American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869, it’s one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions.  People come from all over the world to visit the Museum.  It is gigantic; it covers four city blocks between 77th and 81st on Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.  You can get lost in this place, but have no fear because wherever... Read More

Soho

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Soho is surrounded by galleries and energy of the arts permeating the beautiful streets of New York City.  Soho stands for South of Houston.  It’s also known as the Cast Iron District because originally the area was built for warehouses and manufacturing facilities.  It hovers over 26 blocks with these cast iron facades.  Some of the finest shops in the city can be found... Read More

FAO Schwarz celebrates 150 Anniversary

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FAO Schwarz celebrates 150th Anniversary by displaying historic toys all around the store. Visit FAO and look back in time at some of your favorite vintage toys – “A Gallery of Historic Toys” will be showcasing 25 vintage versions of toys until April 10.  Bring your kids to the store and show them some of your favorite vintage toys you cherished when you were... Read More

West Village

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The West Village is a special place in New York City.  New Yorkers speak of the hustle and bustle of the city a lot and how they would like to get away now and then; the West Village is one of those places that accomplishes just that.  When you think of the West Village, people immediately think of the word neighborhood.  There are so many areas in the city that give people a... Read More

Chrysler Building

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The Chrysler Building which stands at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue is the third tallest building in New York City.  It is 320 meters high (1,050 ft), truly spectacular to look at.  It is one of New York City’s Top attractions and finest buildings for sure.  They broke ground on September 19th, 1928 and eventually finished construction on May 20th, 1930.... Read More

New Years Eve in Times Square

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Visit Sammy and the City on Facebook and click  “Like” to be part of our adventures throughout New York City. New Years Eve in New York City is like no other place on earth.  The scoreboard says it all, over one million people will be in Times Square to watch the ball drop and one billion people worldwide will be watching.  The ball this year has 2700 Waterford Crystal... Read More

Christmas Time

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What better way to celebrate Christmas then to visit New York City during the Holiday Season. New York City truly shines during this special time of the year. I hope everyone around the world gets a chance to someday experience the “magic” that Manhattan has to offer. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Video footage includes Radio City, Rockefeller Center, Citi Pond... Read More

Apple’s New Store at Grand Central

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Every now and then a day falls upon us that you know you are never going to forget. Today was that day for ten of thousands of people at the opening of the largest Apple Store at Grand Central Station.  Might be one of the biggest grand openings a retail store has ever had. Celebrities from Michael J. Fox and Brooke Shields to comedians like Whoopi Goldberg and Jimmy Fallon attended... Read More

New Apple Store at Grand Central

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Apple is opening their biggest store in NYC yet at Grand Central.  Apple has four other locations that cater to the residents of Manhattan. This 23000 square foot store will serve to the several hundred thousand commuters coming in and out of the terminal everyday.  The technology giant signed a 10 year lease with the MTA and forked up 5 million dollars to ask Charlie Palmers... Read More

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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The 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes is going on now through January 2nd, 2012, if you are in NYC during these weeks it is highly recommended that you go see this show.  This is the show’s 79th year where they will set the bar for the holidays. Everybody knows nobody does Christmas like New York City; Radio City Music Hall is one of the holiday staples... Read More

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

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The 74 foot, 75 year old Norway Spruce is going to be ready for its close up! On November 30th the tree will be more than spruced up with 30,000 LED environmentally friendly lights, and topped off with Swarovski crystals, 25,000 of them to be exact, in the shape of a star. The tree lighting ceremony draws a crowd well into the tens of thousands and that’s not including the... Read More

Grand Central Holiday Fair

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Grand Central features the Holiday Fair which takes place in the 12000 square foot Vanderbilt Hall.  Its easy just to walk by Grand Central Station as you are passing on the street; but once you are inside you will realize quickly this is one of New York City’s most special places.  Leave it to this New York City landmark to put their best foot forward for the holiday season... Read More

