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Sightseeing in New York City

manhattan.gif (17464 bytes) New York City consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island. The most important sights are found in Manhattan. We will divide all these sights in Manhattan according to their geographic locations: downtown, mid-town and uptown. When you visit these sights, try to following their geographic locations, which will save you a lot of time.


Downtown Manhattan

CHINATOWN STATUE OF LIBERTY
gateori.jpg (40000 bytes)New York City’s Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in the United States - and the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere - is located on the lower east side of Manhattan. With a population estimated between 70,000 and 150,000. Thousands of tourists visit Chinatown each day. It is  the center of politics, economics, and culture of the Chinese communities in New York City. It is a must see.
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statue.jpg (3973 bytes)The Statue of Liberty, seen from the lowest point of Manhattan, is the most important attraction in New York City and one of the nation's leading attractions.   While there is sometimes a 2 to 3 hour wait in line (spring and fall), followed by a 22 story climb, it is well worth the wait and the effort.  Information: (718) 815-2628. Subway: 1, 9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St. Bus: M1 M6, M15.
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WORLD TRADE CENTER - Ground Zero NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
worldtrade.gif (8927 bytes)Ground Zero is the site of the twin towers which used to be  the tallest in NYC (about 1350 feet) before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and clapsed. Subway: 1,9,N,R to Cortland St. A,C,E to Chambers St. Bus: M6, M9, M10, M22.
nyse.gif (11191 bytes)New York City is the capital of the financial world. New York Stock Exchange is located 20 Board St. near Wall Street, which is famous for its stock and investment firms. Self-guide tours available weekdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Tel. (212) 656-5165. Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall St. N, R to Rector St. J. M, Z to Broad St. Bus: M1, M6, M5, M15, M19, M20, M72, M79, M86, M104, Bx6, Bx15, Bx19.
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WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
worldfinancial.jpg (11391 bytes)The World Financial Center is comprised of four towers with eight-million square feet of office, retail and public space located on fourteen acres of land in the center of Battery Park City. The WFC is the site of the world headquarters of the American Express Company, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, Deloitte & Touche and CIBC Oppenheimer, accommodating over 39,000 employees from prestigious companies, retail shops and restaurants.
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seaport.gif (3066 bytes)Located at the eastern end of Fulton Street. In summer, it is an especially good place to visit. From there, you view the South Sea and the brigdes connecting Manhattan and Queens and Brooklyn. Guided tours run from the Visitors' Center, located at 12­14 Fulton Street. Subway: J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 tp Foulton St. Bus: M15.
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Tips: For Statue of Liberty, if you just want to see it, you can take the South Ferry boat to Staten Island. The boat passes Statue of Liberty at a very close distance.

To get to New York Stock Exchage early, because the tickets are limited.

For more information about lower Manhattan, click here.


Midtown Manhattan

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING UNITED NATIONS
empire.gif (29296 bytes)Located at the 34th Street and the 5th Ave. It is 108-story high. Try getting there around sunset when most of the crowds have gone and you'll be treated to Manhattan by day and night. To get to the top, daily 9.30am­midnight; $4, $2 for under 12s and seniors. Information: (212) 736-3100. Subway: 1, 2, 3, 9 to Penn Station; B, D, F, N, Q, R to 34th St.; Bus: M1, M2, M4, M5, M6, M7, M16, M34, Q32.
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un.gif (12425 bytes)First Ave. and 42 St. The tour starts every half hour from the visitors entrance between 9:15 and 4:45 pm. Tel. (212) 963-4440/7713. Addmision: Adults $7.50, Senior Citizens $5.50, Students (HS/College) $4.50, Students (Grades 1-8) $3.50. Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central. Bus: M15, M27, M42, M50, M104.

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TIMES SQUARE MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTS
timessquare.gif (12409 bytes)Times Square is located at 42nd St. and Broadway. It is the heart of Broadway. Day and night, theatres, restautrants and shops galore vie for visitors' attention. The Visitors Center (1560 Broadway at 46th St.) offers free city info and all shopping and tourist coneniences,plus theater and tour tickets. Subway and Bus: most subway trains and buese stop at 42nd St. Learn more about it modernart.gif (7773 bytes)11 W 53rd St, Subway E or F to 5th Ave­53rd St. Sat­Tues 11am­6pm, Thurs & Fri noon­8.30pm, closed Wed; $8.50, students $5.50, Fri 4.30­8.30pm pay what you wish. Recorded audio tour $4. Free gallery talks held Mon & Tues 1pm & 3pm; Thurs & Fri 3pm, 6pm & 7pm; and Sat & Sun 1pm & 3pm. Call 708-9480 for exhibit information.
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INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM ROCKEFELLER CENTER
intrepid.jpg (11846 bytes)Located at 46 St and 12th Ave. The Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum complex has three major components, the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the submarine Growler and the destroyer Edson. Information: (212) 245-0072. Admission: General Admission (Adults) $10.00,   Seniors/College Students $7.50, Students (12-17) $7.50, Children (6-11) $5.00, Children (2-5) $1.00, Children (Under 2) Free. Subway: B, C, D, E, F, N, R, 1, 6 to 51 St. Bus: M16, M42, M50. Learn more about it rochefeller.jpg (4925 bytes)Rockefeller Center is an art deco marvel consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 11 acres in midtown Manhattan from 49th to 52nd Streets, Fifth to Seventh Avenues. Information: (212) 632-3975. Subway: 1, 9,  B, D, F, Q, N, R to 50th St. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M27, M50, M104, Q32.
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Tips: The World Trade Center is a better place than Empire State Building to view the city.


