Perhaps it is that vision of King Kong slapping
those pesky attacking planes while hanging from its radio tower, or is it the memories
of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in the love story "An Affair to Remember"
that helps make this building even more of an attraction than it would be
otherwise? Well, we guess there are a lot of different memories, since
at last count the Empire State Building has "starred" in over sixty
movies. Who knows, you could be the next great movie story, so don't miss that chance to see
New York from the Observation Decks of the Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building is located at 350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and
Fifth Avenue starts in Washington Square Park in
Greenwich Village and runs through Midtown Manhattan along the eastern side
of Central Park. It's helpful to know that Fifth Avenue divides "east"
addresses from "west" addresses in Manhattan.
Between 49th Street and 60th Street, Fifth Avenue is a linear array of
some of the most expensive stores owned by the well-known brands of the
world. It's a fun area for shopping, looking, exploring and gawking.
Fifth Avenue is, also, the anchor street for New York's famous Saint
Patrick's Day Parade. The parade is held annually on March 17, except when the date falls
on a Sunday and the parade is celebrated the day before. See the official website of the
Day Parade for details on attending.
Further north on Fifth Avenue, starting at 82nd Street and running
twenty-blocks, is an area so filled with Museums that it is called the
"Museum Mile" by New Yorkers. Along this amazing route you will
find the Met, the Guggenheim and the Cooper Hewitt National Design
Museum. We cover these and MOMA in this
section of our guide to New York.
The Rockefeller Center offers more to see and do than most visitors
expect. While the Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers spectacular views
of the City (and the Empire State Building), the tour of Rockefeller center,
which includes numerous works of art , is quite interesting.
addition, the lighting of Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree
and the opening of the ice skating rink, which remains open until April, are among
New York's most celebrated winter traditions.
If you need more juice than that, well, perhaps a tour of the NBC Studios
(National Broadcasting Company) and a chance to have your picture taken at
the world-famous news desk might be of interest to you or your kids.
a tour of the world famous
Radio City Music Hall and its spectacular show?
Rockefeller Center (also called Rockefeller Plaza) is a rectangular area
comprised of a number of buildings bounded by the Avenue of the Americas
(Sixth Avenue), 51st Street, Fifth Avenue and 48th Street.
You can find
detailed information about the buildings, events, opening hours and ticket
prices at the official website of
Center . Just click on the Tour and Explore tab on the website to get started
planning your visit.
Just so you know, the TV show "30 Rock" is named after 30
Rockefeller Plaza, but the show is taped elsewhere in the city.
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