New York City: Sights & Places of Interest
|Don't think you can see all of New York in five days. The “city that never sleeps” can keep crazed tourists up all hours running from one landmark to the next. No one can see it all, So relax, be selective and just enjoy yourself. Be aware that the Statue of Liberty can be a time sink for weekend travelers. Between lines and ferry rides, a visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty can literally take all day. Everything in New York can be reached by taxi or public transportation - don’t rent a car.|
has put together some suggested itineraries for you.
1 Day Tour
|If you only have one day in New York first visit the top of the Empire State Building to take in the entire city in one panoramic glance. Stroll up Fifth Avenue, past the New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library (closed Sunday) at 5th & 42nd Street and step inside to take a look at the gleaming Main Reading Room. Walking east on Forty-Second Street takes you to Grand Central Station, a hub of activity and an architectural wonder. Move on to the Chrysler Building, at 405 Lexington Avenue & 42nd, an Art Deco beauty has no observation deck, but the elegant lobby faced with African marble is worth a visit; the ceiling mural salutes transportation and human endeavor. Continue east to the United Nations. Make your way back west to Rockefeller Center Between 48th and 50th Sts, from Fifth to Sixth Aves, then across Fifth Avenue to St. Patrick's Cathedral and into Saks Fifth Avenue. The Museum of Modern Art (closed Wednesday) stands a few blocks away, and to the south Times Square lights up as night falls. Walk down Seventh Avenue to take in all the bright sights on your way to a Broadway show.|
2 Day Tour
|If You Have 2 Days, spend the first day as suggested above. In the morning Fine art and the finer things in life beckon, starting at the magnificent Metropolitan Museum of Art (closed Monday). You could easily spend a whole day here, but tear yourself away and choose between the Guggenheim and the Whitney. If you choose the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (closed Thursday), that giant spiral filled with modern art, meander over to pricey and chic Madison Avenue afterward and shop your way down to 59th Street. If, instead, you walk southwest from the Met to the Whitney Museum of American Art (closed Monday), Bloomingdale's is just a quick southeast jaunt away. After exploring the museums, head to the southeast corner of Central Park, called Grand Army Plaza. Along the western edge stands the Plaza hotel, across the way from F.A.O Schwarz. After dinner, take a short walk along the edge of Central Park, or hail a hansom cab for a carriage ride.|
3 Day Tour
|If You Have 3 Days, spend the first 2 days as outlined above. On the third day, start early, with a visit to Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty on the Circle Line, and take a quick spin around the Wall Street area. Next head northwest to bustling, colorful Chinatown on your way to gallery- and shop-filled SoHo. Cruise through trendier and less expensive Nolita, then up to the East Village. When you've had your fill of funky, walk west to the historic sights and winding streets of Greenwich Village. Stay downtown for dinner in a Village eatery or a Soho hotspot, then dance the night away before you bid the city goodbye.|
4 Day Tour
|If You Have 4 Days, spend the first 3 days as outlined above. In the morning of the fourth day, visit Madame Tussauds New York City!|
5 Day Tour
|If You Have 5 Days, spend the first 4 days as outlined above. On the fifth day, try to catch up on the things you missed. If you have time left -|
|Empire State Building||EMPIRE
STATE BUILDING is cemented
in both New York and U.S. History. Built during the Depression, the
building was the center of a competition between Walter Chrysler
(Chrysler Corp.) and John Jakob Raskob (creator of General Motors) to
see who could build the tallest building. Completed in 1931 in Art Deco
style, this building has become an "Ambassador to New York."
Today about 20,000 people work in the Empire State Building, and more
than 3.8 million people visit its observation decks annually. We
recommend you visit during weekdays or after 5pm to avoid crowds and
significant waiting lines.
Address: 350 5th Avenue
NATIONS offers guided tours (given in 20 languages) that last 45
minutes to an hour and take you to the General Assembly Hall and the
Security Council Chamber and introduce the history and activities of the
United Nations and its related organizations. Be sure to take a few
moments after your tour and stroll through the windswept park and plaza,
the beautiful riverside promenade, the rose garden with 1,400
rosebushes, and sculptures donated by member nations. An hour-long
guided tour is the main visitor attraction.
Address: 1st Ave. and 46th St.
Phone (212) 963 7713
Tour Hours: Daily 9:15am - 4:45pm
Admission: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4 students 13-18, $1.50 kids 6-12
Children 5 & Under are not permitted in the UN.
Web site www.un.org
"Welcome to the Humanities and
Social Sciences Library, one of four Research Libraries of The
New York Public Library. Our vast collections contain scholarly, popular,
and ephemeral materials in the humanities and social science disciplines.
