New York City Attractions

Discovering New York City

New York City is a town that either you love or hate.

It is a place where one can feel very lonely among millions of passer byes and depressed by seeing the homeless lying on the most fashionable avenues.

Millions of inmigrants come here in search of the elusive success only to find complete failure.

However many others achieve their most cherished dreams in the business, educational and entertainment world.

This search is what makes this place so vibrant. Millions of visitors boost the city economy every year.

I have had a long relationship with the city of New York since a teenager in the 60`s up to my mature years.

I lived here for almost 4 years and graduated from Rhodes Preparatory School in 1964.

I also attended Hunter College and New York University for English courses.
I don`t live there anymore but almost every year I fly back to rediscover the the Big Apple.

I enjoy going Broadway to catch some musicals or to Lincoln Center for an opera or concerts.
There are museums of all kinds all over the city: The MOMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, The Museum of Science and many art galleries presenting the latest trends in art.

It is always a fabulous experience to go window shopping on 5th AV admiring the beautiful displays of jewelry at Tiffanys or the latest fashions at Saks 5th AV. I stop by Godiva`s to satisfy my cravings for great chocolate.
If you are searching for the best burger in NYC you can start at the Burger Joint located in a small room at the first level of the Parke Meridien Hotel.
New York City has become an ideal location for filmmakers. You can spot some stars and other celebrities entering the famous hotels being filmed in its streets. The list is endless of movies shot all over Manhattan.
The Staten Island Ferry is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy fresh air during the hot summer and see a panoramic view of lower Manhattan, the East River, the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty all for free.

The list of places to enjoy is almost endless: I particularly like visiting, Rockefeller Center,Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Bronx Zoo, SoHo, Little Italy,Chinatown the South Street Seaport and The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

If you like pizzas you can visit Lombardi`s in Little Italy which considered as the first pizzeria in the USA. It is believed that the great tenor Enrico Caruso used buy his pizzas there.

Hotel Plaza New York City

New York Plaza Hotel
New York Plaza Hotel | Source

The Plaza Hotel New York City

The iconic Plaza Hotel located at 5th Ave and Central Park South is the dream luxury destination. Many movies have been made here showing the opulent grandeur of the Beaux Arts décor and the the beautiful Afternoon Tea.

The Plaza Hotel offers 282 guest rooms and 102 luxurious suites.

If you are rich and have enough money to spend you can stay at one of he largest suites in the Big Apple and have 24 hour butler service.

The Plaza is pure elegance which is shown in the Champagne Bar, Rose Club and Plaza Food Hall.

Romantic Summer Wedding at New York's Plaza Hotel by Tantawan Bloom.

The Charging The Bull of Wall Street

The Bull of Wall Street
The Bull of Wall Street | Source

The Charging Bull of Wall Street

One of the big attractions in lower Manhattan is The Charging Bull of Wall Street sculpted by Arturo DiModica.

The massive sculpture weighing 7000 pounds is located on Broadway a few blocks from the New York Stock Exchange.

The sculptor wanted the charging bull to symbolize the spirit and determination of the American people..

The statue of the bull attracts people from all over the world. Many of them like to have their picture taken while rubbing the head of the animal while others rub its rear end because presumably, such action will bring them prosperity.

Rubbing the Charging Bull of Wall Street

Rubbing the anatomy of the Charging Bull of Wall Street
Rubbing the anatomy of the Charging Bull of Wall Street | Source

Central Park New York City

Central Park Manhattan, New York City
Central Park Manhattan, New York City | Source

Central Park New York

The 843-acre Central Park is really one of the most beautiful recreation areas in the world. Living in a city of steel and cement without such a park would be unbearable. Located right in the center of the island of Manhattan it is like an oasis providing oxigen and beautiful landscapes made up of lakes, forests, walks, a skating rink, a zoo an open air theatre for free concerts. New Yorkers love and take advantage of this natural ever changing scenario for walking, biking or just plain relaxation enjoying the trees, gardens, rolling meadows, arches, sculptures, statues and vistas.The Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts are part of the park.

It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux between 1858 and 1873 and is meticously kept by the Central Park Conservancy.


New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York Metropolitan Museum Of Art

New York Metropolitan Museum
New York Metropolitan Museum | Source

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Marilyn Monroe resided at the Waldorf Astoria

Marilyn Monroe was one of the famous guests at the Waldorf Astoria
Marilyn Monroe was one of the famous guests at the Waldorf Astoria | Source

Marilyn Monroe resided at the Waldorf Astoria

Marilyn Monroe he famous Hollywood sex symbol was a resident at the Waldorf Astoria’s $1,000-per-week Suite in 1955, after fleeing her troubled life in Hollywood for the somewhat calmer New York City.

Hotel Plaza in the movies

One of the key scenes of the 2013 movie The Great Gatsby take place at this glamorous hotel.

The final scene of The Way We Were was shot here.

An episode Sex and the City was filmed at the hotel.

The Plaza also appears in the Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest . And it was home base for Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Waldorf Astoria and the movies

In 1945 a whole movie was filmed at the Waldorf: Week-End at the Waldorf (starring Ginger Rogers and Lana Turner).

