Shea Stadium

Photo Description Shea Stadium opened on April 17, 1964 in Flushing Meadows, Queens as the New York Mets played the Pittsburgh Pirates before 48,736 fans. The $25.5 million stadium marked a new beginning for the young club that had played its first two years at the Polo Grounds. The...

Shea Stadium
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New York Penn Station

Photo #img1 #img1 Description The original Pennsylvannia Station, in its time, was the largest building ever erected for rail travel, commissioned by Pennsylvania Railroad President Alexander Cassatt and built by architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, stood between 31st and 33rd...

New York Penn Station
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Yankee Stadium

Photo Description On February 6, 1921, the Yankees issued a press release to announce the purchase of 10 acres of property in the west Bronx. The land, purchased from the estate of William Waldorf Astor for $675,000, sat directly across the Harlem River from the Yankees’ then...

Yankee Stadium
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Prospect Park Audubon Center at the B...

Photo Description The Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to wildlife preservation and natural education, located inside an Historic New York City Landmark. Surrounded by interpretive nature trails in acres of carefully restored natural...

Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse
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World Financial Center

Photo Description The World Financial Center is located in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City on the Hudson River. The four office towers of the World Financial Center house the world headquarters of American Express, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, CIBC World Markets, and other...

World Financial Center
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Madison Square Garden

Photo Description Newly renovated landmark sports/entertainment complex. Host to exciting national events: concerts, tennis, boxing, ice shows, circus, horse/dog shows, as well as the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. Daily tours. Meeting/party space for up to 20,000.Newly renovated...

Madison Square Garden
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

Grand Central Terminal

Photo Description Grand Central Terminal is one of New York City’s most famous landmarks. The terminal opened in 1913, after about 10 years of construction. Over the years, the terminal suffered deterioration and possible demolition. But the city wasn’t going to let Grand...

Grand Central Terminal
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Battery Park

Photo Description At the bottom of Manhattan, just below the financial district is Battery Park. With a decent yet distant view of the Statue of Liberty this park is visited by thousands. Home to Castle Clinton, the city’s only fort, this 21-acre park includes, on one end, Hope...

Battery Park
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St. John’s Episcopal Church

Photo #img1 #img1 Description Finally finished in 1835, St. John’s was built to serve the Episcopalian troops stationed at Fort Hamilton. Known as the “Church of the Generals”. Among those who attended services here were General Robert E. Lee and General Thomes J....

St. John’s Episcopal Church
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NBC Tour

Photo Description Since 1933, NBC has offered this historic tour that takes you through the halls and into the studios of NBC’s New York operations. An NBC Page will be your guide to the world of the Peacock Network. The first stop on the tour is NBC History Theatre where you will...

NBC Tour
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