FAO Schwarz

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FAO Schwarz, the most famous toy store in New York City and quite possibly the world, has been known as second home to Santa and his elves since first opening their doors in 1876.  After trying a few different locations they finally settled into their current famed flagship location at 5th Ave and 59th street in 1986.  It has been a major year round tourist destination and the... Read More

Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center

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The Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center is at the center of it all.  Ice Skating in the middle of New York City with skyscrapers towering over you is such a surreal experience, highly recommended for those visiting during holiday season.  Rockefeller Center is such a special place that you immediately think of the holidays even if you live in New York.  The Ice Skating Rink... Read More

Bow Bridge, Autumn

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It has often been said that autumn is one of the most romantic seasons in New York, so it’s not surprising that the Bow Bridge, one of the park’s most famous and romantic locations has been the silent star in many movie scenes, including films like Autumn in New York! This bridge whose walkway consists of South American hardwood is the second oldest cast iron bridge in America.  Measuring... Read More

Lake

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The Lake, Central Park’s second largest body of water (the Reservoir is the largest) spans about 20 acres and is centrally located between 71st and 78th streets. Before the creation of nearby Wollman Rink, the Lake served as a central winter gathering place and on one record day supported up to 40,000 ice skaters.   Though you can’t ice skate on it anymore, you can still enjoy... Read More

Belvedere Castle

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The Belvedere Castle is an extraordinary part of Central Park .  It was originally handed over in 1867 from the Croton Aqueduct Board to the park to look after it.  There have been several changes made through the years.  In the early 1900’s the Weather Bureau had its operations there and continued all the way until 1960’s.  The tower at the castle is the highest point in... Read More

The Mall, Autumn

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As we begin the autumn season most people will be thinking of getting out to the country to witness the changing colors of the leaves known as fall foliage. But you don’t need to get out of the city to witness the beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. Just step out into everyone’s backyard…Central Park. The park really does take on a different personality in... Read More

Gapstow Bridge

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The Gapstow Bridge is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in all of Central Park.  Many movies scenes have been filmed here.  Known for its rustic stone structure, the bridge offers some of the best views in the park.  The Gapstow overlooks the Plaza Hotel, one of New York City’s most famous spots.  When you are standing on the bridge you get the feeling that you... Read More

The Christmas Tree has arrived at Rockefeller Plaza

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The 74-foot Norway spruce made its way from Mifflinville, Pa, to Manhattan today. The 75-year-old tree weighs 10 tons and it was donated by the Keller family.  The holiday season in NYC is a magical time and the Rockefeller Christmas tree is at the heart of it all.  The tree will be lit on Wednesday November 30th.  There will be approximately 30,000 lights on the tree. Tony Bennet... Read More

Copacabana

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Copacabana, located near Times Square is one of New York City’s most famous night clubs.  Most Nightclubs in Manhattan come and go, but Copacabana has stood the test of time since it opened in January of 1941.  The club hosted many of the brightest in Hollywood and helped launch many careers.  Hollywood’s biggest performers actually performed here from Frank Sinatra to Sammy... Read More

Prince Charming

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Sammy attended the 11th Annual Halloween Pet Costume hosted by Wendy Diamond, Animalfair to support the Humane Society of New York. This event was held on October 26th at the Copcabana, 268 w 47th st. New York NY 10011. Sammy had a fabulous time and was dressed as Prince Charming – he met Wendy Diamond, Dylan Lauren, Sara Haines, Bravo TV’s Mad Fashion’s Chris March... Read More

Conservatory Garden, Autumn

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Just as the leaves begin to fall there are breath taking views at the Conservatory Garden.  The beauty of the garden remains with thousands of Korean chrysanthemums blooming during the Autumn Season.  It sits on six acres of land and is comprised of 3 garden styles – French, Italian and English.  The Conservatory Garden video was filmed on the last week of October and it... Read More

