Clocktower Gallery

A legendary alternative-art exhibition space located in  Tribeca, just north of city hall and the Civic Center of New York City. The Clocktower gallery had been in operation since 1972 and hosts alternative exhibitions, performances, long-term and site-specific installations, and artist residencies.

The Clocktower Gallery hosts a free internet radio station.  The station has a searchable online cultural audio archive with over 5,000 hours of diverse, indexed content. In includes non-commercial music, audio art, spoken word, cultural news, history and dialogue, and new media innovation.

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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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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

History:

Founded in 1870 by members of New York’s Union League Club, the Metropolitan Museum of Art moved into a building designed by Calvert Vaux (who, with Frederick Law Olmsted, designed Central Park) in 1880. The southwest wing and façade were built in 1888. The Fifth Avenue side wings were completed in 1906. Sculptural decoration has never been finished.

One of the museum’s most important benefactors was J.P. Morgan, who as president (1904-13) continued to expand the collections and the building. In 1929 the museum acquired an outstanding collection of French impressionist paintings from Louisine Havermyer.

Today, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest and most comprehensive art museum in the western hemisphere. It houses more than three million works of art, hundreds of them famous masterpieces, ranging from ancient to modern. Its collection of Egyptian art is second only to the one in Cairo.

Departments include: the American Decorative Arts, American Paintings and Sculpture, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Arms and Armor, Arts of Africa, 220px-Metropolitan_museum_of_art_2Oceania, and the Americas, Asian Art, The Cloisters, The Costume Institute, Drawings and Prints, Egyptian Art, European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Greek and Roman Art, Islamic Art, The Robert Lehman Collection, The Libraries, Medieval Art, Modern Art, Musical Instruments, Photographs, and Antonio Ratti Textile Center.

In addition to the Metropolitan Museum’s collection, visitors can enjoy special exhibitions, gallery talks, lectures, and other educational programs offered daily at the museum.

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Historical Tours

Arthur Marks Tours For All Seasons 1(212) 673-0477 New York City Cultural Walking Tours by Alfred Pommer 1(212) 979-2388  

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Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Tours

Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Tours During Certain Times

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Foreign Language Tours

8005036_mSee all of Manhattan in the comfort of a deluxe motor coach in your own language! Available tours in German, French, Spanish and Italian languages. A fact-filled, top multilingual tour guide narrates as you pass through the most famous uptown and downtown parts of New York. Korean language tours operates Thursdays through Mondays. Adults: *$49 USD per day. Children: 3-11 years * $35.00 USD per day Under 3 ride free on parent’s lap.

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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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Central Park and City Bike Tours

Central Park Bike Tours,Bike Tours, central parksightseeingGet a real New York City experience and see more at the same time. Bikes are very popular amongst New Yorkers because of there speed and ability to wiggle through NYC traffic. These tour operators can safely give you the same experience while taking you far from the beaten tourist path.

Central Park Bike Tour
Experience a memorable journey through Frederick Law Olmstead’s masterpiece in the heart of Manhattan in New York City. Your experienced tour guide will provide you with background information, historical facts and point out some of the best photo opportunity spots. Below you will find discounts and links to various bike tour providers.

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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 your 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 Central 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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