Grand Central Terminal

87 E 42nd St (btwn Vanderbilt & Park Ave), New York, NY 10017
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
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  • "... cheese cake and the oysters bar the best" (31 tips)
  • "... to check out the whispering gallery." (15 tips)
  • "... room. Oh, and the Apple Store of course." (32 tips)
  • Gossip Girl

    This is where it all begins. Or ends. Where S returned from boarding school, where B headed to Yale, and where D and S struck up an unlikely romance. (I Will Always Love You) Read more

    Gossip Girl · May 6, 2010
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  • HISTORY

    The 67 tracks are numbered according to their geographic location in the terminal building rather than the trains' destinations, because all of the trains terminate at Grand Central.

    HISTORY · March 30, 2010
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  • Lucky Magazine

    Have time to kill? The closest thing to a mall in NYC, the shops at Grand Central Station run the gamut from high-end lingerie to French pastries.

    Lucky Magazine · February 12, 2010
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  • Time Out New York

    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

    Time Out New York · November 23, 2011
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  • Time Out New York

    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

    Time Out New York · November 23, 2011
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  • TOOTIT.com O.

    Spot someone that looks good and then don't talk to them because that's what you were going to do anyway!

    TOOTIT.com O. · October 19, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Light streaming through the windows sets this cinematic shot of Grand Central Terminal, snapped in 1937! Read more

    The New York Daily News · November 23, 2010
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  • Matthew K.

    Grand Central is one of the oldest US train stations still standing. Unequivocal beauty and amazing architecture. Even if you're not going anywhere go inside and just look around!

    Matthew K. · March 24, 2009
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  • Saint Ian S.

    Go to the grand hall and look up!

    Saint Ian S. · February 21, 2010
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  • Walgreens

    Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using public transportation. Especially during flu season. There’s a way to stay well.

    Walgreens · June 17, 2011
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Here's Alfred Hitchcock shooting "North by Northwest" at Grand Central Terminal in 1958, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · November 23, 2010
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  • naveen

    a secret, in the form of a new york minute: metro-north trains leave roughly one minute after the posted departure time. do you dare test this theory? Read more

    naveen · November 26, 2009
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  • andrew b.

    visit the whispering gallery with a friend.

    andrew b. · April 12, 2009
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  • Devin A. B.

    Look at the ceiling in the Main Concourse. A single dark patch remains above the Michael Jordan Steakhouse, left untouched by renovators to remind visitors of the grime that once covered the ceiling.

    Devin A. B. · March 31, 2010
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  • David L.

    Best place to just people watch.

    David L. · December 22, 2009
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  • naveen

    GCTs Whispering Gallery (in front of the Oyster Bar). Take someone cute so she can hear your sweet nothings

    naveen · January 28, 2009
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  • Tom G.

    Always arrange to meet friends at The Clock.

    Tom G. · December 23, 2009
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  • City of New York

    Did you know? Famed tight rope walker, Philippe Petit walked the length of a wire stretched high above Grand Central’s Main Concourse in 1987.

    City of New York · May 13, 2013
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  • New York Habitat

    Wide open spaces, sweeping high ceilings with beautiful artwork, and incredible architecture. Find and test out the whispering gallery in front of the Oyster Bar, a fascinating architectural oddity.

    New York Habitat · November 2, 2011
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  • Sean H.

    See you if you can find the one piece of ceiling they left uncleaned as a reminder

    Sean H. · November 3, 2009
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  • 30 Minutes Or Less

    Ask her out as you step on the train. If she turns you down, you’ve already secured a quick getaway. #DontBlowIt

    30 Minutes Or Less · July 1, 2011
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  • mark m.

    Go to the GC Market. You will be amazed at the selection.

    mark m. · January 11, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    Some 2,000 commuters hold their breath as they crowd Grand Central Terminal to watch huge TV screen showing liftoff off the Gemini 3 spaceship in 1965! Read more

    The New York Daily News · November 23, 2010
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  • City of New York

    The world's largest Tiffany clock, measuring 14 feet in diameter, resides at the center of the sculptural group at Grand Central's 42nd Street entrance.

    City of New York · February 4, 2013
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  • Crunch Gym

    Got time before your train? Get moving by walking up the stairs on both sides of the terminal. Then head downstairs and pick-up a healthy snack from the market. Then sit back and enjoy your ride.

    Crunch Gym · September 17, 2010
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  • Louis Vuitton

    Welcoming over 750 thousand people a day, this station was once the largest indoor space in America. Today, get some shopping done for your trip while you wait!