And more than 20 films and television shows have been shot there too.

For Instance:The-Out-of-Towners, Maid in Manhattan, Random Hearts, Analyze This, For Love of the Game, The Royal Tenenbaums, Two Weeks’ Notice, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Adjustment Bureau

The Tango - Scent of a Woman at the Waldorf Astoria

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island Ferry | Source

Staten Island Ferry

The old Staten Island Ferry is one of the biggest attractions in New York City. Thousands of tourists take this ride which operates between the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan.

The 25 minutes ferry ride is free

About 22 millions visitors use the ferry every year.

This exciting ride offers a panoramic view of the lower Manhattan skyline, the Hudson and East rivers. You can enjoy a view of the Statue of Liberty. The terminal is very comfortable providing snacks, lavatories and and performances by aspiring musicians.

Times Square New York City

Times Square New York City
Times Square New York City | Source

New York City

New York City
New York City | Source

The Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty as seen from the Staten Island Ferry
Statue of Liberty as seen from the Staten Island Ferry | Source

New York City Subway

New York City Subway. Singer offers his show
New York City Subway. Singer offers his show | Source

New York City Times Square

New York City Times Square
New York City Times Square | Source

New York City Lexington Avenue

New York City, Watching Lexington Avenue
New York City, Watching Lexington Avenue | Source

Times Square

Times Square, Broadway, New York City
Times Square, Broadway, New York City | Source

Battery Park New York City

Battery Park New York City
Battery Park New York City | Source

Radio City Music Hall, New York City

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall | Source

MOMA Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Museum of Modern Art, New York City | Source

Christmas in New York City 2013

Christmas Time in New York City

The 8 Best Off-Broadway Shows to Book Now

Buyer & Cellar
Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) gives a tour-de-force performance in this solo play as Alex, an out-of-work actor taking the unusual position of caretaker for the items in Barbra Streisand’s basement.

Murder for Two
Actor-pianists Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback comprise the whole cast and orchestra in this musical whodunit.

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Inspired on the most passionate and romantic portion of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace, the innovative musical invites theatergoers to dine and drink with the lovestruck aristocrats of old Russia.

Disaster! The Musical
The action begins when the brand new floating casino Barracuda turns upside down in New York City harbor.

La Soiree
This international sensation is a combination of cabaret, circus and burlesque with a great side of beefcake.

54 Below
The hallmarks of Off-Broadway are intimate spaces and have the ability to take risks that big Broadway productions do not dare to take or simply can’t afford.

Sleep No More
I am sure you’ve never experienced anything like Sleep No More, a weird, dream-like presentation where audience members don grotesque masks and wander through several floors of a converted warehouse as silent actors play out scenes suggested by Shakespeare’s Macbethand Hitchcock films.

This awesome husband-and-wife TV stars Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) star in this two-character drama from Sharr White (The Other Place, The Snow Geese).

Off-Broadway's "Atomic" Gives Explosive Musical Preview

New York Radio City Christmas Spectacular-November 8, 2014

New York City The Big Apple

New York City, also known as the Big Apple is one of the most exciting city in the world.There are so many places to visit and activities to enjoy you would need to return many times to cover most of them.

It is the City that Never Sleeps but I am sure you will be the one that does not want to sleep once you get there so you can take advantage of every moment in this amazing city to see and do more.

Why is New York City Called the Big Apple

According to the research of Barry Popik, the use of "Big Apple" referring to New York City became very clear. Popik found out that a writer for the New York Morning Telegraph, John Fitzgerald, referred to New York City's horse races "Around the Big Apple." It is said that this Fitzgerald obtained the term from jockeys and trainers in New Orleans who aspired to race on New York City tracks, referring to the "Big Apple."

New York's best street food

New York City Street Food

New York city offers a great variety of ethnic food you can enjoy at low price if you cannot afford to go to a fancy restaurant.

New York City Marathon 2014


Julyanne Pessoa 2 years ago

So cool! I'm feeling kike going to NYC right now!

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Larry Rankin 24 months ago from Oklahoma

Makes me want to finally get the courage to visit NYC. Love the pictures.

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lions44 24 months ago from Auburn, WA

Nice job. Glad you enjoyed it. Before they are gone, take a handsome cab ride through Central Park. As a Bronx native, I would add the Bronx Zoo to the list. Not sure how comfortable a tourist would feel taking the subway up there, but it's worth it. A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge would be spectacular too. Voted up.

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supercibor 24 months ago from Dominican Republic Author

Thanks for your comment. Your hubs about veterans are awesome. I have been in the Bronx Zoo to visit the Gorillas and the bat pavillions. Wonderful and beautiful place. No problem taking the subway.

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RachaelOhalloran 23 months ago from United States

Thanks for the follow, glad to follow you back. I enjoyed this article and you covered all the bases. This is my hometown and I loved seeing your photos.

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VioletteRose 22 months ago from Chicago

Nice hub with lots of pictures. I had been to New York only once, just for a couple of days. We couldn't see all the places we wanted to see there. It is a beautiful city even though very crowded.

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