Manhattan Attractions

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Build-A-Bear Workshop, Midtown
  565 5th Avenue - New York, NY              
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Build-A-Bear Workshop is a popular chain of retail stores that offers customers the opportunity to create their own stuffed animals. The company was founded in 1997 and has since grown to include over 400 stores worldwide. The stores are typically located in shopping malls, but you can also find a store in New York.
At Build-A-Bear Workshop, customers can choose from a variety of stuffed animals, including bears, dogs, cats, and even licensed characters like Disney, Marvel and Harry Potter. Once they have chosen their animal, customers can then stuff it themselves using a special machine, and add a heart-shaped "wish to make it special. After that, they can add a variety of accessories such as clothing, shoes, and even sound chips that play pre-recorded phrases.
The stores also offer special events and workshops for children, including "bear-making" birthday parties and school field trips.
Build-A-Bear Workshop has become a popular destination for families and children, as well as adults looking for a fun and unique shopping experience. With a store in New York, it's a great place to create a special, one-of-a-kind stuffed animal as a souvenir of your trip to the city.
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Trinity Church, Lower Manhattan
  74 Trinity Place - New York, NY              
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Founded in 1697, Trinity Church is a vibrant Episcopal parish, where daily worship services form the heart of our Christian identity. Trinity is a grant-making organization, streaming funds throughout the city and the world, as well as a resource for Lower Manhattan's commuters and tourists, who find inspirational music within its walls. Through its congregational staff and maintenance teams, it is a sacred oasis amid the busy downtown streets. It is an important player in the world of New York City commercial realty, and home to an award-winning preschool. It is the home to the committees, guilds, and task-forces of a congregation committed to bringing God's Kingdom to this world.
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Castle Clinton, Lower Manhattan
  1 New York Plaza - New York, NY              
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Castle Garden, today known as Castle Clinton National Monument, is the major landmark within The Battery, the 23 acre waterfront park at the tip of Manhattan. From 1855 to 1890, the Castle was America's first official immigration center, a pioneering collaboration of New York State and New York City.
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Disney Store, Midtown
  1540 Broadway - Times Square - New York, NY              
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Uncover the child within you when you visit the Disney Store, located in the most visited place in Manhattan: Times Square! The Disney Store is a magical place where fantasy is around every corner, where you can impersonate your favorite character, where Disney legends come to life and where kids and adults alike can unleash their imagination in a kingdom of entertainment. Three floors display Disney Princess, Mickey & Friends, Tinker Bell & Fairies, Pooh & Pals, The Little Mermaid, Nemo, Cinderella, Bambi, toys, collectibles, DVD, music and house wares, including toasters, glasses and waffle makers. Make it personal with customized clothes & accessories. Add your name to backpacks, ear hats, fleece throws, jackets and snow globes. Make your child the Star when you personalize a Disney storybook. Tote bags, mugs, mouse pads, iPhone cases, iPod cases, iPad cases, binders, any of these items can be transformed into a unique gift when you customize your product of choice. Check our website to take advantage of their current special offers in toys, music & books, home & décor, adults & kids clothing and much more.
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9/11 Memorial, Lower Manhattan
  1 Albany Street - New York, NY              
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The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.
The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.
The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.
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Hayden Planetarium, Upper West Side
  Central Park West at 79th Street - New York, NY              
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Hayden Planetarium captivates upon your initial approach. The visually stimulating Manhattan attraction, constructed from glass and steel, features a large spherical dome where the universe comes to life in front of your very eyes. The department of Astrophysics, located in the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, conducts research focusing on the formation and evolution of stars, star clusters, the effects of their radiation, and much more. The planetarium offers ongoing monthly lectures. Children and adults alike will love the vast amount of knowledge and beauty while exploring the stars in this awesome environment. 3-D models and vivid colors are not in short abundance here. School field trips are welcome; planning in advance is required. A wealth of educational knowledge is available through the website for teachers, parents and children. With a special section of interactive activities for children, you can’t go wrong learning about all that this Manhattan planetarium has to offer. A virtual joy ride through the universe with stops along the way to learn about the wonders of the Galaxies, a few hours can easily be spent just walking around the floors. In addition to the star/sky show, the exhibits are a joy to behold. From real meteorites, to scales that bring home the effect of gravity on other planets, to historic photos, all will enjoy.
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South Street Seaport, Lower Manhattan
  East River at the foot of Fulton Street - New York, NY              
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The South Street Seaport is a historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District. The Seaport is usually considered a historical district, distinct from the neighboring Financial District. It features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan. This includes renovated original mercantile buildings from the early 19th century, renovated sailing ships, the former Fulton Fish Market, and modern tourist malls featuring food, shopping and nightlife, with a view of Brooklyn Bridge. Source
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United Nations, Midtown
  1st Avenue at 46th Street - New York, NY              
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The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 192 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.
