The lost and found in this once glorious transit hub took in more than fifteen hundred umbrellas in 1947, according to a Talk of the Town story. Read more.
Here on the observation deck of the Empire State building, Meg Ryan meets Tom Hanks for the first time after being setup by his son on a call-in radio show in 1993's "Sleepless in Seattle." Read more.
The best view of NYC offers a stunning panorama. From the midpoint of the massive suspension bridge, there are spectacular sight lines of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and lower Manhattan. Read more.
See the Dinosaurs (especially T-Rex) and the Blue Whale Read more.
The music here is amazing! The list of great artist who have played the Blue Note is phenomenal. The place itself .. not so much. Somewhat of a cave. But I always enjoy it anyway :) Read more.
Through an unmarked (and locked, sorry) door on the 102nd-floor observation deck is a narrow terrace that was once intended to be a docking station for airships moored to the mast Read more.
The giant anchorages of this suspension bridge were supposed to double as shopping arcades. The inside of each features the same Gothic design as the towers, plus 50-foot-high cathedral ceilings. Read more.
Your request for a book used to be shot throughout the building via giant brass pneumatic tubes. Now obsolete, the pipes can still be viewed at the clerk’s desk in the third-floor catalog room. Read more.
Look left when inbound or right when outbound on the upper level to see Track 61, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt old private platform. His armor-clad train car is still there. Read more.
Thank publisher Joseph Pulitzer—yes, that Pulitzer—for stimulating enough American donations to pay for Lady Liberty’s pedestal. His statue is at the walkway near the left entrance to the statue. Read more.
Ride vintage wooden escalators dating back to 1902. Look for them on the Broadway side of the shop between the eighth and ninth floors. Read more.
When the New York Times moved into offices at Broadway and 42nd Street on Dec 31, 1904, it threw a party so legendary that New Yorkers started to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square every year. Read more.
New Yorkers used to celebrate New Year’s Eve here until the New York Times threw the mother of all ragers at their new Times Square offices in 1904. We’ve been going back ever since. True story. Read more.
Take the Stage Door Tour to see the 20-foot-high domed ceilings and Art Deco flourishes of Roxy’s Suite, built for vaudeville producer Samuel Lionel “Roxy” Rothafel. Read more.
Greenlight is a newcomer to the Brooklyn indie bookstore scene. Great staff, great selection, and make sure to check out their excellent author readings. Check out other great indie bookstores here: Read more.
The Spears Building on West 22nd Street featured loading docks that led right onto the High Line. Those docks now help support the 22nd Street Seating Steps in the park's second section. Read more.
The main concourse boasts a hidden staircase that’s used by Grand Central employees. You can see the brass cylinder that conceals the steel steps in the center of the information booth. Read more.
The museum sponsored Robert Peary’s expedition to the North Pole, and in Greenland he discovered the largest buried meteorite in the world, Cape York. Three chunks of it are on display here. Read more.
See the old City Hall stop, one of NYC’s most majestic stations with vaulted ceilings and Art Nouveau skylights. Stay on the downtown 6 as it passes through the station on its way to the uptown track. Read more.
A vacant storefront was transformed into a makeup shop for The Smurfs movie. It was so convincing that passersby actually tried to enter it. Read more.
A special stop in Times Square! Be sure to leave enough time to check out all three floors... There are so many wonderful little gems, particularly if you have small children to buy for! Read more.
Knowing her son's love of Christmas trees, Kevin McCallister's mom heads straight to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to reunite with her lost son in 1992's "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" Read more.