New York Hall of Science

hall-of-science-3One of America’s premier science museums. More than 200 hands-on exhibits and the award-winning outdoor Science Playground enable visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, educational experience. Learn about sound, light, motion, microscopic organisms and other science concepts. The museum was established in 1964 as part of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and at the time, was one of only a few science museums in existence. Unlike many other institutions, which were closed immediately or soon after the Fair, the hall remained open.

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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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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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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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Central Park Carriage Tours

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There is nothing more romantic or charming than seeing Central Park from the back of a horse-drawn carriage. The feeling of stepping back a little in time is one never to be forgotten. Sitting beside the person you love as you meander through the most beautiful park in Manhattan, wondering if he or she planned for the stars to come out early is one of the most whimsical of lover’s dreams. Perhaps there will be a proposal… or perhaps just being near each other is perfection. The soft jostle of the carriage rocking to the gait of the horse ahead and the gentle sound of hooves on pavement are a balm to the soul you will feel as your guide points out several popular and some secret places of NYC’s crown jewel of parks. If you have eyes only for the person beside you, ignore the guide. He won’t mind at all.

You can book a ride via the operators below.

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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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The PIT

ThisPIT-bar-11 powerhouse of comedy rivals any club in the city. Many of its shows are sketch or improv, but it also has stand-up and variety shows including “The Stone and Stone Show,” “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky” and “Cold Soda.” ($5 and $10 shows)

The Peoples Improv Theater, or The P.I.T., was established in New York City in 2002. The PIT’s shows include improvisational comedy and sketch comedy.

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St Patricks Cathedral

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History: St Patricks Cathedral is the largest gothic style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as a center of Catholic life in this country.

The Cathedral was begun in 1858 to replace the original St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which is used today as a parish church at 263 Mulberry Street. The cornerstone was laid in August of that year, and, after a suspension of work during the years of Civil War, work resumed in 1865, opening the doors in May, 1879.

Each year over 3 million people visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Cathedral seats about 2,200 people. The exterior length is about 405 feet; the width is 274 feet. The spires rise 330 feet from street level. The Cathedral has three organs. The Archbishops of New York are buried in a crypt under the high altar. Their honorary hats, called galeros, hang from the ceiling over their tombs.

The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of New York, His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan. On May 11, 2000, Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of New York. He was installed at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick on June 19, 2000.

The Stations of the Cross are works of art which won first prize at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. The Pieta, by American sculptor William O. Partridge, is three times larger than Michangelo’s Pieta in St. Peter’s, Rome. The Rose Window measures 26 feet in diameter. It shines above the great organ, which has more than 7,000 pipes. The Great Bronze Doors, facing Fifth Avenue, weigh 20,000 lbs.

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Staten Island Ferry

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The Staten Island Ferry began service in 1905, and currently carries over 19 million passengers annually on a 5.2-mile run between the St. George Terminal in Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in lower Manhattan.

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What time does rush hour begin?

Most workers have no choice and have to ride subways and buses at the busiest hours. As a visitor, try to avoid the crush between 7am and 9am, and between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

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