At each season New York City displays a very special flair casting a spell over its visitors. The colorful lights, the unique scenery, the pulse of the city and the charming people as well. There’s always something new to discover, to experience and so much to learn. New York City is one of the expensive cities in the world. On the following I have some attractions for free. Enjoy!
At a Glance
|Staten Island Ferry||The service is free, breathtaking view of the skyline of Manhattan, visit Staten Island, East River, Hudson River|
|Brooklyn Bridge||Suspension bridge, connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, length approx. 1834 m, 6 lanes of roadway, East River|
|Ground Zero||Two fountains at the place where the Twin Towers once stood. Around the rim of each water basin engraved the names of all victims.|
|New York Public Library||Constructed in 1911, Beaux-Art Building, Fourth largest Library in the World, 53 Millions Items, Art Exhibition, Children-Area, Café, Shop|
|Central Park||City Park, 1873 completed, Bethesda Terrace, Playground, Central Park Zoo, Loeb Bootshaus, Sheep Meadow|
1. Long Island Ferry
From the water side you have a perfect view of Manhattan. happy to feel the breeze ruffling in our hair with a dreamlike view about the skyscrapers of Downtown Manhattan. From here you get a real good view of the downtown and the surrounding islands, such as the Ellis Island, Governors Island, Staten Island and Liberty Island with its most famous and lasting resident Miss Liberty. It offers also a magical view of the Hudson and East River and the very unique bridge architecture. Starting from the southerly part of Manhattan at the Staten Island Ferry. From here start the orange Ferry every 15 or 20 minutes.
Enjoy the view of the Hudson and the East River and of the amazing bridges.
Departing every 20 minutes from Lower Manhattan, the Staten Island Ferry will take you directly to Staten Island.
The 25 minute ride provides a majestic view of Downtown Manhattan and the New York Harbour.
2. Brooklyn Bridge
One of the most famous bridges in the world – The Brooklyn Bridge is also an attraction for free. The bridge connects Manhattan with the city district Brooklyn. Suspension bridges are among the oldest of all bridge designs. The Brooklyn Bridge in one of the oldest suspension bridges in the USA. After 14-year construction time the bridge was opened in 1883. Today 120,000 vehicles, 3,000 pedestrian and more than 3,000 pass the bridge on every single day. Construction by German engineer and immigrant John August Roebling. You see the Manhattan Bridge at the left hand side and Downtown Manhattan to the right side. Let yourself been inspired if you cross the bridge and enjoy the fantastic view.
The Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, length approx. 1834 m, 6 lanes of roadway.
On the way to Brooklyn.
The hanger ropes of Brooklyn Bridge were replaced only a few years ago after more than a century of service life.
One the way back to Lower Manhattan with a fantastic view of the One World Trade Center.
The Manhattan Bridge connecting Lower Manhattan at Canal Street with Downtown Brooklyn.
3. Ground Zero
Here the heart beats more slowly. Two fountains at the place where the Twin Towers once stood. Around the rim of each water basin engraved the names of all victims. An expressive spot full of emotions. At the same time is a place of hope and strength.
Besides from all those loving kind New Yorker’s and the happiness, is this a place of remembrance.
Around the rim of each water basin engraved the names of all victims.
4. New York Public Library
One of my favorite attractions in Manhattan is also for free – The New York Public Library. Located in the Fifth Avenue between 40th Street and 42th Street. Another place rich of symbols, history, literature and comprehensive know-how. Sounds like the perfect spot to start your day in the New York City. The NYPL is the third largest Library in the World after British Library (London) and the Library of Congress in Washington. The NYPL is definitely worth a visit, even if you don’t have time for the world of literature.
A place full of history, ceiling decoration and inviting premise.
Constructed in 1911, Beaux-Art Building, Bronze Doors, Marble Front, Wood Panelled Reading Hall
One of the treasures of the Library is the first Gutenberg Bible.
Also creates an inspiring atmosphere for children’s. At the basement of the library is the children’s area.
5. Central Park
The New Yorker’s spending a lot of time in the green oasis of the City – the Central Park. A stop at the green lung of New York is a part of every visitor’s agenda. A free tour. The park is enjoyable in every season. You will find here a Boat, bicycle and gondola rentals.
Kids in New York City, the HEckscher Playground is the perfect spot for the little ones. And offers for the mummy’s and dady’s a fantastic view of the skyline.
After an exhausting day you can relax at the green side of Manhattan.