Arts and Cultural
American Museum of Natural History
One of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and is comprised of 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, 32 million specimens, and its world-renowned library.
Occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th and West 57th Streets, Carnegie Hall was built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, is touted as one of the most prestigious venues in the world for classical and popular music, and presents approximately 250 performances each season.
Located on 16.3 acres in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Manhattan, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a cultural mecca and home to The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and several other resident performing arts companies.
The largest art museum in the United States and one of the three largest in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - located on tony Fifth Avenue with views of Central Park - boasts nearly 2 million works of art encompassing ancient art, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, American and modern art, legendary collections of musical instruments, costumes, weapons and much more.
Museum of Modern Art
Also known as MoMA, this art museum in Midtown Manhattan has been identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, with a collection that offers everything from drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, electronic media, film and more.
Radio City Music Hall
Known as the "Showplace of the Nation" and for a time the leading tourist destination in New York City, this legendary venue hosts world-class live performances, with notable events including the Tony Awards and its famous Christmas extravaganza.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks, the museum - often referred to as simply "The Guggenheim" - is named for its founder and is the permanent home of a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art.
The Theater District
The world-famous Theater District (also spelled "Theatre District") is an area in Midtown Manhattan that extends from Sixth to Eighth Avenues between 41st and 54th Streets and includes Times Square, and most importantly, most of the famous Broadway theaters, as well as other theaters, places of entertainment and restaurants.
Points of Interest
Central Park and Central Park Zoo
As the most visited urban park in the United States, the 843-acre Central Park receives thirty-five million visitors annually, is home to running paths, skating rinks, horse-drawn carriage rides, bicycle rentals, lakes, ponds and more, as well as the charming 6.5 acre Central Park Zoo which features over130 species.
Empire State Building
Another New York City icon, this 102-story building is the second-tallest building in New York City, the third-tallest skyscraper in the U.S. and offers breathtaking views of NYC and beyond from its world-famous observation deck.
Grand Central Station
Described as "the world's loveliest station", Grand Central Terminal is a beautiful example of Beaux-Arts architecture, the world's number six most visited tourist attraction, and the largest train station in the world by number of platforms.
Jacob Javits Convention Center
Also known as simply "Javits Center", this 675,000-square foot convention center was designed by architect James Ingo Freed of I.M. Pei and is located on Eleventh Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets on the West side of Manhattan.
Commonly known as "Penn Station", Pennsylvania Station is a major commuter rail hub located in Midtown Manhattan and in addition to serving over 300,000 passengers daily - the busiest passenger transportation facility in the U.S. - it is also adjoined to Madison Square Garden and within walking distance of the Empire State Building and Macy's at Herald Square.
Covering over 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in Midtown Manhattan, the top tourist attraction in New York City - also known as Rockefeller Plaza - is a complex of 19 commercial buildings, and boasts the world-famous ice rink, the Top of the Rock with incomparable views of NYC from the 70th floor, the lighting of the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and is a must-see for first-time visitors to New York City.
Statue of Liberty
A gift to the United States from the people of France, this colossal neoclassical sculpture of a robed female representing the Roman goddess of freedom is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor and is a must-see icon.
No visit to New York City would be complete without a visit to Times Square, affectionately known as "The Crossroads of the World", and one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, home to the Broadway Theater District, and the world's most visited tourist attraction - hosting over 39 million visitors annually.
Headquartered in New York City and residing in international territory, the United Nations is the world's largest, foremost, and most prominent international organization.
Named after and centered on the eight-block-long street in Lower Manhattan, Wall Street is the financial district of New York City, home to the New York Stock Exchange, the heart of the U.S. financial markets as a whole and one of the world's principal financial centers.
Owned by Macy's, Bloomingdale's is another must-shop destination while in New York City, as the NYC store on Lexington Avenue is the chain's flagship store.
The section of Fifth Avenue that crosses Midtown Manhattan, especially that between 49th and 60 Streets, is consistently ranked among the most expensive shopping streets in the world, and is a must-shop destination while in NYC.
Boasting over one million square feet of space for merchandise over nine floors and occupying three acres on bustling 34th Street in New York City, Macy's Herald Square is the flagship of Macy's department stores and also lays claim to the distinction of being the world's biggest department store.
Madison Avenue in New York City boasts some of the world's most upscale boutiques, jewelers and hair salons with most of these extravagant shops located between 57th and 80th Streets.
Sports and Entertainment
Home to Major League Baseball's New York Mets, Citi Field seats 45,000 avid fans and is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens.
Madison Square Garden
Located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues atop Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, Madison Square Garden is home to the National Hockey League's New York Rangers, the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks, and is the third-busiest music arena in the world.
Home to Major League Baseball's iconic New York Yankees, the new Yankee homestead measures a mile in circumference and also features a museum and martini bar.
What's Nearby - Airports
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
- Teterboro Airport
What's Nearby - Cities and Neighborhoods
- Brooklyn Heights
- Columbus Circle
- East Hampton
- Fort Lee
- Garment District
- Greenwich Village
- Little Italy
- Long Island
- Lower East Side
- Lower West Side
- Meat Packing District
- New York City
- Theater District
- Times Square
- Upper East Side
- Upper West Side
What's Nearby - Corporate Locations and Major Points of Interest
- Bank of America Tower
- Chrysler Building
- Ernst & Young
- Grand Central Station
- Jacob Javits Convention Center
- Morgan Stanley Building
- NYP - New York Penn Station
- New York University / NYU
- Times Square Alliance
- United Nations
- Wall Street