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  • 26. City Hall and Woolworth Building

    Home to New York City’s government since 1812, City Hall tours take in its cupola-topped marble hall, the governor’s room, as well as the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s coffin lay in state briefly in...

  • 27. Broadway Shows and Theatre District

    This theater was designed by Albert Westover and built by Oscar Hammerstein. It was the first theater built on West 42nd Street. Then known as the Theater Republic it opened in September 1900 with...

  • 28. Central Park - Statues

    “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” —Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) This bronze bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, located near Central Park’s Naumberg Bandshell, was...

  • 29. Chrysler Building

    Since this building was designed and built for the Chrysler Corporation, it's no wonder that many of the designs mirror what was common to automobiles at that time: radiator caps, front end grills,...

  • 30. TV & Movie Tours - Landmarks

    There are many tours you can take in New York City. New York is an iconic city for a reason and one of the reasons everyone recognizes it is that it is used for filming in a huge number of TV and...

  • 31. Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters

    Families and couples were seen throughout the park. Each quietly doing their own thing. The shade was pleasant on a warm afternoon and the views over the river wonderful. The New Leaf Cafe (rescued...

  • 32. Saint Paul Chapel

    Trinity is not the only old church buried deep inside the skyscrapers of New York's Financial District. Right below the towering One World Trade Center is St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest church in...

  • 33. New York Public Library

    The Library occupies 2 city blocks and the area originally was a stone-walled water reservoir, the stones from the walls were used for the foundation of the library. The majority of the books,...

  • 34. Radio City Music Hall

    We took the Radio Hall Tour as it was in our New York City Pass Book but also because we are interested in history and this hall has certainly got some history! The tour guide took us through the...

  • 35. Holidays & Parades

    May 1 - 5, 2013 Shoreline Tours was offering a NEW YORK CITY BUS TOUR and since Hans and I have always wanted to go to New York, but did not want the hassle or stress of driving there, we jumped at...

  • 36. Madison Square Garden

    “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...

  • 37. Washington Square Park

    As I walked into Washington Square Park I passed by a pianist at his grand piano and sat down by an impromptu jazz band to listen to the cultured sounds of the famous Washington Square Park. It sits...

  • 38. Circle Line Harbor Cruise

    We went on The Beast expecting to get wet and expecting to have some fun. We did...and we did!! The Beast is a sleek, green, 70 foot racing boat that leaves from the west side of NY for a 30 minute...

  • 39. Bronx Zoo

    An indoor exhibit ( extra fee, included on total experience ticket ) houses 800 assorted creatures from the large to the miniscule in environments stated to be jungle habitats and with temperatures to...

  • 40. Chelsea

    As usual, wherever I start out in New York City, I do not have the time nor money to do everything that I would like to do. The week before Christmas of 2009, I went to New York to meet a VT friend...

  • 41. Central Park - Strawberry Fields

    Strawberry Fields is a section of Central Park dedicated in honor of John Lennon, across from his former home the Dakota Apartments (where he was murdered in 1980) at West Side between 71st and 74th...

  • 42. City Tours - CityPass

    We purchased a 7day pass online through the Qantas site which offered a discounted price. The pass allows you to go to the front of the line and save money along the way. There are a number of tourist...

  • 43. Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

    The Intrepid was an aircraft carrier commissioned in 1943 and it served the military for nearly 40 years. Since 1982 it's been a museum showcasing and honouring the military and the Intrepid's...

  • 44. Lower East Side

    I had to do it. I had to drag my wife from Greenwich Village over to the seedy Lower East Side to get to the corner of Ludlow and Rivington. That's the photograph historically captured on the Beastie...

  • 45. Union Square - Gramercy

    “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” —Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Active since 1976, Union Square Greenmarket is one of the treasures of New York City. Located on the...

  • 46. Coney Island

    (work in progress) It’s difficult to explain why I decided that I needed to visit Coney Island, as it would scarcely feature on the ‘must see’ list for the vast majority of tourists to New York. And...

  • 47. Bryant Park

    Running across this jewel of a park was a happy accident. Bryant Park is right behind the New York Public Library (5th Avenue branch) and has had quite a history. A dedicated public space since 1686,...

  • 48. Harlem

    I had always been curious to attend a gospel celebration in Harlem and when my friend Daniel told me about his experience at the First Corinthian Baptist Church, I decided to go there and attend the...

  • 49. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

    One of a kind church. The history of this building follows the tradition of many of the Cathedrals built during the 11th - 14th centuries. Slow and sporatic. Finances, fires, and demands of everyday...

  • 50. Upper East Side

    Inaugurated in 1991, the Islamic Cultural Center of New York is the city's first purposefully built mosque. The building is very cubic and geometric, and is complete with a minaret, a dome and even...

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Comments (2)

  • tvor's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    As i mentioned on the Rome page, Hotels and Ask a question not necessary in the Things to do section. Also, could the link to add to your personal travel guide be added from these pages rather than have to seek the tip through the individual's page? Makes it much easier to build a custom travel guide.

  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    As I was writing some tips for a city just west of where I live this morning I found out about this interesting event happening in June this year.

    I wanted to let anyone who lives in the United States and any visitors to the U.S. this summer that there is a very unique event going on. Lincoln Highway is not as well known as its other old U.S. Highway (Route 66), but is actually older (1913 vs 1926) then its road cousin and actually does travel through the middle of the country from coast to coast (New York to San Francisco). Route 66 actually starts in my hometown of Chicago and heads to California.

    Anyway here is a link and a bit of a description for anybody who is interested.

    "Join fellow historians and tourists for the Official Lincoln Highway Centennial Tours, headed for Kearney, Nebraska from each coast, for the centennial of America’s first paved transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. Antique cars, Classics, muscle cars, ’50s cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods, and modern cars are welcome to participate.

    You will travel the original alignments of the Lincoln Highway covering many miles of two-lane history, four-lane progress, and even gravel scenic beauty. Travel from America’s urban centers, through pastoral farm lands, over breathtaking mountains and rolling prairies.

    Travelers from the East will start at Times Square, the heart of America’s most vibrant city. You will travel through ivy-covered college towns such as Princeton, New Jersey, and the Amish country of Pennsylvania. From Pittsburgh’s steel and beer brewing industrial history, you will travel through Ohio’s diverse agricultural and commercial mix. Indiana takes you through more Amish farm land, South Bend’s Notre Dame and automotive history and on to Illinois. From Illinois you will travel to Iowa’s farmland across the Mississippi River into the prairies of Nebraska and on to the Centennial celebration in Kearney at the Great Platte River Arch Museum.

    Western travelers enjoy beginning their journey in the urban centers of San Francisco and Oakland, California. After traveling through the state’s agricultural Central Valley you are exposed to the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains and Donner Pass before dropping into the deserts of Nevada and the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Climbing the mountains out of Salt Lake City, you will enter the wide open spaces of Wyoming and on to historic Cheyenne for an overnight stop. This is followed by your easterly trek into Nebraska and eventually joining the rest of the travelers from the east for the grand parade of cars into Kearney on opening day."

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