New York. A description of the favorite tourist attractionts in NYC.    
 
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NEW YORK CITY ATTRACTIONS.

  • American Museum of Natural History The AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, in Manhattan Square, at Seventy-seventh street, may be visited as a part of the Park tour. The Museum is open from 10 A. M. to ; 1 P. M. on week days, and from 1 to 5 P. M. on Sunday.
  • Bowling Green The diminutive oval of Bowling Green, at the foot of Broadway, is the city's oldest park. Its story goes back to the beginning, when the Dutch came to Manhattan Island in 1626.
  • Grace Church GRACE CHURCH, set in the bend at Tenth street and closing the vista from the south, is one of the most familiar and most highly cherished of the landmarks of Broadway. It is a beautiful structure of white limestone, with marble spire, in the Decorated Gothic, and was designed by James Renwick, the architect of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art The metropolitan museum of art is a private corporation, founded in 1870 by a number of public-spirited citizens, and managed by a board of trustees. The Museum building was provided by the city. The Metropolitan is the largest and richest art museum in America; it is a vast storehouse of treasures in the several departments of the fine arts.
  • New York and Brooklyn Bridges THE NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN BRIDGE, which spans the East River, connecting the Boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, has its Manhattan terminal at the City Hall Park.
  • The Statue of Liberty The statue of liberty is the work of the eminent French sculptor, Auguste Bartholdi, who in 1865 conceived the idea of a fitting memorial to be given by the French people to the United States in commemoration of the long-established good will between the two nations.
  • St. Pauls Chapel St. Paul's Chapel is a cherished relic of Colonial days. Built in 1766 as a chapel of Trinity Parish, it is the only church edifice which has been preserved from the pre-Revolutionary period. After the burning of Trinity in 1776, St. Paul's became the parish church.
  • The Aquarium THE AQUARIUM, near the sea wall in the southwest of the Park, contains large collections of fishes and marine life. The large floor tanks are devoted to seals, sea lions, sturgeon and other large species; and the l00 wall tanks contain fresh and salt water fishes.
  • Coney Island, Rockaway and Jamaica Bay. Besides the city, there are its environs like Coney Island, for instance, that are practically part of the metropolis. A quarter of a million people sometimes spend the day at Coney Island, which is one of the really great sights of the world. Next to Coney Island, Rockaway Beach is the most attractive of all the nearby resorts and in some respects it is even more delightful than its famous neighbor. The trip by water is a most pleasant one. To those who go to Rockaway by train the fishing stations on Jamaica Bay.
  • Van Cortland and Bronx Parks. Big as Central Park is, it does not compare with Van Cortlandt Park, 1,132 acres, with its wonderful golf courses; Bronx, which contains 719 acres, and has the largest zoological garden in the world, and the most famous Botanical Gardens; or Pelham Bay Park, which faces the Sound at Pelham Bay. Including the Parkway, which connects it with Bronx, the total area is over 1,756 acres.
  • Sandy Hook Ocean Trip For a purely ocean trip nothing can surpass the sail to Sandy Hook and back. It matters not how the temperature may be on land, old ocean never fails to roll and toss and blow to your heart's content.
  • Central Park CENTRAL PARK extends from 59th street north to troth street, and from Fifth avenue west to Eighth avenue. It is two and one-half miles long and one-half mile wide. The area comprises 879 acres of diversified woodland, meadow, lawn, lakes and ponds; and the Park ranks as one of the most beautiful pleasure grounds in the world.
  • Manhattans Fifth Avenue. It is not an exaggeration to say that in no other city in the world is there a street so altogether attractive as Manhattans Fifth Avenue from Madison Square to Carnegie Hill.
  • New York Zoo The New York Zoological Park was conceived and planned by the New York Zoological Society, a scientific body, as a public zoological park for the protection of American native animals and the promotion of zoology.
  • New York botanical garden The New York Botanical Garden was established for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a Botanical Garden and Museum and Arboretum therein, for the collection and culture of plants, flowers, shrubs and trees, the advancement of botanical science and knowledge, and the exhibition of ornamental and decorative horticulture and gardening and for the entertainment, recreation and instruction of the people.
  • Wall Street the Financial District of New York Of the four streets in New York known the world over —Broadway, Fifth Avenue, the Bowery and Wall Street—the latter is by far the most famous. For a street less than half a mile long and but little more than thirty feet wide, its importance is altogether disproportionate to its mere physical size.
  • New York City Museums. In an educational sense our great public Museums of New York are doing very important work. The Trustees of an institution like the Metropolitan Museum of Art have long ago outgrown the idea that it was simply a place in which to display rare paintings and priceless works of art. The idea now is to encourage the interest in these collections for their utility as well as their beauty and to seek to benefit industry and the artisan.
  • St. Patricks Cathedral ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL. is the largest and most beautiful church edifice in America, and holds high rank as an example of decorated and geometric style of Gothic architecture to which belong the cathedrals of Rheims, Amiens and Cologne, on the Continent; and the naves of York, Westminster and Exeter in England.
  • Broadway Great Musicals and Shows. Direct from Broadway, Original New York Cast. Well, here you are right in New York, and on Broadway, too. Some two thousand places of entertainment are open for you.

 

 

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