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Lounging Rock is one of the biggest rocks in Central Park. You can climb up this humongous structure to capture some amazing pictures or simply relax watching the busy city around you.
William S. Paley played a significant role in shaping radio and television broadcasting in the 20th Century. The Paley Center for Media is at the forefront of the ever-evolving global media and examines its effect on society. They are curators of over 150,000 television shows, radio productions and commercials, as well as key events in history like Neil Armstrong’s voice clip from the moon. Listen to radio programs from back in the day or watch re-runs of I Love Lucy, a feat that promises a nostalgic experience for entertainment history buffs and television junkies. Visitors can also glance through their collection on their online database.
Located at Manhattan’s Grand Army Plaza, Pulitzer Fountain was built in the year 1916. Inspired by the ones in Place de la Concorde, France, newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer funded the construction of this remarkable structure. It is designed by architect Thomas Hastings with the finely crafted sculpture standing on its top sculpted by sculptor Karl Bitter. It is by far one of the most amazing landmarks in New York City.
The southern part of Central Park was conceived as a children's area by the designers, and by the myriad of sites directed towards them here, the area still remains a delight 100 years later. Originally this region was farm country and this was a place where the families could find fresh supply of milk. Today, the Dairy in the park serves the role of giving out general information of the park to the visitors. It also doubles up as a gift store where all kinds of gift items like mugs, t-shirts, caps, and more are sold.
If you are a person who likes to think out of the ordinary, then this museum should be on your list. American Folk Art Museum houses interesting exhibits that showcase traditional folk art as well as contemporary pieces from self-taught artists. The interesting exhibits range from cultural artwork to unique work done in a variety of medias, in one room you'll see a 19th-century quilt and in the next room view a double-sided painting by Henry Darger. What's more, you can enjoy this all this for free!
Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the cameras? Well, this is your chance to find out how studios create your favorite TV shows. The NBC Studio Tour allows visitors unprecedented access to the sets of Saturday Night Live, Dateline, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The NBC Nightly News. You'll see costumes, props, control rooms, cue cards and maybe even Al Roker. Your guide on this tour will be an official NBC Page, a position once held by performers as notable as Ted Koppel, Regis Philbin and Michael Eisne, and made famous by its pivotal role on Tina Fey's hit sitcom 30 Rock (named, of course, for the very building in which this tour takes place). Tickets go fast and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis, so arrive early or book in advance via NBC's online store. Reservation are recommended.