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New York's famous Empire State Building, a
New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, soars more than a
quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan.
on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city's bustling streets,
the Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and
from the surrounding open-air promenade.
Since the Observatory opened to the
public in 1931, almost 110 million visitors have thrilled to the awe-inspiring
vision of the city beneath them.
The Empire State Building
Located on Liberty Island in New York
Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the
people of France to the people of the United States and is one of the most
universal symbols of political freedom and democracy.
Liberty Island is
accessible by Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry, Inc. ferries only. One round
trip ferry ticket includes visits to Liberty and Ellis Islands.
Statue of Liberty
Legendary (42nd Street) Times Square, the
heart of Broadway and of countless huge New York gatherings, recently celebrated
its 100-year anniversary.
Filled with its neon signs, screaming ads, giant
screens, Times Square "the crossroads of the world" is more than ever a sight
that overwhelms, its flashing lights reaching to the sky.
attractions in Times Square include ABC Studios, WWE Store, Toysrus and MTV's
At the Times Square Visitors Center you can get free citywide
information from multilingual tourist counselors, get free maps and brochures,
purchase tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows from the Broadway Ticket
Center & more.
United Nations Building
The United Nations Headquarters building in
New York City is the home of the international organization and one of the most
visited sites in the city.
Guided tours are conducted seven days a week
(Monday to Friday only during January and February). Tours are conducted from
9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to
Tours in English normally leave every half hour and last for
approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
Madame Tussaud's Wax
At Madame Tussaud's New York, you will be
able to mingle with nearly 200 amazingly life-like wax figures, including Brad
Pitt, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Madonna and even Elvis Presley and
Open 365 days a year from 10:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday,
last ticket sold at 8:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday, last ticket sold at 10:00
Madame Tussaud's New York City
Intrepid Air and Sea Museum
|Closed until Fall '08|
One of the most successful ships in US
history is now one of the most unique attractions in New York City. Berthed on
the mighty Hudson River in Manhattan, the Museum boasts educational exhibits and
Spring / Summer Hours (April 1 - September 28)
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
Fall / Winter Hours
(October 1 - March 31)
Tuesday through Sunday
Open all Holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Intrepid Air and Sea Museum >>
The Central Park extends from 59th to 110th
streets and 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue.
It is home to a zoo, playgrounds,
skating rinks and a lot more.
One of the most romantic and popular ways to
see Central Park is from a horse-drawn carriage.
Rides cost $34 for the first
20 minutes and $54 for a 45 to 50 minute tour. For more information, call
These carriages line up at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue across
from the Plaza Hotel.
Central Park New York City
The Rockefeller Center is a place for
exquisite shopping, fine dining and great entertainment.
It also houses the
NBC studios and the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink.
time, the whole place turns into a Winter Wonderland with the famous Rockefeller
Center Christmas tree and beautiful lights and decorations everywhere.
are available of the Rockefeller Center as well as NBC studios.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum has specimens of
different categories of art from all over the world during every epoch of
recorded time .
Going through the entire Met is a full day affair. Within are
more than two million works of art including arts of Africa, Asia, Europe,
Egypt, Greece, Rome, medieval art, musical instruments, photographs, and
New York Metropolitan Museum
Madison Square Garden
The Madison Square Garden or as it is
popularly known, "The World's Most Famous Arena" is a must see for all sports
Be sure to take an All Access Tour of the garden and visit the Knicks,
Rangers and Liberty locker rooms; tour backstage of the Theater at Madison
Square Garden; go inside the Star dressing rooms; see players practicing,
performers in rehearsal or crews staging events!
You'll never know what
you'll see on the All Access Tour.
Madison Square Garden
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How safe is New York City?
Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD
is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York has a humid continental climate
resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features
are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition
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