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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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Viator VIP: NYC Night Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise
"Your adventure begins at the Downtown Heliport at Pier 6 when you board a luxury helicopter for a 15-minute helicopter flight. Your helicopter flight takes place after dark offering you views of the magnificent New York skyline lit up at night. Listen to your friendly pilot share fascinating facts and anecdotes as you spot some of the city's most famous sights. Marvel at sensational views of the Brooklyn Bridge and World Financial Center Chelsea Piers Time Warner Center and Ground Zero as well as New Jersey attractions such as the Goldman Sachs Tower Colgate Clock and Liberty State Park. After your helicopter ride
From $249.00
 
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

Ground Zero Tips (46)

FREEDOM TOWER

The primary building of the new World Trade Center complex, the FREEDOM TOWER or officially, One World Trade Center or 1WTC, is a 104-story skyscraper. Its construction is part of an effort to...
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LoriPori
May 14, 2013

Some Thoughts in Response to a Forum Post

I'm getting ready to write up some of my NYC tips from my trip last week, but in the meantime, some thoughts:* You will need tickets to visit Ground Zero (now called the National 9/11 Memorial). Timed...
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TravellerMel
Jan 23, 2012

Nine-Eleven

.May God bless the many souls who lost their lives, on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on airline flights 11, 175, 77 and 93.The courage and sacrifice shown by the New...
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csordila
Dec 31, 2011

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, more simply known as 1 WTC and formerly known as the Freedom Tower, is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. The 105-story supertall...
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csordila
Dec 25, 2011

Twin Towers

Once a towering symbol of New Yorks financial status reduced to a hole in the ground through the actions of Al Qaeda terrorsits now out of the rubble the Freedom Tower is begining to take form. The...
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jo104
Nov 04, 2008

"9/11" and the Sanctuary nearbye

We ventured down to the site of "9/11". It's an enormous hole in the ground, really. You can see how much damage was done to the buildings surrounding the towers as well. There are layers of things...
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Pawtuxet
Nov 03, 2008

Ground Zero

Should this be a tip or not. I think it should be. It's not the fondest of memories, but a memory that everyone should experience. Everyone remembers 9/11, where they were what they were doing and...
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martin_nl
Apr 15, 2007

One day at World Trade Center

The World Trade Center had been a symbol of New York. I used to see it but never went up the observation deck at Tower 2 until one day in 1997. It was a cold day and the view was clear, far and wide....
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SLLiew
Nov 04, 2006

Ground Zero

While in New York we decided to go and pay our respects at Ground Zero. It has a very sad feeling surrounding the area and it was sad for me to be in a place that has seen so much terror. I must...
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CandS
Nov 25, 2005

World Trade Towers

Although they are gone from view, the twin towers are far from out of my memory. They were two of the largest buildings that I have ever set my eyes on. Going to the 110th floor was memorable as you...
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Blatherwick
Sep 19, 2005

Heightened security: a reflex of 9/11

New York City has historically supported a large police force, very large in comparison with the area, but small in terms of the population. Even so there is a police presence without a sense of...
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mrclay2000
Apr 09, 2005

Ground Zero

To visit the site where one of the most heinous crimes ever has been committed is something I will never forget. Touched and sad, at the same time I was so dissapointed in those who clicking with...
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SnoopySue
Feb 04, 2005
 
 
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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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