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The Empire State Building is a 102-story, Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of New York, which is of unknown origin. The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years until the completion of the World Trade Center's North Tower in Lower Manhattan in late-1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, it was again the tallest building in New York City until the new One World Trade Center surpassed it while under construction in April 2012. As of 2019, the building is the seventh-tallest building in New York City, the sixth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States, and the 45th-tallest in the world. It is also the sixth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.
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Empire State Building
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The Empire State Building is a 102-story, Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of New York, which is of unknown origin. The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years until the completion of the World Trade Center's North Tower in Lower Manhattan in late-1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, it was again the tallest building in New York City until the new One World Trade Center surpassed it while under construction in April 2012. As of 2019, the building is the seventh-tallest building in New York City, the sixth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States, and the 45th-tallest in the world. It is also the sixth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.
One World Trade Center (also known as One WTC or Freedom Tower[note 1]) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One WTC is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the seventh-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.
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One World Observatory
285 Fulton Street
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One World Trade Center (also known as One WTC or Freedom Tower[note 1]) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One WTC is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the seventh-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.
Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City, located between the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with an estimated 37.5–38 million visitors annually, and one of the most filmed locations in the world. In terms of area, Central Park is the fifth largest park in New York City, covering 843 acres (3.41 km2).
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Central Park
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Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City, located between the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with an estimated 37.5–38 million visitors annually, and one of the most filmed locations in the world. In terms of area, Central Park is the fifth largest park in New York City, covering 843 acres (3.41 km2).
The epicenter of the city's 1960s counterculture movement, the tree-lined streets of Greenwich Village are now a hub of popular cafes, bars and restaurants. Jazz clubs and Off-Broadway Theaters can also be found amid the brownstones and New York University buildings. At its heart is Washington Square Park, where people mingle around the central plaza. Rainbow flags attest to the neighborhood's LGBT-friendly vibe.
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Greenwich Village
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The epicenter of the city's 1960s counterculture movement, the tree-lined streets of Greenwich Village are now a hub of popular cafes, bars and restaurants. Jazz clubs and Off-Broadway Theaters can also be found amid the brownstones and New York University buildings. At its heart is Washington Square Park, where people mingle around the central plaza. Rainbow flags attest to the neighborhood's LGBT-friendly vibe.
Bryant Park is a 9.603-acre (38,860 m2) privately managed public park located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is located between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and between 40th and 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. The eastern half of Bryant Park is occupied by the Main Branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL). The western half, which contains a lawn, shaded walkways, and several amenities, is located entirely over an underground structure that houses the library's stacks.
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Bryant Park
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Bryant Park is a 9.603-acre (38,860 m2) privately managed public park located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is located between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and between 40th and 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. The eastern half of Bryant Park is occupied by the Main Branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL). The western half, which contains a lawn, shaded walkways, and several amenities, is located entirely over an underground structure that houses the library's stacks.
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
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Statue de la Liberté
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The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
Vessel (TKA) is a structure and landmark which was built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Construction began in April 2017; it opened on March 15, 2019.
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Vessel
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Vessel (TKA) is a structure and landmark which was built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Construction began in April 2017; it opened on March 15, 2019.
Shopping
Designer boutiques, fancy chain stores and high-end art galleries make trendy SoHo a top shopping destination, especially for out-of-towners. Known for its elegant cast-iron-facades and cobblestone streets, the neighborhood is also an atmospheric backdrop for fashionable crowds clustering at high-end restaurants and nightlife hotspots. During the day, street vendors sell everything from jewelry to original artwork.
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SoHo
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Designer boutiques, fancy chain stores and high-end art galleries make trendy SoHo a top shopping destination, especially for out-of-towners. Known for its elegant cast-iron-facades and cobblestone streets, the neighborhood is also an atmospheric backdrop for fashionable crowds clustering at high-end restaurants and nightlife hotspots. During the day, street vendors sell everything from jewelry to original artwork.
American Dream is a retail and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. One of the biggest malls in the world.
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American Dream
1 American Dream Way
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American Dream is a retail and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. One of the biggest malls in the world.
Bars/Restaurants/Sightseeing
DescriptionThe eclectic Lower East Side is where gritty alleys and tenement-style buildings mix with upscale apartments and chic boutiques. Nighttime draws hip, young crowds to the area's trendy bars, music venues and restaurants. The neighborhood's Jewish heritage lives on through Orchard Street's Lower East Side Tenement Museum and old-world fabric stores, as well as traditional delis such as Katz's and Russ & Daughters.
