New York is a large metropolis divided into 5 districts, several hours away from Italy, and, therefore, we believe that a week is the right compromise to "taste the Big Apple". In our guide we will try to insert the right mix of attractions not to be missed and places to visit, but do not be frantic and do not worry if you miss something: New York, like London or Paris, is one of those places where you could always come back ... and that will remain forever in your heart!
Surely you will be almost destroyed, after 9 or 10 flight hours, the line for registration / checks at the airport arrivals; once you have checked in at your hotel or taken possession of your apartment (hoping it is strictly a Manhattan), maybe you would like to throw intense minutes on the bed for 5. Some flights arrive in New York in the early afternoon, and others in the late afternoon: calculating the tiredness, our advice is to take a short walk, making you wrap by the lights of New York; take the metro or the taxi and get off at Columbus CircleFrom there, in a southerly direction, start walking the famous one Broadway Avenue, in the evening it's a real show!
Probably you will see smoking manhole on street corners, curious guys with huge billboards of advertising, historical sellers of hot-dogs, well ... if you notice all this and above, so much light on the street to look like noon (when in fact it's evening), then you're right in New York City!
Broadway Avenue (photo above) is one of the historic streets of Manhattan; the area is like Shiite Theater District, as the number of theaters is really stunning, with a rather varied offer, in which we pass from timeless classics to new successful musicals like Chicago or Wicked.
During your holiday, the idea of participating in a musical or theatrical show, regardless of whether you know English, can be excellent; think about when he can re-enter, beyond the tastes, to watch a live show of this magnitude. Go there, keeping in mind that many people book tickets in advance, because they are snapped up at any time of the year.
Kanoa recommends the official website for Broadway shows: www.broadway.com.
Continuing the walk you will arrive at Times Square (photo).
Times Square owes its name to the famous newspaper New York Times; in the 1903 the then editor of the newspaper asked the mayor, successfully, that the square was renamed in their honor.
Times Square is full of life: here the celebrations of the most famous New Year's in the world take place. We recommend that you relax on the famous staircase in the middle of the square, from which you can also take beautiful photos, thanks to the light of the many billboards. Keep in mind that this is the most photographed and admired square in the world, preceding such famous names as the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Trafalgar Square in London or Tiananmen Square in Beijing!
Stop in the square, and take the inevitable selfie; maybe, enter the mega-stores like AmericanEagle, Levi's, Oakley, or Quick Silver, just to name a few: depending on the period you could find great discounts; alternatively drop by the M & MS Store, for adults and children, where they sell everything: from the famous colored sugared almonds, to the pillows, pajamas, and bathrobes; prices are quite high, but it is worth at least a jump to enjoy the joyful and festive atmosphere, keeping in mind that if you were with children, you can not avoid spending a few dollars! The shops, usually, in these parts close at a late hour.
After a long journey, what it takes is a great dinner. Kanoa advises Del Frisco's Double Steak House, a restaurant located near the dEl Rockefeller Center he was born in Radio City Music Hall, about 7 minutes from Times Square; this restaurant is central, well frequented and welcoming, with medium-high prices, known above all for its delicious "fillet of meat", accompanied by mushrooms: try it!
Obviously, as regards this first day, everything is purely subjective: you may have arrived late in the afternoon or be so tired that you only want a hot shower and a sleep. In this case, postpone everything to the next few days
Have you rested well? Has the spindle been recovered? Let's hope so. What you need now is a great breakfast, and if it is not included with your accommodation, know that you are not peddled, because you are in America, the homeland of Starbucks, a chain with many admirers, including us Europeans! You can find Starbucks at every corner of New York; the coffee is quite good, and not to be missed, the cappuccino with cream, and the White Chocolate mocha with cream, perhaps accompanied by delicious croissants or stuffed bundles; point in favor, free Wi-Fi!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum (Met) is located inUpper East Side, on the right side of Central Park, along the Museum Miles (the mile of the museums); thanks to the high concentration of museums in the area, the Met is one of the largest and most important museums in the world.
With more than two million works of art divided into 19 sections, we can say that it is one of the most impressive museums in the globe, a real "labyrinth of culture"; the permanent collection presents works dating back to classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures by almost all the greatest European masters and a vast collection of American and modern art.
Moreover, the Met also possesses a considerable quantity of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine and Islamic works of art.
To visit all the sections would not be enough a day, and therefore, the advice is to plan the visit according to their tastes and interests. To the middle floor and on the first floor you will find:
galleries from 150 to 176: Greek and Roman art;
galleries from 350 to 358: Asian art, Oceania and the Americas;
galleries from 500 to 556: European art;
galleries from 950 to 962: Collection Robert Lehman,
Galleries from 700 to 774: American art;
galleries from 370 to 380: weapons and loves;
galleries from 100 to 138: Egyptian art
galleries from 300 to 307: medieval and Byzantine art.
