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Hosting one of the most exciting and varied collections in the world, no self-respecting art lover can skip a trip to the Brooklyn Museum any time there in the city. The second largest public art collection in New York City, with somewhere around 1.5 million unique works, there is certainly something for everyone in this incredible building. A New York City icon almost from the day it was established, the Brooklyn Museum has long been one of the city’s favorite spots for tourists and locals alike since it opened in 1895. With major collections spanning a number of different mediums and genres with unique items…
Who wants to visit a library whilst on vacation? They are damp and dreary places right? Well, for the most part they are, but the New York Public Library breaks the mould here. This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful buildings in New York City, and it is located right in the heart of the city which makes it incredibly easy to reach. Whilst public libraries have existed in New York for over 150 years, it was only in 1897 that the idea for putting all of the collections in New York under one roof was conceived. The first stone was laid…
Art lovers looking for the most impressive collection of modernist art in the world need look no further than the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. All of the categories of modern art are covered, including paintings, sculpture, architecture and even digital media. Add to that the more than 300,000 books in the library museum and you can see why art lovers come from all over the world to view the exhibits. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art is home to works by over 70,000 different artists. The museum was founded in 1929, although in a different location from where…
When you are visiting New York City, one of the touristic attractions you don't want to miss out is surely Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. This is not just one building, but entire complex of indoor and outdoor cultural institutions, devoted to fine arts: dance, music and theater. Lincoln Center rests on 16.3 acres of land and is in the immediate neighhbourghood of Manhattan. The complex is home to 12 institutions, of most famous are the New York City Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater. Lincoln Center in total has 29 indoor and outdoor performance institutions which is why numerous…
Right in the heart of New York City lies one of the trendiest neighborhoods in all of Manhattan, SoHo. Short for South of Houston Street, this beautiful location attracts tourists from all over the world to gaze at the beautiful architecture of this area. Of course, the history of SoHo isn't all rosy. When the original SoHo was conceived it was intended to be an area built primarily for industry. This is why the landscape around here is pepper-potted with beautiful cast iron warehouses and cobblestone streets which wouldn't look out of place in a quaint village. At the turn of 20th century however, economic…
It’s impossible to stroll along the streets of New York City and not take in the amazing architecture towering overhead. Each of those magnificent buildings have a story just waiting to be told, especially those that have graced the NYC skyline for decades and beyond. Those are stories that may have ended up being forgotten were it not for the Skyscraper Museum. It is there you will learn about the history of the buildings, as well as the rich stories of the men and women that influenced their arrival on the skyline. A visit to the Skyscraper Museum can actually allow you to kill several…
The sights and sounds of New York City are fantastic, but there are times when the skyscrapers and busy streets can feel as though they are closing in. The great thing about the city is that it has plenty of places where you can escape the madding crowd and take a stroll through a beautiful green space. One of the nicest parks in NYC is Battery Park, and it also serves the dual purpose of being a great starting off point for other city sights. Battery Park actually has a rich history, with the 200 year old green space once serving as the landing spot…
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