NYC Uptown and Central Park Double Decker Bus Tour

NYC Uptown and Central Park Double Decker Bus TourEnjoy NYC sightseeing – and give your feet a rest – by Hopping-On a New York City bus tour. The Central Park bus tour includes the fabulous uptown New York neighborhoods, renowned museums, landmarks, cultural institutions and of course, world-famous Central Park!

Home to several major museums, cultural institutions, astonishing houses of worship, prestigious Fifth Avenue and the green mecca known as Central Park, Uptown Manhattan’s charm is unmistakable. Skyline Sightseeing’s bus tour takes you to this affluent neighborhood for a unique excursion into history and culture. But first we meander up the Upper West Side through Sienfeld territory and Morningside Heights, then head across Harlem and down Museum Mile.

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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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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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Top NYC Bus Tours


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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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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Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

In 1945, Jacques Marchais founded a museum to house her collection of Tibetan art. She designed two field-stone buildings, a library and a museum, to resemble a Himalayan temple. The museum is surrounded by meditation gardens with statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibetan prayer flags, and a lotus and fish pond. The collection primarily consists of Tibetan Buddhist art from Tibet, Mongolia, and Northern China and dates from the 15th to the early 20th century. The collection is especially rich in statues of Buddhas, lamas, Arhats, Protector Deities and Thangka paintings as well as excellent examples of 18th century Qianlong cloisonni.

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NYC Restaurant Grading System

gradesSelecting a place to eat out is easy with the NYC restaurant grading system. The system was enacted in July 2010 by the New York City Department of Health. The grade reflects the results of a sanitary inspection which occurs at least once a year. The overall score reflects how wall a restaurant is meeting the City and State food safety requirements. The highest grade is A and it goes down to a C.

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Poe Cottage

poe cottagePoe Cottage was the last home of the great American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Poe lived there from 1846 to 1849, and during that time he wrote many poems, including “The Bells,” “Eureka,” and “Annabel Lee.” After Poe’s death , the house passed through many hands until 1913, when the City of New York purchased it. Opened as a museum in 1917, it is maintained as a memorial to Poe with period furniture and exhibits on the writer, his life and times.

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Prospect Park

Prospect ParkThe natural landscape of the park, 526 acres of meadows and wooded bluffs, streams, brooks, and a lake, was left unspoiled when the park was designed in the 1860s by Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The former boathouse modeled after a 16th century Venetian building, has been restored and serves as the first urban-area Audubon Center in the nation, it is a place of active discovery with hands-on exhibits and innovative programming for children and adults. Exhibits allow visitors to explore the world of nature through interactive technology, using the Park’s diverse natural habitat as a venue for learning and fun.

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