On the second and third floors in a clockwise direction:
galleries from 400 to 406: art of the near and middle East;
galleries from 450 to 464: Islamic art;
galleries from 600 to 644, from 800 to 827 European painting (from Giotto to Gaugain, from Duccio di Buoninsegna to Velázquez, are over 2500 the canvases preserved at the Met that tell the story of painting in Europe from the thirteenth century to the nineteenth century, impossible to mention the collection of Dutch works: between Veermer and Rembrandt, the Met owns one of the richest collections of this artistic movement. No Impressionist and Post Impressionist works are missing.
Among the works, the Adoration of the Magi by Giotto (gallery 602), Bouquet of Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh (gallery 819).
Galleries 690, 691, 692 and 696 drawings and sketches: among the present works, sketches and drawings of the Italian tradition (Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Piranesi), French (Jacques-Louis David), Northern Europe (Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt )
Galleries from 200 to 253 Asian art;
galleries from 680 to 684: musical instruments;
850, 851 and 852 galleries: photography.
In the basement:
Gallery 980 and 981: costume institute, almost 35.000 clothes in these galleries, from the pompous court dresses up to the sheath dress by Yves Saint Lauren, there is really to be lost: accessories and dream models alternate in a delightful exhibition .
The Met also has a secondary office, called The Cloisters, which contains the section dedicated to medieval art.
How to get:
With the Metro, lines 4, 5, 6 stop 86th street.
Open every day; from March to October from 10 to 17.15; from November to February from 10 to 16: 45. Closed for Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1 and the first Sunday of May.
Entry is "free" with a voluntary offer; in fact, the suggested offer for an adult is 20 $, 10 $ for students and free for children under 12 years accompanied by adults.
The cost of the ticket includes the visit also to Cloisters, the part of the museum that is located in Central Park.
Kanoa recommends the CityPass New York, which includes the Metropolitan Museum: just click here, to get discounts on attractions and skip the line that is often kilometric.
Official website Metropolitan Museum: www.metmuseum.org
Hoping you did not get tired of it, we advise you, as soon as you leave the Museum, to go in Central Park.
Central Park is the most famous park in the world, as well as an authentic green lung and an oasis of tranquility to shelter from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan; designed by Frederick Law and Calvert Vaux, Central Park covers 843 acres. Millions of tourists from all over the world are fascinated by the delightful piers on the many lakes, where there is the possibility to rent rowing boats and relax on one of the many meadows where, it is very likely that you will also meet the cute squirrels.
Weather permitting, there's nothing better than a picnic in Central Park; shop at one of the New York markets, relax and have lunch in the park, because it can be an unforgettable and above all a relaxing experience. The best places for the picnic are Sheep Meadow and the Great Lawn.
The perimeter of the park is about 9,6 km (4km from north to south, 800m from west to east), the park is open from 6 to one in the morning, 365 days a year.
In the afternoon, Kanoa takes you ... Remember One Night at the Museum with Ben Stiller? Well that's where we want to bring you!
American Museum of Natural History
THE 'American Museum of Natural History, located inUpper West Side di Manhattan, near Central Park (visiting this museum after having been in Central Park is an excellent idea because you will optimize your time), it is not only one of the biggest museums of the Big Apple, but also one of the most important and rich natural history museums in the world.
As soon as you enter, you will immediately remember the famous movie of a night at the museum (if you have seen it): in fact, the entrance hall was the set of the film; the museum is very old and sometimes you feel like taking a dip in the past.
An inevitable stop for us, because, among other things, you will find representations of the Habitats of living mammals all over the globe; in the Oceans room (first floor), do not miss the chance to admire a specimen of blue whale hanging from the ceiling.
One of the most admired rooms is that of the Dinosaurs, characterized by reconstructions such as those of the mammoth Tyrannosaurus Rex, located at the entrance of the museum; another very interesting section is the hall "RoseCenter" in Space Exploration, al third floor, which houses a planetarium reproduction in which to admire wonderful projections of space and where you can also touch a real meteorite: an unforgettable experience!
How to get
Central Park West at 79th Street.
Metro 81st Street, line B / C
Free with the New York CityPASS (on the dedicated page you can have the carnet at a discounted price);
Adult 22 $;
Boys from 2 to 12 $ 12.50 years;
$ 17 students
from 10 to 17: 45 every day, closed at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Official Site: www.amnh.org
Probably, the visit of this last museum will have taken you away all afternoon; if you are looking for a place to dine, Kanoa recommends one of the most appreciated Fast-Foods by Americans and also by us Europeans. As soon as you exit the Natural History Museum, turn right, and when the road that runs along the museum ends, turn right again, five minutes' walk and you will be there.
