Set Your Sights on the Big City

New York City Attractions

Times Square The French Quarters NY

Times Square

A vacation in New York would be missing something without a visit to the energetic core of the city at Times Square, located significantly close to our hotel. Times Square encompasses the glowing area of Manhattan from 40th to 53rdStreets between 6th and 8th Avenues.

Considered the “crossroads of the world” by many, this iconic New York attraction is lined with restaurants, theatres, shops, vendors and limitless excitement. The world-famous “ball drop” at New Years Eve began in 1907 and brings over 1 million people every year.

 


 

Statue of Liberty The French Quarters NY

Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island

(212) 561-4588

Nearly half of all Americans today can trace their family history to at least one person who passed through the Port of New York at Ellis Island.

This 27.5-acre New York City attraction is located just minutes off the southern tip of Manhattan Island and is the site of one of the most symbolic landmarks of America, the Statue of Liberty.

 


 

Empire State Building The French Quarters NY

Empire State Building

350 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
(212) 736-3100

This lofty New York attraction consists of a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. The Empire State Building has been considered by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The Empire State Building is the third tallest skyscraper in the Americas after Chicago’s Sears Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower.

 


 

Rockefeller Center The French Quarters NY
Rockefeller Center / Top of the Rock

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019
(212) 332-6868

Envisioned by John D. Rockefeller to be the focal point in all New York, the Rockefeller Center is a place where business is transacted and communities congregate. Assembled on the cusp of the Great Depression, Rockefeller financed the Center personally and today, this center is filled with boutiques, fine dining, and home to the most famous ice rink and Christmas tree on earth. Shop, dine and take in the sights on your vacation to New York at the Top of the Rock.

 


 

Flat Iron Building The French Quarters NY

Flat Iron Building

175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

The Flatiron Building was one of the tallest buildings in New York City upon its completion in 1902. The New York City attraction was designed by Chicago’s Daniel Burnham with John Wellborn Root in the Beaux-Arts style on a triangular island block at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway, facing Madison Square.

Renowned New York City Museums

Intrepid Museum

166 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-0072

The fascinating Intrepid Museum is located on W. 46th Street and 12th Ave, just walking distance from the hotel! During your visit to this NYC museum, you will be able to experience multiple exhibits honoring heroes in the US Military in regards to sea, air, space and life. Since opening its doors in 1982, the Intrepid welcomes over 750,000 visitors each year with hope to inspire youth and educate the public.

American Museum of Natural History

79 Street and Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Of all the museums in Manhattan, this is certainly one of the most famous and most visited.

Get there early and explore its 46 permanent exhibits and multiple temporary ones, covering everything from the beginning of time to the present and containing over 300 million specimens. The famed New York City museum consists of 25 interconnected buildings.

The Guggenheim Museum

1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY‎ 10128
(212) 423-3500

The first thing you’ll notice about this NYC museum is the iconic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Located on New York City’s Museum Mile is celebrated internationally for its renowned art collection, which focuses on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art.

The Frick Collection

1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 288-0700

Also located on Museum Mile, the Frick Collection offers visitors the opportunity to admire the collection of the renowned robber baron, Henry Clay Frick in his former residence.

The collection at this Manhattan museum focuses on 16th-18thcentury European art from Rembrandt to Renoir.

The Morgan Library and Museum

225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0008

This fascinating library and museum houses one of the greatest collections of artistic, literary and musical works. The collection covers every time period from ancient times to the present and offers visitors the chance to view numerous interesting items from scraps of paper Bob Dylan jotted song lyrics on to drawings by Picasso.

The Museum at FIT

7th Avenue & W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 217-4530

This New York City museum is located on Fashion Avenue in Chelsea and focuses mostly on 20th century textiles and costumes. The Museum at FIT prides itself on collecting, conserving and interpreting fashion.

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

Since its founding in 1929, MOMA has been committed to developing a compelling overview of modern and contemporary art as manifested in exhibits and educational programs. It is now considered one of the most influential museums of modern art in the world. In addition to a provocative collection, the museum also houses an award-winning restaurant called The Modern.

Guide to NYC Shopping

5th Avenue

Shopping in New York City is a must-do with its mixture of boutiques and designer stores. 5th Avenue is the Rodeo Drive of the East Coast, but much more extensive. World famous for its ultra-exclusive designer stores such as Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci, 5th Avenue is now home to favorites like Sephora, Banana Republic and the Disney Store.

Canal Street

Located in Lower Manhattan, this NYC shopping area was originally the mecca of New York’s jewelry trade in the early 20thcentury. Today the area is famous for its street vendors, open storefronts and bargain prices. It is also notorious for its counterfeit products with fake trademarked brand names.

Diamond District
 

The world-famous Diamond District is located on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and is the largest shopping district for all sizes and shapes of diamonds and fine jewelry with over 2,600 independent businesses on a single block.

 

Madison Avenue

The strip of high-end Madison Avenue designer stores runs from 57th to 85th Streets and is called by locals, “The Fashionable Road.” This Manhattan shopping area includes many of the most renowned fashion designers, jewelers and upscale hair salons.

SoHo

The neighborhood of SoHo runs from Houston in the north to Canal Street in the south and is exquisitely famous for its charming streets and variety of trendy boutiques, vintage shops and upscale designer wear.

 

Famous Flagships
 

Barneys
660 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10065
(212) 826-8900

FAO Schwartz
767 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10153
(212) 644-9400

Bergdorf Goodman
754 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 753-7300

Lord & Taylor
424 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018-2771
(212) 391-3344

 

Bloomingdales
1000 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 705-2000

Macy’s
151 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 695-4400

 

Century 21
22 Cortlandt Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 227-9092

Saks 5th Avenue
611 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-4000

 

New York City Parks and Recreation

Central Park The French Quarters NY

Central Park

This lush stretch of greenery is located from 59th Street to 110th Street and stretches from 5th to 8th Avenues. It covers an extraordinary 843 acres, which makes up roughly 6% of Manhattan. Ideal for everyone, this world-famous New York park features beautiful scenery and gardens, Central Park Zoo, and 26 recreational fields for sports matches. Seasonal attractions include ice skating rinks and Summer Stage performances. Some of the most talked-about restaurants in the city are also located within the park, Tavern on the Green and The Boathouse.

 


Bryant Park The French Quarters NY

Bryant Park

Located on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Bryant Park is home to New York’s famous fashion week and is a much-visited social space, offering the Bryant Park café and the majestic New York City’s Public Library surrounded by sunbathers and park goers.

 

 

 


Battery Park The French Quarters NY
Battery Park

This New York City park is located at the tip of Manhattan and overlooks New York Harbor with the Statue of Liberty in the distance. It is the largest public open space in all of downtown Manhattan and considered “the cradle” of New York City history.

 

 

 


Tompkins Square Park The French Quarters NY

Tompkins Square Park

This charming Manhattan park is located in the heart of the East Village on 7th to 10th Streets between Avenues A and B. The park was once seen as a center of social problems but has transformed over the years into a place for families, students, tourists and pets. The park offers handball courts, basketball courts, built-in chess tables and playgrounds.

 

 


Washington Square Park The French Quarters NY

Washington Square Park

Located in Greenwich Village’s main public space, this New York park is a magnet for NYU students as well as families and tourists. The famous Washington Square Arch looms from above and attracts numerous performance artists throughout the year.