The Pierpont Morgan Library

The Morgan Library and MuseumJust a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Pierpont Morgan Library is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York’s great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.

In 1924 J.P. Morgan gave New York City  the amazing gift of  his father, Pierpont Morgan’s, private library. Housing an amazing permanent collection of rare books, ancient jewelery, manuscripts and original compositions, the Morgan feels both manageable and filled with treasures. The striking building located on 36th and Madison Avenue, just a short walk northeast of Grand Central Station blends the unique look of a prewar brownstone which was Morgan’s home with the modern starkness of the attached library.

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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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Luxury NYC Seaport Cruise

Cruising can’t get more enjoyable! Take a harbor cruise around Manhattan on a luxurious one-of-a-kind yacht, that provides three magnificent climate-controlled decks, to view the grandeur of the NYC skyline. This one-hour cruise is surrounded by spectacular views outside and elegant amenities inside, you will cruise past many of New York’s most legendary landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. From start to finish, ZEPHYR provides a unique fun-filled experience.

Luxury Amenities *

  • Multiple Climate Controlled Interiors
  • Indoor and Outdoor Decks Including Full Sun Deck
  • Comfortable Plush Seating
  • Two Snack and Beverage Bars

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Stand-Up NY

stand-up-ny-comedySome of America’s most successful comics, from Chris Rock to Jon Stewart, got their start at Stand Up NY. The club prides itself on being home to the city’s rising stand-up comics and offers several programs for comedians of any level or experience to hone their skills.

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Staten Island Zoo

sizoo8-acre zoo with aquarium, children’s petting zoo and world-renowned snake collection. Tropical rain forest exhibit has tall forest canopy – home to breeding monkeys, ocelots and rare tamarins.

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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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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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American Girl Place New York

american-girl2Historical and contemporary dolls, accessories, clothing, books, and furniture. Call ahead for details/reservations to the American Girl Musical Revue and dining at American Girl Cafe.

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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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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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