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New York Sightseeing Information

New York Landmark, Sightseeing Spot

Indeed as that everybody would knows the "Empire State Building" as the most famous landmark in New York City, there are a lot of landmarks and sightseeing spot to visit in NYC. Because of its safety condition, most of the historical old buildings are still standing and that made the city as the center of the business and the exciting sightseeing are.

What's New ? : Added New Land Mark information (marked with '*')

Landmarks, Sightseeing Spot in Manhattan
LANDMARKS  (alphabetical order) AREA ADDRESS NOTE
Alamo East Village Astor Pl at Bowery *
Astor Place Greenwich Village *
Battery Park City Lower Manhattan Vessey Street, facing Hudson River
Bloomberg Tower Midtown 731 Lexington Ave *
Brooklyn Bridge Lower Manhattan Frankfort St
Carnegie Hall Midtown 154W 57th Sti7th@Ave)
Castle Clinton Lower Manhattan inside "Battery Park"
Central Synagogue Midtown 652 Lexington Ave *
Chatham Square Chinatown Park Row and Worth St
Chelsea Pier Chelsea 11th Ave and 18th St
Chrysler Building Midtown 405 Lexington Ave
Citigroup Center Midtown 601 Lexington Ave
City Hall Civic Center Murray St and Park Row
Colonnade Row Greenwich Village 428-334 Lafayette St *
Columbus Circle Upper West Side 59th St & 8th Ave *
Confucius Plaza Chinatown Bowery St and Division St
Curry Row East Village 6th St and 2nd Ave
Dakota Apartments Upper West Side 1 W 72nd St (Central Park West)
Diamond Row Midtown East 47th St. bet 5th and 7th Aves
Dixon Place Lower East Side Bowery bellow Houston
Ellis Island Ellis Island
Empire State Building Midtown 350 5th Ave (bet 33rd and 34th Sts)
FAO Schwarz Midtown East 767 5th Avenue at 58th St
Federal Hall National Monument Lower Manhattan 26 Wall St
Flatiron Building Gramercy 175 5th Ave
Ford Foundation Building Midtown 320 E 43rd St *
General Post Office Midtown 421 8th Ave *
Gracie Mansion Upper East Side East End Ave (88th St)
Grand Central Station Midtown 101 East 42nd St
Grant's Tomb Morningside Heights W 122nd Street at Riverside Dr
Ground Zero Lower Manhattan Chambers St, Rector St
Haughwout Building Soho 488-492 Broadway (at Broome St)
Hell's Kitchen Midtown *
The Hotel Chelsea Chelsea 222 W 23rd St (bet 7-8th Aves)
Isaacs Hendricks House Greenwich Village 77 Bedford St
Lever House Midtown 390 Park Ave *
Lincoln Center Upper West Side Broadway bet 62nd & 65th St
The Little Red Lighthouse Washington Heights Fort Washington Ave
MacDougal Street Greenwich Village MacDougal St, beyond Houston St
Madison Square Garden Midtown 4 Penn-Plaza (bet. 33-34 Sts)
Met Life Building Midtown 200 Park Ave *
National Arts Club Gramercy 15 Gramercy Park South
New York Stock Exchange Lower Manhattan 11 Wall St
Penn Station Midtown 4 Penn-Plaza
Port Authority Bus Terminal Midtown 625 8th Ave *
Queen of Greene Street Soho 72-76 Greene St
Radio City Music Hall Midtown 1260 Ave of the Americas
Restaurant Row Midtown W 46th St bet 8th-9th Aves *
Rockefeller Center Midtown 48-51th Sts (bet 5-6th Aves)
Seagram Building Midtown 375 Park Ave *
Shubert Alley Midtown Bet 44th-W45th Sts, west of 7th Ave *
Sony Plaza Midtown 550 Madison Ave
South Street Seaport Lower Manhattan 207 Front St
The Statue of Liberty Lower Manhattan Liberty Island
St. Luke's Place Greenwich Village St. Luke's Pl
St. Mark's Place East Village 8th Ave, bet 3rd and Ave A
Sutton Place Midtown 1st Ave, bet 54th-59th Sts *
Theater District Midtown
Theodore Roosevelt House Gramercy 28 E 20th St
Times Square Midtown 7th Ave & Broadway
Toys "R" Us Times Square Midtown 1514 Broadway *
Trump Tower Midtown 725 5th Ave
Tudor City Midtown 1st Ave, bet 40th-43rd Sts *
United Nations Midtown 1st Ave, bet 42nd-46th Sts)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Lower Manhattan Water Street
Wall Street Lower Manhattan Wall St
Woolworth Building Lower Manhattan 233 Broadway
World Financial Center Lower Manhattan 200 Vesey St

Landmarks, Sightseeing Spot out of Manhattan
LANDMARKS  (alphabetical order) AREA ADDRESS NOTE
Bronx Zoo The Bronx 185th St & Southern Blvd
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn 1000 Wahington Ave
Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn
City Island The Bronx
Clinton Hill Brooklyn
Cobble Hill Brooklyn
Coney Island Brooklyn
Conference House Staten Island 7455 Hylan Blvd
Fort Wadsworth Staten Island East end of Bay Street
Historic Richmond Town Staten Island 441 Clarke Avenue
New York Botanical Garden The Bronx E.200th St & Kazimiroff Blvd
Queens Botanical Garden Queens 43-50 Main Street Flushing
Queens Zoo Queens 53-51 111th Street, Flushing
Riverdale The Bronx
Shea Stadium Queens 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue Flushing
Staten Island Borough Hall Staten Island 10 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island Ferry Staten Island 1 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island Zoo Staten Island 614 Broadway
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Brooklyn-Staten Is.
Yankee Stadium The Bronx 1 E 161st and River Ave

Sightseeing Spot Information

 Manhattan

Alamo

Most notable landmark in East Village would be Tony Rosenthal's sculpture "Alamo", known popularly as "The Cube", which consists of a large, black metal cube mounted on one corner. The sculpture can be spun on its vertical axis by one person with some effort, and two or more people without trouble. In 2003, the cube was the subject of a prank played by the ATF squad (All Too Flat) in which it was turned into a giant Rubik's Cube. The members of the organization were careful with the prank, as they didn't want to be destructive. The cube stayed up for about 24 hours before NYC maintenance removed the painted cardboard panels from the sculpture. "The Cube" was taken away for repairs in September, 2005, and for a short time a makeshift memorial out of white tubes replaced it. It was restored in December, 2005, and is still able to spin. (quoted from Wikipedia)

Location :
East Village
Address : Astor Pl at Bowery
Subway : 6 Line Astor Pl
Astor Place

Astor Place, named from John Jacob Astor who arrived in New York in 1783 and became the richest person in the United States at that time, was the site of the Astor Place Opera House on the corner of East 8th Street which was built to be a fashionable theater in 1847, it was the site of the Astor Place Riot of May 10, 1849. Anti-British feelings were running so high among New York's Irish at the height of the potato famine that they found an outlet in the rivalry between actors Edwin Forrest and the English William Charles Macready. The appearance onstage of the Englishman in Macbeth occasioned so violent a protest in the streets that the police overreacted and fired into the crowd. At least eighteen died and hundreds were injured. The theater itself never recovered from the associations and was razed in the 1860's.

