The Sands Point Preserve makes full use of its 216 acres (87.41 hectares): landscaped gardens lead to tangles of trees, meadows become cliffs overlooking beaches, vines of honeysuckles and other flowers surround a freshwater pond, and a castle sits on sweeping lawns. Explore Long Island history by touring the elegant gray-stone Hempstead House or the French eclectic Falaise, after exploring the natural beauty of this diverse environment on 6 marked trails. Educational visits are welcomed, and festivals or special events often take advantage of the spectacular scenery.
A splendid public Arboretum and a beautiful historic site, the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park encompasses nearly 400 acres (160 hectares) of landscaped grounds. Follow picturesque paths past greenhouses and lawns, through formal gardens, woodland, and exquisite plant collections. The property was originally a Gold Coast estate and several of the historic buildings remain, including a Tudor Revival mansion known as Coe Hall, a 65-room structure which may be toured throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Educational programs for all ages, musical and artistic events, plant shows, wedding photography, and school programs utilize this marvelous resource. .
Built in the late 17 Century, the Military Park actually served as a training ground for Newark's militia. However, today it serves the locals with a beautiful park to relax and enjoy the evening. The park contains monument of the 'Wars of America' and a large concrete sword. The park also has an underground parking area. The Military Park hosts a variety of local events like the Common Greens, a popular farmers market, annual festivals like the Africa-Newark Festival and other concerts.
Covering 250 acres (101 hectares), the New York Botanical Garden is a blend of rocks, waterfalls, hills, rivers, woods, ponds, plants, and of course, flowers. The property is beautiful and a National Landmark and includes an interactive area for children. The restored Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is a Victorian-era greenhouse. Don't forget to visit the Shop in the Garden - a store which offers a wide range of goods, from books and garden products to jewelry and body products. Admission prices are higher during peak season, so check the website for details. For those interested in fresh fruits and vegetables, the garden hosts a farmer's market from June through November each year.
Considering themselves as not just a particular activity park, but a complete recreational park, the Gateway National Recreational Park is historic and lies in a condensed urban environment and still manages to offer a variety of activities like boating, hiking, swimming, bird watching and camping. This beauty was built to preserve the exclusivity of nature and culture and the recreational resources.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens hosts most of the major events in the professional tennis circuit. The center is named after Billie Jean King, the famous tennis player. Numerous tennis fans gather to witness some spectacular matches held here, with a bit of celebrity spotting thrown in as a bonus. Most famously, the US Open is played here, giving the venue a vibrant, carnival-esque atmosphere. The venue has both indoor and outdoor courts, with a seating capacity for thousands. Most of the courts are open daily with access to the public at nominal admission charges. Check the website for details of upcoming tournaments.
The stellar zoo located within the sprawling Central Park is one of the most recognized wildlife attractions in the city. Part of a network of four zoos within the city, Central Park Zoo adheres strictly to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices apart from boasting great facilities for the animals. Animal cages have been removed, in favor of open-air habitats. In the Polar Circle, glass walls allow you to see penguins and polar bears swimming just inches from your face.
Sign up with City Sightseeing New York and explore New York city by sailing down the Hudson. The view from the waters will offer you a serene sight of the city; its skyline and bridges. Tourists can choose from three main cruises; Midtown, Downtown and Twilight Cruise. To get a glimpse of the most popular attractions of the city choose the Midtown Cruise which will give you glimpses of the Manhattan Bridge, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and other prime attractions. The Downtown Cruise is of a shorter duration and will take you through important attractions from the midtown tour. Enjoy the brightly lit city as the night falls with the Twilight Tour. Visitors can also charter their private boat for their own personalized tour.
55 Hudson Yards is a 51-storey skyscraper that is set in the prime Hudson Yards. Overlooking the intersection of West 34th Street and 11th Avenue, this building is located adjacent to the bustling subway station 34 St - Hudson Yards. This 710-feet (220 meters) tall building leases office space to corporates. Designed by the architects Roche-Dinkeloo and Kohn Pedersen Fox, this Contemporary-style building was inspired by the cast-iron buildings in SoHo. It features metal grids that holds the glass panels in place.
Located adjacent to Hudson Yards shopping mall, 10 Hudson Yards opened its doors in 2016. This Contemporary-style building was designed by the well-known architect Kohn Pedersen Fox. It houses offices of various companies like SAP, L’Oréal, Coach and VaynerMedia. This 895-feet (272.7 meters) tall tower is also known by the name South Tower. It offers panoramic views of Hudson River, the unique structure Vessel and other prominent towers in Hudson Yards.
The 103-storey tower 30 Hudson Yards is nestled in the prominent Hudson Yards. Standing tall at a height of 1295 feet (395 meters), this office building was designed by the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The building’s lobby has several metal spheres that hang from its high ceiling. Designed by the talented artist Jaume Plensa, these spheres are made using alphabets from different languages from all around the world. Another interesting feature is the observation deck that sits on the 100th floor, corporates events are often held here.
Chelsea Piers are an array of piers along the Hudson River, extending from Pier 59 to 62. A bustling commercial harbor in the early 1900s, and the intended arrival point of the Titanic and Lusitania, the later-abandoned port metamorphosed into a recreational hub in 1995. The 30 acres (12 hectares) of waterfront space features state-of-the-art sporting facilities like a golf range, roller-skating and ice rinks, bowling lanes, basketball courts and an indoor soccer field. Head to the fitness club and day spa for health and wellness. Also on floor is one of the largest gymnastics center in the city and versatile venues playing host to private events.