Park Tours

Central Park 1(212) 360-2727 Prospect Park, Brooklyn 1 (718) 965-8999 Union Square Walking Tour 1(212) 460-1200 Urban Park Rangers 1 (866) 692-4295  

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Where can I find a restaurant that permits smoking?

As of March 30, 2003, smoking is prohibited in most indoor public spaces, including restaurants and bars. (Some restaurants with outdoor dining may set aside part of that space to accommodate smokers.) Restaurant and bar workers breathe in more second-hand…

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Visit the Grandest Stash of Gold in the Entire World

Federal Reserve BankThere’s actually more gold at Gold Vaults of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York than at Fort Knox! Approximately 25-30% of the world’s known gold reserves. FREE tours are given Monday through Friday (except Bank holidays) at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes. 30 visitors can be accommodated each hour. Students must be at least 16 years old or juniors in high school. Tour Reservations must be made at least five days in advance. Because of the popularity of the tour, individuals and small groups are advised to contact the New York Fed at least one month in advance to schedule a tour. Large groups: at least three months in advance.

For more information, call 1(212) 720-6130; or

Website:  www.newyorkfed.org

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What time does rush hour begin?

Most workers have no choice and have to ride subways and buses at the busiest hours. As a visitor, try to avoid the crush between 7am and 9am, and between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

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New York City Marathon

nyc-marathon-130,000 runners from every corner of the globe compete in this 26.2 mile marathon that starts in Staten Island and runs through all five boroughs before reaching the finish line in Central Park. More than two million cheering spectators line the route. First Ave above 60th St or Central Park’s East Drive are favorite viewing locations for this first Sunday in November, world’s largest marathon. For complete information, visit the New York Road Runners website.

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Luxury NYC Seaport Cruise

Cruising can’t get more enjoyable! Take a harbor cruise around Manhattan on a luxurious one-of-a-kind yacht, that provides three magnificent climate-controlled decks, to view the grandeur of the NYC skyline. This one-hour cruise is surrounded by spectacular views outside and elegant amenities inside, you will cruise past many of New York’s most legendary landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. From start to finish, ZEPHYR provides a unique fun-filled experience.

Luxury Amenities *

  • Multiple Climate Controlled Interiors
  • Indoor and Outdoor Decks Including Full Sun Deck
  • Comfortable Plush Seating
  • Two Snack and Beverage Bars

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The Charging Bull Statue

The Charging Bull Statue is a symbol of financial optimism, the 7,000 pound bronze sculpture by Arturo Di. Modica stands at the north end of Bowling Green Park in downtown Manhattan’s financial district.  Bulls and bears have long been metaphors for the volatility of Wall Street with bulls signifying a surging market and bears a declining market.  The origins of these expressions are unknown, but the most common explanation is that the terms were derived from the way each animal attacks.  When a bull attacks, it thrust its horns upward whereas when a bear attacks, it barrels and swipes downward. 

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Canal Street

cs1Canal Street is a bustling New York street fair full of open storefronts. Banks and jewelry shops make-up most of the east side of Canal. The west side is mostly shops. Canal Street is also the main Chinese jewelry district of Chinatown

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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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