Étendue couleur émeraude dans l’effervescente jungle bétonnée qu’est la ville de New York, Central Park se trouve au cœur du quartier de Manhattan. Véritable labyrinthe, il s’étend de Midtown jusqu’à Harlem. Créé en 1857 par Frederick Law Olmsted et Calvert Vaux, qui imaginèrent un espace vert tentaculaire au centre de l’île, ce parc englobe 341,15 hectares et grouille de vie tout au long de la journée. Les 21 aires de jeux du parc sont ornées de fontaines décorées, de sculptures, d’une myriade de ponts et d’arches, offrant un répit de la ville où de nombreuses personnes viennent trouver la paix à l’écart du rythme chaotique de New York. La attractions dans l’enceinte de Central Park incluent la fontaine Bethesda, le Conservatory Garden, le château du Belvédère et le zoo de Central Park.
The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts is a massive venue when it comes to live entertainment. The Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors has something for everyone: internationally recognized dances, high-level performances, special events and jazz. Watch out for Live From Lincoln Center, a program that has famous orchestras and artistes performing. Lincoln Center holds about 400 live performances a year, ranging from classical to modern productions. And as if that wasn't enough, the Center also hosts many events put on by the Film Society at Lincoln Center. There are guided tours on a daily basis that explore the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theater (home of the New York City Opera) and the Vivian Beaumont Theater. During the tour, your guides will entertain you with fascinating stories and give you a glimpse of a rehearsal in progress.
Tout visiteur à New York doit passer au moins quelques heures à cet musée. Conçu par Richard Morris Hunt en 1895, il contient plus de 150 000 mètres carrés d'espace exposition. Parmi des peintures européenne exposé il y a des uvres de Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Titian, et Vermeer. La galerie égyptienne est sans égale. L'art asiatique, le sculpture, l'arsenal, et la photographie sont tous à ne pas manquer. Lorsqu'il fait beau, le jardin en plein air au toit étale des sculptures contemporains. Allez au site Internet pour un programme des expositions, des détails auprès de l'adhésion, et les détails complets pour les visiteurs.
The High Line is an urban oasis filled with beautifully manicured landscapes. It sits above the city on old train tracks that were installed as part of the West Side Improvement Project back in 1929. The line was primarily used to transport goods along the Lower West Side, but with the advent of vehicles in the 1950s and more accessible routes elsewhere, the last train eventually ran in 1980. Thereafter, the elevated tracks fell into disrepair, and the whole structure was nearly demolished. It was instead converted into an innovative public park, delighting locals and visitors alike. Today, the High Line is a cherished sanctuary away from the bustle of city life.
This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
Tucked away in Queens is an old-fashioned testament to film and television. The actual studios of the one-time Paramount East Coast production house are closed, but the museum provides tours about film making where you can see makeup, costumes and well-known movie sets. There are several theaters for film screenings and a gift shop for souvenir hunters.
On the opening night of this famous music house, Tchaikovsky conducted and New York's elite waited in line to enter. Carnegie Hall quickly became an international Mecca of classical music, attracting the brightest stars from Bernstein to Toscanini. Today, over 100 years later, top orchestras and modern music share this venue. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa and Frank Sinatra have all headlined here. Many musicians claim it has the best acoustics in the world. Tours are available during the day. Practice, practice, practice isn't the only way to get to Carnegie Hall!
Columbus Circle, named after Christopher Columbus, is one of Big Apple's most famous landmarks. Built in 1905 and renovated in 2005, this is a traffic circle between Broadway, Central Park and Eighth Avenue. The importance of the landmark lies in the fact that the monument at the center is used to measure distances within New York city. The beautiful fountains, the marble statue and wooden benches surrounding the monument have also appeared in a number of Hollywood movies.
A former movie theater, the Broadway is today part of the Shubert Organizations' many holdings. Inside, you will find plush seating for 1,765 patrons, air-conditioning and very spacious surroundings. The theater itself is over 70 years old and it was renovated in 1990 for the show Miss Saigon. Although the theater can be quite cavernous, it is still an intimate place to catch a show. It has presented major musicals, revivals, dramas, and comedies, sometimes featuring renowned Broadway stars in leading roles.
Named after the famous playwright Neil Simon, who created such hits like the Sunshine Boys, and the Odd Couple, this exceptional theater is attracting plenty of business with top-notch productions like Hairspray. Great actors like Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Chamberlain and Geraldine Page have graced this venue with their august presence. Truly a mecca for theater enthusiasts.
Central Park's Heckscher Playground is the oldest and also one of the largest at 1.8 acres (0.73 hectares). The playground has standard features such as swings, slides, and see-saws, as well as a large grass field and six softball fields. Other highlights include a group of concrete hills with a series of ladders and tunnels and a water feature for kids to play in. The playground has its own restrooms and snack carts located in the Heckscher Building.
The Circle In The Square Theatre is a classic Broadway theater built in 1972 in New York. The main feature of this theater is the thrust style which brings the stage right into the midst of the audience, giving the ideal experience for its visitors. It ran a good show for many years until it closed and had to be revived again in 1999. Today it hosts shows by touring theater companies and is of major historical significance to the art and cultural scene of the city.