New York State Things to Do

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New York State Things to Do

  • Times Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    Of all the places i have visited in my 30 years on this earth, one of the things when visiting NYC that you can't miss is times square. Even if its only for the sake of saying, yes I have been there and i have seen the lights. I was on a trip with my dad and my brother and although it is bright and brash i am happy to have gone. On the plus side,...

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  • Coney Island

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Coney Island is so infamous for a reason. Sure, it's undergone some recent development (Luna Park) and now you're less likely to get tetanus from walking on the sand, but there's still a good amount of grit to the area. You can still "shoot the freak" on the boardwalk or watch old men get into arguments. There's plenty to do, the arcade games, the...

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  • The Westchester Mall

    White Plains Things to Do

    The Westchester Mall is the "high" end mall of the area. The Mall has Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom's, Potery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Bose, Express, Tiffany & Co, Coach, Luis Vuitton, Burberry and other retail stores. The Mall also has a food Court and P.F. Chang's as food options. There is a Red Door Salon for pampering if that's what you're needing...

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House...

    Buffalo Things to Do

    America's most famous and loved architect built a house in Buffalo for Darwin Martin. You get the opportunity to see this labour of love. Many people have worked lovingly to restore and rebuild this special treasure. It is worth a visit. At least have a look at the website. Tours can be pre-booked. Also lookout for Wright's other most famous...

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  • New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx Things to Do

    I've been to the this Botantical Garden more times than I can remember. It's huge and a wonderful place to spend a day with your family or loved one. Accordingy to the Tram Guide, the gardens were modeled after Kew Gardens in London. The gardens are quite expensive to visit and if you want to visit all the different gardens and ride on the Tram,...

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  • Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

    Binghamton Things to Do

    Before leaving Binghamton after our friend's wedding shower there the day before, we decided to pay a visit to the local zoo. It's definitely one of those cagey type zoos, which I felt bad about, but we did see some unusual animals I'd never heard of before. We watched the binturong (bearcat) as I applied sunscreen to our squirming toddler. The...

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  • Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Garden

    Queens Things to Do

    This place is a little out of the way but for those who seek you will be very satisfied. This is the studio of Isamu Noguchi, and after his death they turned his place into a museum. Has many Japanese hints such as a huge backyard with many native Japanese shrubery and rock garden. The Art Loop bus will take you to this from PS1. He was a very...

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  • Corning Museum of Glass

    Corning Things to Do

    There are two reviews on this site which were obviously written by people who have never visit the Corning Museum of Glass. Last century, there was a museum, the glass center and the Steuben Glass factory. Since 2000, however, the glass center and the museum have been one and the same thing. Steuben closed at the end of 2011. What exists now is...

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  • Finger Lakes

    New York State Things to Do

    The Finger Lakes are located in central New York state. Their linear shape was formed by glaciers during last Ice Age. The longest is over 60 km (40 mi) long and about 5,5 km (3,5 mi) wide. They look on a map like fingers. As far as I remember, there were eleven of them. This place is well known for its wine - vineyards can be found everywhere.

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  • Rockefeller Center - Plaza

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    New York in the winter is the best. Especially when you get a chance to ice skate at Rockefeller Center. The annual Christmas tree is always a sight to see. We made this trip last year, enjoyed skating, shopping and dining in all the great restaurants.

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  • Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Great images to take from the Brooklyn Bridge of Lower Manhattan! This bridge is nowhere near the busiest of New York's Bridges--George Washington Bridge into the Bronx from New Jersey is the nation's busiest, but Brooklyn Bridge has the views.

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  • Rockaway Beach

    Queens Things to Do

    Of all the beaches in the city Rockaway is one of my favorite. The beach is much cleaner than most others in the five boros and it isn't as crowded. We enjoy spending a nice hot summer day relaxing and enjoying the beach as often as we can and most recently spent a few hours in the afternoon catching some sun. If you decide to "bathe" in this...

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  • The Thousand Islands

    New York State Things to Do

    So your dream as a vter is to go to a place a salad dressing is named after will this is your place-- Thousand Island. (Well you could also go to Caesar’s restaurant on 5th and revolution in Tijuana Mexico but that is another story). Anyway this is a place the supper rich in the USA and Canada started building home on the islands in the late 18...

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  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    In my first time in New York I went to the Liberty statue. Of course. It was there, and it is exactly as I imagined. In my last time I went to Ellis island, and found it much more interesting. It's a well conceived museum, showing the human story of the USA, allowing everybody to feel a little bit of him (or his family, or his nation, or his...

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  • Botanical Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    The gardens are a wonderful place to find yourself in. Although not as big as the New York Botanical Gardens, they still deserve a visit. As a child I would visit the gardens on special occasions, usually Easter or for Mother’s Day. The gardens weren’t of special interest to us children (who wanted to see plants anyway, what fun was that?), but my...

