New York Attractions
Nobody can deny that New York is the city of attractions. Even after visiting the city twice, there were still many attractions left for me to explore. So, I planned for a third visit to this great city and explored the below stated New York attractions.
Speaking about the skyscrapers, the Chrysler Building is considered as among the most favorite skyscrapers in the city. When it was constructed in 1930, this Art Deco structure was the tallest one on the planet. Before that the Flatiron Building triangular in shape was constructed in 1901, which was one of the world’s tallest buildings. Today, it is among the city’s most famous buildings. The structure is on the Madison Square that itself is among the pleasant New York attractions with a sculpture park and architectural landmarks. The Citigroup Center soaring at 915 feet is a tall skyscraper in the midtown Manhattan. This building stands on four tall supporting columns and gives space for the St. Peter’s Church on the ground level. Regarded as the Cathedral of Commerce, the Woolworth Building was once the tallest skyscraper when constructed in 1913 as the headquarter for the Woolworth retail chain.
The Fifth Avenue is among the most famous New York attractions. This is the hustling street regarded as a shopping paradise with a myriad of flagship stores. Also, it is the home to a few popular landmarks such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Trump Tower.
Want to visit China and Italy without actually reaching there? Head to the Chinatown that is a unique ethnic neighborhood established in 1870s. Nestled in the lower portion of Manhattan and accessible from other famous neighborhoods such as Tribeca and Soho, this is where you can taste some authentic Chinese cuisine. The Little Italy was once crowded with apartment houses, but today, tourists enjoy in its typical Italian restaurants.
One of the most interesting museums is the Guggenheim Museum close to the Central Park where you can take a tour of a collection of modern art. This is preserved in a unique building planned by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. If you like aviation, head to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum that boasts all types of helicopters and airplanes along with a submarine and a Concorde. The Brooklyn Museum of Art is regarded as among the largest and best museums of New York City. New York is the right place for the Skyscraper Museum where permanent and temporary exhibitions tell you about how these skyscrapers evolved on the planet.
For some seaside fun, the Coney Island is one of the best places to be at in the afternoon. Located in Brooklyn, this is a resort offering its historic Ferris Wheel and roller coaster, the Cyclone. Do also explore the Roosevelt Island n the East River between Manhattan and Queens. Reached by an aerial tram, this is very famous for its hospitals and asylums that have served many people since the 1800s. The island can be reached by an aerial tram.
The Plaza Hotel is one of the world’s most famous hotels. It was built in French Renaissance style near Central Park. The building, which opened in 1907, was designated a historic landmark in 1969. The South Street Seaport is among the interesting New York attractions. Formerly the busiest port on the planet, it is now a historic district packed with tourists. The main attractions here are a maritime museum, several shops, and great restaurants. If you like music and dance, head to the Lincoln Center that is a large complex committed to these forms of entertainment. This is also very popular among the tourists.
Among the Christian religious structures, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the Trinity Church are worth a visit after St. Patrick’s. The former is an enormous cathedral whose construction was started in 1892, but is yet unfinished; while the latter is known for its spire that once rose over Lower Manhattan.
Let’s explore some parks too. The Bryant Park is a small, beautiful park at 42nd street where the stunning buildings like the historic Bryant Park Hotel or the modern Bank of America Building are the main attractions. The Battery Park, once fortified with a set of canons, is the largest park in lower Manhattan at its tip. From here, you can catch a ferry to reach the Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Near to this park is the New York Public Library that is famous in the world. It is within a wonderful Beaux-Arts building completed in 1911.
The Riverside Park is a long narrow park along the Hudson River in Upper West Side offering monuments like the Grant’s Tomb and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. If you want to have some great views of the river, the Fort Tryon Park on a rocky terrain in the Washington Heights area in Manhattan is the best place to be. Check out its Cloisters and a medieval art museum.