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The Flatiron Building: A New York Icon

Flatiron Building, NYC

In a city of striking architecture and towering structures, the Flatiron Building is one of New York’s most celebrated skyscrapers. Its elegant design and narrow wedge shape (which seems to defy the laws of physics) has intrigued New Yorkers for over a century. The Flatiron has been the subject of paintings, photos, postcards and films, […]

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New York’s Must-See Skyscrapers

NYC Skyline view

Chicago may have invented skyscrapers, but New York made them works of art.  Since the 1890s skyscrapers have sprung from the bedrock of Manhattan, creating a skyline that embodies the city’s energy, ambition and power.  NYC is home to hundreds of soaring towers, which are regularly being created…and sometimes recreated.  Here are several of New […]

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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York: A Visitors Guide

St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC

New York’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a magnificent symbol of faith in the heart of the city.  Seat of New York’s Catholic archdiocese, it is the largest Gothic cathedral in the nation, covering an entire city block.  Every year, over five and a half million people are drawn to St. Patrick’s for worship, spiritual consolation, […]

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The Metropolitan Opera: What You Have to Know

Metropolitan Opera, NYC

The Metropolitan Opera in New York is, without question, one of the world’s preeminent opera halls. With its lavish productions and top-notch performers, this New York opera institution—dubbed “the Met” by locals—has staged legendary performances for more than a century. Want to catch a performance at the Metropolitan Opera? Here’s a quick guide! The Metropolitan Opera […]

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The New World Trade Center

New World Trade Center

The World Trade Center was an integral part of NYC before it was destroyed by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.  The violence of the attacks, loss of so many innocent lives, and the massive physical devastation were deeply traumatic to New York City.  But after a decade the eyesore known as “Ground Zero” […]

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Rainy Day Fun in NYC

Rainy Day NYC

New York is an ideal city to explore on foot – except on rainy, snowy days.  When the weather turns foul, umbrella-wielding pedestrians clog soggy sidewalks and the parks become a muddy mess.  The Met Museum, MoMa, and Macys are certainly great choices to avoid the elements: unfortunately most people make that same choice and […]

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NYC’s Guggenheim Museum

New York’s Guggenheim Museum holds one of the nation’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art.  Even more famous is the collection’s home – Frank Lloyd Wright’s singular building that is an architectural landmark.  A visit to “the Guggenheim” allows one to explore its distinctive collection and structure, as well as superb exhibitions. Mining tycoon […]

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