Location :
Greenwich Village
Subway : 6 Line Astor Pl
Battery Park City

Battery Park City is a 90 acre (0.4 km2) planned community at the southwestern tip of Manhattan in New York City. The land upon which it stands was created from the Hudson River using 1.2 million cubic yards (917,000 cubic meters) of dirt and rocks excavated during the construction of the World Trade Center and certain other construction projects. The neighborhood, which is the site of the World Financial Center along with numerous housing, commercial and retail buildings, is named for adjacent Battery Park.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.batteryparkcity.org/
Subway : 4/5 Line Bowling Green
Bloomberg Tower

One Beacon Court (also called the Bloomberg Tower), is a skyscraper on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan. It houses the headquarter of Bloomberg L.P. It is located at 731 Lexington Avenue (between East 58th and 59th streets). The mid-block public space at the base of the building is called Beacon Court. The building stands at 54 stories tall, reaching 806 feet (246 meters). Construction started in 2001 and was completed in 2005.

Location :
Midtown East
Address : 731 Lexington Ave
Subway : N/R/W/4/5/6 Line Lexington Ave-59th St
Brooklyn Bridge

Arguably the most influential bridge in American history, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of New York City's most celebrated architectural wonders. Designed by the brilliant engineer John Augustus Roebling (1806-1869) and completed by his equally ingenious son Washington Roebling (1837-1926), this elegant structure was, at the time of its completion in 1883, the longest suspension bridge in the world. It was the first bridge to be constructed using steel. The bridge links the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn which were once two separate cities.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/bridges.html
Subway : 4/5/6/J/M/Z Line Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
Carnegie Hall

The most famous concert hall standing near the Central Park where every classic artists have been eager to play here. The hall was built by Andrew Carnegie in 1891 and rennovated in 1986 to revive the hall to have more confortable seats and atmosphere.

Location :
Midtown West
URL : http://www.carnegiehall.org/
Address : 154W 57th St (7th Ave)
Subway : N/R line 57th St
Castle Clinton

Castle Clinton's construction began in 1808 and was completed in 1811 on an island in 1808 as West Battery (sometimes South-west Battery), and was designed by architects John McComb Jr. and Jonathan Williams. West Battery was intended to complement Fort Williams (still extant) on Governor's Island, which was East Battery to defend New York City from English forces in the tensions that marked the run-up to the War of 1812, but never saw action in that or any war. Subsequent landfill expanded Battery Park, and placed the fort on the mainland of Manhattan Island.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.nps.gov/cacl/
Subway : 4/5 Line Bowling Green, 1 Line South Ferry
Central Synagogue

New York's Central Synagogue, one of the nation's leading Reform congregations, traces its roots to 1839. Central today plays an important role in the civic and cultural life of New York, offering worship services, life-long education, and programs which help the greater community. The Sanctuary building, a National and New York City historic landmark, is the oldest Jewish house of worship in continuous use in the city, and a magnificent example of late 19th century American synagogue architecture. Following a devastating fire in August 1998, it has been restored to honor its historic character, while looking to the future. The people of Central are committed to applying the values of our heritage to the important issues of the day.

Location :
Midtown East
URL : http://www.centralsynagogue.org/
Address : 652 Lexington Ave
Subway : 6 Line 51st St-Lexington Ave, E/V Line Lexington Ave-53rd St
Chatham Square

Chatham Square has seven roads leading into it. The arch at Chatham Square was erected in memory to all Chinese Americans who fought and gave their lives in defense of freedom and democracy. The arch was named for 2nd Lt. Benjamin Ralph Kimlau, a World War II aircraft commander of the 530th Squadron. The statue in the background is Lin Ze Xu (Lin Tse-hsu), the Qing Dynasty official who was sent to Canton to stop imperialists from forcing opium onto China in 1839. Events of which led to the Opium War, the Treaty of Nanjing, and the ceding of Hong Kong to Britain. 06 Mar 2002.

Location :
Chinatown
URL : http://www.nychinatown.org/chatham.html
Subway : 4/5/6 Line Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall, J/M/Z Line Chambers St
Chelsea Pier

Chelsea Pier provides bowling, fitness, golf, basketball and other sports facilities and restaurants, pub, beer stand where sometimes the music or other events has been held.

Location :
Chelsea
URL : http://www.chelseapiers.com/
SubwayFC/E Line 23rd St
Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Avenue at 42nd Street. The 320 meters height building built as the headquarter of Chrysler is an another symbolic building with Empire State Building in Manhattan. Especially, the design of the building, art deco styled building will offer you a classical and authentic styled atmosphere.

Location :
Midtown
Address : 405 Lexington Ave
Subway : S/4/5/6/7 Line 42nd St-Grand Central
Citigroup Center

The Citigroup Center is one of the largest skyscrapers in New York City, United States, located at 601 Lexington Avenue between 53rd Street and 54th Street in midtown Manhattan. The 59-floor, 915-foot (279 m) building is one of the most distinctive and imposing in New York's famous skyline, with a 45 angled top and a genuinely unique stilt-style base. It contains 1.3 million square feet (120,000 m2) of office space, and the 45-degree angle at the top of the building was originally intended to contain solar panels to provide energy (this idea was eventually dropped, however). It was designed by architect Hugh Stubbins Jr. for Citibank, and was completed in 1977. ---- The most striking features of this 1977 design by Hugh Stubbins & Associates are the angled top and the massive "stilts" that support the building. The immense solar-energy collector it was designed to carry was never installed, but the building's unique profile added whimsy to the New York City skyline. At the base of Citicorp Center is a cluster of restaurants and shops. St. Peter's Church (PHONE: 212/935-2200), whose tilted roof is tucked under the Citicorp shadow, is known for its Sunday afternoon jazz vesper service, at 5

Location :
Midtown East
Address : 601 Lexington Ave, bet E. 53rd and E. 54th Sts
Subway : 6 Line 51st St-Lexington Ave, E/V Line Lexington Ave-53rd St
City Hall

"This landmark building has been home to 57 mayoral administrations and has been the seat of City government for 186 years," said Mayor Giuliani. "City Hall is one of the City's most enduring and distinguished structures." Built between 1803 and 1812, City Hall was recently restored and renovated. School Groups of 13 or more can visit the Governor's Room, which was used for ceremonies and now offers historical documents and furniture, and the blue room, where the mayor holds all of his press conferences. There are video machines outside and tons of printed material to help you find your way around the surrounding neighborhood. Location: City Hall Park, Broadway and Chambers. Take the N or R to City Hall or the 2 or 3 to Park Place.

Location :
Civic Center
URL : http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/
Address : Broadway at Murray St
Subway : N/R Line City Hall, 4/5/6 Line Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
Colonnade Row

The grandest speculative row houses to date in New York City, these houses were built for the mercantile elite, miles away from their places of work. Unlike the typical row house, this group is not brick, it is not a box with a door, and it doesn't have an exterior stoop or dormer windows. Instead, it is a New York version of Regent's Park in London, with columns built by Sing Sing prisoners. / Marble Corinthian columns front this grand sweep of four Greek Revival mansions (originally nine) constructed in 1833, with stonework by Sing Sing penitentiary prisoners. In their time these once-elegant homes served as residences to millionaires John Jacob Astor and Cornelius Vanderbilt until they moved uptown. Today three houses are occupied on street level by restaurants, while the northernmost building houses the Astor Place Theatre and the Blue Man Group.

