Only in New York! Just got back from New York and it was unforgettable. On this list I am going to start with some basic items but stay around to the end and you may hear secrets spots that are off the average “tourist trail.”
Central Park: Crazy awesome playgrounds, amazing ponds full of ducks and 843 acres. A must see for a great view of the Manhattan Skyline.
Time Square: Bright Lights, lots of ads, great gift shops, and of course the red stairs when during New Years the ball drops. I have lived in Vegas and it definitely reminded me of the Strip only more toned down.
Grand Central Station. You always see it on the movies but until you see it in real life you can’t even imagine how large it is and how full of life.
African Burial Ground: One of Lower Manhattan’s most fascinating, and controversial, stories of recent years circulates around the new African Burial Ground National Monument site. It began when a construction project in 1991 uncovered a burial ground of slaves – more than 400 caskets were found – from an age when New York had more slaves than any American city outside Charleston, South Carolina. Outside you can see part of the site now enveloped by buildings, and the compact visitors center does a masterful job at retelling African-American history in the city. Address in the description box. 290 Broadway between Duane & Elk Sts, Lower Manhattan.
Chelsea galleries: New York’s most concentrated area for a gallery crawl is in Chelsea, mostly in the 20s streets between 10th and 11th Avenues. All galleries are free entry, with no pressure to buy.
The New York Public Library is New York’s most famous library. . It’s fronted by marble lions named ‘Patience’ and ‘Fortitude,’ and is a jaw-dropper to walk through – particularly the reading room fit for 500 patrons poring over tomes under the library’s original Carrère and Hastings lamps. I sat here for an hour just writing in my journal and pondering the grandeur of the place. There are exhibits too, including a copy of the original Declaration of Independence, a Gutenberg Bible, plus 431,000 old maps.
Try to win free tickets to a show. We won tickets to The View and were able to see a live broadcasting of the show. You can try your luck (along with everyone else in New York) to win free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park via the digital lottery also.
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