Major NYC Sports Teams

New York Mets – Baseball Mets Web-Site Regular season home games played at Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, Queens Bus: Q48, Q66; Subway: to Willets Pt, Shea Stadium New York Yankees – Baseball Yankees Web-Site Regular season home games…

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NYC Ice Skating Rinks

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Manhattan Skating Rinks

Lasker Rink in Central Park

Located near 107th St & Central Park West, 1(917) 492-3856. Web-Site: Click Here

Polar Rink at American Museum of Natural History

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Columbus Ave and 79th St, 1(212) 769-5200. Nov 21 – Feb 28. One hour skating sessions on synthetic ice. Adults: $10, Students and Seniors: $9, Children (3 to 12 years old): $8. Member tickets will be $2 less. Skate Rental: FREE. All children under 10 must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older.

The Pond at Bryant Park
Located between 40th and 42nd St. & 5th and 6th avenues (behind the New York Public Library) 1(866) 221-5157. OPEN THRU JANUARY 25. FREE. Skate Rental: $12. Web-Site: Click Here

Riverbank Ice Skating Rink

679 Riverside Drive at 145th St. 1(212) 694-3600. Mid-November through first week of April. Adults: $5, Children: $3. Skate Rental: $5.

Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink
Fifth Ave. between 49th and 50th Sts. 1(212) 332-7654.

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 West Side Highway at 23rd St. 1(212) 336-6100. Web-Site: Click Here

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NYC Nighttime City Lights Double Decker Bus Tour

Marvel at the bright lights of the big city on a nighttime double decker bus tour. Travel through the magnificent island of Manhattan and be engulfed by its sparkling brilliance. Experience the dazzling sights and sounds of Times Square, the Empire State Building dressed in vibrant colors and Radio City Music Hall’s legendary marquee.  Experience the glamour of New York, illuminated by night.

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New York Hall of Science

hall-of-science-3One of America’s premier science museums. More than 200 hands-on exhibits and the award-winning outdoor Science Playground enable visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, educational experience. Learn about sound, light, motion, microscopic organisms and other science concepts. The museum was established in 1964 as part of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and at the time, was one of only a few science museums in existence. Unlike many other institutions, which were closed immediately or soon after the Fair, the hall remained open.

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American Girl Place New York

american-girl2Historical and contemporary dolls, accessories, clothing, books, and furniture. Call ahead for details/reservations to the American Girl Musical Revue and dining at American Girl Cafe.

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Bloomingdales

bloomingdalesIt all started with a 19th century fad – the hoop skirt. That was the first item that Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale carried in their Ladies’ Notions Shop in New York’s Lower East Side. In the late 1800’s, most fashion retailers specialized in just one type of garment. Not the brothers Bloomingdale – their East Side Bazaar, opened in 1872, sold a wide variety of European fashions. It was the beginning of what would become a “Department Store”.

In 1886 the store moved uptown to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue and expanded steadily. By the 1920’s, Bloomingdales converted an entire city block where it remains today.

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Rockefeller Center

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Rockefeller Center History:

After the stock market crash of 1929, John D. Rockefeller Jr. abandoned plans to build a new opera house in favor of a group of office towers, elegant shops, and theaters, surrounding a sunken plaza that becomes an outdoor restaurant in summer and an ice skating rink in winter. He commissioned many murals and works of sculpture including a massive figure of Atlas at the entrance to 630 Fifth Ave and the majestic Prometheus statue delivering fire to mankind. A restaurant called the Rainbow Room opened in 1934 and became one of the most glamorous in the city.

Radio City Music Hall, the largest and most famous theater in the United States opened in 1932 with an opulent art deco interior that has 5874 seats. The theater offered programs combining feature films with stage shows, a format that remained popular for almost 50 years. The best-known entertainers associated with Radio City Music Hall are the Rockettes, a team of 36 long-legged dancers who first appeared in 1933 and soon became synonymous with the theater’s reputation as the “Showplace of the Nation.”

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Top of the Rock

The Top of the Rock Observation Deck has quickly become one of New York City’s must-see attractions. Located in the heart of Manhattan atop the famous “30 Rock” building in Rockefeller Center, the Top of the Rock features 3 floors of observatories – and perhaps the best views in the city!

Soar 70 stories high in a state-of-the-art glass-ceiling elevator for an unobstructed look at the stunning NYC skyline from every vantage point. Look to the north and discover Central Park, to the east and west you’ll see the East River and the Hudson respectively, and to the south, you’ll find yourself looking right at the iconic Empire State Building!

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Museum of Arts and Design

Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts & Design (formerly American Crafts Museum) collects, displays and interprets objects in ceramics, glass, fiber, metal and wood that exemplify innovation in craft, art and design. Exhibitions and educational programs honor the tradition of making, and provide a historical and cultural context for evolving trends.

The store at the museum offers a captivating selection of unusual, well-designed objects made by hand, including jewelry, glass, wearables and home accessories as well as many intriguing gift items.

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South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport

History:
A historic trading port that dates back to the 1600s, is now home to over 120 shops, restaurants, and pushcarts filled with souvenirs of New York City. There’s always some interesting street performance or music going on. This renovated American landmark is right on Manhattans historic waterfront. Since its restoration in the late ’60s, the South Street Seaport has gone through a period of intense growth.

At the Maritime Crafts Center (Pier 15) youll find craftspeople demonstrating traditional seafaring skills such as woodcarving and model making.

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