Location :
Greenwich Village
Address : 428-334 Lafayette St
Subway : 6 Line Astor Pl
Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle is a major landmark and point of attraction in the New York City which is located at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park West, Central Park South (59th Street), and Eighth Avenue, at the southwest corner of Central Park. The traffic circle was designed by William P. Eno, a businessman who pioneered many early innovations in road safety and traffic control, as part of Frederick Law Olmsted's vision for the park, which included a circle at its Eighth Avenue entrance. Construction was completed in 1905.

Location :
Upper West Side
URL : http://www.shopsatcolumbuscircle.com/
Address : 59th Street at 8th Avenue
Subway : 1/A/C/B/D Line 59th St-Columbus Cir
Confusious Plaza

The Confucius Plaza housing development was the focal point of a battle for equal rights in 1974. Its builder refused to hire Chinese laborers, claiming they were too weak for construction work. Pressure from a volunteer group called Asian Americans for Equality resulted in the hiring of 27 minority workers, including many Asian immigrants. As a token of appreciation and to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial in 1976, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association presented the city with a 15-foot-tall, dark green granite statue of Confucius to place on the site.

Location :
Chinatown
Subway : 4/5/6 Line Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall, J/M/Z Line Chambers St
Curry Row

The origin of this name is because a lot of Indian restaurants are here between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue on 6th Street. The flavour of more than 20 indian restaurants bring the ethnic atmosphere.

Location :
East Village
Address : 6th Street, Bet 1st and 2nd Avenue
Subway : F/V Line 2nd Ave-Lower East Side
Dakota Apartments

72nd Street & Central Park West, B or C line 72 St., it is so famous as the apartment where John Lennon and Yoko had been living in, and is one of the oldest apartment in NYC. John was killed in front of the apartment.

Location :
Upper West Side
Address : 1 W 72nd St (Central Park West)
Subway : B/C Line 72nd St
Diamond Row

47th Street bet 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue. Between this block, jewelers got together annd huge trading will be done in the upper stairs of those jewel shops. A lot of Jude people will walk around and will give us a kind of strange atmosphere.

Location :
Midtown East
Address : 47th St. bet 5th and 7th Aves
Subway : B/D/F/V Line 47-50th Rockefeller Center
Dixon Place

Dixon Place, a home for performing and literary artists, is dedicated to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance and literature at various stages of development. An artistic laboratory with an audience, we serve as a safety net, enabling artists to present challenging and questioning work that pushes the limits of artistic expression. With a warm, nurturing atmosphere that encourages and inspires artists of all stripes and persuasions, we place special emphasis on the needs of women, people of color, youth, seniors and lesbian/gay artists. The artist's experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration, and their process is enhanced through the reaction of our adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation.

Location :
Lower East Side
Address : 258 Bowery
URL : http://www.dixonplace.org/
Subway : 6 Line Bleecker StAF/V Line Lower East Side - 2nd Ave
Ellis Island

Over 40% of the U.S. population descend from the 17 million immigrants that have passed through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954. The three story Ellis Island Museum is housed in the same building that the immigrants came through in those 64 years. Ferry boats leave from Battery Park for the 27 acre island, including an option to visit the Statue of Liberty, located on an island nearby. Round trip fare is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $3 for children 3-17 years old, and free to children 3 and under. Ferries operate 7 days a week, from approximately 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Location :
Ellis Island
URL : http://www.ellisisland.org/
Empire State Building
5th Avenue at 34th Street. This is among the most striking buildings in the city, the nation, even the world. The observation deck on the 86th floor is open to the general public, offering an amazing view of the city. On the second floor, you'll find the New York Skyride, a simulated helicopter ride over Manhattan.

This, NYC's original skyline symbol, the Empire State Building, is a limestone classic built in just 410 days during the depths of the Depression. It stands 102 storeys and almost 449m (1472ft) tall and the famous antenna was originally to be a mooring mast for zeppelins, but the Hindenberg disaster put a stop to that plan.

One airship accidentally met up with the building: a B25 crashing into the 79th floor on a foggy day in July 1945, killing 14 people. Taking the ear-popping lift to the 86th or 102nd floor observation desks can entail a bit of waiting around, but it's worth it when you get there.

Location :
Midtown
URL : http://www.esbnyc.com/
Address : 350 5th Ave (bet 33rd and 34th Sts)
Subway : B/D/F/V/N/Q/R/W Line 34 St - Herald Sq.
FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz is the world famous department store of toys which has over 130 branches in the United States, which has a good reason to be world famous. They have a renowned collection of toys, ranging from commercial to highly specialized and hand-crafted. During the holiday season they have one of the most impressive window displays around. If you are in New York in late December, it's definitely worth a visit.

Location :
Midtown East
URL : http://www.faoschwarz.com/
Address : 767 5th Avenue at 58th St
Subway : N/R/W Line 5th Ave
Federal Hall National Monument

Federal Hall, once located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, was the first capitol building of the United States. The building was demolished in the 19th century and replaced by the current structure, the first United States Customs House. The building is now operated by the National Park Service as the Federal Hall National Memorial, a museum that commemorates the earlier structure. The current building is well-known for the bronze statue of George Washington on its front steps, marking the site where he was inaugurated as US President in the former structure.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.nps.gov/feha/
Address : 26 Wall St
Subway : 2/3/4/5 Line Wall St, R/W Line Rector St, J/M/Z Line Broad St
Flatiron Building

W 32nd St. bet Broadway and 5th Avenue, just southern to Madison Square Park, standing on an isosceles triangle area. The narrowest width is only 2 meters and built in 1902 by D. Barnham.

Location :
Gramercy
Address : 175 5th Ave (23rd St)
Subway : N/R/W Line 23rd St
Ford Foundation Building

Home to one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world, the Ford Foundation Building, built by Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo & Associates in 1967, is best known for its glass-wall, 12-story-high atrium, which doubles as a 1/3-acre public greenhouse. Workers whose offices line the interior walls enjoy a placid view of its trees, terraced garden, and still-water pool.

Location : Midtown East
Address : 320 E 43rd St., between 1st and 2nd Aves
Subway : 4/5/6/7/S Line 42nd St-Grand Central
General Post Office

One of New York's architectural treasures, the 1913 McKim, Mead & White General Post Office (officially the James A. Farley Post Office), awaits transformation into the future Pennsylvania Station, to be named in honor of the former New York senator who championed the project, Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Location :
Midtown West
URL : http://www.usps.com/
Address : 421 8th Ave
Subway : A/C/E Line 34th St-Penn Station
Gracie Mansion

This mansion used to be a vila of rich people and it was bought by New York City to use it as a exhibition and then as the mayor's residence.