To support you in your research, we also provide first-rate research
assistance from trained professionals. This website describes many of the
collections and services available both at the Library and online, to help
you find and access the information you need."
The library also houses several interesting displays for the avid art and historian! Please contact the library for current display information.
Address: Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Phone: (212) 930 0830
|Grand Central Station||
Grand Central Station,
Individual Tours: Every Wednesday at 12:30 pm, there is a free tour
catering to the individual run by the Municipal Arts Society. Meet at the
information booth on the Grand Concourse. For more information on this
tour call (212) 935-3960. Every Friday at 12:30pm, there is a free tour
catering to the individual which is run by the Grand Central Partnership.
Meet on 42nd Street in front of the Phillip Morris/ Whitney Museum across
the street from Grand Central. For more information on this tour call
Grand Central Terminal hours of operation: Opened daily from 5:30am - 1:30am.
Grand Central Dining Concourse: Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm. Hours of operation and holiday schedules may vary.
Grand Central Market: Monday - Friday 7:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm,
Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm. Holiday schedules may vary.
Useful Telephone Numbers: Grand Central Event Hotline (212) 340-2210
Jones Lang LaSalle Retail Management Office (212) 340-2345
New York City Transit, Travel Information Center (718) 330-1234
Location: 110 E. 42nd St. New York, New York 10017 (E. 42nd St. & Park Ave.)
The Chrysler Building
is one of the World's most famous skyscrapers. With original and intricate
design, the Chrysler Building is a must see on every architect, art or
history lovers list of things to see in New York City!
Address: 405 Lexington Ave. (between 42nd and 43rd streets) New York, New York
For more information: http://www.newyork.com/
The Rockefeller Center
has played a big part in the history of New York City. From the works of
art to the famous ice skating rink. The Rockefeller Center houses NBC,
Radio City Music Hall and many more exciting venues. Other things to see
along the route include the beautiful Channel Gardens, artwork of Swiss
Carl Miles, Giacomo Manzu, Lee Lawrie and Robert Garrison, plus much much
Phone: General Info: (212) 332 6868 or Information Line: (212) 632 3975
Rockefeller Center Tour Hours (involves cost for tour):
Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm (depart every 60 minutes)
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm (depart every 60 minutes)
|Saint Patrick's Cathedral||
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
is the largest Catholic Cathedral in the United States, having seating for
up to 2,500 people. Designed in the Gothic tradition of European churches
of the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, St. Patrick's Cathedral is truly
an architectural and religious cornerstone of American History.
Address: 5th Avenue at 50th Street
Phone: (212) 753 - 2261
Hours: Daily 7:30am - 8:30pm. Church services: Weekdays: 7:00am, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, Noon, 12:30pm, 1:00 and 5:30; Saturday: 8:00am, 8:30, Noon, 12:30pm and 5:30; Sunday: 7:00sm, 8:00, 9:00, 10:15, Noon, 1:00pm, 4:00, 5:30.
The Museum of Modern Art
houses some of the most important art of this century. The rotating
displays feature artwork of Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet. With more than
100,000 and artwork from as far back as the 1880s, the museum also has
works from Andy Warhol, Dali, and Wyeth. A special feature includes the
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.
Special exhibits on film library and sculpture are also housed in the museum.
Address: 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th avenues
Phone: (212) 708-9400
Hours: Daily except Wednesday, 10:30am - 5:45pm; Friday, 10:30am - 8:15pm; closed: Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
|Saks Fifth Avenue||
Saks Fifth Avenue is
one of the most famous retailers in the world! Known for elegance and
dressing people in style since 1902, Saks Fifth Avenue specializes in
men's and women's clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances and
Address: 611 Fifth Avenue (at 50th Street)
Phone: (212) 753 4000
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 10am-6:30pm; Thu 10am-8pm
Times Square is the
entertainment capitol of the world! There is so much activity going on in
Times Square all of the time! From shopping and fine dining, to a
spectacular nightlife and live shows!
Websites for up to minute information:
Madame Tussauds New York - In a
city with millions of things to see and do, there is only one place where
everyday over 200 world-famous celebrities* line up to provide you with
the experience of a lifetime: become a star at Madame Tussauds New York,
85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment located in the heart of
234 West 42nd Street
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
New York City, New York USA
Tel: (212) 512 9600
US Toll Free: 1 800 246 8872
Fax: (212) 719 9440
CLICK HERE FOR COUPON!
*ALL CELEBRITIES APPEAR IN WAX. EXPERIENCES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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