Category: Landmarks and Buildings

Park Avenue Rail Tunnel

History: Built in 1913, Grand Central Terminal is considered by many to be finest train terminal in the world, and many people flock to visit this grand old station. However out of sight of the public eye, but just as important as the terminal’s grand concourse and busy platforms are the Park Avenue railroad tunnels, …

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Museum of Natural History

If you ask someone today if they have ever heard of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) they will say one of three things. The younger generation will think of the popular movie starring Ben Still called Night at the Museum. In fact, this movie makes history come alive for children as Stiller’s character …

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High Bridge

The High Bridge is the oldest standing bridge in New York City. It spans over the Harlem River at 173rd Street in Manhattan. [1] The Roman styles bridge was constructed in 11 years. It served as a conduit for the Croton Aqueduct System. The High Bridge Water Tower along with the bridge are considered state landmarks. …

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Stonewall Inn

The Upbringing and Influence of Stonewall Inn Stonewall Inn today is recognized to be the iconic destination in by its nightlife, community, and history in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. It gathers the LGBT community in New York City and even internationally during the famous New York City Pride Parade, serving as the endpoint of the …

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United Nations Headquarters

Guidebook:  the United Nations Building Located at 405 E 42nd Street right along the East River on Manhattan Island is a piece of international territory belonging to 193 nations which holds the United Nations Headquarters.  In a city that is home to over 8 million people speaking perhaps 800 languages, it is not surprising that …

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Polo Grounds

Located off the Harlem River in Manhattan, the Polo Grounds was the home for the New York Giants from 1891 until they moved to San Francisco in 1957. With World Series, Army Navy Games, and even boxing matches held there, the Polo Grounds was one of the most popular establishments in the New York sports …

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