Staten Island Botanical Garden

Photo Description A short ferry ride away from Manhattan’s powerful downtown financial district sits one of New York City’s best kept secrets, The Staten Island Botanical Garden. Nestled within the grounds of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, The Staten Island Botanical Garden...

Staten Island Botanical Garden
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

Wave Hill

Photo Description Wave Hill maintains award-winning gardens and greenhouses; manages an urban woodland; provides environmental education for City children, teachers, and over 110,000 visitors annually; offers arts activities for children that strengthen environmental awareness; and...

Wave Hill
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

Pelham Bay Park

Photo Description At over 2,700 acres, Pelham Bay Park is the city’s largest park. Like many of New York City’s parks, the land on which it sits has a long and intricate history. Many of the park’s historic features remain observable to the modern park visitor. Pelham...

Pelham Bay Park
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

Empire State Building

Photo Description New York’s famous Empire State Building, a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. Located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet above the city’s bustling streets,...

Empire State Building
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

World Trade Center Site

Photo Description Site of the former twin towers of the World Trade Center. Viewing the World Trade Center Site, there is a viewing area, open 9am – 9pm, at Liberty Street and Broadway. Tickets are no longer required. Groups do not need to make special arrangements to visit the...

World Trade Center Site
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

Lefferts Homestead

Photo Description Lefferts Homestead in Prospect Park is one of the few surviving Dutch Colonial farmhouses in Brooklyn. Built for a prominent 18th-century Flatbush landowner, it was home to at least four generations of the Lefferts family. Today it is operated by the Prospect Park...

Lefferts Homestead
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Photo #img1 Description The cathedral of St John the Divine is the world’s largest gothic cathedral. Art treasures include Raphael’s tapestries. Tours include a ‘vertical tour’ to the top of the Nave. In the Close is a Biblical Garden and the fanciful Peace...

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Photo Description Famous immigrant gateway to America for ancestors of one in four present-day Americans. Multilingual audio tours. Ferry departs daily from Battery Park. Ferry fee; museum free. Bus parking. Private rooms: 3, plus 2 theaters; event capacity: 1,000+.Famous immigrant...

Ellis Island Immigration Museum
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel

Verrazano Narrows Bridge

Photo Description When it opened in 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the world’s longest suspension span. Today, its length is surpassed only by the Humber Bridge in England. The ends of the bridge are at historic Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island,...

Verrazano Narrows Bridge
posted on: May 13, 2011 | author: new york travel
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