Madison Square Garden, New York City

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    Catch a Concert at Madison Square Garden

    by Gypsystravels Written Oct 13, 2007

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    Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez in Concernt together

    Madison Square Garden hosts some of the biggests music and concert venues in the City. I come to the garden to catch some of my favorite singers, like most recently the tour of Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez.

    What a performace!

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    Lunch time heaven

    by chodearm Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    Everyday during lunch if the weather permits I unsheath my upper half and let it see the sun while laying in the grass. The skin darkens as various views are surrounding me. The park is really well manicured, and the grass patches are lush, and make for great napping conditions. Theres a new food stand there called the Shake Shack which is made famous by the Danny Meyer restauranteer.

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    Madison Square Garden

    by bct341 Updated May 21, 2004

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    The home to the NY Knicks (basketball) and the NY Rangers (Hockey), the garden has seen every kind of entertainment and sporting event, to include boxing matches (Ali and Frazier) to political National Conventions.

    The current building is the fourth version of the garden which began in 1879.

    The Garden is located adjacent Penn station, so it is easy to get to by train or subway

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    Lovely tree lined avenue

    by scottishvisitor Updated Jun 14, 2006

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    Walking down Madison

    Walking down Madison Avenue was a delight on a sunny Sunday morning because NYC is very much a working city there were very few people about. It really is a lovely avenue for a quiet stroll along its leafy tree lined streets

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    Madison Square Park

    by mrclay2000 Updated Apr 8, 2005

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    Not to be confused with the sports arena (the Garden), Madison Square Park has likewise existed in this same rough form for over a century and a half. Crisscrossed with walkways like most of the city's larger parks, the area is a peaceful retreat without the romance of Central Park, but still with fine touches from its important neighbors. To the north is a store devoted to Christmas. To the west the clocktower and pyramidal crown of the Metropolitan Life Building are perhaps the most impressive, while the famous Flatiron Building to the south (once the world's tallest skyscraper) watches sometimes with or without a crown-to-curb advertisement. Statues of illustrious persons dot the grounds and to the west (adjacent to the park) stands the actual grave of Maj. General Worth, a hero of the Mexican War. Without the benefit of incontravertible fact, the park is also reckoned the place where baseball was born.

    Pictured clockwise from top left: Metropolitan Life Bldg, Adm. David Farragut, Met Life Bldg, Pres. Chester A. Arthur.

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    See A Concert Here

    by Yasmine03 Updated Mar 20, 2005

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    Madison Square Garden's entrance

    Madison Square Garden has hosted many great concerts including Bruce Springsteen's. We were there and no regrets. It was awesome! Like a mayhem.

    There is always something on. Live like a New Yorker and be part of it while you are here. Buy those tickets!

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    Yet another good place to relax

    by King_Golo Written Dec 17, 2007

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    Metropolitan Life Tower seen from the park

    You may wonder why so many of my NYC tips are about where to relax - this is simply due to the fact that I enjoy exploring cities by foot. On my first full day in NYC I walked for roughly 17km through the south tip of Manhattan! No need to mention that a pause now and then is necessary...
    A good place to have a break and enjoy people-watching and occasionally some music is Madison Square Park which must not be confused with Madison Square Garden. The beautiful and well-kept park in the middle of Midtown is a wonderful oasis in the middle of the chaos and hectic of New York. It's a convenient location to have lunch as some relatively cheap restaurants are around. Apparently, the one in the park is a special place for whatever reason - there was a line of like 100 people when I passed the place. I decided, however, not to line up myself and went to a nearby sandwich place instead.
    Madison Square Park is located next to the Flatiron Building, one of New York's first skyscrapers (1902). Another interesting building close by is the Metropolitan Life Tower (1909) which resembles the clock tower of St. Marcus's church in Venice.

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    The Seward Monument

    by von.otter Updated May 9, 2010

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    “If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to subvert the Constitution, how can we as wise and prudent statesmen, enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence, and thus increase already impending dangers?”
    — William H. Seward (1801-1872)

    At the southwest corner of Madison Square Park, where Broadway and East 23rd Street intersect, stands an imposing bronze of statesman William Seward. It was designed by Randolph Rogers (1825-1892). After the sculpture was dedicated in 1876 Seward became the first New Yorker to be honored with a monument in the city.

    We have Seward thank for giving Sarah Pallin the opportunity to say that she is qualified to conduct foreign policy because she can see Russia from her backyard. As Secretary of State in Abraham Lincoln’s first administration, Seward negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia; this real estate deal became known as Seward’s Folly.

