Manhattan and New York City, NY Attractions – What to See and Do!
Manhattan's many neighborhoods are all different from each other and are a must see while visiting New York City.
The most famous City buildings are located here, including: The Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Also the Museum of Modern Art, famous shopping spots like Macy's Herald Square and Saks Fifth Ave, Times Square and the nearby world famous Theatre District and the Baryshnikov Center for the Arts.
» Meat Packing District: is a delight for the young crowd with its many clubs and restaurants. The High Line, a recently built elevated park made out of train tracks, is right now one of the major City attractions.
» The Empire State Building, the City’s most famous and tallest Art Deco skyscraper, is located at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue. The observatory is open to the public seven days a week from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
» The Chrysler Building is another Art Deco skyscraper located at 42nd St. and Lexington Ave. It was the tallest building in the City until 1931 when the Empire State Building was completed.
» Rockefeller Center is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues from 48th to 51st Streets. Besides the famous statue of Atlas, the NBC studios and the ice skating rink (open only in winter), and the Concourse with all the shopping and restaurants, it’s also famous for its Top of the Rock observation deck where you can enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of Manhattan.
» Radio City Music Hall is located on Sixth Avenue and 50th Street. It is considered to be one of the largest and most beautiful theatres in the world. Besides the famous Christmas Spectacular, it has always been and still is the home of famous performers, concerts and special events since it was built in the 1930’s.
» Grand Central Terminal (often mistakenly called Grand Central Station) on 42nd Street and Park Avenue, is one of the busiest train stations in the country and one of the biggest in the world. The first terminal was finished in 1913 and through the years it became a magnificent complex, with beautiful art work, sculptures, Tiffany glass and the beautiful astronomical ceiling in the main concourse.
» Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (the "Javits Center"): This impressive convention center made out of steel and glass is located at 655 West 34th Street just past 11th Ave. It's not by chance that it is dubbed "the market place for the world", as it hosts all kinds of trade shows throughout the year: book shows, gift shows, food shows, dog shows, as well as the annual auto show and flower show.