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Tourist Attractions

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I will not have very much information here about the major tourist attractions in New York city. I will put some information about where they are, and try to find some links that you can use to get more information. If you have any information about a tourist attraction, or if there is one that you would like me to include here, please leave me a message by using the contact link above.

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting the World Trade Center Memorial in NYC

Free Things To Do For Families in NYC from About.com New York City Travel.

Times Square

Times Square is located where Broadway crosses 7th Avenue. The area called Times Square is located approximately between 42nd and 47th Streets, although there are signs celebrating the "New Times Square" for several blocks in every direction from there.

Times Square Visitor's Center

This is something new, I first saw it in April, 2000, but I am not sure how long it has been there.

It is a pretty good place to check out as it has counters for various organizations, such as the MTA, an information desk, a news stand, the various cruise lines with boat tours of the harbor, etc. You can get information about many aspects of visiting New York City, not just Times Square. They also have computers that you can use to access Yahoo, HotMail, etc.

In addition, there is a place there where you can buy tickets to Broadway Shows. I do not know at this time if they are full price or discounted.

TKTS

Located on 47th Street in Times Square (between 7th Avenue and Broadway) you can get discounted tickets to Broadway shows. However, there are some things you should know:

  • They open at 3:00 PM (maybe earlier on the weekend and on days that there are early shows)
  • There is a long line every day, but it moves pretty quickly once they open.
  • Get there before 3:00 PM
  • You can only get tickets to that days show
  • These are tickets that they did not sell and are not the best seats; sometimes they may be obstructed views; but usually they are in the mezzanine or at the back of the theater
  • There are selected shows that you can get tickets to. Many popular shows do not make their tickets available to TKTS.
  • Some of the tickets are available at a 50% discount, some less than 50%
Broadway Shows

I am not going to try to keep up-to-date information here about the shows currently playing on and off Broadway. Go to one of these sites for information or tickets.

Central Park

Central Park
This site includes a nice virtual tour.
Central Park is located between 59th Street and 110th Street. 5th Avenue runs along the east side, and Central Park West runs along the west side.
Central Park is a very nice place to visit, especially on a nice day in New York City. The zoo is small but interesting. And you do not have to worry about getting mugged, at least not as much as you used to.

Chinatown

Chinatown is located in lower Manhattan, along Canal Street, west of Mulberry Street, and around that general area.

Little Italy

Little Italy is located in lower Manhattan, along Canal Street, around Mulberry Street and that general area.



Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Official Internet Site.
5th Avenue at 34th Street.
The view from the top is breathtaking, especially after dark.

New York Public Library

Located on Madison Avenue, between 41st and 42nd Streets.

Sail the Hudson

Sail the Hudson
Enjoy the view of New York City on beautiful sailing sloops! See Downtown Manhattan, the Battery, Ellis Island, Governors Island, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty from the water in a Coastal Sailing Sloop. Impressive outing for customers and clients! Call 201-887-8700

Museums

The Skyscraper Museum

Located at 39 Battery Place in Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan.

The Museum of the Moving Image

Located at 35 Avenue at 36 Street in Astoria, Queens, NY.

The Museum of American Illustration

Located at 128 East 63rd Street in Midtown Manhattan.

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Located on "Museum Mile" at the corner of 91st Street and Fifth Avenue in Upper Manhattan.

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

Located at 594 Broadway in SoHo, just south of Houston Street.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Located at Battery Park City.

The Grolier club

The Art of the Letter
Located in Midtown Manhattan.

The American Folk Art Museum

Located in Midtown Manhattan.

Noguchi Museum

Located in Long Island city.

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

Located on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, in Central Park.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street.



Here are a couple of photos of billboards in Times Square:

New York Times Square Movie Billboard For the movie "Flushed"
New York Times Square Billboard For the Disney Store at 5th Avenue and 55th Street









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