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American Museum of Natural History and Rose Center for Earth and Space

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC

The premier museum of its kind in the US, AMNH is home to extensive permanent and temporary exhibits that cover numerous scientific disciplines.  Museum highlights include the newly renovated dinosaur exhibit, the Hall of Asian Mammals (elephants, pandas, and tigers), the  Hall of African ...

Battery Park

Battery Park

Hudson River between Whitehall Street and Third Place, NYC

At the tip of Manhattan, Battery Park boasts spectacular views of the lower Hudson River, New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the Staten Island Ferry.  Carefully designed gardens hold interest along the 25 acres that includes Castle Clinton, ...

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY

This is the world’s largest metropolitan zoo, and houses over 6,000 animals of 650 species from around the world in its 265 acres.  A visit to the Bronx Zoo will introduce you to any animal you or your kids will ever want to meet.  Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society with sister ...

Review: 'The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin' Retains ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, July 27, 2017 Encores! Off-Center's latest offering is a timely staging of an unfortunately little seen musical that has much to say. Efficiently directed here by Robert O'Hara, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin dates from around 1999 when it was ...

Review: Lincoln Center Festival's ‘While I Was Waiting’ Explores the ...

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, July 26, 2017 Now in its 22nd year, The Lincoln Center Festival hosts a myriad of performances from around the globe. Making its North American debut at the festival, While I Was Waiting is a play based on a true story by ...

Jazz Notes: What To Look Out For at This Year's 63...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, July 25, 2017 The Newport Jazz Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary this summer, promising three full days of exceptional live musical performances across multiple stages at Fort Adams Park in Newport, Rhode Island from Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6. Under new artistic ...

New Tenants In the 'Doll's House' Starting This Week

ZEALnyc, July 25, 2017 When we think of a Broadway show, we often think of a musical. Of course there are dramas and comedies, as well as other special event productions, like Michael Moore's upcoming one-man play The Terms of My Surrender, which promises to be a ...

Mostly Mozart Festival Opens Tomorrow—What To See and Hear

ZEALnyc, July 24, 2017 Summer in New York brings many performances and festivals for which we look forward, from the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in Central Park to the Lincoln Center Festival, bringing the world's theater, music and dance to our own backyard, followed by their Out ...

Art Break: Helene Schjerfbeck and Other Finnish Artists at Scandinavia ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, July 24, 2017 Hey, let's face it—summer weather in New York can be challenging. It’s hot, it’s humid, and sometimes it’s just tough to be outside. Sometimes all you want is a half hour in a cool ...

Lincoln Center Goes 'Out of Doors' With a Big Free ...

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, July 21, 2017 Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival is bringing an other-worldly level of performers for an "only in New York" kind of experience. The festival’s free performances (that's right—FREE) runs July 26 through August 13, and includes a Double Dutch ...

Review: The Elusiveness of Peace Brought To the Fore In ...

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, July 20, 2017 In this era of dismal, seemingly endless intractability in the Middle East, it’s startling to be reminded that, not too long ago, the prospect of peace between Israel and Palestine was tantalizingly close. That reminder, and the horrible ...

Review: Compagnie XY Proves Its Strength Is Working Together

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, July 20, 2017 Compagnie XY is a French-based circus, but there’s no big top, no trapeze rig, no spangled leotards nor wild animals. Instead, it is a troupe of individuals with extraordinary abilities and exquisite training who develop theatrical programs that ...

Jazz Notes: Passing the Newport Jazz Festival Baton from Founder ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, July 19, 2017 As the new artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBride has put his stamp on this year’s lineup for the 2017 performances, adding a mix of incredibly diverse musicians—though, by his own account, he was totally ...

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Situated alongside Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (neither of which should be missed), these gardens are a beautiful, bucolic destination for any New York City traveler.  Popular as a spring destination when crocuses are blooming and trees are budding, the 52 acres of perfectly ...

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY

Second to the MET in size, The Brooklyn  Museum has a collection of over 1.5 million works.  The Beaux-Arts building by McKim, Mead and White houses a significant collection of antiquities, including Egyptian, African, Oceanic, and Japanese art.  American art is thoroughly represented with ...

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC

The cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New york, St. John the Divine (officially Cathedral Church of Saint John: The great Divine in the City and Diocese of New York) is the fourth largest Christian church in the world, covering 121,000 square feet and measuring 600 feet in length.  Begun by ...

Central Park

Central Park

Between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West, 59th Street to 110th Street, NYC

The crowning jewel of Manhattan, Central Park’s 843 acres offer visitors and New Yorkers more diversion than most any other New York City destination.  Carefully and beautifully designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and opening in 1857, Central Park is a miracle in city ...

Cloisters, The

The Cloisters

99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park, NYC

The Cloisters is abbey, renowned medieval art collection, and respite from a busy metropolitan city, all in one.  A short subway ride to the northern tip of Manhattan, The Cloisters sits in the vast and peaceful Fort Tyron Park.  Pieced together from five European abbeys and transported to New ...

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

http://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm

Ellis Island, New York Harbor

As part of the National Park Service, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration tells the story of how New York’s Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants arriving to America from 1890-1954. Although the focus of the museum covers the years 1890-1954, when the island ...

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, NYC

The Empire State Building is the seventh New York City building to be declared the tallest structure in the world. Open seven days a week, this iconic New York City destination offers both spectacular views of New York City and an interesting overview of New York City history during the ...

