Attractions in New York

New York City attractions listed by popularity

A 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.

A 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.

Times Square, the most crowded 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.

Central 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Rockefeller 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.

Grand 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.

Now 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.

A memorial plaza with two large recessed pools and cascading waterfalls commemorates the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

Fifth 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.

This 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.

The 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.

New 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.

This 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.

The 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.

Madison 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Bryant 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.

This 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.

Wall 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.

Originally 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.

The 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.

True 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Coney 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.

The 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.

Once 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.

One 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.

John Pierpont Morgan, one of the most powerful bankers in history, was an avid collector of books and manuscripts. His opulent private library and study, as well as many of the valuable items he collected can be admired at the Morgan Library.

One 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.

The 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.

South 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.

Part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this intriguing museum of medieval art is housed in a building created in the 1930s from parts of authentic French cloisters and chapels.

Tudor City is a historic district in Midtown Manhattan near the United Nations. Developed in the 1920s by Fred F. French, the complex comprises twelve large buildings in Tudor style.

Civil 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.

This 37 story skyscraper was constructed in 1930 after a design by Raymond Hood. Today the Art Deco building is best known for the giant globe in the building’s lobby.

Lincoln 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.

A 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 high-rises in the area.

This 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.

For four years the tallest building in the world (1909-1913), the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building still stands as a reminder of the opulence of early twentieth century New York City.

One 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.

This 30 story building, completed in 1899, held the honor of being the tallest skyscraper in the world. It held the prestigious title until the construction of the now demolished Singer Building.

Completed 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.

Fort Tryon Park is a park situated on a rocky terrain in the Washington Heights area in Manhattan with magnificent views over the Hudson river. The Cloisters, a medieval art museum, is located in the park.

Converted 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.

This grand plaza was created in the 19th century as the gateway to Prospect Park. The monumental arch honors the soldiers of the Union Army who served during the Civil War.

The Seagram Building was constructed in 1958 after a design by Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. The ‘glass box’ tower became an iconic landmark and a model for the skyscrapers of the following decades.

The 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.

The East Coast War Memorial, located in Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan, is dedicated to the many American soldiers who died overseas during WWII.

Washington 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.

Considered America’s oldest suburb, this neighborhood boasts beautiful tree-lined streets with brownstone houses. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers great views over Lower Manhattan.

Brooklyn’s Museum of Art is one of the largest and best museums in New York City. Built at a time when Brooklyn was an independent city the museum was conceived as the center of a large educational complex.

This 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.

The Lever House was one of the first buildings in New York with glass facades. The 1952 building has been copied numerous times, making the once revolutionary building look like just another office tower.

The Maine Monument, at the SW entrance of Central Park, is one of the largest monuments in New York. It honors the 261 seamen who died when the USS Maine battleship exploded in February 1898.

This monumental early 20th century landmark was built to house the city’s constantly growing administration. It is topped with a 20ft / 6m tall statue known as Civic Fame.

SoHo – 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.

One of New York’s finest classical buildings is located in bustling Wall Street, at the site where George Washington was inaugurated as the country’s first president.

Not as spectacular as its Brooklyn namesake, this plaza sits at the edge of Central Park. The square features a large gilded statue of general William Sherman as well as the Pulitzer fountain.

Named after a Union Army general, this is a beautiful park bordering the East River between 84th and 90th streets. New York’s Mayor has his official residence here, in Gracie Mansion.

Columbia University’s campus in Manhattan – the oldest in the city – features many architectural masterpieces designed by the famed architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White.

Union Square, a rectangular square with a at its center a small park, is located at the intersection of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. It is known for its Greenmarket, an outdoor market where local farmers sell fresh produce.

This magnificent Art Deco skyscraper was built in 1929, when it became Brooklyn’s tallest building until 2009. The building’s observatory closed in the 1990s.

Formerly 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.

This long narrow park stretches for 4 miles / 6 km along the Hudson River in New York’s Upper West Side. It features monuments such as Grant’s Tomb and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial.

