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Brooklyn Bridge
Location: New York, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Location: 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Phone: 718-6237-200

Carnegie Hall
Location: 7th Ave. & 56th St., New York
Phone: 212-903-9700

Central Park
    In the heart of Manhattan lies Central Park, providing immense contrast to demanding urban life. Conceived in 1876, a recreational area was developed to afford the citizens a respite from modern living. By now New York was a flourishing town and authorities felt individuals required a contrast to bricks and mortar. Central Park Zoo is continually popular, as is the Wollman Rink, a delight in winter. Shakespeare in the Park – an admirable production – is located at the Delacorte Theatre and is free, however obtain your tickets in advance....read more about Central Park »

    ....a place where you can get lost on wooded trails, see Shakespeare in the summer, ride a horse, swim, row a boat, or just sit and be quiet...read more about New York's Central Park »

Chrysler Building
Location: Lexington & 42nd St., New York
New Yorker’s have a great fondness for this magnificent building. Although you can’t visit its luminous pinnacle – made of stainless steel arches and shaped like a ‘30s Chrysler car’s radiator cap – you can visit the fabulous art deco lobby of red and brown marble and chrome, with original inlaid wooden elevator doors and a painted ceiling. The façade of white brick is decorated with designs taken from automobile hubcaps. Another romantic New York hotspot: particularly at sunset....read more »

Coney Island
    ...the main drag around Key Span Park, home to the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team. Just a bit further east is the Astroland Amusement Park where the more than 75 years old "Cyclone" roller coaster is still giving kids a thrill. Right in front of it are a few huts with food, including the famous "Nathan's Hot Dogs" ...read more about Coney Island >>

Ellis Island

    In 1990 the long-abandoned island was reopened to the public. After major restructuring at a cost 156 million dollars, it is now a huge museum in which the story of millions of lives is old. From Ellis Island you can see the Statue of Liberty.....read more about Ellis Island >>

Empire State Building

    It is currently the tallest tower in New York City and the 2nd tallest building in the United States. A grandiose lobby galvanized with marble, granite, nickel and limestone is just the start of this amazing building. With 22 miles of telephone wire and enough elevator cable to stretch from Manhattan to Baltimore, one is marveled by the building’s size, height, and history. The history of the building is a wonder in itself. During the great depression, it was decided to build the Empire State Building in an attempt to create jobs and cause a catalyst for the American economy. It turns out they needed 7 million man hours for construction to complete the project. The most amazing fact is the time in which it took to complete Gotham City’s new tallest tower. In just 18 fast-tracked months, the Empire State building was completed. By comparison, the new World Trade Center/Freedom Tower with 110 floors will take 5 years to complete...read more about the Empire State Building >>

Manhattan

    Manhattan is the home of the Empire State Building, Time Square, Central Park, Greenwich Village, China Town, the former site of the World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty, and much more.

    Let us not forget some activities that you can do while in the Manhattan, you can see a Broadway show, check out the wineries. Taking a self-guided tour of Rockefeller Center to discover the art- deco masterpieces that this 19-building complex contains. Check out the sober grandeur of Grant's Tomb National Monument near Riverside Church...read more about things to see and do in Manhattan >>

New York City

    New York City has many attractions that both entertain and educate children. In planning how to get from place to place, remember that children love to ride on subway trains. Be sure to allow for leisurely movement from place to place, and for rest stops in between. Consider the weather too. The adage "getting there is half the fun" is a good one to remember in order to keep the day enjoyable. Make a list of the must -see places, and then cut it in half for best results. One trip to New York is never enough. Each one can be a pleasant memory if the pace is right…

    There are 15 miles of beaches within the city limits, 13 golf courses, four zoos . New York is on the north-south flyway for migrating birds, and in the spring and fall they are present in colorful abundance. Bird watching is popular in Central Park and at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens. Some of the discounted hotels in New york are East gate Tower, Portland Square hotel, Milford Plaza and Hotel Pennsylvania....read more >>

New York Beaches

    New York has amazing beaches nearby. Jones Beach on Long Island is famous throughout the world and a little further out is Robert Moses Beach. These are beaches that were designed for urban escapees. There are buses that go to Jones Beach, or you can take the train to Long Beach.

    For the Hamptons, a bit further, you can take the train or the Hampton Jitney, but it is easier if you have a car unless you are meeting someone. In the Bronx, there are a couple of urban beaches, Orchard Beach, for instance, that is reachable by bus. The Jersey Shore is also beautiful and is accessible by train as well. There are many communities there where you could have a nice day or weekend without a car. Heading to Connecticut, you can go to the beaches near Greenwich....read more >>

Niagra Falls

    Niagara Falls is 30 minutes from the Buffalo airport...Attractions now include high tech rides, an Imax theatre, power jet boat rides...One often missed attraction is the nearby town of Niagara-on-the-Lake which is an easy 10 minute drive north. This town of quaint, elegant boutiques and the home of the Shaw Festival theatre is totally different from the busier and more touristy Niagara Falls...read more about Niagara Falls >>

Niagara Falls: 3 Tips To Having The Best Vacation

    Maid of the Mist Boat Tour
    Hands down the Maid of the Mist boat tour was suggested as the must-do activity. Several people also pointed out that this was the best way to view the falls for those who were not able to go to the Canadian side because of visa re-entry issues. The Cave of the Winds tour, which takes you by elevator to the bottom of the falls, got high marks for those who preferred not to take a boat ride. The helicopter tour also got raves, but only one person in the survey took a helicopter tour. The nighttime illumination of the falls got mixed reviews, with some calling it "stunning", while others found it "tacky". Several people who traveled with children also recommended exploring the town of Niagara Falls, Ontario. It offers typically touristy attractions that are sure to please kids.

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Radio City Hall
Location: Ave. of the Americas & 50th , New York
Phone: 212-247-4777

Statue of Liberty

    Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States and is one of the most universal symbols of freedom in the world. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and was designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924. The Statue was extensively restored in time for her one-hundred year anniversary on July 4, 1986. The Statue of Liberty is the most visited tourist attraction in New York City. It is also the 2nd most photographed landmark in the United States behind the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco....read more about the Statue of Liberty >>

Western New York Waterfalls

    Waterfall discovery can be a year round sport. Each waterfall changes with the seasons. A spring torrent becomes a wisp in summer and a wonderland of ice sculpture in winter. And, waterfall sleuthing leads to a trove of history. Early settlers used the waterfalls to power their mills throughout the region. Dams and millponds still dot the countryside. You can see remains of old mills and mills that still operate at Gasport, Williamsville, Littleville, and New Hope. Today we use the waterfalls mainly for their aesthetic beauty and for the soothing effects that waterfalls provide. Waterfalls offer magical sounds and mesmerizing sights to anyone willing to sit for a moment. ...read more about New York waterfalls >>

Manhattan Center

    Manhattan Center harbors another attraction: Manhattan Center Productions, New York City's most advanced independent multimedia production facility. Repeatedly renovated and upgraded over the past three decades, it brings the highest standards to television broadcasting, staging, scenic design, lighting design, sound design, video projection, video recording and audio recording.

    The studios include two television control rooms, TV1 and TV2. Both are equipped with Ikegami HD cameras mounted with a combination of Fujinon and Canon HD lenses, and both are fully integrated with the Hammerstein and the Grand ballrooms as well as audio recording studios, enabling the broadcasting and videotaping of any event to be handled completely in-house. Country Music Television's Cross Roads and Al Gore's 24 Hour Climate Change along with bands like Chris Martin's Coldplay are just a few of the big names utilizing these facilities...Manhattan Center