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The Cloisters, Part of the Met Museum
to medieval art and architecture The Cloisters museum is a must.
The building itself reflects its medieval content in its design.
Perched high up on top of a hill in northern Manhattan’s Fort
Tryon Park The Cloisters overlooks the Hudson River and has a great
view of the Palisades. The gardens are simply a delight. You will
enjoy exploring the beautifully re-created medieval plant, flower,
and herb gardens.
The Cloisters you will discover 5,000 works of art, including magnificent
sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass and the celebrated
York Pass grants you free admission to the Museum.
Present your pass at the Admissions Desk in the Main Hall.
17 (23) Brooklyn
Walk the Brooklyn
Bridge and reward yourself with an ice cream at the highly recommended
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory [1 Water St., Brooklyn, 718-246-3963]
at Fulton Ferry Landing and enjoy the tall building view. Fulton
Ferry Landing is one of the best places to photograph New York's
18 (12) Roosevelt
Island Aerial Tram Adventure
the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram from The Tram Plaza on 59th Street
and Second Avenue midtown Manhattan. For very little (or free if
you have the right metrocard) get ready for an amazing ride past
the great sights of New York. Just be aware if you are scared of
heights not to get too close to the windows. The Aerial Tram takes
you 250 feet above the East River.
tram is the only aerial commuter tram in the states. It is an inexpensive
way to view the amazing New York City skyline. The journey to Roosevelt
Island only lasts a few minutes. Once there get onboard the cheap
red mini-bus that can transport you just about everywhere worth
being transported to.
avoid peak times as this a commuter tram not just for visitors.
Sadly it appears the Tram will be out of commission for a few months
from March. Alternative transport will be available so you should
still be able to gain access to the island.
Island is a small thin island between Queens and Manhattan with
five parks and some interesting views.The island is dedicated Theodore
Roosevelt the 26th President of the United States. There are several
gentle nature trails and boardwalk to facilitate viewing of the
wildlife in the forest and swamp. Roosevelt Island is a little off
the beaten track but well worth a visit to get a different prospective
on the Big Apple.
(-) Carnegie Hall
World Famous Carnegie Concert Hall
tour is good value and covers the music and some American history.
Visitors see the concert hall from various points of view. The guides
share the story of why Carnegie Hall was built and what makes Carnegie
Hall so unique. The guides also tell how the famed Hall was saved
from destruction in 1960 and the story of the “ Twenty-Eight
Week Miracle” that was the renovation of Carnegie Hall in
1986. With luck you will see a rehearsal during your visit. Carnegie
Hall is part of the soul of New York but perhaps more importantly,
Carnegie Hall can boast of some of the best acoustics in the world.
20 (58) American
Museum of Natural History
Museum of Natural History does big things like no one else. The
Museum boasts the world’s largest collection of dinosaur and
other vertebrate fossils. There are over 600 specimens on display.
A little hard to miss is the Blue Whale. Few people realize that
this is the biggest creature that ever lived. It will be a very
sad day if it ever becomes extinct.
walls of The American Museum of Natural History you will discover
a universe of wonders. A must see is the spectacular Rose Center
for Earth and Space. A must walk is the re-creation of an African
rain forest in the Hall of Biodiversity. Where else can you walk
through a rain forest in New York without even going outside. The
American Museum of Natural History is just an awesome museum. They
really don't charge enough - but don't tell them I said so.
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