Currently a library, this elegant building in Victorian Gothic style was built between 1857 and 1877 as a courthouse. Plans to demolish the building in the 1960s were thwarted by a group of local residents.

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park was created in the 1860s by the same team that designed Manhattan’s famous Central Park. Prospect Park boasts several historic buildings such as the Peristyle and the Grecian Shelter.

This posh, mostly residential street is lined with many historic buildings like the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Lever House, Helmsley Building, Seagram Building and Ritz Tower.

Brookfield Place is a complex of four postmodern towers that were built as the office component of Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan. A winter garden connects the complex’s second and third buildings.

The spire of New York’s Trinity Church once towered over Lower Manhattan, but today the church is dwarfed by the numerous skyscrapers that have sprung up along Wall Street.

The Museum of the City of New York has a large collection of artifacts related to the Big Apple. Exhibitions show the growth of the city and highlight specific aspects of this fascinating metropolis.

Castle Clinton is one of several fortresses that were built to defend the New York Harbor in the early 19th century. Originally it was located on a small artificial island, but due to landfill it is now located on the mainland.

Founded in 1910, this 52 acre (21 ha) large botanic garden has a very diverse collection. Highlights include the Steinhardt Conservatory, the Rose Garden and a Japanese Garden.

Situated on the East River between Manhattan and Queens, Roosevelt Island is best known for its hospitals and asylums that have been here since the 1800s. The island can be reached by an aerial tram.

Park Slope is a historic district in Brooklyn, just west of Prospect Park. At the end of the 19th century many wealthy New Yorkers built large, often eye-catching mansions near the new park.

Built in 1929, the 56 story building was seen as a beacon of progress, the first of a number of highrise buildings around Grand Central Terminal. The skyscraper was named after developer Irwin S. Chanin.

The cornerstone of this enormous cathedral was laid in 1892 but it is still only partly completed, which gave the church the unofficial nickname of St. John the Unfinished.

This monumental granite Beaux-Arts building, completed in 1907, was designed by Cass Gilbert for the US Customs Service. Today it is the home of the American Indian Museum.

This neighborhood in Lower Manhattan was created in the 1970s on top of soil excavated for the construction of the World Trade Center nearby. It is one of few residential neigborhoods in an area dominated by office buildings.

What better place for a Skyscraper Museum than New York City? Permanent and temporary exhibitions show the evolution of skyscrapers in New York and elsewhere.

Riverside Church boasts the tallest church tower in all of New York. The church was built in 1928-1930 and was modeled after the cathedral of Chartres in France. The bell tower holds the world’s heaviest carillon.

In 1904 philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington started with the creation of a new cultural center in the north of Manhattan. All the buildings were designed in the same architectural style.

Barclays Center is a spectacular modern arena set in the heart of Brooklyn. The iconic structure with rust-colored facade was built in 2012 as the centerpiece of a large redevelopment project known as Atlantic Yards.

Brooklyn Bridge Park opened in 2010 and revitalized a formerly derelict industrial area that ran underneath the eponymous bridge.

New York’s oldest monument is Cleopatra’s Needle, an Egyptian obelisk that was originally erected in 1443 BC in the ancient city of Heliopolis. It is now in Central Park, where it was erected in 1881.

The Ford Foundation is headquartered in a modern post-war building situated in Manhattan’s Midtown district. The building is notable for its huge atrium that houses a surprisingly large and lush garden.

When the George Washington Bridge opened to traffic in 1931, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Today it isn’t even the longest bridge in New York, but it’s certainly one of the city’s most appealing bridges.

In the mid-nineteenth century Green-Wood Cemetery was New York’s most popular attraction. The cemetery is still popular for its impressive architecture, beautiful nature and interesting history.

St. Paul’s Chapel was built in 1766 on an open field in what is now Lower Manhattan. It is the only church remaining from the Colonial era. Inside is an exhibit commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

New York City attractions listed alphabetically

This 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.

