New Yorkers swarm around some of the most iconic buildings and landmarks known the man every single day without batting an eyelash, but most would give anything to recapture that sensation of seeing New York from the top of the Empire State Building or coming above ground in Grand Central!
New York's "flagship" park of 843 acres, 26,000 trees, and almost 9,000 benches has had a rather checkered history. Planning began around 1868, when city commissioners chose the "Greensward Plan" developed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. In the ensuing decades of build...59th to 110th Streets
New York's extraordinary railroad station, designed in Beaux-Arts style by Reed & Stem and Warren & Wetmore, was constructed from 1903 to 1913, improving on the earlier Grand Central Depot (a massive glass-and-iron train shed, opened 1871). It is perhaps best approached from Park...100 East 42nd Street (Park Avenue South)
St. Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of New York, Edward M. Egan. It is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as a center of Catholic life in this country. About The Church The...460 Madison Ave (bet. 50th and 51st Streets)
The legendary building soaring more than 100 stories over Manhattan's skyline made famous by the movie King Kong, the Empire State Building was for 40 years the world's tallest building. Its gorgeous Art Deco details and beautiful marble lobby make it the perfect stop for visitor...350 Fifth Avenue (34th Street)
The world's first steel suspension bridge, built some 120 years ago, remains a fascinating must-do attraction for city residents and tourists alike. Few walks offer a more dramatic view of the skyline, of boats gliding across the East River, the Statue of Liberty in the distant h...Manhattan Side: City Hall<br>Brooklyn Side: The Anchorage
For over 300 years, the seaport has been vital to New York's success as a port city. The South Street area in particular, however, fell into decline after the US Civil War when the Hudson River eclipsed the East River in accommodating large ships. Restoration of the area began in...Fulton Street at South Street
The ideal spot for a weekend brunch in warm weather, you'll find fewer places that are more romantic to take a date. On the other hand, the food and service are rather average, so do keep this in mind. Reservations highly recommended. The Boathouse is located in the eastern ce...East 72nd Street & Park Drive North (East Park Drive)
After its completion in 1929, William van Alen’s 77-story Chrysler Building was the world’s tallest building at 925 feet for just a brief period. A proposed redesign of the Bank of Manhattan tower threatened the Chrysler Building by a mere two feet, so Walter P. Chrysler hastily ...405 Lexington Avenue (bet. 42nd and 43rd streets)
The Flatiron District takes its name after the famous Flatiron Building—né Fuller—at 23rd Street and Broadway, which creates such a wind-tunnel effect that it is said to have been the reason why "23 skiddoo" entered American slang, for the phrase cops would shout at men waiting a...