Broadway Rush Tickets, Lottery and Standing Room Only Policies

By Matthew Blank

To make tickets more affordable to students and other theatergoers on a budget, many Broadway shows have implemented rush, lottery, and standing-room-only (SRO) policies. Anyone willing to wake up and get to the box office early, spend some time in a line, or stand during the show, can get greatly discounted tickets to the majority of shows on Broadway.

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Why is New York called the Big Apple?

Why Is New York Called The Big Apple

Why is New York Called The Big Apple? John J. Fitzgerald, a horse-racing writer for The Morning Telegraph in the 1920s was the first to popularize the term “The Big Apple”. While on assignment in New Orleans, Fitzgerald overheard stablehands refer to New York City racecourses as “The Big Apple”. Fitzgerald loved the term so much that he named his racing column “Around the Big Apple”, and the title to the column became synonymous with the New York racing scene.

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NYC Friday Dinner Cruise

The Spirit of New York on New York Harbor delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Cruising year-round from Chelsea Piers, the Spirit of New York offers Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail, Moonlight Cruises and much more! Let the Spirit move you.Grand buffets. Breathtaking views of New York from the Hudson River. DJs playing Top 40 hits. And an amazing wait staff singing show-stopping favorites. All included for one price. For your next special occasion or just a unique way to get out on the water in New York, come aboard today!

What your dinner cruise will include:

You’ll know you’re in for a special evening the moment you are escorted to your candlelit table. Many tables are designed for cabaret-style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while our crew casts off for three fabulous hours on New York Harbor.

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Empire State Building / NY SKYRIDE

Empire State Building / NY SKYRIDE

Night or day, the view from NYC’s tallest building is one of this hemisphere’s most magnificent vistas. On a clear day you can enjoy a magnificent view for 80 miles in each direction. Visibility is posted in the lobby. The breathtaking views are so impressive that it deserves two visits: by day, to observe the layout of the city, and then again in the evening, when you’ll be mesmerized by the sparkling array of stars and flickering lights scattered across the sky like a galaxy of diamonds on black velvet.

Seventy-three elevators serve the 102 floors, and 5 acres of windows are washed once a month. It takes half an hour to walk down the 1860 steps. The annual Empire State Building Run-Up race takes place in early February. The event competitors raced up a total of 1,576 steps to the Observatory deck on the 86th floor. The men’s division winning time is 10 minutes and 37 seconds. The winning time for women is 12 minutes and 8 seconds.

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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.

Book your Circle Line Classic NYC Sightseeing Cruise Now!

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Walkin’ Broadway Tours

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Walkin’ Broadway is a unique walking tour of Times Square combining the knowledge of an experienced guide with an audio tour. The tour explores over 30 stop in New York Cities Theater district. The voices of over 40 famous personalities and the music of Broadway is woven into the audio of the tour, making the tour a fun and delightful experience.  The guides will also provide today’s intrigue and backstage news about the plays and musicals currently on the boards! Walkin’ Broadway is an official Time Square walking tour.

Highlights

  • 90 minutes guided walking tour of the Broadway Theater District in New York City including 30 stops
  • A unique walking guided audio tour
  • Dance down Broadway to the original cast recordings
  • Listen to the stories from the stars of Broadway
  • A guide who shares the personal backstage insights
  • Audio headsets included

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To and From JFK Airport

Our guide to and from JFK airport: AirTrain JFK AirTrain JFK links the region’s rail and subway transportation network to NYC. AirTrain has three service routes: Airline Terminal route (Inner Loop). Howard Beach route. Jamaica Station route. Variable message signs…

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Museum of Modern Art

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History:
Opened in the late 1920s, by influential patrons of the arts to challenge the conservative policies of traditional museums and to establish an institution devoted exclusively to modern art.

From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art’s collection has grown to include over 135,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects. MoMA also owns some 19,000 films, four million stills, and MoMA’s Library and Archives hold over 160,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, extensive individual files on more than 70,000 artists, and archival materials related to modern and contemporary art.

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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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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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