Built in the 1920s by Rice Brother Corporation, Shearwater is the largest and the most elegant wooden Schooner sailing in the New York Harbor. It also finds mention in the National Register of Historic Places and has a colorful history to boast about. The yacht is currently operated by Manhattan by Sail Company, which takes you on a 90 minutes tour of the New York Harbor, and one can catch glimpses of attractions like Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and so forth and can accommodate 48 guests.
The Metropolitan Opera House, with its wonderful Marc Chagall paintings and grand arches is arguably the most impressive building in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The space is divided between the Metropolitan Opera during the autumn and winter, and the American Ballet Theater during spring. Ballet performances are predominately in the classical style. Visit the website to find out about taking a fascinating tour of the opera house.
Am Eröffnungsabend dirigierte Tschaikowsky, und New Yorks Elite stand Schlange, um die neue prächtige Konzerthalle zu bewundern. Carnegie Hall wurde schnell ein internationales Mekka klassischer Musik und zog Weltstars von Bernstein bis Toscanini an. Heute, über 100 Jahre nach der Eröffnung, finden Konzerte mit Spitzenorchestern und moderner Musik gleichermaßen statt. Die Beatles, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa und Frank Sinatra haben hier große Erfolge gefeiert. Viele Musiker halten die Carnegie Hall für das Konzerthaus mit der besten Akustik auf der ganzen Welt. Tagsüber können Besucher das Gebäude im italienischen Renaissance-Stil mit maurisch inspirierter Fassade bewundern und das Museum besichtigen.
Part of the vast Chelsea Piers athletic complex, Chelsea Piers Golf Club at Chelsea Piers provides year-round, all-weather golfing. There are 52 heated and climate controlled stalls in an area comprising 1000 square feet (92.90 square meters). The club also organizes courses for various age groups, wherein first-timers can receive valuable tricks and tips from seasoned professionals. Prices vary for lessons. Call or visit the Chelsea Piers website for more information on times and rates. Parking and child-care are available within the complex.
Das Kino, das nur einen Saal besitzt, spielt Neuvorstellungen und alte ausländische Filme und erinnert an eine Zeit, in der ein Kinobesuch noch ein Kulturerlebnis war. Mit der hervorragenden Lage neben dem weltbekannten Plaza Hotel ist es bei den Einwohnern von New York und auch bei den Touristen beliebt, die sich Filme anschauen wollen, die nicht in den großen Multiplexkinos gezeigt werden. Da manche Filme in New York oft einzig im Paris Theater gespielt werden, verkaufen sich die Karten schnell.
If you cannot actually head to a mountain to practice rock climbing, Brooklyn Boulders comes to the rescue. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, it features 22,000 square feet (2044 square meters) of climbing area both indoors and outdoors. The vertical climbing surfaces have been molded to represent terrains of various difficulties. The climbing walls themselves seem like works of art, with multi-colored climbing holds resembling balloons and streamers decorating a party hall. In fact, the colors designate the level of difficulty of each wall. While this venue can be seen as a fun place for kids and adults, they are actually quite serious about bouldering and rope climbing. Instructional lessons includes complete assessment of participants' weaknesses and strengths, and rigorous Climber Core fitness classes for developing muscles for rock climbing. You can also learn three levels of yoga, Acroyoga that combines acrobatics and yoga, and Capoeira, a martial art from Brazil. Youth camps, nutritional programs, family classes and birthday party packages are additional features here. Brooklyn Boulders also often collaborates with artists, hosts DJ and ladies' nights, and conducts workshops in fencing and self defense.
In the life of every performer there is one stage that instantly grants legitimacy to their career; one such stage is the Issac Strauss Auditorium at New York's famous Carnegie Hall. The auditorium, or "Main Hall" as it was known until 1997, first opened in 1891 with the performance of a Tchaikovsky penned composition, and has since gone on to gain a reputation as being one of the greatest sounding venues throughout the world. In addition to the amazing acoustics, the hall also accommodates a wide array of artists from extremely different genres. If experiencing your favorite artists at the local, garden-variety venue wasn't amazing, a night with them at New York's premier concert hall will surely satisfy you.
Built around the theme of covering the lesser-known field of spycraft, the Spyscape is a one-of-a-kind museum. Visitors to the Spyscape can now enjoy sitting in interactive interrogation rooms, walking through laser tunnels and even receiving an analysis of the kind of spy work they are meant to do based on their profile. Other activities that one can indulge in the museum include browsing through spy artifacts and learning about historical stories like how the Enigma Code was cracked and about the security breach at the CIA website by a teenage hacker. If you are in the mood to experience something different, then a visit to the immersive Spyscape will certainly not let you down.
The $1.7 billion Time Warner Center, completed in 2003, houses the Time Warner World Headquarters, the Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel, CNN's broadcast studios, Jazz at Lincoln Center and high-profile restaurants like Masa. The facility is physically imposing and architecturally significant, framing Columbus Circle and highlighting the grandeur that is Manhattan. Check website for more details.
Built in 1927, this theater became the 1950s and 60s home to television's 'The Ed Sullivan Show'; most famously, this program introduced The Beatles and Elvis Presley to middle America. Today, 'The Late Show with David Letterman' is filmed inside from Monday to Thursdays. Limited standby tickets are offered at noon on the day of the show, but get there early, as some people begin lining up before dawn.
Located within the world famous Lincoln Center, you'll find Rose Theater on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center. Rose Hall is the place to witness breathtaking jazz performances. Come by to enjoy musical scores, dance performances and thought-provoking plays. There are eleven movable seating towers allowing both a proscenium stage, and there's a retractable shell ceiling, which allows for wonderful fluidity when performances are being organized and arranged. Check the website for details of upcoming performances.