Location :
Upper East Side
URL : http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/gracie.html
Address : East End Ave (88th St)
Subway : 4/5/6 Line 86th St
Grand Cenral Terminal

The station had been a long distance train terminal for a long time and currently been also as commuter terminal. The station was build around 1860's and rebuilt in ealy 1900's. The reason why this will be the spot for sightseeing is because of its beautiful and traditional style of building. The building was designated as a historical building in 1978 and will be kept.

Location :
Midtown East
URL : http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/
Address : 101 East 42nd St (Park Ave)
Subway : S/4/5/6/7 Line 42nd St - Grand Central
Grant's Tomb (General Grant National Memorial)

The hero of the Civil War, General Grant's Tomb is in this area which was built in 1897 by donation of citizen. You can see the wall-picture in the exhibition room.

Location :
Morningside Heights
URL : http://www.nps.gov/gegr/
Address : W 122nd Street at Riverside Dr.
Subway : 1 Line 116th St - Columbia Univ
Ground Zero

The revival project has been operating by LMDC from the disaster, "911" which killed several thousands of people. The new building is planned to be 541 meters hight and will be called "Freedom Tower" which will be the world number one tallest building. PATH train from NJ will be running around the area.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.renewnyc.com/
Address : Chambers St, Rector St
Subway : E Line World Trade Center, N/R/W Line Cortlandt St
Haughwout Building

Nicknamed the Parthenon of Cast Iron, this five-story, Venetian palazzo-style structure was built in 1857 to house Eder Haughwout's china and glassware business. Each window is framed by Corinthian columns and rounded arches. Inside, the building once contained the world's first commercial passenger elevator, a steam-powered device invented by Elisha Graves Otis. Otis went on to found an elevator empire and made high-rises practical possibilities. / Haughwout Building, standing on the corner of Broadway and Broome Street, is one of the most beautiful building among the cast iron building in Soho. You can see the very fine sculptures on the wall of second street or above.

Location :
Soho
Address : 488-492 Broadway (at Broome St)
Subway : 6 Line Spring St, N/R/W Line Prince St
Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. The neighborhood provides transportation, hospital and warehouse infrastructure support to the Midtown Manhattan business district. Its gritty reputation had, until the early 1990s, depressed real estate prices relative to much of the rest of Manhattan.

Location :
Midtown West
Subway : A/C/E Line 42nd St-Port Authority, 1/2/3/7/S/N/Q/R/W Line 42nd St-Times Sq
The Hotel Chelsea

23rd Street bet Seventh & Eighth Avenues, the historical hotel built in 1882 and has been used by O. Henry, T. Williams, A.C.Clark and many other authors. You can see the names of those people in the panel on the wall.

Location :
Chelsea
URL : http://www.hotelchelsea.com/
Address : 222 W 23rd St (bet 7-8th Aves)
SubwayF1 Line 23rd St
Isaacs Hendricks House

In this old house built in the 18th century which will remain in the Bedford St., and this house is oldest house with an air of those days remains in a wall or a wainscot.

Location :
Greenwich Village
Address : 77 Bedford St
Subway : 1 Line Houston St
Lever House

According to the AIA Guide to New York City, this gorgeous 1952 skyscraper built for the Lever Brothers soap company is "where the glass curtain wall began." Gordon Bunshaft, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, designed a sheer, slim glass box that rests on the end of a one-story-thick shelf balanced on square chrome columns. The whole building seems to float above the street. Because the tower occupies only half the air space above the lower floors, its side wall reflects a shimmering image of its neighbors.

Location :
Midtown East
Address : 390 Park Ave., between E. 53rd and E. 54th Sts
Subway : 6 Line 51st St-Lexington Ave, E/V Line Lexington Ave-53rd St

Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center is the center of culture which has Avery Fisher Hall, New York State Theatre, Metoropolitan Opera House, Vivian Beaumont Theater, The Juilliard School and Alice Tully Hall. It is also well known as the site used in the movie, "West Side Story".

Location :
Upper West Side
URL : http://www.lincolncenter.org/
Address : Broadway bet 62nd & 65th St
Subway : 1 Line 66th St - Lincoln Center
The Little Red Lighthouse

The Little Red Lighthouse stands proudly beneath the George Washington Bridge on the New York shore. She reminds us that all things big or small have a significant place in our world. The children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Big Grey Bridge by Hildegarde Swift taught this lesson well. The Little Red served as a navigational aid before and after the bridge was built.

Location :
Washington Heights
Address : Fort Washington Ave
Subway : A Line 181st St
Madison Square Garden

7th Avenue at 31st and 33rd Street. If it's big, it probably happens at the Garden. Check out sporting evets, concerts and much more. The an hour tours are avairable. The arena has 20,000 audience capacity both NBA and NHL teams use the arena as a home studium.

Location :
Midtown West
URL : http://www.thegarden.com/
Address : 4 Penn-Plaza (bet. 33-34 Sts)
Subway : 1/2/3/A/C/E Line 34 St - Penn Station
MacDougal St.

The atmosphere of the 1960s is still strongly created here in the west in Washington Square. It is known that there are also many places the cafe for which the beat generations of the 1950s and the fork singers of the 1960s gathered well, literature, and connected with music.

Location :
Greenwich Village
Subway : 1 Line Houston St, C/E Line Spring St
Met Life Building

The Metlife Building, a.k.a. Pan Am Building was the largest commercial office building in the world when it opened on March 7, 1963. It is an important part of the Manhattan skyline and one of the fifty tallest buildings in the USA. It was designed by Emery Roth & Sons with the assistance of Walter Gropius and Pietro Belluschi, the Pan Am Building is an example of a Brutalist or International style skyscraper. It is purely commercial in design with large floors, simple massing, and an absence of luxurious detailing inside or out. Although disliked by architecture critics and many New Yorkers, it has been popular with tenants, not least because of its location next to Grand Central Terminal.

Location :
Midtown East
Address : 200 Park Ave
Subway : 4/5/6/7/S Line 42nd St-Grand Central
National Arts Club

The house where the formar New York State governor had lived in. The secret tunnel and iron door at the 1st floor shows his concern over the security.

Location :
Gramercy
URL : http://www.nationalartsclub.org/
Address : 15 Gramercy Park South
Subway : 6 Line 23rd St
New York Stock Exchange

So called that the dealing had started in 1792, the world biggest stock exchange. The Corinth pillars are the symbol of the building. It is the World's largest securities marketplace exhibit hall has panoramic displays which dramatize the Wall Street story, and a gallery overlooks the bustling exchange floor. Located at 20 Broad Street between Wall St. and Exchange Pl., the NYSE is open to visitors Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-4:30pm. Trading hours are from 9:30am-4:pm. Tickets are free and limited, so pick them up early in the day from the admission booth in front of 20 Broad St.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.nyse.com/
Address : 11 Wall St
Subway : J/M/Z Line Broad St, 2/3/4/5 Line Wall St
Penn Station

7th Avenue at 32st Street, The Penn Station (Pennsylvania Station), is located under Madison Square Garden. From the station, AmTrak, Subway, LIRR and NJ TRANSIT are avairable and it means the station is the biggest terminal for the commuters living in the suburban area of Manhattan Island.