A memorial plaza with two large recessed pools and cascading waterfalls commemorates the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

Converted 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.

In 1904 philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington started with the creation of a new cultural center in the north of Manhattan. All the buildings were designed in the same architectural style.

Barclays Center is a spectacular modern arena set in the heart of Brooklyn. The iconic structure with rust-colored facade was built in 2012 as the centerpiece of a large redevelopment project known as Atlantic Yards.

Once 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.

This neighborhood in Lower Manhattan was created in the 1970s on top of soil excavated for the construction of the World Trade Center nearby. It is one of few residential neigborhoods in an area dominated by office buildings.

Brookfield Place is a complex of four postmodern towers that were built as the office component of Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan. A winter garden connects the complex’s second and third buildings.

Founded in 1910, this 52 acre (21 ha) large botanic garden has a very diverse collection. Highlights include the Steinhardt Conservatory, the Rose Garden and a Japanese Garden.

The 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.

Brooklyn Bridge Park opened in 2010 and revitalized a formerly derelict industrial area that ran underneath the eponymous bridge.

Considered America’s oldest suburb, this neighborhood boasts beautiful tree-lined streets with brownstone houses. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers great views over Lower Manhattan.

Brooklyn’s Museum of Art is one of the largest and best museums in New York City. Built at a time when Brooklyn was an independent city the museum was conceived as the center of a large educational complex.

Bryant 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.

Named after a Union Army general, this is a beautiful park bordering the East River between 84th and 90th streets. New York’s Mayor has his official residence here, in Gracie Mansion.

Castle Clinton is one of several fortresses that were built to defend the New York Harbor in the early 19th century. Originally it was located on a small artificial island, but due to landfill it is now located on the mainland.

The cornerstone of this enormous cathedral was laid in 1892 but it is still only partly completed, which gave the church the unofficial nickname of St. John the Unfinished.

Central 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.

Built in 1929, the 56 story building was seen as a beacon of progress, the first of a number of highrise buildings around Grand Central Terminal. The skyscraper was named after developer Irwin S. Chanin.

New 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.

The 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.

The 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.

A 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 high-rises in the area.

New York’s oldest monument is Cleopatra’s Needle, an Egyptian obelisk that was originally erected in 1443 BC in the ancient city of Heliopolis. It is now in Central Park, where it was erected in 1881.

Columbia University’s campus in Manhattan – the oldest in the city – features many architectural masterpieces designed by the famed architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White.

This 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.

Coney 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.

This 37 story skyscraper was constructed in 1930 after a design by Raymond Hood. Today the Art Deco building is best known for the giant globe in the building’s lobby.

The East Coast War Memorial, located in Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan, is dedicated to the many American soldiers who died overseas during WWII.

Now 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.

A 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.

One of New York’s finest classical buildings is located in bustling Wall Street, at the site where George Washington was inaugurated as the country’s first president.

Fifth 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.

The 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.

The Ford Foundation is headquartered in a modern post-war building situated in Manhattan’s Midtown district. The building is notable for its huge atrium that houses a surprisingly large and lush garden.

Fort Tryon Park is a park situated on a rocky terrain in the Washington Heights area in Manhattan with magnificent views over the Hudson river. The Cloisters, a medieval art museum, is located in the park.

When the George Washington Bridge opened to traffic in 1931, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Today it isn’t even the longest bridge in New York, but it’s certainly one of the city’s most appealing bridges.

Not as spectacular as its Brooklyn namesake, this plaza sits at the edge of Central Park. The square features a large gilded statue of general William Sherman as well as the Pulitzer fountain.

This grand plaza was created in the 19th century as the gateway to Prospect Park. The monumental arch honors the soldiers of the Union Army who served during the Civil War.

Grand 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.

Civil 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.

In the mid-nineteenth century Green-Wood Cemetery was New York’s most popular attraction. The cemetery is still popular for its impressive architecture, beautiful nature and interesting history.

This 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.

Originally 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.

