5 Things to do in New York
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(-) Central Park
rectangular Central Park is big, bold and beautiful with much things
to do. A magnet for joggers, nature lovers, bikers, young and old,
the local and the tourist all come together like nowhere else. Highlights
include the Friedsam Memorial Carousel (near 65th Street), and the
Belvedere Castle (near 79th Street) which affords great views of
the city. The summer thing to do is hire a boat at Loeb Boathouse
[East 72nd St. & Park Drive North tel. 212.517.2233] and row
yourself around the lake. In winter you can skate at Wollman Rink
and enjoy the unique New York skyline.
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Park web site
Park Bicycle Tour
your bike in the Park
A good way
to see Central Park as it is pretty big, get some light exercise
and learn a little about New York. This leisurely 2-hour escorted
bicycle tour of Central Park with a spirited and informative tour
guide will raise your spirits and inform you. From Strawberry Fields
to medieval castles, Shakespeare to Paul Simon then there's famous
movie locations to consider. This is no walk in the park. You'll
need a bike.
York Pass under rides and tours for more information
(3) Top of the Rock
Top at the Rockefeller Center
for 360 degrees this unsurpassed view gives you Central Park, the
Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River,
the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty from 70 floors up.
Why go anywhere else. In fact, is that it, why do anything else,
it’s done, move on. I don’t think so.
Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck gives you breathtaking views
of New York City and beyond. The excitement begins on the ground
floor and mezzanine with a dazzling Swarovski crystal chandelier
and multi-media exhibit full of the rich history, art and architecture
of Rockefeller Center. Step on one of our glass ceiling sky shuttles
for a thrilling ride to the Top, where you will find three levels
of spectacular views, including a stunning, open air, 360-degree
view from the 70th Floor outdoor deck.
(4) Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island
ashore - Statue of Liberty in New York
the Statue of Liberty up close or stare off across the New York
Harbor at the Ellis Island National Monument. Also located on Ellis
Island is the American Family Immigration History Center which contains
searchable records of 25 million immigrants, passengers, and crew
members who entered the U.S. through New York Harbor between 1892
Statue of Liberty Crown recently reopened to determined stair climbers.
Crown tickets are available by advance reservations to 30 people
per day. Please note, the climb to the crown is a strenuous journey
that encompasses 354 steps in a cramped enclosed area with high
With the New
York Pass you get a free roundtrip ferry tour to see the Statue
of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, as well as entry
to 50 more Attractions in New York City.
For the record,
the Statue of Liberty's real name is Liberty Enlightening the World
and was originally intended for the Suez Canal in Egypt.
(-) Metropolitan Museum of Art
the Met and see the world
a National Historic Landmark in 1986 the Metropolitan Museum of
Art ("the Met") is one of the largest art museums in the
world. The Met has over two million works of art dating back almost
5,000 years within its walls. Arguably this is the greatest collection
of human creativity in the world ensuring the Met is the most-visited
attraction in New York. World-famous collections from ancient Egyptian
treasures and the spectacular New American Wing continue to draw
in lovers of art across the globe. If that isn't enough there are
also more than 30 annual special exhibitions to gawk at.
is all yours for free with a New
a Broadway Show?
Broadway Show To See?
in New York one must see at least one Broadway Show (?) That is
the mantra. Why you have to is the subject of a number of sociology
studies undertaken by eminent professors around the globe. Initial
results indicate watching a Broadway Show may stifle hair loss.
So keep your hair on but choose wisely. Further research indicates
people tend to prefer seeing a show they like. Seeing a show because
you must-see one may not work for you.
Seeing a show on Broadway and going to the theater in NYC is one
of the most popular New York things to do. New York City offers
everything from award winning new musicals like Wicked, Jersey Boys,
and Mary Poppins to emotionally powerful musicals like Spring Awakening,
and The Color Purple, to some of the most uplifting feel-good musicals
of all time such as Mamma Mia and Hairspray.
New York Pass offers you discounted tickets for all of these
shows (see the theater / leisure link under New York Attractions)
Or just go
for a stroll on Broadway - just mind the traffic
a stroll through Broadway. Better still take your MP3 player for
stroll through Broadway. Allow us to get in your ear about a self-guided
audio tour which allows you to hear music from Broadway shows past
and present, and backstage secrets from the stars themselves. While
strolling through the streets with a guided map, you can dance to
America’s most famous tunes as history and tradition unfolds.
tour departs from Colony Records 1619 Broadway New York, NY. 10019
49th & Broadway. Click for more
details and navigate to the rides and tours page
Broadway on Broadway
annual Broadway on Broadway show offers skits and musical numbers
from every major show playing. Admission is free,
but highly coveted, so book early.
Tip - Never pay full price for anything?
TKTS sells half price theatre tickets from booths on Broadway, 47th
Street and South Street Seaport Pier 17. Tel 212/221-0885 or www.tdf.org.