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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
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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

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What To See & Do in New York

Here are some must-see's and must-do's in New York: 1.) Empire State Building (the queue here tends to be longer than at "Top of the Rock")2.) Top of the Rock (shorter queue means less wait &...
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Oct 13, 2008

The skyline

If there is a city where the word Skyline has a meaning, this is New York; and more particularly Manhattan. You will have to leave the island to fully appreciate it in all its splendour, be it from...
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Jul 29, 2008


They have installed a webcam way up on the Empire State Building from which you can view miles around. The controls are intuitive and there is no software to install. Just point, click, pan and...
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Dec 24, 2007

Movies choice for a romantic meeting

The Empire State Building has always been a favorite of the movies...where else would KingKong climb up to? The movie "Sleepless in Seattle" and the oldie, "An Affair to Remember" both chose the top...
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Apr 30, 2007

Worth the wait in the long line...

Go to the top of the Empire State Building! At first, I thought this was a pathetically touristy thing to do, but I'm glad we did it anyway. Despite an approximately three-hour wait in line to...
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Jun 11, 2005

Dont'stand on the walls!

I love New York city especially during Christmas!!! What a beautiful city...even with the freezing weather you'll still want to walk around the city and visit the cute cafe's and shops! Lot's of...
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Jan 26, 2005

The Empire State Building

In spite of the Twin Towers, this is The Building of Manhattan. For me is, without doubt, the most charming skycrapper ever built.The building has created a Language of Lights that has its own...
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Oct 02, 2004


Another New York symbol: THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.Don't hesitate go to top and see the best views of Manhattan.If you don't like to be in a long line to get the tickets,is better do the visit...
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Aug 31, 2004


My dear soon as I've arrived and settled in my I go up to admire the view from the 86th floor observatory, 1,050 feet (320 meters), shown on the picture above!Since the...
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Apr 25, 2004

Run around the deck of the Empire St Bldg...

...for the best 360* views of this city! This cool and unusually-shaped FLATIRON BLDG is just one of the architectural wonders which await you! Hey, is that ZB down there? One of these days, it will...
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Dec 16, 2003

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is 1,453 feet 8 9/16 inches (443.2 meters) tall, was built in one year and 45 days (1930-1931) and has 102 floors. On clear days visitors can see the surrounding countryside...
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Oct 18, 2003

Maybe green and red, maybe blue and white...

The top of the cool Empire State Bldg glows with the colors of the season, maybe you know the holidays and special events being celebrated, maybe you don't, but it's always nice to see the different...
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Aug 07, 2003
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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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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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