An emerald expanse in the thriving, concrete jungle that is New York City, Central Park lies in the heartland of the Manhattan borough. It commences its labyrinthine stretch from Midtown, all the way to Harlem. It was created in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who envisioned a sprawling green space in the center of the island. The park spans 843 acres (341.15 hectares) and bustles with life throughout the day, even as the layered, multi-hued fold of the city's skyline unfolds at its hem. The park's 21 playgrounds are speckled with ornate fountains, sculptures, myriad bridges and arches, together forming an urbane respite where several come to find peace from the city's chaotic pace. Attractions within the park include the Bethesda Fountain, the Conservatory Garden, Belvedere Castle, and Central Park Zoo.
Qualquer visitante em Nova Iorque deve gastar pelo menos um par de horas neste grande museu. Desenhado por Richard Morris Hunt em 1895, tem mais de 150.000 metros quadrados de espaço em exposição. Entre as pinturas européias no espólio, se-incluem obras de Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Titian e Vermeer. A galeria egípcia é incomparável. Arte asiática, escultura, armas e fotografias também competem por sua atenção. Durante o verão, o jardim ao céu aberto exibe esculturas contemporâneas. Veja a página de internet do museu para o calendário, detalhes de filiação, detalhes completos das visitas e especialmente o encontro das ferias de Met na segunda-feira.
The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts is a massive venue when it comes to live entertainment. The Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors has something for everyone: internationally recognized dances, high-level performances, special events and jazz. Watch out for Live From Lincoln Center, a program that has famous orchestras and artistes performing. Lincoln Center holds about 400 live performances a year, ranging from classical to modern productions. And as if that wasn't enough, the Center also hosts many events put on by the Film Society at Lincoln Center. There are guided tours on a daily basis that explore the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theater (home of the New York City Opera) and the Vivian Beaumont Theater. During the tour, your guides will entertain you with fascinating stories and give you a glimpse of a rehearsal in progress.
O majestoso Empire State Building foi concluído em 1931 como o edifício mais alto do mundo. Embora já não seja o mais alto, ele continua impressionante, como sempre. À noite, o prédio é iluminado, com cores especiais indicadas nos feriados. Entradas podem ser compradas através da página de internet do Empire State Building ou no vestíbulo do edifício. O observatório está aberto 365 dias por ano.
Home to the legendary dance company The Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall is one of the most spectacular and famous performance venues in the United States. Its locale in the heart of the Big Apple has made it a cultural center, particularly during the Christmas season. Originally opened in 1932 and nicknamed "The Palace for the People," Radio City was renovated in 1980. Anybody who is anybody has performed here - New York legends Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis, Jr. are just a few that spring to mind, and to this day, the stage remains a showcase for entertainment royalty.
Esta enorme catedral, situada em frente ao Rockefeller Center, na Quinta Avenida, é a maior catedral católica dos Estados Unidos. Com os seus duas torres de 100 metros cada uma, a catedral de São Patrício é também uma das mais belas visões arquitectônicas da cidade. A construcção no estilo neo-gótico começou a ser construída em 1850 e foi concluída em 1878. No interior, tem uma capacidade para 2500 pessoas, numerosos altares e vitrais, e um órgão gigante com mais de 7.300 tubos. Os serviços são realizadas durante todo o dia, e muitos nova-iorquinos param aqui para terem um momento de serenidade em sua vida agitada.
Situated in the southwest of Central Park, Pinebank Arch is a beautiful bridge. Made using cast iron, this bridge was built by J.B. and W.W. Cornell Ironworks in 1861. This old bridge connects West Drive to Heckscher Playground. Surrounded by lush green trees and manicured lawns, this bridge exudes an old world charm.
Located between Central Park and Amsterdam Avenue this district has many landmarks which are historical and are preserved by the state. Residential buildings, churches and museums which are in this area are historical in nature. The architecture depicted by these buildings is different in terms of style and structure as it is of a different era. There are more than 40 residential buildings in this area which are luxurious and depict a classic architectural style which are all protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Known to host Midsummer Night Swing, a summer festival, Josie Robertson Plaza is very popular in the city of New York. Having hosted several events, this venue at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, is a hub of buzzing activities. To know more about it, please visit the website.
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 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.