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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

Greenwich Village Tips (14)

Greek Temple as Church, as Condos

“Heaven have mercy on us all—Presbyterians and Pagans alike—for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending”—Herman Melville (1819-1891)Established in 1846 as the...
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von.otter
Feb 21, 2013

Art Deco Architecture, for the Industrial Age

“A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat”—Anonymous, (it is clear these amusing words of wisdom date from the early days of the NY subway system; the fare has not been a...
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von.otter
Jan 22, 2013

Merchant's House Museum

Of the estimated 300 Federal houses in Manhattan, the best preserved is the 175-year-old Merchant's House Museum. It is basically in the same condition now as it was when the Tredwell family lived...
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TexasDave
Oct 18, 2009

Exceptional food at nondescript NYC bakery

We stumbled on Amy's Bread as we wandered around Greenwich Village. This compact premises with a few of tables for two & a window bench with stools had a constant flow of clients eating in or...
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johnfromoz
Jan 08, 2009

Greenwich Village Fire Station - An Old Beauty

For those interested in old fire stations or old architecture get along to Greenwich Village to view this beauty. Located in a side street a few buildings in from Greenwich Ave you cannot help but see...
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Mikebb
Aug 10, 2007

Bookleaves

BookleavesFar west, on west side of West 4th Street between Bank and West 12th, you will find the second-hand book store Bookleaves. It sits beside a Chinese laundry from which I have seen one...
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Docu2001
Mar 24, 2006

Golden Oldies Record Shop

About a year and a few months back we celebrated my friends birthday in Manhattan. We spent 15 hours walking around the city. While waiting for the comedy club to open it's doors for an 11 o'clock...
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WeeScotishLassie
May 25, 2005

"Old Jeff" in Greenwich Village

The Jefferson Market Courthouse was named after former president Thomas Jefferson. In 1833 this site used to be a market with a fire lookout tower which had a giant bell that alerted the...
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Christophe_Ons
Mar 29, 2004

Gorgeous rowhouses in the Village

St. Luke's Place isn't really a street all by itself but the name for the part of Leroy St opposite of J. Walker Park in Greenwich Village.This is a stunning row of lovely houses from the 1850's -...
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Christophe_Ons
Mar 09, 2004

Nothing lasts forever anymore ...

Garber's Hardware StoreHe's a cheerful, compact man with a soft Caribbean accent and bottle-cap glasses that seem to explode his eyes out to greet me. I don't think he can see much that isn't within a...
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Docu2001
Jan 14, 2004

Foods of New York Walking Tours

It's easy to simply eat through New York, but it's even easier when there's an organized tour. Foods of New York are walking tours that highlight the shops, restaurants, cafes and other gastronomical...
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jglsongs
Jan 11, 2004

A place you would never find on your own ...

The only shop of its kind I have come across ...Joanne Hendrick's Cookbooks (and books about food and wine) Out of Print, Antiquarian Unusual. 488 Greenwich Street, NYC 10013This shop sits in the...
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Docu2001
Jan 10, 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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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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