Location :
Midtown West
Address : 4 Penn-Plaza (bet. 33-34 Sts)
Subway : 1/2/3/A/C/E Line 34th St - Penn Station
Port Authority Bus Terminal

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City. It is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.@The bus terminal is a large building located in Midtown, one block west from the Times Square neighborhood, between 8th and 9th Avenues and 40th and 42nd Street at 625 8th Avenue. The terminal serves as a terminus and departure point for both commuter bus routes (mainly operated by New Jersey Transit's bus operations division) as well as for intercity routes operated by bus companies such as Greyhound and Peter Pan.

Location :
Midtown West
URL : http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/bus/html/pa.html
Address : 625 8th Ave
Subway : A/C/E Line 42nd St-Port Authority
Queen of Greene Street

The regal grace of this 1873 cast-iron beauty is exemplified by its dormers, columns, window arches, projecting central bays, and Second Empire-style roof. The Queen received a face-lift in 2003. The "Queen of Greene Street" is well known as a representative of cast iron styled building which are typical building in Soho. The pillar and the wall are curved with very fine sculptured ornament.

Location : Soho
Address : 72-76 Greene St. (Bet Spring and Broome Sts)
Subway : C/E Line Spring St
Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center. It is known as the Showplace of the Nation, the Music Hall opened to the public on December 27, 1932, and now is home to The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, a New York Christmas tradition since 1933, and to the women's precision dance team known as The Rockettes. The Great Stage, measuring 66.5 feet (20 m) deep and 144 feet (44 m) wide, resembles a setting sun. Its system of elevators was so advanced that the U.S. Navy incorporated identical hydraulics in constructing World War II aircraft carriers. According to Radio City lore, during the war government agents guarded the basement to assure the Navy's technological advantage.

Location :
Midtown East
URL : http://www.radiocity.com/
Address : 1260 Ave of the Americas, (bet 50th and 51st sts)
Subway : B/D/F/V Line 47-50th Rockefeller Center
Restaurant Row

Restaurant Row is the popular nickname for a section of 46th Street in New York City, New York. Located in Midtown Manhattan between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, the name is derived from the numerous small restaurants that line the street. The street itself has a small neighborhood feel despite its proximity to Times Square and the Broadway theatres.

Location :
Midtown West
URL : http://www.restaurantrownyc.com/
Address : W 46th St bet 8th-9th Aves
Subway : A/C/E Line 42nd St-Port Authority
Rockefeller Center


The 88,000 squar meters wide with 19 buildings offers world biggest business and entertainment complex called "the city in the city". More than 65,00 people are working in this area. The visitors, on the other hand, can enjoy "Radio City Music Hall", "NBC Studios", "GE Building" and "Lower Plaza" in front of "Prometheus".
Today, Rockefeller Center is a fascinating combination of contradictions: at once futuristic and classical, with soaring buildings and underground tunnels, inspired by both hard-headed commercialism and philanthropic idealism. Below street level, the Center's buildings are linked by a pedestrian shopping concourse. This is an oasis of order in the heart of the busiest city in the world, a city within a city, functionally efficient and aesthetically elegant. In 1988, Rockefeller Center was declared a national historic landmark.

Location :
Midtown East
URL : http://www.rockefellercenter.com/
Address : 48-51th Sts (bet 5-6th Aves)
Subway : B/D/F/V Line 47-50 Rockefeller Centern
Seagram Building

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), a leading interpreter of International Style architecture, built this simple, boxlike bronze-and-glass tower in 1958. The austere facade belies its wit: I-beams, used to hold buildings up, are here attached to the surface, representing the idea of support. The Seagram's innovative ground-level plaza, extending out to the sidewalk, has since become a common element in urban skyscraper design. A 52nd Street entrance leads to one of New York's most venerated restaurants, the Four Seasons Grill and Pool Room. Even if you're not dining, peek in to see the Philip Johnson-designed dining room, a modernist masterpiece. Above the Grill Room's bar hangs a frighteningly sharp sculpture installation. COST: Free. OPEN: Tours Tues. at 3.

Location :
Midtown East
Address : 375 Park Ave, bet E 52nd and E 53rd Sts
Subway : 6 Line 51st St-Lexington Ave, E/V Line Lexington Ave-53rd St
Shubert Alley

One Shubert Alley, Broadway's exclusive gift shop, is located in Shubert Alley between 44th and 45th Streets and between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Literally in the center of the Broadway theatre district, the store occupies the space once allotted to three dressing rooms of the legendary Booth Theatre. Stars such as Blythe Danner, Walter Matthau, Henry Fonda, and even the Lunts prepared for their shows in this same space. One Shubert Alley is sandwiched between the Booth and Shubert Theatres and thus has had many famous neighbors: "A Chorus Line", "Sunday in the Park with George", "The Elephant Man", and currently "Gypsy", to name just a few. What makes One Shubert Alley a star in its own right, however, is that it was the first store ever to sell Broadway show merchandise outside of a Broadway theatre. Years ago, if you wanted an "Oklahoma" program you would have to buy a ticket and attend the show in order to obtain it.

Location :
Midtown Wesr
URL : http://broadwaynewyork.com/
Address : Bet. W44 & W45, west of Seventh Ave
Subway : 1/2/3/7/S/N/Q/R/W Line 42nd St-Times Sq
Sony Plaza

The building of Sony Plaza is the one of the New York's skyscraper which has 197.5 meters height. It provides the multimedia communication spaces by SONY corporation ; Sony Wonder Technology Lab provides the tours of a new museum that showcases Sony's technology, the Sony Store is of Sony's latest electronic toys, from the latest in personal audio technology to high definition TVs.

Location :
Midtown East
URL : http://www.sonystyle.com/tores.isml
Address : 550 Madison Avenu
Subway : N/R/W Line 59th St, E/V Line 5th Ave-53rd St, 4/5/6 Line 59th St
South Street Seaport

What used to be a bustling seaport in the 18th and 19th centuries, South Street Seaport now encompasses newly restored buildings which house a variety of restaurants, specialty food shops and boutiques. Also, nearby, the South Street Seaport Museum is located within the 12 square block Landmark Historic District that stretches from Fulton Street to the Brooklyn bridge.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.southstseaport.org/
Address : 207 Front St
Subway : 2/3/4/5/A/C/J/M/Z Line Fullton St-Broadway Nassau St
The Statue of Liberty

This grand lady has welcomed millions of foreigners coming to seek freedom and opportunity in America. She was an extravagant gift from France to a young new America. The trip to Liberty Island where lady liberty stands takes 15 minutes. Round trip fare is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $3 for children 3-17 years old, and free to children 3 and under. Ferries operate 7 days a week.

Location :
Liberty Island (Lower Manhattan)
URL : http://www.nps.gov/stli/
Subway : 1 Line South Ferry, then take Liberty Island Ferry
St. Luke's Place

Located on the 2 blocks northern Houston Street offers a typical Italian styled houses, often used in movies and in some houses, celebrities used to reside.

Location :
Greenwich Village
Subway : 1 Line Houston Street
St. Mark's Place

The street with a lot record shop of pank music, boutique, variety stores and cafe. Especially in 1970's, it had been honored among the pank musicians. Recently, it has been changed into rather modern styled.

