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Things To Do In New York

Madison Square Garden, known colloquially simply as The Garden, is the world's most famous arena. It is located in Manhattan on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets, and is home to the New York Rangers of the NHL, the New York Knicks of the NBA, and the New York Liberty of the WNBA, as well as concerts, circuses, comedy, and much more.

Four Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-465-6741

Art lovers can find every kind of artwork imaginable in the vast depths of the Met's carefully curated collection with works dating as far back as the Stone Age. Don't try to see everything in one day, but pick a few exhibitions and be sure to include the awe-inspiring Egyptian art collection.

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-535-7710

The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, The Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972.

350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10118
Phone: 212-736-3100

Carnegie Hall's mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience and to provide visionary education programs that foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences.

881 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

See New York City's top sights on a full-day sightseeing tour that includes travel by bus and boat. View Times Square, the US Customs building, Federal Hall, Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, the South Street Seaport and more. You also hop on a boat cruises around New York Harbor to snap photos of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the city skyline. Your guide shares informative commentary at all of the sights as you take in the Big Apple on this comprehensive tour.

Salute the statue of Althea Gibson, the first black women to win Wimbledon, the Australian, US and French Opens, and net points as a Civil Rights trailblazer. In recognition of her accomplishments Essex County named the 20-court tennis complex in Branch Brook Park the Althea Gibson Tennis Courts. It's your serve!

17 Academy Street Suite 608
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-0333

Designed by the Olmsted Brothers in 1895, this park is characterized by a bandstand at the center of a formal design that is symmetrically flanked by winding walkways and tree-lined promenades. In olden times when the park was just open space, local residents used it for volleyball, tennis and bocce-all popular at that time. Its current facilities still reflect these activities.

Van Buren Street and Walnut Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-268-3500

Ivy Hill Park is a neighborhood park designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The original tract of land measured 18.86 acres, which was added to slightly until the final acreage of 18.96 was achieved in 1938.

Mount Vernon Place and Seton Hall University
Newark, NJ 07106

Veterans Memorial Park has two small meadow areas abut both sides of the Armed Forces Memorial, walking paths transverse the park and decorative metal archways highlight the entrances on Howard and West Market Streets. The entrances are further enhanced by landscaping and ornamental brick pavers. Near the West Market Street entrance is a gazebo with a copper roof topped by an ornamental clock.

West Market Street and Wickliffe Street
Newark, NJ 07103

Home to a farmers' market, boating derbies, and a famed cherry blossom festival, Branch Brook Park joined the National Register of Historic Places as America's first county park. Don't miss the roller rink for classic Jersey fun.

115 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: 973-268-2300

Housed at Rutgers University, this is the largest archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world. Visitors will find a spectacular collection of music, photos, instruments, and memorabilia, including Billie Holiday's comb and an original manuscript by Fats Waller.

185 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 975-353-5595

Few places in the country offer the diversity of galleries and activities you'll find at the Newark Museum. The list includes a sculpture garden, a planetarium, a mini zoo, and the largest collection of Tibetan art in the Western Hemisphere.

49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-6550

This critically acclaimed concert hall hosts a diverse lineup of the world's greatest performers, entertainers, and artists - from the Dave Brubeck Quartet to Mark Knopfler, Bill Maher to Don Rickles, the Orchestre National de France to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

One Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-642-8989

Built in 1925, this majestic theater has dazzled audiences with symphonic performances, ballet, opera, theater groups, and popular music. Legendary artists like Gershwin, Patti LaBelle, The Rolling Stones, Richard Pryor and the O'Jays have taken the stage. Acoustically, the concert hall is considered by many to be one of the finest on the East Coast. Today, Newark Symphony Hall continues to host a variety of performances, as well as game night and line dancing. Stop in a see the splendor.

1020 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-643-8014

Outdoor adventurers can take a stroll along Newark's Riverfront Park; the vibrant orange walkway offers fantastic views of the Passaic River. Summertime, stretch for outdoor yoga, see a movie under the stars, catch a boat tour or rent a kayak and explore more.

1 Somme Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-733-5868

On June 11, 1899 at the laying of the cornerstone for the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Bishop Bernard McQuaid spoke of Newark's great Cathedral as "a fitting monument to the faith". It is this key thought which permeates all aspects of the Cathedral project, from its inception in 1859 by the Most Rev. James Roosevelt Bayley, Newark's first bishop, to its dedication in 1954 by Archbishop Thomas A. Boland. For a Cathedral is more than stone and mortar...much more than multi-colored glass and delicate woodcarving. In the words of the late Pope Paul VI: "The secret of a Cathedral is an expression of the unity of believers." In its totality, a Cathedral is a symphony of praise to Almighty God!