The Mall

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The Mall is the most beautiful area of Central Park, as well as the most active gathering place for New York residents and tourists alike. The surrounding area of the Mall offers breath taking views of rows of American Elm trees and benches along side of the pathway.  This area is filled with street performers, skate boarders, rollerbladers, portrait painters, and lots of adorable... Read More

Roundabout Theatre Company

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Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard’s The Road To Mecca starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed... Read More

Anything Goes

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Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the 2011 Tony® Award winning Anything Goes, starring 2011 Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.” Directed & choreographed by 2011 Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will now play through Sunday, April... Read More

Grand Central Station

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Grand Central Station is located on 42nd street between Lexington and Park Avenue. Grand Central is the hub for metro-north commuter lines of Westchester County and neighboring connecticut.  Approximately 130,000 commuters travel through Grand Central everyday.  People, whether they are commuting or not, each day, come to the station to enjoy the restaurants, bars,  and shops... Read More

Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park is in the heart of Greenwich Village – the area is filled with writers, film makers, artists, NYU students, musicians, chess players, and skateboarders.  A lively place to watch street performers, people watch, take photos or a great meeting spot. It has two playground for kids, plenty of grass space, a dog run, and a fountain in the center of the park.... Read More

Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park is located in the heart of Greenwich Village.  New York University dormitories and administration offices, as well as many residences surround the Park.  This is one of New York City’s great attractions – so many people, so many walks of life spend time in this park.  Washington Square is known for its diversity and its artistic nature, it speaks... Read More

Statute of Liberty

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Statute of Liberty was a gift from france to the United States to symbolize the spirit of freedom. The Statue of Liberty is on a 12-acre Island, which is owned by the Federal Government. The observation platform offers amazing views of New York City and the Harbor. It was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924.  Nearby Tourist Attractions:... Read More

Trinity Church

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Trinity Church is located in Lower Manhattan on the top of Wall Street where Broadway connects. This church building is one of the first examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United States.  The graveyard contains some of the oldest graves in the city.  The graves and memorials include many historic figures such as Alexander Hamilton, on the ten-dollar bill, William Bradford,... Read More

City Hall Park

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City Hall has governed New York City since the early 1800’s.  It’s located between Broadway, Park Row and Chambers in Lower Manhattan.  City Hall sits near the park called the City Hall Park.  City Hall is one of the oldest governmental buildings in the United States and it houses the actual office of the Mayor of New York City.  City Hall was constructed from 1803 to 1812... Read More

Castle Clinton

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Castle Clinton was built between 1807 and 1809, as a fort to keep out the British invasion in 1812.  It was made a national monument in 1950 and open to the public in 1975.  Today, it’s a place to buy tickets to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Museum of Jewish... Read More

Carmine’s

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Carmine’s is one of Times Square most popular Restaurants, as well as New York City’s most successful restaurants since it opened in 1992.  The original first Carmine’s actually opened in 1990 on the Upper West Side and was an overnight success.  Known for its well diversified Italian family style servings and its wine selection at fair prices, people cannot get... Read More

Times Square new redesign

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Times Square will be getting a new redesign by 2014. The Times Square Alliance says it will “simplify and de-clutter” and create a unified identity for the heart of Times Square. The $27 million plan transforms the plazas into “sleek silver-gray spaces populated by slablike benches and metallic tiles”. The plan is expected to be completed in 2014. Nearby Tourist... Read More

Times Square

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Times Square, Bright lights, Big City has defined this monumental location for so many decades now.  It’s among the top most traveled spot in the world, possibly number 1.  Its in the heart of the Theatre District, stretching along broadway from 42nd to 48th Street and on Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Times Square hosts the ball drop each year to break in the New Year at one... Read More

M&M’s World in Times Square

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M&M’s World in Times Square is New York City’s largest candy store, with 25,000 square feet, three-story space devoted to anything related to M&M’s-themed merchandise, such as T-shirts, kitchenware, glassware, clothing, bedding, jewelry, photo frames, souvenirs, basically everything you can imagine. They also provide a variety selection of M&M’s... Read More

