Russ and Daughters, now the 4th generation owners, have been serving the customers since 1914. This place made history by being the first business in the United States to have “& Daughters” in its name. This place has received many accolades from a long-standing family business and community anchor from the New York City Mayor’s office, the Manhatten chamber of commerce, The Smithsonian institutions, and much more. This place is a landmark of its own hailed by many travel channels, radio stations, local institutions, and celebrities for its contribution to New York’s culinary and historical landscape. Their lox and bagel sandwiches are legendary, but it is all about the superb fish. They offer all types of fish, bagels, cheeses, sandwich specials.
Empire state building, an American cultural icon and America’s Favorite Architecture, is one of the world's tallest building (ranks 6th in US, 43rd in world) and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Its name is derived from New York State's nickname, "The Empire State". It's initial design was derived from two building: Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Carew Tower in Cincinnati, Ohio. Known to be one of the most photographed building in the world, don't forget to tag your your shots #EmpireStateBuilding. Becasuse of the height of the building, under the right atmospheric conditions, couples can experience a slight electric shock when they kiss. The building took only lightning fast 11 months to built and is made up of 200,000 cubic feet of Indiana Limestone and has it's own Zipcode: 10118. On a clear day one can see five states from our Observatories: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The building has two observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors attracting around four million visitors annually providing spectacular views of Newyork city and surrounding neighborhoods. The building has been featured in several movies such as "An Affair to Remember," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Elf" and "The Amazing Spider-Man". The couple who marry on Valentine's Day, on the 80th floor become members of the Empire State Building Wedding Club. They receive free admission to the observatory each year on February 14 (their anniversary) thereafter.
This place is inspired by a European-style eatery offering the closest sourced meat and produce of the season. It is famous for French food. The chef Jody Williams opened this place with a neighborhood vibe where locals hang out and order their favorite food items. The scrambled eggs are cooked with the wand of an espresso machine. You can be sure of the authenticity of the food there as the chef takes extra care to follow the traditional recipes. The chef is a miniaturist so the food is offered in small servings in bite-sized dishes. The guests can also buy cookbooks, bags, posters, t-shirts from the shop.
Times Square, popularly known as the Crossroads of the World, is an iconic; busiest tourist attraction. More than 50 million people visit this place annually. It is always crowded but for a special occasion like New Year’s Eve - the “Dropping of the ball” ceremony, it attracts more than a million visitors. Big, bright, and unforgettable flashing neon lights and brilliantly lit billboards and screens (not to mention the world’s largest LED NASDAQ sign!) make this place vibrant and exciting. This place offers an electrifying experience for everyone. There is a lot of entertainment options for families and people in all age groups; such as Broadway and street shows, Theatre, Concerts, Shopping, museums, and home to some of the best restaurants. You'll run into several street artists, people dressed as different superheroes, characters from movies/shows, etc. Feel free to take pictures with them in exchange for tips. The place is full of stores, hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, and ticket booths. There are also many theatres and cinemas in the area.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the most visited museums in the world. It was founded in 1870 by the group of businessmen financiers, artists, and cultural enthusiast. The museum showcase more than two million works divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The collection consists of works of art from classical; antiquity, ancient Egypt, paintings and sculpture from nearly all European masters, also the collection of American and modern art. The museum also features encyclopedic collections of musical instrument, costumes, and accessories as well as unique weapons and armor from around the world. The longest work in the museum collection is from 16th-century Egyptian carpet and the smallest is a 1.1-inch cylinder that was used to stamp impression on clay. The MET has been featured in many movies and comic books which make it most visited museum in the world with around 6.3 million visitors in 2015.
Opened in 1954, this Ukrainian restaurant has been serving the customers with comfort food serving countless delicious Pierogies, borscht, potato pancakes, goulash, and many other unpretentious favorites. They source their ingredients from small and local places, e.g. their maple almond granola comes from a small producer in Vermont. They serve many food items such as coffee, eggs, pancakes, burgers, pies, and Ukrainian specialties like borscht—hot and meaty, or cold, with buttermilk, cucumbers, and hard-boiled eggs—and bigos, a hearty “hunter’s stew” of kielbasa, pork shoulder, and cabbage. This place has seen it all from being a newsstand serving soup and sandwiches to one of the best places to eat in new york city.
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