89 Ridge Street
Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: 973-484-4600

Just minutes from Newark in Jersey City, this 1,212-acre park offers picnicking, fishing, crabbing, boating, stunning views of Manhattan, and ferry service to the Statue of Liberty. It also hosts the Liberty Science Center, a marina, a restaurant, and nature trails.

1 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-915-3440

One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Yankees have been Major League Baseball's most storied team, winning 26 World Series titles in 39 appearances. Their 26 titles makes them the most successful franchise in North American pro sports history. Don't miss the chance to take in a Yankees game or tour the storied stadium in the Bronx.

1 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-293-4300

Food & Drink In New York

The surreal atmosphere of this awe-inspiring restaurant in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan combines the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th century Paris. The menu features fanciful interpretations of Chinese dishes and delights even the most discriminating palates.

75 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-989-6699

Meaning "by itself" in Latin, Per Se is located on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center overlooking Columbus Circle. Enter through the tinted glass doors (the other door is fake) into the dining room, which features 16 tables on two levels and views of Central Park. Chef Keller offers a daily 9-course tasting menu and vegetable tasting menu, complemented by an award-winning wine list.

10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-823-9335

Petaluma has been an Upper East Side institution for over 20 years. Anchored by its custom-built wood burning pizza ovens and grills, Petaluma serves authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on classic, seasonal fare.

1356 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-772-8800

Keens Steakhouse, a classic New York chophouse, was already famous for its steaks and chops at the turn of the century. Founded in 1885, Keens has 90,000 clay pipes that line the ceilings - pipes once smoked by customers after dinner. Today Keens legendary mutton chops and dry aged prime steaks are still without equal in the city.

72 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-947-3636

The Dutch is an American restaurant, bar and oyster room inspired by local cafes, country inns, corner taverns, neighborhood bistros, seaside shacks, roadside joints and the same mix of cultural influences that make New York City great. Award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini's roots-inspired American menu features fresh fish and shellfish, choice meats, local produce and the best of what's around.

131 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-677-6200

New American fare is featured on the chef's table menu at this fine restaurant, which offers 3-course and 4-course dinners. Highlights include beef sirloin carpaccio with crispy artichokes and slow-roasted Berkshire pork shoulder.

21 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-243-4020

La Grenouille serves classic French cuisine and spontaneous creations in a glowing setting that feels like home. Enjoy classic French recipes prepared with modern flair in a lovely place full of ambiance.

3 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-752-1495

Looking for an assortment of Belgian style moules frites, accompanied by an impressive beer list? Try B.Cafe. This cozy beer lovers' paradise fulfills your cravings for good homemade Belgian food, as well as artisan and trappiste beer in a rustic setting. No trip would be complete without a sweet plunge into some homemade waffles or melting Belgian chocolate cake.

240 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-249-3300

Osteria Morini - New York is a authentic rustic Italian restaurant by acclaimed and award winning Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group. In Italian, "osteria" means a place where the owner "hosts" guests, and at Osteria Morini - New York Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first downtown restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.

218 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-965-8777

Breathing new life into a hundred year old brownstone in the West Village, Bobo hums with the excited din of a dinner party. Bobo is a clubhouse for spirited grown-ups to enjoy soulful bistro food in a fantasy apartment setting that marries European elegance and romance with New York's downtown energy.

181 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-488-2626

Le Bernardin, Zagat's top pick for 2007, and awarded the Michelin Guide's coveted 3-stars as well as The New York Times' highest rating of 4-stars, has maintained its status of excellence for 20 years and its international acclaim as one of the world's top seafood restaurants. Owner/Chef Eric Ripert continues to set unsurpassed standards with his piscatorial paradise and partner Maguy Le Coze's seamless and unparalleled service. *When making your reservation, please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending THEATER so that we may accommodate you appropriately.

155 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-554-1515

Daniel Boulud's namesake restaurant features contemporary, seasonal French cuisine in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. The sophisticated bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.

60 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-288-0033

Eleven Madison Park is located in a landmark art deco building with soaring 35-foot ceilings and a view of Madison Square Park. They offer an intimate bar featuring 35 wines by the glass as well as seasonal classic and proprietary cocktails. The second floor private dining rooms also feature views of Madison Square Park.

