Travel Guide of Places to Visit in Manhattan and New York City. Sites of interest in New York.    
 
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NEW YORK CITY PLACES TO VISIT


  • Brooklyn botanical garden The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was established in 1910 as a Department of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Its object is the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge and love of plants.
  • Brooklyn childrens museum The Children's Museum was established as a branch museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Its object is to interest children in nature and to offer encouragement and practical assistance to young people engaged in nature study.
  • New York Central Park. No city so small and so congested as is New York, it is something to brag about that we have given up the most desirable portion of it for the use of the general public in form of the Central Park. To deduct 843 acres out of a scant total of 22,000 and deny ourselves the vast revenue it would produce if devoted to ordinary usage, argues volumes for our public spirit.
  • New York botanical garden The New York Botanical Garden was established for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a Botanical Garden and Museum and Arboretum therein, for the collection and culture of plants, flowers, shrubs and trees, the advancement of botanical science and knowledge, and the exhibition of ornamental and decorative horticulture and gardening and for the entertainment, recreation and instruction of the people.
  • The American Numismatic Society. Nestling close to the main structure, in fact attached to its westerly end, is the little building of the American Numismatic Society, the only numismatic society in the world established in its own building, one devoted exclusively to numismatics.
  • New York Aquarium The New York Aquarium consist of a series of large pools, containing turtles, crocodiles, large fishes and marine mammals, and a series of large, well-lighted wall tanks that present to the visitor a comprehensive view of American fishes, including marine, fresh-water, tropical and northern species.
  • Union Square Union Square lies between Broadway and Fourth avenue, Fourteenth and Seventeenth streets.
  • Grand Central Terminal The Grand Central Terminal of the New York Central Lines, at Forty-second street and Park avenue, takes its place with the great buildings of the world.
  • Herald and Times Squares HERALD SQUARE, at the intersection of Broadway and Sixth avenue, Thirty-third and Thirty-sixth streets, takes its name from the Herald Building, which is its most beautiful architectural adornment. It was formerly called Greeley Square, after Horace Greeley, whose statue is here.
  • New York China Town With the famous "East Side" thus disposed of, let us retrace our steps to the City Hall, pass over to Chatham Square and walk uptown a few short blocks, to Dover and Pell Streets. This is the celebrated Chinese Quarter, Chinatown, and presents quite an Oriental aspect with its curious architecture, glaring colors and huge laundry tickets for signs.
  • Madison Square The Madison Square is dominated by the Metropolitan Tower, one of the architectural wonders of the world, and by the Fuller Building, which stands at the 23d street intersection of Broadway and Fifth avenue, two of the most famous streets in the world.
  • Morningside Heights Home for Columbia University, the Morningside Heights called the "Acropolis of the New World" are crowded with academic buildings of great historical value.
  • Riverside Drive RIVERSIDE PARK, which begins at 72d street, extends along the slopes and bluffs of the Hudson for three miles to 130th street, forming what Sir Henry Irving has pronounced the most magnificent residential avenue in the world.
  • Coopers Union Hall and Roosevelts Grave. The hall of Cooper Union has witnessed many famous gatherings and to this day it maintains its popularity. The famous yacht America, for whose cup there is still a continual contest, was designed and built by Henry Steers, whose yard was at the foot of about 12th Street. The Roosevelt`s grave is in Young's Cemetery and Roosevelt's old home at the top of Sagamore Hill is plainly in sight.
  • Greenwich Village, New York. Greenwich Village, is one of the best advertised sections of New York and displays much skill in getting on the front page. To the New Yorker it is rather a pleasant retreat, that prides itself upon its Bohemianism, its art and its general superiority to the average citizen. To the credit of Greenwich Village, however, let it be said that it does not take itself half so seriously as the rest of the city thinks it does.
  • The New York Public Library THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY occupies the site of the old Croton distributing reservoir, extending from 40th to 42d street. The building contains the general administration offices, the central reference collection of over two million volumes, and a circulation collection of 300,000 volumes.
  • New York Bowery. Leaving Chinatown, we emerge under a sombre shadow cast by many elevated trains converging at the junction of Chatham Square, Worth and Oliver Streets, and find ourselves on the Bowery.
  • American Museum of Natural History The American Museum of Natural History was founded for the purpose of establishing a Museum and Library of Natural History; of encouraging and developing the study of Natural Science; of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and to that end of furnishing popular instruction.