Location :
East Village
Address : 8th Bet Ave. A and 3rd Ave.
Subway : 6 Line Astor Pl
Sutton Place

Sutton Place is the name given to an affluent street and surrounding enclave of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is located on the cusp of the Midtown and Upper East Side neighborhoods, along the East River. Sutton Place encompasses two public parks, one at 57th Street and another at 53rd Street. One Sutton Place South, with its triple-arch driveway, is a neo-Georgian style mansion that was designed by Rosario Candela. Other prominent residents of Sutton Place include architect I.M. Pei, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, and actress Sigourney Weaver. Former residents of Sutton Place include Bill Blass, Bobby Short, Irene Hayes, Elsie de Wolfe, Marilyn Monroe and her then husband Arthur Miller. The official residence of the United Nations Secretary-General is a four-story townhouse in Sutton Place. The townhouse was built for Anne Morgan, daughter of financier J.P. Morgan, in 1921, and donated as a gift to the United Nations in 1972.

Location :
Midtown East
Address : 1st Ave, bet 51th-59th Sts
Subway : N/R/W/4/5/6 Line Lexington Ave-59th St
Theodore Roosevelt House

This site was the home of Theodore Roosevelt for the first fourteen years of his life. The building on the site is a 1923 reconstruction of the house in which Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm. There are tours on the hour until 4:00pm. Admission is $2. Located at 28 East 20th Street between Park Ave. and Broadway. Take the N, R, or 6 trains to 23rd Street.

Location :
Gramercy
URL : http://www.nps.gov/thrb/
Address : 28 E 20th St
Subway : 6 Line 23rd St
Times Square

From 42nd St. to 47th St., Between Broadway & 7th Ave. The triangle zone where visitors, business people and street performars get together and always crowded with those people, that is the Times Square. Here we have broadway theatres, cinema theatres. restaurants, hotels and shops, that is to say, everything makes us excited are here. The name "Times Square" is originated when New York Times moved there office here and after they left this place, this name has been never been changed.

Location :
Midtown West
URL : http://www.timessquare.com/
Subway : N/Q/R/W/S/1/2/3/7 Line 42nd St - Times Sq.
TKTS and Theater District

New York City's Theater District is contained within a thin strip of Manhattan, from 53rd to 42nd streets, between 6th and 8th Aves, called the Great White Way. There are approximately 36 theaters crammed into this small area of the city, most of which host world famous productions nightly.

TKTS is the discount ticket center especially for the same-day, located on 47th Street/Broadway and 7th Avenue.

Location :
Midtown West
URL : http://www.tdf.org/tkts
Subway : N/R/S/1/2/3/7 Line 42nd St - Times Sq
Toys "R" Us Times Square

The new centerpiece of Times Square is this 110,000 square-foot, multilevel flagship store. The destination for thrill seekers, make-believe princesses and Jurassic fans of all ages, the store boasts a working 60-ft. ferris wheel, a two-story Barbie doll house, and a five-ton, 20 ft. high, 34-ft. long animatronic T-Rex dinosaur.

Location :
Midtown West
Address : 1514 Broadway
URL : http://www2.toysrus.com/
Subway : 1/2/3/7/S/N/Q/R/W Line 42nd St-Times Sq
Trump Tower

725 5th Ave. bet 56th and 57th Street. The gorgeous multi purpose building which has shipping mall, luxurious apartment. The atrium is inside of the golden entrance and @waterfall is running on the marble wall. You can enjoy this gorgeous atmosphere.

Location :
Midtown East
URL : http://www.trumpintl.com/
Address : 725 5th Ave (bet.56-57th Sts)
Subway : E/V Line 5th Ave - 53rd St
Tudor City

Tudor City is an apartment complex located on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is borded by E 40th Street to the South, First Avenue to the East, Second Avenue to the West and E 43rd Street to the North. The natural topography of the area is such that east-west streets slope downward from Second Avenue to First Avenue. As a result, Tudor City is at a different elevation at First Avenue and is accessible to vehicular traffic only via Second Avenue. A viaduct connects the two halves of Tudor City bisected by 42nd Street, with staircases providing pedestrian access between 42nd Street and the complex. A separate staircase known as the Sharansky Steps connects Tudor City with Ralph Bunche Park and First Avenue. The area was once home to tenements and slums and bordered a power plant and slaughterhouses along First Avenue on the East River.

Location :
Midtown East
Address : 1st Ave, bet 40th-43rd Sts
Subway : 4/5/6/7/S Line 42nd St-Grand Central
United Nations

Located on the banks of the scenic East River, this international zone is the only section of land in Manhattan that is not part of the United States. The 181 flags in front represent each of the member countries' commitment to working together for peaceful means of conflict resolution. Guided tours operate daily; English tours leave about every 15 minutes, from 9:15am to 4:45pm. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, $5.00 for students, and $4.00 for kids ages 5-14. Children under 5 years old are not permitted on tour. For tours in other languages, call (212) 963-7539 on the morning you want to visit to find out the schedule, or reserve a foriegn language tour with a large group. Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more. First Ave at 46th Street.

Location :
Midtown East
URL : http://www.un.org/
Address : 1st Ave (bet 42 and 46th Sts)
Subway : S/4/5/6/7 Line 42nd St - Grand Central
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The New York State Vietnam Memorial was created by legislation in 1981 and dedicated in 1984 as a "living memorial" that commemorates the military service of New York State residents in Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia between 1961 and 1975. It is especially dedicated to those who lost their lives or were declared missing as a result of hostile action. The Memorial features a state honor roll, an exhibition gallery, a memorial courtyard and a resource center. The entire Memorial represents a unique concept and is the first such state effort in the nation. Through changing exhibits, educational programs, special events and interaction with other agencies and veterans' organizations, the Memorial seeks to foster increased public understanding and discussion of the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/visiting/cultural/tours/memorials/vietnam.html
Subway : 2/3 Line Wall St, R/W Line Whitehall St
Wall Street

The Name of "World Famous Financial Center of the United States" was originated from the "WALL" which was built by the Dutch settler against British attack in early 17th century. They built the wall with woods from Hudson river to East river. Recently, called the center of the finance because it has Federal Reserve Bank, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The area including Wall Street is called as Financial District.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
Subway : 2/3/4/5 Line Wall St, J/M/Z Line Broad St, R/W Line Rector St
Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, with 60th floor, 241 meters high building. The top of the building is pyramid formed with gothic styled and had been a highest building until 1930, when the Chrysler Building was built. This famous skyscraper was commissioned by Frank W. Woolworth, the owner of the five and dime chain. Built by Cass Gilbert between 1911 and 1913, the building was nick-named early the "Cathedral of Commerce." 233 Broadway at Barclay St.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
Address : 233 Broadway
Subway : 2/3 Line Park Pl, 4/5/6/N/R/W/J/M/Z Line City Hall
World Financial Center

The complex combined with 4 tall building just western Ground Zero, where as 45ha wide and characteristic as "geometrical design". In the middle of the center, 36 meters high glass dome atrium which has a floor with marble stone and with 16 coconut trees.

