This massive cathedral, situated across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue is regarded as the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States. With its two soaring 330-foot spires, St. Patrick's Cathedral is also one of the city's most spectacular architectural sights. Construction on the neo-gothic structure had started in 1850 and completed in 1878. Inside, it boasts of numerous altars and stained glass windows, and a giant organ with over 7,300 pipes. Services are held throughout the day, and many New Yorkers stop in for a moment of serenity in their otherwise hectic lives.
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.
The South Street Seaport is an architectural excerpt from the city's long and eventful history, its cobblestone streets flanked on either side by some of downtown Manhattan's oldest commercial buildings. The Historic District is centered around the point where Fulton Street ends at the East River, an enchanting collection of 19th-century buildings and warehouses that stands in stark contrast to the skyscrapers of the adjacent Financial District. The neighborhood's history as a bustling port resonates in its distinctive, nautical character, lending the restaurants and cafes that cluster here a jovial vibe. A bevy of shops and quaint boutiques also make this a top-notch shopping destination, with the mall at Pier 17 as the epicenter of the South Street Seaport's offer. Sweeping views of the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge await at Pier 15, while antique ships bob at the port by the museum. Also of interest are the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse and the old Fulton Fish Market.
John Ballantine House was the residence of Jeanette and John Holme Ballantine, owner of a local brewery business. Built around 1885, the brick wall structure is an example of Dutch architecture. Converted into a museum, the house has a dining room, a bed room, a billiard room, a library and a parlor. All the rooms have been restored to represent the era in which they were built. Some other rooms have been made into galleries with artifacts that show the changing lifestyle of the people during the 18th Century. The house is part of the Newark Museum showcasing the decorative arts used in the cultural and social life of the county during the 18th and 19th Centuries.
The Top of the Rock observation deck adds to the many facets of the Rockefeller Center's international appeal, which already include a seasonal ice skating rink, NBC Studios and the famous Christmas tree. The Top of the Rock observation deck sits serenely on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center. With incredible views of Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and northern Manhattan, you'll be offered a more peaceful look at the bustling city below. Wile away the hours soaking in a gorgeous sunset or experiencing the interactive, multimedia exhibits. The innovative ticket reservation system claims to guarantee a comfortable atmosphere that is never overcrowded.
Built in 1899 by Serena Rhinelander, The Church of the Holy Trinity is located on East 88th Street in Manhattan. This old French Gothic-style Episcopal church has several intricately carved sculptures and plaques. The church features many stained-glass windows, some of these stunning glasses were designed in memory of the Rhinelander family. Along with the church, the church complex houses a chapel, St. Christopher's Mission House, a rectory and the old Holy Trinity House. The church offers services like baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals.
Merchant’s Gate is one of the many entrances that lead to the beautiful Central Park. Located in front of this gate on the southwestern end of the park sits a bustling plaza. This impressive plaza is covered in granite and is lined with stone walls that double as benches. Across this plaza sits the Columbus Circle, which features a monument that is dedicated to the late explorer Christopher Columbus.
Formerly known as the UBS Art Gallery, this Midtown Manhattan space is home to a well-curated collection of contemporary artwork by the likes of Jean Tinguely, Ettore Spaletti, Lorna Simpson and Xu Zhen. The gallery is especially well-known as a venue for some truly fantastic special exhibitions that explore various themes and topics through contemporary artwork. The 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery can be found on the Ground Floor of the UBS building between West 51st Street and West 52nd Street.
This is not a paperback parlor, nor is it a bargain book basement. At times Bartfields, with its delicate antique volumes, manuscripts and maps, will appear to be more of a museum or fine arts gallery than anything. This image is not accidental. The person is expected to be a serious collector or lover of the genre, if not an actual antiquarian. No one attempts to pull books out of the stacks on his own, but rather asks to have a specific book shown to her.
Founded in 1902, this church is an integral part of the Theater District. In 1920, St. Malachy's Church experienced an influx of actors, dancers, musicians, craftsmen, and tourists filling the seats, replacing the types of parishioners St. Malachy's had seen in previous years. In 1991, Father Michael C. Crimmins was named pastor and put forth immense effort to fund repairs for the church. A new roof, restoration of the interior, cleaning of the exterior and heating and air conditioning systems have made St. Malachy Church a beautiful place to pray.
Edwynn Houk has been dealing in modern art since 1980. In 1997 he opened this gallery in New York city to offer a platform to promote modern art, especially photographic works. Since its establishment, this gallery has earned a reputation for hosting some of the best exhibitions by artists with the likes of Moholy Nagy, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Frank and Man Ray. Visitors can gaze at beautiful monochromes of Alex Guofeng Cao, Steve Schapiro and Bruce Davidson that offer you a glimpse into what occurs behind the scenes during a performance. You can also peruse exceptional contemporary works by Robert Polidori, Sally Mann and Sissi Farassat that have gone beyond the traditional perceptions of photography.