In December, visitors flock to the International Building to see the giant Christmas tree. Photographers also love the bronze sculpture of Atlas, which stands in front of the International Building. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, founded in 1870, has a permanent collection of more than two million pieces of art spanning 5,000 years. The Statue of Liberty, American Museum of Natural History, Staten Island Zoo, Radio City Music Hall, and the Guggenheim Museum are some of the other highlights of New York.
Statue of Liberty
One of the most important neoclassical sculptures in the world can be found on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. If you are visiting the city, you must definitely see the Statue of Liberty. Its grandeur and beauty are unmatched. If you have never been to New York, you must visit it at least once. There are several ways to visit the Statue of Liberty, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly.
American Museum of Natural History
When it comes to visiting New York’s tourist attractions, there are few museums as impressive as the American Museum of Natural History. This natural history museum is situated on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Whether you are an explorer, naturalist, or just a curious mind, you’re sure to enjoy the museum’s collections. You can find many of your favorite species in the Museum’s exhibits.
Staten Island Zoo
One of the many attractions in Staten Island, New York, is the Staten Islands Zoo. This urban zoo is an 8-acre complex that is open all year, except on major holidays. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The animals are always in great spirits and will make any trip to the island an unforgettable one. Read on for more information. In a few lines you’ll learn about its most beloved animals, including polar bears, pandas, and tiger.
Radio City Music Hall
One of the most famous theaters in the world is Radio City Music Hall, a concert hall and entertainment venue located at 1260 Avenue of the Americas in Rockefeller Center. This venue is known as “The Showplace of the Nation” and is also the headquarters of the Rockettes, an internationally acclaimed precision dance company. While the radio show may have brought the place to its fame, you can still catch a live performance here.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
One of the most important Catholic places of worship in New York is St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This Midtown Manhattan cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of New York and a parish church. Visitors should visit this church while visiting New York. The interior of the cathedral is spectacular and the countless statues are worth admiring. For those who aren’t Catholic, you can visit the Catholic Church of St. Patrick.
Staten Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins
Originally known as the Renwick Smallpox Hospital, Staten Island’s Renwick’s Ruins were constructed in the 1850s. Designed by James Renwick Jr., the smallpox hospital treated as many as 7,000 patients a year. It later became a nurses’ dormitory, and was abandoned in the 1950s. After the hospital closed, the Landmarks Preservation Commission began taking interest and in 1975, the old building was declared a city landmark.
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
The New York City attraction known as Madame Tussaud’s is a must-see attraction for anyone who visits the city. It is located on 42nd Street in the Times Square area. Founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1903, the museum now operates under the Merlin Entertainments group. The attraction is known for its detailed wax statuettes of celebrities.