Shake Shack It's a must in the United States! The one who started with a small kiosk walking through the streets of Wall Street, today has created a fortune, present throughout America, in Europe, including London, and soon in the United Arab Emirates and Asia. The strengths of this fast-food are: freshness of the products, speed, cleanliness and an average price; we recommend trying the delicious twisted potato chips with Shack souce (sauce), or its famous lemonade and milkshakes.
We recommend the official website for a prior look at the menu, www.shakeshack.com
If you are with friends or with your partner and you want to spend a New York night, Kanoa recommends taking a trip to the BB King Blues Club.
Who the greatest American artists have passed, masters of Jazz and Blues; BB King is one of those places where we must go at least once in a lifetime, even if you were not lovers of the genre. Generally, tickets can be purchased on the official website www.bbkingblues.com, and, on average, the costs of the show alone are around $ 20 per person, even if they vary depending on the importance of the guest. There is more than one show, even at lunch time, while in the evening, there are only two, respectively, at 19: 30 and 21: 30; the minimum consumption inside, such as a beer, is 10 dollars, and there is also the opportunity to dine (which we advise against, for the poor quality-price ratio!).
This morning Kanoa takes you to one of the most important American symbols ... the Statue of Liberty!
With the Metro, from Times Square, it takes about 20 minutes; you have to go down to South Ferry Station, 2 minutes walk and you will find the maritime station of Battery Park, where there is the ticket office for Liberty Island ed Ellis Island.
Kanoa recommends the purchase of the CityPASS which includes a free visit to both the Statue of Liberty and the Immigration Museum; Once you arrive at the ticket office, simply hand over your CityPASS booklet to the staff. (calculate 2 visit hours per island, after the 14 you can visit only one).
Who knows how many movies you will have seen at the cinema: finally you will have the chance to touch one of the most famous symbols in the world!
Arrived on the island, you can admire Lady Liberty in all its splendor.Although the statue does not seem particularly large from Manhattan, once you arrive at the place an imposing presence is revealed; visitors can climb to the top and look out from its crown.
The Statue of Liberty was designed by the French sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi, and was donated to the United States by the French for the centenary of the American Revolution.
The statue is 46 meters tall and heavy 225 tons; is full of symbols: the torch that he holds in his right hand represents the light of freedom, in his left hand he holds a book that reads "July IV MDCCLXXVI" (4 July 1776), or the date on which the Declaration was signed of American Independence; in addition, the seven-pointed crown symbolizes the 7 seas and the 7 continents.
On this island there are also refreshment points for outdoor dining overlooking the statue and on Manhattan.
Next, take the ship and take to Ellis Island (pictured below), and enter inImmigration Museum, where you can discover the stories of over 12 millions of immigrants who have come to the United States; maybe, following your surname you could discover the history of your Avi ... really exciting!
Generally, for the visit of the Statue of Liberty and the Immigration Museum, it could take from 3 to 5 hours, so we suggest to have lunch on the island of Lady Liberty.
Come back to Manhattan, more exactly a Battery park, cross the small park in front of the embarkations, engage the Broadway road, and after not even 5 minutes of walking, you will reach the legendary Wall Street.
Ticket office open every day, 7: 45-16: 30.
Boats leave every 30-45 minutes; the first boat leaves at 8: 30 from Memorial Day weekend to including Columbus Day and 9: 30 for the rest of the year.
Closed on Christmas Day.
For info on ferry schedules visit the website: www.statuecruises.com
Kanoa advises to take refreshment from time to time, taking a coffee or an ice cream, perhaps in the many parks of New York; often the fact of being around all day can get tired enough, and take a break regenerating is at least worthwhile!
Wall Street it is a financial area that is part of the Financial District in the Low (lower) Manhattan, and owes its name to the city walls that have long since been dismantled.
In this street, and throughout the district, there are the older buildings of the city, such as the New York Stock Exchange (the American stock exchange), the seat of the city government; stop and admire it too Trinity Church (in full Gothic style, once, one of the tallest buildings in the city), and the Federal Hall National Monument, in which George Washington swore as the first president of the United States of America.
The New York Stock Exchange is truly impressive with its large Corinthian columns façade; every day, in this building, the financial fortunes of the USA, and in general, of the whole world are decided.
You can not miss a photo with the Charging Bull, the bull of Wall Street that is in the near Bowling Green Park.
How to get:
If you return from the visit of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, on foot, in a few minutes, you will reach Wall Street; if instead you should get there on purpose, maybe from other areas of the city, the Metro is recommended, getting off at the stop Wall Street o Broad Street.
When to go:
Kanoa recommends going there during the week to get a close look at the chaotic life of the Brokers, in the evening and in the Weekend the area is deserted or almost.
Now, take the Metro line 2 to come back to Mid-Town, get off at the stop 50 St (average duration of the 25 minutes): it's time to look at New York with the nose down, at the Top of The Rock (Rockefeller Center).