11 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-889-0905

Legendary restaurateur Artie Cutler's last project was to build a great 1930s New York Jewish delicatessen. Overflowing with hanging salamis, house-cured corned beef, pastrami made from a secret recipe and other traditional deli meats, it is a nosher's wonderland.

2290 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-579-5959

One of America's most popular restaurants, Gramercy Tavern serves inventive American cuisine from Chef Michael Anthony in a rustic yet elegant setting. Gramercy Tavern's superb staff will envelop you with warm hospitality and delight you with an extraordinary selection of wines.

42 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-477-0777

Established in 1932, this family-owned and operated tavern is located in the heart of Newark's historic Ironbound neighborhood. Stop in for one of their world-famous Krug's Burgers, grab a beer with friends, watch your favorite sports game, or do all three!

118 Wilson Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-465-9795

Hobby's old-world deli was opened by a Polish immigrant in 1962 and continues to be run by the Brummer family, who serve some of Newark's most authentic Eastern European sandwiches. Pair turkey with old-world tender pastrami or house-cured corned beef - or get "The Hat Trick" for all three meats, served with cole slaw and Russian dressing. Don't forget the homemade, hand-rolled blintzes.

32 Branford Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-623-0410

The Blue Mirror Restaurant and Lounge is urban chic. Looking to unwind with cocktails and live jazz (First Fridays)?this is the place. Enjoy a flavor fusion of Soul, Italian and American Cuisines. Their specialties include catfish, chicken and ribs combo, and the crab cakes.

257 Clinton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
Phone: 973-732-7979

Taste Venue is a contemporary kitchen and bar serving American cuisine with a unique flare. A warm and cozy place to unwind, enjoy fabulous cuisine, listen to amazing live entertainment, or just have a good laugh with friends.

47 Edison Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-642-8400

The Brooklyn location is the original Peter Luger Steakhouse. Since 1887, they have been serving the discerning steak connoisseur. The restaurant features a fully-stocked bar. Don't expect any micro brews or trendy drinks, this is a true, classical gentleman's bar. Timeless wood furnishings fill out the natural ambience and charm.

178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-387-7400

Newly renovated the Water's Edge entire back facade is comprised of glass. They offer spectacular panoramic views of New York City, world-class decor and renowned cuisine. They also provide complimentary transportation from 23rd Street & The East River (Skyport Marina). Please call for Ferry Schedule.

401 44th Drive
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718-482-0033

Located directly on the shore of the East River at the Avalon in Long Island City, Riverview Restaurant commands the most spectacular views of New York City's skyline. Directly facing the United Nation with Citicorp Center, Trumps International Hotel and the Queensboro Bridge to the north and the Chrysler and Empire State Building to the south, Riverview is unmistakably, "A Room with a View".

2-01 50th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718-392-5000

London Lennie's is a casual American Fish House, serving the finest in a wide variety of seasonal fish & seafood. Their fish is purchased daily at the New Fulton Fish Market so the menu changes daily based on market supplies.

63-88 Woodhaven Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
Phone: 718-894-8084

With Kids In New York

Veterans Memorial Park has two small meadow areas abut both sides of the Armed Forces Memorial, walking paths transverse the park and decorative metal archways highlight the entrances on Howard and West Market Streets. The entrances are further enhanced by landscaping and ornamental brick pavers. Near the West Market Street entrance is a gazebo with a copper roof topped by an ornamental clock.

West Market Street and Wickliffe Street
Newark, NJ 07103

The James Street Commons Historic District is lined with stately Victorian buildings and historic landmarks, and also encompasses the Newark Museum and Newark Public Library. But perhaps its best kept secret is Washington Park, which dates back to the mid-17th century. You'll find a seasonal open-air market in the park on Wednesdays, where vendors, local artists and musicians create a lively local vibe. Delve even deeper into local history and culture at the New Jersey Historical Society, located on the park's perimeter.

Broad Street and Washington Park
Newark, NJ 07102

Nightlife In New York

This classic tavern features the original mahogany bar and dumbwaiters from the early 1900s. History buffs should check out the bar's vintage urinals, but everyone should order the award-winning hamburgers.

45 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-529-6732

The building's dubious massage parlor history gives Happy Ending somewhat of an irreverent vibe, but the two-floor lounge and club embraces its laid-back sex appeal.

302 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-334-9676

On the Upper West Side, Prohibition is one of those places that offers the works - friendly (and attractive) staff, hip decor and live music.