Location :
Lower Manhattan
URL : http://www.worldfinancialcenter.com/
Address : 200 Vesey St
Subway : 1 Line Rector St, 2/3 Line Wall St, A/C Line Fulton St, E Line World Trade Center, N/R/W Line Cortlandt St

 The Bronx

Riverdale

On the banks of the Hudson River, Riverdale is one of New York's most beautiful residential communities. Winding, tree-lined roads lead to grand homes and estates, some of which occasionally host concerts by the Bronx Arts Ensemble. The Riverdale Historic District, designated in 1990, lies along the Hudson River from 252nd to 254th Streets between Independence Avenue and Riverdale Park. The community's crown jewel is Wave Hill, a natural preserve with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and special events year-round. While you're in the area, don't miss the Judaica Museum at the Hebrew Home for the Aged, the Van Cortlandt House Museum and the landmark structures of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. When it's time to eat, Japanese, Thai, Italian and kosher are just some of the options.

Location : The Bronx
Subway : 1 Line 231st St to MTA Bus (BX7, BX10, BX20, BX9)
City Island

The City Island is the small island located north-east bronx, just neighboring Pelham Bay Park where can be reached within 1 hour via subway from Manhattan. It is the closest resort area for New Yokers avairable for yaht, marina (boating) and antique shops.

Location : The Bronx
URL :
http://www.cityisland.com/
Subway : 6 Line Pelham Bay Park
New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden is the one of the premiere botanical gardens in the United States, located at E.200th St & Kazimiroff Blvd, which spans some 240 acres (1 km2) in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City. The Garden was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of an estate ("Belmont") formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard, after a fund-raising campaign that was spurred by Columbia University botanist Nathaniel Lord Britton, who was inspired to emulate the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, near London. With 48 different gardens and plant collections, many named for famous figures or wealthy benefactors, sightseers could easily spend a day admiring the serene cascade waterfall, wetlands and a 50 acre (200,000 m2) tract of never-harvested oaks, American beeches, cherry, birch, tulip and white ash trees - some more than two centuries old.

Location : The Bronx
Address : E 200th St & Kazimiroff Blvd
URL :
http://www.nybg.org/
Subway : B/D/4 Bedford Park Blvd
Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is a world-famous zoo in The Bronx, New York, which opened on November 8, 1899, with 22 exhibits and 843 animals and with the goal to "advance the study of zoology, protect wildlife, and educate the public." It was one of the first zoos to move animals from cages to more naturalistic environments which would mix species and attempt to replicate the region the species arrived from. It is especially known for its 'Wild Asia' tramway, where spectators can witness Asian animals up front (in a monorail), and Jungleworld, an exhibit on plants and animals from tropical rain forests. The zoo also boasts the Congo Gorilla Forest, which is the largest man-made rainforest in the world at 6.5 acres, and focuses on conservation; your entry fee goes right back out to help save the species within the exhibit.

Location : The Bronx
Address : 185th St & Southern Blvd, Bronx
URL :
http://www.bronxzoo.com/
Subway : 2/5 Line E Tremont Ave - W Farm Sq
Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium was built in 1923, Yankee Stadium is the home of the New York Yankees, with capacity to seat more than 57,000 eager fans. Some of baseball's greatest players have called the stadium home, including no less than Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. In fact, the team is the most successful franchise in sports history, and that tradition continues today. Recently, Hideki Matsui joined this great team and a lot of funs have been visited this stadium. In 2006, the building of the new stadium has just begun.

Location : The Bronx
Address : 1 E 161st and River Ave, Bronx
URL :
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/nyy/ballpark/index.jsp
Subway : B/D/4 Line 161 Street-Yankee Stadium/River Avenue

 Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights is a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, which is surrounded on the east by Court St and Cadman Plaza, on the west by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, on the south by Atlantic Avenue, and on the north by the Brooklyn Bridge. It adjoins the Downtown, Cobble Hill and DUMBO sections. It is the part of Brooklyn closest to Downtown Manhattan, directly across the East River, and easily accessible via the Brooklyn Bridge and multiple subway lines.

Location : Brooklyn
URL :
http://www.brooklynheights-ny.com/
Subway : 2/3 Line Clark St, A/C Line High St
Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill is bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Smith Street on the east and Degraw Street to the south, Cobble Hill sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights with Carroll Gardens to the south. The area was historically Italian and is centered around two main roads - Court and Smith Street. Family-run shops are Cobble Hill's biggest attraction; Italian meat markets and old time barber shops mixing with trendy new restaurants. Smith Street is known as Brooklyn's "Restaurant Row" due to the large number of eateries and watering holes that opened on the street during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Location : Brooklyn
URL :
http://www.southbrooklyn.net/c_hill.html
Subway : F/G Line Bergen St
Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill is a small neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn, New York. It is bordered on the east by Bedford-Stuyvesant, on the west by Fort Greene, on the north by Wallabout and on the south by Atlantic Avenue or Fulton Street. By the 1840s, Clinton Hill had become a fashionable neighborhood for the wealthy of Brooklyn, who could commute to Manhattan by way of stagecoach to the Fulton Ferry in nearby Brooklyn Heights. By the 1880s and '90s, Clinton Avenue was lined with mansions of millionaires, many of which have survived to the present day. The most prominent of these are linked to Charles Pratt, who built a mansion for himself and one each for three of his four sons. These four mansions can be seen on Clinton Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby. The Pratt Institute of Art, founded by Charles Pratt in 1887, is located a few blocks from his former home.

Location : Brooklyn
URL :
http://www.clintonhill.org/
Subway : G/A/C Line Clinton-Washington Aves
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden located next to Prospect Park near Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1910, the 52 acre (210,000 m2) garden includes a cherry tree esplanade, a one acre (4,000 m2) rose garden, a Japanese hill and pond garden, a fragrance garden for the blind, a water lily pond esplanade, several conservatories, a rock garden, a native flora garden, a bonsai tree collection, and children's gardens and discovery exhibits.

Location : Brooklyn
Address : 1000 Wahington Ave., Brooklyn
URL :
http://www.bbg.org/
Subway : 2/3/4 Line Eastern Parkway
Coney Island

Coney Island, its name is originated from the cony, had been changed its shape into the peninsula of the Long Island. Now, it is located on the southern edge of Brooklyn, and it had been developed as a resort island for the New York City residents. The development started from the 19th century and a lot of villas of the Manhattan wealthy people had been built. The boardwalk with 5km-long along the beach is famous. Also the New York Aquarium is in this island. In the aquarium, more than 300 kinds, 10,000 marine resources are fed here.

Location : Brooklyn
URL :
http://www.coneyisland.com/
Subway : D/N/Q Line Coney Island - Still Well Ave
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay and with the larger lower bay. The bridge is named for Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano, the first known European navigator to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River. It has a center span of 1298 meters and was the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion in 1964 (it is now the seventh longest). The bridge furnishes a critical link in the local and regional highway system. It is widely known today as the starting point of the New York City Marathon. Among local residents it is often referred to as the "Verrazano Bridge" or simply "the Verrazano".

Location : Brooklyn - Staten Island
URL :
http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/bandt/html/veraz.htm
Subway : R Line Bay Ridge-95th St

 Queens

Queens Botanical Garden

The Queens Botanical Garden, located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, was built as public park and the part of the 1939 New York World's Fair, which consists of 39 acres (158,000 m2) of rose, bee, herb, and perennial gardens.