The 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.

Currently a library, this elegant building in Victorian Gothic style was built between 1857 and 1877 as a courthouse. Plans to demolish the building in the 1960s were thwarted by a group of local residents.

The Lever House was one of the first buildings in New York with glass facades. The 1952 building has been copied numerous times, making the once revolutionary building look like just another office tower.

Lincoln 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.

True 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.

One 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.

Madison 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.

The 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.

The Maine Monument, at the SW entrance of Central Park, is one of the largest monuments in New York. It honors the 261 seamen who died when the USS Maine battleship exploded in February 1898.

This monumental early 20th century landmark was built to house the city’s constantly growing administration. It is topped with a 20ft / 6m tall statue known as Civic Fame.

For four years the tallest building in the world (1909-1913), the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building still stands as a reminder of the opulence of early twentieth century New York City.

The 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.

This 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.

John Pierpont Morgan, one of the most powerful bankers in history, was an avid collector of books and manuscripts. His opulent private library and study, as well as many of the valuable items he collected can be admired at the Morgan Library.

This 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.

The Museum of the City of New York has a large collection of artifacts related to the Big Apple. Exhibitions show the growth of the city and highlight specific aspects of this fascinating metropolis.

One 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.

Formerly 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.

This posh, mostly residential street is lined with many historic buildings like the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Lever House, Helmsley Building, Seagram Building and Ritz Tower.

This 30 story building, completed in 1899, held the honor of being the tallest skyscraper in the world. It held the prestigious title until the construction of the now demolished Singer Building.

Park Slope is a historic district in Brooklyn, just west of Prospect Park. At the end of the 19th century many wealthy New Yorkers built large, often eye-catching mansions near the new park.

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park was created in the 1860s by the same team that designed Manhattan’s famous Central Park. Prospect Park boasts several historic buildings such as the Peristyle and the Grecian Shelter.

Riverside Church boasts the tallest church tower in all of New York. The church was built in 1928-1930 and was modeled after the cathedral of Chartres in France. The bell tower holds the world’s heaviest carillon.

This long narrow park stretches for 4 miles / 6 km along the Hudson River in New York’s Upper West Side. It features monuments such as Grant’s Tomb and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial.

Rockefeller 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.

Situated on the East River between Manhattan and Queens, Roosevelt Island is best known for its hospitals and asylums that have been here since the 1800s. The island can be reached by an aerial tram.

The Seagram Building was constructed in 1958 after a design by Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. The ‘glass box’ tower became an iconic landmark and a model for the skyscrapers of the following decades.

What better place for a Skyscraper Museum than New York City? Permanent and temporary exhibitions show the evolution of skyscrapers in New York and elsewhere.

SoHo – 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.

South 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.

Completed 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.

St. Paul’s Chapel was built in 1766 on an open field in what is now Lower Manhattan. It is the only church remaining from the Colonial era. Inside is an exhibit commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

A 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.

Part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this intriguing museum of medieval art is housed in a building created in the 1930s from parts of authentic French cloisters and chapels.

The 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.

The 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.

Times Square, the most crowded 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.

The spire of New York’s Trinity Church once towered over Lower Manhattan, but today the church is dwarfed by the numerous skyscrapers that have sprung up along Wall Street.

One 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.

Tudor City is a historic district in Midtown Manhattan near the United Nations. Developed in the 1920s by Fred F. French, the complex comprises twelve large buildings in Tudor style.

Union Square, a rectangular square with a at its center a small park, is located at the intersection of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. It is known for its Greenmarket, an outdoor market where local farmers sell fresh produce.

The 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.

This monumental granite Beaux-Arts building, completed in 1907, was designed by Cass Gilbert for the US Customs Service. Today it is the home of the American Indian Museum.

The 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.

Wall 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.

Washington 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.

This magnificent Art Deco skyscraper was built in 1929, when it became Brooklyn’s tallest building until 2009. The building’s observatory closed in the 1990s.

The 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.

The 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.

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