30 Things to do in New York
to do in New York?
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York Botanical Gardens
fantastic way to spend a few hours. Am I still in New York(?). Love
this space. The New York Botanical Garden is one of America's foremost
public gardens. It spans 250 acres and includes 48 different gardens
and plant collections. The New York Botanical Garden includes the
Bronx River and cascading waterfall, 50 acres of historic forest
and the largest Victorian glasshouse in America.
Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden has wonderful collections of daylilies,
flowering trees, and conifers. The Everett Children's Adventure
Garden is equally popular with families as it contains 40 hands-on
activities for children.
The New York Botanical Gardens has its own metro - 20 minutes to
North at Grand Central Terminal - The Garden's Cafe is nice. Admission
is free on Wednesday which is even better.
27 Coney Island
Some say Coney
Island is just a playground and we are all invited. See the Cyclones
play, visit the aquarium, beach, walk the boardwalk, see a concert.
All this is just a subway ride away. You won't get bored.
York Aquarium on Coney Island
New York Aquarium
star's include walruses, penguins, seals, sharks, sea otters, seahorses
and much more. Not content with looking good the marine mammals
love to demonstrate their swimming, jumping and all round athletic
abilities. More than this there are also hands-on exhibits and up-close
At the "Explore
the Shore", you can let a 400-gallon wave “crash”
over you and engage in a hands-on experience with the creatures
of the sea.
More New York
Aquarium with a New
28 (58) Go
Sailing in a Tall Ship!
Ship sailing New York
for an experience you will remember forever. Nothing will prepare
you for the amazing sensation of being on the Clipper City…158’
long, with masts rising 120’ off the deck. Enjoy stunning
close up views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and
the Manhattan skyline. The traditionally rigged Clipper City is
a steel replica of the Clipper ships that dominated the coastal
trade in the US during the 1800’s. Clipper City boasts a full
cash bar. This is a way to enjoy the New York sights from different
prospective - the photographic opportunities are awesome.
29 (53) Federal
Reserve Bank of New York
is the money of course. Show me the money somebody will probably
ask and they will, you just can’t take it away, no freebies
etc. I am sure the guides love hearing the same gags over and over
If you like
yellow bricks and the idea of mountains of cash you will enjoy the
tour. The lowlight is the Fed's gold vault, which is located underground
80 feet below street level, in the bedrock of NYC.
The gold vault
holds 900 tons of gold which almost enough to keep the financial
system afloat. You can see and touch the gold if you have small
enough fingers but, sorry, the gold stays where it is.
touch is it is free to do if you book well in advance and can get
pass the security.
30 (98) The
Turners are just part of Henry Frick's collection. Paintings by
the greatest European artists, one of the finest groups of small
bronzes in the world, superb eighteenth-century French furniture
and beautiful Oriental rugs all set in Henry Frick's (1849 - 1919)
impressive mansion. Venture outside inside to the indoor garden
court and allow yourself a moment for reflection by the ornate fountain
or gaze through the beautiful glass ceiling. A visit to see The
Frick Collection is a relatively relaxed way to see and appreciate
world class art.
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