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.
Skyline Mini-Golf opened to a grand reception in 2012. It is located in the Woodbridge Community Center in the company of a host of entertainment alternatives including an ice skating rink. The synthetic turf winding through artificial waterfalls and manicured lawns boasts a 18-hole golf course and provides panoramic views of New York City. The establishment is family-oriented and plays host to private parties and corporate events. A sanctuary away from the city hustle, this is a great place to spend a day with your family or to finalize that impending business deal.
This is a great place to go with younger children. It is a small zoo with a large variety of animals and one of the largest reptile collections around. It also has a petting zoo that young children will love. The Staten Island Zoo is cash only.
Étincelant symbole de liberté, Dame Liberté domine l’île éponyme de New York, avec sa forme en cuivre forgé surplombant le port de la ville dans toute sa splendeur. L’activiste français Édouard René de Laboulaye souhaitait exprimer la solidarité avec les États-Unis au nom de sa nation, à condition que les États-Unis décident de construire un monument qui serait emblématique de leur indépendance. La statue de la Liberté fut ainsi la culmination créative du sculpteur français Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi et de Gustave Eiffel, avant de devenir un cadeau honorable de la France aux États-Unis. Conçue pour représenter la déesse romaine Libertas, Dame Liberté regarde fièrement au loin, son bras droit portant un flambeau levé vers le ciel, tandis que sa main gauche tient une tablette sur laquelle on peut lire la date de la Déclaration d’indépendance des États-Unis. Au fil de ans, cette statue a non seulement donné un sentiment de fierté à de nombreux Américains, mais a également accueilli des dizaines de milliers d’immigrants qui affrontèrent les océans en quête d’une nouvelle vie.
Ellis Island is the second island in New York Bay, Liberty Island is the most famous one, where you can see the majestic Statue of Liberty. Between 1892 and 1954, over 12-million immigrants disembarked upon Ellis, thus pioneering the immigration movement that is of significant importance to the country's history. The Main Building has architecture reminiscent of the Beaux Arts style, and though the establishment fell into decay in the mid-20th Century, most of the buildings were restored to their original splendor. Spanning over three floors, it is home to a well-preserved collection of photographs, videos, artifacts and interactive exhibits that reflect American heritage. Explore the Wall of Honor that is engraved with a partial list of names of processed immigrants.
Thousands sailed past the Statue of Liberty, weary from the long and arduous journey across the ocean, to Ellis Island where their fate would be decided by the guardians of the gateway to the land of opportunity. From 1892 to 1954 Ellis Island was the nation's busiest point of entry for the thousands of immigrants making their way to America in search of a better life than the one they had left behind. Over the 60 plus years as an immigration inspection point, over 2 million hopefuls passed through the gates of Ellis Island while many others were denied their dreams. It is said that nearly half of the nation's citizens can trace their ancestry back to at least one person who passed through Ellis Island, and many come here in search of documentation of this precious link. Today, Ellis Island is best known as the site of the Ellis Island Museum where visitors are taken through the site's long and eventful history. Individual stories are showcased while the echoes of countless others reverberate through the halls. Those who visit cannot help but be touched by this monument to the resilience of the human spirit and stories of the extraordinary lengths people are willing to go to for the ones they love.
This aquarium has all the bases covered; shark tanks and feedings, dolphin and sea lion shows, whales, walruses, touch tanks with skates and horse-shoe crabs, and interactive exhibits in the Discovery Cove building. The aquarium includes parking, a cafeteria and plenty of concession stands for those in need of a quick drink and snack. The beach and Coney Island are only a few yards away.