Helicopter Tours

htSee New York City like never before! Our Helicopter Sightseeing tours provide you with a bird’s eye view of Manhattan and the surrounding area in comfort and style. Marvel at the splendid architecture of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and more as you travel down the Hudson River to the New York Harbor and the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.

See the George Washington and Verrazano bridges that keep Manhattan connected. Delight in flying by New York’s historic landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport, and the 120-year-old Brooklyn Bridge. With four tour options to choose from, this unique adventure is a must-have for your memorable visit to New York City.

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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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Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is open; work continues on Ellis Island

Liberty Island has reopened, including the Statue. Tickets are available through Statue Cruises, with limited tickets to the pedestal and crown. The park will now focus on restoring Ellis Island, making it safe so that it may reopen as soon as possible.

The Statue of Liberty Information

History:

Liberty Enlightening the World (official name) was a gift of the French people to mark the 100th birthday of the USA in 1886. Sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi devoted 21 years to this colossus. Gustave Eiffel, best known for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, created the structural framework. The Statue of Liberty is 101 feet tall from base to torch, 305 feet tall from pedestal base to torch. She has a 35-foot waist and an 8-foot index finger, and she weighs 450,000 pounds. The seven rays of her crown represent the seven seas and the seven continents. The book in the statue’s right hand is inscribed July 4, 1776 in Latin. Her torch, replaced during the 1986 restoration, has a 24-carat gold-leaf coated flame. She has become an enduring symbol of freedom and was immortalized by the Emma Lazarus poem: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

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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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Staten Island Places of Interest

Staten Island Places of Interest

Staten Island is the third largest borough in area but the least populous and least densely populated. It is the borough farthest removed from Manhattan, separated at its closest point by a five-mile stretch of water. The world-famous Staten Island Ferry covers the distance in 25 minutes.

Visitors who venture beyond the ferry terminal will be pleasantly surprised to find Staten Island is home to dozens of spectacular beaches (Gateway National Recreation Area); an authentic Colonial village (Historic Richmond Town) with buildings dating from the 17th century; Tibetan art treasures in a replica of a Buddhist mountain temple (Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art); America’s first classical Chinese Scholar’s Garden (Snug Harbor Cultural Center); plus breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and the New York harbor from the oldest, continually staffed, military site in the United States (Fort Wadsworth). Plan to spend a day in the New York City Borough even most New Yorkers don’t really know! You won’t be disappointed.

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Brooklyn Bridge

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History: When completed in 1883 the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world (1595.5 ft) and the first to be built of steel. The bridge was engineered and constructed by John A. Roebling, the inventor of wire cable.

Many artists and writers saw it as a highly recognizable landmark and an important cultural icon. No other bridge has been so richly woven into American urbanization and industrialization. A pedestrian walkway and bicycle lane make this bridge exceptionally people-friendly.

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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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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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