Classic NYC Sightseeing Cruise


The fastest and best way to see the Statue of Liberty! Sail down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back, viewing such sights as Ellis Island, the historic immigration center, the rising Freedom Tower, and the World Financial Center, along the way.

Hurricane Sandy left the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closed until further notice. Thankfully, Circle Line 42 can still get you close enough to get those desired pics! Each of our cruise options includes a close look at the Statue of Liberty.

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Comedy Cellar

comedy-cellarMany top headliners frequent this club in the heart of Greenwich Village’s nightlife district.  Great starts often drop in but as well. The club has a cover and a drink minimum. If you’re hungry before a show check-out the Olive Tree Café & Bar just above the comedy club. The café is connected to the comedy club so you can often catch some of the comedians after a set.

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Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is open; work continues on Ellis Island

Liberty Island has reopened, including the Statue. Tickets are available through Statue Cruises, with limited tickets to the pedestal and crown. The park will now focus on restoring Ellis Island, making it safe so that it may reopen as soon as possible.

The Statue of Liberty Information

History:

Liberty Enlightening the World (official name) was a gift of the French people to mark the 100th birthday of the USA in 1886. Sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi devoted 21 years to this colossus. Gustave Eiffel, best known for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, created the structural framework. The Statue of Liberty is 101 feet tall from base to torch, 305 feet tall from pedestal base to torch. She has a 35-foot waist and an 8-foot index finger, and she weighs 450,000 pounds. The seven rays of her crown represent the seven seas and the seven continents. The book in the statue’s right hand is inscribed July 4, 1776 in Latin. Her torch, replaced during the 1986 restoration, has a 24-carat gold-leaf coated flame. She has become an enduring symbol of freedom and was immortalized by the Emma Lazarus poem: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

History:

Founded in 1870 by members of New York’s Union League Club, the Metropolitan Museum of Art moved into a building designed by Calvert Vaux (who, with Frederick Law Olmsted, designed Central Park) in 1880. The southwest wing and façade were built in 1888. The Fifth Avenue side wings were completed in 1906. Sculptural decoration has never been finished.

One of the museum’s most important benefactors was J.P. Morgan, who as president (1904-13) continued to expand the collections and the building. In 1929 the museum acquired an outstanding collection of French impressionist paintings from Louisine Havermyer.

Today, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest and most comprehensive art museum in the western hemisphere. It houses more than three million works of art, hundreds of them famous masterpieces, ranging from ancient to modern. Its collection of Egyptian art is second only to the one in Cairo.

Departments include: the American Decorative Arts, American Paintings and Sculpture, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Arms and Armor, Arts of Africa, 220px-Metropolitan_museum_of_art_2Oceania, and the Americas, Asian Art, The Cloisters, The Costume Institute, Drawings and Prints, Egyptian Art, European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Greek and Roman Art, Islamic Art, The Robert Lehman Collection, The Libraries, Medieval Art, Modern Art, Musical Instruments, Photographs, and Antonio Ratti Textile Center.

In addition to the Metropolitan Museum’s collection, visitors can enjoy special exhibitions, gallery talks, lectures, and other educational programs offered daily at the museum.

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Architectural Tours

  • Chrysler_Building_from_ESBFrancis Morrone Architectural Historian and guide 1 (718) 768-4209
  • Municipal Art Society 1 (212) 935-3960
  • NYC Cultural Walking Tours by Alfred Pommer 1 (212) 979-2388

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New York City Opera

New York City OperaSince its founding in 1943, New York City Opera has been recognized as one of Americas preeminent cultural institutions, celebrated for its adventurous programming and innovative, risk-taking production style. The company has been a leading showcase for young artists, having helped launch the careers of more than 3,000 singers including Josi Carreras, Phyllis Curtin, Placido Domingo, Renie Fleming, and Beverly Sills. In 1983 City Opera made operatic history when it became the first American opera company to use supertitles, an innovation that has revolutionized the way opera is produced and appreciated worldwide.

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Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society

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Location: 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

Telephone: 1 (718) 367-1010

Directions:
Bus: Bx9, Bx11, Bx12, Bx19, Bx22, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, Q44, W60, W61, W62, W90
Subway: (Click a subway icon for more attractions along selected route)

  • 25 to West Farms Sq/East Tremont Ave;
  • 2 to Pelham Pkwy

Admission: * $11 Adults; $8 Children (2-12); $8 Seniors (65+); Children under 2 years are always free. Wednesday is Suggestion Donation Day (Give whatever you can afford). Last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

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Bronx Places of Interest

Bronx Places of Interest

The northernmost borough of New York City. Locally this borough is always referred to as “the Bronx,” never simply “Bronx.” It encompasses 42 square miles and is the only borough that’s part of the mainland, the others are all on islands. Jonas Bronck, a Swedish sea captain from the Netherlands, bought 500 acres of land from the Dutch in 1639, lending his name to the future borough. About 24% of the land area is parkland (more than in any other borough).

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Central Park and City Bike Tours

Central Park Bike Tours,Bike Tours, central parksightseeingGet a real New York City experience and see more at the same time. Bikes are very popular amongst New Yorkers because of there speed and ability to wiggle through NYC traffic. These tour operators can safely give you the same experience while taking you far from the beaten tourist path.

Central Park Bike Tour
Experience a memorable journey through Frederick Law Olmstead’s masterpiece in the heart of Manhattan in New York City. Your experienced tour guide will provide you with background information, historical facts and point out some of the best photo opportunity spots. Below you will find discounts and links to various bike tour providers.

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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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