Places to Visit in New York City

Radio City Hall

(This is a compilation of places in New York written for the Clarice app)

 New York

Millions of tourists visit New York City every year! This world-trending city is divided in five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island and in each of them you will find a different side of New York.

Its main attractions lie in the heart of Manhattan, such as Times Square and the Empire State Building.

While skyscrapers are the city’s spotlight, it’s also worth wandering around the streets and bumping into art museums, international restaurant chains and independent clothing boutiques.

At night you can attend a show at the Broadway District and to top it off, there’s nothing like having a drink at a New York’s rooftop bar!

Bryant Park

Bryant Park is located in Midtown Manhattan and can be accessed through its main entrance on Sixth Avenue.

Formerly known as Reservoir Square, the area was renamed in 1884 to honor the death of William Cullen Bryant, an American poet that was also the editor of the New York Evening Post.

Winter days welcome ice skaters at The Pond, while summer nights feature open air movie sessions.

A few steps away from the New York Public Library, the park is the perfect place to relax and read your favorite book!

Radio City Music Hall

Following the 1929 Crash, the philanthropist John D.Rockefeller decided to take a risk and build a unique complex that would savage the current economic situation in the area.

Joining forces with the Radio Corporation of America and the theatrical genius Samuel Rothafel, they were able to bring a new theatre to the people of New York!

Radio City Music Hall emerged in 1932 and soon became a worldwide attraction, hosting music concerts, theatre performances and the famous dancers of The Rockettes.

Millions of people have attended a show here and while the performers get most of the credit, the space itself is worthy of a visit!

Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum

Find out more about military and maritime history of America at this local museum!

Ships, aircrafts, submarines and other unique means of transport are showcased along the Pier 86, including the Intrepid aircraft carrier that was in service during World War II.

Opened since 1982, this floating-museum has hosted several events throughout the years, like the 2014’s Super Bowl and it also organizes special events during Fleet Week.

Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center is a complex that encompasses most of New York’s cultural institutions!

It features the Metropolitan Opera, the Juilliard School, the New York City Ballet and many other organizations.

Just take your pick and come enjoy a show at this cultural hub!

Chrysler Building

If you count the antenna there is a 319 meters distance separating the top of the Chrysler Building from the floor, making it the third highest building in New York City!

This architecture masterpiece was designed by Willian Van Alen in 1930 and was constructed for the headquarters of the Walter P Chrysler’s car manufacturer company.

Chrysler was one of the first people to engage in the competition for the tallest building in the world! Unfortunately his concept was soon topped by other international constructions, leaving this skyscraper with a remarkable lobby instead.

You can capture the Chrysler Building by climbing up to the Empire State Building or you can also head to the corner of Third Avenue with 44th Street!

Carnegie Hall

While some walk the Seventh Avenue for shopping, others like to head to number 881 and admire the outside of Carnegie Hall!

Commissioned by Andrew Carnegie in 1891, this concert hall soon became a prestigious venue for musicians around the world.

The space has three distinct auditoriums – the Main Hall, Zankel Hall and the Weill Recital Hall – together they welcome around 200 performances per season!

Yankee Stadium

Baseball fans rejoice as this is the new home of the New York Yankees!

Only a block away from the original stadium,  this modern complex hosted its first game in 2009 between the Yankees and the Chicago Cubs.

With $2.3 billion spent in construction, the new Yankee Stadium is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built!

Though its famous for baseball games, the stadium also welcomes soccer matches and occasional music concerts.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Once a site for ash disposal, the Flushing Meadows was built in 1939 for the New York World’s Fair.

Today it’s Queens’ largest park featuring museums, a botanical garden, a zoo and several sports amenities, including the current U.S. Open venue and Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Whether you’re doing your morning jog or want to know more about the latest Science discoveries, Flushing Meadows has room for everyone!

Apollo Theatre

The Harlem neighborhood welcome this music hall back in the 1930’s!

Many artists have performed on Apollo Theatre, including Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.

Its mission remains the same, to honor the work of African-American artists but also to support new emerging and cross-cultural voices!

GE Building

Currently known as the Comcast Building, this skyscraper is the focal point of the Rockefeller Center.

The building houses the headquarters of the NBC network, screening shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show”.

In 2005 they opened “Top of the Rock”, an observation deck that offers great panoramic views of the city, including the Empire State Building.

Despite the several rebranding stages, New Yorkers will forever remember this Art Deco structure as the “30 Rock”!

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