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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
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

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Dunkin donuts, MoMA, Guggenheim, Empire State Building, Central Park, China Town, Tribeca, Park Avenue, Union Square, Peer 17, United Nations, Brooklyn Bridge, oof come on... Dunkin donuts, MoMA,...
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Sep 08, 2008

NYC Skyscrapers

There are so many skyscrapers in NYC and if you're lucky enough to live in this city you'll probably work in one of them. I've been fortunate enough to work in some of the most beautiful and tallest...
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Apr 10, 2008


I just loved walking around (ok, due to the strike I did not really have a choice...) and just look at all the famous and not so famous buildings. You see the blue sky from far away, some crossroads...
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Mar 24, 2006

Look up!

If you;ve never visted a US city, you will be in awe of the sky scrapers. so look up at them! who cares if you look like a tourist: you ARE a tourist. So enjoy it, because you won't seen them when you...
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Feb 24, 2006

Dilemma for Shutterbugs

Most people who travel take pictures, but in New York this can present a special problem. Skyscrapers can either be viewed from the ground level, in which case they lose features after the 10th floor,...
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Apr 06, 2005


Although Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper, New York City held the title for world's tallest building ffor 80 years from 1894 when the Manhattan Life Building was erected until 1974 when the...
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Jan 16, 2005

The Race to the Finish

In the global race to build the world's tallest buildings, the New York skyline has been almost exclusively the world's premier racecourse. From the Park Row Building, to the Singer Building, then the...
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Dec 23, 2003

The Forest for the Trees

Even if you did not come here to view the island and boroughs from its tallest buildings, New York City is nonetheless a hive of tall buildings. As given in the introduction, you might pop topside...
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Dec 22, 2003

Take in the vibrancy and...

Take in the vibrancy and energy of the City at every turn. Look up at the architecture (Chrysler Building, Flatiron, Woolworth, New York Life, and countless others). See the ballet at Lincoln Center...
Sep 08, 2002

Look up and appreciate the...

Look up and appreciate the beautiful architecture of the skyscrapers. The Woolworth , the Flatiron and the Chrysler buildings are just some fine examples.Although the crown of Manhattan's skyline has...
Sep 08, 2002

The Queen mourns for the US...

The Queen mourns for the US and NYC soon after the tragedies of September 11, 2001. For an Anglophile like myself, Britain's support and sympathy was very comforting just after 9/11.
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Jun 11, 2005

Great mountain of buildings!

Sometimes it's just amazing to sit back and look at this city. The best views of Manhattan are from Brooklyn in my humble opinion, but seeing it from the air, or New Jersey is also cool.
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Jan 26, 2004
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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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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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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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