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Terminal

89 East 42nd Street, NYC

Nearly raised except for the efforts of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 70’s, Grand Central Terminal is a stunning example of grand urban architecture meant to enrich the lives of the millions of passengers that pass under its arches.  Opening in 1913 and the brainchild of New York ...

High Line, The

The Highline

Tenth Avenue between Gansevoort Street and West 30th Street, NYC

The High Line is one of the best examples of urban architecture to happen in recent years, reclaiming for park a railroad track system the brought meat into and out of Manhattan when New York City was the leading distributor of meat in the United States.  Stretching from Gansevoort Street to ...

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, The

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, 12th Avenue at 46th Street, NYC

Having seen action in the Pacific during World War II, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid serves as the foundation of this extensive museum that includes the Enterprise space shuttle, a British Airways Concorde, the WWII submarine Growler, and ...

Little Italy

Little Italy

Mulberry Street between Canal and Spring, NYC

This lower Manhattan destination (Mulberry Street between Canal and Spring Streets) is a feast of sight and sounds, boasting over 50 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.  Worth the trip year round, Little Italy is not to be missed during the San Gennaro Festival in September.  ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

www.metmuseum.org

1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Any trip to New York City should include a stop at this venerable world-class art institution, housing one of the largest art collections anywhere.  To avoid being overwhelmed, plan on visiting just a few areas.  Choose from European painting, sculpture & decorative arts (thirteenth to ...

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

MoMA

moma.org

11 West 53rd Street, NYC

MoMA is one of the hottest NYC destinations these days, with its central location, beautiful building, eclectic crowd, dining options, and, of course, great modern art.  Developed by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to address what she perceived as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s lack of ...

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

World Trade Center, NYC

Sitting on the grounds of the former World Trade Center Towers, the 9/11 memorial is a vast park complex commemorating the victims of the attack. Two large recessed pools occupy the original World Trade Center foundations among an array of sweet gum and swamp white oaks.  The Museum holds ...

New York Botanical Garden, The

The New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY

New York’s other botanical garden (with Brooklyn Botanic Garden), offers 250 acres of natural beauty not often available in New York City.  The famous 1890’s Haupt Conservatory is a major attraction at the garden, a wrought-iron framed “crystal-palace style” greenhouse ...

One World Observatory

One World Observatory

http://oneworldobservatory.com

285 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10006

Truly see forever on a clear day –  or reach for the stars –  at the One World Observatory, a beautiful and powerful celebration of downtown New York’s rebirth, history and spirit.  Positioned on levels 100, 101 and 102 of the One World Trade Center building,  now the ...

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

http://www.rockefellercenter.com

45 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC

Famous as the home of NBC Nightly News, Saturday Night Live, and 30 Rock, Rockefeller Center is a complex of shops, restaurants, and outdoor areas that shouldn’t be missed.  Its promenade (just west of Fifth Avenue) is beautifully planted year round, and ...

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Rental housing was developed in 1969 on this narrow island that today is home to over 10,000 New Yorkers.  The island’s 147 acres boast great views of Manhattan, restaurants and walking trails.  Roosevelt Island is now accessible by subway (F train) but take the Roosevelt Island Tram ...

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, NYC

The Guggenheim building is as much an attraction as the art it houses.  Designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this iconic structure on Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile is a spiral of exhibition space overlooking a vast inner court that is itself lit by a large ...

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport

http://www.southstreetseaport.com

East River at Fulton Street, NYC

This colonial-era, cobble-stoned collection of ships, shops, stores, restaurants and bars is a must-see if you are in lower Manhattan.  Visit the South Street Seaport Museum for a look at maritime history and its long association with New York City.  Follow with shopping at national and local ...

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Fifth Avenue at 51st Street, NYC

This highly decorated Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral church is the seat of the Archbishop of the New York Archdiocese and a favorite destination for New York City travelers of all religions.  It’s ornamented space is over 300 feet long and its spire rises 330 feet above Fifth ...

Things to do in a Snowy New York: Days after #JONAS

Ishani Chatterji, Contributing Writer.

“The cold never bothered me anyway”, said nobody in New York City. EVER! For the first time, in a long time, Christmas was not a white affair and neither was New Years. The first specks of snowfall only appeared a couple of weeks ago and having ...

Union Square

Union Square

Broadway between 14th and 17th Streets, NYC

New York City’s parks are unique destinations, and Union Square is no exception.  Host to a famous local produce Green Market (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 8 and 6), the square is surrounded by some of Manhattan’s best restaurants.  Park statues include ...

United Nations International Headquarters

United Nations International Headquarters

First Avenue between 42nd and 48th Streets, NYC

Not always popular among Americans and their politicians, the United Nation’s International Headquarters complex is always popular with New York City tourists.  A tour of this rich and distinct complex (designed by a multinational collection of architects and designers including Le ...

wall st

Wall Street

The epicenter of the world’s finances calls the Financial District in downtown Manhattan its home, and it attracts thousands of tourists every year. The famous New York Stock Exchange sits on this street as well as Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated President. Don’t miss ...

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, between MacDougal Street and University Place, NYC

Long a destination for New York’s counter-culture, Washington Square Park’s recent renovation makes it a welcome respite from city life of lower Manhattan.  Located smack in the middle of the Village, the park is perfect for people watching.  The 1895 Washington Arch is a replica ...

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