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New York Attractions

This catalog is filled with descriptions, updates, recommendations and insider information on New York attractions.  I update it regularly.  It is more current than the guide books and a valuable tool to assist in planning your New York visit. Bookmark this web page and refer to it throughout your New York visit planning process.

The Vessel
The Vessel at Hudson Yards

The Vessel at Hudson Yards is one of most recent New York attractions.  If you like stairs, this one's for you!  The 16 story structure has 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps and 80 landings, for a total length of more than 1 mile (1.6 km).  There are great city and Hudson River views from the structure.  Admission is free, but you must have a ticket for crowd control purposes.  You get the tickets on sight, with an average wait of about 15 minutes.  Lots of fun for the young and young at heart (seriously).  Did I mention the Vessel cost 200 million dollars to build?  

Sidewalk Dining in New York
Sidewalk Dining in New York

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the city has allowed restaurants to conduct sidewalk dining (thanks for the idea Paris!).  Approximately, 9,000 restaurants have take advantage of the opportunity and New Yorkers are loving it!  Some restaurants have gotten really creative with their sidewalk space.  As you can see to the left even chandeliers.  The other evening I passed a sidewalk dining establishment with outdoor Karaoke (as if Karaoke wasn't already embarrassing enough!).    

Museum of Ice Cream
Ice Cream Museum in New York

Who said there's not a museum for everyone in New York?  Altogether, we have more than 80 museums.  This one is not only a museum, but also a Sundae School.    A great stop if you are coming to New York with kids (of all ages).  

The New York Skyline at Night
Brooklyn Bridge at Night

New York has the most recognizable skyline in the world.  When is the best time to see it?  At night.  Like a tall building that can't be seen well if you are standing right next to it, the same is true of the New York skyline.  It is best seen from across the rivers in New Jersey, Queens and Brooklyn.  Lit tall buildings, bridges with strands of lights, streams of headlights reflecting off the water, together, guarantee great and unique photos.  Check out my New York Night Tour for a truly memorable evening in the city.  

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