The Rockefeller Center is a private complex of 19 commercial buildings, one of a kind and among the most important in the world, located nearby Central Park. Among most famous buildings, we mention first of all the Radio City Music Hall (completed in December 1932), at the time the largest theater in the world, able to contain 6000 spectators; another building not to be missed is the GE Building, already known as RCA Building, true heart of the Rockefeller Center, with its 70 floors, and the 266 meters in height!
Il Rockefeller Center It is famous for the famous outdoor ice rink and its beautiful Christmas tree (which you will certainly notice in many American films); every year the lighting ceremony of the most famous tree in the world attracts millions of visitors.
It houses, among others, the offices of the Rockefeller family (between 54esimo and 56esimo), the headquarters of NBC, and at the 65th floor, the famous Rainbow Room restaurant.
At the top of the skyscraper, the observatory, called top of the rock, is accessible to the public (for a fee).
Top of The Rock
To take your breath away, in the evening or during the day depending on the time to dedicate, the Top of The Rock offers an exceptional perspective of New York: from the south side, towards lower Manhattan, you will notice the other huge skyscraper Empire State Building; if you turn north, you will see Central Park. I observation levels are 3: at 67simo, 69simo and 70simo plan (the latter has a height of 253 meters from the ground) for a total area of 5110 sqm.
The style that distinguishes this building is the Art Deco, with simple lines. The Top of The Rock a unlike the other skyscrapers in New York, it does not have a spire at the top.
How to get:
The building is located in 1230 6th Avenue, walking distance because in the center near many Manhattan attractions.
Metro lines B, C, D, F, M station 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center.
Open every day, 8-midnight
The last lift goes up to 23: 00
Timetables may vary on holidays.
Free if you have the New York CityPass.Adult 32 $;
Boys from 6 to 12 $ 26 years;
Over 60 30 $.
In our opinion, the ideal time to visit the Top of the Rock viewing terrace is between 8: 00 and 10: 00 in the morning and between 22: 00 and 23: 00 in the evening, when it's less crowded .
Official Website: www.rockefellercenter.com
If you want, you can have dinner or something to tease Rainbow Room, a restaurant with a spectacular located on the 65th floor of the Top of Rock overlooking New York; obviously it's expensive, but it's worth drinking an aperitif in one of the most panoramic and exclusive skyscrapers in the world !!
We advise you to direct a few steps from here, reaching Times Square, where you are only spoiled for choice to eat: Sbarro, in New York, it's an institution. You can choose between pizza and some early (let's say Italian), spending the right; at 2 minutes from Times Square!
Fourth day of a week in New York: we suggest taking the subway south of Manhattan; from Times Square take the red 1 line, and in 20 minutes get off at the stop Soho.
SoHo is the abbreviation of SOuth of HOuston (Houston street); a real neighborhood to live, taking a walk and mingling with the locals. Here live VIPs, Artists, singers, famous actors; It is the place where you can go shopping unrestrained, including niche boutiques and big brands.
In this wonderful neighborhood, it is not difficult to come across contemporary art galleries; not to be missed drawing center and the Franklin Bowles Gallery, an art gallery that houses works by Chagall, Matisse, Miro, Rembrandt.
SoHo, as well as a pleasant place to spend a few hours walking, it is also neighboring Little Italy e Chinatown.
A Little Italy, whole generations over the years have established themselves in Manhattan; more precisely, in this district, between the 1860 and the 1880, the migratory flow towards the big apple began. In the 1920 more than 300.000 Italians arrived in New York, settling in Bleeker street, Baxter Street, And Elizabeth Street.
Today, the Little Italy of once there is no more, invaded by the neighbor Chinatown and the Soho buildings; the Italians who are a very considerable number in New York, in recent years have moved into the Bronx e Staten Island.
Chinatown, in New York, is the largest Eastern Community outside of Asia.
In 1858, there were the first arrivals in New York, which over the years have become more than 10.000; at the beginning, Chinatown was not as it is today: the police in New York had to deal with drugs and prostitution, bars and restaurants run by unwilling gentlemen and many gang murders, to define the various illegal traffics.
Chinatown it is one of the very few neighborhoods in Manhattan with narrow streets intersecting each other; besides being very quiet, it is a booming neighborhood; at every corner you will see pagodas, lanterns, fruit or fish stalls, souvenir shops, but, above all, lots of curious tourists.
The main and unmissable arteries are Canal Street and Mott Street; walking, do not miss the chance to take some pictures at Columbus Park, an authentic green lung, very nice, where you can see the elderly playing Chinese chess, children playing with their mothers; even under the big pagoda there is an outdoor gym. Keep in mind, finally, that buying souvenirs in Chinatown is a great idea, since you will save several dollars compared to many other areas of New York.