Location : Queens
Address : 43-50 Main Street Flushing
URL :
http://www.queensbotanical.org/
Subway : 7 Line Main St-Flushing
Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium is the home ground of New York Mets, which name was originated from "Metropolitan". The team was established in 1962 and the team color is from their origin, Brooklyn Dodgers (Blue) and New York Giants (Orange), both moved to California). The stadium is located close to LaGuardia Airport.

Location : Queens
Address : 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue Flushing
URL :
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/nym/ballpark/index.jsp
Subway : 7 Line Willets Point-Shea Stadium
Queens Zoo

The Queens Zoo is a 5 acre (=20,000 m2) wide zoo located in Queens, New York City which opened up in 1968 as the Flushing Meadows zoo because it has been located in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. The zoo is featuring mostly to the animals native to North America.

Location : Queens
Address : 53-51 111th Street, Flushing
URL :
http://www.queenszoo.com/
Subway : 7 111th Street

 Staten Island

Fort Wadsworth

Underneath the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge lies one of the oldest military sites in the United States - Fort Wadswoth. Strategically located at the entrance to New York Harbor, Fort Wadsworth, guarded New York City for almost 200 years. Now inactive and managed by the National Park Service as part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Wadsworth was one of the most important military bases in the country for much of our nationfs history. In 1995, the last military tenant, the navy, departed and officially turned Fort Wadsworth over to the Department of the Interior. In 1997, Fort Wadsworth opened to the public as part of Gateway National Recreation Area. (*Quoted from StatenIsland USA.com)

Location : Staten Island
Address : East end of Bay Street
URL :
http://statenislandusa.com/pages/ft_wadsworth.html
Bus : S51, S81
Staten Island Borough Hall

The Staten Island Borough Hall is located on Stuyvesant Street and Borough Place. It houses the Borough President's Office, offices of the Departments of Buildings and Transportation and other civic offices. A designated New York City Landmark., the building was completed in 1906 as the Borough Hall and continues in its original use. When Staten Island was consolidated as part of New York City in 1898, St. George was selected as Staten Islandfs new civic center, replacing Richmond Town, the former seat of the Richmond County government. This French Renaissance style brick building is three stories high with a massive two-story mansard roof. There is lavish limestone trim, including a stone base, stone center entrance, window enframements and Doric columns separating the windows. The high clock tower in the center can be seen from the harbor and throughout St. George. The plan consists of a center section and two pavilions. The front facade faces Richmond Terrace and the rear facade which overlooks the harbor. (*Quoted from StatenIsland USA.com)

Location : Staten Island
Address : 10 Richmond Terrace
URL :
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/resources/si_boroughhall.shtml
Bus : Walkable from Ferry terminal
Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry operated by the New York City Department of Transportation between Whitehall Street at the southernmost tip of Manhattan near Battery Park (South Ferry) and St. George Ferry Terminal on Richmond Terrace in Staten Island near Richmond County Borough Hall and Richmond County Supreme Court. (*Quoted from wikipedia.com)

Location : Staten Island
Address : 1 Richmond Terrace
URL :
http://www.siferry.com/
Subway : 1 Line South Ferry (from Manhattan)
Staten Island Zoo

The Staten Island Zoo is New York Cityfs biggest little zoo, an oasis of nature and wildlife in Staten Islandfs suburban landscape. The Staten Island Zoo features an internationally acclaimed reptile collection with one of the most extensive collections of North American rattlesnakes, and an African Savannah Exhibit that features a number of exotic animals that are native to the vast grasslands of central and southern Africa, such as leopards, mandrills, lizards, and antelope. The Zoo also features a South American tropical forest, an aquarium, and a New England farm themed Childrenfs Center complete with farm animals. The Staten Island Zoo also offers a number of educational programs, including zoo tours, in-school presentation and teacher education workshops. (*Quoted from StatenIsland USA.com )

Location : Staten Island
Address : 614 Broadway
URL :
http://www.statenislandzoo.org/
Bus : S48 Broadway-Forest Ave
Historic Richmond Town

Site of the original seat of the Richmond County Government, Historic Richmond Town is New York Cityfs living history and museum village. First established as a crossroads settlement among the scattered farms of Staten Island, Richmond Town was once the center for business and government on Staten Island. In the 1700s, Richmond Town became the government center of Richmond County and thereafter quickly became a bustling neighborhood and meeting place for people who came to town to appear at court, attend church or school, or stop in a tavern. But by the end of the 1800s, growth at Richmond Town slowed, particularly when court was not in session. In 1898, Staten Island became a borough of New York City, and many county functions were taken over by the new City government. A new government center was built at St. George, the island's closest point to Manhattan, diminishing Richmond Towns importance. Richmond Town continued as a residential neighborhood, but the loss of the county seat, coupled with the rise of neighborhoods such as Port Richmond and Tompkinsville, led to the gradual decline of Richmond Town as an important commercial and civic center on Staten Island. (*Quoted from StatenIsland USA.com )

Location : Staten Island
Address : 441 Clarke Avenue
URL :
http://www.historicrichmondtown.org/
Bus : S74 Richmond Rd-St Patrick's Pl
Conference House

On the southern most tip of Staten Island lies Conference House Park, site of a 1776 peace conference between representatives of the Continental Congress and the Commander of British Forces during the Revolutionary War. Captain Christopher Billopp of the British Royal Navy settled on this site in 1675. Legend has it that when New York and New Jersey competed for ownership of Staten Island, Captain Billopp secured Staten Island for New York by circumnavigating the Island in one day. As the revolutionary war broke out, Captain Billopfs son, Colonel Christopher Billopp, a Loyalist, defended England's government of America. Staten Island housed many English troops, and some had even set up tents on Colonel Billopfs property, surrounding the manor house. Admiral Lord Howe, King Georgefs Peace Commissioner, invited American delegates to a Peace Conference to be held at the Billopp Manor House on Staten Island on September 11, 1776. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge attended as American delegates.

However, the Manor House in Conference House Park be the site of the last conference between the British Government and the American Colonies. When the colonies declared their independence, the insurgent State of New York confiscated the property of pro-British colonists. Colonel Billopp, the ardently pro-British owner of the House, fled to Nova Scotia where he and his family were given property by the King of England in recognition of his loyalty to the Crown. For the next 150 years, the House would pass from one private owner to the next and remain in obscurity. One of the owners turned it into an inn, others made structural alterations.

In 1929, the newly formed Conference House Association was granted control of the property, thereby saving the Manor House from destruction. Since taking control of the Manor House and surrounding property, the Conference House Association has restored and maintained the Manor House for visitors to enjoy. Today, the Conference House is now part of a public waterfront park that overlooks Raritan Bay and the New Jersey coast. First built in 1680, it is the only pre-Revolutionary manor house still surviving in New York City and is both a New York City and National Landmark. (*Quoted from StatenIsland USA.com )

Location : Staten Island
Address : 7455 Hylan Boulevard
URL :
http://www.theconferencehouse.org/
Bus : S59, S78, x22

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