Template talk:Visitor attractions in New York City

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Basis for list[edit]

Are the attractions in the nav box based on visitor data or is it just an indiscriminate collection of information? Wl219 02:04, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, didn't notice this comment. There are so many lists, I tried to take the ones common to
The top 5 are Times Square (#1 worldwide at 35M), Met (#30 at 4.5 M), Statue of Liberty (#36 at 4.24M), AMNH (#40 at 4m) and the ESB (#42 at 4M).[1] [2]
nyc.com (esb, sol, ellis island, met, moma, central park, times sq, amnh, guggenheim) [3]
gonyc.about.com lists a similiar set (esb, sol, gct, rockcenter, ellis, si ferry, amnh, central park, met, moma)[4]
nyu lists (amnh, met, moma, central park, esb, sol, ellis, si ferry, gct, rock center)[5]
nyctourist.com (esb, top of rock, central park, un, met, fao schwarz, ground zero, S of L, Rock Center, Times Square, AMNH, Intrepid, Seaport)[6]
Summarizing this (and rounding Ellis Island into S o L and "Top of the Rock" into Rock Center, you get (ranked by mentions)
1-3 ESB, Statue of Liberty, AMNH
4-5 Central Park, Met
6-8 Moma, Rock Center, Times Square
9-11 UN, GCT, SI Ferry
12-16 Brooklyn Bridge, Guggenheim, FAO schwartz, Ground Zero, Intrepid, Seaport
dm 03:53, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
PS, many of the official web sites for attractions list "millions" or "thousands a day" and nothing more specific. The forbes list specifically mentions that there were many attractions which did not publish numbers and thus could not be counted. dm 03:55, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

I would take MSNBC/Forbes as a reliable source and use that list. All the other lists you mention don't say that they're based on hard data on visitor numbers. Wl219 07:15, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

It appears Central Park gets about 20M visitors a yearnycgovparks.org, which would put it at #2 dm 23:34, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

The MoMA had 2.67M visitors in the first year after reopening Economic Impact, which puts it last in Forbes list, but I still think close enough to add to the list dm 23:45, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Let's make these links a bit more obvious... Waltham, The Duke of 00:47, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
  1. ^ MSNBC Article
  2. ^ Forbes Traveller list of top 50 by attendance
  3. ^ nyc.com
  4. ^ gonyc.about.com
  5. ^ Nyu.edu club listing
  6. ^ NYCtourist.com