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A great apartment to call home during your trip to the Big Apple. Make sure you take the free walking tours that start off near your apartment. Despite the amazing price (free!), they are ranked very well on Trip Advisor by many, many tourists.
In 1973, Bette Korman founded the Children’s Museum of Manhattan under the name GAME (Growth Through Art and Museum Education). With New York City in a deep fiscal crisis, and school art, music, and cultural programs eliminated, a loosely organized, group of artists and educators set up a basement storefront to serve Harlem and the Upper West Side. With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a city-owned courthouse was renovated into a small exhibition, studio, and workshop and renamed the Manhattan Laboratory Museum. The museum became the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in the 1980s and moved to its current location on West 83rd Street in 1989. Its audience has grown to 325,000 visitors each year, which includes 30,000 children who visit as part of a school group and more than 34,000 children served through offsite outreach programs. The museum expanded exhibit and programming space adding a media center, an outdoor environmental center and an early childhood center. CMOM’s visibility and audience grew with the World of Pooh exhibit, created through a partnership with Disney. Wordplay, the first exhibit designed specifically for children 4 and younger opened.
Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum : The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the World War IIaircraft carrierUSS Intrepid, the submarineUSS Growler, a ConcordeSST and a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane. The museum serves as a hub for the annual Fleet Week events. Visiting warships dock at the cruise ship terminals to the north, and events are held on the museum grounds and the deck of the Intrepid. Originally founded in 1982, the museum closed in 2006 for a 2 year renovation of the Intrepid and facilities. The museum reopened to the public on November 8, 2008.
Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum:Madame Tussauds was set up by waxsculptorMarie Tussaud (1761–1850) who was born in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling. In 1765, Tussaud made a waxwork of Marie-Jeanne du Barry, Louis XV's mistress. In 1770, Tussaud's showed her first exhibition of waxworks, which attracted a large audience. The exhibition moved to the Palais Royal in Paris in 1776. She opened a second location on Boulevard du Temple in 1782. Tussaud created her first wax figure, of Voltaire, in 1777. Other famous people she modelled at that time include Benjamin Franklin. During the French Revolution she modelled many prominent victims. In her memoirs she claims that she would search through corpses to find the decapitated heads of executed citizens, from which she would make death masks. Following the doctor's death in 1794, she inherited his vast collection of wax models and spent the next 33 years travelling around Europe. By 1835 Marie had settled down in Baker Street, London, and opened a museum. Today's wax figures at the New York City Museum include historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers.
Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known colloquially as The Met, is located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City, United States, North America. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred to simply as "the Met", is one of the world's largest art galleries; there is also a much smaller second location in Upper Manhattan, at "The Cloisters", which features medieval art. Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens and opened in 1872. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. As of 2007, the Met measures almost 1⁄4-mile (400 m) long and occupies more than 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2).
The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds, the Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 million specimens, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time. The Museum has a scientific staff of more than 200, and sponsors over 100 special field expeditions each year.
New York Historical Society: The New-York Historical Society is an American organization located in New York City and dedicated to the preservation of the city's history. The society operates a museum and library at its current headquarters in Manhattan at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West. The Society building is open to the general public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm.It also operates many public educational programs. Since 2004, the president of the society has been Louise Mirrer of the City University of New York. The New-York Historical Society, an educational and research institution, presents exhibitions, public programs and conducts research on history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its mission is to explore the history of New York City and State and the country, and serve as a national forum for the debate and examination of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history. The museum houses four centuries of history, artifacts, and art that tell the story of America through the eyes of New York. The building also houses an extensive research library containing four centuries worth of manuscripts, newspapers, and other documents. "The presence of such a great historical society library in a building ideal for mounting fine exhibits greatly enhances the cultural richness of New York City" said Joyce Appleby a professor of History at UCLA.
NY Stock Exchange:
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is located at 11 Wall Street in lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. It is the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$28.5 trillion as of May 2008. Average daily trading value was approximately US$153 billion in 2008. The NYSE is operated by NYSE Euronext, which was formed by the NYSE's 2007 merger with the fully electronic stock exchange Euronext. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of four rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building, located at 18 Broad Street, between the corners of Wall Street and Exchange Place, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, as was the 11 Wall Street building.
Radio City Music Hall: Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978.The 12-acre (49,000 m²) complex in midtownManhattan known as Rockefeller Center was developed between 1929 and 1940 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., on land leased from Columbia University. The Radio City Music Hall was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone and interior designer Donald Deskey in the Art Deco style. Rockefeller initially planned a new home for the Metropolitan Opera on the site, but after the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the plans changed and the opera company withdrew from the project.The Music Hall opened to the public on December 27, 1932 with a lavish stage show featuring Ray Bolger and Martha Graham. The opening was meant to be a return to high-class variety entertainment. The new format was not a success. The program was very long and individual acts were lost in the cavernous hall. On January 11, 1933, the Music Hall converted to the then familiar format of a feature film with a spectacular stage show which Rothafel had perfected at the Roxy Theatre. The first film was shown on the giant screen was Frank Capra's The Bitter Tea of General Yen starring Barbara Stanwyck and the Music Hall became the premiere showcase for films from the RKO-Radio Studio. The film plus stage spectacle format continued at the Music Hall until 1979 with four complete performances presented every day. Movie premieres and feature runs have occasionally taken place there but the focus of the theater is now on concerts and live stage shows.
Rockefeller Center:Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st streets. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Rockefeller Center was named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who leased the space from Columbia University in 1928 and developed it from 1930. Rockefeller initially planned a syndicate to build an opera house for the Metropolitan Opera on the site, but changed his mind after the stock market crash of 1929 and the withdrawal of the Metropolitan from the project. Rockefeller stated "It was clear that there were only two courses open to me. One was to abandon the entire development. The other to go forward with it in the definite knowledge that I myself would have to build it and finance it alone." He took on the enormous project as the sole financier, on a 24-year lease(with the option for three 21-year renewals for a total of 87 years) for the site from Columbia; negotiating a line of credit with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and covering ongoing expenses through the sale of oil company stock. It was the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times. Construction of the 14 buildings in the Art Deco style (without the original opera house proposal) began on May 17, 1930 and was completed on November 1, 1939 when he drove in the final (silver) rivet into 10 Rockefeller Plaza.
The statue is made of a sheathing of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel (originally puddled iron) with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes). It stands atop a rectangular stonework pedestal with a foundation in the shape of an irregular eleven-pointed star. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world, and of the United States.For many years it was one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants and visitors after ocean voyages from around the world.
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