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Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour
"This 2-hour tour takes you up in the air above New York City! The entire New York Harbor will be visible including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Staten Island the port of Brooklyn and several miles of the New Jersey coastline. Descend into Brooklyn seeing NYC’s Financial District from across the river followed by historic houses of Brooklyn Heights. You will return over the bridge
From $49.00
 
New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including One World Observatory Ticket
"After departing from Pier 79 in Midtown the cruise will stop at Battery Park a short walk from One World Observatory where you have timed admission. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day allowing you to design your own sightseeing itinerary for your trip to the Big Apple. Hop on and off as often as you want and enjoy informative and amusing commentary as you go! The boats will give you up-close views of the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island
From $58.00
 
Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
"Meet your guide (at the time of your choice) inside Castle Clinton on the southern tip of Manhattan and board the ferry. Enjoy priority boarding without waiting in a line and hear anecdotes about Battery Park New York Harbor and the surrounding areas . Once on the island we head to the pedestal and gain access to the exclusive Statue of Liberty Museum. Highlights include one of the original statue torches rare memorabilia and the plaque with the poem ""The New Colossus"" that was at the base of the statue from 1903 until the 1980's.  Take in the sights of the New York skyline on the observation deck. Enjoy free time to do some shopping and get a once-in-a lifetime photo o
From $114.00

Central Park Tips (60)

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I must say reading clareabee's posting makes a lot of sense and I'm guilty of almost not doing my part. I went on a photo safari this summer in Central Park and it was great. The guy leading the photo...
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manhattanight
Dec 07, 2010

Films

Quoted already several times, it remains one of my favourite film and surely a very nice introduction for NYC (nice spots in Central Park, Rockfeller Center, Metropolitan Museum...). Unmissable for...
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PALLINA
Jul 17, 2009

IMAGINE

Finding one's way around New York is really very easy. The city is laid out in a grid-plan, so it is difficult to 'get lost'Distance-, = about 20 avenues (north-south) or 10 street blocks...
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lynnehamman
Mar 13, 2009

Central Park- Do as the New Yorkers do

Spend some time at the beautiful Central Park. The park is quite large at over over 843 acres. There is always something going on and if you are the athletic type, bring your bike or roller blades....
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Gypsystravels
Aug 28, 2008

A beautiful green space

Central Park is paradise! All my life I have heard how dangerous and horrible Central park is...well, all I saw was a wonderful space to wander! I have no idea about the nights...but glorious in the...
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jgemini65
Jul 23, 2008

LOOK UP!

Especially in the area around Central Park, take some time to look at the top floor, or penthouses, of the apartment buildings. Many are quite ornate and there is a lot of architecture to admire up...
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TexasDave
Apr 03, 2008

Bethesda Fountain - Central Park

The beautiful Bethesda Fountain and Terrace are worth seeing, located on the middle of Terrace drive overlooking the lake it is a most beautiful section of the Park.The fountain named after the pool...
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Mikebb
Aug 06, 2007

Carousel At Central Park

Once your children or grandchildren see the carousel they will want a ride and you should join them and regain memories of your childhood. This is a colourful carousel and most likely older than...
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Mikebb
Aug 06, 2007

Strawberry Fields - John Lennon Memorial

We had a most enjoyable time in Central Park, much walking and photo taking and then we remembered we had not seen the John Lennon Memorial. Strawberry Fields was on our map but we had trouble finding...
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Mikebb
Aug 06, 2007

CENTRAL PARK

Get away from the rush and noise.http://www.centralpark.com/pages/attractions/reservoir.htmlClick link above for more INFO. I Loved Central ParkYou see it in the movies now experience the peace from...
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EdinburghRoc
Sep 14, 2006

A Gem of Tranquility in a Mad City

Thanks to the poet William Cullen Byrant who persauded the city to buy the land & build the park.It took 3,000 workers 20 years to complete - well worth the effort.Spend time in this lovely park...
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scottishvisitor
Jun 14, 2006

Relax in Central Park

Central Park is always beautiful. Every season is special. This time we visited Central Park in May. 'Spring is in the air'. Cnetral Park is a whole other world. It's quiet, it's green (in May), it's...
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Dutchnatasja
Jun 10, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near New York City

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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...
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African Burial Ground National Monument

During excavation for a new office building, in lower Manhattan, a burial ground of about 400 slaves was unearthed, and digging quickly stopped. Some 200 bodies still remain buried here, and in its...
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Manhattan Municipal Building

Build in 1913 with the height of 170 m and 40 floors looks like a replica of Moskow university building with the 7 sisters of moskow .Surface is 60000 sq m. The 20 ft high gilded statue of 'Civic...
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Tribeca

Ahh, the Triangle Beneath Canal Street or more popularly called the TRIBECA. the district was formerly an area of industry with many industrial buildings but fell into hard times in the 60's and...
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Ground Zero - World Trade Center

We walked over here and sat for a while after walking around the 9/11 Memorial. It was a gorgeous and warm afternoon and the breeze off the water was welcoming and refreshing. Directly across from us...
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National September 11 Memorial

I tell most people what the volunteers at the museum told me - if you visit New York frequently, consider getting the membership. I wanted to see everything while I was there, but for myself and many...
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