Starting from Columbus Park, walk in the direction of the Supreme Court Of The State, located at 2 minutes, in a large square; later, you will pass the police station in New York, (rest assured, we will not take you to the police station ...), and soon after, you will begin to see the signs for the Brooklyn Bridge ... yes, we are there !!
The Brooklyn Bridge is New York: the whole world binds his image to the big apple. There is no film shot here that does not immortalize it, from above, from below, day or night ... it's always fascinating !!
It was built between the 1869 and the 1883 and connects the Lower Manhattan, the Financial district, with the Borought of Brooklyn, crossing the East River.
You can visit it on its entire length on foot, thanks to the wooden walkway that passes over the lanes reserved for cars. From Manhattan, on foot, you access the bridge via Center Street, while in Brooklyn the pedestrian entrance is located in Tilary Street, at the intersection with Adams Street; calculate that the walk, round trip, commits about 5km.
Kanoa recommends going from Manhattan, but you can also get there by metro (2 or 3 line) to Brooklyn in Clark street and proceed to the contrary. One thing is certain: the panorama that the New York City Skyline offers from the opposite bank of the river is something that you will always carry in your memories. Once you have finished the Brooklyn side boardwalk, you will be able to turn right or left; stop, there are benches: after a long walk is just what it takes. You will make excellent photographs and you will also see one of the most beautiful views of New York.
You will certainly be hungry: before going on to visit Brooklyn, you have to eat a little something ...
We offer two options:
Roberta's Pizza, on the other side of the bridge in Old Fulton Street; you can get there by taxi, in about 10 minutes, or by Metro line L. Roberta's Pizza is located in Moore Street: It is one of the best in New York, including a wood-burning oven; the entrance, almost anonymous, is the opposite of the interior: the atmosphere is fantastic, among wooden tables, colorful murals, many young people, and a very cool location. The pizza is good and, perhaps, you will also be a bit tired of eating steaks and hamburgers; they have excellent beers, of which all Brooklyn is famous: in fact, in the area, there are some very old breweries, and, we are sure, you will appreciate; for the prices, we are in the local average.
Juliana's Pizza, it is located just under the bridge, in Old Fulton Street; local very nice, iN which there is a lot of people, although it is likely that you find a little 'in a row. The pizza, large, is good, although obviously it is not comparable to ours; recommended for those tired of eating meat and fries. Try the Family margherita, abundant and simple with good ingredients, and also take the excellent local beer Brooklyn Brewery; prices are average.
Brooklyn is a district of New York that has had incredible growth in recent years; artists and celebrities have chosen to live right here. Less prohibitive rentals, less chaos and proximity to Manhattan, make Brooklyn on a human scale and perfect for anyone. Fulton Street it is the main artery where to walk and shop, between shopping centers and shops of any brand.
The heart of Brooklyn is the Civic Center next to Columbus Park: here the local market is set up; also the inhabitants of Manhattan go to Brooklyn, to participate in artistic, musical and theatrical events organized by the Academy of Music.
Brooklyn Heights attracts many visitors and citizens due to its strategic position, in fact, it is a district that is part of the borough of Brooklyn and is located along the East River coast.
You will be able to enter it as soon as you have finished the bridge, turning left; bring yourself right next to the river and start walking along the river Promenade, where you'll see one of the most beautiful views of Manhattan. After a few minutes you will enter this very special neighborhood, noting the typical ones brownstones (the red bricks), between tree-lined avenues and historical buildings dating back to 1800, churches and federal buildings; you will feel like coming back to another era, and it is crazy that in a few kilometers away there is a completely different atmosphere than the chaotic Manhattan.
At this point we recommend, just 5 minutes walk from Old Fulton Street, the Brooklyn Tabernacle; on Tuesday you can go to the 17, while the other days, times are from 9 in the morning to 17. It is a place of prayer, very large, well-kept, and imposing, where you can attend a Mass more or less Gospel, (not comparable to those of Harlem); while you are there, it could be all right: entry is free, and everything takes place in about 2 hours, with the first one part of the choir and the music very engaging, and really exciting; then, the local pastor will perform the sermon. During the ritual you will be invited to make an offer: it is a good idea, after the music and the chorus, do not go away also remaining for the sermon, although it may be boring.
The Brooklyn Tabernacle is still an experience to try if you're in Brooklyn!
Official site to consult timetables: www.brooklyntabernacle.org.
Probably, it will be evening and you will be very tired for the intense day: Kanoa advises, at this point, to return to Manhattan, by metro, always in the area of Times Square.
We recommend for dinner Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, a Times Square. Remember the famous movie Forrest Gump, in which bubba and Gump (Tom Hanks), decided that once back from Vietnam they would buy a boat to enter the world of shrimp fishermen? Well, this chain of restaurants, present throughout the US, has faithfully recreated everything, even in the menu! At the Times Square restaurant you can dine on the second floor on a window overlooking the square, which alone is worth the price of dinner, we recommend tasting Shrimp Shack Mac & Cheese (pasta gratin with cheese and shrimp) and the mixed shrimp basket , really delicious!
