What to Do and See in New York

Statue of LibertyStatue of Liberty
Since its shipment from France in 1885, the Statue of Liberty has been a staple of America. When it came to New York, the historical figure was in 350 pieces. It took a little over 4 months for the Statue of Liberty to be put together and it was finally finished on October 28, 1886. This iconic structure has been around for more than 120 years and has been the symbol of freedom and peace for many new comers...
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Fifth AvenueFifth Avenue
New York City's Fifth Avenue is home to some of the city's most expensive real estate. Fifth Avenue runs from the bottom of 23rd Street all the way up the Central Park and further. This famous road has been seen in numerous films and television series that have added to its world-wide fame. It's one of the best roads to walk on a day in the city and has so much to offer. Visit the famous Flatiron...
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BroadwayBroadway
Broadway in Manhattan has a lot to offer. There are so many things to see and do on this street you won't want to leave. Broadway runs south to north primarily. It's a long avenue and environs, is home to the central theater district, great dining, fabulous shops and many interesting and well-known buildings with architectural interest. The famous Flatiron Building, for instance, is at the corner of...
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Brooklyn BridgeBrooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York is one of the oldest suspension bridges in America and has been world famous since it was built. John A. Roelbling, who was a well-known bridge maker with several projects already under his belt began building the Brooklyn Bridge in the mid 19th century. It was a bridge that would require a massive amount of money, expertise and manpower. By 1870, construction started...
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Grand Central StationGrand Central Station
The sixth most visited tourist attraction in the world, Grand Central Station in New York City is a prominent structure that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Besides boasting 44 platforms with 67 tracks, Grand Central Station is a place to eat, shop and sightsee. With a Main Concourse, Dining Concourse and Subway Station, there is so much to see and do at Grand Central Station...
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Carnegie HallCarnegie Hall
Entertainment at Carnegie Hall has kept people mesmerized for 100 years. If an artist could make it here, he or she has made. Playing at Carnegie Hall is the ultimate goal of many musicians and singers. Whatever your taste in music, be it folk music, jazz, rock, pop or classical, Carnegie Hall will showcase it at some point. Tchaikovsky, himself was a guest conductor in 1891 when the hall was in its infancy...
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CBS BuildingCBS Building
The CBS building in New York City isn't among the tallest skyscrapers in the city's environs with only 38 floors, but it is nonetheless impressive. And both the exterior and interior makes it a popular place to visit at 5th Avenue and 52nd Street. Designed by Finnish architect, Eero Saarinen, it offers an international flavor. Eero Saarinen is also responsible for the design and building of the Airport...
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Central ParkCentral Park
Central Park is a massive urban landscape in the middle of one of the world's greatest cities. It was finished in 1873 and is a rectangle of 843 acres. It is surrounded by 8th and 5th Avenues to the east and west sides of the park's borders, and 59th and 110th Streets at the parks north and south borders. Central Park was the mastermind of landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead. And while it may...
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Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building
New York City's famous Empire State Building if in mid-town Manhattan. While the structure isn't the tallest building in the world anymore, it's is still the tallest building in New York City with 104 floors. The Empire State Building was built during the height of the Depression years in the early 1930s. It is an architectural wonder, built at a staggering pace with one or two floors finished every seven days...
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Guggenheim MuseumGuggenheim Museum
New York City's Guggenheim Museum is a work of art itself, built by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright under construction from 1956 to 1959. This is New York's museum of modern art, named for Solomon R. Guggenheim. As a museum of modern art, it displays primarily 20th century art with a wide collection of paintings and sculptures. The museum has an unusual spiral staircase that caused a lot of...
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Madison AvenueMadison Avenue
One of the oldest parks in New York City is Madison Square Park, a five acre green space that was formed in the earl 1800s. It's a peaceful spot within a quiet tree-lined neighborhood of this bustling metropolis. It's also a good place to begin a day out in the city or up and down Madison Avenue and its environs. Walk up Madison Avenue to see the Carlton, an architectural marvel that fuses the old...
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Park AvenuePark Avenue
In the 1930s, New York City's Park Avenue was the neighborhood for the wealthy, a goal for anyone who wanted to make it big in the great city. Today that Park Avenue grandeur is "enriched" in a different way. Large corporations from all over the world now set up the headquarters here. To see some of New York's, if not the world's, most famous architecture, one must begin and Grand...
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Bronx ZooBronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo opened in 1899 and ever since it has had a reputation for being one of the best places in the world for looking at animals. It opens every day of the year and is the largest urban zoo in the country. It is now managed by The Wildlife Conservation Society. When the zoo first opened it had 843 animals but it now has over 4,500 animals consisting of 600 species and several award winning exhibits...
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Chrysler BuildingChrysler Building
The Chrysler Building has to be among the most famous landmarks in New York and has managed to keep its original name, which is rare for a building that has changed ownership as this one had. The building was originally owned by the Chrysler Corporation, when it was built in 1930, hence the name but it was back in the 50’s when Daimler-Benz took over residence there...
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Top of the Rock Observation DeckTop of the Rock Observation Deck
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers visitors the opportunity to get a unique and spectacular view of the New York skyline. Located on top of the Rockefeller Centre, the Observation Deck offers 360 degree views of the entire city that cannot be experienced in the same way anywhere else. The Deck was originally opened over 70 years ago and has now been redeveloped to provide the best experience possible...
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Wall StreetWall Street
Wall Street is the name for the New York Stock Exchange which is actually located at 20 Broad Street. The name was actually taken from a wooden palisade that used to be in the area to protect the town from attack but it has since gone and the area has spread. Since the tragic incidents on 9/11 there is no longer a tour of the stock exchange itself but there are still some interesting buildings in the area from...
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Times SquareTimes Square
Times Square is known for its Neon lights and Broadway shows, but used to have a reputation as being a bad area. The Astor family first developed it in the 1930’s, making it a posh neighbourhood. It wasn’t until 1906 when the New York Times put its head office there that it started being known as Times Square. Once the subway route reached 42nd street, the theatre producers started moving from lower Manhattan...
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Rockefeller CentreRockefeller Centre
The Rockefeller Centre is often described as a city within a city. It was built in the 1930’s to try to resolve the great depression and consists of nineteen buildings which are placed on 11 acres of ground. It stretches from 5th and 6th Avenues and 48th and 52nd streets. Apart from being an area of historic interest, the complex has a really exciting selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment areas...
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Prospect ParkProspect Park
Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead who also designed the famous Central Park. The park is in Brooklyn and is 526 acres in size, which is around 2.1 km square and has a selection of different things to do within it including, a water area, forest and gorge, meadow, zoo and ice rink...
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Ground Zero Museum WorkshopGround Zero Museum Workshop
One of the most popular attractions in New York City, tourists must include the Ground Zero Museum Workshop in their vacation plans when visiting New York. This museum is considered very kid-friendly and non-graphic in nature. It’s a great way for visitors from all over to get a real chance to view the recovery efforts of Ground Zero through photographs and artifacts...
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The CloistersThe Cloisters
If you like peace and quiet, then you may find visiting New York City rather overwhelming. Like most cities it is busy and noisy and although that means there is always plenty going on to entertain visitors, sometimes you can feel that you need someone less hectic. The place to go for this is The Cloisters...
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Metropolitan Museum of ArtMetropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest encyclopaedic and comprehensive art galleries in the world. Located along the Museum Mile in New York City, on the border of Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses over two million works that span across a 5,000 year period. Divided into nineteen curatorial sections, the museum’s permanent collection of works present the best in global creativity...
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