HERSHEY’S Times Square

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HERSHEY’S Times Square is an all American Chocolate Company. The store offers tins and jars loaded with HERSHEY’S chocolates, collectible HERSHEY’S souvenirs, HERSHEY’S clothing and toys. The back of the store has a feel of a chocolate factory and the outside of the HERSHEY’S store you will find a very unique fixture that’s worth seeing. Nearby Tourist Attractions:... Read More

Theatre District

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Theatre District in New York City is one of the most exciting places in Manhattan located in the heart of Times Square. The energetic district offers Broadway shows, off-Broadway shows, comedy clubs, restaurants, shops, and hotels catering to visitors from around the world. Bright lights, Big City was born out of this District.  A lot of the shows don’t end until almost midnight... Read More

TKTS ticket booth

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TKTS ticket booth is at Duffy Square in Times Square, Manhattan, located between 45th and 47th Streets on Broadway and 7th Avenue. You can get discounts up to 25–50% off the face value for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, music and dance events. The ticket booth has lots of same day tickets, so you have to get in line and wait for a bit.  Nearby Tourist Attractions: Times Square... Read More

Duffy Square

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Duffy Square is in Times Square located between 45th and 47th Streets, Broadway and Seventh Avenue.  The square offers New Yorkers and visitors a place to sit and relax and take in the view of Time Square.  The red steps happens to be the roof of the TKTS ticket booth, which is located behind the statue of Chaplain Francis P. Duffy, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia on... Read More

Times Square Information Center

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Times Square Information Center is a walk-in facility at the embassy Theater, on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets. You can stop by the Information center for details regarding tickets on broadway shows, sight seeing tours, and many other activities around the city. Open daily from 8AM to 8PM. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Times Square Visitors Center, Theatre District, Official... Read More

Jane’s Carousel

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Jane’s Carousel opened to the public on September 16th in Brooklyn Bridge Park at the Empire Fulton Ferry. The Carousel is named after Jane Walentas, wife of DUMBO developer David Walentas, who bought the old carousel for $385,000 in 1984 from an auction. The Carousel was restored, donated to the city and is now housed in a spectacular Pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize... Read More

Museum of the American Indian

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National Museum of the American Indian details the history and cultural of America’s native people through costumes, artifacts, and artworks. The items spans more than 10,000 years of Indian heritage gathered by collector George Gustav Heyee (1874 – 1957).  He was a Banking New York Millionaire and his collection became the core of the National Museum of the American Indian. Nearby Tourist... Read More

Federal Reserve Bank of NY

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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System. Visitors can learn about the history of gold, money, banking and the Federal Reserve System responsibilities, through a guided tour and interactive exhibits in the museum. Museum is open and free to the public. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Clinton Castle, Staten Island Ferry,... Read More

Bowling Green Park

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Bowling Green Park is the oldest and the first official park in New York City, built in 1733. This Park is located in Lower Manhattan and its situated between the famous Bull Bronze sculpture and the National Museum of the American Indian, where Broadway ends. Other nearby Landmarks: Clinton Castle, Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, Wall Street, Ferry to the Statue of Liberty... Read More

Waldorf-Astoria

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The Waldorf-Astoria is luxury hotel, as well as an Art Deco masterpiece and a New York City landmark. This old fashion, elegant luxury hotel takes up one-square block on Park Avenue.  The Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue opened during the great depression on October 1931. See other Tourist Attractions. Location: 301 Park Avenue, between 49th and 50th.  Read More

Skyscraper Museum

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The Museum features the history and development of skyscraper construction and designs of tall buildings. New Yorkers and visitors can learn about the modern architecture, and detail information on high-rise buildings relating to technology, real estate investments, and places of business and residence. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Clinton Castle, Staten Island Ferry, Battery... Read More

