Whitney Museum of American Art

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History:
After Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitneys collection of nearly 500 objects of 20th century American art was rejected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1929, Whitney established her own museum in 1930. The Whitney became the first museum devoted to American art of the twentieth century. Today, the Whitney houses what many critics consider the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind. It has unrivaled holdings by such artists as Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, and Reginald Marsh, as well as many examples of Stuart Davis, Jasper Johns, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Sloan, and Frank Stella.

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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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NYC Discount Tickets and Passes

Our list of NYC discount tickets and passes from a verity of providers. Group several attractions together and get a great deal!

CityPass

New York CityPASSCityPass is a simple way to vacation in North America’s most popular city destinations. Available in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto. CityPass is a ticket booklet containing an actual admission ticket to the top attractions in each city. With CityPass, you pay one substantially reduced price and avoid main entrance ticket lines at most attractions.

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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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10 Most Popular NYC Tourist Attractions & Landmarks

10 Most Popular NYC Tourist Attractions & Landmarks

Our list of the 10 Most Popular NYC Tourist Attractions

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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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Madame Tussauds New York

Experience the Sights of New York at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Are you planning a visit to New York City? Are you seeking fun, interactive, family-friendly activities? Consider visiting Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where you can have the opportunity to see 220 different wax figures that resemble well-known politicians, popular celebrities and other icons from the past and present. You can also experience the Cinema 4D theatre. The museum’s newest exhibit, entitled The Spirit of New York, features some of the wonders, history and interesting exhibits of New York City. No visit to the City That Never Sleeps is complete without experiencing the wonders of Madame Tussauds.

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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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The PIT

ThisPIT-bar-11 powerhouse of comedy rivals any club in the city. Many of its shows are sketch or improv, but it also has stand-up and variety shows including “The Stone and Stone Show,” “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky” and “Cold Soda.” ($5 and $10 shows)

The Peoples Improv Theater, or The P.I.T., was established in New York City in 2002. The PIT’s shows include improvisational comedy and sketch comedy.

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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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