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NY Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lower Manhattan
  55 Water Street - New York, NY              
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The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a memorial located in New York City that honors the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. The memorial features a series of excerpts etched into the walls of the memorial. These excerpts were chosen from letters, diary entries, and poems written by Americans during the Vietnam Era and were submitted to the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission. These quotes are supplemented by news dispatches and public statements about the war.
The excerpts were chosen to provide a diverse representation of the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of those who served during the Vietnam War. They reflect the range of emotions felt by soldiers and their families, from the pride and patriotism of those who served, to the pain and sorrow of those who lost loved ones in the conflict. The Memorial serves as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by the veterans of the Vietnam War and their families.
The location of the Memorial is significant as it is located one block east of Fraunces Tavern, where George Washington bade farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolutionary War. This location is symbolic of the connection between the sacrifice made by veterans of the Revolutionary War and the sacrifice made by veterans of the Vietnam War. It is a reminder that the sacrifices made by American veterans are not limited to a single war, but are an ongoing part of American history.
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Rockefeller Center - Top of the Rock, Midtown
  30 Rockefeller Plaza - Manhattan - New York, NY              
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Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The development was was conceived on the verge of the Great Depression, and Rockefeller financed the center personally, making it the largest private building project in modern history at the time.
The complex was designed by a team of architects and artists, who created a collection of buildings with a strong Art Deco aesthetic. The buildings are adorned with sculptures, mosaics, and murals that reflect the cultural and social influences of the time. The centerpiece of the complex is the 70-story Rockefeller Plaza, which was the world's tallest building when it was completed in 1933.
Today, Rockefeller Center is one of the world's most famous tourist destinations and a vibrant commercial hub. It is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as the famous ice rink and Christmas tree that are on display during the holiday season. The complex also includes the NBC Studios, where many popular television shows are filmed, and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, which offers panoramic views of the city.
Rockefeller Center is a true representation of the people, and it is an architectural and cultural treasure of New York City. It is a symbol of the city's resilience, determination, and innovation, and it continues to be a vital part of the city's economy and cultural fabric.
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St. Peter's Church, Midtown
  619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street - New York, NY              
The story of Saint Peter's begins in Genesis in a garden where God has made all things and they are good. It is a story of covenant, a testament, both old and new, which reached cosmic fulfillment in the person of Jesus. It is a story of a people who are inevitably linked as part of one global family. The story of Saint Peter's in one of a diverse group of people and communities who continue in the tradition of the apostles.
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Fort Tryon Park, Harlem+
  Fort George Station - New York, NY              
Built by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., son of the architect of Central Park, in 1935, and gifted to the city of New York by John D. Rockefeller in 1917, Fort Tryon Park remains one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor pieces of art and one of the best presents ever received.
Centuries after its creation, parkgoers can picnic, run, play, and enjoy the historic architecture that has survived and thrived within the park. Beyond its dedication to natural beauty, as evidenced by its gardens and grounds, Fort Tryon Park is unique in its dedication to manmade art. Perched high above its northern grounds are the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum that houses nearly 5,000 medieval works in a reconstructed medieval monastery. After soaking up ancient artwork, visitors can venture next door to the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, an upscale restaurant perfect for romantic dinners and friendly brunches.
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SONY Wonder Technology Lab, Midtown
  550 Madison Avenue (Permanently closed) - New York, NY              
Saturday, December 29. 12:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. Every day fearless courier Wilee (Joseph Gordon Levitt) dodges death while weaving through traffic on his custom featherweight bicycle with one gear and no brakes. He always delivers his packages on time, but today's rush delivery could be his last. With a mysterious envelope clutched close and a crooked cop (Michael Shannon) chasing him through the streets of Manhattan, Wilee must pedal for his life. [PG-13] Directed by David Koepp. Running time: 91 mins
Explore exciting NEW exhibits in a dynamic, state-of the art facility that brings technology and creativity together to make learning experiential, entertaining and fun.
Located in mid-town Manhattan, SWTL inspires creativity in a high-quality, engaging, and family friendly learning environment.
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Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Upper West Side
  1047 Amsterdam Avenue - New York, NY              
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the seat of its Bishop. Church's pastoral, educational, cultural, and community outreach programs serve the needs of a diverse City, Nation and World. The Church invite to become part of spiritual energy that awaits all who walk through doors.
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New York Stock Exchange, Lower Manhattan
  20 Broad Street - New York, NY              
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As the 20th century dawned, the NYSE was firmly established as one of America’s preeminent financial institutions. It was also experiencing a sustained rise in trading volume. Trading in listed stocks had tripled between 1896 and 1899. It would nearly double again by 1901.
More space was clearly needed. So the Exchange invited eight of New York City’s leading architects to join in a competition to design a grand new building. Their instructions: The trading floor was to have more space, more light, and more convenience for the transaction of business.
