New York’s hottest Uber destination isn’t the High Line, the Met, Madison Square Garden or any tourist-mobbed Manhattan landmarks.

The location in the Empire State where most people use the ride-sharing transportation service for is the Queens Center Mall.

The e-hail company on Tuesday said the Elmhurst emporium — home to 198 stores including Hot Topic, Claire’s and Cinnabon— was the destination most users in the state caught its cars to in 2019, not including transit hubs.

Within the Big Apple, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the second-most Ubered-to destination, followed by another mall, Kings Plaza in Mill Basin, Brooklyn.

“I drop off maybe six to seven times a day here,” Uber driver Vicky Singh, 23, told The Post while parked near the mall’s entrance on Tuesday.

Redwan Hassin, 34, from Jamaica, said he had Ubered to the shopping mecca Tuesday with his wife for the second time in two weeks — though he “can’t believe this place is No. 1 in New York.”

“That’s crazy [but] good for Queens Center Mall, that means all these businesses are making money,” added 4-year Brooklynite Luis Calero — who’d also hailed a ride on the app to get to the center, which is right near the Woodhaven Boulevard M and R subway station.

Raul Gonzalez, a 53-year-old from Jamaica, said the statistic was “surprising” but attributed it to the mall’s variety of “places to shop and eat” — which include staples like Panda Express and Sbarro.

Queens Center mall is the number one destination for Uber drivers in New York City.

“A lot of people come shopping here, and they can just go down to the food court,” Gonzalez said. “It’s more convenient, plus it’s indoors.”

Uber also announced the tourist destinations its users took the most trips to worldwide throughout 2019 — with the Empire State Building coming in at No. 1.

Lower Manhattan’s Freedom Tower took the second spot on the global list, followed by CN Tower in Toronto and the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and The Louvre in Paris.

Also in the top 10 were the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Disneyland in Anaheim, California, London’s Buckingham Palace and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Big Apple tourists and residents took just over 600,000 ride-hail trips with Uber and its competitors in 2018 — a 37% increase from 2017 and a 137% jump from 2017, according to city data.

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