To get to know the Stores and consult the menu, we recommend visiting the official website from this link.
Kanoa, for this morning, advised to visit the MOMA (Museum of modern Art).
Il MoMA it is the most complete modern art museum in the world; know that it is not just for those who love modern art but it is a museum that is interesting to everyone, with inside, works by famous artists, modern sculptures, prints, photographs, multimedia materials; all really very fresh, interesting, and just have a map or an audio guide to let yourself be kidnapped and get in tune with the museum.
MoMA is located at11 West 53rd street, between the Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, and was founded in 1929 by three very wealthy women, including John Rockefeller's wife.
For a careful visit according to your tastes and preferences, we advise you to organize in advance what you want to see, to avoid wasting valuable time; For example, if you were not a fan of modern art, bring yourself directly to the fifth floor, the most crowded museum, dedicated to painting and sculpture of the most important artists in the world, from 800 to 1940.
Kanoa advises not to lose to fourth floor the most recent works, from 1940 onwards, of which we report those of Andy Warhol and Duchamp.
The audio guide, It is included in the ticket price, and can be chartered by leaving an identification document.
The museum, being one of the most important in the world, is quite crowded every day, and in particular Friday from 16 to 20 when free entry is required!
How to get
Lines E, V stop 5th avenue-53rd street
From Saturday to Thursday 10.30-17.30
Friday 10.30-20.00 (in July and August it is open until 20.00 also on Thursday)
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Free with the New York CityPASS
The ticket price is $ 20 for adults, $ 12 for students and free for kids under 16.
Official Site: www.MoMA.org
As soon as you exit the museum, turn right and start walking towards Central Park, about 8 / 9 minutes; Once you have the park in front of you, you will be on the 59 esima west, turn right again at the corner of Central Park.
This is one of the focal points of the "Big Apple": when we talk about New York, we inevitably think of the Mall; la 5th Avenue it starts from here. Coming from Central Park, you can enjoy a beautiful perspective; the fifth street is a very long artery of New York Shopping, in which the biggest Griffe like Kors, Abercrombie, Tommy, Ralph, have their own Stores. You will also find Apple, Nike, and the most famous jewelers; probably your wives or girlfriends will let you in almost all the shops of the 5th street: arm yourself with patience because this road is ... very long !!!
At some point of your walk, along the 5th Avenue, you will notice Bryant Park (photo above), authentic green lung of the City set between an infinite number of concrete.
You will probably have the stomach that grows in you: taken from the many things to do, while traveling, very often time flies away fast; if, as advised, you were on 5th Avenue, bring yourself to the Grand Central Terminal to admire this piece of American history and, perhaps, stop for a bite to eat.
Starting at Bryant Park, you have to cross east Madison Avenue, and just attached to the skyscraper MET Life (the world's leading insurance company), you will find this impressive station.
Il Grand Central Terminal, with 44 docks and 67 binary, it is the largest station in the world; it was built in the 1913 by the rich Vanderbilt family, extending over 2 levels below ground. The majesty of the architectural elements is impressive (marble stairs and floors, chandeliers, decorations, polishes ...), among which stands the opal clock at 4 faces, which has become the emblem of the station.
With 68 stores and 35 dining options, you'll think you're in a mall; the Grand Central Terminal, in addition to being a point of arrival for millions of people, is clearly a city in the city. If you were hungry, you'll be spoiled for choice: on the lower floor of the tracks, there are plenty of places to eat, from the legendary Burger with Shake sauce, to Shake Shack, oysters, fish and shellfish of the famous Oyster restaurant, to the excellent steaks of the Tri Tip Grill; in other words you will be spoiled for choice.
Grand Central Terminal is open every day, from 5.30 to 2.00
How to get: 4, 5, 6, S, 7 stops Grand Central
Official Website: www.grandcentralterminal.com
Attempting to dispose of unhealthy American foods, and a little to continue shopping, bring yourself back on 5th Avenue, covering it in the direction of Low Manhattan; at a certain point you will notice one of the most particular constructions in the world: the skyscraper Flatiron (photo).
Since its completion (1902), New Yorkers dubbed this skyscraper, 86,9 meters high, Flatiron, or iron, for its resemblance to the object; take the usual photos and continue shopping.
Now Kanoa advises to take to the nearby Madison Avenue to allow yourself some more shopping, after which it is time to visit theEmpire State Building.
TheEmpire State Building it is, together with the Statue of Liberty, the icon of New York; loved a bit by everyone, appears in numerous films, panoramic photos, and represents the ultimate destination that can not be missed on a visit to New York!
