NYC Living - Places - Sites - New York, New York, USA

Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Neighborhoods, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers
  • Album: NYC Album; a collection of digital images of NYC
  • Aquarium: New York Aquarium; education about the ocean
  • Bot Grdn NY: New York Botanical Garden; 100 hectares; presents collections of plants, educational programs about gardening and horticulture, and conducts plant research
  • Bot Grdn Brooklyn: Brooklyn Botanic Garden; collection of plants; public programs, tours, concerts, dance performances, and symposia
  • Bot Grdn Queens: Queens Botanical Garden; 15 hectres of gardens
  • Bowery Msn: Bowery Mission; offers meals, shelter, showers, clothing, and a residential program for job training
  • Bryant Pk: Bryant Park; green space for relaxation, concerts, a film festival, wireless Internet access just behind the main branch of the New York Public Library; site of the 1853-54 Crystal Palace (iron and glass structure) Exhibition
  • Bronx: I Love The Bronx!; a thorough overview of this borough; includes calendar, map links, video postcards; The Bronx Tourism Council
  • Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President; a thorough run-down on this NYC borough; includes details about citizen services and highlights of Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Br Pk: Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation; official site showing the ongoing plans to develop a 28-hectare park on the Brooklyn side of its eponymous bridge stretching for 2 kilometers along the waterfront
  • Buildings: Architecture of New York City; shows off notable architectural landmarks in NYC; section of Great Buildings Online, presented by Architecture Week Magazine
  • Castle Clinton: Castle Clinton National Monument; a fort built to defend New York harbor between 1808 and 1811; named in honor of Mayor of New York City, DeWitt Clinton in 1817; National Parks Service
  • Chelsea Piers: Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex; a 12-hectare waterfront sports complex between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan's Hudson River on Piers 59, 60, 61 and 62; offers golf, health club, roller rink, bowling, movies, and marina
  • Central Park: Central Park Conservancy; 341-hectare park in central Manhattan, 6% of the total land area of Manhattan; designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, Tisch Children's Zoo, Wollman Rink; Central Park information--things to do, history, a virtual tour, jobs, support information
  • Central Synagogue: Historic synagogue; National and New York City historic landmark; oldest Jewish house of worship in continuous use in the city
  • City Hall: City Hall; historic building is the seat of NYC government
  • Coney Island: Amusement area in Brooklyn; rides, games, food, folks, fun
  • Covenant House: Youth shelter; provides shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth
  • Empire St Bldg: Empire State Building; a 443.2-meter tall office building between Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets; site includes information for visitors and prospective tenants
  • Federal Hall: Federal Hall National Memorial; 26 Wall Street; site of where the First US Congress met to write the Bill of Rights; George Washington was inaugurated on the site in 1789; site of New York City's 18th century City Hall; National Parks Service
  • Food, Local: local food farmers markets; a guide to what's available from local farmers at farmers markets around New York City
  • Forgotten: Guide to the often overlooked places and their history; includes street scenes, subways and trains, old advertising, streetlamps, alleys, and unique and interesting places
  • Gardens: GreenThumb; urban gardening program
  • Gateway NRA: Gateway National Recreation Area; a 10,000-hectare recreation area in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island in New York and in Monmouth County, New Jersey; includes Jamaica Bay Unit, Staten Island Unit, Sandy Hook Unit
  • Goethe Inst: Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes New York; organization for the teaching and the spread of German language and culture worldwide.
