I'm heading to New York for a week with my sister. We were able to score accommodations in Manhattan for free with a family member. So we are super psyched.
My question to you is what are the best things to do, see and eat. We have both been there a couple of times but for shorter lengths of time. We've done the big sights, like the Statue of Liberty, Empire state building etc. We don't want to see those.
I'm looking for stuff that is amazing and more off the beaten track. We both like history, art, animals, and into geeky stuff and general awesomeness. Stuff maybe the locals know and aren't well known by tourists.
For places to eat, there's no restrictions to type of food or venue (like cool food trucks or hole in the walls). Unfortunately my sister is a poor student so we would like to keep it on the cheaper side, but if there's an awesome upscale restaurant that we MUST try, please, suggest it!
We're both not into the drinking/club scene so you can skip those. Also we'll be hanging out with our little nephew who's 2 years old. Any fun places to take him would be great too! Also please don't restrict your suggestions to Manhattan. If there's something that you can think of that is in the other boroughs, please suggest it!
This week is all about experiencing as much as possible in this fabulous city!
Thanks in advance!