With its 443 mt. in height (considering also the antenna), from the 1931 year of construction to the 1967, it was the largest skyscraper in the world, subsequently surpassed by the Twin Towers up to the 2011. After the tragic attacks, the tallest building, from the 2014, is the One World Trade Center.
The numbers of the visits are crazy: it is estimated that every year is a tourist destination of more than three million visitors, who crowd the eighty-sixth floor panoramic terrace and the observatory at the 100th.
As you enter the lobby, in Art Deco style at the 350 5th Avenue, you will realize the majesty of the Empire, decorated with Belgian black marble, Formosa pink marble and Rocheron marble of European origins; To complete the decoration of the atrium there are a series of symbols of the modern era depicted in chrome metal medallions embedded in the walls and finishes in aluminum and gold leaf to 23 carat.
The building houses numerous offices, TV studios, branches of the Bank of America and countless bars and restaurants; on the second floor there is the ticket office: the highly qualified security staff will show you the path to follow. Before reaching the elevators, a path will be waiting for you with historical notes documented by large photos of the phases of the construction of the skyscraper, from which you can also take a nice photo memory from a professional photographer.
Once the fast elevator is taken, the 86 ° and 102 ° floor observatories offer an unforgettable view of 360 ° in New York and its surroundings; Whether you're in town for a day or a week, no visit to New York can be said to be complete without a ride to the top of the Empire State Building.
Planning the tour of the Empire for a while is important: the best moments are basically the time slot from 17 to 19, during the sunset, and the band from 22 to 23 having an incredible perspective of New York with its lights.
How to get:Metro lines B, D, F, M station 34th-Herald Square.
Timetables:From 8 to 2 in the morning (the last lift goes to 1.15).
Entry to the New York CityPASS is free.
Main terrace 86 ° floor:
Adults $ 32;
Elderly (62 +) $ 29;
Boys (6-12) $ 26
Main terrace plus 102 Observatory ° floor:
Adults $ 52;
Elderly (62 +) $ 49;
Boys (6-12) $ 46.
Official Site: www.esbnyc.com.
What you need now is a great Burger: take the F (orange) from Herald Square, and in 8 minutes go down to the 57St, and reach Joint Burger, inside the luxurious hotel Le Parker Meridien; entering the hall on the left, you will find a rather small, well-furnished room, with murals, writings and New York bricks (brownstones); the menu is written on particular wall boards, and the kitchen is visible and very small. After a certain time, you could meet many people, being the rather famous place in the city. We recommend the cheesburger and their excellent draft beer; prices slightly high, but the quality of the meat is incredible.
After dinner you can end the evening in the glittering Times Square.
This morning Kanoa takes you from Molly's Cupcakes for a space breakfast !!
Da Bryant Park take the Metro line D towards Coney Island and after 2 stops get off at West 4 Station, from which, in 2 minutes of walking, you can reach this temple of the Cupcakes.
For all tastes, recommended by everyone, where you can enjoy excellent cappuccino and, above all, the best sweets in the city, which you can also fill up on request; the place, then, is really nice, and outside the box: as seats, have installed swings !!
After this "sweet stop", head to the neighborhood Chelsea; enough take the metro line C a again West 4 Station, and get off, after 4 stops, a 23St.
Chelsea, the art and gallery district, experienced high and low moments from the 1750 to the 1870, before re-opening its doors at the beginning of the '900, starting its climb of excellent neighborhood, thanks above all to the opening of the department store Macy's, the largest in the world, occupying an entire block and able to sell to anyone!
Surely, not to be missed in this area of New York, the Chelsea Art Museum (556 West 22nd Street) and the Chelsea Piers, the largest sports and fitness center in New York; do not miss the chance to have a walk along the High-Line, a linear park in New York, built on a disused section of the elevated railway called West Side Line part of the wider one New York Central Railroad.
Continuing along the Highline you will find, at a certain point, the famous Chelsea Market (photo).
Il Chelsea Market it is made from the former factory of the famous Oreo, and today presents itself as an elegant market, more like a Loft, which offers the best fish specialties of the country. Here, you can enjoy excellent sushi prepared at the time, or the boiled lobster, really delicious, to be consumed strictly with bare hands; if you do not want to have lunch or dinner, the Chelsea Market It is an experience especially for the eyes, including bakeries, cake factories, high quality wines, bars and many exclusive products. In addition, in the corridor that runs through the factory, there are musicians and small events that make people happy during shopping.
Do not miss Fish and the famous Lobster Roll, a shelled lobster, in the middle of a succulent sandwich.
Los Tacos N1, the best in the city.
Mon-Sat from 7 to 21; Sunday from 08 to 20.00.
How to get:
It is located on the 9th avenue between the 15th and 16th street.
Official Website: www.chelseamarket.com.
Kanoa, now, takes you to Ground Zero: take the metro line E a 14St. and after 4 stops, in about 10 minutes, go down to Chambers Street, 2 minutes walk and you will be there.
