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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Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Tours

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

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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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Famous Sites with Tours

  • American Stock Exchange 1(212) 306-1000NYC_Montage_2011
  • Cathedral of St. John the Devine 1(212) 316-7540
  • Columbia University 1(212) 854-4900
  • Ellis Island 1(212) 363-3200
  • Federal Hall National Memorial 1(212) 825-6888
  • Gracie Mansion 1(212) 570-4751
  • Grand Central Terminal 1(212) 439-1049
  • New York City Hall 1(212) 788-6865
  • New York Federal Reserve Bank 1(212) 720-6130 Free 1 hour tours Mon Fri 9:30 11:30am, 1:30 & 2:30pm. Reservations must be made one week in advance. To reserve online visit: www.newyorkfed.org Follow link About the Fed for Gold Vault tour. Gold vaults here store more than a quarter of the world’s gold bullion.
  • New York Public Library 1(212) 340-0849
  • Pennsylvania Station 1(212) 719-3434
  • Rockefeller Center 1(212) 664-3700
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral 1(212) 355-2749
  • Statue of Liberty 1(212) 363-3200
  • Temple Emanu El 1(212) 744-1400
  • Trinity Church 1(212) 602-0800
  • United Nations Headquarters 1(212) 963-8687
  • World Financial Center 1(212) 945-0505

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Battery Park

Location: Southern tip of Manhattan Battery Park is the 21 acre park at the junction of the Hudson and East Rivers. The view of New York Bay extends in three directions from Jersey City on the right to Brooklyn. From…

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Madame Tussauds New York

Experience the Sights of New York at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Are you planning a visit to New York City? Are you seeking fun, interactive, family-friendly activities? Consider visiting Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where you can have the opportunity to see 220 different wax figures that resemble well-known politicians, popular celebrities and other icons from the past and present. You can also experience the Cinema 4D theatre. The museum’s newest exhibit, entitled The Spirit of New York, features some of the wonders, history and interesting exhibits of New York City. No visit to the City That Never Sleeps is complete without experiencing the wonders of Madame Tussauds.

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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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Classic NYC Sightseeing Cruise


The fastest and best way to see the Statue of Liberty! Sail down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back, viewing such sights as Ellis Island, the historic immigration center, the rising Freedom Tower, and the World Financial Center, along the way.

Hurricane Sandy left the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closed until further notice. Thankfully, Circle Line 42 can still get you close enough to get those desired pics! Each of our cruise options includes a close look at the Statue of Liberty.

Book your Circle Line Classic NYC Sightseeing Cruise Now!

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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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New York City Marathon

nyc-marathon-130,000 runners from every corner of the globe compete in this 26.2 mile marathon that starts in Staten Island and runs through all five boroughs before reaching the finish line in Central Park. More than two million cheering spectators line the route. First Ave above 60th St or Central Park’s East Drive are favorite viewing locations for this first Sunday in November, world’s largest marathon. For complete information, visit the New York Road Runners website.

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