New York City Attractions
of 92Times Square, the most bustling square of New York is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and electronic billboards. It is one of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps.
of 92A visit to the most famous skyscraper in the world is a must when you go to New York. From the top, you have a great view over Midtown and the rest of New York City.
of 92Central Park was the first large city park in the United States. The design by Olmsted and Vaux has been copied all over the world. Originally situated in a sparsely populated area, the park is now surrounded by highrises.
of 92A short boat trip brings you from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France for the centennial of America's Independence which now symbolizes the USA and New York in particular.
of 92The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and 1883, connects Brooklyn with Manhattan. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in all of New York City.
of 92The World Trade Center is an office complex that once featured the world's tallest skyscraper. It is now replaced by a new office complex and a memorial that honors the victims of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the former WTC's Twin Towers.
of 92Wall Street, a small street in Lower Manhattan, is one of the world's most famous streets. Thanks to the stock exchange and the many banks here, the street embodies New York City's financial establishment.
of 92Fifth Avenue is one of the world's most famous streets. The street is not only a shopping paradise with numerous flagship stores, it also boast some famous landmarks like St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Trump Tower.
of 92The Chrysler building is one of the most famous and most beloved skyscrapers in New York City. The Art Deco tower was the tallest building in the world when constructed in 1930.
of 92Grand Central Terminal is one of the greatest railway stations in the world. The grand Beaux-Arts structure was built in 1913 for the New York and Harlem Railway Company.
of 92Rockefeller Center, originally known as Radio City, is a complex of buildings developed in the midst of the Great Depression. Originally the complex consisted of 14 buildings, the 70 story RCA building being the tallest.
of 92A memorial plaza with two large recessed pools and cascading waterfalls commemorates the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.
of 92The headquarters of the United Nations in New York were developed by an international team of architects. The main building, the Secretariat, was one of the city's first towers in International Style.
of 92The Flatiron was one of the world's tallest buildings when it was constructed between 1901 and 1903. It became one of New York's most famous buildings, thanks in part to its triangular shape.
of 92Now home to the immigration museum, Ellis Island was the immigrant gateway to America. More than 12 million people arrived here on the way to their new life in a new country.
of 92The art collection of 'the Met' is one of the world's most extensive, ranging from prehistoric to modern times. It is housed in a monumental Beaux-Arts building in Central Park.
of 92One of the world's largest department stores started as a small shop opened by Rowland Hussey Macy in 1858. The immense 10 story building in Beaux-Arts style was completed in 1938.
of 92The Dakota, completed in 1884, was the first luxury apartment in the Upper West Side, near Central Park. At the time it was considered as far away from the city as Dakota, hence its name.
of 92This world-renowned museum opened in 1929 thanks to Abby Rockefeller. Today the museum has a large collection ranging from paintings over photographs and film to electronic media.
of 92Madison Square is one of New York's most pleasant squares, with a sculpture-littered park surrounded by great architectural landmarks. This is also the location of the famous Flatiron building.
of 92Bryant Park is a small but pleasant park located next to the NY Public Library and surrounded by interesting architecture such as the historic Bryant Park Hotel and the modern Bank of America Building.
of 92Washington Square, located in Greenwich village, was laid out in 1826. Its main attraction is the Washington Arch, constructed for the centennial of President Washington's inauguration.
of 92Originally an elevated railroad line for freight trains, the High Line was converted into a long elevated park. The park opened in 2009 and became an instant hit with residents and visitors alike.
of 92New York City’s unique ethnic neighborhood was founded in the 1870s by the Chinese immigrants. It is located in the lower portion of Manhattan, not far from other famous neighborhoods like Tribeca and Soho.
of 92The USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier, serves as a unique home to a museum of mostly helicopters and airplanes. Also part of the museum are a submarine, a Concorde and a Space Shuttle.
of 92This posh, mostly residential street is lined with many historic buildings like the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Lever House, Helmsley Building, Seagram Building and Ritz Tower.
