Explore Historic Places In New York City

Explore Historic Places In New York City

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Explore the beauty and intrigue of historic New York City on your own time with our curated guide to the best famous sights and landmarks.

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    Thank publisher Joseph Pulitzer—yes, that Pulitzer—for stimulating enough American donations to pay for Lady Liberty’s pedestal. His statue is at the walkway near the left entrance to the statue. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    Gracie Mansion was built in 1799. A different building was commandeered by George Washington on roughly the same site during the American Revolutionary War, as it strategically overlooked Hell Gate. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    Among the miscellany kept in storage is a pair of fake eyelashes worn by Joan Crawford. The falsies were originally part of a group of more than 80 pairs, which were sold at auction after her death. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    When we need a moment of quiet reflection, we like visiting the peaceful monuments and memorials in the park or the Museum of Jewish History's memorial gardens. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Not only is it fun to scope lovely architecture and connect with New York’s rich Catholic heritage, but a visit to St. Patrick’s also offers an interesting insight into the way the city has grown... -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    The engaging, family-friendly exhibits and children’s museum offer a great way to connect with the history of New York. We like matching a morning visit here with an picnic in nearby Central Park. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Their innovative program of events is really impressive and varied--pretty much everyone can find a program of interest. We particularly dig the fall offerings at the Next Wave Festival. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Museum guides interpret several generations of immigrant life in a five-story tenement building. Tours last 1hr, are limited to 15 people, and should be booked in advance. No A/C. - Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    The Unisphere, a 140-feet high stainless steel globe, was presented to the 1964 World's Fair by United States Steel. Today, it is Queens' most recognizable symbol and a centerpiece for the park. -- NYC Parks via Foursquare
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    Mezzanine or Balcony seat? Sit back in your seat like a proper homo sapiens. Sightlines here are such that the idiots who hunch forward like apes totally block the view of everyone behind them. -- A G via Foursquare
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    This museum was the HQ for New York’s customs offices until 1971. It was also ground zero for the Stamp Act Riots in 1765, as Fort Amsterdam, when U.S. and British soldiers used it as a stronghold. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    Learn the history of the New York City Transit system. The New York Transit Museum has static displays of subway cars, buses and other NYC Transit memorabilia. And make sure to stop by the shop! -- transiTALK Transportation Media Group via Foursquare
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