1wtcOne World Observatory sits atop what is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center. The skyscraper rises 1,776-feet above Manhattan. One World Observatory, which includes a 360-degree walkway and three-story observatory, is perched at 1,250-feet.

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The views are magnificent and overpowering, as visitors can see landmarks, waterways, and the majestic and always promising skyline. Look towards the invitingly soothing horizon, pick out the many green parks that dot the cement and steel framework of the City, and gaze at the far-reaching waters that surround the island.

o-WORLD-TRADE-CENTER-OBSERVATORY-facebookThe One World Observatory experience begins as soon as you enter the lobby. Prior boarding the express glass elevators that will take you to the observatory in less than 60 seconds, you’ll discover how One World Trade Center was developed and what it took to plan and construct the awe-inspiring building. Plus, you’ll learn some very impressive stats and get some interesting specs concerning the structure.
Visit One World Observatory for the preeminent skyscraping experience in the Western Hemisphere. Special group rates are available for this unique experience.
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When you think of the New York City, you think of Times Square—the crossroads of the world. They say if you stand in Times Square for one hour you’re bound to see someone you know, no matter where you’re from. Whether or not that’s true, it’s a good indication of just how busy this major intersection is. If you’re looking for discount theatre tickets, special holiday events or the Times Square Visitor Center, you find them all right there. The hustle and bustle that defines the Big Apple is right there. Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center to see the Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball on display.

Exciting times are ahead for the square. In 2012 construction will start on the $27 million redesign of the pedestrian plazas between 42nd and 47th Streets with the objective of making the area more user-friendly to New Yorkers and visitors alike. It is anticipated that the renovation will be finished in 2014.

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Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry provides free transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan. During the workweek, the ferry transports 60,000 passengers per day and 20 million per year.

The free five-mile trip on the Staten Island Ferry last 25 minutes, but it affords passengers some spectacular views of Manhattan as well as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Because of this, many visitors to New York take a round trip on the ferry. There are over about 55 trips daily from Manhattan to Staten Island and 55 more back to Manhattan.

 

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NY Skyride takes visitors on an exciting virtual fly over of New York City. Lasting 30 minutes, participants are able to see and experience the real New York. Narrated by Kevin Bacon, participants are on a specially designed platform that moves in synchronization with an 18-foot high-definition screen. You’ll visit almost three-dozen landmarks, all in climate-controlled comfort. Over 8 million people have experienced the thrill of this breathtaking virtual tour. Get a real value and combine the NY Skyride with a fast-track visit to the Empire State Building. This is a great ride for kids and adults. Groups should make reservations.

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liberty-helicopters_logoIf you’d like to get a bird’s eye view of the city and its environs, then Liberty Helicopter, Sightseeing Tours are a perfect way to do just that. With a fleet of 10 topflight helicopters and an impeccable safety record, the tour service provides customers with various options. Take the New York, New York Tourto get acquainted with each of the five boroughs that comprise this diverse city, or soar in The Big Apple Tourto garner spectacular views of the some of the city’s iconic landmarks. There’s even a special Romance/VIP Tour. Fly up, up and away to see New York in a way you never have before.

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Top of the RockThe Top of the Rock offers visitors a spectacular 360-degree view of the city. The indoor decks on the 67th and 69th floors and outdoor observation deck on the 70th floor provide unobstructed views of the entire region, from the amazing city skyline to the lush green carpet of Central Park. Group rates are available for those who plan ahead. You’ll feel as if you’re at the top of the world when you’re at the Top of the Rock.

 

 

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Spirit of New York CruisesTHE MOST ENTERTAINING WAY TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE NEW YORK.
The Spirit of New York on New York Harbor delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Cruising year-round from Chelsea Piers, the Spirit of New York offers Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail, Moonlight Cruises and much more!
LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU.
Grand buffets. Breathtaking views of New York from the Hudson River. DJs playing Top 40 hits. And an amazing wait staff singing show-stopping favorites. All included for one price. For your next special occasion or just a unique way to get out on the water in New York, come aboard today!
THE BEST SIGHTS OF NEW YORK ARE FROM THE WATER.
The Spirit of New York will deliver all of New York Harbor to your tableside. Get up-close to the Statue of Liberty. Cruise under the breath-taking Brooklyn Bridge. Admire the South Street Seaport and the Financial District. No other place in New York will show you the city like this.
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Manhattan by SailThe folks at Manhattan by Sail know that there is nothing else in the world like sailing. Manhattan by Sail offers its customers a unique experience when they board one of their schooners. Take the Shearwater, an 80-foot, 48-passenger that is New York’s only designated floating landmark, and you’ll feel as if you’re transported back to the era of the Great Gatsby. Or sail on the Clipper City, a 144-foot steel replica of the 19th century schooners that helped make America run effectively and efficiently. You’ll sail the harbor, enjoying wonderful views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the majestic Manhattan skyline. Special charters and catering options are available. Tours start in April and run through the fall.

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facade of Empire State Building in New YorkPart of the majestic Manhattan skyline for 80 years, the 102-story Empire State Building stands over 1,200 feet and is the second tallest building in Manhattan. Visitors may enjoy spectacular views from both the 86th floor and 102nd floor observatories. Be sure to include the exhibit on the 80th floor that celebrates the engineering and construction feats of the Empire State Building’s architects, builders, and laborers.

Express tickets are available, for a higher price, if you don’t want to stand in line for the elevator. If you haven’t been to the Empire State Building, the views from its upper floors are an essential part of the prototypical NYC experience.

 

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beastHold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes! The Beast leaves all others in its wake as the Captain takes this custom-built 70-foot offshore racing powerboat up to 45 mph on a ride down to the Statue of Liberty. (Children must be 40”/100cm.)

from http://www.circleline42.com/new-york-cruises/cruise-details.aspx?id=5

 

Sightseeing cruises, Beast Rides and special adventures are all offered by Circle Line Sightseeing.
Spend three hours circumnavigating the Island of Manhattan, relishing the sites and sounds of the
waterway and the city. Or take a 75-minute cruise to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the World
Financial Center.
If you’d rather a thrill ride, during the summer you can climb aboard the Circle Line Sightseeing Beast
Ride. You’ll whip through the waters that encircle the island.
A variety of special cruises are offered throughout the year, such as the annual Oktoberfest, New
Year’s Eve Fireworks, and the Phantom’s Halloween Masquerade Cruise. Be sure to check Circle Line
Sightseeing often—there’s a lot to do and see on Circle Line Sightseeing.

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