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Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave, at 34th Street.
(212) 736-3100.
Built in 1931, the 1,454 foot tall building has two observatories -
an exterior observatory on the 86th floor
and an interior one on the 102nd floor. Observers can see up to 80 miles away on a clear day. The observatories are open seven days a week, 9:30 am to midnight.

Boathouse in Central Park
Boathouse Café Restaurant,
E. 72nd St. and Central Park Dr. No
(entrance: E. 72nd St. and Fifth Ave), NY 10021
(212) 517-3623
Central Park Lake boats Venetian gondola, bicycle rentals.

South of Canal St. and bounded
by Ave. of the Americans to Allen St.
A tangle of narrow streets with shops and restaurants.
Over 100 years of Chinese culture.

Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Ave.
NY, 10017.
New York City’s first skyscraper typifies 1930s art deco architecture.
Known for its unusual night-lit skyscraper spire.

George Washington Bridge
Spans the Hudson River at 179th St,
One of the world’s longest suspension bridges,
with two decks and 14 lanes of traffic. Lower level bridge nicknamed "Martha".

Gracie Mansion
East End Ave. at 88th St,
NY 10128
(212) 570-4751,
A 1799 country house serving as the official residence of
New York mayors since 1942.

Grand Central Terminal
42nd St. and Lexington Ave,
NY 10022
(212) 935-3960,
A landmark of engineering and Renaissance-style architecture.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th St, (entrance on 11th Ave),
NY 10001-1188,
(212) 216-2000.
Architecture features reflective glass exterior that mirrors
city skyline by day and gives transparent quality by night.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Ctr, Plz,
NY 10023
(212) 870-1630,
Extensive circulating, reference, rare archival performing arts collections.
Free readings, concerts, plays, Exhibits, Gift shop.
Closed Tue. Sun. Tours on Wed 2pm.

New York Stock Exchange
20 Broad St, NY 10005
(212) 656-5167.
Visitor’s Gallery. Activity described by automated narration in five languages.
Exhibits. Closed Sat.-Sun. Free tickets at 9am for self-guided tours.

Rockefeller Center
47th-52nd St,
NY 10020
(212) 632-3975,
NBC tours (212) 664-7174.
Sunken plaza for outdoor dining or ice skating.

Seamen’s Church Institute
241 Water St,
NY 10038
(212) 349-9090.
Gallery of ship models, marine art depicts Institute’s maritime heritage.

(South of Houston St)
Bounded by Houston-Canal St & Ave. of the Americas-Lafayette St Architectural gem of cast-iron buildings converted to house art galleries, restaurants and shops.

South Street Seaport
East River at the foot of Fulton St,
NY 10038
Cobblestone stress, waterfront piers, historic ships,
harbor boat tours, shops, restaurants, entertainment.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Fifth Ave. at 50th St,
NY 10022
(212) 753-2261
Built in 1858-79, one of America’s finest Gothic-style structures.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
28 E. 20th St,
NY 10003
(212) 260-1616,
Reconstructed first home of the only president born in New York City.

Wall Street
Lower Manhattan.
The Dutch built a wall in 1663 to protect their colony
Now America’s financial nerve center.

Washington Arch
Washington Sq.,
(1 block south of 8th St, in Greenwich Village),
Designed by Stanford White, completed in 1893.
Where George Washington rallied his troops