Built in 1925, St. Lucy's Church was established to serve the city's Italian diaspora. The brick and stone building was constructed in the Romanesque style of architecture, but the real treasures can be found in the church interiors. Studded with awe-inspiring murals, frescoes and sculptural work, the church interiors are a spectacular affair and warrant a visit. Built in 1925, this historic church found its place in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places in the year 1998. St. Lucy's Church is the National Shrine of St. Gerard.
Prudential Center is the first of its kind in the metropolitan area of New York and New Jersey. In downtown Newark, this is a one stop entertainment destination, whether you are looking for night activity, sporting or leisure activities or even accommodation. It features two club lounges with a capacity of 1000 guests each and a 350-seat restaurant, featuring a la carte menu and buffet. Viewing events that take place here is possible from the various seating arrangements such as the events suite, club seats, executive suites and platinum seats. The space is adaptable for various events.
Offering a glimpse into the life of the Jewish community in Newark, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey housed inside the historic Ahavas Sholom is a popular local attraction. The many temporary and permanent exhibitions at this museum aims at educating the visitors regarding the local Jewish history and culture. The Jewish Museum of New Jersey provides local, as well as traveling artists, with a space to exhibit their work. A section at this museum is dedicated to the local holocaust survivors.
An emerald expanse in the thriving, concrete jungle that is New York City, Central Park lies in the heartland of the Manhattan borough. It commences its labyrinthine stretch from Midtown, all the way to Harlem. It was created in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who envisioned a sprawling green space in the center of the island. The park spans 843 acres (341.15 hectares) and bustles with life throughout the day, even as the layered, multi-hued fold of the city's skyline unfolds at its hem. The park's 21 playgrounds are speckled with ornate fountains, sculptures, myriad bridges and arches, together forming an urbane respite where several come to find peace from the city's chaotic pace. Attractions within the park include the Bethesda Fountain, the Conservatory Garden, Belvedere Castle, and Central Park Zoo.
With a permanent collection numbering over two million individual works of art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or simply the Met, is not only a New York City landmark, it is the United States' largest art museum and the fifth-most visited museum of any kind in the world. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the museum encompasses more than 1.5 million square feet (139,355 square meters) of exhibition space. European paintings on display include those by world-renown masters like Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Titian, and Vermeer. The vast collection has been split between several galleries, arranged by geographic origin and other thematic schemes. The Egyptian art gallery is especially enticing, as are the Met's repositories of Asian, African and Medieval art. Others include Islamic, Roman, and Greek art, the Arms and Armory section, the Costume Institute, and European Decorative arts. When weather permits, contemporary sculptures are displayed at the open-air roof garden. Apart from being a treasure trove for art lovers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a fun-filled and educational experience for all ages.
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.
The eminent First Reformed Dutch Church of the Bergen Neck is a monumental church house in Bayonne. Presently, it is also called as the First Federated Church of Bayonne. It was built in 1866 and it follows the Italianate and Italianate Vernacular style of architecture and stands as a massive example of these architectural styles. It features on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1913 by Wells & Marvin and designed by Lansing C. Holden, the Bayonne Trust Company stood by Broadway with beautiful Beaux-Arts Architecture. It was first occupied by Commercial Trust Company which sold the place to Summit Bancorp in 1948, who then went on to sell the building to the city in 2001. The Cubical structure with granite fittings gives it an classy aesthetic feel. The doors are made of glass and bronze oxidized aluminium as compared to the original doors made of bronze, which were replaced in 1979. The museum was finally listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor houses the most interesting collection of ancient and modern day artifacts and specimens. Addressing three categories; Natural Science, History Archives & Library and Fine Art, the museum has something for everyone. While the natural science collection features over 50,000 botanical, anthropological, biological and mineral specimens, the fine art collection covers everything from 19th-century artwork to modern day creations from around the world. Also popularly known as the Mini Smithsonian, this museum plays an important role in educating the general public about the rich and diverse history of the nation. A fun yet educational outing for the kids, the museum offers a free sneak peek every Tuesday from 12p-2p.
Located in Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Noble Maritime Collection has managed to preserve and study maritime history. Navigators and researchers from all over the world showcase their findings here. The main purpose of the museum is to preserve and promote the historical writings, and arts of marine artist John A. Nobel. Ship models, rare maritime collections and Noble's houseboat studio are to be seen here.