New York

New York
Culture and Life Abound in the City that Never Sleeps

“New York, New York, I want to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleeps.” Frank Sinatra’s famous lyrics ring true for anyone who has arrived at the shores of New York City, welcomed by the great Statue of Liberty. Home to some of the most recognizable locations in pop culture and history, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Big Apple has awed stars and tourists alike. Delight in unique experiences that make the empire state of the world.

Known for commotion of public transportation, pedestrian traffic, and exciting activities, the city remains steadfast in its reputation as America’s melting pot. Explore the various cultures that make up New York City at one of the city’s free museums, including the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture and the New York Public Library for Performing Arts. Experience a vast selection of dining options, as well as New York’s celebrated thin curst pizza. Visit Lombardi’s Pizza, the first pizzeria in the United States.

New York’s Lower West Side is a fascinating mix of historic neighborhoods and vibrant emerging districts. At the Upper West Side, find fine dining and satiate intellectual and artistic interests at Columbia University and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Purchase luxury items at Brookfield Place, a shopping and dining complex featuring brands such as Burberry, Gucci, and Tory Burch. The food offerings highlight some of the most authentic dining experiences available in the city, including Le District, a food hall serving exquisite French-style cuisine.

Seafarers and leisurely cruisers enjoy touring South Street Seaport, the historic district that contains some of Manhattan’s oldest buildings, an ode to the city’s seafaring past. Visit the museum, new restaurants, live music, and pop-up shops.

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9/11 Memorial
The destruction of the two towers that comprised the World Trade Center left New York City barren and bereft. Visit the moving museum, with exhibitions chronicling the before, during, and after, and poetic outdoor memorial, where two flowing pools echo the footprints of the Twin Towers.
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High Line
Friends of the High Line transformed a historical rail into a green, linear park, stretching from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street. Accessible by staircases along the path, the High Line is open from sunrise to Sunset, offering a wonderland of native grasses and wildflowers and aerial views of the river and city.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Founded in 1870 by a group of American businessmen and artists, the Metropolitan Museum is the most visited museum in New York. Chronicling 5,000 years of art from around the world, exhibits include pieces from Egyptian, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Americas, and the Renaissance, Impressionist, and Modernist periods.
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Times Square
One of the most popular attractions of the Big Apple, Times Square stretches from West 42nd to West 47th. Bright billboards, neon lights, entertainment, and shops dazzle 50 million tourists every year. On December 31st, millions gather to celebrate as the New Years Eve Ball descends upon Times Square.
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Broadway Theatre District
Home to 40 professional theaters seating 500 people, the theatre district in New York boasts the best productions in the world. Get tickets to Phantom of the Opera or Chicago, the longest running musicals on Broadway. It is often possible to get autographs and photos with your favorite actors at the stage door after the show.
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Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004
212-968-1776
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L’Appart
255 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281
212-981-8577
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Txikito
332 W. 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
212-242-4730
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Cookshop
156 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
212-924-4440
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By Chloe
185 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012
212-290-8000
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Candle 79
154 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075
212-537-7179
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Lombardi’s Pizza
32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
212-941-7994
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Shakespeare in the Park
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Nearest Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Coordinates
40.7128, 74.0060
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