Posts Tagged: Must-see New York

The Dakota Apartments

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New York Dakota Apartments

This post is about the Dakota Apartments, where John Lennon lived in NYC and where he was killed.  Looming over the 72nd Street intersection on Central Park West is the iconic Dakota building.  This building, which was built from 1880-84, has become known as one of the most prestigious residences in New York City.  The […]

One Day in New York City

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This post is a compilation of ideas on how to spend one day in New York City, including an itinerary for those new to the Big Apple and more granular sections on how to enjoy a day in just one or two neighborhoods.  We also include a section on taking day-long guided sightseeing tours, including […]

Best Things to Do in New York City

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Things to do New York City

This post has information on the best things to do in New York City. Below you can find links to information on the city’s top attractions, museums, points of interest, kid-friendly activities, food, self-guided tours of over 20 neighborhoods, and suggestions for things to do at night.  Each link leads to a much more comprehensive […]

Grand Central Terminal Tours

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Grand Central Terminal inside

This post is a review and comparison of the various different walking tours of Grand Central Terminal, including our own guided pay-what-you-like tour as well as a self-guided GPS-enabled audio tour.  Most Grand Central Terminal tours run anywhere from 1 ½ – 2 hours in length, making them easy to fit into almost any itinerary. Even if […]

Metropolitan Museum of Art Tours

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This post compares and reviews the various options you have for a Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour, including guided and audio tours.  The Met is filled with exhibitions which focus on significant cultural history. These installations are frequently switched out, allowing you to experience something entirely different with each individual visit. Considering how often they […]

Things to Do in Harlem | A Self-Guided Tour

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Things to Do in Harlem

This is a self-guided tour and Harlem visitor’s guide intended to aid the visitor in discovering things to see in Harlem, places to eat, sleep, hear gospel music and finding his or her way around.  The focus is on finding inexpensive ways to experience this great neighborhood, though it does provide an array of price […]

The Flatiron Building in New York City

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Flatiron Feature

When Daniel Burnham’s design for the George A. Fuller company’s office building was completed in 1902, it was named after Fuller himself, the Fuller building. But much like 56 Leonard today has come to be known as the Jenga building, New Yorkers gave this building a name of their own, the Flatiron building, because of […]

Tenement Museum in New York City

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Tenement Feature Image

The Tenement Museum, located at 97 Orchard Street, is a must see for anyone visiting the Lower East Side.  Built in 1863, this tenement style apartment building served as a residence for approximately 7,000 immigrants from the time it was built all the way into the 1930’s. In an effort to preserve the history of […]