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NYC Sightseeing

New York City is one of the largest cities in the world and has some of the best sightseeing there is to offer. There are lots of things to see and do, you can stroll through Central Park, or take in all the lights in Times Square. There are lots of things in this city to keep you busy!

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is one of the most famous places for sightseeing located in midtown between 33rd and 34th streets and off of Avenue of the Americas. It's made up of 103 stories and is one of the top 25 tallest buildings in the world. Its art deco design makes this building highly recognizable. It's the first building to have more than 100 floors and is a well-known landmark of New York. There is an observation deck that allows a beautiful view of the city. The cost is from $12 to $17 and another $15 to go to the observation deck.

The Highline

This landmark is located in midtown and runs 1.45 miles long. It was created from an unused railway system that stands elevated above the roads. There are food vendors, artwork and horticulture provided along with eye catching views of the Hudson River and the NY skyline. It runs between Gansevoort street to West 34th street.

Statue of Liberty

One of New York's most famous landmarks by far. It's located in downtown on Liberty Island near Battery Park and the ferry station for Staten Island. Tickets can be purchased online to help prevent a long wait when waiting for the boat to get back to New York. This is extremely helpful especially during the summer and long lines. Tickets can also be purchased in Battery Park. There's a large boat of two to three levels that provide an opportunity for exquisite photos of the Statue, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge to name a few. Tickets range from $19 to $28 per person and there's a security check before getting onto the boat. Upon arrival there are headsets offered with audio recording in many languages to provide information and history about the island. There's plenty of food sold and a souvenir store. For an additional fee, visitors can go inside the statue and into the crown for an incredible view of the city. Returning to New York from the island, the traveler has a choice to stop at Ellis Island Immigration Museum where there's plenty of history of immigrants from years past. A water taxi cruise is available at the South Seaport area to visit the Statue of Liberty without a long wait.

Freedom Tower/911 Memorial

This is also known as the New World Trade Center located in downtown New York. The Freedom Tower is made up of 104 stories and is becoming yet another trademark for the city. It is located in the middle of Fulton Street, Vesey Street, West Street, and Washington Street. With its modern design it stands out from many of the buildings surrounding it. The monument can be visited for $15 to $24 per person and free every Tuesday after 5pm. It is open from 7:30am to 7pm. There are artifacts from the 9/11 attacks and a number of photos. There is an observation deck in the Tower to view the city.


Living in New York can be quite exciting as there are many things to see. To live in the largest apartment complex in Manhattan check out Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town. For further information contact us today.