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Lower East Side
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DescriptionThe eclectic Lower East Side is where gritty alleys and tenement-style buildings mix with upscale apartments and chic boutiques. Nighttime draws hip, young crowds to the area's trendy bars, music venues and restaurants. The neighborhood's Jewish heritage lives on through Orchard Street's Lower East Side Tenement Museum and old-world fabric stores, as well as traditional delis such as Katz's and Russ & Daughters.
Culture
The Theater District is the teeming heart of Midtown West. In the pedestrian plazas of Times Square, costumed characters beckon to energetic crowds under the pulsing lights of towering digital billboards. Locals and tourists gather on the giant red staircase above the TKTS booth, which sells tickets to Broadway shows running at the area’s historic theaters. On busy 42nd Street, chain stores and restaurants abound
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Theater District
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The Theater District is the teeming heart of Midtown West. In the pedestrian plazas of Times Square, costumed characters beckon to energetic crowds under the pulsing lights of towering digital billboards. Locals and tourists gather on the giant red staircase above the TKTS booth, which sells tickets to Broadway shows running at the area’s historic theaters. On busy 42nd Street, chain stores and restaurants abound
Wall Street is an eight-block-long street running roughly northwest to southeast from Broadway to South Street, at the East River, in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial services industry (even if financial firms are not physically located there), or New York–based financial interests.
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New York Stock Exchange
11 Wall Street
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Wall Street is an eight-block-long street running roughly northwest to southeast from Broadway to South Street, at the East River, in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial services industry (even if financial firms are not physically located there), or New York–based financial interests.
Food scene
Comfort food · Small plates · Healthy options
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Corto
507 Palisade Ave
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Comfort food · Small plates · Healthy options
Snug, local spot offering beer, cocktails, elevated pub grub, weekend brunch & frequent live music.
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Fox & Crow
594 Palisade Ave
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Snug, local spot offering beer, cocktails, elevated pub grub, weekend brunch & frequent live music.
Breakfast, lunch and brunch. Indoor and outdoor seating. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. BYOB. Catering. Grab and go breakfast items. Killer coffee. Kid friendly."
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The Cliff
38 Congress St
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Breakfast, lunch and brunch. Indoor and outdoor seating. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. BYOB. Catering. Grab and go breakfast items. Killer coffee. Kid friendly."
Longtime eatery for classic Italian fare in an unassuming storefront with tucked-away dining space.
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Renato's Pizza Master
278 Central Avenue
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Longtime eatery for classic Italian fare in an unassuming storefront with tucked-away dining space.
Bright, stylish cafe offering Argentine lunch fare, plus gourmet pastries, cakes & cookies.
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Dulce de Leche Bakery
376 Central Ave
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Bright, stylish cafe offering Argentine lunch fare, plus gourmet pastries, cakes & cookies.
A cozy-chic locale with a heated patio offering elevated American plates, beer, wine & cocktails.
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The Hutton Bar & Grill
225 Hutton St
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A cozy-chic locale with a heated patio offering elevated American plates, beer, wine & cocktails.
Neighborhoods
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Nolita
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A staple in its namesake neighborhood for 19 years, Hell's Kitchen is a favorite 'go to' spot for pre & post theater, meeting up with friends after work, or to celebrate a special occasion! Our midtown location boasts a festive Dia de los Muertos interior and a modern take on Mexico's culinary classics. Try our delectable trio of guacamole, with its variations in spice and texture, our renowned brussel sprout and mahi-mahi tacos, or our exquisite chilaquiles! Enjoy our sinfully delicious cocktails and specialty margaritas! Handcrafted with quality tequilas, freshly squeezed limes, and fruit purees--you'll positively taste the quality and freshness! Be sure and check out our haunting bathrooms--featuring giant skull mosaics with illuminated eyes!
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Hell's Kitchen
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A staple in its namesake neighborhood for 19 years, Hell's Kitchen is a favorite 'go to' spot for pre & post theater, meeting up with friends after work, or to celebrate a special occasion! Our midtown location boasts a festive Dia de los Muertos interior and a modern take on Mexico's culinary classics. Try our delectable trio of guacamole, with its variations in spice and texture, our renowned brussel sprout and mahi-mahi tacos, or our exquisite chilaquiles! Enjoy our sinfully delicious cocktails and specialty margaritas! Handcrafted with quality tequilas, freshly squeezed limes, and fruit purees--you'll positively taste the quality and freshness! Be sure and check out our haunting bathrooms--featuring giant skull mosaics with illuminated eyes!
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Meatpacking District
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Flatiron District
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Little Italy
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Upper East
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