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New York Must: Top 5 Museums

New York Must: Top 5 Museums

The school year may be coming to a close but there is still plenty of learning to do in New York City. New York City’s museum scene is lush with masterpieces, artifacts, and neat exhibits that will leave a lasting impression on you and your children. From spaceships to paintings by Da Vinci, the city’s museums have something to stimulate the whole family. Let’s take a look at 5 of NYC’s top museums and start planning our next outing!   1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s reputation precedes itself and the museum is undoubtedly the crown jewel of New York’s cultural scene. The museum holds a massive collection of Asian, Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, European, and American art. It is the biggest museum in the United States and holds over 2 million works, demanding at least a full day’s worth of time to view...

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New York Must: See a Broadway Show

New York Must: See a Broadway Show

Whenever I think of a trip to New York City whether for a vacation or just a short one or two-day visit I can’t help but think of Broadway and the delightful shows that await in these hallowed halls of entertainment delight. Broadway is the essence of New York to me. It can in turns be bawdy, brawling, loud, rowdy, soft, romantic, comedic, and rip-roaringly hilarious. Broadway has it all for those who are willing to look for their perfect fit. The problem with Broadway is that there are so many wonderful shows to see and such limited time (for most of us) in which to see them. I don’t even believe those who live in New York City have enough time in which to appreciate the artistic treasure trove that is represented within this wonderful city that never sleeps. The truth of the matter is that in order...

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Times Square New York City

Times Square New York City

Times Square, one of New York City’s premier tourist destinations, is located on a major intersection in Midtown Manhattan–at the junction of Broadway and 27th Street and from West 42nd Street to West 47th Street. It occupies the blocks between 6th and 8th Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from north to south. Times Square was “christened” in 1904; not coincidentally, so were neon lights and the city’s first subway line. New Yorkers wasted no time in starting the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration tradition: they began ringing in the new year at Times Square in 1904 as well. Previously, the area that has been called “Times Square” for over 100 years was known as The Longacre. On April 8, 1904, the name was changed to Times Square to commemorate the official opening of the brand new New York Times Building located...

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Essential New York: An Overview Of Midtown Manhattan

Essential New York: An Overview Of Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan contains the most popular tourist destinations in New York City and is the single busiest commercial district in the United States. This section of New York City includes the area between 14th Street and 59th Street from the East River to the Hudson River; the “heart” of Midtown is from 31st Street to 59th Street between Third and Ninth Avenues. Manhattan was originally settled by the Lenape. In 1624, a permanent European presence settled on the island; one of the Dutch East India Company’s explorers, Henry Hudson, was the first to successfully map the region. The land was named Fort Amsterdam and the natives sold it for $24; 1625 is now recognized as the birth date of New York City. The British conquered the settlement in 1664 and renamed it “New York” after the English Duke of York. From January 11, 1785 to the Fall of 1788,...

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