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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
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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

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Tom's Restaurant, or Seinfeld's "Monk's Cafe"

As you walk up Broadway Avenue heading for the Columbia University campus it is impossible not to recognize Tom's Restaurant, which was featured in the TV show "Seinfeld" as the main characters'...
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Apr 24, 2010

New York for free

this past Sunday I went to a free concert at a totally off the beaten pass tiny museum: Nicholas Roerich Museum on New York's Upper West Side. Tiny museum with lots of charisma and no admission fee....
Mar 27, 2007

General Grant National Memorial

If you've made the commitment in time to visit St John the Divine, taking in Columbia University, Riverside Church and Grant's Tomb should follow as a matter of course. The largest mausoleum in North...
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Apr 08, 2005

Columbia University

Columbia is one of America's oldest and best-known colleges. Originally created by charter as early as King George II's time, the first institution met far downtown near Trinity Church. Over time the...
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Apr 04, 2011

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS: Tribute to author of TAPS

Sakura ParkBetween Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive.Off 122nd Street. Across the street from Grants Tomb,This park is essentially a tribute to General Daniel Butterfield. His claim to fame is...
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Apr 04, 2005

Columbia University

This is nothing special, but if you choose to go for a walk uptown, specifically in Morningside Heights, you should take a brief tour of the campus of Columbia University. One of the oldest and most...
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Sep 22, 2004

Civil War in New York - Grant's Tomb

We’re filing this under Off the Beaten Track because it takes a little more effort to make it up here, and also because there were so few visitors there compared to New York’s other attractions. The...
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Jun 16, 2003

Just up the road

Just up the road from St. John the Divine is Columbia university. It was originall called King's College in 1754. And was originally located in the area where the Rockefeller centre is, the land had...
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Oct 13, 2003


Here we are visiting COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.It is one of the oldest and best Universities and also extremely expensive!With the name KING'S COLLEGE it was opened in 1754 not far from the WORLD TRADE...
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Mar 28, 2003

Morningside Heights

Most people don't visit the Morningside Heights area - which is where I lived. However, the students from Columbia University make this a very lively neighborhood. There are many nice restaurants and...
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Sep 12, 2002

Morningside Heights

This delightful and historic neighborhood, just north of the Upper West Side (between 110th and 125th streets, west of Morningside Park) is definitely worth a visit during your trip to New York City....
Dec 16, 2004

Columbia University Campus

This was one of the best sights we visited in our trip, partly because I love academic books (law, business) and the campus atmosphere no matter where I am. The campus buildings (mainly called...
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Nov 09, 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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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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