503 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-579-3100

Sister to clubbing hotspot Ibiza, Pacha features four floors of sizzling music, each with its own flavor. Like Ibiza, this mega-club can get a little wild.

618 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-209-7500

Where else can you enter a bar through a telephone booth? The secret is out at "Please Don't Tell", a speakeasy with cocktails and a small-but-delicious menu.

113 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212-614-0386

Established in 1932, this family-owned and operated tavern is located in the heart of Newark's historic Ironbound neighborhood. Stop in for one of their world-famous Krug's Burgers, grab a beer with friends, watch your favorite sports game, or do all three!

118 Wilson Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-465-9795

The Artisan Collective is a partnership formed by four artists and a wine lover. The store features specialty crafts, works of art, wine tastings and social events.

25 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-565-0238

Party on and have an energy filled night with live music playing from all around. Sip on your drinks, unwind, and go out onto the dance floor and dance the night away!

164 Flemming Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-344-7671

Rio Lounge is newest Tapas restaurant and Nightlife hotspot located in the historic Ironbound district of Newark N.J, offering you an unforgettable dining, dancing and nightlife experience.

618 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: 973-279-7800

Taste Venue is a contemporary kitchen and bar serving American cuisine with a unique flare. A warm and cozy place to unwind, enjoy fabulous cuisine, listen to amazing live entertainment, or just have a good laugh with friends.

47 Edison Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-642-8400

Shopping In New York

Neon lights, jumbo screens and lots of tourists might initially seem daunting, however this is where New York City's energy erupts. Think pop-culture megaplex. Forever 21, Hershey's and Toys "R" Us all convene here. Besides, where else can you stand on the sidewalk and watch MTV tape a live show?

Between West 43rd Street, Broadway, West 41st Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-484-1200

You'll find the epitome of New York shopping in SoHo, where retail stores line up like dominos in the 25-block area. Head to the most concentrated shopping areas between Lafayette and Broadway.

Between West Houston Street, Lafayette Street, Canal Street and West Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-484-1200

Just east of SoHo and "north of Little Italy," NoLita is less touristy but not less trendy, featuring smart shoes, sexy jeans and urban edginess.

Between East Houston Street, Bowery, Broome Street and Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-484-1200

This iconic strip might as well be the yellow brick road. Tiffany & Co., Prada, Fendi, Versace and others shine like treasure chests (use credit cards to open).

Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-484-1200

Elegant Eyes? is a family owned and operated optical center with a rich history that dates back to 1987. The family business began with James and Doris Slaughter of Slaughter's Opticians in about 1960. In 1987, Denise, opened the flagship Elegant Eyes store on Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey. In approximately 1992 Elegant Eyes presented its second location in East Orange, New Jersey and it stayed opened until 1999. In 2003, Denise and her children Utenzi, Cabral and Jameel re-launched the East Orange location based on pure demand by their loyal clientele. The Legacy of Vision continues with the spring 2010 Grand Opening of the Plainfield Elegant Eyes Eyeglass Store.

875 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-622-4492

Gain knowledge from the Source. This bookstore features a vast collection of books on the history and culture of African Americans, in addition to a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, framed artwork, unique gifts and more. Not sure what you're looking for? Friendly, resourceful staff members can help you find just the thing. Meet and greet a best-selling author or practice yoga at one of their frequent events.

867 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-824-2556

Get subculture specific at The Kanek, a skate, art, style and music shop. It's where all of the cool people go.

260 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-645-0809

Looking to wear your Jersey pride? The Stadium Shop sells official team licensed jerseys and fan wear. It's located in the heart of the Gateway and open before and after every home NJ Devils hockey game!

1 Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-623-5400

A Newark staple, Dan's Hats is high on the list of every well-dressed gentleman in the Newark metropolitan area. Featuring one of the largest selections of fine headwear and accessories, including Capas', Borsalino's and Selentino's, Dan's is also your place for bespoke shirts and suits.

33 Branford Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-623-4433

Fortress of Solitude is where the heroes hangout. Fiction lovers will find the latest vinyl toys, comic books, graphic novels, anime and all of the tools needed to prepare for the latest zombie invasion.

53 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-242-3725

Get ready to splurge at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey's largest premium outlet mall with over 200 stores under one roof! They welcome over 18 million people each year, nearly 5 times more people than the Statue of Liberty. Stock up...there is no sales tax on clothing or shoes.

651 Kapkowski Road
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: 908-354-5900