Knick Picks: More Tips for Exploring the Big Apple
There is nothing quite like summer in New York City, are we right? So, skip the tour buses and check out our list of NYC landmarks and attractions to explore without trekking too far from the Knickerbocker Hotel steps.
Where else can you get an incredible view of New York skyscrapers without the commotion of taxi cabs and subway trains? Trade the hustle and bustle of the city for an afternoon of sunbathing, reading or picnicking at Central Park’s largest lawn, Sheep Meadow.
Location: West Side from 66th to 69th Streets.
(Photo Source: centralparknyc.org)
Top of the Rock
Our view of Time Square on St. Cloud is pretty remarkable, but we can’t help but to admit that the 360-degree view of Manhattan at Top of the Rock is one worth seeing. Ride the elevator all the way to the top of the Rockefeller Center for an inexpensive yet breathtaking sight of the “concrete jungle”.
Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
The Museum of Modern Art
From Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans to Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, The MOMA is your one-stop shop for modern and contemporary art, film presentations and live performances. Did you know the popular museum is free on Fridays from 4 – 8pm?
Location: 11 W 53rd St, between 5th and 6th avenues
(Photo Source: moma.org)
Grand Central Terminal
Not only is “Grand Central Station” filled with years of history, but it’s also one of the most majestic buildings in Manhattan. Head to the main concourse and look up to find the famous astrological mural by artist Charles Basing. With 68 shops, 35 dining areas, 67 train tracks and beautiful architecture, it’s no wonder why it’s one of the world’s most visited places.
Location: 89 E 42nd St
New York Public Library
You don’t have to be the biggest bookworm to be fascinated with the New York Public Library. The flagship next to Bryant Park. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ghostbusters and Day After Tomorrow are just a few films that display scenes in this beloved landmark.
Location: 5th Ave at 42nd St
(Photo Source: nypl.org)
After exploring these stops, ‘wine’ down with dinner at Charlie Palmer at The Knick.