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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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Walks of New York Launches with Special Discount Tours

Times Square, NYC

Walks of New York celebrates the launch of its New York City walking tours by offering special preview tours for only $5.00.  In observance of National Walking Day, all tour proceeds will go to the American Heart Association to support their healthy heart initiatives. Walks of New York is a brand extension of Walks of […]

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10 Wacky Facts About the Empire State Building

constructing the empire state building

If we didn’t already love the Empire State Building enough, it turns out that there are a ton of fun (or wacky) facts. Here are some of our favorites! 1. Originally, the 17-story spire was supposed to be a dirigible anchor and passenger gate. The current top observation deck (at 1,250 feet!) is enclosed, but in […]

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Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

NYC celebrates America’s Independence Day with a colossal show: the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks.  Barges in the Hudson River will launch thousands of fireworks in a 26-minute show that is synchronized to a musical score, creating the nation’s largest pyrotechnic spectacle.  And this year, that most iconic structure of the NYC skyline, the Empire […]

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Building the Empire State Building: The Daredevil Sky Boys

Building the Empire State Building? Not an easy task. After all, this “Eighth Wonder of the World,” an Art Deco marvel towering over midtown Manhattan, was the world’s tallest building for over 40 years! The only thing as impressive as the Empire State Building… are the men who built it! The Empire State Building was […]

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Visiting The Empire State Building: What You Have to Know

The Empire State Building is New York’s most recognizable landmark and visiting the Empire State building is a must for anyone traveling in the city. “It’s nearest place we have in New York to heaven,” says the heroine of the classic film Love Affair (1939), gazing at the building in awe. If you want to […]

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