15 Things to do in New York
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11 (52) Ground
Zero – World Trade Center Site
You can explore
the history of the World Trade Center and glimpse its future development.
The World's largest financial center and office complex came to
symbolize the wealth and power of the world's financial capital
that fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack on 9/11/2001.
Center was created from the vision of, and financed by, the powerful
Rockefeller family. At Ground Zero you can learn about the origins
of the World Trade Center and its history before the tragic events
of 9/11. Out of this horrendous event came uplifting stories of
heroes such as Rick Rescorla, Willie Rodriguez, and Pat Tillman.
Learn about the lives that they led before 9/11. Learn of the future
plans for the World Trade Center site and how it will memorialize
the sacrifice of these heroes.
If you can
you should also visit the WTC Tribute Center.
(9) Times Square
Square, Neon Square, or Peoples Square might be more appropriate
name but Times Square, in the heart of the Theatre District, is
world famous so why change a successful brand. Besides, the New
York Times would not forgive us.
"must see" Times Square is a unique happening kind of
place except,...not much really happens. The towering, animated
neon signs that light up and flash are a must see but once seen
you soon start to see you are in trap - a tourist trap. You can
take great pictures of policeman, people and see the city light
show. Times Square screams New York New York! except it’s
full of visitors so the locals struggle to make it in.
is apt as it is hard to escape through the crowds. If there was
no have-to to it then you probably wouldn't. Maybe that is unfair.
There are big buildings with big stores to visit, lots of pretty
quick food outlets, noise, NYPD, and of course those Neon lights.
Bus Tour of
New York including Times Square
onboard and see New York
point to see New York particularly if you don't have much time.
From Times Square to the Statue of Liberty, from the Empire State
Building to Harlem, enjoy exciting attractions with unlimited hop-on
and hop-off opportunities. Create your own way to see New York.
Valid for 48 hours your ticket includes the Uptown Loop, the Downtown
Loop, the Brooklyn Loop (trolley), and the spectacular Night Tour
(not hop-on and hop- off)!
You would be
hop-in mad not to hop on a Deluxe
Double Decker Bus. (See Bus Tour Packages).
13 (56) Wall
shuffles from Broadway to South Street on the East River in lower
Manhattan. Wall Street is the main artery of the financial heart
of New York and home to the New York Stock Exchange [No. 11] and
was Dutch and liked to be known as New Amsterdam, a 2,340 foot fortified
wall was erected from the East River to the Hudson River. The wall
was intended to keep the British out. Today the wall is sadly gone
and the British are in, in that is up to their necks in financial
Tour - Hamilton's Financial Tour
New York sights such as Battery Park, Bowling Green, Fraunces Tavern,
Wall Street, and the World Trade Center site, among many others.
This ambitious walk explores New York City from its founding as
a Dutch settlement to its rise as the world’s financial capital.
The story comes
is told through the eyes of Alexander Hamilton, whose rise from
a penniless young immigrant to become our nation's first Secretary
of the Treasury epitomizes the immigrant spirit that defines New
York Pass grants you free admission to the Hamilton Financial
District Tour among many others. Maybe you'll discover were all
the money went :)
(11) St. Patrick's Cathedral
Patricks - a stunner of a building
Beautiful. It is just a beautiful building both inside and out.
Though Saint Patrick's was built in Gothic style, its design is
original and distinct. St Pats full name is the Cathedral of Saint
Patrick. You will find it located on Fifth Avenue between 50th and
51st Streets in New York City. The Cathedral is the largest gothic-style
Catholic Cathedral in the United States.
don't need to be Catholic to appreciate Saint Pats but you might
become one if you spend too much time there. It is a truly peaceful
place. A place of immense beauty in both its design and feel. Visit
during day light to fully appreciate the architecture and stained
(10) Greenwich Village (The Village)
Village is loved and famed by TV series such as Sex in the City.
Beautiful tree lined streets, elegant houses, outdoor sidewalk cafés
and restaurants doesn't fully explain Greenwich Village's magnetism.
The Village's major appeal is more personal. If you have an interest
in people you should enjoy spending time here. The cafes, restaurants
and bars have made Greenwich Village a major contributor to Manhattan's
social scene. At the heart of this is New York University and Washington
Square Park with its Memorial Arch, street art, buskers and people
watchers. The nearby Meatpacking District continues the theme but
with its own brand of cafes, restaurants and nightlife.
Edgar Allan Poe to Simon and Garfunkel, discover where American
literature, painting, cinema, and modern music all started. This
stroll through the winding, twisted streets of Greenwich Village
takes you from the Washington Square Arch to the folk music clubs
of Bleecker Street. Named after the father of American Poetry, this
tour will discover the origins of the neighborhood that became the
incubator for the art movements in this nation from American Theater
to folk rock and stand-up comedy.
on Uncle Sam's Edgar Allan Poe Greenwich
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