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  • NYs Other Chinatown (and Koreantown)

    Queens Things to Do

    Flushing Queens is a realer (is that a word?) Chinatown or Korean town then what you get in overtouristpopulated ChinaTown in downtown Manhatten. Once you get off the subway you are whisked into another world. Just roaming around feels like you left NY completely and ended up in Seoul or Shang Hai I can't tell which. I know Korean letters have alot...

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  • Storm King Art Center

    New York State Things to Do

    This huge sculpture garden about 300 hectors almost a square mile tucked in to the rolling hills of the Hudson valley really with the Schunnemunk Mountain Mountainville Conservancy as its backdrop. Very special Art in a very unique atmosphere. The light dancing on the sculptures and the interaction of clouds rain and sun really makes this place a...

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  • Empire State Building

    4 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    http://www.stjohndivine.org/The best views of town. Our guide planned our time to go up at sunset, and I understood why. If, for a good photo, the light won't help at that hour, the show of lights appearing here and there, and finally everywhere, is gorgeous, and, with luck, the photos will not be that bad.

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  • New York Aquarium

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    As a child I remember my parents taking us to the aquarium at least once every summer, usually after a few hours of spending time in Coney Island. I recall that my mom would go nuts looking for me as I would run off ahead of them to see my favorite exhibit here at the aquarium. Mom always knew where to find me. I would love to spend hours just...

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  • Astoria Park

    Queens Things to Do

    This park sits in Northern Queens in Astoria. The park has a pool there that is tremendous, people say the 2nd largest in the country but who knows what that means. The Tri Boro Bridge is there o the south end and cutting through the middle is the Hells Gate bridge. I believe its called Hells Gate cause some boats have gone down in the river below...

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  • Central Park

    New York City Things to Do

    There's more to do in Central Park than just do the routine walk, stroll, tai-ichi and running excercises.Couple of things you can do are Horse Coach or carriage riding, the TukTuk or tricycle ride , whole day bike rentals,lake boat rowing, photography, videoing , wedding, picnics and barb-q, school children tour, moonlighting at night, skating and...

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  • Prospect Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Opened in 1993, the zoo is a wonderful spot to spend a couple of hours. Nestled in Prospect Park, you can meet wallabies and prarie dogs. While it cannot compete with the Bronx Zoo, it is a nice way to spend the afternoon. October 30 - April 1, 2006 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily April 1 - October 31, 2006 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekday 10:00am -...

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  • Flushing Meadow/Corona Park

    Queens Things to Do

    This place was the site of the 1964(?) Worlds Fair. The fair left its mark leaving a few great sites to see. One being the globe in the central fountain. It is huge. In the summer there is water shooting up all around it making it look to be floating. Yeah it looks like a ribcage with countries as skin patches but its nice to see if you dig a whole...

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  • Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    I recommend Chinatown to you because, There are so many things to buy, stands are everywhere filled with cool trinkets. Last time I bought some jade necklaces, a flower, a really cute purse, and an authentic fan. There are also little plush animals you can wear around your neck! The food is great, the best restaurant is "Hop Kee" in my...

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  • Heights Promenade

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade became a favortie place for me to take that special someone. I didn't visit the Promenade even though I lived in Brooklyn until after I was dating my then to be husband. It's a beatiful promenade where you can just sit and watch the sunset over NYC. Before the World Trade Towers came down, this was the place to come...

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  • PS 1 Contemporary Art Center

    Queens Things to Do

    This si one of the most interesting places to see modern art. Its in affiliation with the Museum of Modern Art. Just walk all around this place and don't forget to look in nook and crannies because you may just find an installation under that toilet seat.

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  • Brooklyn Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    The Brooklyn Bridge was built between 1869 and 1883 and connects Manhattan with Brooklyn. The bridge is one of the most famous and magnificent landmarks in New York City. The world's larges suspension bridge crosses the East river between Brooklyn and Manhattan and stretches for 5989 ft, about 1.8 km. The span between the large towers measures...

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  • Fulton Ferry Landing

    4 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Along with the Brooklyn Promenade the Fulton Ferry Landing is a great place to visit if you want to get some fantastic views of the NYC skyline as well as where you can hop on and off of the NYC Water Taxis. Its also a great place to people watch where you'll get a glimpse of people from all walks of life, visitors as well as locals. In the mood...

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  • Ground Zero - World Trade Center

    New York City Things to Do

    Ground Zero is now a memorial for those who lost their lives during the tragedy that was 9/11. Now it has 2 large fountains engraved with the names of those who lost their lives and the surrounding area is a park where you can sit and realise just how incredibly big the area actually is. Walking around, the area has a peaceful tranquility which is...

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  • Museum of Art

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    The musuem is the second largest art museum in New York City and also one of the largest in the US. Housed in a Beaux-Arts building is the expansive collections of 17th, 18th and 19th century paintings which makes it one of the premier art institutions in the world. The collection spans from the rich artistic heritage of world cultures and...

