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Displays include antique aparatus, uniforms and equipment, as well as an apartment fire simulator.
    Soho eat nearby
  • Here Arts Center

    Here Arts Center

    145 6th Ave
    Performing arts venue.
    Greenwich Village restaurants nearby
  • M-F 7AM-6PM, Sa 8AM-4PM, Su 7AM-4PM. Free. An Episcopalian (Anglican) church and parish was first established on this site in 1697 under charter by King William III. The present Neo-Gothic Revival church building (the third incarnation) dates from 1846 and remains a significant landmark within Downtown. The original burial ground at Trinity Church includes the graves and memorials of many historic figures, including Alexander Hamilton, William Bradford, Robert Fulton, and Albert Gallatin.
    Financial District food nearby
  • Cooper Union

    Cooper Union

    Cooper Square
    Cooper Union was until recently the only private, full-scholarship college in the United States dedicated exclusively to preparing students for the professions of art, architecture and engineering. They recently started charging tuition for regular classes but still give free extension courses. The college, established in 1859, occupies several buildings, but the most recognizable and famous is the Foundation Building, which is situated on the block to the south of Astor Place between the two branches of Cooper Square (one being the southward extension of 3rd Av. and the other, an avenue that connects the Bowery with 4th Av. at Astor Place). The college, the legacy of Peter Cooper, occupies a special place in the history of American education.
    East Village eat nearby
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