Located in Battery Park at the very southern tip of Manhattan, this World War II memorial features eight 19-foot (5.8-meter) granite pillars engraved with the names of over 4600 U.S. servicemen who either died or were reported missing overseas in the western Atlantic Ocean during Word War II. The memorial's main attraction is a large bronze eagle which rests on top of a black granite slab in between the two rows of pillars. The memorial neighbors the historic Fort Clinton.
This church was founded in 1823, and the impressive cathedral was built in the French Gothic style right in the heart of what is now Midtown. The contrast between the architecture of this beautiful building and the skyscrapers surrounding it is breathtaking. The church offers regular Episcopal services, but the highlight of any visit is the renowned St. Thomas Choir.
You'd be hard pressed to find another place quite like the Mmuseumm anywhere. This tiny little museum is basically the size of an elevator shaft, exhibiting an array of random objects, many of which will fit in with a seasonal "theme." Here, in this quirky space, you can see interesting exhibits such as 'last meal receipts' and personal possessions of people in history, as well as the other changing artifacts.
New York Helicopter will offer you a panoramic view of New York city from high up in the sky. You are in safe hands of their certified professional pilots as you fly around the city's skyline. Tourists can choose from three of their tours; 'Central Park Tour', 'Liberty Tour' and 'Grand Tour'. Sign up for their Grand Tour which combines the other two plans and will offer you marvelous sights of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, The Empire State Building, Wall Street and much more. You can also charter their helicopters for a private travel or a transfer to and from the airport. Check the website for pricing and duration of the tours.
This obelisk is one of three taken from Egypt that has been re-erected outside of its original pediment, the other two are in Paris and London. This particular obelisk was erected in 1881 behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park and its age is somewhere between 3600 and 3400 years old. It is inscribed with hieroglyphs that pay homage to Ramses II and Thutmosis III along with other gods in the Ancient Egyptian pantheon. In fact, the moniker attributed to the great Queen Cleopatra is a misnomer as she was never associated with any of the obelisks, it was simply her fame that provided New Yorkers an apt name.
Punctuating the southern landscape of Roosevelt Park is a spectacular masterpiece called Light Dispelling Darkness. This work of art by ceramic artist, Waylande Gregory was created in 1937. Sculpted from terracotta, the fountain features intricately-carved figures and objects like horses, artists and local factory workers. It is the representation of the artist's definition of a world reigned by education and a scientific temper, and the defeat of social evils and natural calamities. Ponder at this spot for your own interpretation.
This is a must for any visitor to New York City. The official visitors' bureau is innovative with a Video Wall where you can view photos or hear advice about what to do in New York. The center also provides the most up-to-date information on where to go, what do and what to see. There is a multilingual service for foreign-speaking visitors and touch-screen information kiosks for creating itineraries and navigating the city. The center is conveniently located at the edge of the Midtown Theater District.
The Father Duffy Square is the northern end of Times Square, New York. Over the years, it has served as a stage for public rallies and has been a popular tourist attraction. A profound reason for its fame has also been the availability of theater tickets at reduced prices. The former 50-foot (15-meter) high plaster statue, referred to as Purity, was a striking feature. The autumn of 2008 marked the opening of the modern design of Duffy Square.
Seagram Building has 38 stories and was designed by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe with Phillip Johnson. It is 516 feet tall and is the location for many offices located within. The architecture has been influenced by the International and American styles. They have used I-beams, steel frame, non structural glass walls, and reinforced concrete to give it a posh look. The space in front of the building is also privately owned and set a trend that was copied by many.
A prime feature on Manhattan's signature skyline is the Candler Building. Owned by the Paramount Group and built in the year 1914 by the Coca-Cola brand, this skyscraper features on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the heart of Times Square and is a fine specimen of the city's architecture. It is home to a restaurant and several commercial spaces.
Giuseppe Verdi Monument is installed at the Verdi Square Park as a tribute to Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi, a popular and renowned composer. The monument was inaugurated on October 12, 1906. It represents the unification of American and Italian cultures and respect towards Verdi. Over the period, it got vandalized owing to neglect, however, it was restored in 1996-97. Today, its an integral part of the city and attracts visitors from all over.