St. Paul’s Chapel

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St. Paul’s Chapel a chapel of Trinity Church, is one of the oldest church in New York, built between 1764 and 1768, but completed by 1776. George Washington once worshiped in this episcopal chapel. Dating to 1766, the churchyard at St. Paul’s bears the graves of many important historical figures, including a number of Revolutionary War heroes.  The church is a historical... Read More

Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Museum of Jewish Heritage is a living Memorial to the Holocaust located in Lower Manhattan in Battery Park City. This Museum presents the story of Jewish suffering and survival. The Museum’s collection contains more than 25,000 items about modern Jewish history and the Holocaust. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Clinton Castle, Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park City, Hudson... Read More

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Ellis Island Immigration Museum tells a powerful story of American’s immigrants experience through photos, interactive exhibits, walking tours and movies revealing the hardships and challenges faced by immigrants passing through Ellis Island. Twelve million immigrants arrived at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954.  Nearby Tourist Attractions: Staten Island Ferry, Battery... Read More

Winter Garden

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The Winter Garden is in the heart of the World Financial Center, includes spectacular tall Palm trees and benches, offering a tropical spirit, with stunning views of glass-enclosed greenhouse pavilion. The Winter Garden has specialty shops and restaurants overlooking the waterfront plaza with great views of the Hudson River. The Winter Garden is the main stage for Arts World... Read More

Battery Park City

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Take in breathtaking sunset scenery of the New York Harbor at Battery Park and Battery Park City. Battery Park is a 25-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, and Battery Park City is a community with office and residential buildings located northwest of the Park. Children, adults and pets come to explore Battery Park City – you can bike, run, jog, take great... Read More

World Financial Center

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World Financial Center is located in Lower Manhattan at the center of Battery Park City, overlooking the New York Harbor and the Hudson River. The four granite and glass office towers encompasses about eight million square feet of office space, and post-modern architecture, with up to 51 floors, designed by Cesar Pelli. The Winter Garden is in the heart of the World Financial... Read More

Wall Street Bull

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The Wall Street Bull near the Bowling Green Park has become a famous tourist attraction to visitors from all over the world. This magnificent art sculpture from Arturo Di Modica represents the “strength and power” of the American people. This sculpture was a gift to the people of New York City after the stock market crash of 1987. Location: Near Bowling Green Plaza... Read More

Liberty Helicopters Tours

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Come see New York City like never before with Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours of NYC. Its a thrilling experience of a lifetime offering inspiring views of New York City most famous landmarks. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero and the world-famous financial district of Wall Street, as well as the Empire State Building, Met Life, Chrysler building and much... Read More

Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most incredible landmarks in all of New York. The Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River.  It was built between 1869 and 1883 – its 5,989 feet long, about 1.13 miles. Due to its two masonry towers standing 276 feet tall, they were at that time making some of tallest landmarks in New York.  In 1964, the Brooklyn Bridge had... Read More

Empire State Building

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Come see New York City from the top of the Empire State Building, the most famous office building in the world. The Empire State Building offers spectacular 360-degree panoramic views for Manhattan and beyond the Observatory Deck on the 86th and 102nd floor. To learn more about the Empire State Building Click Here. Dogs are not allowed at the Empire State Building, but Sammy... Read More

Shakespeare Garden

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Shakespeare Garden in Central Park is filled with beautiful colorful flowers, which covers four-acres of plants that change according to the season. This garden is named after the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare, located near the Delacorte Theatre, where Shakespeare in the Park is held every summer.   Click Here to view Shakespeare Garden in June The garden... Read More

One of the most volatile weeks in Wall st history

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This past week was one of the most volatile weeks in history.  On Monday, August 8th, 2011, it was the sixth worst Dow drop in history due to the Standard & Poor’s downgrade.  On Tuesday it was the 10th biggest Dow Jones rally in history, on Wednesday it was the Ninth worst Dow decline in history, on Thursday, Wall Street recorded one of its biggest gains of all time. ... Read More