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  • South Street Seaport

    4 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    http://www.stjohndivine.org/In Pier 17 a true effort to preserve the real history of the city became a must of New York. Historic buildings, historic ships, and a lively commerce, with Brooklyn Bridge at one side and Battery Park in the other, are in all the visitors "to see" list.

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  • Williamsburg Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Starts in Brooklyn lands in Manhatten. Jumps the east river from the new hip to the past hip. A walk across will drop you into the lower east side from Willamsburg Brooklyn as so named. On the walk over, app. 40 minutes, you will be rewarded grand veiws of Manhatten, the river and the shorelines of both boros. There will be many aquantices doing...

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  • St Patrick's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    In 1853 architect Hames Renwick was hired to design St. Patrick's Cathedral. The cornerstone was laid in 1858 and With several delays, it wasn't until 1879 that the Cathedral was completed and open, although the The 330 ft. spires were added from 1885-1888. It was described as the glory of Catholic America and is the largest Catholic Cathedral in...

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  • Grand Army Plaza

    4 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Meant as a grand entrance to Prospect Park, the Arch was designed by John H. Duncan (he later went on to design Grant’s Tomb in NYC) after being choosen by two experts appointed by the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Commission from thrity-six entries. He proposed a free standing memorial arch of classical style something similar to the Arc de...

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  • Wall Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    It is the most impressive building in Wall Street, with columns recreating Greek architecture. Its staircase functions almost as a balcony over the place, with tourists disputing the angles to take their photos and resting a little, with the security strong apparatus "telling" that there must be some safer places in town and inviting to move on.

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  • Park Slope District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Manhattan has Park Avenue, Brooklyn has Park Slope! Don't miss this beautiful historical residential area of Brooklyn, located along the Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West, passing by the Grand Army Plaza. This stylish area of Brooklyn became home for a Brooklyn elite in 1800's. Today Park Slope is the largest and the most beautiful (and...

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  • Staten Island and Staten Island Ferry

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    Many people told us to go to Staten island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. We did go to the island of Statue of Liberty, since I wanted to see it close. And it was good we did. At our last day we did go to Staten island, adn used the ferry. And this is how close we got to the statue. I did have zoom at my camera. I wouldn´t have been satisfied...

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  • Old Stone House

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    The Battle of Brooklyn was fought in Brooklyn between August 22 and August 27, 1776. The Battle of Brooklyn (also known as Battle of Long Island) was the first engagement of the army of England and the army of the United States of America. It was the largest battle of the War for Independence. The exhibit at the Old Stone House tells the story of...

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  • Greenwich Village

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    Thank you so much for sharing the Greenwich Village on Virtual Tourist. I have ALWAYS wanted to visit there and although I may never get to do that, your pictures gave me a lasting impression of the place I thought that I would someday grow up to live in. I am 51 now and so I guess I'm where I am for good, but....it sure was nice to get to see...

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  • Public Library

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Located in the heart of Brooklyn, visit this large public library. The library contains more than 1.5 million books, magazines, and multimedia materials, free Internet access throughout the building, and a Multilingual Center for non-English speakers and those interested in linguistics. The library opened on February 1, 1941. The library’s...

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  • Theatre District - Broadway Shows

    New York City Things to Do

    None of my trips to the city are complete without seeing at least one Broadway musical. I'm not a student anymore so I can't rush every show to get cheaper tickets, but my friend suggested the new TodayTix app. You can buy Broadway tickets, often at a discount, easily from the app. Plus, my friend used the promo code AWLYS to get $20 off our...

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  • Waterfront

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    FBF was New York City's first municipal airport, but never succeeded as a commercial airport--instead it became the site of a few record breaking flights during the "Golden Age of Aviation" --especially in 1932 and 1933. Many transcontinental record breaking flights originated here as well Wiley Post's Around the World Flight and "Wrong Way...

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  • Chrysler Building

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    It can be reasonably argued that the Chrysler Building is the most iconic building of the Manhattan Skyline. Its glitzy gold art deco top makes it unique among island skyscrapers. It seems like there is always a good angle to take a picture of this iconic building that in 1930 was the world's tallest building for eleven short months. At 77 stories...

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  • West Indian Day Parade

    Brooklyn Things to Do

    Jump Up! It's a BIG party... and TONS of fun! Every Labor Day, just remember: it's the West Indian Day parade and lots of Floats, music and great food are served up for you the Visitor! I'm upset with VT not having a Bedford Stuyvesant Section of Brooklyn, by the way. Oh well. Note this photo: it's a FLOAT by FRITO-LAY. How cool is that?!

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  • Soho District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    hehehe, it rhymes! many people want to sit at the famous chair inside kat'z deli that is the setting for Sally's (Meg Ryan) Fake Orgasm Scene with Harry (Billy Crystal) of the famous Chick Flick of 1989, When Harry Met Sally. The Famous Chair and Table can be where you will eat at the Iconic Katz Deli but for a first come first serve basis! (no...

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