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Waldorf Astoria

The world famous art deco style luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria sits on Park Avenue just north of Grand Central Terminal and has played host to some of the world’s most famous visitors and dignitaries, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, and Douglas MacArthur. It opened…


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United Nations Headquarters

We visit the headquarters of the United Nations along the East River. The land under the UN building is considered international territory and not part of the US. The 18 acre site belongs to all 193 UN member countries from around the world. This complex…


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Times Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection in midtown Manhattan. It’s at the junction of Broadway and 7th avenue and stretches from West 42nd street to West 47th. Brightly adorned with billboards and lighted advertising of all kinds, Times Square is the known as the…


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Statue of Liberty

The original name of this copper icon of the United States was “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World”. It was a gift from France, created by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated a National Monument in…


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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a neo-gothic gem in midtown Manhattan across the street from Rockefeller Center and is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The site where the cathedral sits was originally a Jesuit college in…


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New York Public Library

The iconic main branch of the New York Public Library is the flagship building in the system and a prominent historic landmark in midtown Manhattan. It opened in 1911 and is one of four research libraries in the library system. This beautiful beaux-arts style building…


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New York City Hall

New York’s City Hall is one of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions. Designed by Joseph François Mangin and John McComb, Jr. and completed in 1812, New York’s City Hall building is a national history…


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New York Aquarium

The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the US. Originally opened in Castle Clinton in Battery Park, Manhattan in 1896, since 1957 it’s been located on the boardwalk in Coney Island. The aquarium occupies 14 acres and boasts over 350 species…


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Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known as the Met, is the largest art museum in the US and one of the ten largest in the world. It’s permanent collection contains more than 2 million works of art. The main building, located on the eastern edge…


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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds opened to the public in Times Square in 2000 and has millions of visitors each year to see the famous realistic wax figures on display inside. Inside is a museum style gallery of models of the rich and famous, the glamourous and newsmakers,…


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