So hubby and I are returning to NYC in June after visiting in 2011. We will be driving, but hope to park the car and leave it for the most part. Plan for 6 nights 5 days. We saw a lot of the usual suspects the first time, but didn't really get out of mid-town Manhattan. We saw...30 Rock and Empire State (both to the roof), Guggenheim, Central Park Zoo (and biked the park), Natural History Museum, Times Square (of course), Wax Museum (we had a NY pass), Intrepid, Cathedral of St John, did the tour boat thing out past Statue of Liberty (which I think was closed because of the earthquake that had happened months before - I know Washington Monument was). Our first visit was really rushed (we had 3 days to try and squeeze in so much stuff) so I'm hoping 5 days will give us a chance to slow it down.
So this time, I'm hoping to go to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, Coney Island, Met Museum of Art, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, do a photo walking tour, maybe the 9/11 museum (any thoughts on that?). Can you suggest any slightly off the beaten path things to do? I'm hoping to explore Grand Central a little more and visit the Public Library, probably revisit either Top of the Rock or Empire. We really are NOT interested in modern art (the only reason we did Guggenheim was for the architecture...and we had the NY Pass) and most likely not interested in Broadway (well, hubby isn't).