Uppertown Manhattan

CENTRAL PARK METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ARTS
centralpark.jpg (3225 bytes)Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the United States. It lies between Fifth Ave. and Central Park West and 59th and 110th streets. It has 843 Acres. The three places you should go are: Belvedere Castle, Sheep Meadow and Carousel. Information: (212) 360-3456. Subway: R, N to 5th Ave.; A, D to 59th St.; B, C to stop between 59th St. and 110th St. Bus: M1, M2, M4, M5, M10, M20, M30, M66, M72, M86, M104, Q32.
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metropolitan.gif (23956 bytes)It is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Its collections include more than two million works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present. Hours: Friday, Saturday 9:30-8:45; Sunday,  Tuesday -Thursday 9:30-5:15. Closed Monday and Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1. Closes at 4:45 Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Information (212) 535-7710.  Admission: Free to Members and children under 12; $10 suggested for adults; $5 for students and senior citizens. Be prepared for one day there.
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CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
stjohn.jpg (11859 bytes)The world's largest cathedral, St. John the Divine is located at 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. It was built in 1892. Open daily.  Donation is admission. GENERAL INFORMATION: 212-316-7540
TOUR RESERVATIONS: 212-932-7347
Subway: 1, 9 to 113th St.; B, C to 110th St. Bus: M4, M104
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naturalhistory.gif (1441 bytes)Located at Central Park West and 72 St. Its collections include more than 30 million items; dinosaur fossils, a 63 foot-long canoe carved by the Haida Indians, a slice of a giant sequoia tree, the costume of an African spirit dancer, human evolution, etc, etc. All it can give to you is beyond words. Information: (212) 769-5100.
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LINCOLN CENTER COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
lincoln.gif (14213 bytes)Located at 64th St. and Broadway. You see the world famous performance arts there.  For prices and information, call (212) 874-9021. SUBWAY: 1, 9 to 66th Street. BUS: M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.
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columbia.gif (16758 bytes)Columbia University, one of the most famouse unversities in the US, is located at 116th St. and Broadway. Subway: 1, 9 to 116th St.; B, C to 110th St. Bus: M104, M4. Learn more about it

MUSEUMS ONLINE : Virtual Tours

dot-red.gif (973 bytes) The American Museum of Natural History
If you have not gotten around to visiting the new Rose Center for Earth and Space, you can take a virtual tour of the new planetarium by holding the mouse down, which enables you to fly around this spectacular space.

dot-red.gif (973 bytes) The Guggenheim Museum
This web site keeps you informed about the Guggenheim's branches in New York as well as Germany, Spain and Italy. It also offers projects created just for its web site.

dot-red.gif (973 bytes) The Pierpont Morgan Library
Get a sample of the Morgan's impressive current exhibit of drawings by Flemish masters, from Breughel to Rubens.

dot-red.gif (973 bytes) The International Center of Photography
One of the great patrons of the 20th century was Henry Luce, whose magazine Fortune subsidized many great photographers. On the museum's web site, you can sample "Picturing Business: The Photography of Fortune, 1930-1965," which has many classic American images.

dot-red.gif (973 bytes) The Frick Collection
You can do time-travel by letting the mouse fly you around the sublime 18th-century murals painted by Fragonard for Mmm. Du Barry.

dot-red.gif (973 bytes) The Museum of the City of New York
All the images from an exhibit of photos of New York by the great photographer Berenice Aboot are available.

 

BROADWAY ONLINE

dot-greensqure.gif (96 bytes) Playbill.com The Web home of the theater program/magazine has listings for all Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including info on showtimes and casts. The site also has a huge database of theater news and celebrity interviews.

dot-greensqure.gif (96 bytes) Talkingbroadway.com This site offers the most popular message board about Broadway.

dot-greensqure.gif (96 bytes) Theatre.com If you're looking for Broadway's presence on the Internet, this is a great starting point. You'll find the official home pages of a number of plays.

dot-greensqure.gif (96 bytes) Musicals.net Perhaps you have no access to Broadway, or your favorite show isn't currently in production. Never fear. Musicals.net lists hundreds of classic and new musicals with synopses, song list, forums and links.

 

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