The beautiful bell epoque building is worth visiting. There are special exhibits and events that take place throughout the year. During the Christmas season there is a Christmas market with some great and unique gifts.
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Fondest memory: I love their speical events, they have Earth Day with great exhibits on the earth and of course their Christmas market.
Favorite thing: There are of course many great buildings around New York that you see a lot on film and TV and I just want to mention a couple of them. The first is Grand Central Station. We walked past this on our way from Times Square to the UN building and we had to stop by of course :-) It is squeezed in between skyscrapers but when you get inside it you can see how beautiful it really is. According to some information inside the building it was refurbished in the end of the 90’s and they did a great job. It looks brand new but you can see that this is made with class in the old days. When you enter from 42nd Street you get into a large room which doesn’t really serve as much apart from being a “passing through” room. The main concourse has a high vaulted ceiling with beautiful decorations. Beneath this hall we found the “food court” and access to the different tracks. It is really amazing how much money they put into decorations of buildings in the old days. The Grand Central Station is certainly quite a contrast compared to the MetLife building near by :-)
Favorite thing: This is Grand Central terminal. Nice building. Reminded me of 30th Street Station in Philly. After walking all day I tried to find a place to sit down inside the main hall but couldn't find a seat. That's right. There is nowhere people can sit down. Even the stairs have huge signs saying sitting on the stairs not allowed as if they already predicted I'm going to do so. I did it anyway. Perhaps they just try to keep people moving.
First opened in 1913 it has undergone a thoroughfull renovation for four years.
A destination for superb restaurants, and convenience of outstanding retail shops.
WebSite: Grand central terminal
Grand Central is a 'Terminal', not a station, because trains terminate there mainly on stub-end tracks.
Fondest memory: Es una estacion terminal, es decir las lineas terminan alli. La construcion de la primera empezo en 1869 y termino en 1871.
The Oyster Bar below Grand Central. There's a 'whispering vault' in front of the restaurant, above the new food court, where you can whisper in one corner and hear it perfectly on the opposite corner. Huge selectioon of oysters, the vaults inside the big room make it noisy.
Fondest memory: Hidden New York : Empty parapets, seldom visited workrooms in the Brooklyn Bridge anchorage, stores and bars with no signs. Lost New York : The Cloud Club in the Chrysler Building and the Rainbow Room, the Automat............. and others......
Check out Grand Central Station. People rush in and out of here constantly, and it is more appreciated now than ever, but too many never look UP or just stroll around. The bathrooms are decent now, and the star map is clear (look UP!), there are art shows, shops, food, lots of people watching, and trains to boot.
Grand Central Terminal is connected to the 4,5,6,7, and S trains. It also houses the Metro-North Railroad. Look on the web site for tour information (they're free!) on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30PM.
You have to visit Grand Central Station. It is so beautiful and historic. Just stand still on a balcony and watch the people go by. Don't forget to look at the ceiling and see the constellations.
Fondest memory: I love the top of the Empire State Building at night. It is quite possibly the most romantic place to kiss in the entire world. Stand on the windy side and emulate Marcel Marceau.
I took the D train to Coney Island one day, walked around another, just hung out. I need to find the pictures to fill in my bad memory.
Fondest memory: Eventually I had to leave and went to grand Central to hop a bus to the airport.
Favorite thing: August 29th. This too is one of my favourite spots in NYC. Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building, with its Art Deco architecture, which I think is the most beautiful skyscrapper in the city. It was NYC's first one, go and have a look inside at the lobby, you'are going to be surprised.
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