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Central Park Zoo, Upper West Side
  64th Street and Fifth Avenue - New York, NY              
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The Central Park Zoo is a popular destination in New York City, attracting thousands of visitors every year. It was originally opened in the late 1800s and has been through several renovations and upgrades over the years.
The zoo covers an area of 6.5 acres and is home to over 130 species of animals, including penguins, sea lions, monkeys, and red pandas, among others. Some of the highlights of the zoo include the sea lion pool, which offers visitors an up-close view of these fascinating marine mammals, and the Tisch Children's Zoo, which is designed for families with young children and features domesticated animals, interactive exhibits, and a petting area.
In addition to showcasing a variety of animals, the Central Park Zoo is also dedicated to educating visitors about wildlife conservation and animal behavior. The zoo offers various educational programs, including animal encounters and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Overall, the Central Park Zoo is a fun and educational destination for families and visitors of all ages
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Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village+
  5th Avenue (South) - New York, NY              
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An open space with a tradition of nonconformity, the park's fountain area has long been one of the city's popular spots for residents and tourists. Washington Square has been a center of the cultural life in New York since the middle of the 19th century. Artists of the Hudson River School, the country's first prominent school of painters, settled around Washington Square at that time. Samuel Morse and Daniel Huntington were tenants of the old University Building. (New York University once rented out studio space and residential apartments within the "academic" building.) Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman contributed to the artistic climate, having notable interaction with the cultural and academic life of the university.
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Apollo Theater, Harlem+
  253 West 125th Street - Harlem - New York, NY              
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Yesterday…A place where thousands of young artists have stepped out into the spotlight and launched their careers. A place "where stars are born and legends are made." The legendary Apollo Theater is so much more than an historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic achievement. From 1934 when the Apollo first introduced its world-famous Amateur Night which launched the careers of legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Michael Jackson, D'Angelo and Lauryn Hill, the Apollo has maintained its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established black and Latino performers.
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Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side
  1011 Third Avenue - New York, NY              
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Candy, chocolate and all things sweet are our passions, but more than anything we love sharing them with all candy fans…that means you! Dylan’s Candy Bar carries over 5,000 kinds of candy, so you’re sure to find your favorite. We carry over 300 types of bulk candy, ranging from standard gummy worms, gummy bears, peach rings and cola bottles, to wacky gummy teeth, killer gummy sharks and gummy brains. You can also find novelty and nostalgic candy, including Wax Lips, Pixy Stix and Pez.
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Union Square Park, Greenwich Village+
  Between 14th and 18th Streets - New York, NY              
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Union Square (also known as Union Square Park) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. Today it is bounded by 14th Street, Union Square East, 17th Street, and Union Square West. It is run and operated jointly by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as well as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
In 1976, the Council on the Environment of New York City established the Greenmarket program, which provided regional small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products at open-air markets in the city. The most famous is the Union Square Greenmarket, held Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 8 AM and 6 PM year round. 250,000 customers a week purchase 1,000 varieties of fruits and vegetables at the market. The variety of produce available is broader by perhaps a factor of ten than what is found in a conventional supermarket.
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Lincoln Center, Upper West Side
  70 Lincoln Center Plaza - New York, NY              
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David H. Koch TheaterLincoln Center for the Performing Arts is the world's largest cultural complex. The 12 world-reowned independent resident companies that make up the Lincoln Center represent the very best in the performing arts today. This site guides you through the superb offerings of the resident companies as well as the excellent programs of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., titled "Lincoln Center Presents."
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Downtown Boathouse (Pier 40), Greenwich Village+
  353 West Street - Manhattan - New York, NY              
Come experience the thrill of kayaking for FREE in New York City! Pier 40 offers Walk up Kayaking every weekend and holiday from 9AM until 6PM with the last boat going out at 5:30, and Thursday evenings from 5PM-7PM with the last boat going out at 6:30PM.
The Downtown Boathouse is an all volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free public access to the harbor in New York City through public kayaking programs. Downtown Boathouse's mission is to encourage safe public use of the harbor waters of New York City and thereby provide residents of this space-constrained city with increased recreational opportunities. It supports our operations exclusively through public donations and the efforts of volunteers.
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St. Marks Church, Greenwich Village+
  131 East 10th Street - Bowery - New York, NY              
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A diverse church that welcomes active participation. Sunday services are a full body experience. Join the choir or sing from your seat in the congregation. You are invited to join the circle around the table at the time of communion and welcome to participate in the distribution of the elements by offering them to your neighbor after you have received. Sunday services are a unique community-focused experience.
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Hudson River Park, Greenwich Village+
  353 West St, Pier 40, 2nd floor - New York, NY              
Over the past six years Hudson River Park has gone from plan to reality. This could only have happened with the work and dedication of hundreds of people: current and former staff and board members of the Hudson River Park Trust, the Hudson River Park Conservancy, Advisory Council, Friends, Community Boards 1, 2 and 4, NYS Department of Transportation, consulting designers, engineers, project managers, contractors, construction managers and many others.