Things To do for teenagers in New York City
Teenagers can often be a bunch a finicky whiners and everything that you suggest to do in New York City is never cool enough.
In New York City finding things to do for teenagers is a skill you can easily master with our ThingsTo Do Guide For Teenagers
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Broadway-Seventh Ave. from 42nd to 47th Streets 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, S, R to
42nd St. – Times Square The world’s busiest intersection has enough
shops, restaurants, and theaters to keep you entertained for your entire stay.
There’s Planet Hollywood, the WWF restaurant, a Toys R Us big enough
for an indoor Ferris wheel, the largest music store in New York, MTV Studios,
Good Morning America, many street performers and vendors, and much more.
Worth-Hester Streets and E. Broadway-W. Broadway J, M, N, R, Z, 6 to Canal
Street; B,D,Q to Grand Street; F to East Broadway. This is a great neighborhood
to pick up inexpensive souvenirs for yourself and friends back home. T-shirts,
purses, porcelain figurines and mugs, silk slippers, not to mention monkey
glands. A walk through this bustling area will reward you with sights, tastes,
and smells you probably won’t find back home.
33rd Street and Avenue of the Americas, 212/465-0500. The perfect spot if you’re
feeling a little homesick and need a little mall time.
St. Marks’ Place
Eighth Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues 6 to Astor Place; N, R to 8th Street
A walk down one of the hippest - and cheapest - shopping areas in the East
Village will get you anything from T-shirts to jewelry to incense. You will
probably want to check with your parents before ducking into one of the tattoo
and piercing parlors. The young, eclectic crowd (New York University is nearby)
makes for great people watching even if you’re not shopping. Eighth
Street between 5th and 6th Avenues has probably more trendy shoe stores in
one block than anywhere else in the world.
South Street Seaport
19 Fulton Street, 212/732-8257. This Financial District waterfront development
has more than 100 shops, cafes, and restaurants. Who knew you could eat outdoors
with a view of the harbor, tall ships and speedboats cruising by in NYC?
Great views of the Brooklyn Bridge, too.
Canal Jean Co.
504 Broadway, 212/226-3663.
Hip and affordable jeans, shoes,
Modell’s Sporting Goods 51 East 42nd Street, 212/661-4242.
has everything you’ll need for any sport.
NBA Store 645 Fifth Avenue, 212-515-6221.
The NBA store is the ultimate basketball
Niketown 6 East 57th Street, 212/891-6453.
If sportswear - or sports - is
your thing, this is the place.
The Sony Style Store 550 Madison Avenue 9th Floor, 212/833-8800.
and most cutting edge technology around. The display window alone is worth
AMC Empire 25 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), 212/398-2597.
There are 25 screens with nearly 5,000 seats, and a great restaurant. In
other words, you might never leave.
Broadway City 241 West 42nd Street, 212/997-9797. A huge, high-tech spot in
Times Square where virtual reality motion simulators and classic video games
are set in old New York landmarks.
EasyInternetCafe 234 West Street, 212/398-0775. The world's largest Internet
cafe, located in Times Square, has 800 PCs and is open 24 hours. You can get
online for only $1.
Bowlmor Lanes 110 University Place, 212/255-8188. This cool bowling alley has
42 lanes, rock music, and two bars. If curfew allows, go for Night Strike
- glow-in-the-dark bowling and a DJ spinning house and techno - Mondays 10pm-3am.
Central Park Bicycle Tours/Rentals 310 West 55th Street, 212/541-8759. Rent
a bike and see the park at your own pace or take the two-hour guided tour.
Chelsea Piers Sports Complex
23rd Street & Hudson River, 212/336-6500.
This mammoth sports complex on the Hudson River has batting cages, a rock climbing
wall, 52-stall driving range, indoor soccer fields, basketball courts, a 150,000-square-foot
health club, ice skating rinks, in-line skating rinks, a swimming pool, and
ESPN Zone 1472 Broadway, 212/921-3776. This sports-themed spot has standard
American grill food, an entire floor of interactive games, and 200 televisions,
so you’re sure to be able to catch whatever game you’re interested
Hard Rock Cafe 221
West 57th Street, 212/489-6565. A 40-foot guitar-shaped bar is the centerpiece
international chain restaurant with rock 'n'
roll memorabilia and steaks, ribs, 'pig' sandwiches, salads, and more.
Jekyll and Hyde Club New York 1409 Sixth Avenue, 212/541-9517.
Jekyll and Hyde of Greenwich Village 91 Seventh Avenue South, 212/989-7701.
Where else can you interact with a mad scientist? Jekyll and Hyde is a haunted
restaurant and bar for eccentric explorers and mad scientists where you can
eat and drink while being surprised by spooky special effects and wandering “entertainment.”
Peanut Butter & Co.
240 Sullivan Street, 212/677-3995. Peanut butter fans rejoice! Choose from
peanut butter sandwiches and desserts.
Planet Hollywood New York 1540 Broadway at 45th St., 212-333-STAR. Dine among
an impressive collection of movie memorabilia and collectible merchandise.
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises The Beast Pier 83, West 42nd Street and 12th
Avenue, 212/563-3200. The fastest thing in New York Harbor is The Beast,
a high-powered ocean racer that takes you on a 30-minute thrill ride, with
music blaring, close enough for a good photo of the Statue of Liberty.
FDNY Fire Zone 34 West
51st Street, 212-698-4520. Check out the life of New York’s Bravest
through a variety of hands-on exhibits, including a recreated firehouse.
Hush Tours 292 Fifth Avenue, 212/714-3527. A one-of-a-kind, hands-on retrospective
of the origins of hip-hop. The actual celebrities of this movement present
a four-hour cultural sightseeing tour of the historical spots in the Bronx
and elsewhere in New York City. Tour includes transportation, live entertainment,
buffet lunch, and gifts. Get immersed in the beginnings of hip-hop. Hear and
experience the language, locations, art, fashion, and song by the founding
fathers. Learn the importance of the DJ, MC, B-boy, and aerosol artists.
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum West 46th Street @ 12th Avenue, 212-245-0072.
Walk the decks of an aircraft carrier, tour a submarine and a destroyer, and
go on a simulated F-18 mission.
NBC Experience Store / Studio Tours 30 Rockefeller Plaza at 49th Street, 212-664-3700.
Visit famous NBC studios, including the sets for Saturday Night Live, NBC Sports,
and Dateline, depending on availability at time of tour.
On Location Tours (212) 683-2027.
Explore famous NYC locations seen in your favorite TV shows and movies on a guided TV & Movie Tour! Tours include New York TV & Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, TMZ Tour NYC, Gossip Girl Sites, TCM Classic Film Tour, Sopranos Sites, Central Park TV & Movie Sites, Holiday Lights & Movie Sites, and more!
Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Avenue Annex, 212-833-8100.
Four floors of interactive hands-on
on audio, imaging, robotics, design, and networks.
And it’s free, too, but entry is ticketed. You may make a reservation
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 11am and 4pm up to two weeks in advance
by phoning 212-833-5414.