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Do & See
You’ll never run out of things to do in New York. Hitting all of the major sights in one trip requires ambition—but, hey, New Yorkers are ambitious, if nothing else. Choose between visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, taking a stroll in Central Park, making a trip to Ellis Island to see the stately Statue of Liberty, popping in to see the squid and the whale at the Museum of Natural History, experiencing a Papaya hot dog, seeing a Broadway show, or, going on a "Sex and the City" tour.
Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the French in 1886. The robed female represents the Roman goddess of freedom, she holds a torch and a tabula ansata with the inscribed date of the American Declaration of Independence. When immigrants arrived by boat in the late 19th century, the first sight they saw was the Statue of Liberty–an enduring symbol of the American dream.
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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a skyscraper with 102 floors and it is one of America’s tallest buildings, with its 449 feet (381 meters) including the spire and the radio tower. The building opened in May, 1931. The views from the observation deck on the 86th floor are breathtaking.
Times Square

Times Square

Times Square consists of the blocks between 6th and 9th Avenue and 39th and 52nd streets. The name originates from the fact that the New York Times once had its headquarters here. Today, families bask safely in the neon glow of the square’s massive, illuminated advertisements, and constant bustle. It’s the face of a safer (and wealthier) Manhattan.
Central Park

Central Park

The “lungs of the city,” Central Park is Manhattan’s largest and most beautiful green space. The park consists of 843 acres. It is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) long and one half mile (804 meters) wide. The park is constantly bustling with various activities, events and concerts. A great way to see the park is to hire a bike. You find different bike rental shops both in the outskirts as well as inside the park.

"Sex and the City" Tour

Guides take you everywhere your favorite TV-show characters go and fill you in on all the show’s juicy, behind-the-scenes gossip in the process. Tour Highlights: Shop at the store where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit” Stop at “Scout,” the bar owned by Aidan Enjoy cupcakes like Carrie and Miranda Sightsee the trendy Meatpacking District where Samantha settled See the art gallery in SoHo where Charlotte worked Shop at the hottest boutiques and stores in Greenwich Village Visit Buddakan, site of Carrie and Big’s wedding rehearsal dinner
League of Kitchens

League of Kitchens

The League of Kitchens is an immersive culinary adventure in NYC where immigrants teach intimate cooking workshops in their homes, and participants encounter a new culture, cuisine, and neighborhood with every experience. This participatory learning / cooking / eating / sharing experience starts with an interactive cooking lesson and leads into a celebratory dinner. Workshops take place on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, include 5-6 participants and are designed to offer something for all levels—from beginner cooks to professional chefs. Instruction is hands-on and interactive, and the instructors act as teachers, hosts, and cultural ambassadors. The League of Kitchens has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tasting Table, Serious Eats, the NY Daily News, Daily Candy, and PRI's the World, among others. Conde Nast Traveler called the League of Kitchens "quite possibly the coolest foodie thing to do in NYC whether you're a visitor or local." For a complete list of workshops visit our website. Follow the League of Kitchens on twitter @LeagueOfKitchen, Instagram @LeagueOfKitchen, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/leagueofkitchens.
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Madison Square Garden

The Garden is the city’s premiere sports and entertainment complex, home to the New York Rangers, Knicks and Liberty teams, as well as the stage for massively popular artists like Tina Turner, AC/DC and Oasis. The more intimate WaMu Theater also hosts concerts and shows, such as Wintuk from Cirque de Soleil, and stand-up comedians like Chris Rock and Kathy Griffin. For a behind-the-scenes view, take the Madison Square Garden All Access Tour.
Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

This world-famous concert venue is a New York City landmark and must-see music attraction. Carnegie Hall presents classical, jazz, folk, world and popular music with breakthrough and veteran performers. Since opening in 1891, this concert hall has become the emblem of musical achievement around the world and has showcased the world’s finest artists—from Tchaikovsky to Mahler, Horowitz and Callas to Bernstein, and even Judy Garland and the Beatles.
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