NYC Time Around the World


New York City is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone. From the first Sunday in April to the fourth Sunday in October, the city observes Eastern Daylight Savings Time. (Spring ahead one hour). From October to April, the city observes Eastern Standard Time. (Fall back one hour).

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How tall is the Statue of Liberty?

how_tall_half_1The Lady in the Harbor stands 101 feet tall from base to torch, 305 feet tall from pedestal foundation to torch. She weighs 450,000 pounds, has a 35-foot waist and an 8-foot index finger. Click here for more information on Lady Liberty.

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Why are NYC Cabs Yellow?

John Hertz, the founder of the Yellow Cab Company in 1907, chose yellow because he had read a study that indicated it was the easiest color to spot.

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Is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge longer than New York’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge?

No. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (constructed in 1959-64) has a center span of 4,260 feet and an overall length of 13,700 feet. The towers are a few inches out of parallel to accommodate the curvature of the earth. In comparison, The George Washington Bridge (constructed in 1927-31) is 3,500 feet long.

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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…

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When does the TKTS booth open?

TKTS has three locations Times Square (47th & Broadway) , Lower Manhattan at the South…

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How big is Central Park?

Central Park’s 843 acres makes it more than twice the size of the Principality of…

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Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History
Location: Central Park West at 79th Street

Bus: M7, M10, M11, M79
Subway:BC to 81 St-Museum of Natural History:

Suggested General Admission: * $14 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, and $8 for children. Includes admission to Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Hours: Open daily from 10:00am to 5:45pm, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Rose Center remains open on Fridays until 8:45pm.
Space Show hours: Every half hour Sunday through Thursday, Friday 10:30am to 7:30pm, Saturday 10:30am to 4:30pm.

Construction began in 1874 and the museum originally opened in 1877. It is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. The museum now spans three city blocks and includes the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the new Hayden Planetarium.

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Finding the Nearest Cross Street and Address in NYC

Key to Manhattan Streets The following chart is a New York City travel survival tool….

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What color is the Empire State Building tonight?

empirestate-lightsThe Empire State Building has developed an annual lighting schedule which honors national holidays, seasons, a myriad of ethnic groups living in the New York City area, and many worthy causes. During spring and fall bird migration seasons and particularly on cloudy, humid and/or foggy nights, when large numbers of birds are seen flying near the building, the tower lights are turned off.

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