New-York University

Founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin, secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson, NYU has an undergraduate population of 40,000. Applications to this so-called "dream school" increased by 300 percent in the 1990s, and today the acceptance rate (14 percent) is lower than that of some Ivy League schools. NYU's Tisch film school is especially prestigious, having spawned directors Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone. NYU is the third largest landowner in the city.

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Washington Square
Washington Square
The chunk of the village bounded by West
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Washington Arch
Washington Arch
Constructed in 1891 of Tuckahoe marble
Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
West of Broadway, venerable Greenwich
1:30
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Founded in 1897, this eclectic museum
Soho
Soho
The site of the first free black
1:30
East Village
East Village
Defined by Houston and 14th Streets east
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Washington Square
Washington Square
The chunk of the village bounded by West
0:15
Washington Arch
Washington Arch
Constructed in 1891 of Tuckahoe marble
Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
West of Broadway, venerable Greenwich
1:30
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Founded in 1897, this eclectic museum
Rubin Museum of Art
Rubin Museum of Art
This stunning museum is the first
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Tour guides interpret several
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