The High Line

The High LineThe High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy.

The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.

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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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Where to enjoy Opera in New York City

The Metropolitan Opera Lincoln Center, Tickets: 1(212) 362-6000. New York City Opera David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, 1(212).870-5570. Dicapo Opera Theatre 184 East 76th St, 1(212) 288-9438 www.dicapo.com Gotham Chamber Opera 410 West 42nd St, 1(212) 868-4460 www.gothamchamberopera.org…

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The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883. The first Metropolitan Opera House was built on Broadway and 39th Street by a group of wealthy businessmen who wanted their own opera house. Almost from the beginning, it was clear that the opera house on 39th Street did not have adequate stage facilities. However, it was not until September of 1966 that it opened at Lincoln Center equipped with the finest technical facilities.

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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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Best Gardens in New York City

Central Park - Conservatory Garden

Central Park – Conservatory Garden

Best Gardens in New York City

Our team has compiled a list of the best gardens in New York City. We highly recommend you check them out if you are visiting NYC during the spring, summer, or early fall.

Central Park – Conservatory Garden

Located on the North-east side of Central Park this section of the park is one of the most beautiful. The Conservatory Garden is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French, and English. The Garden’s main entrance is through the Vanderbilt Gate, on Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets. This magnificent iron gate, made in Paris in 1894, originally stood before the Vanderbilt mansion at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street.

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The Jewish Children’s Museum

jewish-childrens-muExplore Jewish heritage and culture in an entertaining and educational format for kids of all ages. Through contemporary technology and a hands-on approach to learning, the Jewish Children’s Museum’s exhibits and crafts provides visitors with a rich experience in Jewish history, values and traditions.

During legal and Jewish holiday seasons, be sure to look out for special events and workshops featured at the museum.  

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United Nations Headquarters

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History: Since its founding during the aftermath of the Second World War, the United Nations has worked to maintain friendly relations among nations, encouraging human rights, protecting the environment or tackling illiteracy, disease and hunger for the betterment of humanity.

In 1946, John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated to the United Nations the 17-acre site along the East River that once was comprised of slaughterhouses, cattle pens, and tenement houses. Today, the buildings that occupy the Headquarters site include the General Assembly Building, the 39-storey Secretariat Building, the interconnecting Conference Building, and the Dag Hammarskjvld Library.

When you step through the gates of the United Nations Headquarters, you enter an international zone. The UN complex has its own security force, its own fire department, its own post office, and conducts business in six official languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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Times Square and Theater District

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This is the one attraction in New York City you will not want to miss! Huge neon billboards, unique street performers, and Broadway theaters draw over 37 million tourists to Times Square every year, while 500,000 people come to Times Square on New Year’s Eve alone.

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Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Tours

NYC has a number of tours and attractions that are either free or pay what you wish.  Certain conditions may apply, for example, the offer may only be available during certain times, or on certain days of the week. Also, the list and conditions are subject to change so always double check with the venue before heading over. 

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