Designed by architect Emery Roth in 1929. Italian Renaissance style. Prices range from $2.5MM-$31MM (w/maximum allowable financing of 50%). Famous tenants include Jerry Seinfeld. More info in our blog Read more.
The best concert auditorium in NYC hosts the world’s greatest orchestras, instrumentalists and singers. Lately, prominent world-music acts and even rock bands have been added to the mix. Read more.
Last of 5 forts built in NYC for War of 1812. Erected by students of Columbia University. Site of NY Aquarium until 1941. Now host to ferries to Liberty and Ellis Islands. More info avail via our blog Read more.
Check the AIA New York calendar of events & come listen to some of the greatest architects in the world give talks and moderated lectures. Read more.
If you’re into architecture, check out the original elements from the National Biscuit Company that still remain on site like ornate classical ironwork and mosaic monograms over 15th Street entryways. Read more.
For a sans-tourist view of the NYC skyline, tell security you're going to Zen Dentistry on the 69th floor. Once there, ask if they take your insurance. While they research, enjoy the view & take pics Read more.
1st US Capitol. Washington took his oath for presidency here. Seen in movies Ghost and Kramer vs. Kramer. Statue outside by John Quincy Adams Ward (see pediment on NY Stock Exchg). More via our blog Read more.
Ghostbusters Building. Dana Barrett lived on 22nd floor. Buddy the Elf's dad lived here too. 1930 bldg with brick that gets lighter going up to give impression of constant sun. Read more in our blog. Read more.
Until 2007 this was the site of oldest stable in NYC which provided riding lessons since 1889. Riders could rent horses to ride in Central Park. Kennedys learned to ride here. More info in our blog Read more.
The best place to forget that you’re in NYC is crammed with gardens, forests and other quiet nooks that are perfect for chilling out. No visit here is complete without a stop by the Cloisters. Read more.
Look west to see the august face of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, or stop at the northern end of the island to gaze at lower Manhattan and the recently topped-off One World Trade Center. Read more.
An indie park, an anti-campus. Chelsea boys, JDaters, and pretty women, dressed in rompers, promenade in front of people-watchers, perched like fashion editors on wooden benches. Read more.
Lincoln Center is a group of buildings that holds one of the largest complexes for performing arts.The complex is also very worth seeing even if you’re not interested in performing arts. Read more.
The Boathouse is one of those surreally rural-feeling places. Were it not for the eclectic, oh-so Manhattan clientele & those skyscraper glimpses, you could easily forget that you were in the city. 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.
Art-Deco twin-towered apartment complex. Built 1930-31. In Mar-2010 Conan O'Brien had his 17th/18th story penthouse on market for $35MM which included 8 baths & 7 bedroom. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.
World-class performances aside, the Met boasts NYC's must stunning chandeliers. The 2009 restoration of the lobby's starbursts was underwritten by Swarovski -- so you know they're gonna sparkle. Read more.
The best place to gawk at priceless art has a collection that is seemingly endless, spanning creepy Egyptian tombs to the shimmering Impressionist paintings to an unparalleled costume collection. 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.
At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. Read more.
Manage your Library account on the go! Download our free iPhone app and register at nypl.bibliocommons.com. Read more.
1 World Trade Center will reach the symbolic height of 1776 feet becoming the tallest building in the United States. Read more.
Where Cary Grant got into trouble in North by Northwest - and Eloise frolicked. Once NYC's most famous luxury hotel, now a hybrid hotel/condo. It was glorious in the 1960s, a bit shabby in the 2000s. 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.
"Royal Tenenbaum bought the house on Archer Avenue," claims Wes Anderson's film, but if you're heading south from the 375th Street Y, we suggest stopping by the corner of 144th and Convent instead. Read more.
1902 95 foot tall monument dedicated to New Yorkers who participated in Civil War. Original design titled "Temple of Fame" based upon Choragic Monument in Athens. Learn more about site via our blog. 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.
In 1938, workmen laid down a new 2,295-square-foot rug in the lobby, “stopping only to extricate a workman who had fallen into its folds.” Read more.