New York City awaits its guests with scores of superlatives. Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, Central Park and many other places. I cannot draw up an exhaustive list of all the amazing places and things you can discover. Today I am present in part two “Manhattan for free” some top attractions in the heart of the Big Apple. You can expect an combination of art, culture, nature and lot of hype and amazing views.
At A Glance
|Time Square||Broadway & 7 th Avenue, Crossroad of the World, Events, Top 10 Attraction, New Years Eve|
|Bryant Park||City Park in Manhattan, 39.000 Quadratmeter, Numeros of Events and Festivals, Next to the New York Public Library|
|Roosevelt Island Tramway||Free of Charge (with the MetroCard), Amazing View of the Skyline of Manhattan, Visit Roosevelt Island,|
|Grand Central Terminal||The biggest train station in the world, 67 tracks, Golden Chandeliers, Exquisite and Precious Timepieces|
|St. Patrick’s Cathedrial||Near Rockefeller Center, 100 Metres High, Neo-Gothic Style, Open in 1878|
|Museum of Modern Art||Every friday between 04:00pm – 08:00 pm is the entrance free of charge.|
1. Times Square
The crossroad of the world presents itself already in all its glory, day and nights. There is always something happening here, which horse-drawn carriages once clattered. One special at Times Square is “Times Square Arts”. The project of this season called “XXX Times Square with Love“. Sitting on a large X-couch, can lie down, enjoy the surroundings and talk to the other people.
2. Bryant Park
Before the gates of the New York Public Libray, the Bryant Park is located 40th Street und 42th Street. Surrounded by a breathtaking scenery they are a lots of activities. Free concerts, workouts and games. Named after the American journalist and writer William Cullen Bryant, with a size of 39.000 square metres, among the smaller parks in New York City. The park is not only loved by tourists, locals also come here to take a break or play a game of chess.
3. Roosevelt Island Tramway
Located at the First Avenue between 59th Street und 60th Street you can find the Queensboro Bridge. The 135 meter long bridge connects the city parts Manhattan and Queens. Next to the bridge, at 2nd Avenue und 60thStreet finding an entrance to the Roosevelt Island Tramway. If you want, you can take the red gondola. Free transfer in either direction is only available with MetroCard. From here, you have a beautiful view across the city and East River.
4. Grand Central Terminal
The famous Grand Central Terminal is located at the Park Avenue on the corner 42th Street. Since opening in 1913 is the train station with 67 tracks the world’s largest train station. In visual terms the absolute superlatives include the 44 meter high ceiling, golden chandeliers, exquisite and precious timepieces, an artistic starry sky and a tennis court. There will be much to discover in the Grand Central Station. Fine foods to suit little and big appetites await you in a special atmosphere. In the railway-cathedral you will find restaurants, snack bars, supermarkets, delicatessen stores and fashion Stores. From the gallery you have a complete view over the activity in the Grand Central Station.
5. St Patrick Cathedral
The beautiful church in the heart of Manhattan rise 100 meters up into the sky. This church was
built in neo-Gothic style and inaugurated in 1878. A place of silence and recreation, a place for your inner balance, nestled in between of all the skyscrapers, city’s hustle and bustle. Go into the chuch and listen to the organ playing. It’s so amzaing.
6. Museum of Modern Art
Every friday between 04:00pm – 08:00 pm is the entrance free of charge. The Museum of Modern Art is located between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue in the 53th Street. The MoMa in Manhattan is one of the world’s most important museums for contemporary art and has a rich collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, etc. You will find a mix of paintings, drawing, architecture and design, electronic media, artist’s books, photography and sculptures. The MoMA opens ways to contemporary art and culture. My personal highlight from my time in the Museum of Modern Art was the sculpture garden. More about my visit in the museum you can find here MoMA – Museum of Modern Art.