Ground Zero: so the New Yorkers point to the lower part of Manhattan, where the twin towers once stood before the September 11 attacks.
The 12 September 2011 was inaugurated the memorial of the victims, and a few years later, the 21 May 2014, opened the museum dedicated to them.
Being here inevitably will bring to mind the tragic events of the terrorist attacks, with the hope that such a massacre will never happen again.
If you want to and, above all, if time permits, you can enter the memorial site just at Ground Zero Free to attend a photographic exhibition of the tragic events.
The Memorial is open for free every day, from 08: 30 to 20: 30, without the need for passes or tickets.
The memorial consists of huge 2 tanks, very deep (picture above) with all the names of the victims carved at the edges; silence, is interrupted only by the incessant noise of water. It is an incredible memorial, in its tragic meaning.
The National Museum of Memory of 9 / 11, however, which we remember was inaugurated the 21 May 2014, is paid and is located exactly under the Memorial: one of the walls of the building is exactly the same, in cement, which supported the Towers of the World Trade Center.
Inside you will find an exhibition of finds, photographs, images, through which the moments of the attack on the World Trade Center are experienced, from the stages of preparation, to the impact of the aircraft on the Towers; it's a truly moving path.
FREE WITH CITYPASS NEW YORK
24 $ for adults;
18 $ for 65 over;
15 $ for boys from 7 to 17 years;
Children up to 6 years enter free.
Every Tuesday, you can also enter for free from the 17 until the closure.
Monday to Thursday from 9 to 20;
Friday and Saturday from 9 to 21. Last entry allowed to 18.
Official Website: www.911Memorial.org
One World Trade Center.
Initially called Freedom Tower, and today One World Trade Center, is the building that has replaced what were once the twin towers; tall 541 meters is the tallest skyscraper in the Western hemisphere.
A curiosity: measure 1776 feet as the year of independence of the United States.
In large part the skyscraper contains offices of the most important multinational companies in the world, but what makes it unique is the observatory located on the top floor, inaugurated the 29 May 2015.
As you approach this structure, you realize its majesty.
As soon as you have entered, and changed the voucher or purchased the ticket, strict checks are waiting for you like the airports; then, you enter a "welcome area" where the steps about the construction of the skyscraper centered or explained, before you take one of the five fast lifts (sky pod), which in less than a minute lead to the observatory, located at the 102 ° floor, al The See Forever Theater; here you can watch a two-minute video presentation, in a mix of bird's eye view and time lapse in 3D ... Very exciting !!
From the observatory you will see not only Manhattan, but Brooklyn, Staten Island, the statue of liberty, theEmpire; il One World it will give you the opportunity to admire New York in all its immense beauty.
Tickets have a set day and time for entry, and allow access to the three floors of the observatory (100, 101 and 102).
How to get:
One World Trade Center is located at the 285 of Fulton Street.
The nearest metro stations are: Cortland Street 1 line; Park Place 2 and 3 lines; World Trade Center line E.
$ 32 for adults (13-64 years);
$ 30 for seniors (65 +);
$ 26 for children from 6 to 12 years;
Children up to 5 years of age enter for free.
To avoid the possible queue, we recommend buying tickets online at the site www.oneworldobservatory.com
Timetables:Until September 7: from 9 to 24 (last ticket sold to 23: 15), from 8 September to 5 May 2016 from 9 to 20.
Open every day.
For the holidays, an extended timetable will operate and the observatory will remain open until 24.
Now you will surely be hungry after the many hours around, Kanoa advises to take to the West Village, with the metro going down to West 4th St. Walk 3 minutes and you will find Murray's Chees Bar.
This very special place offers many specialties prepared with the best cheeses, American, Swiss, but generally from all over the world; it is open for lunch and dinner up to 22. Very informal, Kanoa recommends to taste Macs and chees ... Space !!!
The prices are good, Kanoa advises to visit the official website to peek out the goodies and the Menu, www.murrayscheese.com
After dinner, if you have the strength and desire, being the last evening in New York you can spend it maybe on the record.
The top 3 of Kanoa of the best Clubs in New York
Il Heaven It is located in the Matchpaking District
Official Website: www.cieloclub.com
output of Brooklyn
Official Website: www.outputclub.com
Marquee it is located in the district of Chelsea
Official Website: www.marqueeny.com
The day of departure is always sad ... If you have a free morning, because the return flight is scheduled in the evening, we leave you the decision of how to commit the time; we know very well that between the preparation of luggage, checkout of the room and transfer to the airport, little free time remains.
We tried to include places, museums, things to do in this itinerary: America is very big and New York is the confirmation and for this reason it is not easy to see everything in a week, we at Kanoa hope you enjoyed our guide ... the advice, as always, to follow your tastes, rhythms and interests.
Good Journey from the Kanoa Staff
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