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New York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
Children's Museum of New York
Founded in 1973 as a grassroots, neighborhood organization to help bring the arts to New York City public schools, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is committed to serving a diverse audience. As a citywide resource and a destination for visitors from around the world, each year more than 350,000 people visit our 38,000 square-foot learning facility on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Thousands more benefit from our outreach programs at schools, libraries, homeless shelters, Head Start centers, and hospitals. With five fabulous floors of fun on West 83rd Street, the CMOM is a destination for delight, discovery, and learning! CMOM creates experiences at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and humanities to ensure children thrive at home, at school, and in the community. Their hands-on learning environments, programs, and curricula are all produced through an alchemy of fun, research, and museum science.
As a pre-eminent multi-disciplinary performing arts center, Symphony Space's mission is to offer artistic leadership that promotes innovation, excellence, engagement, and accessibility to artists and audiences alike. Symphony Space is dedicated to serving a broad and diverse community, as demonstrated by the stylistic range of our programming, our reasonable prices, and by our leadership role in arts and literacy education for children and adults.
AMC 84th Street 6 Theater
AMC local movie theater with 6 screens. Each theater features reserved seating and luxurious power reclining seats. The theater accepts mobile ticketing and presents movies in RealD 3D with a large selection of concessions food and beverages.
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club presents world-class jazz seven nights a week. Candlelit tables, plush velvet banquets, antique chandeliers, and an historic full-length bar create a real jazz vibe. Smoke also serves the perfect complement to classic jazz— soulful American cuisine.
Cleopatra's Needle, named after the famed monument in New York's Central Park, is a world-renowned New York hotspot known for serving up food, drinks and live jazz to the New York jazz community. Their original cuisine has been featured on TV Food Network's "$40 a day".
The West End Lounge
The West End cultivates the seeds of new talent and a cool young crowd reaps the benefits. Outstanding stand-up comics and musicians playing original pop and folk keep the mostly Columbia crowd entertained virtually every night of the week.
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
This temple-like monument located on a promontory along Riverside Drive at West 89th Street commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War. An elegant example of the City Beautiful movement, it was designed by the Stoughton brothers, engineer Charles W. and architect Arthur A. Stoughton, who won a public competition with a design inspired by Greek antiquity. It was designated a municipal landmark in 1976.
The Firemen’s Memorial (1913) in Riverside Park is one of the most impressive monuments in New York City. The monument was designed by H. Van Buren Magonigle, and its sculptures are attributed to Attilio Piccirilli.
The Halal Guys
The Halal Guys legend began in 1990, when the three founding partners opened up a hot dog cart on West 53rd & 6th Avenue in New York City. As business grew, they recognized a huge demand from Muslim cab drivers looking for a halal food meal. That is when the famous platter of chicken and gyro over rice was born.
Xi’an Famous Foods
Xi’an Famous Foods began as a 200 square foot basement stall in the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, N.Y. The original location, established in late 2005, was the first restaurant to bring the little-known cuisine of Xi’an to the United States, with signature hand-ripped noodles, secret spice mixes, and Xi’an “burgers” with house made flatbread. Since then, they’ve expanded to nine locations in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn and two in Queens in total. A family-owned business, hopes to reintroduce the world to the unique cuisine of their hometown: liangpi “cold skin” noodles, lamb pao mo soup, and wide hand-pulled “biang biang” noodles, all in its most authentic form.
Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was quite the success, with Shack fans lined up daily for three summers. In 2004, a permanent kiosk opened in the park: Shake Shack was born. This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more. An instant neighborhood fixture, Shake Shack welcomed people from all over the city, country and world who gathered together to enjoy fresh, simple, high-quality versions of the classics in a majestic setting.
The very first, and most famous, public park in the United States, Central Park is the most filmed public park in the world. The park offers dozens of activities and attractions including ice skating, boating, sunbathing, rollerblading, hiking, and biking. Visit Sheep’s Meadow, Strawberry Fields, or the Central Park Zoo.
One of only eight Ivy League Schools in the country, Columbia University attracts the best and the brightest for undergraduate and graduate studies including four U.S Presidents.
The American Museum of Natural History
One of the leading museums of the world – this iconic institution is a champion in scientific and cultural education and exhibits. Make sure to visit the Museum’s Planetarium for a mind-blowing experience of life in our galaxy.
Riverside Park is the dazzling Riverfront that stretches along the Hudson River. Offering scenic spots and dozens of activities including tennis courts, basketball courts, a baseball field, skate parks, eateries, and kayak and canoeing sites, this park is a must see for all tourists.
Royal Park Hotel and Hostel
258 west 97th Street, New York, NY 10025
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