    In addition to his national public service as secretary of state, Seward served as United States Senator from New York from 1849 to 1861. He was a two-term governor of New York State from 1839 to 1843; and he was a leader of Whig Party’s the anti-slavery wing.

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    New York Life Building

    by MM212 Updated Oct 26, 2009

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    With its 187-metre gilded octagonal pyramid roof, the New York Life Building has been a landmark since its construction in 1928. It was one of the last buildings to be designed by the prominent architect, Cass Gilbert, whose most famous work is the Woolworth Building in downtown Manhattan, and it carries his signature Neo-Gothic style. The building continues to house the headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company.

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    Little park, great experience!

    by Dutchnatasja Updated Jun 12, 2006

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    After a long period of restoration the park reopened in 2001. It looks the same as it was in the 19th century. Madison Square Park is located at Manhattan's Flatiron District and is one of the oldest parks of New York.

    Madison Square Garden is a small park, but nevertheless a park with a serene atmosphere. There’s a playground, picnic tables, lush lawns and flowering plants everywhere you look. If you’re hungry you can buy burgers, hot dogs, and cold drinks at a food stand called Shake Shack.

    There are benches everywhere shaded by large trees and that’s a great treat after a long walk. People come here to meet friends, have something to eat during there lunch break. I saw people reading a book or newspaper. And I? I was watching the people who walked by and enjoy the great ambiance of Madison Square Park.

    While you’re sitting in the park, you can see parts of the surrounding landmarks like the Flatiron Building. It’s a very enjoyable park to spend some time.

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    Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building

    by von.otter Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    The Metropolitan Life Tower is also known as the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building or Met Life Tower. This landmark skyscraper can be found at One Madison Avenue and East 23rd Street and Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons modeled it on Venice’s Campanile. It was built in 1909 and served as the world headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company until 2005. It was the world’s tallest building briefly; in 1913 the Woolworth Building took over that honor. The building received the designation National Historic Landmark when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 6.February.1978.

    Because the building is still an active office building where people work, it can only be appreciated from the outside.

    The 50-story Tower is the most noticeable part of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building. It is a later addition to the original 11-story, office building, known as the East Wing (see photo #4), that was completed in 1893. There are four clock faces, one to each side of the tower. Each clock measures 26.5 feet in diameter with each number measuring four feet in height. The total weight of all four minute hands add up to two tons!

    Originally the Tower was sheathed in Tuckahoe marble, sadly during a misguided renovation in 1964, limestone replaced it on both the Tower and the East Wing, doing away with the original Renaissance revival details in favor of a so-called streamlined, modern look. Thankfully now there is a Landmarks Preservation Commission that would prevent such capricious steps.

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    Madison Square Garden

    by J.I.M Written Jan 23, 2005

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    Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden is a huge arena known for being where the New York Knicks basketball team play their home games, as well as the New York Rangers ice hockey team. Many major boxing fights have also taken place here.

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    Metropolitan Life Tower

    by MM212 Updated Oct 26, 2009

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    From its completion in 1909 and until the Woolworth Building was constructed, this Renaissance-style clock tower was the world's highest building. It was designed by Napoleon LeBrun as an expansion of the 1893 building used by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. It is said that the tower was much more richly decorated, but in a 1964 renovation, sadly its marble ornamentation was deliberately stripped and it was given a smooth limestone surface. In 1929, a northern annex to the tower was built and connected to the tower with a causeway. The new building was designed to complement the tower by the architect Harvey Wiley Corbett. The pyramidal top of the Metropolitan Life Tower is beautifully illuminated every night (see attached photo).

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    See ANYTHING at Madison Square Garden

    by travelgirl78 Written Dec 11, 2008

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    Madison Square Garden is an arena that hosts a variety of exciting events. The New York Rangers hockey team and the New York Knicks basketball team play there during the fall, winter, and spring. There are also other sporting events such as boxing and bullriding. Tons of musical acts (Madonna, U2, Oasis, Rascal Flatts, ect.) and comedians (Dane Cook - yay!) have shows there throughout the year as well. Family events such as Sesame Street Live and the Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey Circus also can be seen at the Garden at various times throughout the year. Tours of the Garden are also available.

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    Basketball!!!

    by Edla Written Aug 6, 2007

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    Some of us have had fantacies about Michael Jordan and Scotie Pippen and Shaq and...you carch my drift? So when I got to the Big Apple, I refused to let the opportunity of a night at Madison square garden pass!!!

    Madison Square garden has an amazing energy and it's not just basketball. There are also usually some or other concert.

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