Spring Awakening: The City's Top Gardens & Zoos
As of March 21st, it is officially spring. But even if the weather report doesn't necessarily correspond with the calendar, there is a multitude of ways to enjoy the end of winter.
Rockefeller Center: The Heart of NYC Entertainment and Culture
Just to the north (and a block or two east) of the bright lights of Times Square is another of the city’s most famous areas: Rockefeller Center, a cluster of art, media, and business located between Fifth & Seventh Aves. and 49th & 51st Sts.
Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop - 500-Year-Old Inventions Brought to Life
Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop -- a highly anticipated new exhibit featuring life-size, interactive models of Leonardo’s inventions and machines and state-of-the-art touch screen technology to recreate the ultimate Renaissance man’s personal notebooks (codices) -- has made its U.S. premiere at Discovery - Times Square Exhibition.
Titanic - The Artifact Exhibition: An Affair to Remember in Times Square
Ninety-seven years after embarking on its maiden voyage, RMS Titanic has finally arrived at its original destination: New York City. Or, more specifically, Times Square and the brand-new Discovery Times Square Exposition, home to limited-run, dynamic educational and entertaining exhibit experiences that explore some of the world’s defining cultures, art, artifacts and events.
The More Things Change... Inside the New Yankee Stadium
For the upcoming 2009 season and beyond, the home of the most successful and storied franchise in the history of sport will be located in a new, state-of-the-art stadium just a home run distance away from Yankee Stadium.
Visit Downtown’s Best Tours and Attractions
Downtown New York City is one of the most historic and intriguing neighborhoods in the United States. It has long been the heart of the financial industry and home to Wall Street; in recent years, Downtown has also emerged as an around-the-clock community for working, living, and entertaining, an elegant residential neighborhood, a home to world-class cultural institutions, and a center for music, dance, and visual arts events.
Rock Hits a High Note
In November, when the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened its Annex in the heart of SoHo, rock and roll found a home in New York City, and the city’s love of music hit a high note. Just like its Cleveland counterpart, New York City’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex focuses on the greatest moments in rock history, and will resonate with everyone who loves music.
New Year’s Eve 2009
On December 31st, the clock will strike midnight, the Ball will drop, kisses will be exchanged, and the promise of a New Year will light up the night sky. New Year’s is not only a time to reflect on all that has happened and set goals for the future, but also a time to celebrate. New York City provides many merrymaking opportunities that night, but events are subject to change, so call ahead!
Gray Line: Across the Harbor to Staten Island, Uptown to Harlem, and Dining Too!
Fall brings with it plenty of things to do, including enjoying Gray Line New York Sightseeing Tours’ newest loop. This summer, Gray Line, the world leader in sightseeing, ground-transportation services and unique tours at over 150 destinations around the world, added the borough of Staten Island to its popular New York City “hop-on, hop-off” Loop Tour services.
Waterfalls Take Manhattan
Through October 13th, the latest work from internationally renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, The New York City Waterfalls, is installed in four locations in New York Harbor. These breathtaking, man-made Waterfalls, each measuring 90–120 feet high (approx. 27–37 meters), were conceived artist Eliasson, and for three summer and fall months they will operate from 7am to 10pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-10pm), seven days a week, and will be lit after sunset.
Getting Up Close to the New York City Waterfalls
On June 26th, and running through October 13th, the latest work from internationally renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, The New York City Waterfalls, will be unveiled.
The Sports Museum of America Opens in Lower Manhattan
The Sports Museum of America (SmA), the country’s first and only interactive, multi-media all-sports museum experience, opens on Wednesday, May 7th. SmA has partnered with more than 50 single-sports Halls of Fame, national governing bodies, and other top athletic organizations to showcase exhibits, memorabilia, stories, and heroes that resonate with fans of all ages.
The Great Outdoors, New York City Style - The City’s Top Zoos, Aquariums, and Gardens
When you think of New York City, the first things that might come to mind are the glass-and-steel buildings that make up the skyline, the big Broadway shows, internationally renowned museums, and the amenities of modern life. But outside of a trip to Central Park, you might not think to experience some of the “wildlife” and outdoor fun the city has to offer. Here are some of our favorites places to get in touch with nature.
Historic New York: From Dutch Colony to World Capital of...Capitals
In a city that is ever-changing, where new buildings sprout up seemingly every week, there’s still a vast amount of history to be absorbed, ranging from New York City’s colonial origins, to the immigrant communities of the 19th and early 20th centuries, to recent world-shaping events. What follows is but a small sample of New York’s treasure trove of historic sites and museums.
Miley Cyrus Has Arrived at Madame Tussauds
Are you -- or perhaps a younger acquaintance of yours -- Miley's biggest fan? Are you one of the lucky ones who made it to her concert? Come to Madame Tussauds where all of Miley's fans get "backstage" access to the teen superstar.
Family Activities Around NYC: Bodies, Ducks, Boats, Skates, and More
Adventures for the entire family await with the American Museum of Natural History, Bodies...The Exhibition, Circle Line Downtown, CitySightsNY, NYC Ducks, Radio City Music Hall, the Rink at Rockefeller Center, and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square.
Electric Fountain: Monumental Light Sculpture Illuminates Rockefeller Center
Electric Fountain, the breathtaking public artwork by the acclaimed British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, bathes the Plaza at Rockefeller Center in LED-generated light through Apr. 5. This monumental 3-D outdoor light sculpture will be 35 feet (10.72 meters) high and 30 feet (10.6 meters) in diameter. Fabricated from 3,390 light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs and 527 meters of neon tubing, the design and sequencing will replicate the movement of water: streaming, pooling, splashing and flowing, creating a hypnotic experience for viewers. Electric Fountain is on view free and open to the public.
Chinese Lunar New Year in Chinatown
The biggest draw in Chinatown is the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration (Year of the Rat, 4706 on the lunar calendar), which runs through Feb. 20.
The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Display at Top of the Rock
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, along with Swarovski, kicks off the Valentine's Day celebration with an exclusive display featuring 10 dresses from The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection - debuted exclusively at Fashion Week - from Saturday, Feb. 2 - Friday, Feb. 15.
Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island: Must-Sees Outside of Manhattan
Too many visitors only take in the towering spires of midtown Manhattan and the glitz of Times Square. But New York is really a gateway city, combining the unique cultural aspects of not one, but five diverse boroughs - Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island - each with its own distinct personality and appeal that, when taken together, create the "New York experience." Here are some of the wonderful attractions located in the outer boroughs.
The Center of the Toy Universe: Feature Attractions at Toys "R" Us Times Square
Take a ride on the only indoor Ferris Wheel in the heart of New York City -- at Toys "R" Us Times Square. Buzz through the 5,500-square feet Videogame department; stop in at Geoffrey's Universe on Level One to find New York City memorabilia; romp through the gates of Jurassic Park; or visit visit Barbie in her two-story, 4,000-square-foot, "contemporary" Barbie Dollhouse.
HBO Shop Debuts "Sex and the City" Holiday Window
Featuring New Trailer From The New Line Cinema Film
Family Holiday Activities: Trains, Skating, Music, Lights, Shopping and More
New York City offers tons of family activities during the Holiday Season, from model train exhibitions to concerts, holiday light displays and light shows, to ice skating and holiday shopping markets.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: From Brad Pitt to Freddy Krueger at Madame Tussauds
Get up close to your favorite stars and see how lifelike the figures really are at this interactive "must do" attraction.
Lights, Camera, All Aboard! for the New York TV and Movie Tour on the Water
On Location Tours and New York Water Taxi have launched the New York TV and Movie Tour on the Water, New York City's first ever TV and Movie tour by boat.