Tourist Attractions in New York (II)
4. Tourist Attractions in New York: Central Park
Central Park in Manhattan stretches from Midtown to Harlem, from 59th to 110th Street. New Yorkers can enjoy every conceivable leisure activity in this enormous park, which was completed in 1876. The choice for sport enthusiasts alone ranges from cycling to skiing, from bowling to boating. Families can visit one of the two zoos on the southern Fifth Avenue or enjoy a picnic. The largest of the many green areas is known as the Great Lawn and plays host to free concerts in the summer. The carousel at 64th Street is also a popular attraction. In the midst of central New York it is possible to briefly escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
5. Tourist Attractions in New York: Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
What started out as eight prints and one sketch soon turned into the most important collection of modern art today. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York was founded in 1929 and offers a tour through 20th century art history with masterpieces from Van Gogh through to Miro, Kandinsky and Picasso, right up to Warhol and Rauschenberg. The building has been renovated many times since it moved to its current location in 1939 and the collection has only been accessible to the public in its entirely since 2004. Alongside famous paintings such as “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth, the MOMA also has, amongst other things, drawings, sculptures, photographs and films in its collection, which contain more than 150,000 works.
6. Tourist Attractions in New York: Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center is a 19-building complex consisting of offices, stores and restaurants, which was built in the 1930s. There are gardens situated in between the buildings, the most famous of which is probably the Lower Plaza. In the winter it is possible to go ice-skating at the feet of the golden Prometheus statue. A visit to the Art Deco buildings, in particular the General Electric Building, which is home to a giant shopping concourse, should not be missed. The individual buildings and their treasures are best explored on one of the guided tours, which take place every 2 hours daily from 11 am. The meeting point is the NBC Experience Store in the General Electric Building.