60 Things to do in New York
to do in New York?
New York's Top 100 - Don't lose us
56 (46)- 5th
So many stores
and not enough time even if you had enough money. Consumer choice
on a huge scale, shopping heaven and the spiritual home of the charge
card. GAP-store, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Rockefeller Center, Neiman
Marcus department store, Pepe Jeans’s store, a big Armani
Exchange, Trump Tower, Tiffany Co - just makes you want to go broke
and create your own credit crisis.
on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue
trolley ride away from 5th avenue is the legendary Bloomingdales’s
flagship store at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, you’ll
know why New Yorkers say “It’s Like No Other Store in
the World”. Experience the renowned service, unique selection,
and exclusive fashions which have made “Bloomie’s”
an international institution. Take home your purchases in a famous
Big Brown Bag – a souvenir in itself!
York Pass will save you money at Bloomie's (See New
York Shopping under New York Attractions)
57 (112) Staten
Island Botanical Garden
The Staten Island Botanical Garden contains more than 20 delightful
gardens including first authentic Ming era Chinese Scholar's Garden.
One of the highlights, the Connie Gretz's Secret Garden, is delightfully
reached by crossing a drawbridge spanning a moat, walking through
a three-story castle, and navigating a formal maze. The Heritage
Rose Garden is international in its displays includes roses form
all corners of the globe. The White Garden is fashioned after Sissinghurst.
There are also butterfly, pond, herb, shade, and sensory gardens,
a French allee and potage, barn and farm, and glasshouse with perennial
58 (118) Flatiron
do you do with a triangular space - build a large flat iron skyscraper
Building is the people's landmark and so loved by New Yorkers they
named the whole district after it. Built in 1902 to fill a challenging
space the Flatiron Building is considered the oldest skyscraper
in New York. At the time of construction it was also the tallest
building in the world.
the Flatiron Building was seemingly built to aid giving and receiving
of directions. The Flaitiron is a mix of Gothic and Renaissance
architectural styles and should be viewed close up to appreciate
some of the finer detail that went into its construction.
consists of a number of historic piers on the on the West Side of
Manhattan close to Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District.
The RMS Lusitania once paid a visit to the Chelsea Piers but despite
the best of intentions, the Titanic couldn't make it.
You can spend you hard earned at Chelsea Piers by bowling, swimming
and working out or you can take in the fresh air and a view of the
Hudson River for nothing.
Morgan Library and Museum
Pierpont Morgan's ambition in life was to create a collection of
rare books and drawing to rival and surpass those housed in Europe.
At the Morgan you can inspect Gutenburg Bibles, read up on your
Shakespeare from his first folio, rediscover Paradise Lost - the
only signed copy and fill your soul with the handwritten works of
Mozart, Schubert and Brahms.
But this is
not all. Morgan's study was once described as "the most beautiful
room in America". A debatable point as a visit to the "East
Room" reveals a 16th century Flemish tapestry and mural lined
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