    Louis Vuitton · April 5, 2012
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  • Chevrolet

    Often called "Grand Central Station," which is technically the nearby Post Office, there are 44 platforms, 67 tracks and it covers 48 acres.

    Chevrolet · September 20, 2010
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  • Algonquin Hotel

    Be one of the 750,000 people passing through Grand Central Terminal daily.

    Algonquin Hotel · October 1, 2010
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  • Jimmy A.

    Learn the difference between Grand Central Terminal and Grand Central Station. Impress your friends!

    Jimmy A. · April 5, 2010
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  • Alicia Keys

    We got to jam out in the subway of Grand Central Station while filming this video!! The acoustics in there were CRAZY! ;-)

    Alicia Keys · February 7, 2012
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  • Suman G.

    In inclement weather, use the passageway on the west side of the station to walk undergroud and emerge at 45th & Madison...or use the Northeast or Northwest Passages to get all the way to 47th St

    Suman G. · January 6, 2010
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  • City of New York

    The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Grand Central as a historical landmark on August 2, 1967.

    City of New York · August 23, 2013
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  • Martine B.

    You have to check out the secret speakeasy called the Campbell Apartment--very cool hidden jem.

    Martine B. · March 30, 2010
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  • City of New York

    Look up! The beautiful astronomical mural on the Main Concourse’s ceiling depicts the Mediterranean sky during the October to March zodiac and features 2,500 stars.

    City of New York · February 11, 2013
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  • Brian W.

    If you need a quick bite to eat, head downstairs to Two Boots for a slice and a Coke. Read more

    Brian W. · February 5, 2010
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  • MoMA

    Grand Central Terminal is a MoMA: Landmarks of Modern Architecture Scavenger Hunt location! Show your checkin at MoMA (6/17-7/31) to receive $5 off 1 regular admission ticket! http://bit.ly/13Acm3l

    MoMA · June 17, 2013
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  • Joe B.

    Always arrive early. Always be prepared. Don't stand and stare at the constellations like a tourist.

    Joe B. · December 24, 2009
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  • iHeartRadio

    Forget your MP3 player and want to listen to free music? Download iheartradio on your BB, iPhone or Android. Access 750+ radio stations from across the country for FREE!

    iHeartRadio · September 27, 2010
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  • Pop Art NYC

    Even lifelong New Yorkers are unaware of one of the city’s best kept secrets — the tennis courts above Grand Central Terminal. 3rd Floor (take the elevator!)

    Pop Art NYC · April 16, 2011
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  • City of New York

    In 1947, over 65 million people - the equivalent of 40% of the US population had traveled the rails via Grand Central Terminal.

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
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  • Travel + Leisure

    For the city’s freshest selection of oysters, head downstairs to the beloved Oyster Bar, which has been serving up briny shellfish (and chowders and fresh fish) under a vaulted tiled roof for decades.

    Travel + Leisure · July 30, 2012
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  • Pace University

    Want to take the train downtown... would you also like a seat??? Then take the 6 train...it's not as fast as the 4 or 5 but it will get you there.

    Pace University · October 15, 2010
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  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular

    Gaze up at the magical ceiling and guess which stars Santa passes on his sleigh.

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  • The Transit Navigator

    Station, shopping, market, food, transit museum annex; what's not to love? Plus, future plans include an Apple Store and Shake Shack. Then, it's your one-stop (get it?) destination for everything NY!

    The Transit Navigator · September 24, 2011
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  • Peter S.

    Stop being in my way.

    Peter S. · November 11, 2011
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  • MM

    The constellations on the ceiling are depicted backwards. Although a mistake, the Vanderbilts claimed this was to provide God's view of the stars.

    MM · July 27, 2010
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Over 150,000 commuters race through this century-old hall daily. Don’t follow them: Take time to see the Beaux-Arts architecture inside and out. - Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · February 19, 2013
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  • H&M

    Just getting into the city for FNO 2012? Head over to our store on 1328 Broadway & (s)hop on or (s)hop off around town with us! Enjoy 30% off your favorite item from 6pm - 11pm!

    H&M · September 6, 2012
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  • Patrick A.

    Loop up at the northwest corner of the ceiling in the grand concourse and find the strip of grime the cleaners left to remind us how dirty gct once was.

    Patrick A. · April 24, 2010
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  • Avi S.

    Best oysters in the city are at Oyster Bar

    Avi S. · February 5, 2010
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