What is the best thing from New York City? All the best places in 1 place. The greatest city in the world!
It is never enough to walk around NYC. So many engaging things that intrigues people to came by. Places, buildings, restaurants, parks, museums, and many more. And what makes me most excited are it is easy to reach, because all of the places adjacent. So we can take a walk or take a subway instead.
This time I start my sightseeing from Penn Station at 34th street and 8th avenue. Awesome! It is so big, clean, and feel secured with so many security, with some bloodhound dogs.
NY POST OFFICE
James A. Farley Post Office Building. It is the main post office building in New York City. Built in 1912, the building is famous for bearing the inscription: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
The Farley building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and occupies two full city blocks, an 8-acre (32,000 m2) in western Midtown Manhattan. The building fronts on the west side of Eighth Avenue, across from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden, in the NYC borough of Manhattan.
The monumental facade on 8th Avenue was conceived as a Corinthian colonnade (a classical order of ancient Greek and Roman architecture). The architects who designed the Farley Building and the original Pennsylvania Station in the same Beaux-Arts style (A very rich, lavish and heavily ornamented classical style taught at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in the 19th century. Influenced the last phase of Neoclassicism in the United States) is from the firm of McKim, Mead& White.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City and located at 8th Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets, situated on top of Pennsylvania Station.
Opened on February 11, 1968, it is the longest active major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area, and is the fourth incarnation of the arena in the city. Madison Square Garden is the third busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, behind M.E.N. Arena, Manchester and The O2 Arena, London, both in the United Kingdom.
THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
The Empire State Building, a magnificent prominent building. It is a landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in NYC at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th street. It was designed by William F. Lamb from the architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, which produced the building drawings in just two weeks. The Empire State Building is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style (the age between 1920-40, geometric shapes such as zigzags-triangles-swastikas-etc, repeating patterns, symmetrical).
It has been named as one of The Seven Wonders of Modern World. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. In 2007, it was ranked number one on the List of America’s Favorite Architecture according to the AIA.
NY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Stephen A. Schwarzman building or also known NY Public Library “main branch” is located on 42nd street and 5th avenue. It was opened on May 1911 to public. It is also one of many Beaux-Arts landmarks in NYC.
THE CHRYSLER BUILDING
The Chrysler Building is located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd street and Lexington avenue. It was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.
The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest building in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America’s Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
It was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid-1950s, but, although the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for the construction of it and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it.
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
Grand Central Terminal (GCT)—often incorrectly called Grand Central Station, is a commuter rail terminal station at 42nd street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
Although the terminal has been properly called “Grand Central Terminal” since 1913, many people continue to refer to it as “Grand Central Station.” “Grand Central Station” is the name of the nearby post office, as well as the name of a previous rail station on the site, and it is also used to refer to a NYC subway station at the same location.
According to the travel magazine Travel + Leisure in its October 2011 survey, Grand Central Terminal is “the world’s number six most visited tourist attraction”, bringing in approximately 21,600,000 visitors annually.