This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
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.
Soaring to a height of 1,454 feet (443.2 meters), this 102-story skyscraper held the title of the world's tallest for close to four decades after its completion in 1931. Despite being surpassed in height, the Empire State Building remains one of the United States' best-known and most iconic modern wonders. The building's Art Deco design is the work of the architect William F. Lamb, who drew up the plans over a mere two weeks using the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem as a template. Replete with stunning architectural details best showcased by the lavish lobby, the Empire State Building is a splendid jewel of the Art Deco variety. The highlights of the Empire State Building are its two observation decks, perched on the 86th and 102nd floors of the building. From here, awe-inspiring views of New York City await, the vista transforming from a sun-dappled, urban landscape by day to a glittering sea of lights by night. Often, the tower's lofty pinnacle is lit up in myriad colors to celebrate various special occasions and anniversaries throughout the year, accompanied by spectacular light shows that are visible for miles around.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a stunning memorial that was created to honor the people who lost their lives during the dreaded September 11, 2001 attacks.The memorial consists of two pools set in the original site as well as a beautiful plaza. The names of the victims are engraved on paneling along with the pools. Visitors can also explore the 9/11 Memorial Museum that features artifacts and stories about the event. The various exhibits on display at this underground museum educates the visitors.
Stretching across the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge is an architectural wonder. Connecting the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn, the suspension bridge with its Gothic towers and steel cables adds a unique silhouette to the city's iconic skyline. Completed in 1883, the bridge was the longest of its kind, measuring almost 1600 feet (487.68 meters). One of the city's most enduringly popular attractions, Brooklyn Bridge offers visitors some of the best views of the cityscape above the river's shimmering waters.
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.
Touted to be one of the most busy junction, the Four Corners district is a historic area of Newark. It plays a significant part in the local history as the earliest settlers had set-up their settlements at this site. Today, many of the buildings as well as this district features in the National Register of Historic Places.
Aljira is a contemporary art center which has worked hard to promote and develop the the field of art in Newark. The name is derived from an Aboriginal term and it means open possibilities and timelessness. Opened in 1983, this center has showcased many exhibitions and amazing artworks since then and has provided a platform for the upcoming artists. Apart from this, the gallery also sells books and beautiful artworks and holds an auction for fine art.
The Krueger-Scott Mansion is an awe-inspiring structure which was built in 1888 and owned by Gottfried Krueger, a German beer baron. Ownership of the house changed many hands and each of them brought in their style and class. Built in the Late Victorian style of architecture, it was once, one of the most magnificent houses in Newark. The building stands firm on its ground even today, but remains vacant. A symbol of power and grace it draws crowds for its sheer grandeur.
Lincoln Park Historic District is located in of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, and bordered by several downtown neighborhoods. It is home to a number of historic statues and landmarks, as well as an elite class of residents. A great attraction is the Lincoln Park Music Festival in July which has been drawing large crowds since 2005 and ensures more than 50,000 spectators. This neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in Newark's Ironbound area, Riverbank Park was opened to the public in 1907. Although small as compared to others in the Essex County Park System, Riverbank Park is extremely popular, and the baseball field, running track, playground and soccer field are always packed. An area of the park also offers waterfront access.