of 92The Woolworth Building was constructed in 1913 as the headquarters for the Woolworth retail chain. The building, known as the 'Cathedral of Commerce', was long the world's tallest skyscraper.
of 92Completed in 1900, this neo-Gothic masterpiece is the country's largest Roman Catholic cathedral. It is located at Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center, now a posh area but at the time of construction well out of the city center.
of 92This traffic circle near Central Park is named for Christopher Columbus, whose monument graces the center of Columbus Circle, which is dominated by the twin towers of Time Warner Center.
of 92This museum near Central Park is home to an important collection of modern art. The collection is housed in a unique building designed by the renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
of 92Coney Island is a seaside resort in Brooklyn famous for its historic Ferris Wheel and roller coaster, the Cyclone. Long past its heyday, it is still a popular tourist attraction.
of 92South Street Seaport, once the busiest port in the world is now a historic district attracting tourists with a maritime museum as well as many shops and restaurants.
of 92Formerly known as the PanAm building, this behemoth was built in 1963 for the Pan American World Airways. The construction caused a public outcry as the tower blocked the views on Park Avenue.
of 92True to its name, very little is left of this once neighborhood once known for its many Italian immigrants who lived in overcrowded tenement houses. You still find some typical Italian restaurants in this neighborhood.
of 92One of the world's most acclaimed libraries is housed in a magnificent Beaux-Arts building, designed by architects Carrère and Hastings. The building was completed in 1911 after nine years of construction.
of 92The world's most famous arena is built on top of an active railway station. Currently located at 33rd Street it was originally located near Madison Square, hence the name.
of 92Civil war hero and American President Ulysses S. Grant is entombed with his wife in this huge pantheon-like mausoleum. The building opened in 1897 as the largest tomb in the United States.
of 92This skyscraper was meant to become the world's tallest building in 1930, but at the last moment it was eclipsed by the Chrysler Building. The building is nonetheless still one of New York's tallest skyscrapers
of 92Brooklyn Bridge Park is a 1.3 miles / 2 km long waterfront park along the East River. The park opened in 2010 and revitalised a formerly derelict industrial area.
of 92The Waldorf=Astoria is one of New York's most famous and luxurious hotels. When the present monumental Art Deco building was completed in 1931, it was the world's largest hotel.
of 92Lincoln Center is a large complex devoted to music, dance, and theater. The most famous building at the center is the Metropolitan Opera House, designed by Wallace K. Harrison.
of 92SoHo - an acronym for South of Houston - is a former industrial neighborhood. Gentrified since the 1970s, the area boasts the world's largest collection of cast-iron architecture.
of 92Converted in the 1990s into the Bryant Park Hotel, this black skyscraper was built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company. Raymond Hood designed an eye-catching gothic tower topped by a gilded Art Deco crown.
of 92Once a fortified site with a battery of canons, lower Manhattan's largest park is situated right at the tip of Manhattan. From here the ferries to Liberty Island and Ellis Island depart.
of 92One of Donald Trump's most famous projects, this building is a symbol of 1980s glamour. The 664ft / 202m tall building clad in dark reflective glass is located at a prestigious location on Fifth Avenue.
of 92This large museum near Central Park is one of New York's most popular with attractions ranging from dinosaur skeletons to biodiversity exhibitions and a planetarium.
of 92The World Financial Center or WFC, a complex of four postmodern towers, is the office component of Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan. A winter garden connects the complex's second and third buildings.
of 92A designated New York City landmark, City Hall is one of the most treasured buildings in Manhattan. The elegant design of the early 19th century building contrasts starkly with the many highrises in the area.
of 92The Plaza Hotel is one of the world's most famous hotels. It was built in French Renaissance style near Central Park. The building, which opened in 1907, was designated a historic landmark in 1969.
of 92The Citigroup Center is a 915ft / 279m tall skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. The tower is built on four tall supporting columns, opening up space for the St. Peter's Church at its base.