I am a lifelong native New Yorker who loves to explore this great city and share it with other people. I know New York City from its famous tourist attractions and museums to its off the beaten path neighborhoods, along with the history that has helped them to shape this metropolis.
Later on in the day when you get hungry from exploring I can assist you in finding the best food the city has to offer, from New York City hot dogs and pizza to all types of ethnic food, as well as the fanciest restaurants.
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The Statue of Liberty, including the Crown and Museum, are now Open! The statue reopened July 4th after repairs were completed, post Hurricane Sandy.
The Statue of Liberty National Monument welcomes thousands of people visiting daily. All visitors must purchase a ticket for ferry transportation to the parks. Tickets include access to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Tickets can be purchased in advance through our web site or in person at the ticket box offices near the ferry departure points in New York City and in New Jersey. Advanced purchases are highly recommended to avoid lines at the ticket offices and the chance that your preferred time will sell out. Your E-Ticket with a timed reservation ensures Priority Check-in and Boarding on the date of your tour.
Security Screening - Visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island must pass through security screening before boarding any ferry.
Audio Tours - Audio Tours are now included with the purchase of every ticket. The audio tours, which complement the National Park Service (NPS) Ranger-led tours on the islands, provide a major enhancement to the visitor experience on both islands..
“Prometheus Fountain” Prometheus, gilded cast bronze by Paul Manship, 1934; at Rockefeller Center, New York, New York.
Rockefeller Center was named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who leased the space from Columbia University in 1928 and developed it beginning in 1930. Rockefeller initially planned a syndicate to build an opera house for the Metropolitan Opera on the site, but changed plans after the stock market crash of 1929 and the Metropolitan's continual delays to hold out for a more favorable lease, causing Rockefeller to move forward without them. Rockefeller stated, "It was clear that there were only two courses open to me. One was to abandon the entire development. The other to go forward with it in the definite knowledge that I myself would have to build it and finance it alone." He took on the enormous project as the sole financier, on a 27-year lease (with the option for three 21-year renewals for a total of 87 years) for the site from Columbia; negotiating a line of credit with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and covering ongoing expenses through the sale of oil company stock. The initial cost of acquiring the space, razing some of the existing buildings and constructing new buildings was estimated at $250 million.