  • Governors Isl: Governors Island; 70-hectare island in New York Bay; part of borough of Manhattan; offers parks and recreation; Fort Jay, Castle Williams, Governors Island National Monument
  • Grand Central: Grand Central Terminal; information about this transit gateway, including events, dining, markets, tours; gave rise to the phrase "it's like Grand Central Station in here" to denote a bustling, busy place
  • Grant's Tomb: General Grant National Memorial; Who is buried here? The man on the $50 bill, the 18th President of the United States, the commander in chief of the Union army in the Civil War, Ulysses Simpson Grant, and his spouse, Julia; National Parks Service
  • Hamilton Mem: Hamilton Grange National Memorial; 287 Convent Avenue; home of Alexander Hamilton from 1802 until his death in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804; named "The Grange" after the Hamilton family's ancestral home in Scotland; National Parks Service
  • High Line: a public park built on an elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street on Manhattan's West Side; Section 1 of the High Line (from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) opened to the public on June 9, 2009; the second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011
  • Hudson River Pk: Hudson River Park; working to create an 8 km, 222-hectare park along the Hudson River in Manhattan, from Battery Park on up to 59th Street
  • Libraries Metro: Metropolitan New York Library Council; works to meet the research and informational needs of the residents of the five boroughs and Westchester County
  • Library Hispanic: The Hispanic Society of America; free museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America
  • Library Masonic: The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge; a free, public museum and library, focusing on the history of Freemasonry in New York; tours of the Masonic Hall are also free
  • Library Morgan: Pierpont Morgan Library; a museum and a center for scholarly research
  • Library NYPL: New York Public Library; a network of community libraries and scholarly research collections; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Library NY Soc: The New York Society Library; a subscription library
  • Library UN: United Nations Dag Hammarskj÷ld Library
  • Lowline: The Lowline; a project to illuminate an historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City
  • Moynihan Station: under development; a grand new train station on the site of the existing Penn Station and Post Office Building
  • NY State: State of New York tourism and business information; I Love New York; from the New York State government
  • One WTC: 417-meter (roof height) office tower; developed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The Durst Organization; a cable-supported antenna on top of building makes the total height to the tip at 541.33 meters; its public observation deck is the third-highest in the Western Hemisphere (but the highest in Manhattan!)
  • Parking-Spot Hero: Parking spots around town; rent by the day or longer
  • Parks NYC: City of New York Parks and Recreation; list of all city parks, things to do, volunteer opportunities
  • Planetarium Rose Ctr: Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space Featuring the Hayden Planetarium; part of the American Museum of Natural History
  • Prospect Park: A 212-hectare park in Brooklyn; designed by landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; Prospect Park Alliance works for the restoration and preservation of Prospect Park
  • Rockefeller Ctr: Office towers complex and public spaces; home to Radio City Music Hall and NBC Television (television show broadcasts and tapings), famous Holiday tree and skating rink in winter
  • Roosevelt Birthplace: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site; 28 East 20th Street; Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, lived here from his birth on October 27, 1858 to age 14; National Parks Service
  • St John: World's largest gothic cathedral; 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan; Feast of St. Francis blessing of the animals
  • Socrates Sculpture Pk: Socrates Sculpture Park; outdoor exhibition area for large-scale sculptures; interaction encouraged in Queens, Broadway and Vernon Blvd
  • South St Seaport: Lower Manhattan entertainment complex; shop, dine, enjoy the East River
  • Skyscrapers: Diagram of Skyscrapers in NYC
  • Skyscrapers-Emporis: tall buildings; NYC office and other buildings from Emporis
  • Statue of Liberty: Statue Of Liberty National Monument; gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States; dedicated in 1886; National Parks Service
  • Subway: Unofficial site about the NYC subway; includes review of rolling stock, maps, technical aspects and museum displays; David Pirmann, developer, notes that this is not an official site, nor does it contain current schedule or fare information
  • UN: United Nations; International organization with its headquarters in Manhattan on the East River
  • Visitor's Bureau: NYC & Company; official tourism Web site for New York City Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Wave Hill: Public garden; garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx
  • Wildlife: Wildlife Conservation Society; saves wildlife and wild lands; manages urban wildlife parks, including the Bronx Zoo
  • World Fin Ctr: World Financial Center; located in lower Manhattan, Battery Park City; consists of four office towers with the world headquarters of American Express, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, CIBC World Markets, and other corporations; public spaces include the Winter Garden and the outdoor Plaza
  • WTC: World Trade Center; plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center; plan includes buildings (1 WTC, Freedom Tower; Towers 2, 3, 4, and 5); National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center; World Trade Center Transportation Hub; Retail Complex; Performing Arts Center
  • WTC Memorial: World Trade Center Site Memorial; remembers and honors the loss of life at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993
  • Zoo Bronx: Bronx Zoo; includes Congo Forest, Himalyan Highlands, Asian rain forest; part of the Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Zoo Central Pk: Central Park Zoo; animals in tropic, temperate, and polar habitats
  • Zoo Staten Isl: Staten Island Zoo
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