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Manhattan – Must See Tourist Attraction in New York City

Attractions in Manhattan, New York, USA

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Manhattan refers both to the Island of Manhattan which borders the lower Hudson River, and also to the Borough of Manhattan (one of The Five Boroughs of New York City), which includes the island of Manhattan itself, as well as several other smaller islands and a small portion of the mainland. The borough is coterminous with New York County, and addresses within the borough of Manhattan are typically designated as New York, NY.

The vast majority of New York Attractions including Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Met Museum, Intrepid Museum etc are in Manhattan. Taking a sight-seeing bus tour around Manhattan is a great way to see the city.

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The Empire State Building

New York’s famous Empire State Building, a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan.
Located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city’s bustling streets, the Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade.
Since the Observatory opened to the public in 1931, almost 110 million visitors have thrilled to the awe-inspiring vision of the city beneath them.

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The Statue of Liberty

Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy.
Liberty Island is accessible by Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry, Inc. ferries only. One round trip ferry ticket includes visits to Liberty and Ellis Islands.

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Central Park

Central Park is bordered on the north by Central Park North (Cathedral Parkway west of the park and 110th Street east), on the east by Fifth Avenue, on the south by Columbus Circle and Central Park South (59th Street east of Fifth Avenue), and on the west by Central Park West (Eighth Avenue south of Columbus Circle).
The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who later created Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. While much of the park looks natural, it is in fact highly landscaped and contains several artificial lakes, extensive walking tracks, two ice-skating rinks, a wildlife sanctuary, and grassy areas used for various sporting pursuits, as well as playgrounds for children. The park is a popular oasis for migrating birds, and thus is popular with bird watchers. The 6 mi (10 km) road circling the park is popular with joggers, bicyclists and inline skaters, especially on weekends and in the evenings after 7:00PM, when automobile traffic is banned.

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Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center is most famous for the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree as well as the skating rink.
It is also home to the Top of the Rock Observatory, NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall and the Associated Press.

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United Nations

When you pass through the gates of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, you enter international territory. The 18-acre site extends from 42nd Street to 48th Street, and from First Avenue to the East River. The land does not belong to just one country, but to all countries that have joined the Organization. The United Nations has its own security and fire forces and issues its own postage stamps. Every year nearly a million visitors from all over the world come to visit the UN headquarters in New York

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Madison Square Garden

The Madison Square Garden or as it is popularly known, “The World’s Most Famous Arena” is a must see for all sports fans.
Be sure to take an All Access Tour of the garden and visit the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty locker rooms; tour backstage of the Theater at Madison Square Garden; go inside the Star dressing rooms; see players practicing, performers in rehearsal or crews staging events!
You’ll never know what you’ll see on the All Access Tour.

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Jacob K Javits Convention Center

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is a large convention center on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by architects I. M. Pei and partners. The revolutionary space frame structure was built in 1986 and named for New York Senator Jacob K. Javits, who died that year.

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The Beacon Theatre

The Beacon Theatre, also known as the Beacon Theater and Hotel, is an historic New York City theater on upper Broadway in Manhattan. A 2,800-seat, three-tiered movie palace, it was designed by Chicago architect Walter W. Ahlschlager for motion pictures and vaudeville. Today it is one of New York’s leading live music and entertainment venues.

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New York Battery Park

Battery Park is a 21-acre (8.5 ha) public park located at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City. The park is named for the artillery that was stationed there at various times by the Dutch and British in order to protect the harbor. At one end of the park is Pier A and Hope Garden, a memorial to AIDS victims. At the other end is battery Gardens restaurant, next to the United States Coast Guard battery Building. Along the waterfront, ferries depart for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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Governors Island

Governors Island is a 172-acre (69 ha) island in Upper New York Bay, approximately one-half mile (1 km) from the southern tip of Manhattan Island. It is legally a part of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is separated from Brooklyn by the Buttermilk Channel. The island was expanded by approximately 82 acres (33 ha) of landfill on its southern side when the Lexington Avenue subway was excavated in the early 1900s.

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Union Square

Union Square Park is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century.

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New York Public Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of America’s most significant research libraries. It is unusual in that it is composed of a very large circulating public library system combined with a very large non-lending research library system. It is simultaneously one of the largest public library systems in the United States and one of the largest research library systems in the world. It is a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing. The historian David McCullough has described the New York Public Library as one of the five most important libraries in America, the others being the Library of Congress, the Boston Public Library, and the university libraries of Harvard and Yale.

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is the most important of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks of the United States. It is located at 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY with a secondary office in Buffalo, New York. It is responsible for the Second District of the Federal Reserve System, which encompasses New York state, the 12 northern counties of New Jersey, Fairfield County in Connecticut, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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The Cloisters

The Cloisters is the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of the European Middle Ages. The Cloisters is located in New York City, specifically Fort Tryon Park near the northern tip of Manhattan island on a hill overlooking the Hudson River. The Cloisters include the museum building and the adjacent 4 acres (16,000 m²).

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Austrian Cultural Forum

11 E 52nd St/ 5th Ave, New York
neighborhood: Midtown
Sat:10 am – 4 pm
Tours on the hour.
Maximum people: 12 per tour
building date: 2002
subway: E, V to 5th Ave/ 53rd St, B, D, F, V to 47-50th St.
bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5.

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Common Ground/ The Prince George Ballroom and World Monuments Fund Gallery

15 E 27th St/ Fifth Ave
neighborhood: Murray Hill
Sat:11 am – 4 pm
building date: 1904-1911; restoration Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners LLP
subway: R, W to 28 St, 6 to 28 St.
bus: M2, M3, M5, M6, M7.

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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

2 E 91st St/ Fifth Ave
neighborhood: Carnegie Hill
Sat:11 am, 3:30 pm
Sun:1:30 pm
Sat 11 am, 3:30 pm, Sun 1:30 pm, tours, free admission.
Reservations required: (limit 2 reservations per person).
Maximum people: 18 per tour
building date: 1899-1902
subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St.
bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M86, M96.

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Eldridge Street Synagogue

12 Eldridge St/ Canal and Divisions Sts, New York
neighborhood: Lower East Side
Sun:10 am – 3:30 pm
Building tours every half hour (max 50). opendialogue 12 pm, roundtable discussions with artisans on the restoration and preservation (max 250).
Reservations required for building tours:
building date: 1887
subway: B, D to Grand St, F to East Broadway.
bus: M15.

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The Forbes Galleries

62 Fifth Ave/ 12th St
neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: Closed
Tours at 1, 2 pm. Reservations required: 212-620-1828.
Maximum people: 20 per tour
building date: 1925
subway: A, C, E, 1 to 14th St , L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to Union Sq.
bus: M1, M2, M3, M14.

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General Grant National Memorial

Riverside Dr/ 122nd St
neighborhood: Morningside Heights
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 9am-5pm
tours at 11 am, 1, 3 pm. Reservations required: (212) 666-1668.
Maximum people: 20 per tour
building date: 1897
subway: 1 to 125th St.
bus: M5.

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Grand Lodge of Masons

71 W 23rd St/ Sixth Ave
neighborhood: Chelsea
Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: 10am-4pm
Tours throughout the day.
building date: 1910
subway: F, V to 23rd St.
bus: M5.
other transportation: PATH train to 23rd St.

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