Having one of the most extensive collection of art from around the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, more commonly known as the Met. Located on the eastern side of Central Park, it is worth the time, when it rains or very hot outside.
The museum has a huge collection of art, about 3 floors worth. So covering it on one visit would be impossible. Best plan to pick a few sections and just focus on those. If you have the time and energy, you can see a few more.
The biggest highlight is the Temple of Dendur, which is the real thing and brought over from Egypt. Really nice to see. Another highlight is the walkthrough the replica of the American mansion.
While this place is very interesting, I would save it for later or skip it, if this was your first time to New York City. That's mainly because the city has a lot of other attractions that are more worth it. If anything, it is probably the best option for a rainy or hot day.
Not saying that this museum is terrible (it certainly isn't), if you have the time, and very interested in art, then the Met is worth checking out.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.