American Museum of Natural History

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 you land you see something incredible and educational.  It’s no wonder that public schools... Read More

Cop Cot

What a treat winter has been for New Yorkers this year. This February has been the warmest February on record.  Cop Cot in Central Park is one of the best places to take in this mild winter.  Cop Cot in Central Park is a beautiful little wooden rustic structure.  When you need a brake from New York City’s hustle and bustle, Cop Cot is your spot. Sitting on top of a hill looking upon Central Park South, You are reminded you are still in the city but you can take in the tranquility... Read More

The Mall, Winter

Strolling through the Mall during the winter is like walking through winter wonderland.  The Mall in Central Park is one of the most famous spots in the Park.  Known for being aesthetically beautiful, it is no surprise it’s been in so many incredible movie scenes. From the south end of the Mall called the Literary Walk to the North End right before you come to Bethesda Terrace is a strip of winter dreams.  There is nothing like it in all of Central Park .  The beautiful... Read More

Cherry Hill, Autumn

One of the most spectacular places in the park in autumn is Cherry Hill, aptly named for the cherry trees on the slope of the Lake nearby.  The colors of fall can naturally be seen atop the trees as but are also beautifully reflected in 20-acres of water, the second largest body of water in the park so have your cameras ready. You can either enjoy the view from the outskirts on the many benches around the hill or from the many walking trails located at the foot of the hill. You’ll... Read More

Roundabout Theatre Company

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 by Gordon Edelstein and John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.  Roundabout operates... Read More

Anything Goes

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 29th, 2012 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).  It was originally... Read More

the City that never Sleeps

Why sleep is so important even in the city that never sleeps. Sleep is essential for a person’s health, just as eating, drinking and breathing. It is imperative to restore the body and your emotional state everyday.  Sleep literally resets your mind each morning.  It is no surprise that when you get a great night sleep you think more clearly and are more centered. Try to go to bed approximately the same time every night. Plain and simple, make sure you get your required sleep... Read More

Statute of Liberty

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: Castle Clinton, Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Museum... Read More

Trinity Church

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, and Robert Fulton. The oldest stone belongs to little Richard Churcher, a Dutch boy who died in... Read More

Castle Clinton

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 Heritage, National Museum of the American Indian, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Trinity Church, Skyscraper... Read More

Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer offers breath-taking landscapes and family related activities, such as catch-and-release fishing, two playgrounds, jazz and dancing in the summer. The Meer (“Meer” is Dutch for “Lake”) is a large body of water on eleven-acres of space, surrounded by some of Central Park’s most impressive trees: ginkgo, oak, beech and bald cypress. The Meer is located at the Northeast corner of the park by the Dana Discovery Center. Nearby Attractions:... Read More

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center is a visitor center located at the Harlem Meer in the Northeast corner of the park.  This center offers nature workshops on wildlife and instructions for catching and releasing fish, as well as provide poles and corn-kern bait for the Meer. Nearby Attractions: Conservatory Garden, French Garden, Italian Garden, English Garden, as well as the Vanderbilt Gate. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center offers free community programs and seasonal exhibits. Location:... Read More

Times Square new redesign

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 Attractions: Times Square, Times Square Visitors Center, Theatre District, Official... Read More

Battery Park

Battery Park is a 25-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan. Battery Park City is a community with complex of many modern offices and apartment buildings near the Hudson River. It offers walkers, runners, and bikers a starting or ending path along the Hudson River with breathtaking views of the Jersey City skyline, and the Statue of Liberty.  Runners and Bikers can run or bike all the way to the Hudson River Park, Chelsea, Meatpacking, Midtown, Riverside Park or... Read More

Museum of the American Indian

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 Attractions: Clinton Castle, Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park City, Battery... Read More

East Meadow

East Meadow spans six acres of green pastoral surrounded by the finest trees in the lawn. The Meadow is perfect for playing sports, picnicking, and sunbathing. The lawn re-opened on September 20, 2011 after a $3M restoration by the Central Park Conservancy. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Conservatory Garden, French Garden, Italian Garden, English Garden, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of the City, and El Museo del Barrio. The grass is finally greener on the Upper East... Read More

Bethesda Terrace

Bethesda Terrace is known as the heart of Central Park, and offers breathtaking views of both the Lake and the Ramble.  It is on two levels, united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under Terrace Drive and is connected to the famous Mall.  Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the Terrace, also known as “The Angel of Water”, and one of the most photographed fountains in the world. Nearby locations: Ramble, Bow Bridge,... Read More

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport is a historic district in Lower Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge and the Wall Street area. This area features 19th century architecture skyscrapers and renovated sailing ships, along with a former Fulton Fish Market. The Seaport and Pier 17 includes a Shopping Mall with Restuarants by the Waterfront with specatcular views of the New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. This neighborhood offers attractions, shops, great restaurants, ships, concerts, street... Read More

Skyscraper Museum

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 Park City, Battery Park, Wall Street, Bowling Green Bull, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, World... Read More

St. Paul’s Chapel

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 landmark and offers walk through exhibits describing the history of the church, as well as the... Read More

Museum of Jewish Heritage

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 River, Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, as well as the Skyscraper Museum. Location:... Read More

Wagner Cove

Wagner Cove is on the western edge, way down on a slope from Cherry Hill. The Wagner Cove features a rustic wood shelter for New Yorkers and visitors to rest and take picturesque scene of the Lake. Wagner Cove is a hidden gem of Central Park. Breath taking views of the Lake, and a great place to bring a book to read. Pathway to the Ramble. Location: Mid-Park at 72nd Street west of Cherry Hill.  Read More