  • Bowling Green The diminutive oval of Bowling Green, at the foot of Broadway, is the city's oldest park. Its story goes back to the beginning, when the Dutch came to Manhattan Island in 1626.
  • Grace Church GRACE CHURCH, set in the bend at Tenth street and closing the vista from the south, is one of the most familiar and most highly cherished of the landmarks of Broadway. It is a beautiful structure of white limestone, with marble spire, in the Decorated Gothic, and was designed by James Renwick, the architect of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art The metropolitan museum of art is a private corporation, founded in 1870 by a number of public-spirited citizens, and managed by a board of trustees. The Museum building was provided by the city. The Metropolitan is the largest and richest art museum in America; it is a vast storehouse of treasures in the several departments of the fine arts.
  • New York and Brooklyn Bridges THE NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN BRIDGE, which spans the East River, connecting the Boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, has its Manhattan terminal at the City Hall Park.
  • The Statue of Liberty The statue of liberty is the work of the eminent French sculptor, Auguste Bartholdi, who in 1865 conceived the idea of a fitting memorial to be given by the French people to the United States in commemoration of the long-established good will between the two nations.
  • St. Pauls Chapel St. Paul's Chapel is a cherished relic of Colonial days. Built in 1766 as a chapel of Trinity Parish, it is the only church edifice which has been preserved from the pre-Revolutionary period. After the burning of Trinity in 1776, St. Paul's became the parish church.
  • The Aquarium THE AQUARIUM, near the sea wall in the southwest of the Park, contains large collections of fishes and marine life. The large floor tanks are devoted to seals, sea lions, sturgeon and other large species; and the l00 wall tanks contain fresh and salt water fishes.
  • Coney Island, Rockaway and Jamaica Bay. Besides the city, there are its environs like Coney Island, for instance, that are practically part of the metropolis. A quarter of a million people sometimes spend the day at Coney Island, which is one of the really great sights of the world. Next to Coney Island, Rockaway Beach is the most attractive of all the nearby resorts and in some respects it is even more delightful than its famous neighbor. The trip by water is a most pleasant one. To those who go to Rockaway by train the fishing stations on Jamaica Bay.
  • Van Cortland and Bronx Parks. Big as Central Park is, it does not compare with Van Cortlandt Park, 1,132 acres, with its wonderful golf courses; Bronx, which contains 719 acres, and has the largest zoological garden in the world, and the most famous Botanical Gardens; or Pelham Bay Park, which faces the Sound at Pelham Bay. Including the Parkway, which connects it with Bronx, the total area is over 1,756 acres.
  • Central Park CENTRAL PARK extends from 59th street north to troth street, and from Fifth avenue west to Eighth avenue. It is two and one-half miles long and one-half mile wide. The area comprises 879 acres of diversified woodland, meadow, lawn, lakes and ponds; and the Park ranks as one of the most beautiful pleasure grounds in the world.
  • Manhattans Fifth Avenue. It is not an exaggeration to say that in no other city in the world is there a street so altogether attractive as Manhattans Fifth Avenue from Madison Square to Carnegie Hill.
  • New York Zoo The New York Zoological Park was conceived and planned by the New York Zoological Society, a scientific body, as a public zoological park for the protection of American native animals and the promotion of zoology.
  • New York botanical garden The New York Botanical Garden was established for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a Botanical Garden and Museum and Arboretum therein, for the collection and culture of plants, flowers, shrubs and trees, the advancement of botanical science and knowledge, and the exhibition of ornamental and decorative horticulture and gardening and for the entertainment, recreation and instruction of the people.
  • Wall Street the Financial District of New York Of the four streets in New York known the world over —Broadway, Fifth Avenue, the Bowery and Wall Street—the latter is by far the most famous. For a street less than half a mile long and but little more than thirty feet wide, its importance is altogether disproportionate to its mere physical size.
  • New York City Museums. In an educational sense our great public Museums of New York are doing very important work. The Trustees of an institution like the Metropolitan Museum of Art have long ago outgrown the idea that it was simply a place in which to display rare paintings and priceless works of art. The idea now is to encourage the interest in these collections for their utility as well as their beauty and to seek to benefit industry and the artisan.
  • St. Patricks Cathedral ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL. is the largest and most beautiful church edifice in America, and holds high rank as an example of decorated and geometric style of Gothic architecture to which belong the cathedrals of Rheims, Amiens and Cologne, on the Continent; and the naves of York, Westminster and Exeter in England.

 

  • City Hall Park The actual City Hall Park is the center and head of the official life of New York. Here are the municipal and county buildings; the City Hall, with the offices of Mayor, Marshal and Sheriff, the halls of the Council and Assembly; and here are the courts with judges, jurors, lawyers and litigants.

 

 

 

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