Tourist Attractions

Around Town and Tourist Attractions21 Mar 2011 04:13 pm Staff
21 Mar 2011

   The annual indoors Macy’s Flower Show is a delightful way to celebrate Springtime in New York. The “Towers of Flowers” displays will combine flowers and architecture into themes and will be located throughout the main floor of the Macy’s Herald Square location. Visitors and tourists are invited to join a complimentary tour that starts every half hour between 11 am and 4 pm at the Macy’s 35th and Broadway entrance. The colorful gardens feature five lavish displays of Japanese, Tropical, Antebellum, Hydrangea and Desert arrangements. The Macy’s Flower Show will also include the highlight of the Bouquet of the Day which showcases the talents of a renowned floral and entertaining designer. The free event runs from March 27th through April 10th. Visit Macy’s Herald Square for additional information.



Tourist Attractions30 May 2008 10:31 am

By Lucy Foster

   The Museum of The City of New York has a permanent exhibit, Perform, that explores the link between the City and the theater through displays of costumes, props, photographs and various collections the museum has obtained. 
   Upon entering the Museum of The City of New York, you realized the smallness of this museum compared to the other grand establishments of art. However, within its contained space one can still be fascinated with the impressive collection of theatrical costumes and set props the museum owns and are part of the Perform exhibit. It’s interesting to see the detailed costumes up close such as Mrs. Potts’s Beauty and the Beast outfit from the Broadway show. There is also a very interesting photography collection documenting various theater happenings. Posters, caricatures, lobby cards, and drawings are also on display. Different trends can be observed in how the theater advertised throughout the decades. Theater lovers will appreciate the more than 5,000 theater costumes and props the museum owns. The Perform exhibit “documents theatrical activity in the city from the late 18th century to the present day” according to the Museum of The City of New York.   
   The Museum of The City of New York is located on 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd street. This stretch on Fifth Avenue has also been referred to as the “Museum Mile”. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Tourist Attractions21 May 2007 10:41 pm

by Chris Hale
22 May 2007

top of the rock metroway landmark rockefeller center nyc metroway

   This fantastic observation deck offers the most inspiring views of the New York City skyline. The Top Of The Rock is located at the top of Rockefeller Center and offers three different observation deck levels that you can enjoy panoramic views of Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty and dozens of more skyscrapers. On the first level, which is partially indoors, with super clear glass panels, you can observe a 360 degree view of the city that takes your breath away. The other two levels have the quarter binocular machines to get closer views of the city. The views of the city are far better than the Empire State buildings observation deck and not nearly as crowded. The ride to the top is also fast in the high-speed shuttle with a glass ceiling that takes you up 70 stories in no time. They even project some historic building images, within the shuttle, during your ride up.
   The Top Of The Rock is open year round from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. with the last elevator trip at 11:00 p.m. It’s an amazing site to see the sunset at this tourist attraction. We had purchased the combo Sunrise Sunset ticket and it was well worth the $30.00 (per ticket). We were allowed to visit twice to get both fantastic times of the day. Bring plenty of film! We took along a camcorder as well. We had one of the Top Of The Rock staff take our photo for an extra $10. as well since they insert it in a funny frame where we look like we were part of the classic 1930’s photo of the workmen sitting on the girder. We also purchased our combo tickets online at the Top Of The Rock website so we had no wait once we got there. Weekdays are a better time to visit to avoid crowds.

Photo: (c) Top Of The Rock Inc. 2008.

Tourist Attractions04 Apr 2007 12:40 pm

By Chris Hale
4 April 2007

   The Museum of Modern Art also known as MoMA was founded in 1929 and is considered to have one of the largest collections of contempory/modern art to be found anywhere in the world. It is the home of such masterpieces as The Starry Night By Vincent van Gogh, Water Lilies by Claude Monet, and hundreds of other classic works of modern art. Within this landmark museum visitors become enchanted by a vast variety of modern art from sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, architecture and design, prints, illustrated books, and film.
   The Museum of Modern Art, reopened in 2004, and was redesigned by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, who incorporated more elements of light and the sense of the museums garden throughout. It is a more inviting open space that brings together the collections to match the new architectural elements. Visitors can stroll throughout the museum, which nearly double from its previous size, without feeling the artwork forced upon them. It’s no wonder that this museum is considered to be one of the most visited landmarks in the world. 
   The first time I visited this fantastic tourist attraction, I was amazed to find out that Water lilies by Claude Monet was really a huge piece at about 20 feet long and covered an entire museum wall. It was amazing to see this well known work in its full size. The Museum of Modern Art also has a very elegant restaurant called The Modern that got a three star review from the NY Times. Reservations are required for dining at The Modern. There are plenty of places to eat throughout this museum. On the second floor they have a Cafe 2 or there is Terrace 5 where you can get ice cream sundaes, cocktails, beer, or even wine! When dining at The Modern, you can get a beautiful view of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. The museum can get crowded fast so coming early is a better time to enjoy your visit. The museum gift shop is also a fantastic place to pick up gifts and collectibles. The admission to the museum for adults is $20, seniors $16, students $12, and children are free. The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th ave.

Tourist Attractions08 Feb 2007 06:14 am

by Chris Hale
8 Feb 2007

hershey's times square store metroway

   With Valentines Day approaching, you might want to take your sweetie, the kids, or just yourself to the ultimate sweet spot, Hersheys in Times Square. Here you can create your own personal giant Hershey Kiss, or see your name, or someone elses, name up on their own personal Broadway marquee outside! You can request a special message to run across the lit marquee as well if you want to ask someone special a certain question. The store is also packed with Hershey collectibles and gifts for the chocolate lover. The store is open all week long from 10:00 a.m. until midnight. The outside of the store is designed with tons of lights, props, steam machines, and 3D candy logos and is considered the “largest permanent fixture ever constructed in Times Square”. This Hershey paradise store is a whopping 215 ft tall and 60 ft wide and would also make for a nice background for your tourist attraction scrapbook photos. The store has a lot of fun interactive activities too. I had my photo taken and put on a Hershey candy bar as a souvenir. Also dark chocolate lovers beware there’s plenty unusual dark chocolate items here. Some limited editions of candies too. The store can get crowded so pick a weekday for your visit. Overall, a fun place to get some unusual chocolates and gifts. Located at 1593 Broadway at 48th street it’s hard to miss this 16–story whimsical facade.

Photo: (c) The Hershey Company 2007

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